'Tis the season to head back to school, and this week's New App Recap has a handful of titles to help students and teachers alike get back in the swing of things. We've even got a bit of Hollywood royalty in the lineup, along with a new app dedicated solely to the task of finding a flight to get out of town within hours of buying a ticket.
Apple introduced a pair of new iOS software initiatives — Health and HomeKit — at this year's WWDC that would seem ready-made for new hardware, and now comes a new report claiming the Cupertino company may have designs on "smart home" hardware as well.
When it comes to high definition, former heavyweight 1080p HD is starting to look like yesterday's news as the resolution race continues to ratchet up ever-increasing numbers -- some of which are apparently now attainable from the iPhone.
A lot of people think "old" when they read "refurb" or "used" so we've made sure that all of this week's refurb models of Macs are as fresh as can be. Not one model predates last year and some of them are just barely a year old and some even less than that. So let's have a look at these gently used deals, buffed to a high gloss shine by Apple. And if that doesn't tempt you, we even have some great deals on brand new Macs and, as always, a round up of the hot discount gear ready and waiting for you.
We've got a little something for everyone to close out the week in style! Could Christian Bale go from Batman to Steve Jobs? Will Office for iPad finally make its debut next week? Will Google succeed with its new Android Wear initiative? No, silly, we've already covered all of those this week, so read on for a dose of more fresh news...
Perhaps fearing that 2014 will finally be the year an Apple-branded television set arrives, set-top box maker Roku has announced plans to offer a full-fledged HDTV of its own, no streaming box required.
If you're in the market for a multimedia-friendly NAS that also plays nice with OS X, ASUSTOR's latest network-attached storage servers have what you're looking for, and are now available with a wireless remote control and other goodies.
Back in January, accessory maker Logitech announced plans to sell off its popular line of Harmony remote controls -- a decision the company has now only reversed, complete with a new app-powered solution added to the lineup.
We're big fans of Logitech's Harmony remote controls, and even though the company may soon divest itself of the division, they're moving forward with a new Smart Control edition that puts mobile devices in control of the living room.