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defaults write If you like to tweak Mac OS X with a lot of defaults write commands from the terminal, you already know how hard it can be to keep track of them. Sure you can query command history for specific command syntax, and you can always use grep to find executed defaults commands, but there’s a better way to keep track of them all, and that’s by keeping an automatically updated  [Read More...]

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I’m a big fan of Loop Attachment’s Mummy cases for the iPhone — they’re probably the best silicone cases you can get — so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Mummy case for iPad mini when it was announced at CES back in January.

Mummy by Loop Attachment Category: Cases Works With: iPad mini Price: $ 30

Just like its smaller siblings, it’s made almost entirely  [Read More...]

"We want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you and learn how to use in 20 minutes." - Steve Jobs (1983)

“We want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you and learn how to use in 20 minutes.” – Steve Jobs (1983)

Today is the iPad’s third birthday. It was on this consecrated day that  [Read More...]

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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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

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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...]