Tag Archive: Good

The leather band for the Apple Watch doesn’t mind a good soaking

Apple doesn’t do a lot of explaining on the website about its watch bands. You get a gallery of styles with mention of material and a price, all under the headline, “Thoughtfully Designed Bands.” Apparently, great thought goes into water exposure. Avid Apple product deconstructor Greg Koenig recently put Apple’s quilted Venezia leather Loop band […]

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Real-world tests show benefits of iPhone 6s with the ‘good’ chip

iPhone 6s units with a TSMC A9 processor score two hours’ better battery life over those with Samsung chips in GeekBench test scores, but real-world gains of the “good” chip might be much less significant. Several YouTubers have put the iPhone 6s TSMC and Samsung A9 chips to the test in real-world scenarios to get […]

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Why Apple TV’s strict new gaming mandate is a good thing

Apple’s flip-flop on game controllers for Apple TV might be bad news for developers, but it’s great news for gamers. It’s a virtual guarantee that all games will work better out of the box when running on the refreshed Apple TV, which will have its own App Store for the first time. While the company […]

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Sleep machine promises a good SNOOZ

Maybe the problem with your sleep is the noise. You actually might need a little. A startup called SNOOZ has developed a white noise machine based on the premise that quiet rooms make our hearing acuter. The breeze-like sound coming from its machine will provide a gentle buffer between you and sudden startling sounds. Can’t […][Read More…]

This giant octopus is a sucker for good TV host

Who knew watching a guy get a bunch of hickeys would make interesting television? When the affection comes from a giant Pacific octopus, you can’t help but be a little jealous of Matt Baker, a presenter for the BBC’s new Big Blue Live series. Baker, feeling a bit jet-lagged after flying from England to the […][Read More…]

Why Verizon killing subsidized phones is good for Apple

Verizon Wireless announced today that it’s killing subsidized phones for good, and will streamline its data offerings to just four plans. New subscribers will no longer have the option to get their iPhone subsidized when signing up for two-year contract, starting on August 13th. In order to get a new iPhone on Verizon, you’ll now have […][Read More…]

Samsung’s VP of Marketing does a pretty good Job(s)

Samsung has been mercilessly copying Apple’s software, hardware, and marketing for years, but the most unoriginal company in tech has taken its copycat ways to an all new level by ripping off Steve Jobs’ signature look now too. In a recent promotional headshot for his upcoming appearance at the DMEXCO conference in Germany, Samsung VP […][Read More…]

Good Samaritan returns lost iPhone for military widow

A Marine widow has had her stolen iPhone returned to her after revealing that it contained the text message and photos from her late husband, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Nepal. “This is probably the happiest I’ve been in the last three months,” said Haley Johnson after she recovered the handset. Johnson’s […][Read More…]

The good and the bad of Apple Watch’s waterproofing

A new report suggests that the Apple Watch’s maker has sold its wearable short when it comes to its performance in water. Developer Craig Hockenberry says that the wearable works (mostly) fine in liquid and knows because he swims with…Read more ›

iPhone’s encryption is so good, not even cops can get past it

Law enforcement has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone. Features like Activation Lock have helped crack down on smartphone thefts, but there’s always the lurking threat of someone asking Siri about 9/11 and accidentally dialling 911 in the process. The…Read more ›