Reviews

iOS 8 Review: The biggest iOS release ever

iOS 8 Review: The biggest iOS release ever

This was a huge year for Apple, entering a new category (wearables), launching a new phone in two sizes and also releasing the latest iteration of iOS — and while it all sounds like just another year at Cupertino, I can’t help but wonder how they pulled it all off this time. While iOS 7 represented a quantum leap in the way Apple’s mobile OS looked and worked, iOS 8 builds upon the solid foundation of iOS 7 to improve the user experience, integrate more tightly with Mac and iCloud, and enable increased interoperability between iDevices as well as between apps.

Google Hangouts for iOS review

Google Hangouts for iOS review

Google has long tried to get into the instant messaging and communications market. For around a decade,  we’ve had Google Talk, which relied on the open XMPP standard. While that product has enjoyed support by many third party instant messaging clients, it has not become the mainstream messaging alternative that, say, Facebook has become in a very short time. At yesterday’s Google IO 2013 conference, the search giant released a Google Hangouts app for iOS and Android, which is set to become Google’s core communication tool. We take a look at what you can expect on your iPhone.

Pocket Casts podcast client for iOS [Review]

Pocket Casts podcast client for iOS [Review]

Pocket Casts from Shift Jelly software received a huge update to its Android client recently, somewhat leaving its iOS counterpart behind. Can the good-old iOS version still meet your podcatching needs? We take a look at Pocket Casts for iOS to find out.

Feedly, the best replacement for Google Reader [Review]

Feedly, the best replacement for Google Reader [Review]

Feedly is a modern application built for reading RSS feeds. It grew in popularity as being an alternative client for Google Reader. Since Google announced it would pull the plug on Reader, Feedly has gained more attention for stating that it will provide its own feed aggregation service and provide a seamless transition for Google Reader users. Is this the news app for you? Read on to find out.

Review: Sonos Play:3 and Bridge, Great Wireless Speakers in a Convenient Package

Review: Sonos Play:3 and Bridge, Great Wireless Speakers in a Convenient Package

I was tremendously lucky to have been lent a pair of Sonos Play:3 wireless speakers and the Ethernet bridge to try for a few weeks and I can say without a doubt—wow, just freakin’ wow.

iPad 4 Review: Untapped Power Under the Hood

iPad 4 Review: Untapped Power Under the Hood

The iPad 4 is a worthy upgrade to the iPad 3, but have we tapped into all of its potential? Not in the least. Is it still a workhorse tablet that sets the standard? Absolutely. Should you run out and grab one? Well that depends. In this iPad 4 review, I think you’ll see what I mean.

6 Apps to Track U.S. Election Results

6 Apps to Track U.S. Election Results

We’ve found 6 great apps to help you keep tabs on the election results. These apps will help you keep track of who wins, who loses, and what it will all mean on Wednesday.

A Weekend with the iPad mini: Comprehensive Review

A Weekend with the iPad mini: Comprehensive Review

I’ve spent the weekend with my iPad mini and I’m enjoying it every bit now as I was when I first held it and turned it on. Yes, it’s a device that has it’s shortcomings, but I also think Apple has raised the bar for small tablets. A standard that everyone else will have to meet.