I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it delivers a clear, highly articulate sound, with a wide stereo image, and it's the most comfortable budget headphone I've tried in years. Comfort is crucial, because even if a headphone is a top performer, but hurts your ears after a while, you're … Read more
Apple is testing versions of its iPhone and iPad with larger screens, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The gadget maker has been testing iPad screens in recent months that measure almost 13 inches diagonally and iPhone screens larger than their current 4-inch size, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.
The WSJ report appears to buttress reports last month that Apple was exploring iPhones with screens as large as 5.7 inches. Reuters reported in June that the company was considering the introduction of "… Read more
InstaSize is an image editing tool designed to ensure each of your images is fully displayed on Instagram. It does this by adding a colored background behind your image, creating stitched images, or adjusting images through clever, self-managed cropping. The results are more complete than the auto-cropped images you'll take in Instagram, but the lack of additional editing features limits the app in many ways.
To start, you must select an image for use in the app. Either take an image with the camera app or choose one from your Photo Library. From there, you can add a different … Read more
I get to hear a lot of headphones. Don't be jealous, most of them are different shades of awful. Some are so bad I yank them off my head in a few seconds, some are just cheap copies of famous headphones, and some are built like crap. The Griffin Technology WoodTones jumped out from the pack: they're beautiful, they're comfortable, and they sound great.
True to their name they're available in Beech, Sapele, and Walnut. Handling these $99.99 headphones, I found the real wood earcups make for a very different feel than the more typical … Read more
InstaSize seems to only be capitalizing on the success of Instagram without bringing anything to the table. It's a photo editor in name, but it doesn't really do anything.
The goal of InstaSize is to find the "perfect" size for your photos. In reality, it just shrinks them a few pixels without even caring about the content of the picture. When you tap the button to "resize" your photos, you're hit by an ad before the app gives you results. Ads actually tend to litter the app and take up plenty of screen … Read more
A new regulatory filing suggests Apple is readying a fourth-generation Apple TV set, one that looks a whole lot like the last two models, but with one minor difference.
That difference is size. The new version, which Engadget spotted in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission today, is 93.78mm around versus the current model's 98mm. It also carries the model number A1469, which differs from the current model's A1427 designation.
Lucky me -- I get to play with lots of headphones, but I sometimes wonder if they're all made in the same factory, and their mostly plastic construction, similar features, and designs feel interchangeable. So when CNET's David Carnoy put the Meze 88 Classics in my hands I was intrigued. The beautifully finished, hand-carved ebony wood ear cups gave a high-end sheen to the design, and a quick audition proved the 88 Classics' beauty was more than skin deep.
Build quality is a step up from what you get with Beats by Dr. Dre 'phones, and I liked … Read more
What big feature will be missing from the Wii U on launch day?
Bad news for first-day Wii U buyers: the company has announced that the TVii service, which was promised to be available at launch, will now not be live until sometime in December. In addition, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and Amazon Instant Video will now be going live in the coming weeks. This is certainly a blow for Nintendo, which can't seem to get things ready for any launch -- you'll recall that the 3DS launched without access to the virtual eShop store, … Read more
The size of the average mobile application is on the rise, according to the results of a new study.
As part of its Mobile Application Markets research report, ABI Research today said that the size of the average iOS application last month was 16 percent greater than in March, with even larger growth in some specific app categories.
The big standout, the firm says, were games. In September, the average game was 60MB, up 42 percent from the average in March.
RAR Expander for Mac is a utility to create and uncompress files in RAR archives. Supposedly fully compatible with WinRAR, RAR Expander for Mac is a clean, simple app that installs in a few seconds and works flawlessly in the testing we did. Notably, RAR Expander for Mac also supports AppleScript, so you can create shell utilities to handle packing and unpacking RAR files in a larger environment.
RAR Expander for Mac works with both single and multi-part RAR archives. It also supports password-protected RAR files. To use RAR Expander for Mac you can either open the app and provide … Read more