January 27, 2015

News: Apple Reports Q1 Results

Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ending December 27, 2014. In the conference call, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share…

January 17, 2015

Article: Down

As someone who is interested in technology, I often find myself lusting after gadgets that I don’t really need. While I feel like most purchases have been justified, there’s always the chance that something I purchase will end up sitting idle on a shelf or in a box after a few weeks or months. Last week, I learned a bit about how the idea of a fitness tracker really doesn’t appeal to me as much as I thought it would…

January 13, 2015

Review: CoolStream Bluetooth Receiver

CoolStream Bluetooth ReceiverWe reviewed CoolStream’s Duo a few months ago and have enjoyed most of its features and usability, but were curious about some of the other models in the lineup. As such, we took a look at the original version of CoolStream’s Bluetooth receiver, which sells for about $10 less than the Duo at $30. Is it worth saving a few bucks?

January 9, 2015

Review: Griffin iTrip Aux

Griffin iTrip AuxIf you were reading this site back in 2008, you might remember that we reviewed Griffin’s AutoPilot, a combination car charger/remote/audio interface for iPods, and later iPhones. For cars without dedicated iPod interfaces, but auxiliary inputs (or using a cassette adapter—this was 2008), this was a great one-cable connection that would charge the device and pull the arguably better line out signal. With the introduction of the iPhone 5, newer cars, Bluetooth audio streaming, and USB-capable car stereos, the AutoPilot started to seem unnecessary. That being said, Griffin has introduced its spiritual successor, the $50 iTrip Aux, an AutoPilot for the Lightning age…