Tag Archive: Makers


LilyView For Mac Is A Lightweight Preview Replacement From The Makers Of DaisyDisk

Screen Shot 2013-07-16 at 4.47.27 PMWhen I saw that the developers behind DaisyDisk had a new app, I had to check it out. In case you don’t know, DaisyDisk is the best Mac app for visualizing the contents of your hard drive and deleting unwanted stuff. The company behind DaisyDisk, Software Ambience, has released LilyView, a lightweight Preview replacement for […]

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An Open Letter to Handset Makers: Why Your Phone Is a Loser

Nokia-Lumia-1020-EOS-1Dear Handset Maker: Your company and hundreds of others are engaged in an epic battle for the smartphone handset market, which within a year or two will exceed a billion customers and $150 billion a year in revenue. Don’t you want a big piece of that? Because if you do, you’re not acting like it. […]

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Makers Of Fantastical Are Working On A New App For Searching Messages On The Mac

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Have you tried searching in Messages on the Mac? Well don’t try now unless you want to get really frustrated. Among the app’s other numerous bugs, Messages can tend to suddenly throw a tantrum whenever the search bar is invoked.

Flexibits, makers of popular iPhone calendar app Fantastical, have announced their next app: Chatology, a tool for searching Messages on the Mac.

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Blup: A Minimalistic Puzzle Game From The Makers Of Whale Trail

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The makers of Whale Trail, a popular iOS game where you fly a whale through a psychedelic skyline, have a new game out in the App Store. It’s called Blup, a new puzzler that aims to be an “addictive conundrum of coloration.”

iPhone games like Letterpress have started setting the trend of more flat, squared interface aesthetics. It’s something Apple is expected to do in iOS 7. Blup falls right into that  [Read More…]

iPhone Case Makers Collide: Otterbox Has Bought LifeProof

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Popular iPhone case maker Otterbox has acquired LifeProof for an undisclosed sum. The news was announced today by the two companies at the CTIA wireless show.

Both Otterbox and LifeProof specialize in rugged, water-resistant cases for the iPhone and iPad. Both companies have also branched out and made cases for competing devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. LifeProof’s designs are noticeably thinner than most  [Read More…]

The Makers Of DodoCase Think You Should Attach This Paper Notebook To Your iPhone

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Even though the iPhone has thousands of apps that help you organize your thoughts and ideas, nothing works quite as well as a traditional paper notebook. At least that’s the thinking that went into DODOnotes, the first iPhone compatible paper notebook.

DODOcase, the company behind one of our favorite iPad cases, has come out with a new product for iPhone called DODONotes. It’s basically just a notepad with a little die-cut  [Read More…]

Why iOS Accessory Makers Are Ditching Lightning For Bluetooth

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There was a time when every hotel room had a 30-Pin Dock Connector in it somewhere, but eight or nine months after debut, Lightning — the 30-Pin Dock Connector’s successor — still hasn’t really taken off, outside of a few docks and battery cases. Sure, it’s a new standard, and Apple was famously very slow in issuing MFi deals to accessory makers who wanted to support Lightning… but even so, it  [Read More…]

Android Makers (And Even The 10-Inch iPad) Are Killing Themselves Trying To Compete With iPad Mini

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Although it’s been less than a year since it’s debut, and though it was widely criticized at its debut for a beefy $ 329 price tag and a low-resolution display, the iPad mini has quickly become the one 7-inch tablet to rule them all.

A new supplier report out of Asia puts the iPad mini’s triumph into sharp relief. Not only is the iPad mini pretty much the only 7-inch  [Read More…]

Scapple, The Virtual Sheet Of Paper From The Makers Of Scrivener

Scapple is a great new app for writers. If you were looking for an app that creates a sheet of paper on your Mac, then this is it. Scapple comes from Literature and Latte, the folks behind the amazing Scrivener, so you know that it has been designed and used by writers.

Set the app to full-screen and you have little emote than a beige sheet of virtual paper and a  [Read More…]

How An Apple Rumor Can Swing A Failing TV Maker’s Stock Value

No, this isn't Apple's iTV.

No, this isn’t Apple’s iTV.

You probably haven’t heard of a German company called Loewe. The high-end TV maker hasn’t done so well at selling ultra-expensive HDTVs as of late, and its peripheral business isn’t doing so hot either.

It’s amazing to see how Apple can affect the stock value of another company. After a debunked report from last year claimed that Apple was planning to buy Loewe, yet  [Read More…]