With a retail price of $179, the Keurig K75 Platinum Brewer sits in the middle of the price spectrum among the sub-$200 single serve brewers we've reviewed. Overall, it is a reasonably priced, reasonably sized brewer that performs only adequately compared with its companions on the market. It has the ability to make coffee, tea, or hot chocolate using the brands available in the Keurig K-Cups or your own ground coffee or tea with the purchase of a separate reusable brew basket. One of our primary complaints about the machine centers around its construction, which seems light and … Read more
We targeted high-end, single serve coffee makers in one of our first appliance round-ups, and we were surprised at how much diversity we found. We expected some differences in their features--different programming options, maybe a unique brewing mode or two--but what really stood out for us was the differences in flavor between each unit, even using the same kind of coffee.
Features and usability are important, too. For many coffee drinkers, all that matters at 6:30 am is that the caffeine comes fast and easy. If that's all you care about, you don't need to spend more … Read more
Postcard Maker Free is designed to create digital postcards that you can then share with your friends or family via a number of social networks. As a result it has quite a few options, all of which are useful, but because of a mediocre interface and some small performance issues, it never quite overcomes its limitations to become an app you'll want to use more than a couple of times.
Upon initial installation you can start making postcards right away, but there is no tutorial walking you through any of the steps involved in doing so. It sounds simple: … Read more
Stop Motion Maker is a very basic-looking app at first glance, but as you start using it, the work invested by the developers becomes apparent; this is a very effective recording app. As the name implies, Stop Motion Maker helps you create stop motion videos with your phone. However, where it could have phoned it in with a simple fast-photo taking option or a video converter, the app does more. It provides an overlay so you can see exactly what your last photo was.
The result is an app that makes stop motion photography with your phone, while not exactly … Read more
AT&T customers, and people who buy their Moto X out of contract, can make numerous adjustments to the phone's body and interface before it ships to them from the phone's factory in Fort Worth, Texas. The Moto X costs $579 without a contract.
While Verizon customers can get the standard black or white cases when the phone becomes available to them on August 29, they won't get Moto Maker access until later … Read more
Stitch Pic:Collage Maker's extensive template options address almost every any user's needs. Despite its advertising, which is extensive, the program's ease of use and great menus make it a good choice for those looking to organize images.
After startup, Stitch Pic:Collage Maker displays a typical advertisement window, which is easily dismissed. The main menu is easy to navigate with graphics that look good on a smartphone screen. Starting a new project is accomplished by clicking a single button, which is easy to identify. The next screen displays the layout options, which are extensive and cover … Read more
Photo Grid Collage Maker seems at first like another collage making app, but with a few clever design choices it stands out from the pack in a number of ways. Because it automates much of the process, offers quick and very responsive formatting tools, and it is free, the app is a very useful tool for anyone that wants to make a collage but doesn't want to do the hard math required by so many other apps.
When starting the app, your first option is to choose photos, not the frame. You can go through your photo library or … Read more
MakerBot, perhaps the most well-known name in 3D printing, is looking to creep its way into the mainstream with a little help from a partner you might have heard of -- Microsoft.
At its BUILD conference earlier this summer, Microsoft demonstrated a 3D printer driver for Windows 8.1 and announced that the MakerBot Replicator 2 desktop 3D printer would be on sale at a few Microsoft stores in Seattle and California. Today, both companies announced the experiment will be expanded beyond the West Coast, adding the "MakerBot Experience" in-store demonstration to 15 more Microsoft stores across the … Read more