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  • News: iOS 7.1.1 makes in-app purchases clear in Top Grossing chart

    22 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Nick Guy

    Along with minor tweaks and bug fixes, today’s release of iOS 7.1.1 sees Apple continuing to make it clear which apps support in-app purchases. Now, the Top Grossing chart in the App Store lists when an app has in-app purchases.…
  • Review: Pelican ProGear Voyager for iPhone 5/5s

    22 April 2014, 4:28 pm by: Nick Guy

    Much like CE1150, Voyager splits vertically. It’s mostly plastic, but augmented with rubber for extra shock absorption. The soft material can be found in two horizontal strips across the back, as well as the border where the two pieces meet, and lining the…
  • Review: ZeroChroma Vario-Edge for iPhone 5/5c/5s + Vortex for iPhone 5c

    22 April 2014, 3:24 pm by: Nick Guy

    Vario-Edge is composed of two pieces: a TPU bumper, and the stand mechanism, located south of center on the back. By definition, a bumper is a simple style of case, but this one shows some nice attention to detail. The button coverage is great, for example,…
  • First Look: Logitech Hinge for iPad Air

    22 April 2014, 2:36 pm by: Nick Guy

    Having previously focused largely on producing keyboard cases, Logitech today introduced a handful of new iPad folios. Among them is Hinge for iPad Air ($60); an iPad mini edition is also available. The outside of the case is a cool gray polyester fabric,…
  • First Look: Logitech Turnaround for iPad Air

    22 April 2014, 2:35 pm by: Nick Guy

    Having mostly produced keyboard cases in the past, Logitech today introduced a handful of new iPad folios. Among them is Turnaround for iPad Air ($60); an iPad mini edition is also available. Made of a vinyl-like polyurethane material, the lid continues around…
  • News: Apple releases iOS 7.1.1

    22 April 2014, 1:01 pm by: Nick Guy

    iOS 7.1.1, an update to Apple’s mobile operating system, is now available for download. The update lists improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition, the virtual keyboard, and Bluetooth keyboard usage.…
  • News: Apps: 1Password 4.5, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Health Mate 2.0 + WeMo 1.5.1

    22 April 2014, 11:58 am by: Phil Dzikiy

    AgileBits is calling its newest version of 1Password ($9) its biggest update ever — an apt time for it, considering the catastrophic Heartbleed bug. The password manager and secure wallet app has been rebuilt for speed and productivity in version 4.5.…
  • First Look: Ele eleMount

    22 April 2014, 11:51 am by: Nick Guy

    Made of machined aluminum, Ele's eleMount ($80) is a mount option that uses sticky pads to hold any iDevice. Shaped like a barbell standing on one of its edges, the mount tapers in towards the middle, where the two ends meet at a ball joint. Both flat ends are…
  • Mac: Lytro Illum

    22 April 2014, 11:48 am by: Nick Guy

    When Lytro’s Light Field Camera came on the market a few years ago, the concept seemed really cool: unlike traditional cameras, this one allowed you to focus your pictures after you took them. Having tested the hardware, though, we weren’t thrilled with…
  • Review: JBL Synchros S300i Stereo Headphones

    22 April 2014, 11:31 am by: Jeremy Horwitz

    Synchros S300i is effectively a fully wired version of the wireless S400BT. While the designs aren’t completely identical, they have a lot in common: plasticky circular earcups that straddle the line between “on-ear” and “over-ear” by using soft…
  • Review: AKG K845BT Over-Ear Bluetooth Headset

    22 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Jeremy Horwitz

    Synchros S300i is effectively a fully wired version of the wireless S400BT. While the designs aren’t completely identical, they have a lot in common: plasticky circular earcups that straddle the line between “on-ear” and “over-ear” by using soft…
  • News: Apple Reuse & Recycling program expands to iPad

    22 April 2014, 11:14 am by: Phil Dzikiy

    Apple has expanded its in-store Reuse & Recycling program to iPad, 9to5Mac reports. Previously, only iPhones could be traded in for credit toward other iPhones. Now, iPads can be traded in for credit, and credit from iPhones and iPads can be applied to a newer…
  • First Look: Robocat Thermodo

    22 April 2014, 10:32 am by: Nick Guy

    One of the things iOS is great at is helping people collect data -- there are apps and hardware that help track everything from fitness to finances. Now, Robocat is adding temperature to that list with Thermodo ($30-$45). Available in black, red, or white…
  • News: Apple offering free recycling of used products in stores

    22 April 2014, 9:34 am by: Phil Dzikiy

    Apple is now offering free recycling for all of its used products in its retail stores, the Associated Press reports. Previously, only some devices could be recycled in-store. The company will still give out gift cards for devices with monetary value.…
  • News: Report: 5.5” ‘iPhone Air’ may not be seen until 2015

    22 April 2014, 9:20 am by: Phil Dzikiy

    Apple’s rumored 5.5” iPhone may not hit the market until 2015 due to battery issues, according to Taiwan’s Commercial Times. The phone — referred to in the report as “iPhone Air” — supposedly needs a battery that’s 2mm or less in thickness.…
  • News: Apple interviewing candidates for mobile payment service

    21 April 2014, 3:55 pm by: Phil Dzikiy

    Apple has been interviewing senior payments industry executives as the company looks to move forward with its own mobile payments service, Re/Code reports. The company is looking to hire for two new positions — head of product and head of business…
  • Review: JBL Voyager Home Audio System With Portable Wireless Speaker

    21 April 2014, 3:29 pm by: Jeremy Horwitz

    To oversimplify these two speakers, Voyager looks like a circle and Esquire like a rounded-off square, close in width while varying considerably in all other regards. Voyager is around 8” in front diameter and 4.5” deep, tapering to a 4.5” rear circle,…
  • Review: Harman Kardon Esquire Executive Portable Wireless Speaker

    21 April 2014, 3:25 pm by: Jeremy Horwitz

    To oversimplify these two speakers, Voyager looks like a circle and Esquire like a rounded-off square, close in width while varying considerably in all other regards. Voyager is around 8” in front diameter and 4.5” deep, tapering to a 4.5” rear circle,…
  • News: Apple launches environmental responsibility campaign

    21 April 2014, 1:27 pm by: Phil Dzikiy

    Apple has launched a new environmental responsibility campaign with a revamped environmental webpage on its site. The new site includes a short film, “Better,” narrated by CEO Tim Cook. “But now, more than ever, we will work to leave the world better…
  • Mac: Bluelounge Jimi

    21 April 2014, 11:56 am by: Jeremy Horwitz

    Apple’s decision to hide the USB ports on the back of its iMac computers makes connectivity a little challenging for detachable accessories such as flash drives—reaching around to the back every time you want to attach or detach something can be…

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