Why I ditched iOS and what I miss

When the Apple Watch was first announced, I defended it from its critics.  Its pricing was not out of line with comparable products or other iOS devices. Even a failure for Apple would still be a success for most other companies. People thought the iPad would fail too. I believed my own hype. That all…

Wish List: New Features for Apple's Yosemite and iOS 8

When Tim Cook steps on stage at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, he will likely share the expected news of the iPhone 6, which will come in two bigger form factors, and the long-rumored iWatch. Wearable technology and bigger phones always seemed kind of like superfluous upgrades but, as a recent Fitbit convert, the iWatch…

This Awesome Week June 22-28 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.   Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Karissa Pukas, a fashion blogger on Youtube  who hails from the Great White North. Check out her on Instagram here.   Sports roundup The World Cup is happening and the USMNT has made it…

Crash Test: iOS 8, Yosemite

If you are a developer or just an early adopter with an iOS Developers License who is considering upgrading your iPhone to the iOS 8 beta released yesterday,  we tested a bunch of different apps to see how they fared. For the most part, the apps were OK. Some had minor issues, which is to be expected at such an early…

Go Gold Prospecting on Your Tablet

The new kid on the gaming block, SomaSim, is building its future on California’s past. Today, the independent studio released its first game, titled 1849. It is a simulation game which transports players back to the era of California’s gold rush. Users are tasked with building up cities in the Golden State, creating textiles, and opening up trade routes to other towns. Built in…

Touch Screens Are Dead, Long Live the Touchpad

While Apple and Google are hard at work integrating their operating systems into car entertainment systems, Audi has already perfected the hardware. The idea of iOS mirroring on your touch screen and functioning similarly to your iPhone may seem appealing but there are flaws in the concept. For starters, touch screens in cars are hardly as precise or responsive as they…

Amazon Joins Device Fray; To Offer Free Streaming Service?

Last night, we reported on Roku’s new Streaming Stick. Then we discovered a report from The Hollywood Reporter that Amazon is jumping into the streaming device game. “Amazon has invited media to attend an event in New York on April 2 where it is expected to announce plans for a streaming-video device similar to an…

Google Goes Prêt-à-Porter

At some point, a Google executive took a look at someone wearing Google Glass and had an involuntary response of “Oh shit.” Let’s face it, nobody looks good wearing Google Glass. Not Eric Schmidt. Not your rich, douchebag neighbor. I don’t even think Kate Upton could pull it off. So, how is Google supposed to…

CarPlay comes to iOS7

Last week, we questioned if Apple would make the same mistake twice by keeping Google Maps out of CarPlay. Today, we get one step closer to finding out that answer, as Apple released iOS7.1 for download. From Apple’s Update site: iOS 7.1 is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features. Apple CarPlay…

This Awesome Week March 2-8, 2014

Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was. Ellen hosts the Oscars, it was ehh I was able to hang in for an hour, then “True Detectives” came on. [CNN.com] [Popwatch.ew.com] This week in history March 2nd-1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. 1962-Wilt Chamberlain…