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  • Recommended Watch: iPad Pro Teardown

    Nov 12, 2015, 6:14 pm By Michael McConnell
    iFixit tears down the iPad Pro, and gives a video review I embedded below. Don’t expect to fix this one on your own, not that you would’ve though.   Teardown of the iPad Pro performed on November 11, 2015. Source: iPad Pro Teardown
  • Recommended Reads: iPad Pro Reviews

    Nov 11, 2015, 7:42 pm By Michael McConnell
    The iPad Pro hit went up to order today, and the reviews are getting released: MacStories – The iPad Pro review by an iPad power user. Ars Technica – Technical breakdowns and benchmarks. The Loop – The beard pitches the iPad Pro for creatives.…
  • The Latest Hell To Get Ice Water: Apple Music Released To Android

    Nov 11, 2015, 3:33 pm By Michael McConnell
    Though it has been promised for quite some time, I’m not sure how many Android users were clamoring for the Apple Music app. However if you’re platform promiscuous you can try out Apple Music on your Android device. You’ll need to have Android 4.3 or…
  • Tuesday Tip: Use iOS 9’s Slide Over Multitasking Feature

    Nov 10, 2015, 3:47 pm By Nick Mediati
    iOS 9 brought with it some useful new multitasking features for iPad users. But while the 2-up split-screen view the bulk of the attention, it doesn’t work on all iOS 9-compatible iPad models. Slide  Over view, on the other hand, does. With Slide Over, you…
  • Watch This: Joel Kickstarts New Season Of MST3K

    Nov 10, 2015, 3:00 pm By Michael McConnell
      This may not be entirely Mac related, but who cares. Joel Hodgson is running a Kickstarter to bring back the beloved B-Movie send up show. Watch the video above for the details, and check out the campaign on Kickstarter.
  • Recommended Read: Gill Sans, One of History’s Most Popular Typefaces, Gets a Major Upgrade

    Nov 10, 2015, 12:00 pm By Michael McConnell
    WIRED has a great feature on how a classic font gets a facelift for digital production. Nearly 90 years after its initial release, Gill Sans—aka “the Helvetica of England”—has been revived and expanded for the 21st Century. Source: Gill Sans, One of…
  • Be Careful Where You Surf: Mac Ransomware Prototyped

    Nov 10, 2015, 5:20 am By Michael McConnell
    In a story over at Motherboard they cover the development of so-called Ransomware for the Mac. The original story covers a newly minted prototype, but there was also an update that detailed an earlier prototype that was released a few weeks ago. I’m not…
  • CARROT: Weather Blows Your Local TV Weatherman Out Of The Water

    Nov 10, 2015, 12:53 am By Michael McConnell
    CARROT: Weather was not one of the apps that I got included in my purchased list when I setup my Apple TV. However, I like my morning forecast with a side of abuse, and it sure beats downloading The Weather Channel. If you missed my reviews of Carrot Weather…
  • Alto’s Adventure Brings Endless Snowboarding To Your TV

    Nov 10, 2015, 12:32 am By Michael McConnell
    It’s surprising how many apps I already own on the launch of the App Store for Apple TV. One of the first things I downloaded was Alto’s Adventure. This was already one of my favorite games on my iPad. I feel that this is a great test of the Apple TV as a…
  • TL;DR: News Without Choice

    Oct 28, 2015, 1:56 am By Michael McConnell
    Apple News has gotten quite a bit of attention since launching with iOS 9, TL;DR seeks to take an opposite approach to News. Instead of letting you curate your interests closely, TL;DR lets you see just a little precurated list of the top news stories. Each…
  • Hasbro Sacrafices Trivial Pursuit To Clone

    Oct 28, 2015, 1:28 am By Michael McConnell
    Trivial Pursuit probably conjures memories of family game nights, the game box containing musty smells and questions about the Eisenhower years. Or if you’re a more active trivia fan, you’ve probably played one of the more updated versions that aren’t…
  • Collect Every Class In Tower In The Sky

    Oct 27, 2015, 12:59 am By Michael McConnell
    Tower in the Sky is an interesting riff on the traditional RPG mechanics, one that might take a bit of getting used to.  The battles are laid out in lanes, similar to Plants vs. Zombies, and instead of the usual menu system, you have two buttons: attack and…
  • Chart Your Apple Addition With Mactracker

    Oct 27, 2015, 12:39 am By Michael McConnell
    I wasn’t the biggest fan of Mactracker on iOS. I thought it was cool as a little quick reference guide, but it didn’t have much of a reason to exist unless you were really into scavenging for old Macs. The Mac version caught my eye, because you could use…
  • iPod Enters Its Awkward Teenage Years

    Oct 23, 2015, 11:20 pm By Michael McConnell
    Sorry for the relative radio silence this week, but I did want to make sure that I did a quick post on the product that likely brought more than a few a few of us into the Apple community, the iPod. Introduced fourteen years ago today, this was the product…
  • Recommended Read: Apple’s Jony Ive and Vogue’s Anna Wintour: Machines can build beautiful…

    Oct 21, 2015, 2:02 pm By Michael McConnell
    In an ongoing series of Jony Ive’s argument that tech can converge with fashion, he gives an interview along with Anna Wintour from Vouge, and Andrew Bolton from the Costume Institute. Christina Warren from Mashable gets them to talk about the Apple Watch,…
  • Tim Cook Drops Shipping Date and More At WSJDLive

    Oct 21, 2015, 12:01 am By Michael McConnell
    Tim Cook dropped more than a few bombs at the Wall Street Journal’s technology conference, WSJDLive. He disclosed the numbers for Apple Music, and dropped a hint about the possible car. Or just doubled down on CarPlay, I’ll let you decide. The most…
  • Watch All The Apple TV Aerial Video Screensavers

    Oct 20, 2015, 4:00 pm By Michael McConnell
      Are you fantasizing about your new Apple TV? Well you can pretend that you’re already looking at the animated screen savers today. After finding some public URL’s, a page has been set up where you can preview them.   Source: Watch All The Apple TV…
  • Recommended Read: “No ‘Chipgate’ problems” with iPhone 6S battery life

    Oct 20, 2015, 1:43 pm By Michael McConnell
    Huh who would have thought that the panic du jour was BS? There’s more data to suggest that the initial reports were overblown. Source: Consumer Reports: “No ‘Chipgate’ problems” with iPhone 6S battery life
  • Recommended Read: When the Weapon Was Pointed at Me

    Oct 19, 2015, 2:07 pm By Michael McConnell
    This is a great read about why you should stop being a dick on Twitter. I’d like to think that the Mac nerds were a little bit better than most communities on the Internet, but there’s a lot of evidence that we might be worse. Hence my plea: don’t…
  • You Against Me Is Inventive Multiplayer Fun

    Oct 16, 2015, 1:30 am By Michael McConnell
    What makes a card game really fun? A novel concept with easy to learn rules. The same goes for the digital equivalent, and You Against Me executes perfectly. The concept is really simple. You have a grid of numbers 1-25. You and an opponent take turns…
  • Chest Is Chess In A Blender On Fast Forward

    Oct 15, 2015, 2:21 am By Michael McConnell
    Chesh is what happens if Chess were designed by anarchists on heavy hallucinogens. This is an inventive concept that creates a random set of pieces and rules with every match. That is both good and bad, as once you touch a piece, you have to move this. This…
  • Fission Is An Easy To Use Audio Editor For The Mac

    Oct 15, 2015, 2:16 am By Michael McConnell
    For a long time my main editing app was Audacity. I’ve been looking for something simpler for awhile. I mostly use this just to edit records I convert to ALAC files. Audio Hijack) was pretty easy to use for recording, but if you made a mistake you didn’t…
  • Recommended Read: It’s The Tech, Stupid

    Oct 14, 2015, 12:00 pm By Michael McConnell
    There’s a bit of hyperbole here, but Steve Cheney makes some good arguments about Apple’s mobile prowess being a technological advantage not just a marketing win: In the past five years these barriers have become totally insurmountable. iOS is the ultimate…
  • Purify Blocks More Than Ads, Easily

    Oct 14, 2015, 2:05 am By Michael McConnell
    I do not want to make the argument for ad blockers. I don’t want to argue against them either. This site needs ads to pay me, and I don’t think that we do a bad job keeping those ads in check. (Most of the sites I read are the same way.) There is a…
  • Help Bring Him Home With Martian iOS Game

    Oct 14, 2015, 1:53 am By Michael McConnell
    So much of what makes The Martian a great movie is the well thought out problem solving and Mark Watney’s personality. The new iOS game channels that spirit of the movie perfectly. Rather than putting you in Watney’s shoes, ending up with a sci-fi…
  • Apple Releases New iMacs And Accessories

    Oct 13, 2015, 12:28 pm By Michael McConnell
    The Mac may not get all the spectacle of the iPhone when it gets updated but it’s still exciting. The Retina iMac line got an update today, including a new 21.5 inch model. The accessories also got a boost. Bringing force touch and the new keyboard design,…
  • Recommended Read: Gassèe Remembers Steve Jobs

    Oct 13, 2015, 11:57 am By Michael McConnell
    I wanted to avoid posting any more of the Steve Jobs retrospectives, but I thought Jean-Louis Gassée did a great job at summing up the outpouring of support for Jobs at the time of his death, and a good assesment of his legacy, Apple. I think Gassèe’s…
  • Search For Evidence In This Unique Puzzle Game: Dead Drop Blues

    Oct 13, 2015, 12:41 am By Michael McConnell
    Dead Drop Blues is a fun puzzle game that has you completing puzzles on maps to complete dead drops. These are accompanied by case files detailing where the maps were found, and what they were used for. It’s a good framing device. You get a map grid and a…
  • CARROT Follows You Home, Brings Weather To The Mac

    Oct 12, 2015, 11:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    CARROT Weather brought the sardonic weather report to iOS. The app recently came to the Mac, marking the first time the malevolent AI has escaped from iOS. (I’m hoping to see the other apps make their way to OS X.) If you missed the original review of the…
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