iOS finally matures into double figures with version 10, but does the latest release bring anything fantastic with it?
If your device could run iOS 8, then it could also run iOS 9. But was it any different to its predecessor?
Was iOS 8 a big update? Or was it just a refined iOS 7?
One of the most dividing releases, iOS 7 came with an entire visual overhaul.
2012 saw Apple release iOS 6, which promised 200 new features. But did it really?
Portable speakers are the latest technology trend. I take a look at the Platinum, mini bluetooth speaker from Jam.
One of the biggest releases in iOS history, iOS 4 brought many new features, including FaceTime.
Now well established, Apple rolled out its third incarnation of its mobile operating system in 2009.
2008 saw Apple cement itself further in the mobile market with a new iPhone model and a new version of its mobile operating system. Hello, iPhone OS 2.
Marking ten years of the release of the original iPhone, Low End Mac are taking a look at the progression of the mobile operating system from Apple.
Apple’s iconic phone range is now ten years old. I look back at its launch, its impact, and its legacy.
Budget gadgets can be great. I take a look at the portable pound power bank.
In October 2001, Apple introduced the original 5 GB iPod with FireWire as its only data and charging port. Steve Jobs previewed the original iPhone in January 2007 – ten years ago and just over five years after iPod introduction. The iPhone shipped at the end of June 2007, and released the first iPod touch […]
I love the huge 5.5″ 1920 x 1080 pixel display on the iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s such a large device that I wouldn’t want to stick one in my pocket and use it as my phone. The thing is huge – but there are other uses for it.
I once used decade old Apple gear, slowly creeping to more modern kit. But I may again be heading toward the low end camp.
Shopping lists no longer have to be handwritten. Your smartphone can take over this role too.
News of Pebble being taken over by Fitbit had been rumoured, but now it’s official – what does that mean for loyal users?
Keeping in contact with people has never been so instant, but with so many services available, it can be hard to remember who uses what method.
Due to some changes in the household, Low End Mac needs to get rid of one big debt fast. The business, such as it is, owes the IRS just under $7,000, and our monthly payment is $250. In recent months, donations have been short of our budget, and I’ve made some adjustments. The biggest thing […]
This has been an interesting year, to put it mildly. After nearly 4 years, I lost my job in June and went on unemployment for the first time in 24 years. That was a financial shock from which we never recovered – I suddenly had about 40% less income per week – and the job […]
Is the Kickstarter smart watch manufacturer about to be taken over and shut down?
Selfie sticks are nothing new. Would you believe a photo was taken with a selfie stick in 1925, back in the era of box cameras? And would you believe that the modern selfie stick era began in 1983?
Powerful computing doesn’t come much cheaper than with a ChromeBook. I take a look at Acer C720 from 2013.
Working at the local Meijer store earlier this week, I noticed that they now have a pack of 8 store branded LED light bulbs for $11.99 – just $1.50 each. (Black Friday pricing: $8.00!) I’d say we have now hit the tipping point where it makes little sense to buy CFL or traditional incandescent bulbs […]
Intel’s next generation CPU architecture, replacing the Skylake chips in most current Macs, is known as Kaby Lake. This 7th generation Intel Core i design provides up to 8 MB of Level 3 cache and is already being used in some PCs. We should see it in Macs in 2017.
A funny thing happened to Mac performance: It stopped making those big strides forward that it used to. Like 1987, when the 16 MHz Mac II blew the doors off the 8 MHz Mac SE with 2.4x its performance, or when the 25 MHz Quadra 700 arrived with over twice the raw power of the […]
Something odd has happened over roughly the last 5 years. Moore’s law is hitting a brick wall (or at least it would seem so). As a result, the difference in a 5 year old Mac today versus a 5 year old Mac from 1995 in the year 2000 or a 5 year old Mac from […]
There has been a lot of hand wringing over the new MacBook Pro with its Touch Bar – and complete lack of legacy ports. I understand. We’ve been here before.
Some of you may remember seeing one of the first personal computers at a Radio Shack store in the latter part of 1977. Although there were three competing “home computer” systems on the market, only the TRS-80 was widely available – it was on display at 3,500 Radio Shack stores throughout the United States!