Month: September 2012

Stealthy Maxima still Nissan’s top offering

I once thought Nissan should drop the Maxima. What’s the point? The Altima is nearly the same size, is cheaper and is nearly identical in look. So I thought. I changed my mind when I drove a Maxima recently. The Altima is a very good family sedan. The Maxima is a nearly great four door

The review: One week with the iPhone 5 and…..

Like many of you, I pre-ordered iPhone 5, actually two of them, the first day it was available. I’ve carried an iPhone since the iPhone 3G appeared and have had every subsequent model since then. This year, I reviewed and fell in love with the Samsung Galaxy SIII and very nearly left Apple for the

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Maps app will get better

It’s not often that Apple makes big mistakes, and it’s not often that Apple admits them and publicly encourages customers to use other alternatives, but Apple CEO Tim Cook writes an open letter to customers today doing both things. Apple has come under major fire from bloggers and tech press and users after releasing its

iPhone 5, um, smashes Samsung Galaxy SIII in a Hong Kong Droptest

Well this didn’t take long. We’re getting our first iPhone 5 drop test videos and, while we’d still recommend putting a case around the iPhone 5 — which does detract from the phone’s premium design — it is more durable than probably any iPhone we’ve seen. The guys at Android Authority, admitting the iPhone is

iPhone 5 sales open to long lines, Maps controversy

Apple’s new smartphone, the highly anticipated iPhone 5, went on sale today and from all reports, the lines at Apple stores have been quite long. Some fans have camped out for more than a week. Several hundred iFans lined up outside Apple’s New York store and were featured in national broadcasts during the morning news

Sony releases new slimmer PlayStation 3 model

While we wait for PlayStation 4, which may show up by 2014, and while we really wait for Nintendo Wii U, which shows up Nov. 18, Sony has brought us a new PlayStation 3 model. The new PS3 will come in a 250 gigabyte model and a 500 gig version. It’s also 20 percent smaller

T-Mobile to fight iPhone 5 with money on Zero Down Magenta Days

T-Mobile may not be getting the iPhone 5, but it’s running a promotion that it hopes to lure customers into its stores regardless. For Sept. 21, the day Apple’s iPhone 5  hits stores, until Sept. 30, T-Mobile is sponsoring a deal its calling “Zero Down.” What’s it mean? New and existing T-Mobile customers can purchase

Microsoft plans to have 30 new store locations by Christmas

Move over Apple store, Microsoft’s coming. The Redmond, Calif, based company is planning to more than double the number of its U.S. retail stores in time of the holiday season. Microsoft has plans to open 30 new locations, according to a report in PC Magazine. Microsoft is anticipating heavy demand for its new Surface tablet

Twitter for iPad app is updated

Twitter has updated its iPad app today. The company says it’s “rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, beautiful and easy to use.” The new app loaded faster for us and made switching between your home feed, your mentions and searching easier. Those tabs sit on the left side of the