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New-Pandora-RadioToday Pandora announced that it will removing its 40-hour-per-month listening cap come September 1st. Now free users will be able to listen for as long as they like and ads will play every 30 minutes. The decision to remove the cap is an obvious reaction to the impending launch of Apple’s iTunes Radio, a radio […]

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tuls-titanium  I remember the crushing fetish we all had for Titanium back when I entered the cycling fraternity (it’s fallen out of vogue now, of course — most likely thanks in part to the rise of carbon fiber, or perhaps something to do with the economics of materials I don’t fully understand). It’s an exotic […]

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Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 5.24.21 PMSeven schools in The Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era). One of the biggest tenants of O4NT is flexibility in learning, and Apple’s technology provides that environment. While students do attend class together, the “virtual school” is available on the […]

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Unlock an iOS device directly from an external keyboard

Did you know that you can unlock an iOS device using an external keyboard, without ever having to touch the screen or hardware buttons on the device itself? There really isn’t a whole lot to this, the only requirement is that you have an external keyboard in use with an iOS device that has the lock screen enabled, be it an iPad, iPhone,  [Read More…]

With the help of a simple command line function, you can quickly initiate a web search in your GUI web browser of choice right from the Terminal app. We’ll cover a few examples, demonstrating searching the web with Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Wikipedia, and using a variety of different web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Because the command syntax is fairly straightforward, you can further customize the search functions or apps used as you see fit.

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Sky Gamblers Storm RaidersApple highlights a new iOS app each week: the iTunes App Store App of the Week. Last week, it was a frustratingly compelling puzzle game, Doodle Fit 2, that Apple chose to spotlight. This week, it’s another game, this time a beautiful dogfighting flight sim called Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders from Atypical Games. It’s the […]

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Apple Purchases Embark To Help Improve Apple Maps

embarkappApple’s been launching a full court press for Maps ever since its disappointing launch last fall. The company has already gobbled up a few mapping companies but it’s not ready to stop quite yet as it just purchased the map app Embark. Embark Inc focuses on building free transit apps to help navigate public transportation. […]

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iphone 5S 128GBIt seems like every time you turn around lately, there’s some new photo leak of what sources promise to be a true look at Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S or 5C casing, LED flash, or colors. It’s with that caveat that we cast a skeptical eye, then, on this latest reveal, sent to us by Twitter […]

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Spoke to Tim. Planning dinner in September. Tim believes in buyback and is doing one. What will be discussed is magnitude. — Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) August 22, 2013 Famous billionaire investor Carl Icahn took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that he and his new buddy Tim Cook are going to be meeting up for […]

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