9to5Toys Christmas bailout: last-minute deals on Apple products and email gift cards (in time to get under the tree)

You blew it. It’s Christmas Eve and you didn’t get your friend/colleague/ loved one a present. Don’t worry, the 9to5Toys team has put together some last second options which will get you some great gifts and still save you some money. In fact, if you play your cards right you might still save a lot […]

Shopping on a budget: iPads & Apple Watches under $300, MacBooks and iMacs under $1000, and Gifts under $100

Don’t see the need for a pricey iPad when you can grab one for $ 199 or $ 250? Looking to spend less than $ 800 for a 2015 MacBook? Have you been waiting for Apple Watch prices to fall? Then this price-conscience Cyber Week shopping roundup may be worth a glance. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-top devices. According to sources, the fourth-generation Apple TV will be priced below $ 200, and is on […]

Review: iHome’s Siri-controlled SmartPlug lets you try Apple’s HomeKit platform for under $40

Smart plugs aren’t exactly new. Belkin has its WeMo platform of connected home devices including its Wi-Fi-enabled ‘Insight Switch’, an iPhone app-controlled outlet, and others have similar competing products. But iHome’s new SmartPlug is one of the first arriving for Apple’s recently launched Siri-controlled HomeKit platform. I’ve been testing out the product in recent weeks to […]

Apple again said to be under federal investigation over upcoming streaming music service

Following a report yesterday claiming that Apple was being investigated by the Department of Justice over anti-competitive practices surrounding the launch of its rebranded Beats streaming music service, Bloomberg this evening now corroborates that report. Bloomberg says that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Apple is using its large iTunes store to put rival […]