Search Results

Results 41-60 of 457 for Chris Maxcer
CROWDFUNDING SPOTLIGHT

With Ampy, You’ll Get a Charge Out of Exercising

While some people are vaguely aware that movement can be converted into electrical energy -- think wrist watches or emergency crank flashlights -- a new Kickstarter project has created a small, wearable battery pack that can harness the kinetic motion of common humans and release it back into smartphones, smartwatches and other USB-powered electronic gadgets...

OPINION

Apple Is Confusing Tablet Leadership With Awesomeness

The new super thin iPad Air 2 is starting to get tepid reviews, most of which begrudgingly call it the "best tablet" in the market, while admitting it's boring. Instead of talking up all the great things about how it makes their lives better or fun, the focus is starting to turn to the glaringly obvious annoyances about what it doesn't do well at all. These criticisms aren't coming mainly from Apple haters -- they're coming from Apple's friends...

OPINION

The iPad Air 2 Reveals Chink in Apple’s Armor

With Thursday's introduction of the faster, thinner, goldier iPad Air 2, Apple has revealed a gap in its shiny armor. This gap is the place where competitors have a chance to attack ...

OPINION

Apple’s ‘Way Too Long’ Invite Lands With a Thud

Apple's pretty much annual October new product media event usually is preceded by a cute invitation sent to journalists. The invitation typically includes a phrase or graphic element that provides a vague clue to the secret agenda of the event ...

OPINION

The One Apple Watch Thing That Really Matters

While the cellphone, with its constantly updated and accurate clock, nearly killed the wristwatch, the Apple Watch gizmo actually will revive it. In fact, I think the attention that the Apple Watch will bring to our wrists will spark sales of traditional watches ...

How to Bring Out the Best of iOS 8’s Photography and Sharing Tricks

If you haven't yet taken the iOS 8 plunge, you may not know what you're missing. True, iOS 8 has the familiar iOS 7 look and feel, but it's chock full of both new and improved features and functionality. And it's free ...

How to Turbocharge Your iOS 8 Web-Surfing Experience

Think iOS 8 is just an expanded version of iOS 7? Take a closer look, and you might think again. For owners of iPhone models from the 4s to the 6 Plus, Apple has introduced not only improvements to familiar features but some altogether new -- and cool -- functionality ...

How to Tap Into iOS 8’s Best New Communication Features

Apple's iOS 8 is a free upgrade for iPhone owners who have an iPhone 4s up to the new behemoth iPhone 6 Plus. On the surface, iOS 8 looks a lot like iOS 7, but when you begin tapping down into it, there are dozens of new features and tweaks. ...

OPINION

The Dark Side of Apple Design: From Antennagate to Bendgate

When Apple -- which is clearly one of the world's best companies at design -- makes a misstep, it's amplified by a wild combination of user dismay and hater glee. Because there are millions of users and many haters, a design flaw can turn into an instant public relations tornado ...

OPINION

Early iPhone 6 Reviewers Might as Well Be Rating Vacuum Cleaners

With every new iPhone release, Apple delivers a handful of new iPhones to a select few industry journalists to review. How are those journalists and publications selected? First, they are known to appreciate the Apple aesthetic -- they have written dozens of positive reviews. No Apple haters allowed, which makes sense. It's important to set the stage for positive vibes when launching a new product -- a professional marketing launch with billions of dollars on the line is never organic...

OPINION

Apple Brings It

Apple on Tuesday rebuilt its iPhone foundation by introducing two new models with Retina HD displays: the iPhone 6 at 4.5 inches, and the iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5 inches. It launched Apple Pay, a new mobile wallet payment system that promises to become the catalyst NFC mobile payment technology needs to become mainstream. ...

OPINION

We Can Fly to the Moon, but We Can’t Secure the Cloud?

The entire freaking tech industry is falling down on the job, and Apple, my favorite company in the world, is stumbling around too. What's worse is that it doesn't seem to care ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

Apple’s About to Kick Mobile Payments Into High Gear

Rumor has it that when Apple reveals its much-hyped iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, one of the features it will be trumpeting -- finally -- is near field communication. ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

A Big Honking iPad Could Roll Right Over Apple’s Speed Bump

While the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is working to establish itself as the perfect tweener device between tablet and laptop, one hot rumor suggests that Apple's answer for more working space on an iPad will come in the form of a bigger screen -- 12.9 inches of touch-sensitive glory ...

HOT TECH RUMOR

‘iWatch’ Could Be Late for a Very Important Date

There is a chance that Apple may be forced to postpone the launch of the hotly anticipated "iWatch" or health band -- perhaps pushing it back to 2015, according to financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as reported by AppleInsider ...

OPINION

Nook Redux: Is B&N Shooting Itself in the Foot?

After Barnes & Noble bled serious cash trying to create its own Nook e-reading tablets to compete with Amazon's Fire and Apple's iPad -- eventually, scrapping most of the Nook-building unit -- I figured it was pretty much down for the count. The announcement in June of its deal to let Samsung give select tablets the "Nook" brand seemed more like a cry for help them a business decision that had much chance of success...

CROWDFUNDING SPOTLIGHT

Close Your Eyes and Rest Easy – Blink Is Watching the House

One of the most troubling issues with home security and remote-monitoring products is the complexity and cost to set them up. Blink, a new Kickstarter project, is different. It promises to be astoundingly easy, and it's inexpensive, too. Backers can get a simple remote motion detection and video camera unit for just US$69 -- or two for $119 ...

OPINION

The Pain of an Apple Enthusiast: When Will I Be Wowed?

Apple is firing on all cylinders. The company is excelling in so manyways, it's hard to keep track of it all. It's building an amazing new"spaceship" headquarters. It's building solar farms to power its datacenters. It's cleaning up its supply chain, both environmentally andthrough better labor practices. ...

OPINION

The iPad Keyboard: When Will Apple Get Real?

I keep wondering when Apple is going to hear the alarm and respond tothe real iPad keyboard wakeup call. Apple can point to touch-basedapps all it wants -- even going so far as to partner with IBM to helpthe company deliver better enterprise mobile apps -- but the factremains: Some people just want to type on their damn iPad, and Apple'stouchscreen solutions suck...

OPINION

‘The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail’ – Seriously?

I try hard to ignore the really dumb things people say when they talkout their backsides about tech, and I personally know how hard it isto come up with excellent tech focused opinions -- as opposedto rehashing the day's latest news with an ironic or humorous spin.And here's the "but"... I was absolutely floored by John C.Dvorak's post, "TheApple iTime Is Destined to Fail," published this week by PCmag.com.

How often do you receive an email that you suspect is fraudulent?
Loading ... Loading ...

Technewsworld Channels