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Toon Boom Storyboard Pro Review
Storyboard Pro is one of the outstanding animation apps made by Toon Boom Animation. They are the Industry standard with clients like Disney, Warner Bros, and Pixar. Now, I’m not a storyboard artist. I’m also not an animator. While I’ve always been interested in the art of animation, it’s only recently that I started doing it. After some initial research, I decided to use Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony to create the cut scenes for my game, Crow’s Quest.
18 hours ago
Apple updates AirPort for SSL/TLS bug
If you're rocking one of Apple's newer routers, aka an AirPort with 802.11ac, head on into the settings and update that sucker. There's a security update that addresses SSL/TLS. Here's the deal with firmware version 7.7.3:
19 hours ago
Apple opens OS X Mavericks beta program to the public
If you're the type who loves beta testing software but didn't (or couldn't) jump through the hoops to be a part of Apple's developer program, fear not. The company has opened beta testing for OS X Mavericks to the public.
20 hours ago
OS X Security Update addresses Safari vulnerabilities and bugs
Apple has issued an OS X security update today that should improve compatibility, stability and security. The bulk of the update is centered around Safari 7.0.3, and has the following changes, per Apple:
21 hours ago
Withings Pulse O2 keeps tabs on your oxygen levels
Withings has announced a new health band called Pulse O2. It does all of the usual stuff, like monitor steps, heart rate, elevation, distance traveled, sleep habits, and estimates calories burned, but the really cool feature here is the ability to monitor the oxygen level in your blood. That information is estimated from the infrared heart rate monitor, then beamed to your phone through a companion app. The device itself can be mounted in a wrist strap, a clip, or carried around separately.
22 hours ago
Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with a few bug fixes, Touch ID improvements
Apple has pushed out iOS 7.1.1, updating the recently-released iOS 7.1 with a few bug fixes. Those include additional improvements to the already improved Touch ID and a pair of other fixes for responsiveness and Bluetooth connectivity. Unspecified security fixes are also included. The full changelog for the whopping 26.1MB update follows.
22 hours ago
Intel sketches out the next generation of Thunderbolt: twice as fast, 33% thinner
The ThunderBolt connector has used the same plug-and-port design for years, but the next generation is reported to mix things up with a new design and even faster speeds. Intel has given the as-of-yet-unnamed standard (we'd place iCash on Thunderbolt 3) update the codename Alpine Ridge, and it's said to double the transmission rates of Thunderbolt 2 to up to 40Gbps. The new connector is also shorter in height, measuring in at around 3mm, compared to the 4.5 mm of the current Thunderbolt design.
23 hours ago
Rip Curl's new Search GPS is a smartwatch for surfers
Fitness wearables are a dime a dozen at this point, and here comes another one geared toward wave-seekers. Rip Curl has announced the SearchGPS surf watch. It’ll record your top speed and how far you’ve ridden, number of waves, and just how gnarly you truly are. (That last one’s a feature we suggest they add, anyway.)
23 hours ago
Sprint plans for their iPhones sold next year to be SIM unlockable
American carriers are making progress in being more open and customer-friendly — particularly T-Mobile — but Sprint is preparing to take a significant step forward by ensuring that the devices they sell to customers are able to be SIM unlocked. Eventually. In 2015. In an FAQ on Sprint's unlocking policy, the company states that they are "working to ensure that all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically."
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New and updated apps: Vert, 1Password, FTL, Catan and more!
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a free unit and currency converter, a major update to 1Password, games and more.