Tag: Apple

News@Noon: Tasty Tech Snacks

A curated list of today’s most interesting tech news to snack on over your lunch break. Instagram Lands on Windows Phone (Minus Video) We wanted to make Instagram available to people with Windows Phones as quickly as possible, so we focused on creating an awesome experience with Instagram’s core features. We’re not finished, and our […]

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I’m Using An iPhone on T-Mobile – Am I Crazy?

A couple of weeks ago I did something I thought I would never do: I switched to T-Mobile. In the past, I always thought of T-Mobile as an ugly duckling carrier. An also-ran. I felt sorry for people on “that pink network.” Now I’m a T-Mobile convert. Here’s what happened. I had an old iPhone […]

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Phablets Are Stupid (The Smaller The Better)

Phablets are stupid. I don’t like them. If I had my way, “the next big thing” would be small. Well, smaller than a Galaxy Note, for sure, and honestly, smaller than the Galaxy S4. Really, it would be about the size of the current iPhone (5c and 5s at the time of writing). It’s pretty […]

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For The iOS7 Haters…

A lot of people dislike iOS 7. They can’t stand it. They are passionate about hating it. Even rabid Apple fans. I don’t quite get it, though I am trying to understand where they are coming from. Personally, I love iOS 7. To me, the obvious reason almost any non-designer, regular user doesn’t like iOS […]

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iPad Air Smart Case Review

The bottom line: The iPad Air Smart Case excels as a stylish, lightweight and high-quality protective enclosure. It fails a little bit at being a stand. Since I ordered my iPad Air and the corresponding smart case ($79) from Apple the day they were first available, I’d imagine I am one of the first to […]

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Inside Path, the BMW of Social Networks (Pics)

Path, the social network born in the mobile era that caters to your close friends and family (like 150 connections or less), is on a roll. Last April, Path snagged a $250 million valuation and just recently passed the 2 million user mark. Dave Morin, Path’s CEO, recently said, “If Facebook is like a Chevy, we’re […]

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Picture Interview: Matt Wilson, Co-Founder of Under30Media

The Picture Interview series is brand new and launches today with Matt Wilson (@mattwilsontv), the Co-Founder of Under30Media. The concept of this series is to let interesting people share their favorite smartphone photos with you along with a brief description to give you a peek into their lives, literally. Matt was a great inaugural choice […]

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Game of Fame: Galaxy on Fire 2 (Pics)

When it comes to iOS gaming, few games garner as much love from fans or are produced with such high quality/standards as the Galaxy on Fire series. The scope of the game is incredible, the graphics are tasty and the story is expansive. As it turns out, Michael Schade, the CEO and Co-Founder of Fishlabs Entertainment […]

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I Feel Like I’m Watching Apple Disintegrate (Update)

Update: Check out this article for more background info. It came to my attention today that Apple owns this patent that allows the Camera in my iPhone to be disabled. The exact language that bother me is “disable a function of the device.” Why? Let’s say I am at a concert or filming a police […]

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Review: Day One Journal App Is Worth Downloading and Using

What do Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin all have in common? They all kept journals. Somehow journaling became a “girly” thing to do in recent years, but in reality it’s perfectly manly. While sites like Facebook will chronicle things in your life automatically for you, there is no replacement for a private repository […]

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Apple Should Charge More for the iPhone, Not Less

Reports are surfacing today that Apple is considering a “low-cost” iPhone option for overseas markets like China (via DigiTimes and WSJ). Obviously, this is aimed at making more money by selling more iPhones in places where paying American-style prices for a smartphone just isn’t feasible for a large chunk of the population. I have a […]

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Drop the iPhone 5 for a Galaxy Note? You’ve Got to be Kidding

Last week I ran across an article titled Why I Might Drop the iPhone 5 for the Galaxy Note II, and You Should Too by Ed Zitron. I’m sorry to say, this is a terrible article in my opinion with little to no compelling argument. It’s essentially a headline without any content–shame on Forbes for even […]

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Microsoft Office Vs Apple iWork Vs Google Drive

Today I wanted to post a few quick thoughts about Office, iWork and Google Drive. I use them all (for different things) and I believe it gives me (and you) a valuable snapshot as to what strengths each service currently plays to. In the old days, Microsoft was the only real show in town when […]

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Would You Buy An Apple iWatch?

There has been a flurry of blog posts lately about the rumored iWatch, or smart watch, from Apple. Here’s TechCrunch’s coverage of the rumor. Diehard Apple fans will probably be drooling over the possibility as anything new from Apple tends to make their mouths water (though I always caution that Steve Jobs shut down anything […]

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Is Siri Really This Stupid? Yikes

I love Apple products but Siri is ticking me off lately. The typical Apple product is simple and easy to use. Well, today I discovered that Siri is a little too simple… as in stupid. I love using Siri to set reminders, especially in conjunction with iCloud. That is super useful. Today, though, I asked […]

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Is Apple’s Magic Officially Gone?

Most people seem to think Apple will always be the Apple so many people have come to know and love in recent years, but Steve Jobs would be the first person to remind us that even the mighty can fall (and fall hard). With the introduction of the iPad Mini, could Apple be starting back […]

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See Further: Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Isaac Newton is famous for saying that if he saw further than other people it was because he stood on the shoulders of giants. In his case he was referring to the science foundations laid by those who came before him. You know, you can do the exact same thing. There is no reason why […]

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20 Fun & Unique iPad Accessories

You’re about to feast your lucky eyes on 20 of the most fun, unique, cool and, of course, useful iPad accessories the world has ever known. There’s a slight chance that you’ve seen one or two of these before, but chances are they are all brand new to you. From the usual stands and cases […]

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iOS 6 Panorama Camera Function Review + Tips

If you just purchased the iPhone 5, upgraded to iOS 6 on a previous model or are thinking about doing either, one feature you are sure to love is the new panorama feature on the built-in camera app. I played around with it this weekend in the mountains while the aspens were turning bright yellow […]

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Paid Apps Make My iPad Worthwhile

According to TechCrunch, most apps (89%) that are downloaded are free apps. What’s interesting to me is the fact that I get the most value from paid apps, not free apps (which seems a bit ironic). Just like anyone with an iPad/iPhone (or Android device, which I don’t have), I’ve loaded up on free apps. […]