Music, Multitasking and Time Travel – Apple #WWDC15 Wrap-Up

Co-written with Janelle Ong Today in San Francisco, Tim Cook and team kicked off Apple’s 26th Worldwide Developers Conference. They announced huge advancements in software including updates to their operating systems across all platforms and introduced the brand new Apple Music. Here’s the breakdown from the #AppleLive event.   OS X | El Capitan El … Read more

Apple goes gold with Watch and MacBook

Today in San Francisco, CA, Apple announced the release date of its anticipated Apple Watch for April 24th and a surprise bonus with the unveiling of a new MacBook. The electronics giant also announced a partnership with HBO NOW, MacBook Pro 13″ and Air getting retina display, updates to Carplay, Apple Pay, iOS 8.2, and revealed … Read more

ICE BlackBox app turns smartphones into a secure surveillance camera

Suspicious activity, domestic abuse, animal abuse, bullying and other illegal activities can now be captured on this new crime-fighting app. This app allows the user to stream real-time video to secure servers where it is saved and cannot be deleted by a perpetrator against the user’s will. The new ICE BlackBox app was developed by CEO … Read more

Apple’s sapphire star GTAT files for bankruptcy

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., announced today that it had commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire. GT expects the court will authorize the company to continue to conduct business as usual while it devotes renewed efforts to resolve its current … Read more

Co-founder Random Order Audio shares lessons learned from Kickstarter fail

AZ-based startup Liquid Llama Soft., LLC recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their product Random Order Audio, a program that allows artists and producers to add infinite possibilities and texture to their songs, giving them the ability to test out their song in different genres, mixes or instrumental additions, and raise $60,000. Although the campaign totally failed, … Read more

Phoenix Mobile Festival returns September 27th

The Phoenix Mobile Meetup group will host their third annual Phoenix Mobile Festival designed for mobile enthusiasts, developers, engineers and entrepreneurs on September 27, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Phoenix campus. The festival, sponsored by Intel,  will support the many voices helping to unlock the potential of a truly … Read more

Beat summer boredom with a bunny, a buffoon and balloons

School’s out for the summer which means family outings and long trips in the car are already scheduled for the rest of the season. Luckily, iPhones come to the rescue to make the car’s backseat more bearable for your little ones. If you’re looking for another game to add to their arsenal, there’s a new … Read more

Any dude can do it – startup Cookstarter launches interactive and simple cooking app

Cookstarter, a brand new app created by Tucson resident, Ben Butterworth, and developed by Y Media Labs, is an interactive cooking experience that has simple-to-read instructions, macro size photos and videos, audio instructions of what you are making and categories that make recipes easy to find. Butterworth credits the inception of the app to his … Read more

The Art of Selfie- The Global Phenomenon

Remember the days when ‘self-portrait’ was the only way to describe a photo taken of oneself? Now ‘selfie’ has taken over the reins. Along with popular hashtags like #ootd (outfit of the day), #wiwt (what I wore today) and #tbt (throwback thursdays), we can often see heaps of selfies on social media apps like Instagram … Read more

Will 100M Sapphire-crystal Apple screens be manufactured in Arizona?

If the rumors are true, GT Advanced Technologies, based in Mesa, Arizona, acquired enough sapphire crystal furnaces to produce over 100 million iPhone screens in a single year. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies partnered last year with many speculating that GT Advanced’s sapphire producing capabilities is what made Apple partner with them in the first … Read more

Gadgets For The Guru

The AZTB team receives many tech gadgets to review–this one came from ADE Germany and has a combination for the health conscious or those looking to lose weight. The Joy Digital Scale will not only weigh your food, but has an iPod and iPhone docking station. Yes, it is now possible to weigh your veggies, … Read more

Apple Vs Google-An In-Depth Look At Switching From An iPhone to Android-OpEd

Does the Nexus 4 Android really kick ass? Is it really better than the iPhone5? Contributing author Angelo Coppola gives readers an in-depth, OpEd about his transition of leaving Cupertino for Google-with all of the pros, cons and expectations to go with it. Will you agree? Join in the discussion. Read on…

Need a Mobile App? Try These Companies…

Need a mobile app? With smart phones taking over the technology scene mobile app development is growing rapidly. Many businesses are now relying on mobile apps to market their companies. Arizona has several mobile app companies that design, develop, and market mobile apps and are putting our state on the map. Here are two examples … Read more

Want Your Startup to Learn From Legends? Now There's an App for That!

The just-launched ‘Startup Videos’ iPhone App allows users to harness the knowledge and experience of those who have created some of the most successful companies in the world. Creator of the app, Matt Smith, shares your same passion in learning from others. So, Matt has hand-picked over 200 videos to help entrepreneurs build their business. … Read more

New Innovative Product Enables iPhone To Shoot Higher Quality Photos and Videos

Do you love the convenience of taking photos and videos from your iPhone, yet wish they were higher in quality just like your bulky DSLR camera? A Phoenix-based startup, Smart Phocus, has designed and created a line of products to drastically increase your photo and video quality when shooting directly from your iPhone. Simply slide … Read more

Kickstarter Helps Pebble, Smart-Watch for iPhones & Androids Raise over $10M

Heard of Kickstarter.com? Kickstarter is a place where anyone can launch a creative project to raise funding by pre-selling the product to the public and using the funds to actually build the product after the sales. You fill out the “start your project” application through their website and attach a video and project description. Unlike … Read more