German Smoke Messaging Service: For When Your Telco Sucks

smoke messaging signal
I think that it is a universally acknowledged fact that there is no such thing as a brilliant, reliable telco. They will always boast of being the best, having the fastest LTE, and blah, blah, blah; but when it matters most (like when you’re really late for what could very well be the best date Read more…

Can Apple Solve the Issue of Spam?

Can Apple Solve the Issue of Spam?
Apple has really been on a patent kick lately, and their latest approved application describes a possible fix to one of the biggest annoyances to any one’s online life. Touted as an integrated system that allows easy creation and use of disposable email addresses, Apple’s solution for spam could be the thing that’s needed to Read more…

Apple Clams Down on “Flappy Apps”

Flappy Apps
The phenomenal rise and sudden “demise” of Flappy Bird was the talk of the town in recent weeks, and I have to admit that this was one of those cases where I remained totally oblivious – on purpose. While everyone was cursing the game developer and praising him (or the game) in one breath, I Read more…

Microsoft Office for iPad Still Alive…

Microsoft Office for iPad
…or not? Microsoft for iPad has been in the works – at least that’s what we’ve been hearing – for some time now, but doubts as to whether or not it will become reality are rife as well. It’s not that Microsoft has totally ignored iOS – there’s the iPhone app that requires a subscription Read more…

Apple Opens First Latin American Store, Sells Most Expensive iPhone

Apple Store
A couple of days after the Hallmark holiday where expectations are at their peak – and thus disappointments as well – Apple opened its first store in the Latin American region. Its Rio de Janeiro store is the first ever official store in the area, and on top of that distinction, the store is also Read more…

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library

How to Rebuild the iPhoto Library
Most of us agree that iPhoto sucks, but for many of us it’s a necessary evil. As time goes on and your iPhoto database grows, it can start to experience issues. These issues can include missing photos, missing thumbnail images, and the database being completely unreadable. iPhoto will prompt you to repair the database if Read more…

iPhoto Sucks: Replace it With These iPhoto Alternatives

iPhoto Sucks: Replace it With These iPhoto Alternatives
There was a time that every photo taken was developed and stored in a photo album. The photos could be organized however you wanted and stored in a way that they could be easily accessible. With the advent of digital photography however, organization, display, and sharing of photographs has moved from the bookshelf at your Read more…

Steve Jobs Makes the American Cool Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Steve Jobs American Cool
You either love Steve Jobs, or you hate him; both with a passion. I suppose though, that love or hate him, one can hardly deny that he is one cool guy – at least in terms of what he has brought to the world of consumer technology. Personality aside, Steve Jobs made a contribution that Read more…

How to Run Windows on Your Mac With Boot Camp

How to Run Windows on Your Mac With Boot Camp
There was a time that booting into Windows on a Mac seemed crazy, which is one of the reasons virtual machine software like VMware and Parallels became so popular. Once Apple made the jump to Intel-based processors the ability to boot directly into Windows became much easier. Every Intel-based Mac today comes pre-loaded with a Read more…

MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 Game Controller at 20% Off

MOGA ACE Power Controller
Has your iPhone (or iPod Touch) become your primary gaming device? If so, then you probably want a game controller not unlike those that accompany consoles such as the Xbox and PlayStation. Of course, the gaming experience is still totally different, but a controller does elevate the gaming experience, especially for specific games. Here’s some Read more…