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  • Apple to ditch the headphone jack?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 5, 2014 at 10:41PM
    The more of this story I read the less I liked it. I like being able to have one set of headphones for all my equipment - having to buy proprietary adapters or not being able to use future Beats headphones with anything but Apple products just doesn't seem appealing. Read about it here.
  • Fix for IE released

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 3, 2014 at 02:26PM
    We warned you that you needed to avoid Internet Explorer like the plague until a patch was released for its latest security flaw. In a very strange move Microsoft has decided to patch Windows XP users at this time also. Strange considering XP is no longer a supported OS but I guess the threat to...
  • Major IE security flaw

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 28, 2014 at 11:49PM
    A huge security flaw in Internet Explorer has been identified leading to the shocking advice from Microsoft to use their competitors browsers until a patch is released. Read about it here
  • iOS 7.1.1 Now Available

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 23, 2014 at 11:59AM
    Just as the title says - its time for the latest update from Apple. Bug fixes seem to be the main focus of this update. 
  • Samsung S5 fingerprint scanner already hacked

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 16, 2014 at 04:06PM
    What was it, a week maybe? Early adopters of the Samsung S5 should look forward to an update to fix this security flaw.
    The article can be found here.
  • Forthcoming Galaxy S5

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 24, 2014 at 01:54PM
    Anandtech has an article on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Its big on techie details but basically its more processing power, more memory, and a better camera. Check out the article here.
  • Apple releases iOS 7.06

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:18AM
    To combat a recently discovered security hole Apple has released a new iOS today. It's small - 13 mb. During the process my phone got stuck on the updating process - I'd get the Apple logo on the screen during startup but the OS wouldn't load. After connecting the phone to my laptop iTunes...
  • Flappy Bird Going Away

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 9, 2014 at 11:14AM
    In a bizarre move the developer of Flappy Bird is pulling the app from the app store. You have until noon Eastern Time to get a copy of the game. This article states its not for legal reasons and the developer was making $50,000 a day in advertising. A strange move that doesn't make sense...
  • iPhone 6 and Phablet news

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 7, 2014 at 11:56AM
    Some interesting updates in this article. First, a price drop for the 5s to coincide with the release of a Phablet (phone/tablet) and some more firm news on the iPhone 6. Previously Apple wasn't willing to cut the throat of the iPad with a phablet but that appears to be shifting quickly. 

  • bublcam announced

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 8, 2013 at 03:00PM
    Yesterday I received an announcement for the forthcoming bublcam. Whats a bublcam? Head over to their website and check it out for yourself. I'm hoping we can get one in for review once the product is ready.

    Bublcam is an innovative 360-degree HD video camera that captures everything around...
  • Windows 8.1 Released

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:32AM
    This news is about 24 hrs old but I waited to see if there were any issues reported. Luckily it looks like this update should be a go for anyone with Windows 8. What's new? As usual there should be a lot of security enhancements but of note is the return of the Start button. A move back to more...
  • iMessage not working in iOS7?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 3, 2013 at 11:10AM
    Apparently I'm not the only one who found that iMessage no longer works in iOS7. Upgrading to 7.02 didn't help either. You did know 7.02 is out right? I suspect an update with a more classic look which also fixes all the glitches mentioned in this article will be out before too long. As far as...
  • Is ios 7 more meaningful than the iPhone 5s?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:32AM
    Just before the release of iPhone 5s Apple will release ios7. Since most of us aren't going to upgrade our phones, tablets, and watches on release day for 5s I think this will be a more meaningful attempt by Apple to hold onto its market share. If you can survive this long video let us know what...
  • Huge iOS, OS X vulnerability uncovered that can render apps unusable

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:52AM
     "Apple has been aware of this vulnerability for six months and has yet to patch the exploit in any currently available operating system build." Yikes, expect an update soon I suppose. So much hype with new OS releases to coincide with iPhone 5s probably made this a back burner at Apple. Read...
  • Building an Astin Martin DB4 with 3D Printing

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:33PM
    So you read articles how 3D printing will be a new revolution and you wonder how it can do anything for you. I came across this nice site where a car enthusiast is building an Astin Martin DB4 with 4x4 inch squares of plastic printed in a 3D printer here. If I'm understanding his process he will...
  • Quilter releases head version of the Aviator

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 7, 2013 at 11:11AM
    Quilter officially released their head version of the Aviator amp we loved so much. That amp has become our go to amp for practice and performance and getting a head version should help folks who have been sitting on the fence decide if they want to try it. Here's a link to the product at...
  • Apple's iPhone 5S WILL have a fingerprint scanner

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 30, 2013 at 09:07PM
    Looks as though this rumor is conclusive now. Whats the big deal? Biometric security could end up everywhere - from your car door to your front door. Maybe we'll lock someone out of the fridge if they don't do their chores or instead of entering a PIN with your debit card you can have your...
  • Google Announces Chromecast

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 25, 2013 at 11:37AM
    Google, has just announced their release of an internet to television device known as "Chromecast."  The stick only costs $35, which is fairly cheap. However, they say that this device is not like the others. The article can be read here.
  • Possible Big Leaks on the Iphone 5s

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 17, 2013 at 12:37PM
    An inside source reported to BGR.com recently about the latest possible features to be available on the Iphone  5s or possibly Iphone 6. Some features may include a fingerprint scanner and a 12 megapixle camera. Who knows if this is true, none of these features have been confirmed and we are...
  • Nokia Makes Attempt to Bring Back Consumers

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 3, 2013 at 12:37PM
    Nokia is ranked #2 in the world for cell phone manufacturing. They have been in business for quite a long time and have taken in tough plunge downward in sales over the past year. This new attempt in bringing back customers may  be a great move. Read the article here.
  • Proposed release date for iPhone 5s and 6

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:18AM
    As bits and pieces of the news of the forthcoming iPhone keep coming in we now have a proposed release date. The release date for 5s seems about right - perfect for a holiday sales push, the release of the new iOS 7, and coincides with all the hardware news we've been seeing. What doesn't seem...
  • Latest Firmware Update For PS3 Has Problems

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 19, 2013 at 10:48AM
    Sony has already pulled this firmware update from its site until they sort out the problem. This is why I usually wait a week or so before doing a firmware update. Read more about it here.
  • The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 7, 2013 at 10:22AM
    Microsoft is either going to redefine what the gaming experience with a console or alienate its core crowd. Will gamers live with an always on internet connection and attached web camera? What about not being able to play used games without paying a new license fee? Seems like Sony may be the...
  • Conflicting news about Xbox 1 playing used games

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 22, 2013 at 11:43AM
    One of the most distressing news about the Xbox 1 before its release was that the system would not play used games. Some sites have said it will then I found this article, which if it is correct, means it will but at a cost for each user. If Microsoft wanted to give Sony a major selling point...
  • New Xbox to be unveiled tomorrow

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:15AM
    We've seen tons of conjecture about the specs of the new Xbox tentatively called 720 by fans. We'll see the unveiling tomorrow but in the meantime here's a positive article on the state of gaming in general. Expect much more GPU and CPU power in the new machine as well as Blu-Ray  What may be...

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