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Apple’s Popular Developer Conference Sells Out in 2 Minutes

Have you watched Psy’s latest video? (me either). Well, if you did, you would have missed your opportunity to buy tickets to Apple’s popular World Wide Developer Conference with 1 minute and 54 seconds to spare. WWDC 2013 as it is affectionately known, sold out in a mind-blowing 2 minutes much to the anger of [...]

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Typing These 8 Characters Will Cause Mac OS X to Crash

Here’s your fun software bug of the day: In Mac OS X Mountain Lion, typing these 8 characters into a text box within an application will cause that application to crash: “File:///” (without the quotes). I’ve tried it in a handful of applications and indeed, it crashes every time. I’d expect Apple to issue a [...]

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This iPad Accessory Is For Expert And Beginner Guitarists — You Strum Real Strings Too

The JamStik comes from a company called Zivix (even the name is cool). It’s a little MIDI guitar that works with real guitar strings, works wirelessly over Wi-Fi and has a small design for portability. The biggest feature is that it supports string bending “thanks to the way it detects finger movement on the neck”. [...]

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Review: iTunes 11 is an improvement

I am not an iTunes hater. I know a lot of users complain, and that it’s typically listed as the piece of Apple software that needs the most loving. The new design does quite a bit to make some users happy. There are some users Apple may never try to satisfy. Focus on the playback [...]

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An iPad steering gadget for the serious gamer

A square iPad doesn’t always feel right when you play a racing game and need to turn the device side to side to turn your race car. Kolos has created a steering wheel product that should make you feel like you’re in an arcade when you’re playing that iPad racing game. Flying and Racing With [...]

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Microsoft’s Star Trek-like universal translator could transform how we communicate

You know how in Star Trek even though everyone spoke different languages (English, Klingon, Romulan, etc…) every character was able to understand each other perfectly? The reason for this was a piece of technology used in the Trek universe known as a universal translator. This week, Microsoft Research debuted some software that has functionality pretty [...]

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My Mac Blogging Tools: TextWrangler, Markdown and Safari

Why I’m writing this: I was recently at a blogging meeting and discussed the tools that I use. Everyone seemed to think it sounded complicated. In truth, it is simple, elegant, and makes it very easy to search my blog posts for errors before posting. 3 Steps to Better Blog Content 1 – My first [...]

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A program you need but never thought existed: PortableApps

Every once in a while you find a program that you need but you never thought it existed. Recently, I had the need to install Google Chrome on a computer that would not allow me to install any additional software. As I began a search of how I could get Chrome to work on my [...]

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Apple will never combine OS X and iOS

OS X Mountain Lion has over 100 new features, many of which came from iOS. Does this mean that Apple will combine the Mac & iOS platforms? Nope. Mac learns from iOS, but will not become it Tim Cook: “Anywhere where that makes sense, we are going to move that over to Mac.” If it [...]

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3DeeScreen takes your laptop to the next dimension

Viewing things in 3D is all the rage these days. Whether it be 3D movies, televisions, or video games, tons of people seem to think it’s the coolest new trend. What if you could have a 3D experience on your laptop, too? Spatial View, Inc., has launched a snap-on screen that attaches to your laptop, [...]

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