— 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.

Microsoft’s ‘Countdown to 2015′ Sale Offers Nice Discounts on Digital Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games

Microsoft’s ‘Countdown to 2015′ Sale Offers Nice Discounts on Digital Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games

Are you big on buying digital games for your Xbox One or Xbox 360? Microsoft's latest holiday sale, called the "Countdown to 2015," may interest you. The sale runs today through January 1, 2015, and will feature a … [Read more...]

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Foursquare Comes to the iPad

Back when Foursquare was both a check-in app and a venue finder, it was limited to smartphones only. And that made a lot of sense -- who is carrying their iPad around looking for a good dinner spot? Since then, however, … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Bring Out 4-Inch iPhone for Women; Project Ara Will Get a Module Marketplace

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Bring Out 4-Inch iPhone for Women; Project Ara Will Get a Module Marketplace

Happy Sunday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by for this edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we look at the top tech stories of the past week.Both Apple and Google made headlines during the past seven days. Let's … [Read more...]

The Under $99 Gift Guide for Everyone

The Under $99 Gift Guide for Everyone

The last time I put together a holiday gift guide was back in 2012. I tried to cast a wide net that year, pulling in as many categories of tech products as I possibly could. Unfortunately, if you walked in not knowing … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Buys Acompli; Firefox Coming to iOS

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Buys Acompli; Firefox Coming to iOS

Happy Sunday, folks! Thanks for stopping by for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we fill you in on big news stories from the past week. Companies making headlines in the past seven days include Microsoft, Acompli, Mozilla, … [Read more...]

Google+ Adds Pinned Updates

Google+ Adds Pinned Updates

Remember Google+? If you're drawing a blank, let me fill you in. Google+ is a sort of social layer on top of Google -- one that looks like a sort of mix of Facebook and Twitter. And the fact that I'm worried people … [Read more...]

HP’s Newest Laptop Has an ‘Air’ of Familiarity

HP’s Newest Laptop Has an ‘Air’ of Familiarity

Back when Apple launched its MacBook Air line of laptops, a lot of competitors showed up to compete in the light-and-thin laptop game. Heck, the device practically spawned an entire class of notebook -- the "ultrabook." … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Could Launch New iPads in Spring 2015; Amazon Cuts Fire Phone to $199 Unlocked

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Could Launch New iPads in Spring 2015; Amazon Cuts Fire Phone to $199 Unlocked

Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by for this edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up. Companies and agencies making headlines in tech this past week include the Apple, Amazon, T-Mobile, and the FAA.Let's find out why. New … [Read more...]

I Agree: The iPhone 6 Plus is Worth Buying

I Agree: The iPhone 6 Plus is Worth Buying

I've been meaning to get my thoughts up on the iPhone 6 Plus (and the iPad Air 2, for that matter). Yesterday was Black Friday, and of course, Cyber Monday is around the corner, so shoppers want to know if Apple's newest … [Read more...]

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

It's probably hard to believe that a telecom company would use misleading advertising (eyeroll), but that's exactly what an advertising review board is saying AT&T has done with its U-Verse Internet service.The … [Read more...]