Steve Makris

Last Updated: 10/16/2018 12:52:39 PM EST

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Huawei Debuts its Mate 20, Mate Pro 20 Smartphones in London

Huawei Debuts its Mate 20, Mate Pro 20 Smartphones in London

Today at a press event in London, U.K., Huawei launched two new smartphones, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, continuing its quest for the ultimate consumer smartphone with cutting edge camera AI technologies. WiFi HiFi is in London at the official launch event, but I got a sneak peek of the devices at a pre-show in New York City last week.

Steve Makris Published: 10/16/2018 12:52:39 PM EST

 

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The State of Camera Quality in Smartphones

The State of Camera Quality in Smartphones

Photography has become the battleground for today's smartphones, particularly with flagship phones from Google, Apple, Samsung, LG, and Huawei that are part of the $1,000 club. And there's more to come before the holiday season.

Steve Makris Published: 10/12/2018 07:30:01 AM EST

FEATURE: Be Smart and Informed When Shopping For a New Computer

FEATURE: Be Smart and Informed When Shopping For a New Computer

Much has changed since you likely bought your last laptop more than five years ago, which is the national average for customers replacing their computers. When shopping for a new laptop, the price range and seemingly limitless options can be daunting. How do you know if you're getting the biggest bang for your buck?

Steve Makris Published: 08/31/2018 09:47:57 AM EST

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Samsung's early launch yesterday of the flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone is welcome news to fans of the Korean phone maker.

Christine Persaud Published: 08/10/2018 10:34:14 AM EST

Steve Makris' Father's Day Gift Guide

Steve Makris' Father's Day Gift Guide

It's the thought behind the gift that matters, but the coolness factor means a lot, too, especially for Father's Day gifts. Check my hand-picked selection below.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/12/2018 11:00:02 AM EST

Acer Showcases New Computing Products in NYC

Acer Showcases New Computing Products in NYC

Acer is on a roll. A full parade of well-designed and performing Pads, notebooks, and Chromebooks, along with cutting edge gaming laptops and desktop PCs, launched at the next@acer global event in New York, at which WiFi HiFi was in attendance.

Steve Makris Published: 05/24/2018 09:36:03 AM EST

Steve Makris' Mother's Day Tech Gift Picks

Steve Makris' Mother's Day Tech Gift Picks

I like gifting smart technology. Whether small or large, pricey or affordable, well-designed and functional tech can be appreciated anytime. On Mother's Day, my best picks for the busy mom will make her life easier, and she'll be appreciative of your thoughtful gesture.

Steve Makris Published: 05/09/2018 08:30:02 AM EST

Valentine's Day Tech Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Valentine's Day Tech Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers

Out of ideas and time for Valentine's gifts for loved ones and friends? Here are some tech options to check out.

Steve Makris Published: 02/12/2018 09:24:53 AM EST

WiFi HiFi Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech Lover Who Has Everything 2017

WiFi HiFi Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech Lover Who Has Everything 2017

Still can't decide on that perfect gift? This collection boasts uniqueness, practicality, and smarts, and will give your gift recipients who have everything something new to brag about.

Steve Makris Published: 12/20/2017 09:59:46 AM EST

Happy 25th Anniversary to the 'Smartphone,' and the Simon Personal Communicator

Happy 25th Anniversary to the 'Smartphone,' and the Simon Personal Communicator

November 23 marked the 25th anniversary of the smartphone. Although traditional cell phones launched 40 years ago, the Simon Personal Communicator from IBM, unveiled at COMDEX Las Vegas in 1992, featured a touchscreen and stylus, and could send and receive faxes, e-mails, and cellular pages.

Steve Makris Published: 11/24/2017 03:05:10 PM EST

FEATURE: Comparing the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note8

FEATURE: Comparing the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note8

iPhone X landed in eager Canadian hands on Friday in Canada. The $600 down (64GB option) on a monthly $95 for two years through Telus (in Alberta0 plan begs the question: How does it compare to the 64GB Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the second most expensive phone costing $550 down on a monthly $95 per month?

Steve Makris Published: 11/07/2017 11:00:01 AM EST



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