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WTU Episode #280 - iPhone 6: Innovating Like It's 2012

We have just posted up Episode #280 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the iPhone 6 is Apple’s big thing that is actually bigger, Microsoft pays the NFL to use Surface Tablets that keep getting called iPads, if you need 26,000 hours of video storage - TiVo can help. We have those stories and more and the links below!

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Woz likes the iPhone 6

Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) has always been good for a sound byte and Android fans have always enjoyed him talking about his love of Android devices. Unfortunately those days may be over as Woz has said he has ditched Android in favor of the new iPhone 6. CNET has the details.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of the most likable guys in tech -- but that doesn't mean he always likes everything. That Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs biopic? Woz said it got a lot wrong. Wearables? Woz says they're a hard sell. But Woz sure likes Apple's new iPhone 6, so much so that he's ditching Android, Google's mobile operating system he's grown fond of.

iOS 8 Crashing 78% more than iOS 7

There was a time when Apple really and truly cared about their products and their users experience. Those days are long gone as they have started playing "catch up" to Samsung and other companies. They have been rushing to meet the release cycle instead of taking time to actually test their products. Last year we saw stats show that Android crashed less than iOS 7 and now iOS 8 is crashing even more than its predecessor. Just another reason I'll stay away from the fruit.

Crashes will be a result of both bugs in iOS 8 and buggy apps, and so over time as iOS and app updates are released, this figure should do down. It's possible too that older handsets are running old apps that either haven't been updated, either because the user hasn't applied the update or because the app has been abandoned by the developer and won't see any further updates.

Source: ZDNet

Roccat @ CES 2013

We made a stop by Roccat today to check out some of their newest products. Like most other Roccat products, the newest additions to their lineup are made specifically with gamers in mind. The first product we saw was the Ryos MK Pro keyboard. This is a mechanical keyboard with your choice of 4 different cherry MX switches and is the first keyboard to offer individual key illumination. Individual key illumination means you can illuminate only the buttons that you are using in a specific game, or you can change the colors of specific important buttons, or pretty much anything lighting scheme you can think up. Roccat will also offer the Ryos keyboard in other flavors with less features at a lower price.


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Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard
 

Also being displayed this year is Roccat’s new software called Power-Grid which allows you to use your smartphone to control things like skype, teamspeak, game macros, news, weather, computer performance statistics, and much much more without ever having to exit out of your game. The Power-Grid software will be free for the base program (extra functions and premium apps will be extra)  and you will be able to make your own apps and customize it to do whatever you want. At first this might not seem like the most useful program but after we experienced it first and we thought up dozens of uses that would make it quite handy. Roccat will be releasing this software for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone (release date still unknown). You can find out more about Power-Grid and even sign up to be a beta tester over at Roccat's website.


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Roccat Power-Grid Smartphone App

WTU Episode #229 - iOS 7 vs SteamOS

We have just posted up Episode #229 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing the iOS 7 release, Steam OS hits the airwaves and Microsoft bets big on the Surface 2.  We have those stories and more. . .

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