Should You Switch to Apple Music? Our In-Depth Review
Spotify rocks. But does Apple Music rock louder? We've tested it out, and we've got some thoughts.
Yes, Great Gadgets and Electronics Are Made on American Soil
We do more than just design. We build — cars, computers and MakerBots.
5 Apps to Download from the 2015 Apple Design Awards
Five apps that can improve efficiency, intelligence, and -- if you trade smart -- income.
The New Macbook is Built for the Realities of Today and Tomorrow
Apple has just reinvented the stalwart MacBook with an impossibly thin design and a bold new statement in connectivity, touting just two ports. Like the original iMac or Macbook Air, it's designed to show us that computing has changed and we need to wake up.
Today in Gear: October 21, 2014
Today in Gear: A travel coffee kit, green boots, Bill Parcells' memoir, Spotify Family and more.
For Seasoned Travelers, the iPhone 6 Plus is a Worthy Upgrade
Starting at $749, the 6 Plus is also the most expensive iPhone ever produced, but it offers jetsetters, journeymen, and tried-and-true road warriors a few things that no Apple smartphone has before. After traveling around for a week with the 6 Plus, I’m confident in at least one thing: it’s a must-have for those who can’t seem to stay in one place for long.
Decrypted: The Specifications War is Over
If the topic of mobile technology happens to come up at your local water cooler, it’s unlikely that a fight will break out concerning which colleague’s phone has the most RAM. Tech specs used to be consumers' top priority; what do the numbers mean to us now, with supercomputers in our pockets?
Today in Gear: September 29, 2014
Today in Gear: Nike's new driver, a great game from Middle-Earth, cases for your iPhone 6, cocktails wisdom from Death & Co. and Vizio's crazy affordable 4k TVs.
Lamenting the Apple Watch’s Missed Opportunities, with the Help of Cinema
The Apple Watch may be touted as innovative, but if Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that for the modern, 21st century man, Apple's latest creation is severely lacking. Take note, Tim Cook: Cinema is here to save your bacon.
Decrypted: The iPhone 6, What Matters and What Doesn’t
The iPhone 6 and6 Plus are being dubbed “the biggest advancement in iPhone history”, and it appears that Apple’s referring to a lot more than the actual size of the units. Aside from growing up, what’s there to know about the new iPhone duo? And, more importantly, are they worth the upgrade?
Decrypted: Apple Pay Will Kill the Wallet — Eventually
With the debut of the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) came a nugget so substantial that it deserved its own introduction: Apple Pay. With this, Apple is not only proving that it’s ready to join the mobile payment movement, but that it’s ready to define it.
The Apple Watch Is Here. Now What?
Back in August, we argued that smartwatches simply weren’t worth the investment (yet, anyway) for most people. The question, of course, was whether or not Apple’s entry into the space would break away from that mold in any significant manner. Now that the company’s annual September event has concluded and an Apple Watch has been released, Darren Murph examines the answer.
27 Accessories to Make Your Smartphone Smarter
You don’t need us to tell you that smartphones are becoming exceedingly central to our lives; just look at the massive market for phone accessories. Whether you’re a fitness buff, a photographer or an avid traveler, there’s tons of gear for your phone that matches your lifestyle. We've picked our favorites for both the Android and iOS ecosystems.
Decrypted: With Smartphone Ecosystems, Divorce Is an Ugly Proposition
Your next phone decision is likely to play a role in everything from your next vehicle to your next home...so choose wisely.
This Week in Watches: July 15, 2014
This Week in Watches: July 15, 2014. The Bell & Ross WW1 Guynemer, news on Apple's iWatch, BENRUS lives again, and more.
This Week in Gear: July 5, 2014
This Week in Gear: the 2015 Ford Focus ST, GE Link connected LEDs, Ginger infused bourbon, Trek's Edmonda SLR 10, Patagonia's Nano-Air jacket.
Today in Gear: June 30, 2014
Today in Gear: Ford's hot hatchback gets a facelift, Apple's iPod Touch gets better and cheaper, Nikon's new full-frame DSLR and more.
Today in Gear: June 20, 2014
Today in gear: Harley-Davidson's first ever electric motorcycle, Winnebago's new retro-inspired RV, Apple's cheaper iMac and more.
Decrypted: Apple Drops its Guard
Make no mistake: what we’re witnessing right now is the beginning of a new Apple. The company that showed itself during the WWDC 2014 keynote is dramatically different from the Apple of years past, a company that had maintained a legendary wall around its wares, demanding that users either do things their way or go elsewhere. And if I had to guess, I’d wager that most of you reading this stand to benefit yesterday's shift.
Today in Gear: June 3, 2014
Today in Gear: Apple's new OS, HP's Android-powered laptop, the hand truck your back's always wanted, a more active version of the Galaxy S5, your guide to freediving and a thermometer your iPhone will love.
Today in Gear: April 30, 2014
Today in gear we examine, the ultimate tea brewer, Apple's update to the Macbook Air, Harmon Kardon's special take on the HTC One M8 for Sprint, Trident's Iceni Sports car, Gilette's FlexBall handle system and Topo Design's minimalist trail pack.
Tested: Mophie Space Pack
Mophie's Space Pack for the iPhone 5/5s combines extra battery power with up to 32GB of additional storage, promising to fixing two of the phone's biggest shortcomings in one convenient package.
Kit: Essentials for the Budding Movie Maker
Today's affordable tools, cameras, classes and copious creative outlets have brought making a film (one of the best story-telling devices) nearly to the everyman. Still, all those advances can't change a basic fact: sometimes making a movie means going to where the story is rather than waiting for it to come to you. But paying to check 10 Pelican cases of equipment will essentially eat your entire production budget, not to mention it's tough to sneak into a location if you have a fleet of boxes and bags. This kit can be carried by one or two people in traditional suitcases -- which means you get your shots, no matter where those shots may be.
Today in Gear: March 4, 2014
Today in gear we examine Apple's foray into your car, the perfect IPA glass, bars made out of Jerrycans and Logitech's perfect home theater keyboard.
The Best iPad Mini & Mini Retina Cases
Does your iPad Mini Retina need some love? We've updated our best iPad Mini & Mini Retina cases at a variety of price points to help get your new Cupertino buddy from birthday suit to warm and cozy. Whether you prioritize looks, function or insurance for your butterfingers, each of these iPad Mini cases has a forte -- and a price.
Making the All-New Mac Pro
Apple's Mac Pro, released in the fall of last year, is the kind of provocative machine that makes even luddites turn their heads. Its design is reminiscent, in some ways, of Da Vinci's plans for a flying machine: an impressive idea, a maelstrom of creativity, a game-changer that inspires curiosity and awe. It's not anywhere near as ground-breaking as Leonardo's plans -- but then again, Apple is able to execute. Apple's short film captures that execution.
Today in Gear: 2013 Tech Rewind
Grumble away, gramps: sending a third of our wages to Uncle Sam and marching slowly toward death notwithstanding, the constant exponential expansion and discovery of technology is neither slowing nor ever going to end. So instead of griping about not knowing how the cloud works, try embracing tech. It can
Opinion: Amazon, Google and the Future of Help
In the process of creating revolutionary products and services that made everything from music, movies, games, photos and a vast world of internet-related services instantly on-demand to consumers with the touch of button, Apple has been out-innovated in the one area that supposedly guides everything that they do. With the launch of the new Kindle HDX, Amazon revealed a new free support service aptly named Mayday built into each new unit shipped. Google has an on-demand, face-to-face help service too. Is this the future of tech support (and beyond)?