• Shares of Apple hit $100 as new Products Loom

    Shares of Apple hit $100 as new Products Loom

    Apple is on the verge of a major new iPhone product cycle, but this one will be unlike any other launch before it, making it an ideal time for investors to buy in to the company’s stock, Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday, helping shares to touch $100 in m…

     
  • iOS 8 Beta 6 reportedly released to developers

    iOS 8 Beta 6 reportedly released to developers

    While developers were not supplied a new beta of iOS 8 this week alongside the latest pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, Apple’s carrier partners were in fact provided iOS 8 beta 6 for testing prior to the release of the golden master.

     
  • Microsoft Ventures backs Home Automation Accelerator, Check out the Tech of your Future Home

    Microsoft Ventures backs Home Automation Accelerator, Check out the Tech of your Future Home

    Often if you dig a little deeper into the news you can find some gems such as this one. Microsoft has selected a group of 10 startups to join its Microsoft Ventures Accelerator with American Family Insurance. Focused in on home automation, these ten companies are worth taking a peek at as they could represent the next big piece of tech to enter your home. From companies that are developing a “connected” water heater connected home tech that helps consumers prevent and reduce risks related to accidental fires caused by ranges, stoves and ovens – the lineup is impressive. Check the full release after the jump. And follow us here as we plan on highlighting each of these companies over the coming weeks.

     
  • Hilton Hotels get Tech Savvy Upgrade

    Hilton Hotels get Tech Savvy Upgrade

    Hotel tech is about to get a whole lot more relevant as Hilton has announced an aggressive overhaul of its entire tech infrastructure. To the casual consumer, this will mean guests can use their mobile devices as room keys along with choosing rooms from plan maps, checking-in remotely and much more. The service will be integrated to the company’s Hilton Honors iOS app at more than 4,000 properties by the end of 2014.

     
  • Google’s Nest Labs Paves the Way for Standard In Smart Home Automation

    Google’s Nest Labs Paves the Way for Standard In Smart Home Automation

    Google’s plan for the Nest smart thermostat may go beyond just the thermostat and smoke detector. The company’s Nest Labls unveiled an industry group designed to encourage makers of “smart” devices to lock in their services to a new standard for network communications. The attempt is to lead the way and pave the path for how household devices speak to eachother in homes, cars, and other avenues you can think of.  The new group includes Samsung, ARM Holdings, Freescale Semiconductor and Silicon Labs and is called the Thread Group. In June, Nest said it partnered with Mercedes-Benz, Whirlpool Corp and lightbulb maker LIFX to integrate their products with its thermostats and smoke detectors.

     
  • Mackie Delivers High End Studio Monitor Sound in an Entry-Level Pricer

    Mackie Delivers High End Studio Monitor Sound in an Entry-Level Pricer

    We’ve talked about these studio monitors on YourTechReport Radio several times now, and it is about time that we dive into our long-term review of the MRmk3 studio monitor kit from Mackie. It’s hard to believe that for under $1,000 you can equip your home, or even pro audio studio, with monitors that blow a lot of the more expensive competition out of the water; so when Mackie sent over the MRmk3 series studio monitors (with the MR10Smk3 10” powered subwoofer) I was not sure what to expect. Having worked in (and built) many broadcast studios in my lifetime, I have either been faced with tight budgets or forced to use equipment that was already purchased; only recently was I able to break the bank a little bit and move to some higher-end monitors. I have used Yamaha, Tannoy, Bowers & Wilkins, Genelec, and even Neumann – never Mackie; so I […]

     
  • Office Arrives for the iPad and we’re Jazzed

    Office Arrives for the iPad and we’re Jazzed

    You are not dreaming, Microsoft has officially released Office for the iPad. After years of waiting and clinging on to rumors Office for the iPad is finally here. Office GM Julia White unveiled the latest mobile Office App and is available as three separate apps – Word, Excel and PowerPoint in the Ap Store today. Just like Office for iPhone, the iPad version will take advantage of Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription for editing, however, the app will be free for reading and presenting. Take a look at it hands on below:

     
 

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