Tag Archive: Magic


Magic Radio, the music streaming from DoubleTwist that boasts more than 13 million tracks, finally supports AirPlay streaming thanks to a new update that’s available now in Google Play. The release also adds Qualcomm AllPlay integration, but strangely, support for… Read more ›

If there’s one thing we learned during the World Cup (other than ze Germans are relentlessly brilliant machines), it’s that Beats has some of the best damn marketing on the planet, and Apple really, really needs its help. After getting… Read more ›

I’m a bit of a sucker for anything remotely magical, and I love the idea of blasting spells around to save the world. If you’re also excited by that, and love hordes of monsters too, then Storm Casters will be… Read more ›

With so many new features in OS X Yosemite, we couldn’t fit them all into one video. Today we take a look at Handoff and Phone Calls, two of the hottest additions to Apple’s operating system. These two powerful features… Read more ›

How Apple can rekindle the magic of the Stevenote

Nearly three years after Steve Jobs’ death, Apple’s keynotes have become pale imitations of their former glory. The last major keynote — November’s introduction of the iPad Air and Retina mini — was a major international snoozefest. Utterly devoid of… Read more ›

Designer Chris Weir is dismissive of products that take a Swiss Army knife approach to features. He thinks a speaker should be a speaker — and nothing else. “It’s a speaker, not a speakerphone,” he says. He’s talking about his… Read more ›

Magic squares have always vexed me. I understand the concept — arrange a grid of numbers so that the rows and columns add up to predefined values — but actually doing them is beyond me. Equilibrium by Bavlos Boutros Category:… Read more ›

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 ›     

Here’s a slightly obscure tip that’s worth sharing becasue it could literally save you from a lost photo library. If you use Lightroom, Adobe has a “secret” script you can download that extracts the JPG images from your previews. Why… Read more ›     

How many times have you had to replace an iPod because you dropped it in water? Almost all of us have suffered the agony of liquid damaged devices at least once — but this is something you never have to… Read more ›