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Lensbaby’s Swirly Soft-Focus Magic Comes To The iPhone

Perhaps it’s a consequence of my straight-shooting photojournalism schooling, but I’ve never been overly enthusiastic of Lensbaby’s blur-crazy lens effects (even when I’ve worn my commercial photographer hat in the past, we’ve just never used them). That said, iPhoneography is… Read more ›     

UpTo Reinvents The iPhone’s Calendar (Again), Ditches Social For Simple [Daily Freebie]

UpTo’s original take on the iPhone calendar was fairly unusual. the app allowed you to follow the calendars of friends or organizations, whose events then appeared on your calendar; you could the interact withe the events more or less the… Read more ›     

Banner Day For Apple Patents Includes 3D Apple TV Remote Control

Apple is awarded a lot of patents, many of which it never does much more than sit on top of. After all, in the high stakes (and highly litigious) world of mobile, it’s better to patent a potential innovation than… Read more ›     

Apple Is Looking To Buy Beleaguered Japanese Chipmaker [Rumor]

When Apple starts sniffing around, looking to buy a company, it’s time to pay attention. That goes double if they make chips. Back in 2008, Apple purchased P.A. Semi, a low-powered chipmaker, whose acquisition soon paved the way for an… Read more ›     

Auxo 2 Takes Multitasking In iOS 7 To The Next Level For Jailbreakers

The jailbreak tweak called Auxo did card-based app switching in iOS 6, and then Apple came along and fully implemented the idea in iOS 7. Auxo, which started as a concept that went viral online, was suddenly obsolete. A successor… Read more ›     

What’s Next In Mobile Gaming

Note: This article previously appeared in Cult of Mac Magazine, available in the App Store. Games make up more than 65 percent of downloads in the App Store and Google Play, and a whopping 90 percent of mobile gaming revenue… Read more ›     

‘Hush’ Lets You Show Without Telling

Maybe you’re walking down the street, and you see a squirrel fighting a feral cat over half of a hot dog. That’s awesome, and you must capture it. But what if a construction crew is ripping up the sidewalk 50… Read more ›     

Travel In Rugged Style With Journeyman Leather Messenger Bag [Review]

With a seriously rugged style, the Intrepid Journeyman messenger bag is nothing to be trifled with. The soft brown leather exterior enfolds the utterly solid yet flexible abilities of this cross-shoulder travel bag, which will find itself an asset in… Read more ›     

How to Find Wi-Fi Link Connection Speed in Mac OS X

If you need to find out just how fast your wi-fi link speed is, or rather, the speed of which your Mac is connected to a particular wireless router, you can find this data through the Network Utility app that is bundled in every version of Mac OS X. This is really the fastest way … Read More

Get Rid Of The Chrome Bell Notification Menu Bar Icon [OS X Tips]

Boy, you’d think this would be an easy one, right? Most third-party menu bar icons allow you to either drag and delete them from the menu bar itself, or at least provide a Quit or Disable function in their own… Read more ›