January 30, 2014

Article: Selling Motorola

Yesterday, it was announced that Google would be selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, about two years after initially purchasing the company, selling its cable box business, and releasing two arguably nice products (the Moto X and Moto G). The kicker is that Motorola was purchased for $12.5 billion and the remnants were sold for $2.91 billion…

January 29, 2014

Review: CoolStream Portable Bluetooth Speaker

CoolStream Portable Bluetooth SpeakerA few weeks ago, we took a look at the CoolStream Duo, a device that adds Bluetooth compatibility to just about any kind of speaker or amplifier. What if you don’t have existing audio hardware and want to make your iOS device or Mac a bit louder? This time, we had a chance to try out CoolStream’s Portable Bluetooth Speaker, a $50 gadget that seeks to provide a very inexpensive alternative to products like Jawbone’s Jambox, Beats Audio Pill, or Logitech’s Ultimate Ears family…

January 28, 2014

Review: Realmac Software Ember

EmberIn the days that Macs featured rainbow-colored Apple logos, there was a handy tool that lived in the Apple Menu—the Scrapbook. The idea was that you could use it as a place for images, text, sounds, and other content that you could later paste in documents. Unfortunately, with the transition to OS X, Scrapbook didn’t make the cut. Realmac Software has sort of resurrected the idea with Ember, a $50 Mac app and free iOS app combo…

January 27, 2014

News: Apple Reports Q1 Results

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ending December 28, 2013. In the conference call, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share…

January 24, 2014

Special: The Mac at 30: Being Your Best

After spending a fair amount of time posting stories from everyone else, I was inspired to write a little about my experience with the Mac. Although I haven’t been using a Mac since day one, I had the chance to start with some of the earliest models and still have many. It’s been a fun day to read some old stories and appreciate how far technologically we have come since 1984…