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Pixar's Brad Bird and Mark Andrews working on The Incredibles. Picture courtesy of Pixar.San Francisco, CA — Steve Jobs revered Pixar for its blend of artistry and technology, as Walter Isaacson detailed in his 2011 biography, so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that he actually apologized to one of the artists working on the 2004 film “The Incredibles” after he criticized some of the design in the […]

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A plain text adventure for the iPhone? That’s right. A plain text adventure with a bunch of the words covered up with black censorship bars? ██████ A! It’s called ████████, and it comes from Neven Mrgan and James Moore. Blackbar starts out with censored letters sent between you and somebody called Vi. You have to […]

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We’ve covered a handful of the best MKV player apps for the Mac before, but what if you have a Blu-Ray disc, DVD, or ISO that you want to make your own MKV file out of? Creating a watchable MKV file on your computer from a Blu-Ray or DVD is commonly called ‘ripping’, and that’s exactly what we’re going to show you how to do with a great app called MakeMKV. Other apps may get the job done as well,  [Read More…]

SNP_3082148_en_v1I love the Google Glass interface and I think it should be everywhere. This interface is similar to a blog in that the basic organizing principle is time. When you tap the side of the Glass headset or tilt your head up, you’re greeted with the “right now†screen, which literally shows the time right […]

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sony-x10-1Anyone dismissing the Sony MDR-X10 headphones as simply yet another bombastic, over-the-top, celebrity-designed fashion statement for teenage bass junkies would be wrong. easily forgiven, but wrong. While most of those descriptive terms ring true — the big, lurid cans apparently received design input from none other than big, lurid entertainment personality Simon Cowell, and they’re […]

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sony-x10-1Anyone dismissing the Sony MDR-X10 headphones as simply yet another bombastic, over-the-top, celebrity-designed fashion statement for teenage bass junkies would be wrong. easily forgiven, but wrong. While most of those descriptive terms ring true — the big, lurid cans apparently received design input from none other than big, lurid entertainment personality Simon Cowell, and they’re […]

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2 Ways To Avoid Losing Your iOS Data [Deals]

CoM - ios_recovery_mainframe_630x473Since we’re so reliant on our iPhones and iPads – especially as iOS becomes more prevalent – that we need to give thought on things beyond security on these devices. We need to think about what to do in order to keep our data safe from accidental deletion — including looking at software solutions beyond […]

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spaceship1920Apple is still moving forward to build its $5 billion,176-acre campus Cupertino “spaceship” Campus 2 headquarters, expected to open in three years. Critics have been attacking it since Steve Jobs first proposed it to the Cupertino City Council. And since that poignant moment, which was Jobs’ last public appearance, the campus project has evolved and […]

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CoM - ultimate_layers_mainframe_630x473There’s a lot of power under the hood in Photoshop. One of the keys to that power is layers – and it’s important to use them in order to get even more out of Photoshop. With layers you work on top of (or on) copies of that photo, and – ultimately – have more control […]

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Fujifilm’s Instant Camera Gets Retro-Style Overhaul

Old Vs. New. Or New Vs. Old?I saw a kid at the airport the other day, carrying a Fujifilm Instax camera, and I wondered what the hell kind of cruel trick her parents were playing on her. That thing is hideous. But if she’d been carrying the new retro-style Instax Mini 90, I’d have been all “WTF?†The new Instax is […]

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