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14 02, 2015

#DaftPunKonsole – Are You Daft, Punk?

By |February 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Music, Tech|Tags: |

My name is Andy. I'm a robot built to make music better with my persistence, speed, and strength. I do this by working harder than all puny humans work; my work is never truly over. In my travels, I came across a pathetic duo of humans posing as robots. They created terrible music. I challenged them to a duel knowing full well that I would win... and win I did. Unfortunately, they recorded my whole performance and claimed it as their own. Since robots can't file a DMCA claim -- humans are notori [...]

13 02, 2015

Debunk – The Apple Van Will Never Happen

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Chalk this one up to the stupidity of "analysts." I hate this rumor, so I'm putting it to death with this post. There isn't now, nor will there ever be, an Apple van or any automobile -- electric or otherwise. Let's think about the source of this rumor. It's an email commenter, who supposedly works for Apple, tipping off one of the most worthless business websites online. Why are we listening? I'm being harsh... deliberately. Normally, I leave rumor debunking to Chris Rawson at TUAW, but we all [...]

12 02, 2015

People Hate Green Bubbles – The New Class Discriminator

By |February 12th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Society, Tech|Tags: , , , |

I'm judging you every time you text me. I don't actually care much, but there are plenty of people on Twitter who judge others based on the color of their texts. This is silly, right? Why would the color of my texts matter? Apparently, it means everything to some iPhone owners. They're absolutely appalled when someone sends them a green bubble. People hate green bubbles. If you don't believe me, do a quick search on Twitter for "green bubbles." You'll see tweets like this: If I'm texting you [...]

11 02, 2015

Confession: I Love My Apple TV

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Movies, Tech, TV|Tags: , |

You may recall that in a previous life I wrote for the now-deceased TUAW. In 2009, I wrote a short diatribe detailing my hatred for the Apple TV. At this point, the Apple TV was 2 1/2 years old, and I had struggled with it for about a year. If my memory is correct, that piece grew to be one of the most popular things I ever wrote; clearly, the frustration resonated with many others. I don’t say this to toot my own horn but rather to calibrate your understanding of how bad the Apple TV really was [...]

1 02, 2015

Best Flash Drive for Most People – Updated 2017

By |February 1st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Recommendations, Tech, Technology|

Since I work with computers all day, its important for me to have the best flash drive to quickly access the files I need while I'm mobile. I typically prefer cloud-based data storage, but having a fast and reliable flash drive in my bag proves useful quite often. Whether I'm helping a client transfer data or troubleshooting a server, I can never underestimate the power of a flash drive. We actually have several different recommendations for the best flash drive to help address the various needs [...]

31 01, 2015

So Long, TUAW, and Thanks for All the Fish; Introducing the New eciov.

By |January 31st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Tech|

It seems like forever ago that I suspended activity on the Cocoa Touch Apps blog to write for TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog). I was a young, ex-Genius, tech geek who thought that TUAW would be a great place to write, and it was... at least when I joined in mid-2009. We had a community that was funny, caring, and extremely geeky. Five years later, I found myself back at TUAW writing app reviews and Op-Eds, but the community felt very different. It felt like a faceless, corporate entity and it [...]

2 10, 2014

Apple’s Software Problems Disappoint

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Articles, Tech|

I'm quite tired of seeing bloggers excuse Apple's software problems as simple mistakes anyone could make. Major bugs -- show-stopping bugs that cripple the primary use of the hardware -- are unacceptable in my view. Trivializing the situation by evoking empathy or by explaining that it's hard to write good software means nothing to me. I find those excuses absurd. Here's the deal: Apple released iOS 8 right after discovering a major problem in their HealthKit software. They pulled feature and pr [...]

31 10, 2013

Motorola Project Ara

By |October 31st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , |

Motorola Project Ara Earlier in the year we took a look at Phonebloks, a customizable modular smartphone. As one of the best product concepts we’ve seen all year, it’s no surprise that Motorola teamed up with Phoneblok’s creators to make the project a reality. Introducing the Motorola Project Ara. This project could be really awesome, but we're not really sure it's practical. Keep in mind, there's a limit to how long you can use a connection before you have to move to something else. Apple used [...]

30 10, 2013

New Google Glass Hardware

By |October 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , |

Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud. Google pulled the wraps off their new Google glass hardware update yesterday. All current Glass users will be eligible for a 1-time swap out to th [...]

30 10, 2013

Jim Dalrymple Reviews the iPad Air

By |October 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: |

Review: iPad Air From the minute I picked up the iPad Air at Apple’s event in San Francisco last week, I knew it was going to be different. In Jim's typical fashion, he reviews the iPad Air and gives it extremely high marks. He generally rates Apple devices well, but we have to concede that this device just look beautiful. However, we're still holding off until the iPad mini with retina display is available to see how they compare. Having the same features in a smaller package with a retina disp [...]

7 10, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX, Surface 2, and iBeacons – Battery Life Episode 3

By |October 7th, 2013|Categories: Battery Life, Podcasts, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the third episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Wyatt and Josh talk about Amazon's newest tablet: the Kindle Fire HDX. While they're only available for pre-order at the moment, Amazon has given us all of the information we need to know to make a buying decision. If it weren't for the rumored iPad update coming soon, we would've ordered one of the 7-inch tablets already. We're expecting this to sell like crazy, especially if Apple doesn't put a retina displa [...]

19 09, 2013

Steam Box: Valve to put steam behind consoles – Battery Life Episode 2

By |September 19th, 2013|Categories: Battery Life, Podcasts, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Artwork by DarrenGeers on Deviant Art. Thanks for checking out the second episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Jason and Josh talk about Valve's rumored entry into the console gaming market: the Steam Box. While much of the information is just rumors, we will theoretically hear some more news about the Steam Box next week. That's why we decided to cover the device now so we could compare the current information with what actually shows up later. The Steam Box may [...]

17 09, 2013

2013 iPhone Buyer’s Guide – Episode 27 of The Weekly Fix

By |September 17th, 2013|Categories: Tech, The Weekly Fix, Videos|

Last week, Apple introduced us to their new iPhone lineup. The 5c and the 5s go on sale this friday the 20th of September. This episode pits the new iPhone 5c and 5s versus the base model iPhone 4s. The good, the bad, the ugly: we'll help you decide which one is right for you. Josh is the owner of a Denver-based repair company called 'Fix' (formerly Rocky Mountain Mac Repair). We produce these videos every week to discuss the latest news in the realm of Apple and Technology. [...]

11 09, 2013

Real Gangsters Don’t Use Gold iPhones – Battery Life Episode 1

By |September 11th, 2013|Categories: Battery Life, Podcasts, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the first episode of Battery Life, our new technology podcast. In this episode Jason and Josh Carr (they're brothers) talk about Intel's new Broadwell processors, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch, the new Yahoo! logo and the latest iPhone lineup: iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The title from this episode was a jab from Nokia to Apple during the keynote presentation. It's also a throwback to Breaking Bad. Our hosts, Jason and Josh, both work in the technology industry. Jason is a software [...]

4 09, 2013

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iOS 7 introduced September 10th – The Weekly Fix

By |September 4th, 2013|Categories: Tech, The Weekly Fix, Videos|

Josh from Fix tells you everything you need to know about the upcoming Apple event on September 10th including the new iPhones, the iOS 7 software update and a few predictions for the famous "one more thing." If you're still expecting an Apple-branded television set, you're barking up the wrong tree. Josh is the owner of a Denver-based repair company called 'Fix' (formerly Rocky Mountain Mac Repair). We produce these videos every week to discuss the latest news in the realm of Apple and Techno [...]