iOS, Reviews, how to »

[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

You know it’s awfully hard to stealth type an iMessage, email or plain jane SMS when you’re damn iPhone or iPad is click, click, clicking away every time a finger hits the keyboard. Here’s how to turn off iOS 8 …

Apple luv, iPad »

[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pretty much everyone agrees that artificial intelligence and robotics are currently primitive at best. However, that is exactly what the machines, what SkyNet wants us to believe. To whit, check out these these strangely hypnotic dancing iPad smart covers.
An interesting …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Like a lot of techies, I was pleased to learn that LG is using webOS in its newest smart TVs. While it’s great that LG found value in webOS, the Korean electronics giant clearly doesn’t “get” software and probably never …

Broadband »

[11 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

According to fresh data from internet infrastructure provider Akamai (table above, link below), America failed to make the international broadband top 10 throughput list. Little wonder then that US Federal Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to increase the minimum …

Mac »

[9 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Tick-tock, tick-tock. It’s been nearly a month since Apple’s last Yosemite update dev seed (link below). However, there hasn’t been much of a clamor for fresh code, one way or the other. Still OS X 10.10.2 14C94b is here and …

Mac, Software »

[9 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

These iWork updates covering Pages 5, Numbers 3 and Keynote 6 offer, and I quote, “…stability improvements and bug fixes.” Yep, Apple saved this excitement for a Friday — otherwise how would we get through the week?
These updates are free …

Audiobooks »

[9 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

If you don’t count 2011’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, written under her Robert Galbraith nom de plume, then The Casual Vacancy ($5.95) was JK Rowling’s first novel for adults. Regardless, it’s all good stuff and this particular batch is specially priced …

iPod »

[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

A few weeks back, the Fairer Platform noted the increasing scarcity of refurbished iPods, especially refurbished iPod nano and shuffle models. Now, noted Apple observer Mark Gurman reports new iPod shuffles are getting hard to find, both from Apple and …

Mac, Software »

[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Long before iRip, Mac DVDRipper Pro or any other DVD ripping app currently on the market, there was Mac the Ripper. While the name has been shortened to MTR, the mission remains unchanged — provide a full-service optical disk ripping …

Deals, Mac »

[8 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

While not quite as rare as hen’s teeth, the $419 refurbished Mac mini has been really hard to find since last November. However, Apple’s lowest cost desktop computers won’t stay in stock for long, so if you’ve been holding out …