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  • Hands On: Zoidtrip 1.3 (iOS, Android)

    Zoidtrip by Arthur Guibert is a game about a squid-like sentient kite … or something. It's a simple arcade style scrolling game of avoiding walls for as long as you possibly can. It's free-to-pl...
  • NBC denies ever having television streaming discussions with Apple

    Throwing some doubt on the veracity of earlier reports by the Wall Street Journal NBCUniversal has said in a letter to the US Federal Communications Commission that not only is it not keeping back con...
  • Apple game roundup: Pillars of Eternity, Mr. Jump explodes, Broken Age

    We've had some emails about our Sunday game roundup -- it turns out that some of you want Apple-specific gaming news, as sources for that seem to be in short supply these days. Today launches the firs...
  • Hands On: Blink 1.0 (iOS)

    There is an argument that Blink is a single-use app for a very specific and therefore limited market: it helps you quickly make App Store links with a code in to get you some money. If you don't happe...
  • Forums: how to erase and reinstall OS X and more

    One Forum Regular turned to the MacNN Forums this week looking for advice on how to erase and reinstall OS X, and found some useful information which might be helpful to anyone else who is trying to d...
  • The only good way to brick your MacBook

      I pretty much love Apple and Lego in equal measure, so the idea of somehow combining the two is never going to fail to win my approval. Assuming that I’m not the only person to feel this...
  • How to use a PS4 controller with your Mac

    It just may be the best time to be a Mac gamer, as a ton of the big titles out there for PC and console are also available for Apple’s platform, via the Mac App Store, Steam, or GoG.com. It̵...
  • Comcast denies talking with Apple about TV service

    It turns out Apple isn’t talking with NBCUniversal about partnering for its forthcoming TV service. At least not yet. How do we know? Because Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company, hasn&#...
  • Tim Cook slams Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law

    Apple’s Tim Cook has been very public about his stance on gay rights. Now he’s calling out the state of Indiana’s highly controversial “religious freedom” bill, which Gov...
  • Slack has been hacked

    Slack, the cool new communications app that many of the world’s top companies have flocked to, just revealed that it’s been hacked. Attackers were able to access a Slack database, the comp...
  • Is the Apple Watch a Useful Medical Device? (Video)

    Let's kill the suspense right away by answering the title question, 'Probably not.' For one thing, according to interviewee Alfred Poor, the Apple Watch is in no way linked to the Apple Research Kit.
  • Developers and the Fear of Apple

    An anonymous reader writes: UI designer Eli Schiff has posted an article about the "climate of fear" surrounding Apple in the software development community. He points out how developers who express c...
  • Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance

    Lucas123 writes Benchmark tests performed on the 2015 MacBook Pro revealed it does have twice the read/write performance as the mid-2014 model. Tests performed with the Blackmagic benchmark tool revea...
  • For Boot Camp Users, New Macs Require Windows 8 Or Newer

    For anyone using Windows 7 by way of Apple's Boot Camp utility, beware: support for Windows via Boot Camp remains, but for the newest Apple laptops, it's only for Windows 8 for now. From Slashgear: T...
  • OS X Users: 13 Characters of Assyrian Can Crash Your Chrome Tab

    abhishekmdb writes No browsers are safe, as proved yesterday at Pwn2Own, but crashing one of them with just one line of special code is slightly different. A developer has discovered a hack in Google...
  • One last thing: R.I.P., Steve Jobs

    Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. O shaman, O wizard, O golden son of Zeus and mortal woman, you defied the gods, stole fire & gave it to mankind. For this they struck you down. Bastards! “One more...
  • I’m totally fine, but goodbye for now

    No doubt you’ve seen the news. For obvious reasons I won’t be blogging here anymore, though I will leave the archives up. I hope you’ll pray to whatever God you believe in, and heap...
  • Apology

    Yesterday’s post with the two photos was in poor taste. Many readers wrote in to point this out. They’re right. I was wrong. I have taken it down. I apologize for causing offense. Related...
  • My talk with a left-wing hack

    So I had the opportunity, over the weekend, to speak to a hack from a top-tier news outlet. This guy leans left, as do almost all of the hackery, no matter what they might claim about being neutral or...
  • Signs of the apocalypse

    * Stock in private tech startups has risen 54% in the past six months. * A company that makes a wristband for using your iPod Nano as a wristwatch has raised nearly $1 million in venture funding. * A...
  • Twitter’s Meerkat Killer, Periscope, Has Arrived

    Twitter has unveiled its own entry in the online video broadcasting race, and it’s already taking the world by storm. Josh Centers explains what differentiates it from Meerkat. Read the full ar...
  • Launcher for iOS Finds the Rock

    After months in App Store purgatory, Launcher by Cromulent Labs returns to the App Store, letting you launch apps and actions from iOS 8’s Notification Center. Read the full article at TidBITS,...
  • Fantastical 2 Aims to Replace Apple’s Calendar

    If you’re dissatisfied with Apple’s Calendar app, the new Fantastical 2 from Flexibits is worth a look to see if it’s more to your liking. And even if you’re not considering replacing Calendar...
  • External Link: Pixar Releases Renderman Free for Non-Commercial Use

    Pixar has released its Renderman command-line 3D-rendering tool for free, given that you use it for non-commercial purposes. Note that it’s not a standalone tool, but requires Autodesk’s Maya or T...
  • PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7.1

    Adds advanced page numbering options and improvements to custom stamps. ($74.95/$124.95 new, free update, 52.4/53 MB) Read the full article at TidBITS, the oldest continuously published technolog...

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