Month: October 2013

A man's HTC EVO 3D stopped a bullet from a robber, prompting the company to provide him with a new device.
Ever thought a smartphone device could save a life? Well, for one fortunate gas station clerk in Florida, his phone did just that. ​Florida TV station News 13 reported that an HTC EVO 3D in a convenience store cashier's pocket stopped a bullet from a robber, saving his life. According to the report, the perpetrator entered the Winter Garden gas…

Two schools are looking to enhance learning capabilities with MacBook Airs.
School administrators are constantly looking for technologies to enhance the classroom experience and help students get more excited about school. Apple's newest devices, including MacBook Airs, seem to be great solutions for keeping young scholars engaged. Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota has recently rolled out an i-Learn program, putting MacBook Air laptops in the hands of around 3,000…

New iPad Air cases by Logitech and Griffin will be released along with the device.
When the new iPad Airs come out soon, new owners might be overeager and drop their device, causing a cracked iPad screen. If they are smart, however, those users should also grab a protective case, and even one that offers a keyboard for the device. Logitech recently announced four such offerings for the iPad Air. Three…

The Mavericks OS X can improve performance in older MacBooks.
With new computer technology coming out each and every day, owners of older MacBooks might feel as though their device just isn't up to snuff anymore. However, the new Mavericks OS X appears to be improving performance in some older MacBooks. MacNewsWorld's John Mello found that out when installing the new operating system on his older…

Smartphone and tablet usage is up among children.
It seems like kids are using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets more frequently on a daily basis. But just how much more? A recent study by Common Sense Media found that children under 9 years old are using these devices three times as much in 2013 as they did in 2011, reported WISHTV. The research found that 40…

Many experts feel that the iPhone 5C missed the mark in the market.
With the iPhone 5S sales greatly outpacing those of the cheaper 5C​ model, many were left wondering why the 5C hasn't performed as well. Expert Reviews reported that many technology industry experts felt the device "missed the mark" in the global market. One issue was the 5C was billed as the budget iPhone. However, being sold for just…

Apple devices represent a large percentage of the education market share.
Technology is a great way for teachers to connect with students and get them excited about learning. That is why many school districts are allowing students to use Apple devices like the iPad and MacBook Air. According to MBJ contributor Frank Brown, one school district in Mississippi is getting great use out of these devices…

New MacBook users are having screens freeze on them.
Apple recently rolled out its new line of MacBook Pros, including the 13-inch version with the Intel Haswell processor. Also announced was the availability of the new Mavericks OS X for the company's computers. Because of one or the other, though, many owners have had issues with their screens locking up, CNET contributor Lance Whitney reported. New MacBook users have…

New Android Jelly Bean update is coming soon for Galaxy users.
Having Samsung Galaxy S3 problems, such as issues with older Android operating systems? Well, Samsung might have the solution, recently announcing that it is rolling out updates to its Android Jelly Bean OS and offering a look into the new features that can be expected, GottaBeMobile's Adam Mills reported. This is the first time that the…

Apple mostly delivered on consumer expectations at latest iPad event.
With the Apple's iPad event now over and new iPad Airs and iPad minis set to hit the market soon, many people are waiting to see whether the company can meet the significant demands it created. PCMag contributor Chloe Albanesius broke down the various expectations before the event compared to what Apple actually released. Many of…