February 19, 2015

News: Apple Starts 2011-2013 MacBook Pro Repair Program

Got a fussy 15-inch or 17-inch MacBook Pro from the last couple of years? Some graphics-related issues have been well-documented, and Apple is finally doing something about it. Machines sold between February 2011 and December 2013 may be eligible for a new repair program that will cover issues between now and February 27, 2016 or now and three years from the original purchase date, whichever is longer. This does not affect the 13 inch model nor the MacBook Airs…

February 6, 2015

Article: Will Anyone Learn From Hacks?

I’ve been thinking about Anthem’s data breach over the last couple of days, especially since I know quite a few people that are potentially affected. As someone who eats, sleeps, and breaths technology, I was frustrated and angry about the situation and how it’s yet another data breach. Each time some sort of security issue is announced, it seems progressively worse, and I’m wondering why companies don’t seem to be learning, and lawmakers would rather ignore the issue…

February 3, 2015

Review: CoolStream Car Chat Plus

CoolStream Car Chat PlusPreviously, we’ve looked at some of CoolStream’s prior products, including the well-liked and versatile Duo as Bluetooth options for existing audio setups. While the Duo works nicely in just about any car, it doesn’t provide an all-in-one setup for those who are starting from scratch. Ideally, you’d still need to provide some way to charge your phone and a 30-pin Dock Connector cable for charging the Duo when the battery eventually runs out. Instead, CoolStream has introduced the Car Chat Plus, a $36 device that combines a Bluetooth receiver, charger, and speakerphone in one…