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  • Unedited footage of a bear…Wait, what?

    Thu 2:58pm By Dave Mark
    From Kottke.org: Following in the footsteps of Too Many Cooks is Unedited Footage of a Bear. It aired for the first time on Adult Swim this week in their 4am infomercial slot. It starts off as a nature thing with a bear which is interrupted by a fake…
  • MacStories’ must have iPad Apps, 2014 edition

    Thu 6:58am By Dave Mark
    Federico Viticci, writing for MacStories, put together his annual list of must have apps, starting with those for iPad. This is a surprisingly comprehensive list and well worth the read.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • This is where Apple’s money comes from

    Thu 6:37am By Dave Mark
    Business Insider posted an infographic showing the relative contributions to the bottom line from these sectors, in descending order: iPhone, iPad, Mac, iTunes & Software, Accessories, and iPod.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Judge keeps Steve Jobs video testimony from public release

    Thu 6:29am By Dave Mark
    The Verge: A California judge has denied a request from a trio of media outlets to make video deposition of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs available to the public.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Blackberry Classic

    Thu 6:17am By Dave Mark
    BBC News: Blackberry has launched what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone, the Blackberry Classic.A phone designed to stem the flow of losses.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.

    Thu 6:05am By Dave Mark
    A sad day in the nation. Tonight is the very last episode of The Colbert Report.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Reaction to the Sony hack is “beyond the realm of stupid”

    Wed 10:35pm By Shawn King
    Vice:It is mind boggling to me, particularly when you compare it to real things that have actually happened. Someone killed 12 people and shot another 70 people at the opening night of Batman: The Dark Knight. They kept that movie in the theaters. You issue an…
  • Apple raises $20 million for Product Red

    Wed 8:45pm By Jim Dalrymple
    Apple CEO, Tim Cook: “I’m thrilled to announce that our total donation for this quarter will be more than $20 million — our biggest ever — bringing the total amount Apple has raised for (PRODUCT) RED to over $100 million,” Cook wrote. “The money…
  • Unusual buildings from around the world

    Wed 8:12pm By Jim Dalrymple
    Some of these are really whacky.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • On recording The Rolling Stones

    Wed 6:25pm By Jim Dalrymple
    There is just nothing like hearing from the guy that sits in the control room and is responsible for the recording. Some great tips in here too.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • Amplified: Waiting for the Victoria Secret/Heineken Apple Watch

    Wed 5:37pm By Shawn King
    On this episode of Amplified, Jim and Shawn talk about lawsuits, packaging, Apple Watch and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!Sponsored by lynda.com -- Start learning something new by visiting lynda.com/thebeard and get a FREE 10-day trial where you can access…
  • The Samson C01U Pro USB mic I use for podcasting

    Wed 5:33pm By Jim Dalrymple
    I've had some people ask what microphone I use on Amplified and other podcasts. I use the Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser and it's on sale at Amazon.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The story behind “The Song” Apple ad

    Wed 4:57pm By Shawn King
    Apple has posted a behind the scenes video of the making of their latest holiday ad, "The Song".∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Johnny Walker commercial

    Wed 9:58am By Dave Mark
    A Johnny Walker commercial, embedded in a video showing how the spot was filmed. Fantastic to see this all unfold. Notice the starting and ending parties are the same, bookends on a theme. Also, note that the actor wore wires all the way through, even walking…
  • Output direct from the sound board for live acts like Mark Knopfler

    Wed 9:46am By Dave Mark
    I'm not sure how widespread this practice is, but today I learned that you can buy a USB stick with the output taken directly from a live show...∞ Read this on The Loop
  • The state of Apple’s Mac software

    Wed 9:36am By Dave Mark
    Stephen Hackett, writing for 512 Pixels, takes a look at each of Apple's individual Mac applications.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • A rare, in depth Jeff Bezos interview

    Wed 9:18am By Dave Mark
    Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget is a long time Amazon investor. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider. Blodget invited Bezos on stage at this year's Ignition conference for an interview. Bezos does not do a lot of interviews, let alone…
  • The Racket

    Tue 8:24pm By Jim Dalrymple
    A fascinating piece by Mat Honan on a business that had big plans for journalism, but we'll never see it.∞ Read this on The Loop
  • ∞ Thoughts On iPad Sales

    Tue 6:58pm By Jim Dalrymple
    I’ve been asked by analysts, industry insiders, and Apple users over the last several financial quarters if I’m worried about Apple’s iPad sales. The simple answer to that question is: no, I’m not. [...]
  • Jimi’s influence

    Tue 6:26pm By Jim Dalrymple
    This course is for Hendrix fans who want to learn his unique style of blues playing. Taking cues from Red House and Voodoo Chile Blues, this course will not disappoint.Anthony Stauffer just released new guitar lessons teaching you all about Jimi Hendrix, one…
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