imac retina 640x502So yesterday we were treated to Apple’s new 5K Retina iMac which has an amazing display. But could there be a possible iMac computer in the future that would sport a touchscreen display? After all we’ve seen Windows desktop computers with touchscreen options, so why not an iMac, right?

Well the good/bad news, depending on how you look at it, is that a touchscreen iMac will not be happening. This is according to Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, Craig Federighi, who spoke to the folks at CNET. According to Federighi, the claims that a touchscreen iMac might not provide users with an optimal experience. Read full post →iMac With Touchscreen Display Unlikely To Happen

About two weeks ago, Halfbrick Studios released a massive update for Fruit Ninja. The game has been around for quite a while now and has been one of the quintessential games that gamers new to touchscreen devices had to play back in the day, so safe to the say the new update is a welcome change.

However it looks like the game has received yet another update, and this time it is in the form of a Halloween-themed Fruit Ninja that will feature some Ghostbusters items. According to Halfbrick, “Fruit Ninja is celebrating 30 years of Ghostbusters with a spectacular Halloween event! The entire crew has been kitted out with Proton Packs, Ecto Goggles and legendary Ghostbusters equipment, ready to tackle a spooky new adventure.” Read full post →Fruit Ninja Updated With Ghostbusters Theme

nexus 6 1 640x344When the Nexus 6 was announced, it was revealed that the handset would be making its way onto carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, with the latter listing the 12th of November as the date the handset would be available. But what about Verizon? There were rumors that the handset could make its way onto the carrier, and sure it has.

The folks at Droid-Life have reached out to Verizon to confirm if the handset would indeed be available via the carrier, in which the carrier answered in the affirmative. Unfortunately apart from confirming that the handset would be available, other details such as pricing or availability has yet to be determined. Read full post →Nexus 6 For Verizon Confirmed, Release Date Unknown

mac mini 640x511Yesterday and after what seemed like a really long time, Apple finally announced an update to the Mac mini computer. For those looking for an inconspicuous computer that can be used to perform simple tasks, we suppose the Mac mini is a pretty affordable option. The new Mac minis will all come with 8GB of RAM by default, but if you wanted more RAM, there is an option to upgrade to 16GB at $200.

Now $200 is a lot to spend for RAM and you’re probably thinking that maybe you could buy a RAM upgrade kit like for the iMac. Well unfortunately you can’t. According to a report by Macminicolo, it turns out that the RAM in the Mac mini has been soldered, meaning that it is not user accessible. Read full post →New Mac Mini’s RAM Is Soldered, Not User Upgradeable

bb passport whiteBack in September, BlackBerry officially launched the BlackBerry Passport after what seemed like months of waiting and teasing. The handset has proven to be quite a hit amongst its users and quickly sold out via BlackBerry’s official website. We suppose this could also be due to BlackBerry not ordering enough units, but regardless of the reason, it shows that there is demand for the rather oddly shaped device.

So how does BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen feel about the demand for the Passport? Speaking at Technologies that Matter forum in Hong Kong, Chen was quoted as saying that he was extremely pleased with the handset’s demand, and that he’s actually happy to be facing inventory issues. “I’m glad to have inventory issues. It shows that people want the phone.” Read full post →BlackBerry CEO Pleased With The Passport’s Shortages, Proves Demand

sony gplay 640x297It wasn’t too long ago that Sony unveiled the SmartWatch 3, and for those who are looking to get their hands on the smartwatch, you might be interested to learn that the device has recently made its way onto the Google Play Store, as you can see in the screenshot above. Unfortunately a release date for the watch has yet to be determined.

However it has been listed as “coming soon” and is priced at $250. The SmartWatch 3 will be powered by Android Wear, which is something that Sony had earlier stated that they no plans of doing so, but we guess they decided that perhaps hopping on board the Android Wear bandwagon could be the way to go, given how ubiquitous Android devices are. Read full post →Sony SmartWatch 3 Makes An Appearance In The Google Play Store

OWC1600DDR3S32SApple’s 5K iMac launched yesterday and the basic model with 8GB of RAM is priced at $2,500 which is admittedly rather expensive, but then again it’s the display that you’re most probably paying for. Now 8GB of RAM for the most part should be enough to get users through most tasks.

However if you’re a power user and want more RAM, you might be interested to learn that OWC has recently announced a RAM upgrade kit for the new Retina iMac. The come will offer 8GB kits priced at $99.79, 16GB kits at $197.99, and a 32GB kit for $395, which would basically allow users to replace the entire RAM in the base model. Read full post →OWC Announces RAM Upgrade Kits For Apple’s New Retina iMac

APX Labs are the developer of the Skylight Platform, a software that companies use to create smart glasses applications. During a briefing at DreamForce conference, APX Labs CEO Brian Ballard showed me a demo of the integration of an application for maintenance powered by Sales Force and integrated with APX Labs software on Google Glass and the Myo gesture UI armband (see my photo in the full article and check the video demo provided by APX Labs above).

On Wednesday, The company announced a partnership with du, a leading telecommunications provider for businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide access to smart glass applications to du’s 70,000+ business clients. Du and APX Labs will demonstrate their solution at GITEX Technology Week 2014 (18-22 October).

The key applications that APX Labs can deliver on smart glasses, whether it is Google Glass, Epson Moverio BT-200, Vuzix or others, are the communication capabilities, the navigation feature  and overlay that augments the work environment. Healthcare professionals, maintenance teams and logistics staffs are the one who will benefit the most from this technology. APX Labs’ solution allows users to operate hands free while receiving key information to perform their tasks on screen and enables visual and audio communications with their team members directly in the glasses.

Read full post →APX Labs Enterprise Software for Smart Glasses and Myo Armband

10815 3243 141017 Amex l 640x459Come Monday, not only will Apple be rolling out iOS 8.1 to the masses, but they will also be taking Apple Pay and turning the service on. The feature, for those who are hearing about this for the first time, is Apple’s attempt at a mobile payment service of their own that will compete against the likes of Google Wallet and Softcard.

However could Apple Pay usher in a new era where mobile payments become the next big thing? Well some financial institutions seem to think so. In an email American Express sent out to its customers, the credit card company has provided instructions on how to setup American Express with Apple Pay. Read full post →American Express Prepares Its Customers For Apple Pay

ipad air preorder 640x382Just yesterday, Apple announced the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. If you had your eye on either tablet, you might be pleased to learn that Apple has started to take pre-orders for both devices on their website, with the iPad Air 2 starting at $499 for the WiFi-only 16GB model, and the iPad mini 3 starting at $399 for the 16GB WiFi-only option.

The new tablets will also go up to 128GB of storage as Apple has done away with the 32GB option. On Apple’s website, it also mentions that the tablets are expected to begin shipping in the next 2-4 days, and some buyers have reported that Apple has promised deliveries to some of them (possibly those who pre-ordered early) by the 23rd of October, which is next Thursday. Read full post →iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Now Available For Pre-Order