September 17, 2013 |
Apple is getting ready to roll out iOS 7, but not all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches will be able to be upgraded with the new mobile operating system. IOS 7, which will be available to download for free on Wednesday, represents the most drastic redesign since the software rolled out with the iPhone in 2007. Besides a colorful new look, iOS 7 also comes with a batch of new useful features, including a nifty Control Center that users can access by swiping up from the bottom of their screen.
September 6, 2013 |
The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband is one of the latest entries in the growing field of wearable fitness tracking devices. The wristband, arriving on the heels of the Jawbone Up and the Nike Fuelband but priced lower at $99.95, is a cool little gadget that, like the others, motivates you to up your activity game. Unlike its predecessor, the Fitbit One, the Flex is a minimalist silicone bracelet that comes in small or large, black or slate, to be worn 24/7 so you're always on the hook.
August 30, 2013 |
Labor Day. Ah, that last holiday weekend of summer. Will you celebrate by sleeping in and lazing on the couch? Or grab a cold one and spend time with friends at a backyard barbecue? However you spend the long weekend-- whether it's for a few days at the beach, an overnight in the mountains or a staycation, here are a few gadgets to help you enjoy the final days of summer with ease and peace of mind. Summer's official end isn't for another few weeks, but you can use these gadgets well beyond Sept.
August 30, 2013 |
With a flurry of new tech devices expected soon , Wal-Mart is rolling back prices on popular gadgets, including the iPhone 5. The large retailer said Friday that it will now sell the popular Apple smartphone for $98 when customers buy a 16-gigabyte version with a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. Previously, Wal-Mart sold the device for $129. Wal-Mart is also cutting down the price of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for AT&T and Verizon to $138. Prior to the rollback, the retailer sold the AT&T version for $168 and the Verizon version cost $148.
August 11, 2013 |
On a recent afternoon, Homer Gaines hiked with girlfriend Tami Stillwell to the gusty peak of Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, bent down on one knee and slipped a topaz and white-sapphire ring on her finger, capturing the entire marriage proposal on a computerized device that he was wearing like a pair of glasses. Gaines, a 41-year-old Web developer from Fort Myers, Fla., is one of 10,000 "explorers" testing Glass, the much talked about hands-free wearable computing device from Google that lets users take photos and videos, make phone calls, send and receive text messages, search the Internet and get turn-by-turn directions.
July 28, 2013 |
If you are itching to switch on your iPad or Kindle reader while your plane taxis for takeoff, you are going to have to wait at least a little longer. A panel assembled by the Federal Aviation Administration to consider relaxing the rules on using portable electronic devices on airplanes has asked for more time to come up with its recommendations. The panel - made up of representatives from airlines, aircraft builders and electronics firms, as well as pilots, flight attendants and others - was scheduled to produce a recommendation by Wednesday.