50 min ago
Mac Buyers Guide
At first glance Apple seems to have a simple product grid when it comes to their personal computer line-up, the Mac. You can get a laptop or desktop. If you want a laptop, you can choose between the ultra-portable MacBook, the MacBook Air and the ultra-powerful MacBook Pro. But you can also choose between a couple of different screen sizes each, along with optional increases for RAM, CPU, storage, and more. If you want a desktop, you can choose between the entry-level Mac Mini, the all-in-one iMac, or the workstation-like Mac Pro. But again, the their are options for just about everything. Which one should you get, and which options with it?
2 hours ago
Pebble Time crosses $20 million in Kickstarter funding with just under 24 hours to go
There's no doubt that the Pebble Time's Kickstarter campaign has been a massive success — and now the device has crossed the $20 million funding mark with just under 24 hours left to go.
4 hours ago
Force Touch is going to do incredible things for accessibility
I'm really excited about Force Touch for a bunch of reasons. But where I think it's going to really succeed? Accessibility.
I've been thinking about Force Touch almost non-stop since the Apple event a few weeks ago — what it means for Macs now, what it could mean for the future of software development, and how it might change artistry on the iPad. I've also been musing on what it could bring to accessibility in computing.
8 hours ago
How to use Windows PC peripherals on your new Mac
Windows users who switch to Mac spend large sums on peripherals. You have to throw out that stuff when you get a Mac, right? No.
Making sure all the other stuff — mice, keyboards, printers, displays, external drives, gamepads, and more — works is important, but Apple makes it pretty easy. Whether it's mice, keyboards, printers, monitors, external drives, or more, that's the switcher concern I'm trying to alleviate this week.
9 hours ago
Apple Watch apps start hitting the App Store
Apple has begun allowing Apple Watch apps into the App Store ahead of April 10 pre-orders.
While developers can't upload Apple Watch-enabled apps on their own yet, some of the apps shown off in Apple's demos and on the company's web site have clearly been given the green light. That Apple Watch functionality is mentioned in the description indicates it's unabashed as well — what better way to keep interest high then to show the app wheels in motion? Additionally, if Apple is seeding Apple Watch review units in advance of April 10, having apps available will lead to better informed reviews. As teases go, it's a good one.
So, which apps have been updated with Apple Watch functionality?
10 hours ago
MLB Manager 2015 lets you micromanage your way to baseball victory
In MLB Manager 2015, you'll guide your favorite Major League Baseball teams through their seasons with careful micromanagement. Set rosters, trade players, and more as you try to bring victory to your franchise.
11 hours ago
You don't get to play the gender card to promote piss-poor writing
When you use "People are only attacking me because I'm a woman" as a marketing tool, you hurt every other female professional out there on the Internet.
A tweet today got me irrationally, stupidly, Peter Cohen-levels of angry. Namely, this tweet by Quartz writer Emma-Kate Symons.
11 hours ago
Fight the Empire with Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions on iPhone and iPad
Yet another Star Wars game for the iPhone and iPad, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, has just been released for free with in-app purchases.
The game, now available from iTunes, is based on the current animated TV series on Disney XD that tells the story of the early days of the Rebellion between Episode III and IV.
12 hours ago
If you want an iPhone but don't like Apple, here's your alternative...
Samsung has been at its most successful when filling voids in Apple's iPhone lineup: It offered Verizon support up until 2011, large screens up until 2014. What voids are left to fill now?
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have to answer that question, starting with today's pre-order and carrying over to April 10's release date and beyond. It's an answer I'm truly interested in seeing, because right now I have no idea to whom I could recommend either of those phones.
12 hours ago
iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and future shock
I love my Macs and my iOS devices, but I can't help but feel like things are getting out of control.
When I look at the gadgets that my family and I take for granted, I feel like I live in the future. Smart tablets, smart phones, smart watches. Despite all these smart devices, though, there's a basic dysfunction that I find frustrating, and that many others find overwhelming.
12 hours ago
The Olio Model One is a slick and stylish smartwatch starting at $595
A new start up company, Olio Devices, has just launched pre-orders for a limited run of its first product, the Olio Model One.
It's a very slick looking smartwatch that's compatible with the iPhone, with prices beginning at $595.
13 hours ago
Apple Watch supplies in stores could be limited to reservations at launch
If you want an Apple Watch at launch, it looks like you might need to pre-order or make a reservation.
The Apple Watch will reportedly be in limited supply in Apple Stores on launch day.
13 hours ago
How to change your Snapchat username
Really need to change your Snapchat username but can't figure out how?
Don't feel bad. There isn't a button on Snapchat that takes you to an editor where you can make the change, like there is on Twitter or other services. There is, however, a workaround that can help make the process slightly less painless. You'll have to create an all new username, and you'll want to do that before getting rid of your old username. If that sound complicated, don't worry — I'll walk you through the process!
13 hours ago
Relive classic RPG moments in Final Fantasy: Record Keeper
Last week Square Enix announced that their popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XI will be coming to mobile in 2016. Mobile Final Fantasy fans need not wait for next year for a new Final Fantasy game, luckily! Final Fantasy: Record Keeper from DeNA and Square Enix has just launched on iOS and Android.
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is the first mobile Final Fantasy game to bring classic moments from the entire series to life. Think of it as a greatest hits release, with players able to recruit famous Final Fantasy heroes like Cloud and Lightning and participate in battles from beloved games in the series. Record Keeper is free to play and quite a lot of fun for RPG fans. Read on for our quick impressions!
14 hours ago
Tim Cook speaks about following Steve Jobs in new profile
Tim Cook talks about his time at the helm of Apple and following Steve Jobs in a new interview.
Cook says that he has learned a lot from his time as CEO, a position that he's occupied full-time since August 2011.
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