Retail: Features

  • Which iPhone accessories will work with the 5s and 5c?

    By Dan Frakes | 27 September, 2013 14:56

    Each time Apple introduces a new iPhone model, we get many questions about compatiblity: Will the accessories you already own--cases, speakers, chargers, and the like--work with the new model? In some years, such as when Apple replaced the iPhone 4 with the iPhone 4S, there are few physical and electrical differences, so almost everything works. Other times, Apple changes both the size and the electronics of the phone: The iPhone 5, for example, had both a different shape and a completely different charge/sync connector.

  • Mobility in the enterprise: Who should hold the hot potato?

    By Howard Baldwin | 12 September, 2013 14:37

    Bringing mobility to the enterprise is like wrestling with an octopus. Here's how Electronic Arts, Case Western University and Needham Bank are taming the beast.

  • The research and development behind Lenovo’s T440s Ultrabook

    By Elias Plastiras | 03 September, 2013 15:30

    The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is a 14in business Ultrabook that won’t be available to buy until around October. It represents a “ground-up” redesign for the T-series, one which Lenovo said it undertakes every four years. In each redesign, the goal is to make the ThinkPad more comfortable to use, more robust, and to provide more features that business users have been asking for.

  • Smartwatches still in a 'so what' phase for consumers

    By Matt Hamblen | 18 July, 2013 10:12

    With Apple's iWatch and several competing smartwatches from major manufacturers in the works, some analysts question whether consumers will embrace such wearable technology.

  • Opinion: Xbox One - built for... business?

    By Christopher Null | 18 July, 2013 00:28

    Good news, small business owners! Microsoft has a new platform that's tailor-made for your needs. No, it's not an affordable version of Office or unlimited cloud-based storage. It's the new Xbox One.

  • Microsoft must embrace 'grim option' of Windows cannibalization

    By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2013 11:15

    Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.

  • HP Envy X2: A Windows 8 tablet to covet

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 09 July, 2013 21:53

    Smart in design and stingy on power, HP's Envy convertible works well as a laptop or a tablet.

  • The 3D TV fad is already over

    By Lucas Mearian | 09 July, 2013 20:07

    3D television programming may be out before it was ever in, according to industry analysts. In fact, the BBC just cancelled its 3D programming indefinitely.

  • Smartphone showdown: Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

    By Ross Catanzariti | 02 July, 2013 13:55

    The latest devices continually push the boundaries of what can be declared a smartphone. In Sony's Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 we have two of the biggest Android phones to hit the market. How do they compare?

  • How to own (and love) a 3D printer

    By Albert Filice | 02 July, 2013 15:54

    Not only are consumer-grade 3D printers proving to be useful, increasingly affordable, and easy to find, but they're the vanguard of an emerging technology that will eventually become as ubiquitous as inkjet printers are today.

  • Which MacBook Air 2013 is best for you? The 11-inch or 13-inch?

    By Karen Haslam | 27 June, 2013 13:07

    Now that Apple has launched its 2013 MacBook Air the decision of which model to go for has become harder than ever. In the past it was a simple sacrifice or power and screen size for portability, but this year's models are so similar in spec that it all boils down to weight, size and battery life. There really is no other differentiator. In this article we will help you decide which MacBook Air will best suit your needs.

  • EXCLUSIVE: The reseller roadtrip, Pt2 ( +18 photos)

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 26 June, 2013 14:13

    Sitting face-to-face with regional resellers in Queensland lets you catch a glimpse of the ‘smaller town’ mentality, where customer loyalty and old-fashioned service are paramount.

  • EXCLUSIVE: The reseller roadtrip, Pt1 ( +18 photos)

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 25 June, 2013 12:26

    Sitting face-to-face with regional resellers in Queensland lets you catch a glimpse of the ‘smaller town’ mentality, where customer loyalty and old-fashioned service are paramount.

  • Bang & Olufsen shows off first new headphones in 25 years

    By Lucas Mearian | 21 June, 2013 19:20

    Bang & Olufsen has produced its first set of over-the-ear headphones and the first new headphones it's released in more than 25 years. The Danish company is also selling new ear buds that offer good sound reproduction in an understated, but classy, look.

  • The new Mac Pro: Hands on, and what you need to know

    By Jason Snell, Dan Frakes | 12 June, 2013 08:15

    The new Mac Pro is a black cylinder dense with high technology, from powerful Intel workstation-grade processors to two shockingly fast graphics cards to an array of expansion ports. We got a brief chance to go hands-on.

  • Opinion: Meet the new Apple, same as the old Apple

    By Dan Moren | 11 June, 2013 13:46

    Watching Apple through the lens of public perception, it would be easy to buy into the idea that the company has been under siege of late. But even if that were the case, it's clear that Apple isn't buying the hype.

  • More sights from Computex 2013

    By Elias Plastiras | 05 June, 2013 09:10

    As we continued our journey through the main hall at Computex, we took a good look at Acer's R7 tablet-convertible laptop, along with some interesting motherboards from ASRock, and stacks of products from ASUS.

  • The sights of Computex 2013

    By Elias Plastiras | 04 June, 2013 17:13

    Computex has just gotten under way in Taipei. It's a show that continues to offer a unique mix of interesting tech displays, epic booths, tacky booths and, of course, lots of female models. Some vendors exploit the last part as much as they can in a bid to attract the crowd to their stand, and one thing's for sure: just walking around Computex, it's difficult not to feel sleazy.

  • How does the world's first full-color 3D printer work? We ask its creators

    By Kevin Lee | 25 May, 2013 10:50

    A few weeks ago, we were absolutely excited over the over the prospect of the ProDesk3D, a full-color 3D printer in the works from a New York-based startup named botObjects. Unlike every 3D printer that we've seen so far, the ProDesk3D color palate isn't limited to a handful of pre-colored spools of plastic. This printer promised to create a whole rainbow of colors, not unlike an inkjet printer using a five-color cartridge.

  • The BlackBerry Q10 has a nice keyboard but falls short everywhere else

    By Hayden Dingman | 09 May, 2013 08:45

    The BlackBerry Q10 is a solidly built piece of hardware that will please those who've waited for a new physical-keyboard BlackBerry, but its small screen and limited app support will keep many away.

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