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There’re few photo apps better than MacPhun’s FX Photo Studio for the casual photographer. It’s got a pretty interface, it’s super-simple to use and it’s stuffed with way more filters than any other iPhone app at the App Store (pretty sure this is true; if you think you know of one with more filters, let me know). Normally the app is $ 2, but today it’s free.

There’s no watered-down, pay-to-play nonsense  [Read More…]



A lot has been said lately about the iPhone’s demise, and thanks to global smartphone marketshare numbers, you’d think the Apple-hating Negative Nancys are right. But then if you look at the U.S. marketshare numbers, it’s a completely different story.

Benedict Evans created the chart above based on AT&T and Verizon’s recent sales figures. It’s pretty clear that the iPhone has been the only smartphone that is actually increasing sales for  [Read More…]


They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, but for a lot of people, Snapchatting promiscuous pics and Skyping just isn’t enough. Condom maker Durex is ready to help you out though by adding a new product for your sexual repertoire.

As its first experiment with wearable tech, Durex has created “Fundawear.” It’s a line of underwear that’s been embedded with tons of tiny little vibrators around your naughty bits region that are then synched  [Read More…]

There's some irony that the object now stuck to my Spider Monkey -- forever -- is a clock.

There’s some irony that the object now stuck to my Spider Monkey — forever — is a clock.

Spider Monkey by Spider Holster Category: Camera Gear Works With: Anything Price: $ 17

I was going to ditch the standard review format for this post and instead make a gallery of different objects hung on my  [Read More…]

Strip text styling and font formatting

Want to quickly remove text styles and font formatting from some text? Here are two super fast ways to do just that, and they don’t require any third party downloads, both features are built right into Mac OS X. The first method will use an alternate copy & paste command that removes styling in the process, and the second trick will use TextEdit to strip all  [Read More…]


You snooze, you loose.

About a month ago, Amazon bought Goodreads, a popular social network for reviewing and recommending books. The reason was obvious: Goodreads in the Kindle Store. But what a new report shows is that the buyout was also a move to steal Goodreads away from a potential partnership with Apple.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple was talking to Goodreads about integrating with the iBookstore. Goodreads reviews were going  [Read More…]


As the head of Apple’s design team, Jony Ive has been one of the most influential figures in tech over the last two decades. He helped create the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and slew of other Apple products that have hit shelves over the last few years.

Now Jony’s putting his mark on Apple’s software too, which makes you wonder if there’s any area of design Jony can’t master. Time just released  [Read More…]

The Best Roguelike Games On Mac & iOS [Feature]


An infinitely deep and replayable world of RPG gaming awaits.

If you love to game, and you’ve never played a roguelike, shame on you. You can hardly call yourself a gamer at all.

Born in the era of computing in which games were played on cathode-ray terminals tethered to massive, churning mainframes, Rogue was an attempt to replicate in a single player, ASCII environment the experience of playing Dungeons & Dragons  [Read More…]

Skitch For iOS Now Lets You Annotate & Share PDF Files


Evernote’s free image editing app, Skitch, now allows you to annotate and share PDF files on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can then share those PDFs with other Skitch users, who will get a nifty summary view of all your annotations.

The feature is available to premium users, but those who aren’t subscribed can try it free for 30 days. To some, this alone will be worth the paid premium  [Read More…]


Here’s an interesting tidbit for you: even as Apple’s stock price has plunged below $ 400 as twitchy Wall Street investors panic upon rumors that iPhone and iPad demand has slowed, Verizon Wireless has reported that they activated 4 million iPhones in the last quarter. That’s 500,000 more than was estimated, an 84% increase year-over-year in iPhones activated: overall, it means that almost 56% of all phones Verizon sold last quarter were  [Read More…]