April 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - So what do you give to the leader of the free world? If you're German Chancellor Angela Merkel, you might hint that Obama could work on his putting. Merkel presented an estimated $1,400 in putting gear, including a pair of Kramski putters (complete with head covers) and the book “The Kramski Putt Philosophy.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appealed to Obama's other favorite sport with a basketball signed by the 2010-2011 Toronto Raptors, a team that finished the season with a 22-60 record - including a 1-3 record against Obama's Chicago Bulls.
April 5, 2013 |
The tech industry has been buzzing in recent weeks about the sudden burst of announcements about wearable computing, and in particular about rumors that Apple is working on some kind of iWatch. But in the view of some Apple fans, such a gadget wouldn't be Apple's first watch. As far as they're concerned, Apple already released -- and then withdrew -- its first watch when it introduced the 6 th generation of its iPod Nano in 2010. STORY: Waiting for Apple's iWatch As part of a larger story about Apple's iWatch plans, I spoke with Scott Wilson, a Chicago-based designer who has been involved in various ways with smartwatch efforts over the years.
March 5, 2013 |
Would the iPhone have sold as well if it was called the "TelePod"? Apple Inc.'s former advertising lead Ken Segall told a college marketing class that the Cupertino company considered naming its phone the TelePod because it sounded like a futuristic twist on the word "telephone" and had similarities to Apple's iPod, which was very popular at the time. Speaking to students at the University of Arizona, Segall also said Apple considered some other names, including iPad, which the company eventually used for its tablet instead.
February 13, 2013 |
HBO has updated its HBO Go apps for the iPhone and iPad to enable them to stream content to the Apple TV. The app update, released Tuesday afternoon, adds Apple's AirPlay feature, which lets users push content from their Apple smartphone or tablet, as well the iPod Touch, to the Apple TV. The addition of AirPlay was announced by HBO Co-President Eric Kessler at a conference in Dana Point sponsored by the website AllThingsD. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 “Our long-term goal for Go is to be on all devices and all platforms,” Kessler said, according to AllThingsD . Earlier this year reports also said HBO Go will be coming directly to the Apple TV, but that was not announced Tuesday.
December 13, 2012 |
As if Apple bringing back Google Maps wasn't enough news today, now iPhone users also will have access to movies and TV shows from Amazon.com. The Seattle-based online retailer announced early Thursday the arrival of the Amazon Instant Video app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With the app, users can gain access to any video content they have purchased or rented from Amazon.com. However, they cannot make any new purchases or rents from the app itself. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech products of 2012 With the app, Amazon Prime members also gain access to the company's Prime Instant Video catalog, which includes more than 30,000 pieces of content available to watch whenever they wish.
October 21, 2012 |
The longtime travel deal website Hotwire has released a mobile hotel app. Name: Hotwire Available for: iPhone and iPod Touch What it does: Offers instant access to hotel deals in 3,145 cities and 61 countries. You can see the hotel rating, price, amenities, general location and whether it's recommended by other customers, but you won't find out which hotel you've booked until after your credit card is charged. Cost: Free What's hot: Using the app is simple and easy - it takes only four clicks to book your hotel room.