Tag Archive: Spell

How to Spell Words by Speaking on iPhone or iPad

The iPhone and iPad have a little known text-to-speech functionality that will verbally spell out a selected word or string for you. This great feature is useful for many obvious reasons, whether for educational purposes, or perhaps you can’t quite make out if what you’re reading on the iPad or iPhone screen is supposed to … Read More

How to Turn Off Spell Check in Mail for Mac OS X

Mac Mail users may find that even if they have disabled auto-correct in OS X, an automatic Spell Check function continues to persist in the Mail app of OS X. For users who are confident in their spelling abilities, bothered by the spell-check function, or who are just tired of correcting the auto-corrections in their … Read More

‘Spell Checker’ Hopes To Keep You From Looking Stoopid

Sometimes, you’re just typing an e-mail or note on your iPhone, and you realize that you have no idea how to spell the next word you want to use. It could be genuine ignorance, it could be a brain fart,…Read more ›

Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey Is Our iOS Game Of The Week [Editor’s Pick]

Mark Smith’s Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey is this week’s iOS Game of the Week, and it’s a fun one. You’ll need to spell words to move Grimm from left to right, with longer words causing more damage to the baddies…Read more ›    

Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey Gives New Meaning To ‘Spellcasting’ [Review]

I’m a big fan of words. The idea that you can arrange letters and spaces in such a way as to change minds, inspire emotion, and create art is powerful and almost magical. Spell Quest: Grimm’s Journey by Bacon Bandit…Read more ›    [Read More…]

A Harry Potter Spell Can Be Used To Hack Your Mac!


Inside every Mac — the one I’m writing this one, the one you’re reading this on, the one next to you at the cafe — is a little chip called the SMC, or system management controller. If you’ve ever had a problem related to your Mac’s performance or power supply, resetting the SMC is usually the first thing people suggest.

For most of us, worrying about the ‘security’ of our  [Read More…]

Patent Held By Apple vs. Samsung Jury Foreman Could Spell Trouble For Apple

A California court recently ruled in favor of Apple in a high-profile patent case against Samsung, and the immediate fallout means that Samsung is forced to pay Apple over $ 1 billion in damages.Federal Judge Lucy Koh will hold an injunction hearing in December to see if Apple is permitted to ban several Samsung phonesfrom being sold in the United States.

The court’s decision was by no means a simple one,  [Read More…]

New Apple Patent Could Spell Trouble For Some Ultrabook Manufacturers

Apples patent arsenal continues to grow, and a recently awarded patent could hurt other Ultrabook manufacturers. Hidden within a number of patents awarded to Apple in the past week is patentD654,072described as the ornamental design for an electronic device, as shown and described. Well, the object shown and described happens to look a lot like a MacBook Air and half the MBAs Ultrabook competitors. The phrase MacBook Air is never used in the patent, but  [Read More…]