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Gear & Gadgets

iPod Touch Review – Does the Update Matter at All?

By | Aug 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It is time to welcome back the iPod. Apple has finally updated the iPod Touch after three years with a faster processor and a camera reminiscent of iPhone 5S, and it’s priced at $199. The main question with this updated device is whether it is still relevant…


The New iPod Touch is Here, But It’s Not Going to Do Anything for Apple’s Sales

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, Apple introduced the new, sixth-generation iPod Touch, which now offers an A8 chip – with 900 percent faster graphics and 500 percent better CPU. It’s amazing; it’s fantastic; it’s greatest iPod Touch yet; however, it’s not going to do anything for Apple’s…



A Music Industry-Friendly Startup? MyStream Does Device-to-Device Sharing

By | Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

MyStream, a free app that streams music from device to device, could be a boon for a music industry that has been flailing for years. “We’re making it more valuable to have your own copy of music again,” says founder Richard Zelson, whose background…


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Ness Brings Together Social, Search, and Recommendations in One App

By | Sep 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

Apps that are focused on social sharing, search, and recommendations, especially in the food and dining space, have been popping up left and right like crazy this year.  Ness brings all of those features together into one app for the iPhone and iPod Touch….



Brass Monkey Turns Smartphones Into Cloud-Based Game Controllers

By | Aug 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

From the addictive properties of Angry Birds to the casual feel of playing Scrabble interactively via your iPhone, mobile gaming and cloud-based games are beyond-a-doubt popular. With the rise of smartphones and increased connectivity, Boston-area startup Brass Monkey is looking to make a splash…


Find Textbook Deals with Amazon Student

By | Aug 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

This fall will be the last semester I’ll ever be a student. After a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, which the lousy job market will probably have me questioning for a while, I can safely say I could never crack open a textbook…



myRete, Makers of WhosHere, Close on Round of Funding from Lightbank

By | Aug 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Virginia-based myRete, the makers of WhosHere®, announced late yesterday that they closed on their first round of funding led by Chicago-based Lightbank, the technology investment fund created by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. If you’re not familiar with WhosHere, it is a…

Startups & Apps

Use Onavo to Save Money on Your iPhone Bill

By | May 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

If your iPhone bill has been a little out of control recently thanks to data usage, brand new startup Onavo has launched an app to help you bring those costs down. Onavo’s app compresses data usage, allowing you to double or even triple the…



Smurks Launches Mobile App to Help Anyone, Including Children with Autism, Express Emotions

By | May 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Chicago-based Iconicast has launched Smurks, a new app to help anyone, including children with autism, accurately express their emotions online.  Available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, users can easily communicate their feelings via digital communications. It’s a very clever app, actually: it…


Keeping the Madness in Your Pocket With Live Mobile Streaming

By | Mar 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm

For all you hoops fans out there, we’re smack in the middle of the NCAA Tournament Championship known as March Madness.  While many of your brackets have certainly been busted, there is a great chance you’ve been watching the games from one of your…

Gear & Gadgets

iBike Dash CC Turns iPhone or iPod Into Personal Cycling Trainer

By | Feb 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

Velocomp LLP, a Florida-based sports technology company, has launched the iBike Dash CC (Cycling Computer), a light-weight wireless bicycle computer system that transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a personal fitness trainer. If you are a serious cyclist—or want to become one—this system will help…