Christopher Lorentz

Christopher is a recent transplant from California now living in New York City. Mislead by movies his entire life, he's spent the last 25 years in breathless anticipation of someday owning a hover board. When not pining over imaginary technologies, you can find Chris on tour across the country playing bass with the Official Blues Brothers Revue.

How to Turn Off the Apple Watch Stand Notifications

Word on the street is that “sitting is the new smoking,” and one needn’t look further than Brian Wilson’s bedridden years to find some validation in this aphorism. If only there had been some kind of system in place to encourage Wilson to stand up and walk around once every hour… well, Apple may be […]

What is “Windows Hello”?

The buzz surrounding the new Windows 10 is loud and only getting more intense. I’m sure you’ve heard about the many interesting  and useful features of the new OS. However, none is quite so groundbreaking as Windows Hello. Microsoft is treading new waters with some pretty advanced facial recognition technology.

Windows 10 Start Screen

7 Best Windows 10 Features

Windows 8… What a let down! Amidst the resulting groans heard round the world, Microsoft had no where else to go but up. Lo and behold! Windows 10, released on July 29th, is the product of great strides made in the name of atonement. It’s offered to 7, 8, and

7 Best Apple Watch Games

In all our wildest dreams of future technologies, who would’ve guessed that we’d remain beholden to our damn tamagotchi pets?! It’s 2015 and according to Back to the Future II, we’re already knee deep in the future, and yet without fail, we continually pause upon the threshold of progressive technologies to collectively reminisce of the good old

7 Best Jailbreak Tweaks that Work on iOS 8.4

Trusty ol’ internet. Just as soon as iOS 8.4 was released, so was a tried and true method for jailbreaking. But what would a jailbroken phone be without its tweaks? Keep reading for a list of compatible tweaks for iOS 8.4 as well as 7 of the most interesting ones

IObit’s AMC Security for Android

With mobile payment on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to secure the data on your mobile devices. AMC Security, the all-in-one security and privacy protection app for Android will keep your data nice and safe and help you get the best performance out of your Android devices. Here’s a

7 Amazing iOS Apps for Musicians

Both in the studio and on stage, we’re seeing more and more professional musicians, songwriters, and performers adopt iOS functionality into their workflow. Without breaking the bank, some of these apps fill needs that would’ve cost a fortune just a couple of years ago; whereas other apps fill needs that you didn’t even

With Square, More Restaurants to Integrate Apple Pay

More likely than not, your only exposure to Apple Pay so far has been at NFC ready terminals found at Starbucks or Whole Foods Market. That’s because most other vendors are hesitant to adopt a mobile payment system like Apple’s without proof that it’s more than just some passing fancy. So, in hopes of keeping Apple Pay alive

iOS 9 News and Features Round Up

Coming this Fall (possibly September) you can expect to see Apple rollout their free upgrade to iOS 9. There’s been minor upgrades pretty much everywhere to help streamline CPU and GPU usage, and a host of updated app icons. Read on to learn more about some of the extensive new features and fixes that 9 brings

LG G Pad 10.1 LTE Gets Lollipop OS Update

Verizon is bringing an over-the-air update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to the LG G Pad 10.1 LTE. Aww yeah. Users can expect to see the usual Lollipop ornaments in full tow, albeit with a UI adorned by a thin LG facade. You know, to ensure users get that old-timey LG experience. The navigation buttons

Microsoft Unveils Two Portable, Windows 10 Computers

Windows 10 is just around the corner (July 29th), so there was a good deal of anticipation for Microsoft’s Computex 2015 keynote address. Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President OEM Division at Microsoft revealed two new computers powered by Windows 10. Borrowing elements from the relatively new category of “pc on a stick,” both highly

Samsung Pay Coming Soon, No Need for Vendors to Have NFC

When Samsung debuted their Galaxy S6 lineup this past April, they teased their own forthcoming mobile payment system (á la Apple Pay, Google Wallet), and now we have a projected launch window. Senior Vice President, Rhee Injong announced June 3rd that Samsung Pay will launch in the US and South Korea

Windows 10 Build 10130 Updates for Microsoft Edge

Hold on to your butts, because, as of this past Friday, Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Build 10130 was released to those in the Fast ring update track. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul mentioned this in regards to current and upcoming quick turnaround updates: “As I mentioned with the last build, from here onward

Android Wear New Features Debut at Google I/O Conference

The War of the Smartwatch rages on. It’s Google against Apple in a fight for survival and dominance in the smartwatch market. Google highlighted the latest improvements to their line of Android Wear watches at this year’s Google I/O conference, so here is a quick roundup of some of those advancements:

Android M’s New Features

Announced at the Google I/O conference, Android M is the precursory name given to the newest Android OS. Likely to come out later this year with a dessert themed name (I’m betting on Mochi), M will likely look a lot like Lollipop –but have some new features added. A new developer build is available