— 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.

No Apple SIM in iPhones, Says Apple Exec

No Apple SIM in iPhones, Says Apple Exec

In this year's iPads, Apple introduced us to a brand new spin on the carrier SIM card -- the Apple SIM. This single card was built to support multiple carriers, enabling consumers to switch between wireless data … [Read more...]

Taco Bell Releases App for Ordering and Pick-Up; It’s Pretty Cool

Taco Bell Releases App for Ordering and Pick-Up; It’s Pretty Cool

"Live Mas," the icon reads, as if to say, Get out there! Try something new! Order a quesarito from your phone! That last bit is really what Taco Bell would like you to do with its new app, which just released today. … [Read more...]

The Entry-Level iPad Air 2 Costs About $275 to Build, Says Report

The Entry-Level iPad Air 2 Costs About $275 to Build, Says Report

"Affordable" and "Apple" aren't usually two words that end up in the same sentence, but the iPad Air 2 is actually quite affordable... to manufacture, anyway. According to a report published on Re/Code, the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Knocks $50 Off Xbox One Bundles for Holidays, Beginning Nov. 2

Microsoft Knocks $50 Off Xbox One Bundles for Holidays, Beginning Nov. 2

If any doubt exists that Microsoft is in it to win it with the Xbox One, let it be laid to rest. Today the company announced that it'll begin offering a deal on November 2 that brings the Kinect-less Xbox One console … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Drops Nokia Brand; Google Launches ‘Inbox’ for Email

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Drops Nokia Brand; Google Launches ‘Inbox’ for Email

Happy Sunday! It's time for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we cover the biggest tech stories from the past week. Companies making headlines this week include Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Sony. Let's get to it. Microsoft … [Read more...]

Barnes & Noble’s 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook On Sale Today

Barnes & Noble’s 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook On Sale Today

When I think "Nook," I think "handily whooped." The line of entertainment-focused tablets from Barnes & Noble has never really caught on, facing stiff competition from products like iPads, Android tablets … [Read more...]

Continuity: Finally, Apple’s Ecosystem Feels Unified

Continuity: Finally, Apple’s Ecosystem Feels Unified

I own Apple devices in every category. My main computer is a MacBook Air. My smartphone is an iPhone. My tablet is an iPad. The draw is supposed to be the ecosystem. When you’re all in, everything is supposed to work … [Read more...]

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...]