— Shawn Farner

Shawn Farner is a Harrisburg-based tech blogger who has been involved in online media for over seven years. He covers consumer electronics, Web-based services, and tech startups. Read disclosures here.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Announces More Products; HBO Will Offer Standalone Streaming Service

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Announces More Products; HBO Will Offer Standalone Streaming Service

Good morning, folks, and happy Sunday! This is the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we help you get all caught up on the biggest tech stories from the past week. Companies making headlines include Apple, HBO, CBS and … [Read more...]

DEAL: Upcoming Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundles Will Include Two Games

DEAL: Upcoming Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundles Will Include Two Games

Last year's Assassin's Creed game, Black Flag, received a lot of great reviews. This year's title, Unity, is one of the most highly anticipated titles of the holiday season. If you don't own an Xbox One yet and had … [Read more...]

Vine App Swings onto Xbox One, Available Now

Vine App Swings onto Xbox One, Available Now

Do you like to watch short, hilarious videos? Do you enjoy obnoxious headline puns? If so, this post is going to make you very happy. I've managed to work something groan-worthy into the header text, and Microsoft and … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple’s October 16 Event is For Real, iPad Pro Reportedly Delayed

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple’s October 16 Event is For Real, iPad Pro Reportedly Delayed

It's Sunday -- know what that means? It's Weekend Wrap-Up time, where we get you caught up on the most important tech stories from the past week. Companies making news this week include Apple, Microsoft and … [Read more...]

Want 4K Ultra HD Video on Netflix? It’ll Cost You

Want 4K Ultra HD Video on Netflix? It’ll Cost You

Televisions supporting Ultra HD, or "4K" resolution, aren't all that affordable yet. But Netflix has been ahead of the curve with the technology, offering super-high-resolution streams for shows like Breaking Bad … [Read more...]

Google News & Weather App Lands on iOS

Google News & Weather App Lands on iOS

Google is a unique company in that it actively develops and promotes a mobile operating system, yet also develops for competing platforms. Google apps are plentiful on iOS, and today, Apple's OS received yet another … [Read more...]

Xbox One Will Finally Reach its Multimedia Potential with Official Plex App

Xbox One Will Finally Reach its Multimedia Potential with Official Plex App

If there is one area that the Xbox family of consoles has fallen short in, it's the handling of local network media. Even the Xbox 360, which supported DLNA, couldn't pull off what a Plex-powered home theater PC could; … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces Windows 10; iPad Event Could Happen on Oct. 16

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces Windows 10; iPad Event Could Happen on Oct. 16

Happy Sunday! This is the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we run through the top stories of the past week in in order to get you caught up. Companies making big news this week include Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook. … [Read more...]

Apple Goes Old School, Pulls an App for a Lame Reason

Apple Goes Old School, Pulls an App for a Lame Reason

Apple's latest mobile OS release, iOS 8, is a big step for the company. It's the most open mobile operating system Apple has released thus far, and spending some time with it might have you believing that Apple … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Weekend Wrap-Up: Lots of Apple News; Yahoo to Close the Directory

Happy Sunday, folks! I typically try to shy away from covering a whole lot about one company in these Wrap-Ups. Unfortunately, not a whole lot happened this week, and Apple made the headlines quite a bit; for both … [Read more...]