Bree Fowler

  • LeapBand review: Designed for kids, this fitness band is more of a toy than an activity tracker 29-05-2014 12:35 PM

    New York: Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids. LeapFrog, the maker of kids' tablets and other educational products, recently unveiled the LeapBand, a device worn around the wrist. It's really more of a toy, designed for kids ages 4...
  • Pregnancy apps for Android, iOS that help track baby, mom's progress 08-05-2014 02:15 PM

    New York: When I became pregnant with my daughter, now 4, I didn't even own a smartphone. I did most of my pregnancy research with my desktop computer and those pregnancy books that nearly every first-time mom reads. Now, baby No. 2 is on the way and times have changed....
  • Microsoft Office for iPad review: It's beautiful, intuitive and functional 29-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improvements could lure Samsung users to upgrade their devices 27-03-2014 05:49 PM

    New York: Samsung is banking on you shaping up this spring. The company announced its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, which is set to go on sale in April, along with a pair of watches. And many of the features included on the devices focus on fitness. Considering the continued fascination...
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improvements might be enough to entice Samsung fans to upgrade 26-02-2014 06:38 AM

    New York: Samsung is banking on you shaping up this spring. The company on Monday unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, which is set to go on sale in April, along with a pair of watches. And many of the features included on the devices focus on fitness. Considering the...
  • Christmas 2013: The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts 21-12-2013 11:09 AM

    New York: It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas. Here's a roundup of some of the season's most offbeat offerings. While these items...
  • New Apple MacBook Pro review: Even more tempting with price cut 01-11-2013 04:23 PM

    Cupertino: The choice was simpler when I was shopping around for a new Mac laptop a year ago: I could have spent $500 more for a nicer screen and less weight, or I could have put some of that toward a faster processor, more storage and more internal memory -...
  • Microsoft Office for iPhone review: Too bare bones to appeal users 15-06-2013 01:08 PM

    New York: The wait is over for the iPhone version of Microsoft's Office software. With the free app, users can quickly and easily edit, save and share documents on the go. But there's a catch: You have to be an Office 365 subscriber to use it. And the mobile version...
  • Review: Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage 09-05-2013 08:45 AM

    New York: Don't worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewellery, craft projects and food porn haven't changed dramatically. They're just easier to manage. The popular link- and photo-sharing website has rolled out an update, one offering people simpler navigation and new ways to arrange their...