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ipoddatasleeversCES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – The only thing that sucks about the iPod Touch is that you don’t have a data connection all the time. You can try to scour the streets for free WiFi, but everyone’s locking their networks now. FreedomPop has a solution that will give your iPod Touch the data connectivity of an iPhone for free.

The FreedomPop iPod  [Read More...]

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MyCharge unveiled an impressive line of new chargers at CES this year, and Cult Of Mac went hands on with both the Hub and Jolt series.

Unlike many portable chargers, which require you to remember your charging cord as well as the unit itself, MyCharge has integrated the cord right into the power brick, so you’ll never forget to bring your cord again. The built  [Read More...]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 -UK-based Fitbug is new to the U.S., and makes gadgets very similar to Fitbit — but they weren’t shy about letting us know they were the first to come up with the idea.

“We were first.” Fergus Kee, Fitbug’s Executive Chariman, stopped short of actually saying fitness gadget-maker Fitbit is a wholesale clone of his company — but  [Read More...]

Not until February, it looks like.

Hoping to get your hands on a new 27-inch iMac model, with it’s delightfully thin flat panel display and Fusion Drive goodness? Well, if you order now, you’ll have to wait up to four weeks for it to ship, as seen at the Apple Store website.

It appears that Apple hasn’t been able to manage to overcome its supply constraints, which we reported back in November,  [Read More...]

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CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 -Every year Samsung attends CES it seems like they try to guess what Apple is going to do with TV. One year they announced a TV that has Netflix and other apps built in. The next they included swappable processors and voice controls.

This year, Samsung’s bet is that if Apple ever decides to make a TV it  [Read More...]

3 Simple iPhone Tips That Make You Smarter

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Your iPhone is a smartphone, and if it isn’t making you smarter as well then you just aren’t using the devices included features to it’s full potential. Here are three super simple tips that let your iPhone make you smarter, these will be perfect for educators, learners, students, or really, just about anyone – unless you’re a human dictionary and encyclopedia, that is. There’s no  [Read More...]


A new Apple corporate job listing suggests that future Macs will have ultrafast 802.11ac wireless tech, more commonly known as “5G WiFi.” Apple is looking for a new System Test Engineer to “develop, design and execute tests for compatibility of Apple hardware and software projects” relating to 802.11 wireless.

It was recently reported that Apple was working with Broadcom to put 802.11ac chips in upcoming Macs. This job listing seems to all-but-confirm Apple’s plans.

While current  [Read More...]

Every Dev Needs This iOS Design Cheat Sheet

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When you’re designing an app for iOS, you need to take into account what specific devices you’re building for, whether it be just the iPhone, iPad, or both. There are several Retina and non-Retina screen resolutions to remember, and then there are other nerdy elements like PPI and color temperature.

User interface designer Ivo Mynttinen has published an updated version of his handy iOS Design Cheat Sheet, “a  [Read More...]

More pictures, more finger-friendly

More pictures, more finger-friendly

Izik is a new web search app from the makers of Blekko, a web search engine for people who are looking for a change from Google.

You could be forgiven for saying “Blekwhat?” there. Although it’s been around for a few years now, Blekko isn’t what most people think of when they go looking for somewhere else to search.

But that doesn’t mean you should  [Read More...]

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Wooden speakers apparently make the sound that issues from them seem warmer and more appealing. Maybe so, but in the $ 99 headphone range there are probably other cost-based design factors that make more difference.

Still, these WoodTones headphones from Griffin certainly look warm and appealing. They come in walnut, sapele (aka aboudikro, as if you didn’t know) and beech. They’re  [Read More...]