Laura Tucker

Laura splits her time between being a movie and television reviewer as well as a tech writer. Along with writing and editing at MTE, she is the site admin of realityshack.com , and the chief editor of applemagazine.com.

Using Your Brainwaves to Trigger the “Do-Not-Disturb” Feature: Helpful or Intruding?

Using Your Brainwaves to Trigger the “Do-Not-Disturb” Feature: Helpful or Intruding?

Apple’s iOS rolled out a feature last year called Do Not Disturb that allows you to set it up to prevent calls during certain times of the day. It might not stop there. Neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni debuted a new automatic do-not-disturb technology via a smartphone app at an AT&T event this week. Is this going to be helpful or intruding?

Bored on Hold? Apple Patent Could Fix That

Bored on Hold? Apple Patent Could Fix That

We’ve all been in that position before. You’re in the middle of a call, and you’re put on hold. You only expect it to take a few seconds, but before you know it, you’ve been on hold forever, or at least it seems like it. With a smartphone in your hand, though, especially an iPhone, you shouldn’t ever be bored.

Pandora vs iRadio: Who Will Win The Internet Radio Business?

Pandora vs iRadio: Who Will Win The Internet Radio Business?

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch their own service later this year. iRadio will be similar to what we already have, but will probably keep us on iTunes and not have us leaving it to listen to streaming music. How will it affect the ways we listen to music?

Yahoo! Don’t Count Them Out Just Yet

Yahoo! Don’t Count Them Out Just Yet

Yahoo! seems to have plans to come back from the almost-dead. In just the last couple of days they have made two really interesting acquisitions. Will it get back to what we hope it will be?