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James DeRuvo Tackles The Apple Watch


James DeRuvo visits the show close to the Apple product announcement to share his frank and expert advice and tech knowledge. With the launch of the new Apple watch, Apple TV, and Macbook, James shares why the Apple watch is the newest exciting thing in tech and gives honest and useful tips and tricks.

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Saying hello to the iPhone 4S and Siri

Apple makes a tidal wave sized splash with the iPhone 4s. But it would surprise some to realize that this new iPhone is merely an incremental update. Is it a great option for travelers? Absolutely because it’s now a world phone. And it’s an even better camera. James DeRuvo has the details on this new phone and it’s dynamic new digital assistant SIRI.

Skype One-Ups Apple With Mobile Video Chat That’s Truly Mobile

Skype's video chat feature outdoes Facetime by adding 3G access

Skype has launched a video chat feature for their iPhone app which adds 3G capability making mobile video chat truly mobile.

Users of Apple’s new Facetime app can appreciate the frustrations of only being able to video chat by WiFi only. Skype has not only found a way to use video chat via 3G, but even iPhone 3GS users in a limited receive only video basis. Here’s how it works:

Users who have the iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod Touch can initiate video calls with friends who use the iPhone 3GS, iPad, and 3rd Generation iPod Touch, while 3rd Gen Apple device users can only receive the video chat while talking audio only. Mac Desktop users can also jump into the fray using the Skype client. And don’t forget, Skype now how group video conferencing of up to five video streams simultaneously.

Check out the commercial announcing it by clicking on the link below, it’s funky:

But what’s really challenging to Apple’s Facetime dominance is that Skype can video chat over 3G, not just WiFi only. And the data usage isn’t too bad, chiming in at about 1.3MB per minute. Frankly, I’m amazed that Apple approved this update, but it may be that they’ll be announcing a “one more thing” update next month that will do the same.

The Skype App update is free can is available right now at the App Store.

The New Mac Air and Lion

The new Mac Book Air

Apple has done it again with their version of the netbook … say hello to the 11″ Mac Air. Plus enhancements to OSX (Lion), iLife 11, Multitouch, and more.

Apple’s new iPods unveiled

46% smaller, the new iPod Nano has multi touch.

Apple’s new line of iPods have been announced and they’re both different and familiar, just like you’d expect.

Apple introduces the iPad

Imagine traveling with your entire book library and more ... that's the promise of the iPad

Apple introduces the new iPad. But what does that mean for travelers?