October 27, 2014

Article: A Week with Apple Pay

I’ve been using Apple Pay for about a week, and apart from the general attitude that it “isn’t any easier than swiping a physical card” that most of the dismissive folks have said, I think it shows great promise. Although the footprint of retailers that I visit who accept it is quite small (at least as far as I’m concerned), the ones that do, and its use of the relative non-proprietary technology has me excited…

October 22, 2014

Review: CoolStream Duo

CoolStream DuoAbout a year ago, we took a look at Auris’s freeDa, a small Bluetooth receiver that connected to most 30-pin Dock Connector-equipped accessories, allowing you to stream audio over Bluetooth. In the time since, there have been even more competitors (not that the freeDa was the first), one of which is the CoolStream Duo, a $40 music receiver that tries to do a few key things well.

October 21, 2014

Review: Dash

DashIt’s rare when an app is available for Android first, and then slowly makes its way to iOS. I was intrigued when I first heard about Dash, a longtime free favorite in the do-it-yourself car data recording world for Android users becoming available for Android a few months ago. Even though the app is free, it does require a compatible interface to connect to your car, and challenged me to give setting up my own system a try.

October 20, 2014

News: Apple Reports Q4 Results

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ending September 27, 2014. In the conference call, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share…

October 16, 2014

Special: Apple October Event Coverage

I don’t want to sound smug, but today’s Apple event was the first in a long time that I had completely guessed ahead of time (complete with an annoying iMessage to my dad before and after, since he was indirectly following while watching CNBC). That being said, let’s take a look at some of the updates, which all were quite positive…