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Jony Ive talks design in London

Jony Ive talks design in London

I’m a big Jony Ive fan and it’s always great to hear him talk about his theories / beliefs when it comes to design. Take a listen and get inspired!

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Flashlight alpha for Mac improves Spotlight

Flashlight alpha for Mac improves Spotlight

Spotlight is greatly improved in Yosemite but there is always room for improvement. Flashlight is an unofficial API that allows you to add programming to Spotlight so you can ask questions and look up information from additional resources like weather and wolfram alpha. It’s just a proof of concept but is an interesting one.

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iPad Air 2 Review from Macworld

iPad Air 2 Review from Macworld

I’ve had an iPad since the first one (though I did not purchase one the first day, I waited about 2 months or so.) I’ve found it an incredibly valuable tool and upgrade each year to the latest, fastest and lightest model and this year is no exception. The only issue I have with the […]

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iOS 8 Keyboard Roundup

iOS 8 Keyboard Roundup

Great walkthrough of a bunch of very functional (and fun) keyboards. One Handed Keyboard looks especially interesting. Take a look!

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iPhone Controllable ‘Smart Coffee Maker’

iPhone Controllable ‘Smart Coffee Maker’

I actually don’t drink coffee but this is a pretty nifty product IMO. I know there are a number of coffee pots on the market that allow for timed-brewing (set it to brew a cup every morning at 6:05am so it’s ready when you get out of bed at 6:10am.) This unit allows you to […]

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Key points about Yosemite security

Key points about Yosemite security

Security is one of those abstracts things we don’t consider as often as we should. Like air, it seems to be most important when taken away from us. 

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What is to be done with iTunes?

What is to be done with iTunes?

iTunes has evolved over the years from a method of managing iPods to a media management application for everything from music to TV Shows to iOS apps. Should it remain a media management hub or be divided into separate apps? Check  out this interesting article on the state of iTunes and its future.

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Pixelmatr updated for Yosemite

Pixelmatr updated for Yosemite

Pixelmator is a wonderful photo editing app for Mac and this new update (aside from falling in line with the Yosemite flatter look) also includes new extensions that allow you to use the tools in other applications like Mail.

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Mac App Store updated for Yosemite

Mac App Store updated for Yosemite

The Mac App store finally looks like it belongs with the rest of Yosemite, though I haven’t found any functional changes or new features yet.

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Office for iPhone is what it should have been months ago

Office for iPhone is what it should have been months ago

I’ve moved pretty firmly into the iWork paradigm with Pages, Numbers and Keynote but there are users who need functionality only provided with Microsoft Office products. Office has finally been updated for iOS devices and the reviewers are pretty impressed so far. Take a look

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