7 must-have apps for your iPhone and Android smartphone

7 must-have apps for your iPhone and Android smartphone

I love how apps don’t see platform borders. There are so many great apps out there that work no matter whether you’re an iOS (or iPadOS) user or an Android user. And the more I switch between the two platforms, the more I appreciate this. It is, after all, the apps that make a platform, […]

Microsoft launches Azure Purview, its new data governance service

Microsoft launches Azure Purview, its new data governance service

As businesses gather, store and analyze an ever-increasing amount of data, tools for helping them discover, catalog, track and manage how that data is shared are also becoming increasingly important. With Azure Purview, Microsoft is launching a new data governance service into public preview today that brings together all of these capabilities in a new […]

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Proof big things can come in small packages

Apple iPhone 12 Mini review: Proof big things can come in small packages

Apple released four new iPhone 12 models in a total of three different sizes. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro both have a screen size of 6.1-inches, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in at 6.7-inches; the largest for any iPhone model to date.  The smallest of the bunch, the $699 iPhone 12 Mini, has a […]

Apple M1 speed tests: New Arm MacBook Air blows away Intel-based MacBook Pro

Apple M1 speed tests: New Arm MacBook Air blows away Intel-based MacBook Pro

Apple’s new M1 chip in the MacBook Air has showed up in a Geekbench benchmark that suggests the Arm-based hardware far outperforms today’s Intel-based 16-inch MacBook Pro.  Per MacRumors, the MacBook Air running on Apple’s silicon chip had a single core score of 1687 and a multi-core score of 7,433.  The M1 is an eight-core […]

Nintendo’s Mario Game & Watch is a choice gaming stocking stuffer

Nintendo’s Mario Game & Watch is a choice gaming stocking stuffer

Nintendo will never stop mining its past for new nostalgia-based products, but at least it tends to do so with aplomb and occasionally even generosity. The former at least is on display with the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, a standalone handheld that plays the first Mario game, its unbelievably hard “Lost Levels” sequel […]

Hands-on with Mophie’s new modular smartphone battery case

Hands-on with Mophie’s new modular smartphone battery case

There was some confusion when the Juice Pack Connect was announced last week. I admit I was a bit confused, too. It was, no doubt, the proximity to Apple’s iPhone 12 launch that lead many to (understandably) assume that the new take on Mophie’s case is based on the handset’s new MagSafe tech. While it […]

Apple fixes three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild

Apple fixes three iOS zero-days exploited in the wild

Apple has released security updates today for iOS to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities that were discovered being abused in attacks against its users. According to Shane Huntley, Director of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, the three iOS zero-days are related to the recent spat of three Chrome zero-days[1, 2, 3] and a Windows zero-day that Google had previously disclosed over […]

Black Friday 2020 deals: The best HP sales

Black Friday 2020 deals: The best HP sales

Following in the footsteps of Lenovo, rival HP has seen its Black Friday ad leaked this week (though both come weeks after the plans of competitor Dell were announced). Whereas many retailers have advertised deals throughout Nov., HP’s sale is in the time frame that we had come to expect for Black Friday discounts: starting on Thanksgiving […]

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