Holiday Buying Guide 2014

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday season

By on November 26, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 smartphones this holiday season

People want electronics for the holidays now more than ever, with tablets and smartphones being some of the most popular gifts to get. While seemingly everyone wants an iPhone or iPad, there are other devices that are just as good.

With the National Retail Federation showing that the average person will spend more than $800 this year for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts, it’s important to make sure every dollar counts. As such, there are quite a few devices that aren’t worth your time and you should avoid buying for anyone, including your mortal enemies.

Here are three phones to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide 2014

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 tablets this holiday season

By on November 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 3 tablets this holiday season

Electronics seemingly become a bigger part of holiday gift shopping every year, with people expected to spend an average of more than $800 in 2014 on gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. Though most will want the latest iDevice to show to their friends, there are still many other options out there, including some you should stay away from to help make sure every dollar counts.

Here are three tablets to avoid buying this holiday season, at any cost, even if they’re free. More →

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Verizon FiOS Free Netflix Offer

FiOS is offering an amazing Netflix deal that might be too good to pass up

By on October 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

FiOS is offering an amazing Netflix deal that might be too good to pass up

Netflix and on-demand streaming have changed the way we watch movies and TV shows, sometimes letting us binge on an entire season at once. And if you live in New York City, you might be able to get access to it for a year, free. More →

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Google Express Shopping

Here’s why Google wants to know everything about you

By on October 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Here’s why Google wants to know everything about you

Google doesn’t just want you to search for products you want to buy anymore. It wants you to buy them with help from Google.

In a post on its official blog, Google announced that it is expanding its same-day shopping service, now known as Google Express, to Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C., adding another 7 million people to the 12 million people who have access to the service in Northern California. More →

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Mac Sales 2014

Apple still rules back-to-school

By on September 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple still rules back-to-school

During the back-to-school shopping period (July 4th through Labor Day week), Apple saw notebook sales rise 16% year over year as customers clamored for the latest MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, according to research firm NPD Group. Even more impressive is how well sales of Apple notebooks did in the final three weeks of the period, rising 27% year over year. That growth allowed Apple to capture 26.8% of the unit device share.

Overall, Mac OS-based products rose 14% year over year, partially helped by the recent price cuts and refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks Apple has instituted in recent months. More →

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Windows Phone App Gap

Windows Phone takes another small stumble forward

By on August 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Windows Phone takes another small stumble forward

Microsoft quietly announced  that it now has over 300,000 apps in its Windows Phone Store, with hundreds more added every day. While that certainly seems like a lot, and might make switching to a Windows Phone a bit easier, it has a long way to go to catch up to Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

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Amazon Fire Phone Sales

Amazon’s Fire Phone looks like 2014’s most epic flop

By on August 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Amazon’s Fire Phone looks like 2014’s most epic flop

Even though there was a lot of hype around the Amazon Fire Phone, customers just aren’t buying it, at least not yet. In a survey, R.W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian notes “muted demand” among potential smartphone buyers, especially ahead of the next iPhone launch that is reported to take place in the middle of next month. Of the 1,000 people who participated in the survey, only 5% of respondents said they would buy a Fire Phone, compared to 43.8% for an iPhone, 32.6% for Android phones (including Samsung, HTC, Nexus and others), 6.8% for a BlackBerry, and 5.3% for a Windows Phone. More →

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Flappy Bird Returns Amazon Fire TV

Now you finally have a way to play Flappy Bird again

By on August 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Now you finally have a way to play Flappy Bird again

Flappy Bird might have been the biggest mobile game of all time, causing a craze like no other game before it, nor since. However, the game was pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play after the founder became concerned it was too addictive. Now, it looks like the game is back. More →

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iWatch News

The iWatch’s ‘killer app’ might surprise us all

By on July 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

The iWatch’s ‘killer app’ might surprise us all

As speculation surrounding what Apple is going to do in wearable technology with its so-called iWatch grows, excitement is building. However, with watches from companies like Samsung, Motorola and others having seen mix results so far, investors, the media and consumers are wondering: what’s the best use case for it?

Voice messaging. More →

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BlackBerry Stock Price Analysis

What’s behind the bump at BlackBerry?

By on June 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

What’s behind the bump at BlackBerry?

BlackBerry has seen more than its share of tough times, but shares of the Waterloo, Ontario-based technology company have jumped more than 32% this year, led by optimism surrounding CEO John Chen and a hope that the company can slowly start to turn itself around. More →

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Apple HomeKit Details

Why Apple’s HomeKit announcement is much bigger than you think

By on June 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Why Apple’s HomeKit announcement is much bigger than you think

As part of yesterday’s WWDC 2014 keynote, Apple made an announcement about its move into the smart home space that didn’t get a lot of attention, but could open up the iPhone maker for humongous new opportunities as the “Internet of Things” becomes a reality. More →

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