iPhone 5s – starting at $199 on contract


By Andrew Levy

You’ve wanted, waited, and speculated, and now the iPhone 5s has finally arrived. As anticipated the device will be available in the leaked gold, silver, and black variants. From a hardware perspective Apple’s latest flagship sports three brand-new features: a brand new camera sensor larger pixels and tons of new software features including 120 FPS 720p HD video, Apple’s latest A7 processor that is based on a 64-bit architecture (first ever on a phone), and a finger print scanner (Touch ID) that will allow users to securely unlock their phone.

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“iPhone 5C is beautifully, unapologetically plastic” – starting at $99 on contract [Update]


By Andrew Levy

Apple has officially announced the much hyped and rumored iPhone 5c. For all intents and purposes internally the phone is an iPhone 5 (with iOS7), but on the outside consumers will be offered a number of “hard-coated polycarbonate” colored variants to choose from including blue, yellow, pink, green, and white. Apple is also offering up a number of different silicon form-fitting multi-colored cases ($29) for the 5c that feature circular holes that show off the true color of your device.

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Apple iPhone Event Hub


Tomorrow (9/16) is Apple’s iPhone event in San Francisco. We are expecting the iPhone 5s, the rumored iPhone 5c, and potentially much more including an updated Apple TV. Stick with us for all the latest and most current news and information. We’ll be posting everything here on the Apple iPhone Event Hub for your convenience. The event starts at 10am PST and there is a lot to look forward to, stay right here.

Apple announces the iPhone 5c

iPhone 5S – New processor, camera, fingerprint sensor

iPhone 5s and 5c available for preorder tomorrow and in stores Friday Sept. 20th

TechfastCast Episode 28 – September 9, 2013

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It’s been a very long time, but we have officially returned. This is a very short TechfastCast to catch you up on the most important news that’s been going on. Don’t forget to tune in again tomorrow night as Kyle and I discuss the day’s Apple event. For the time being enjoy this mini TFC in which Kyle and I talk about my dog, his hamster, and your love of cheese.

We’ll talk you you again tomorrow. Enjoy!

– Andrew

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Microsoft to acquire Nokia devices and servies unit for $7.2 billion

Nokia phones

By Andrew Levy

Over the course of the last year, Microsoft has been through a series of tumultuous events, some good, some not so good. From last year’s Surface flop and Steven Sinofsky’s departure, to the more recent company-wide shakeup and Steve Ballmer’s impending resignation the tech behemoth has been making waves. As if there wasn’t already enough going on, Microsoft will be purchasing Nokia for 3.79 billion Euro and an additional 1.65 billion Euro for all of Nokia’s patents (5.44 billion Euro altogether or $7.2 billion). The sale should be completed in Q1 of 2014.

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Galaxy Gear Reveal on September 4th

samsungwatch-582_size_blog_postBy Kyle Romain

It will be a season for smartwatches this Winter, with the already-expected Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch set to debut on September 4th at an official Samsung event at the annual IFA conference in Berlin. The device will be Android-based and employ a ‘non-flexible’ display, with no word yet on price or different models. TouchWiz for your wrist, anybody?

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Steve Ballmer retiring within the year

Business Leaders Gather In Detroit For The National Business Summit

By Andrew Levy

In an email to the entire Microsoft team Steve Ballmer officially stated that he will be leaving the company within 12 months. Since Bill Gates’ departure as CEO and Ballmer’s accession to the position in 2000, the Redmond based tech giant has been through a lot including the outrageous success of Windows XP and the not as successful Windows Phone venture.

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EA shows off Titanfall and Battlefield 4 multiplayer gameplay vids at Gamescom


By Andrew Levy

It looks like many of us will being sticking to EA shooters for the foreseeable future. Today at the annual Gamescom conference held in Cologne, Germany, EA showed off two new multiplayer gameplay trailers for two of its highly anticipated upcoming games. The Battlefield 4 demo showcases a massive map dubbed “Paracel Storm”. The gameplay features an fast paced game of infantry, jets, helicopters, and boats, typical fair from most Battlefield games. However, this time around we are going to experience dynamic weather. There’s a storm folks. Players will have to battle harsh weather as well as the enemy, queue in boats launching off massive waves. (Battlefield 4 video can be seen above.)

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