Apple Special Event – October 2016

Apple Special Event – October 2016

Tim Cook began the special event by announcing a new accessibility website and an update on the iPhone 7 with iOS 10. In just over a month, 60% of iPhone users are on iOS 10, a direct poke at Google as less than 1% of its users are on the latest Android 7. Apple Pay has also kicked off in Japan with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch series 2. It’s a big deal in Japan with its wide adoption rate of mobile payment. The Apple Map has transit directions for…

Everything Microsoft Aunnounced at its October 2016 Event – Windows 10, Surface Studio, Paint3D & More

Everything Microsoft Aunnounced at its October 2016 Event – Windows 10, Surface Studio, Paint3D & More

There’s a saying: if you want a thing done well, do it yourself. Microsoft has demonstrated exactly how this saying has translated into the series of new products and software updates in its October 2016 event. Windows 10’s “Creators Update” Windows 10’s “Creators Update” will come free to all existing Windows 10 users. Packed in this update are some new features that are mostly focused on creative works and 3D. Even the iconic Windows Paint app will be getting a 3D object update (even though not all were pleased about it). Microsoft has…

Sony SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Sony SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

These days, it’s hard to visit any electronic store and not be bombarded by the extensive range of wireless speakers in all shapes, sizes and colors. With the commoditization of this product category, it seem harder to define a specific purpose for these speakers and also the people who purchase them. Do people bring their portable speakers outdoors? Would people value portability over audio quality? With the SRS-XB2, Sony thinks that it has a product for people who value both portability and audio quality. Design The Sony SRS-XB2 is compact…

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Review

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Review

When it comes to noise canceling headphones, it’s hard to find a brand as iconic as Bose’s QuietComfort series. Take a look around the plane during your next flight and chances are most people with headphones on will be using a pair of Bose QuietComfort. I reviewed the Bose QC25 previously and was really impressed at how effective the noise canceling was (despite the relatively weak audio performance).  And in this era of mobile connected devices, it only seemed logical for the company to follow up with a wireless successor…

LG unveils the V20 in Singapore

LG unveils the V20 in Singapore

They say luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. On the same day that Samsung Singapore announces its official exchange and refund program for the ill fated Galaxy Note7, LG Singapore has prepared to unveil its latest V20 to the media at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel. The V20 is an update to the V10 LG released last year. The company says that it has taken cues from the V10 to determined what the customers would want and need in the V20. The result is a smartphone that is geared towards…