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  • Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

    Facebook Messenger For Apple Watch Officially Launches

    During Apple’s keynote in September, they announced that Facebook Messenger would be coming to the Apple Watch, as long as you’ve updated to watchOS 2. Well, it’s here. You can now share things like voice clips, likes and stickers from your Apple Watch. From my experience, little interactions like this are what works best on the Watch. I’ve found that as soon as I have… Read More

  • Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    Apple’s Moment On The Catwalk Is Here

    If you, like Andy Sachs, don’t believe that fashion is important, Apple just gave you a nudge in the right direction. While not many particularly cared, the first Apple Watch Hermès is a harbinger of something quite interesting. First, a bit about the watch. The only real difference, aside from the fancy new faces, is a leather band that comes in two permutations, single and double. This… Read More

  • This Is The Automatic Skittles Sorter Apple Should Have Launched

    This Is The Automatic Skittles Sorter Apple Should Have Launched

    Worst. Keynote. Ever. Amirite? Absolutely. If Apple had any smarts they would have released this 3D-printed automatic Skittles sorter. Instead we got a bunch of walled garden stuff we don’t need or want. Ugh. This sorter, created by Nathan Peterson, uses an LED light to assess the Skittle color and then pops it into the proper hopper. Sadly, because of the number of colors, the system… Read More

  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More

  • Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

    Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Audio Quality Cheapskates

    Last week I got a 16GB Creative Zen V Plus, the first flash-based MP3 player to move past the 8GB mark (aside from players with microSD card slots). And we’ll be seeing a 16GB iPod nano before the holidays. Aside from simply holding more songs, more flash means those tiny players can hold bigger and better-sounding digital files, which is right on time for the glut of DRM-free… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Can Apple Afford to Slacker?

    Radio gives you two important things: It keeps you from getting in a musical rut, and you don’t have to make any decisions about what to listen to next. Now that customizable Internet radio services like and Slacker are all the rage, the time has never been better for Apple to let iPod users get a piece of the action. I smell an iPod + Slacker partnership now that Apple got… Read More

  • Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset Review

    Apple’s first foray into Bluetooth headsets has hit the market, making barely a plink in the ocean of iPhone news so far. I unboxed and tested the discreet little black stick-bud: It still makes me look like a douchebag (all Bluetooth headsets do), but it works well and comes with some pretty cool accessories. It’s a significant investment, but if you already dropped $600 plus… Read More

  • Apples Settle Beatles Trademark Dispute

    <img src=" Apple Inc., makers of the ubiquitous iPod, and Apple Corps, guardians of Beatles' material, today settled their longstanding trademark feud. The companies have been embroiled in litigation over rights to the name for roughly 20 years. While there was no official announcement of Beatles availability on iTunes… Read More

  • Multi-Touch Technology And Where It's Going Next…Oh And Apple Didn't Invent It Either!

    Like everyone else who listened to Jobs’ keynote last week, I was tickled pink to see the touch screen iPod finally be released. And I almost wet myself and shrieked with glee like a little school girl when Stevie boy announced the touch-screen iPod combined with the highly rumored iPhone. Just ask my co-workers because they thought I was having some sort of seizure or joygasm. I was… Read More

  • iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    While I was exploring MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco, I finally ventured into a little area where the iPhone slumbered in its own little case. After fighting through the crowd of golems and hobbits to get closer to the phone, I finally got to take some close up shots of the sexiest cell phone I’ve ever seen. Everything on the iPhone looks top notch, but can anyone say smudge/scratch central? Read More