October 2013 Archives

Rejoice, gadget fans, kindle addicts and basically anyone else who's wished they could use their phone/tablet/laptop/e-reader for the whole duration of a flight -- that day is near. After years of dancing around the issue, the FAA has finally permitted airlines to allow passengers to use their electronic devices for the duration of a flight, including takeoff and landing. ... [Read]

This is Nokia's first ever tablet. Think about that: Nokia, a company that has produced phones for decades, has never made a tablet. Until now. The Lumia 2520 is the first tablet from the Finnish company, and it brings everything we could possibly expect from a tablet sharing a name with Nokia's Lumia handsets. Beautiful, polycarbonate build? Check. Multitude of ... [Read]

Shocking absolutely nobody, Apple has updated the iPad mini with its much-loved Retina Display. That means an eye-searing 2048x1536 resolution crammed into the iPad mini's 7.9-inch display. The Nexus 7's 1080p screen suddenly seems rather mediocre. And that's not all. In addition to that new screen, the mini is far less diluted than the original mini. Indeed, it's hardly ... [Read]

Oh Windows Phone, you beautiful, barren thing. Microsoft's mobile OS is gradually increasing its market share, but it's still a long way from dethroning Apple or Android at the top spot. Many, this writer included, would put that down to a lack of attention-grabbing, high-specification handsets. The kind with headline making internals or features that Android users crave, or ... [Read]

Meet the iPad Air, available November 1

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
October 22, 2013 4:52 PM |
Okay, color me surprised. Say goodbye to "new" iPad, say hello to the iPad Air -- arguably the most significant update to the iPad since the original launched back in the dark ages of 2010 (2012's Retina Display notwithstanding). Much like with the MacBook that shares its name, when Apple say Air they mean it. 2012's new iPad has ... [Read]

Set the date, Apple fans -- October 22nd, 10am Pacific Time. Apple have sent out their invitiations, with the invite promising that the fruity company still has a lot more to reveal just one month after its iPhone launch event. If recent rumors are to be believed, we could be looking at refreshes for the iPad, iPad mini and ... [Read]

Whether a child of the '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s, Samsung is here to use your fondest memories to help make you want its new Gear smartwatch. In two new advertisements, Samsung uses, amongst others, Dick Tracy, The Jetsons, Thunderbirds, Inspector Gadget and even the Power Rangers as they place the Gear as the spiritual successor to every film ... [Read]

So, you want a beautiful, robust, premium laptop, with an incredibly dense screen. You get the MacBook Pro with its Retina display, right? Wrong. Well, sort of. Starting October 15, those who favor the Windows side of life, or who aren't particularly bothered about what OS they use to surf Facebook, watch YouTube videos or get work done, finally ... [Read]

In a rather smart PR move -- and the cynic in me suggests this is more than just automotive goodwill -- Hyundai has announced they are adding payment deferral to their Assurance program which will specifically target federal workers who have been furloughed in the wake of the government shutdown. For all current Hyundai owners who have been furloughed, ... [Read]