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CTEK MUS 4.3 “Test & Charge” Battery Maintenance System


By: Nicolas Stecher There’s a dirty little secret in the automotive world that OEM’s are reticent to discuss openly, but they’re doing their damnedest to resolve behind the scenes. The problem, for lack of a better term, is battery abuse. Modern technologies like Start/Stop — where the vehicle’s engine shuts down...

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Manfrotto 055CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review (video)


I’ve had the same tripod for several years. It’s been a more “just stuck with it and be cheap” scenario.  And despite continuing to sink more money into cameras and lenses, my tripod has remained the same. Ultimately it works, so the sustaining thought has long been ‘why replace it?”. Boy,...

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6 iPhone/iPad Apps You Need Now – Edition 1 (list)


Welcome to Gadget Review’s new weekly app review column. We’re starting out with iOS apps only, but in the future we will extend to other OS ecosystems. If you have an app to recommend, please do so in the comments or via our social media channels.   1. Mynd Free,...

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Roadtrip!: Apple’s CarPlay Goes Aftermarket


In Apple’s 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote, SVP Eddy Cue detailed “iOS in the Car.” This news was expected, as a few car companies had already integrated an “Eyes-Free Siri” feature. But Siri was basically a voice-search, not an immersive Apple ecosystem experience. “iOS in the Car” was a different...


Amazon Smartphone Set For September 2014


Last week, Amazon turned heads with its announcement of the Fire TV set-top box, a relatively low-stakes play that generated both high levels of interest and mixed reviews. “It’s a set-top box, save your excitement for something bigger.” Well…over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that everyone’s favorite online...

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New Reports Suggest there will be Two Larger iPhone 6 Models (rumor)


The iPhone rumor mill is abuzz once again (it never stops, does it?) over a report (paywall protected) in the Industrial and Commercial Times, a Chinese-language business publication based in Taiwan, that Apple is beginning production on 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s. This relatively obscure report fits with a past report from...


Apple Just Opened Their First Retail Store In Turkey


Turkish consumers celebrated a milestone of sorts this week, as the first Apple retail store opened in the country. Housed in Istanbul’s Zorlu Center complex, the store certainly brings the wow factor the company’s 423 other brick and mortar locations around the world are known for. The store itself is...


Rumored Apple iWatch Could Feature UV Sensor


As the countdown continues to Apple’s highly anticipated Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC, 6/2 in San Francisco), news arrives that will make readers of paler complexion quite happy. The long-rumored “iWatch” wearable will likely include a UV exposure sensor, according to Barclay’s chip analyst Blayne Curtis: “These chips measure UV exposure...