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Now you can munch on a burrito AND watch One Direction videos  at the same time


My weak arms could never hold my iPhone inches from my face long enough to make it through an entire viewing of Titanic. It’s the number one reason why I don’t watch movies on my iPhone. That and the fact that watching a movie on a 4-inch screen might make my retinas bleed.

For those that  [Read More...]

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Another day, another OS X 10.8.3 developer beta.

Apple has seeded yet another OS X 10.8.3 beta in the Mac Dev Center. This specific build has no known issues, and Apple asks third-party developers to focus on testing a few more areas of the OS.

The first beta seed of 10.8.3 was released back in November, and Apple has updated the beta software no less than 10  [Read More...]

Too bad the movie is getting awful reviews.

Too bad the movie is getting awful reviews.

Fandango is pretty cool. You can buy tickets right on your iPhone with the Fandango iOS app, send them to Passbook, and then just waltz right into the theater without stopping at the box office. Of course, you’ll still need to stop at the concessions stand, unless you’re smuggling in a bunch of wrapped candy in your  [Read More...]


After the untethered Evasi0n jailbreak was released for iOS 6 devices, we told you about a bug that was causing Apple’s stock Weather app to crash on jailbroken iPhones. On the iPad, the jailbreak was unhiding an old iPhone version of the Weather app.

There was a manual way to fix the bug, but now an official patch has been released in Cydia for all devices that have been jailbroken  [Read More...]

Archive Utility is the little system app that launches anytime an archive needs to be dealt with by OS X, usually it launches itself, extracts a zip, sit, tar, gz, or whatever other archive file, then quits on it’s own. Lately there’s been widespread reports of weird problems with Archive Utility though, where a zip or any other archive file will not decompress, instead the Archive Utility app will just stop working completely, spinning itself into oblivion before freezing or  [Read More...]

Belkin Fastfit

Everyone and their mother is putting out a Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad mini these days. Logitech just announced its Ultrathin Keyboard for the mini yesterday, and now Belkin has lifted the curtain on its FastFit keyboard/case combo.

The FastFit promises keys are that are larger than most 7-inch keyboards. The case is made of anodized aircraft grade aluminum and clocks in on the thinness meter at just 7mm.

The FastFit connects  [Read More...]


When it comes to smartphone manufacturers, right now there are really only two companies that really matter – Apple and Samsung. Not only do they both have the most marketshare, but they’re making a ton of profit. In fact, they’re making so much money that the two companies combined account for 103% of the total cellphone profits of 2012.

Wait, isn’t it impossible to account for 103% of the profit? Well, no.  [Read More...]


This is the guy who downloaded the 25 billionth song off of iTunes

Earlier this morning Apple announced that someone had downloaded the 25 billionth song off of iTunes. The person who purchased the 25 billionth song, Philip Pupke, received a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple, which not only makes him pretty damn lucky, but now he can buy a music album for everyone he’s ever met.

We got a chance to talk  [Read More...]


The problem with buying any iPad used is the undeniable knowledge that the previous user has, without any shadow of a doubt, used that exact same tablet while sitting upon the toilet. Yet if you try to use that fact as a negotiating point, it quickly becomes a touchy subject.

For the person who uses his or her iPad in the john unapologetically, yet doesn’t want to feel the icy cold touch  [Read More...]

How to Run GUI Apps as root in Mac OS X

Those familiar with the command line know that running things with super user privileges is typically just a matter of using the sudo command. That still holds true with launching GUI apps into the OS X with root privileges, but it’s not just a matter of prepending sudo to the otherwise useful open command, because ‘open’ launches apps as the original user, with or without sudo. The solution instead is to use sudo pointing directly at the executable contained within  [Read More...]