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Convert a Movie to iPad Format for Free with QuickTime

Videos app icon for iOS Want to watch a video that is sitting on your computer on an iPad instead? That’s simple, and for most video files you can just copy them right over and watch instantly through the Videos app. On the other hand, if you’ve ever tried to copy a movie over to an iPad and discovered an error message like this, it’s almost always because the existing video  [Read More...]

Pinch Home Claw

Here’s a tip that never fails to amaze my friends and relatives when I show it to them. It may seem a little “meh” when you read about it, but try it and you’ll be sharing this quick “get to home” trick on your iPad, your parents’ iPad, and maybe even the iPad of strangers in the coffee shop.

Just being able to keep your tapping fingers near the screen, without  [Read More...]

Rdio Beats Spotify To Video Streaming, Launches Vdio

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Remember how word came down the pipeline the other day that Spotify wanted to start a video streaming service? Guess who just beat them to the punch? That’s right, Rdio — the better of the subscription music streaming services in the United States — and their new service is called, coincidentally enough, Vdio.

Launching today for Rdio Unlimited subscribers in the United States, Vdio is designed  [Read More...]


It seems like we’ve been using iPads forever now, but the greatest tablet computer ever made is still an incredibly young piece of gadgetry. In fact, it’s celebrating its third birthday today.

What other three year old do you know who has changed the world like the iPad has?

A ton of tech luminaries and pundits thought the iPad wouldn’t even make it this far, but boy, were they wrong. Over the  [Read More...]


I really like Nikolai Lamm’s concepts for imaginary, rumored, (and possibly forthcoming) Apple products, and this transparent concept for a cheaper budget iPhone is no exception. I love how it merges the 2012 iPod touch’s candy colored backshell with the iMac G3′s transparent casing.

I think there’s little to no chance Apple would actually make an iPhone that looks like this — in the mind of Jonny Ive, transparent gadgets are so  [Read More...]


It’s no secret that Samsung outspends Apple on advertising by a huge margin. Whether those ads are crap or strokes of genius, of course, is a matter of opinion. But dollar for dollar, the truth is clear: Samsung has to spend more money to get its smartphones noticed than Apple does.

This chart by the always fascinating Horace Dediu of Asymco but the disparacy in perspective. Comparing sales, general and administrative  [Read More...]

Come Get Some! Duke Nukem II Now Available For iOS


Duke Nukem II, the side-scrolling shoot ‘em up first developed for PC, is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary on iOS. This is original Duke Nukem at its finest — only it’s been optimized and improved for touchscreen devices.

The game comes with 32 action-packed levels that let you relive this 1993 classic all over again. It offers VGA graphics with 256 “eye-popping” colors, kick-ass weapons, and amazing interactive environments. There’s also new artwork and  [Read More...]

Iphone diy box

You could easily make your own iPhone amplifier dock from a shoebox. Or better, an old wooden wine case. Or best of all, you could get out your clamps, drills, router and hot glue and go medieval on some pile of wood’s ass. If you choose the latter route, then you should download the plans (totally SFW) from Renee at Red Bird Blue – her amazing creation is what  [Read More...]

Is Apple Working On Building An iRobot?


One would think that the self-evident answer to the question posited in this post’s headline would be “No,” followed by a pregnant pause, a licking of the lips and then followed it up with the words “You idiot.”

And, in fact, that probably is the answer. But if Apple’s not working on a robot, then why the heck is Apple hiring one of the country’s foremost robotics experts, John Morrell?

Now,  [Read More...]

AT&T Expands Its LTE Coverage To 14 New Locations


Last night AT&T broadened its horizons by expanding its LTE connectivity services to 14 new locations. This announcement was made in a sequential series of press releases on the carrier’s official website, but you can see which locations are now supported in the list below.

The announced locations to receive the LTE service include:

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas Fresno, California Palm Coast, Florida Lakeland-Winter Haven Florida Fort Pierce, Florida Mount  [Read More...]