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  • Games Of the Week: Pac-Man 256, Q*Bert Reloaded, Dice Mage, Puzzlemancer, The Bafflement Fires

    1h By Michael McConnell
    This week I’ve got another late games round up, but the games were worth the wait. First up, I have a classic arcade game updated by the developers of Crossy Road. I’ve also got an RPG that will scratch the dice rolling itch. I close out the week with a…
  • Apps Of The Week: Giphy Cam, Leaf, Quest, The Mindfulness App, Whink

    Tue 1:32am By Michael McConnell
    So apparently Monday and Tuesday review posts are a thing now. Maybe now that summer is wrapping, I can get a handle on my schedule and get these things back on track. The first app I have this week is a camera that lets you create GIFs. I’ve also got…
  • Tuesday Tip: Get Review Excerpts In Your Next Movie Google Search

    Aug 26, 2015, 3:13 am By Michael McConnell
    This is a pretty simple tip for the week. I found this tip over on Lifehacker and I thought it would be a good one for trying to catch those last few summer blockbusters still in theaters. When searching for a movie on Google, add *reviews* to the title and…
  • Games Of The Week: Monsters Ate My Metropolis, Gathering Sky, Earthtounge, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3,…

    Aug 26, 2015, 2:52 am By Michael McConnell
    Okay, so I was a bit ambitious about what I could get done yesterday. So here is the belated games post for the week. First up is a new entry in an Adult Swim game franchise, with a new genre. I’ve also got an impressionistic life sim for the Mac. I close…
  • Apps Of The Week: Lrn, Genius, Ghostery, Moodnotes, Numi

    Aug 24, 2015, 4:47 pm By Michael McConnell
    I missed the reviews on Friday, as I was suffering from a case of drinking and playing games. So we’re doubling up the posts today. I’ve got some cool apps here, this first will learn Javascript on your iPhone. I’ve also got an app to help you protect…
  • Recommended Reads: AT&T’s Spy Deals

    Aug 18, 2015, 3:25 am By Michael McConnell
    Wired has a story about the deal struck between the NSA and AT&T. Wired cites a combination of the New York Times, as well as some older reporting the magazine did on it’s own. According to the Times piece, the siphoning of internet data from AT&T began in…
  • News Roundup 08-17-15: Dre Charts And iPhone Forever

    Aug 18, 2015, 3:20 am By Michael McConnell
    We’re deep into the dry spell for Apple news. I’ve only got a couple of stories for you today, and they’re both only tangentially related to Apple. We should be getting the announcement of the September event, which should be along within the next week…
  • Games Of The Week: Prune, Adventure Time: Puzzle Quest, Five Night’s At Freddy’s 4, Alphabear,…

    Aug 18, 2015, 2:23 am By Michael McConnell
    We’re deep into summer now, but I’ve still got some games to keep you entertained while you hide inside from the crushing heat. First up I have a game that combines Asian influence art with meditative puzzles. I’ve also got the final chapter in an indie…
  • Apps Of The Week: Code For iOS, Democracy.io, FISH, Patterns, Move To Apple Music

    Aug 11, 2015, 2:25 am By Michael McConnell
    Still taking a bit to keep these on schedule, but I am still making sure that you’re getting new apps every week. This time around, it’s a bit more of a geeky collection of apps. First up is an app that helps you do sys admin and development work from your…
  • News Roundup: IBM and Apple Go To Work, TestFlight gets iOS 9

    Aug 6, 2015, 2:03 am By Michael McConnell
    So it’s a pretty slow time of year for news. I did manage to find a couple that were at least mildly interesting. Thankfully we don’t have any further security news about Apple, but we’re only half way through the week. IBM and Apple Partnership Deepens,…
  • Recommended Read: Fingerprinting your typing patterns.

    Aug 6, 2015, 1:31 am By Michael McConnell
    I think that at some point we’re going to have to realize that if people want to track what you do on computers, the only thing stopping them is their own time and effort. We can encrypt, use TOR, VPNs, and every matter of privacy devices, and it turns out…
  • Games Of The Week: This War Of Mine, Escape From The Man Sized Cabinet, Castle Siege, Million…

    Aug 5, 2015, 2:20 am By Michael McConnell
    I hear a lot of people bashing the large amount of free to play games on the App Store. If you’re one of those people you better pick up our first game, a translation of a fantastic survival game for the iPad. I’ll also take a look at how Microsoft proves…
  • News Roundup: More Security News, Apple Rumor Slayer, Apple Music Charts

    Aug 5, 2015, 1:38 am By Michael McConnell
      More Mac Malware News Man, I was right about Defcon/Blackhat being a treasure trove of news, and it usually isn’t good. The latest is another iteration of the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation problem. iMore has the rundown of how you should handle…
  • Tuesday Tip: See All Open Windows With A Scroll In Your Dock

    Aug 5, 2015, 12:50 am By Michael McConnell
    This week’s tip is an easy way to see all the open windows for an app using a trackpad or mouse gesture. I found this tip over at iMore. All you need to do is paste the following command into terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock scroll-to-open -bool TRUE;…
  • Recommended Read: Meet The Mechanical Master

    Aug 4, 2015, 1:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    My love of mechanical keyboards is well documented. Wired has a great story about someone with an even deeper obsession than my own: Ermita runs Clicky Keyboards, a side job to his regular gig as Princeton University’s IT manager. He finds, buys, rebuilds,…
  • Deal Of The Day: PDF Pen

    Aug 4, 2015, 2:20 am By Michael McConnell
    The Mac comes with Preview which is a good casual PDF reader. PDF Pen is the more advanced version of PDF editing on the Mac. With a ton of features like content redaction, OCR, Word export, and many others. Over on our deals page, you can get PDF Pen for $37.…
  • News Roundup 8/3: Apple Buys More Land, Thunderstrike Gets A Sequel

    Aug 4, 2015, 2:10 am By Michael McConnell
    Sorry we missed out on the news last week. There wasn’t all that much to write about anyway. Not that we have that much for you today, just two stories that captured my attention. However it’s Deacon and Blackhat week, so it’s likely to be a busy news…
  • Nail Your Mobile Video Conference

    9:28am By Joshua Schnell
    Cross-platforming, in terms of technology, refers to any time software or hardware is compatible with multiple platforms. It has become a standard of some of the most depended on software on the market today, promising access whether a customer is using a PC,…
  • Apps Of The Week: Taskmaster, Hemingway Editor, Storyline, Reuters TV, PopKey

    Jul 25, 2015, 2:49 pm By Michael McConnell
    I have an interesting set of apps for you this week. First up is a task manager for iOS that focuses entirely on text. I’ve also got an app that helps you consolidate your twitter reads by account. I close out the week with a keyboard that will let you…
  • Recommended Read: Threes Rakes It In By Going Free

    Jul 24, 2015, 3:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    There are a lot of think pieces out there about the state of development on iOS, and specifically how you can make money in the App Store. Threes was a huge hit as a paid app, but faced problems with rampant cloning. They eventually retooled the app to be a…
  • Recommended Read: Jim Dalrymple Quits Apple Music

    Jul 23, 2015, 3:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    In what is part sad love poetry and tech column, Jim Dalrymple published a very public breakup with Apple Music. After some serious problems with iCloud music, his library, and other very publicly known issues, he says that he is going back to Spotify. My…
  • News Roundup 7/22: Franken Threats, Bugs, New Betas, And Common Sense

    Jul 23, 2015, 12:55 am By Michael McConnell
    Apple Is A Big Fat Monopoly Al Franken has decided that Apple needs to be taken to task for their App Store practices. Specifically he thinks that it is unfair to ask other streaming services to withhold information that subscriptions would be cheaper through…
  • Recommended Read: Dan Moren On Using Numbers For Business.

    Jul 22, 2015, 3:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    Dan Moren has an interesting feat even for a long time Mac user, he managed to use Numbers as his main spreadsheet program for running his freelancing business. Creating invoices, running the books, and creating charts to visualize everything, Moren got a lot…
  • News Roundup 7/21: Earnings, Car Execs, More Court Drama, Outages, And Default Podcasts

    Jul 22, 2015, 1:22 am By Michael McConnell
    Apple Gets All The Cash Apple’s earnings call was today. They made all of the money again, and are facing questions about how many more iPhones they could possibly sell. Macs were up. iPads were down, meaning we have another quarter of stories about its…
  • Tuesday Tip: Use Siri To Control Apple Music

    Jul 21, 2015, 11:50 pm By Michael McConnell
    Shuffling all of your songs is a bit of a mystery in the new Apple Music app on iOS. Wired has found a really quick short cut to allow you to shuffle every song in your library. All you have to do is ask Siri: “Shuffle All My Music” If you haven’t been…
  • Recommended Read: AnandTech Reviews Apple Watch

    Jul 21, 2015, 3:30 pm By Michael McConnell
    Anand may have moved on to work at Apple, but his eponymous site churns out some of the most detailed and thoughtful reviews on hardware. Their latest is a deep dive on the Apple Watch. Their review is around ten pages and digs into every aspect of Apple’s…
  • News Roundup: Lawsuits, MTV, New Ads, And Spotify’s Revenge

    Jul 21, 2015, 1:10 am By Michael McConnell
    Hopefully, you are surviving the beginning of your week. It’s not the best time for Apple news, but I still managed to find some nice tidbits from the news today. Most of them are meta Apple news, but I’ve also got a story about a competitor trying to…
  • Games Of The Week: Splendor, Arrow Hero, Magic: Duels, Trivia Quest World, Don’t Starve

    Jul 21, 2015, 12:26 am By Michael McConnell
    We are right in the middle of the deadest part of the news cycle for Apple, as everyone starts to hold their games ahead of the next version of iOS, and the hardware refresh in the fall. Thankfully, I was still able to dig up some cool games for this week.…
  • The best iPod Touch ever is made better with Apple Music

    Jul 20, 2015, 1:43 pm By Joshua Schnell
    July saw the announcement from Apple of the release of their latest version of the iPod Touch. What has surprised everyone is how the advance previews of the Touch have jaded reviewers jumping up and down to proclaim this the best one ever. There is a lot to…
  • 10 Reasons Reading with Nook for Android Beats Reading from Traditional Books

    Jul 20, 2015, 1:40 pm By Joshua Schnell
    Many people love to read and bring their latest literary conquest with them almost wherever they go, but it was not always that way. Often, today’s busy adults started out as moderate readers, but when they adopt digital reading in favor of reading from…
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