• Six products for Geekmas

    Posted December 8, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Seeing as we're on the run up to Christmas, this week I'm going to cover a few geeky products for travelers, road warriors (gad, but I hate that term), and gadget freaks that I've wanted to cover for a while and that you might wish to give or receive ... and they all get a Gearhead rating of 5 out of 5!
  • CameraMator wirelessly tethers your DSLR to iPads and iPhones

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Tethering your camera to a computer has always been a great way to get a closer look at your photographs as you take them. But it’s a practice that’s mainly been restricted to studio photographers because of the need carry around the cumbersome cables, tripods, and a laptop stand.
  • NCR Silver joins crowd of iOS-based sales systems

    Posted July 19, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    NCR Corp., which has been making cash registers for nearly 130 years, this week announced the launch of NCR Silver, a new service that lets merchants ring up sales on iPads and iPhones, then track and analyze their sales data at the end of the day.
  • New iPhone expected to have thinner, in-cell display

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    Apple’s next iPhone may be thinner thanks to a new type of display technology that may also help the device have a larger screen without adding any extra weight, according to an online report. Apple’s new iPhone will reportedly feature a display called in-cell technology that integrates the touch sensors inside the LCD panel. The new type of LCD display will help Apple save about 0.02 of an inch (0.5mm), according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Managing mobile tech is the gift that keeps on giving IT headaches

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    Managing mobile IT was a hot topic in the media two years ago. There are fewer stories now, but more headaches in the data center because mobile IT raises new issues almost as fast as the old ones can be solved.
  • Apple's retail stores: Great places to shop, miserable places to work

    Posted June 15, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    Confidential training manuals, employee interviews reveal tightly controlled operation. All in all, you're best off visiting an Apple retail store than working at one.
  • Will the iPhone Kill the Kindle? No Way.

    Posted February 10, 2009 - 12:26 pm

    It's no secret that I've been a convert to the Amazon Kindle for more than a year now. And now that Amazon has announced its second generation of the Kindle, I'm even more impressed with the device than I was before. But some misguided souls, like my colleague Rick Broida, are throwing down the gauntlet on my favorite eBook reader, saying it's no match for that little all-in-one wonder from Apple, the iPhone. Here's why they're wrong.
  • 10 Gifts for the Hard-Core Techie

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 10:29 am

    Gadgets, kits, and hacks for the geek who has everything.
  • AT&T income, revenue up thanks to iPhone

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:24 am

    AT&T's net income was up 5.5 percent and revenue up 4 percent from the third quarter of 2007, with the growth driven by wireless subscribers signing up for Apple's new iPhone 3G, the company said Wednesday.
  • Apple hits 10 million iPhone target two months early

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:44 am

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed today that Apple has sold more than 10 million iPhones since the beginning of the calendar year, with two month of sales to go. Ten million iPhones was the company’s 2008 goal.
  • One in three iPhone 3G customers ditch their carriers

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:28 pm

    If the iPhone 3G was enough impetus to get you to drop your wireless provider like it was hot, then this news probably won't surprise you. According to figures from market-research firm NPD Group, almost one-in-three iPhone 3G customers were defectors from other mobile operators. The report also says iPhone 3G also topped sales in the smartphone category.
  • App Store successful, but shows flaws

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 11:22 am

    By all accounts Apple's App Store, which offers add-on software for the iPhone and iPod touch through iTunes, has been a success. Despite all that, some users, analysts, and developers are critical of Apple's decision to shoehorn the App store inside of iTunes, using many of the same features that were designed to be used for music, not software.
  • Security researcher reveals iPhone design flaws

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 10:52 am

    Apple's iPhone has two design flaws that could pose potential security problems, says security researcher Aviv Raff.
  • Free iPhones -- then what?

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 5:15 pm

    Is free a good thing? Maybe not. Let's consider the impact on Internet security of heavily discounted smartphones. It could be quite a disaster.

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