The 12 Best-Sounding Headphones For Everyone On Your Nice List Buying someone else headphones is often easier said than done. Audiophiles are a fickle bunch and even kids know exactly what type of brand/sound they want these days. These headphones I’m recommending run the gamut in affordability ($25 to $1,945) but they all offer something distinctly unique and refreshing. As a general rule, buying headphones online is probably not the best move… Read More

Apple Pushes Users To Upgrade Their iPhones Via Pop-Up Ads In The App Store

iphone ad Likely in hopes of boosting its holiday sales, Apple has surprised a number of iPhone owners by displaying unsolicited pop-up ads within the App Store application that promote the iPhone 6s. The ads are full-screen interstitials, and appear on iPhones that are older than the iPhone 6, according to reports. The ad’s text, meanwhile, reads “iPhone 6s Ridiculously… Read More

Apple’s iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 3.53.40 PM If you’re a Tumblr user who happens to have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, today is your lucky day. The Tumblr team dropped an update which includes support for both 3D Touch and Live Photo. The Live Photo bit is super interesting because Tumblr is a place where GIFs and animated images tend to get shared and re-shared at pretty rapid rates. The best part is that you can view them even if… Read More

Hands On With Apple’s $99 Smart Battery Case

9 In a fairly uncharacteristic move, Apple launched a new product today with little to no fanfare. Called the Smart Battery Case, it’s a $99 wrap for the iPhone 6 and 6s meant to compete with the likes of the Mophie Juice Pack. Looking for a battery case? Wondering if its worth making the jump from one you’ve already got? Here are our initial impressions, after spending a bit of… Read More

Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.48.50 AM Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City Setting. Apple’s back yard on 5th Ave, to be specific. My colleague Alex and I hopped into Slack, watched it together and shared our thoughts. We think that Microsoft is trying to say that they’re friends, or… Read More

Taking Stock Of Tech’s Third Quarter

tech-ipo I trust that you are sated, smiley, and generally recharged by the recent Thanksgiving cycle. Earnings time. You may have thought that you were out of the non-GAAP woods. Not in the least. Certainly, Box still has yet report, but the majority of tech shops have dropped their digits, leaving it up to you and I to parse the mix. Read More