Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Apple Watch may not ship as soon as you thought

Apple Watch may not ship as soon as you thought

When Tim Cook took to the stage earlier this month, he had his Steve Jobs moment in announcing the Apple Watch. Hands raised, he triumphantly ushered in Apple’s new age of wearable tech. When he said Apple Watch would ‘ship early next year’, we all made assumptions. A new report suggests the wait may be longer than imagined.

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Facebook’s WiFi drones to begin testing next year

Facebook’s WiFi drones to begin testing next year

Be it balloons, drones, sattelites or just plain laying cable under the surface, various companies are making an effort to digitally connect the world. Google and Facebook have both vowed to bring the Internet as we know it to parts of the world where connectivity is sparse or absent. Facebook is now laying out their plan of action, saying that they should be able to test drones by next year.

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Ex-Apple Retail boss launching gadget delivery business

Ex-Apple Retail boss launching gadget delivery business

As much as we tire of the old “Internet of Things” adage lately, a more subversive handle is being assigned to things. whenever a service is launched, someone calls it the “Uber of” whatever it is. The latest is a service designed to bring you gadgets quickly, and is founded by a guy who knows a thing or two about standing in line for tech.

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Bent iPhone 6? You brought this on yourself

Bent iPhone 6? You brought this on yourself

When the world uses an iPhone for a few days, bad things start to pop up. As much research as Apple puts behind a product, there is still no accounting for real world problems (you can make your jokes about real world problems and Apple products in the comments section below, thanks). With the iPhone 6, a bit of compromise in the metal seems to be the culprit here, even attracting a few hashtags.

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Apple Pay, Bitcoin coming to Square Register

Apple Pay, Bitcoin coming to Square Register

Bitcoin, tenuous as it may be, is increasingly popular as a form of currency. Apple Pay also looms on the horizon for those still wanting to use cash in a digital sense. Square is also working their service into more businesses, and have slyly announced a new register that will take advantage of both of those technologies.

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iPhone 6 costs $200 to build, according to study

iPhone 6 costs $200 to build, according to study

We all know the markup on iPhones is significant, but how much does it cost to actually build one? According to a new report, Apple spends roughly $200-$250 for each iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. When you remember the phone starts at $650, it sounds downright evil to charge so much, but that’s not the whole picture.

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