Apple releases software update for Apple TV

With Apple updating OS X: Mavericks and iOS 7.1.2 in the last couple days, it’s not surprising they also updated the Apple TV OS, now at v6.2. According to Apple, this minor software update improves performance and bring a few bug fixes.

Apple launches back to school promotion for Mac, iDevice purchases

Apple has launched its Back to School Promotion as the school year shopping season kicks-off. Students who purchase Mac models (except the Mac mini) are eligible to receive a $100 gift card, while iPad and iPhone buyers are entitled to a $50 gift card.

Report: 12-inch MacBook Air release coming in Q3/14

Citing a DigiTimes report, Christian Today’s Azalea Pena notes that Apple’s fixing to release a new 12-inch MacBook Air to be built by longtime Apple collaborator Quanta Computer. However, Digitimes’ anonymous sources have not heard any additional changes coming to the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air products, which received a mild upgrade recently.

JBL launches Reflect Sport and Synchros E-Series headphones

The new JBL Synchros E-Series headphones—whether in-ear to around-the-ear—combine JBL engineering with innovative features for every way of listening. The JBL Synchros Reflect and JBL Synchros Reflect BT in-ear headphones raise the bar on sport headphones with high-performance audio

Kickstarter Find: MOS Reach gives you power everywhere

Although we’re heading towards the golden age of wireless, we’re not quite there yet. Many of our devices still require outlets to charge, and that means often having to go out of your way to reach them. On the floor, behind beds, under your computer desk…reaching them can be a pain. That’s where the MOS Reach comes into play.

Review: Hippus HandShoe “gripless” ergonomic mouse

The HandShoe ergonomic mouse from Hippus NV is designed to track around your mousepad guided by just the weight of a relaxed hand. Designed over two years of field testing and refinement in close cooperation with two medical universities, the HandShoe Mouse can help minimize stress associated with devices that must be gripped while orienting the mousing hand and arm.

V-Moda headphones now available at Magnolia A/V stores

Previously available mostly via online retailers, this new partnership between V-Moda and Best Buy’s Magnolia home audio stores gives listeners a chance to try out V-Moda’s slick designs and super sound quality in person. High end headphones are certainly a worthwhile purchase, but it can help to try out something this expensive before you commit.

Rumor: New 12-inch MacBook Air to enter production

Apple will begin mass production of its 12-inch Macbook Air in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report from Digitimes. The production line sources responsible for the Digitimes report have not provided any information about changes to the other Macbook Air models, so Apple may only be working on this individual laptop.


RCA introduces ultra-thin HDTV indoor antenna

So, you’ve got your Apple TV—you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, NHL GameCenter and whatnot—but you can’t still bring yourself to cut the cable because of the channels and first run shows you’ll miss? The newly available RCA Ultra-Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna may make the decision a little bit easier for you. With it, you can receive free local news, sports, weather and some of your favorite shows in both UHF and VHF frequencies in up to 1080i.


New 21.5-inch, $1,099 iMac should satisfy most entry-level users

I’m surprised by the amount of disdain that’s been generated by Apple’s release of a new, entry-level iMac this week, priced at $1,099. That’s an unprecedented low water mark for iMac pricing since the model was introduced back in 1998. The catch is that the new iMac is basically an entry-level MacBook Air in desktop clothing.

Review: STM Sequel small laptop shouder bag

For my purposes, laptop shoulder bags cannot be small enough. I don’t want to be able to cram everything I could possibly need into them, I just want efficiency with the items I actually need to put in. A laptop (of course), my iPad and iPhone, and perhaps some business cards, a pen/pencil, etc. Obviously, we all want different things out of our laptop bags, but if you’d rather yours be svelte than accommodating, the STM Sequel is well worth a look.

Apple introduces entry-level iMac at $1,099

Apple has officially launched the new entry-level 21.5-inch 1.4GHz iMac with a starting price of $1,099. While the physical and general desktop configurations remain untouched, specifications were modified under the hood. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz with a 8GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000.