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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013)

Amazon won the ebook reader war. Like the iPod, the Swiffer, or Jell-O, the Kindle is just what you buy when you want what it does. Barnes & Noble and Sony went down swinging trying to compete, and Kobo and Iriver are but gnats to be swatted by the great Amazon behemoth. Last year’s $119 Kindle …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

MacBook Pro with Retina display review (15-inch, 2013)

New York City mornings never change, at least not for me. I wake up, I get a bagel and a cup of coffee, and I get on the subway to head to work. I cross my fingers hoping to get a seat so I can delicately balance my coffee between my knees and play a game or two on my phone. I’ve beaten a dozen …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review

It's been almost exactly a year since Scott Forstall left Apple and Jony Ive and Craig Federighi were put in charge of both iOS and OS X. That gave Apple a chance to create a single, unified design, to make the iPad and Mac into one. Apple's long talked about “bringing together the OS teams” and …

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display review (2013)

Standing in a Best Buy is an odd time for an existential crisis. Yet it's an almost certain occurrence, at least when you're there shopping for a laptop. More so than with any other product category, buying a laptop forces you to make all manner of decisions and prognostications about yourself. Do …

Nexus 5 review

In this review of the Nexus 5, I will attempt to answer one simple question: is Google capable of making a flagship, best-in-class smartphone it can sell for $349 off-contract? And I don't just mean a nice, okay, swell, good, decent, better-than-the-last-one phone. I mean a phone that stacks up …

PS Vita review (2013)

The PS Vita hasn't exactly gone according to Sony’s plan. Unveiled in Tokyo at the start of 2011, the PSP's successor was supposed to be a world-beating handheld console with PS3-level graphics and smartphone sensibilities. But despite strong reviews for the hardware itself, sales never took off, …

iPad Air review

Let's murder a metaphor.<p>In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks.<p>“PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be …

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Scott Forstall & iOS 6 Morph Into Jony Ive & His iOS 7 Masterpiece [GIF]

In just a few short days, everyone’s iPhone is going to look a hell of a lot different now that Scott Forstall’s felt and wood grain reign is coming to an end. To celebrate rise of Sir Jony Ive’s flat and parallax world, GadgetLove created one of the most incredible iOS 6 vs iOS 7 comparison GIFs …

Build And Launch iOS Apps With The Ultimate Xcode Fundamentals Course [Deals]

With the cooler months approaching (at least here in the Northern hemisphere), many of us turn our attention towards taking on a new hobby or learning something new that can take our work – and even our lives – to new heights. There are more opportunities to generate revenue from hobbies than ever …

Wallpaper Weekends: Flat Celebration for iOS 7

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.<p>If you are well …

5 Reasons Why Wall Street Is Wrong About Apple

Apple disappointed Wall Street by announcing an iPhone 5C that isn’t cheap. As a result, Apple’s stock price took a hit.<p>That’s the polite way to say it. Let’s usher all the financial industry people out of the room so I can tell you the blunt truth. Ready?<p>Wall Street has systemic blind spots and …

AroundMe Gets Redesign For iOS 7 – MacStories

Created by Italian developer Marco Pifferi, AroundMe has long been one of my favorite location-based apps for the iPhone and iPad. In fact, AroundMe is one of the oldest iOS apps I own, as Pifferi always supported the app through the years with free updates and additions that took advantage of …

Apps

Amount, A Simple Unit Converter Ready for iOS 7 – MacStories

Amount (developed by Marco Torretta) is a unit converter app for iPhone that takes a unique approach in how it lets you enter numbers and pick a unit to convert. The app was updated yesterday to offer a new layout, and it’s ready for iOS 7 with a status bar that blends with the calculator’s dark …

Apps

iOS 7 Beta 5 Released, with New Settings Icons & More

Apple has released the latest iOS 7 beta for developers today. iOS 7 beta 5 is available to install as an OTA (over the air) update via Software Update in Settings on the iPad and iPhone.<p>Apple’s servers didn’t seem too be getting hammered too badly when I installed the update earlier this afternoon …

iOS

Mercedes-Benz R&D to make navigation with Google Glass even better

Google Glass has been floating around the web for some time now. You may or may not have noticed the widespread use of the hashtag #throughglass these days as bloggers and blogger types use Google Glass to document their everyday lives. Meanwhile, companies around the world are checking in to Glass …

Google Glass