Tag Archive: Friendly


Apple sure is looking friendlier these days. This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was geekier, more welcoming and less locked-down than any in recent history. Apple also bid farewell to Katie Cotton — the much-feared queen of PR, whose frosty relations… Read more ›

Rdio Mac App Updated To Be Way More Friendly

Rdio, the Pepsi to Spotify’s Coke, just got an update to it’s Mac app today. For those of you following along on iOS, the changes will be familiar, complete with big and “beautiful” album art and a neat new “upcoming” view.

Maybe Pepsi isn’t the right choice of comparison. Rdio is like the cooler version of Spotify, with what seems to be a deeper catalog of indie oddities than the more mainstream  [Read More...]

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Apple’s online store has never really been suited to mobile devices. Sure, there’s the Apple Store app for the iPhone, but navigating to the actual website on iOS isn’t the best experience. On the iPhone, the desktop site is squeezed into a narrow, 4-inch display. You have to zoom in to actually interact with and read any part of the site.

Some recent changes help to improve navigating the Apple online store  [Read More...]

LaCie, the fantastic data storage company that was recently acquired by Seagate, has updated its d2 external hard drive with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. It comes in a sleek, minimal, fan-free, aluminum shell that looks great next to any Mac.

With speeds of up to 180MB/s, the only real downside to this drive is that it’s not solid state. LaCie is selling both 3TB and 4TB models.

Don’t let your project get derailed  [Read More...]

Google Voice Now iPhone 5 And iOS 6 Friendly

Two months after Apple released the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Google Voice has finally been updated. Google’s official iOS app received support for the newest iPhone’s taller display and iOS 6 today.

About time.

Users in the U.S. can make free domestic calls and low-rate international calls, send text messages, and read voicemail transcriptions with Google’s telecommunications service. Check it out on Google’s website if you’re interested. Some use Google Voice  [Read More...]

Fix-up.

I’m so desperate for a dock for my new iPhone 5 that I have closely studied the little perspex stands in the local Apple Store and scoured the local hardware emporiums for something — anything — that comes close to its acrylic simplicity.

I have so far failed, and am currently using the box the iPhone came in as a pretty handy stand. But I’m not really that serious about docks,  [Read More...]

The iPhone 5 might be the thinnest, sleekest iPhone yet, but it’s not the most environmentally friendly. It’s close, though.

In a new study conducted by Healthystuff.org and iFixIt, the iPhone 5 was broken down and compared to previous iPhones and other smartphones when it comes to its usage of hazardous chemicals: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ether.

The bad news is that the iPhone 5 scored  [Read More...]

Kindle for iPad: Now Kid Friendly

If you are among the parents fortunate enough to discover the wonders of iDevices at keeping your kids content and quiet on long car rides, the folks at Amazon must have had you in mind with their latest Kindle App update for iOS (and Android). On Thursday, Amazon pushed out an update that delivers support for a wide assortment of children’s books, comic books and even graphic novels for the older readers who enjoy the tablet  [Read More...]

We’ve been waiting for this moment, and now that it’s here, I wish is sort of never arrived. Verizon has unveiled their Share Everything data plans, and to my dismay, they aren’t very family friendly. The new plans package unlimited voice, text, and data across up to ten tablets, laptops, modems, and phones. You pay a flat price for each individual device you add to the plan as well as one flat  [Read More...]

Apple Patent Reveals iOS Friendly Smart Kiosk

Image Courtesy of Patently Apple Apple and their minions toiling away in bowels of Cupertino’s LSD-laden labs (I have no proof verifying the previous statement) have filed a new patent dealing with “smart kiosks” that interact with iOS devices. The idea behind the Kiosks is simple, new iOS device users walk into an Apple Store, or Best Buy, (or just happen to see a kiosk at a bus stop) and all the new iOS owner wants  [Read More...]