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  • Games Of The Week: Xenowerk, Psycho Escape, Hitman: Sniper, Democracy 3, And Fallout Shelter

    Wed 2:39am By Michael McConnell
    Sorry for the tardiness of the reviews this week, but I got a bit sidetracked by our closing game. First up I have a game that brings arcade action to iOS without the free to play nonsense. I also take a look at a game I liked so much I got a little disturbed.…
  • Here’s How To Stay Up To Date With Upcoming Features On Beats 1

    Tue 4:04pm By Joshua Schnell
    Like all radio stations on the planet, Beats 1 is following a programming schedule. The station will have interviews, programs, and other radio stations all running throughout the course of the week. Keeping up with what’s playing at what time will be a bit…
  • Deal Of The Day: Custom Apple Watch Band From Casetify

    Tue 3:23pm By Michael McConnell
    Do you have an Apple Watch? If you’re looking for a band that fits your personal style, we have an offer that might interest you. We have a Casetify offer that gives you $70 of credit to design a personalized Apple Watch band for $50. That basically…
  • How To Listen To Apple Music On Your Sonos System

    Tue 3:18pm By Joshua Schnell
    Apple Music has launched. Your Sonos system is currently sitting there collecting dust while Zane Lowe is spinning those black circles like a man on fire. You don’t have to be left out of the party. After all, you want to be part of this 24/7, worldwide…
  • You’ll Soon Be Able To Upload Your 100,000 Phish Bootlegs To iTunes Match

    Mon 9:17am By Joshua Schnell
    Do you have music not available on iTunes that you want to store in the cloud? Apple has a service for that, and it’s called iTunes Match.  Currently, Apple let’s customers upload 25,000 songs that aren’t available in its iTunes library to the cloud;…
  • Brace Yourselves: Apple Music And Beats 1 Are Coming In Hot Tomorrow

    Jun 29, 2015, 7:49 am By Joshua Schnell
    It’s time. Once iOS 8.4 is released, Apple Music and Beats 1 radio will be available to the public. According to an interview with on Fistfulayen, iOS 8.4 will be released on Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00AM PST, and both Apple Music and Beats Radio will be…
  • News Roundup 6/26: Beats 1, iTunes U, And More

    Jun 27, 2015, 4:10 am By Michael McConnell
    I doubt that many people in the US are even paying attention to tech news today, but there were a few stories out there still worth paying attention to. Everything seems to be coming together for Apple Music, along with its global radio station Beats 1. Tim…
  • Apps Of The Week: Litnin, Ello, Gestimer, Google Trends, Dark Sky

    Jun 27, 2015, 2:51 am By Michael McConnell
    I’m still trying to dig out some interesting web apps to pad out the lull of new OS X and iOS apps between WWDC and the OS releases. First up is a minimal RSS reader that’s entirely in the browser. I’ve got a Mac app that has a unique take on reminders.…
  • Worth Reading: Seth Clifford On Apple’s Default Apps

    Jun 25, 2015, 2:28 pm By Michael McConnell
    As a diehard Safari user, I tend to get a little defensive toward people who belittle the idea of using Apple’s default apps. (I also waffle back to Reminders pretty often.) Seth Clifford offers up a defense of Apple’s apps, saying they do a good…
  • Thanks To Taylor Swift, You’ll Now Hear Radiohead, Arcade Fire, And Adele On Apple Music

    Jun 24, 2015, 10:31 am By Joshua Schnell
    Apple has struck an 11th-hour deal with two of the biggest independent music labels on the planet. Both Merlin and Martin Mills’ “indie powerhouse” Beggars have signed up for Apple Music. You’ll now have access to their artist catalog through Apple…
  • Deal Of The Day: Pay What You Want For These Developer Courses

    Jun 24, 2015, 9:43 am By Joshua Schnell
    Thinking about getting into the development game, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. We have a deal on a bundle of 10 developer courses. In fact, you can pay what you want for these development courses, and walk away with plenty of…
  • Seven More Flyover Locations Added To Maps

    Jun 24, 2015, 9:13 am By Joshua Schnell
    Apple has added 7 more Flyover locations to its Maps application today. What’s Flyover? Apple has built an amazing 3D engine into its Maps application that lets users explore cities in amazing, glorious high-definition. Users are able to navigate a city from…
  • Lexus Hopes To Make The Hoverboard A Reality

    Jun 24, 2015, 8:48 am By Joshua Schnell
    Move over McFly, Lexus is coming for you and your hoverboard. Over the last 18 months, Lexus — yeah, the car manufacturer — has had its engineers hunkered down, trying to make your Back To The Future dreams a reality. Yup, they’re working on an actual…
  • News Roundup 6/23: Eddie Cue Caves, Tim Cook Speaks

    Jun 24, 2015, 12:50 am By Michael McConnell
    Apple seems to be keeping enough details coming out about their upcoming products, the usual rumor neepery hasn’t even started to simmer. It’s only June; but every month that passes without the fantasy phtoshop derby, we all win. Apple Takes A Day To Give…
  • Stop A Stuck Message With Airplane Mode

    Jun 24, 2015, 12:31 am By Michael McConnell
    One of the more annoying things you run into when using your iPhone, is trying to send messages that get hung up sending because of bad reception. We’ve got a tip to cancel those messages and save your battery life. This is just so simple, I feel stupid for…
  • Games Of The Week: You Must Build A Boat, Super Monkey Ball Bounce, Massive Chalice, Sunset, And…

    Jun 23, 2015, 2:23 am By Michael McConnell
    The group of games I have for you this week is a bit varied. First up is a sequel to one of the greatest puzzle games on iOS. We’ve also got the latest game from Double Fine. Then we close out with the iOS version of a cyberpunk action RPG. You Must Build A…
  • News Roundup 6/22: Taylor Shakes It Down

    Jun 23, 2015, 1:46 am By Michael McConnell
    Apple Music is going to launch next week, and another music industry fixture is complaining about the free trail period. We’ve also got more bad news for Apple, and the next story in the continuing adventures of Twitter trying to make money. Apple Probably…
  • News Roundup 6/19: Fare Thee Well, Original iPad Mini

    Jun 20, 2015, 1:46 am By Nick Mediati
    Happy Friday! I hope it’s been a good one for you. It was a good one for some basketball players here in the Bay Area. It hasn’t been such a good one for one iPad model. Enough chat–let’s get to the news. RIP First-Gen iPad Mini The First-Generation…
  • News Roundup 6/18: Hide Your Keychains, Hide Your Password, They’re Hacking Everybody

    Jun 19, 2015, 2:13 am By Michael McConnell
    Nothing gets press attention like an Apple keynote, but Apple vulnerabilities might come in a close second. It’s been rough lately even for the security conscious, so you’ll want to take a look to see how to protect yourself. British Indie Labels Want…
  • Worth Reading: Preserving London’s ‘Mail Rail.’

    Jun 18, 2015, 10:00 am By Michael McConnell
    Anyone of a certain age is probably fascinated by abandoned subway stations after seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. London’s Underground holds just as many secrets, including an abandoned line used to deliver mail until 2003. The line is about to be…
  • News Roundup 6/17: Apple Maps Won’t Cover Shinra Headquarters

    Jun 18, 2015, 2:39 am By Michael McConnell
    This is going to be a quick one, as I have been prepping games for you today. You’ll have to wait until Friday to get a look at that. We’ve got some further peeks into Apple’s upcoming OS’s, as well as some looks at Apple’s new businesses. The iPad…
  • Former RIM CEO Finally Admits iPhone Killed The BlackBerry

    Jun 17, 2015, 9:43 am By Andrew Kunesh
    This week, former co-CEO of RIM, Jim Basillie, gave his first public interview since leaving the company. In an interview with Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcof, the authors of Losing the Signal. The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, he admitted…
  • News Roundup 6/16: OS X, Apple Music Deals, And Bad News Lane

    Jun 17, 2015, 1:36 am By Michael McConnell
    We’re starting to get some early reports of what it’s like to actually use the new version of OS X. This is probably going to be the most attention that OS X gets in the current cycle, as it will be overshadowed by new iOS software and hardware this fall.…
  • Tuesday Tip: Add A Dock Item For Recently Used Apps And Documents

    Jun 16, 2015, 11:41 pm By Michael McConnell
    I’m a pretty heavy dock user on OS X. I have my Applications, Documents, and Download folders pinned to the right side of the dock. Though I am an avid user of keyboard launchers, I like being able to scroll through a big list of my apps. (Launchpad has made…
  • Apps Of the Week: I Need A Resume, Read Ruler, GIFs, Micro Snitch, And After Dark CSS

    Jun 16, 2015, 1:19 am By Michael McConnell
    I really tried to branch out this week in the apps. Trying to giver people sick of the iOS rut a few things to look at. First up I have a web app that seeks to make it easier to build an impressive resume. I’ve also got a Mac app that makes it easy to……
  • News Roundup 6/15: Apple Opens Store In Only Neighborhood Where Apple Watch Edition Is Cheap

    Jun 16, 2015, 12:11 am By Michael McConnell
    I hate to say it, but we may be in a bit of a lull for news until the rumor mill files back up, or the beta of OS X next month. We still have some cool news for you, including a bit of gaming news for the ten of us who play games on… Read The Full Article…
  • Worth Reading: Two Features On The Future Of iOS and OS X

    Jun 15, 2015, 9:01 am By Michael McConnell
    Last week, we saw what Apple has on order for its next operating systems, iOS 9, OS X El Captain, and WatchOS 2. While I’m not all that interested in the Apple Watch yet, I am excited for changes in iOS and OS X. And there are some good rundowns of the…
  • Games Of The Week: Kung Fury, Rapid Repelling, Drylands, Capitals, Portal Pinball

    Jun 13, 2015, 1:13 am By Michael McConnell
    There are a lot of games that go for a retro feel, but how many of them go out of their way to add the scan lines of the CRT monitor? Our first game does that, a new iOS endless brawler that ties in with a You Tube hit. I’ve also got a game that… Read The…
  • News Roundup 06/11: More Post-WWDC Details

    Jun 11, 2015, 1:27 am By Michael McConnell
    Things are starting to get a bit busier as more details come out about iOS 9 and El Capitan. There’s a few surprises today, including a security warning for iOS that you shouldn’t skip. iOS Bug Spoofs iCloud Login Mobile malware has been a reality for a…
  • 06/10 News Roundup: WWDC Hangover

    Jun 10, 2015, 1:20 am By Michael McConnell
    Most of the news post-WWDC is still round–ups and facts, so we haven’t had to suffer endless speculation about what it all means for the future of Apple. Well either that or I sanitized my RSS feeds of pointless douche-baggery. Testflight Status Check In…
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