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Review: Letterpress is an excellent iOS word game

Review: Letterpress is an excellent iOS word game

Loren Brichter created Tweetie, the incredible iPhone app that eventually became the official Twitter app. He invented pull-to-refresh. And if you had asked me what kind of app he might release as his long-awaited follow-up to Tweetie, boy, I never would have guessed. Now I know the answer, and I’m as pleased with the result as I am surprised by … [Read more...]

Stop Mail launching for Calendar alerts

Reader Chris Connors is not entirely happy with interactions between the Calendar and Mail applications. He writes: I’m running Mountain Lion on my MacBook Air but I’m using an email client other than Mail. The problem I’m having is that every time I receive an event invitation via the Calendar application, Mail launches. Is there some way I can … [Read more...]

Review: Sony Alpha SLT-A77

Review: Sony Alpha SLT-A77

With the release of the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 and SLT-A33 in late 2010, Sony created a new category of camera, similar to a conventional digital SLR in many respects (same sensor size, lens mounts, general form factor) but with an ingenious technical twist in the way it uses the camera’s internal mirror. The A55 and A33 were bleeding-edge products … [Read more...]

Devil’s Attorney Review

Devil's Attorney Review

Taking the dry complexities of legal battles and turning them on their head, Devil's Attorney makes courtroom combat feel fresh and fun by re-envisioning the whole affair as a game of turn-based strategy. Unlike other offerings in the genre, you don't have to wade through reams of annoying dialogue to get to the good stuff. It boils down to … [Read more...]

Messages: Working with transcripts

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Who said that? Let me scroll back in Messages to find the exact person. (Ah, yes, George Santayana.) One of iChat’s nicest features was the way it allowed you to sift through the transcripts of past chats; you always had a record of the promises you made for work (or in the rest of … [Read more...]

Terrifying tech for Halloween hosts

Planning a Halloween party can be a complicated task. You need to think about music, food, drinks, and most importantly, making sure your guests actually show up. Luckily, there are tech tips and tricks to make such things easier every step of the way. Since there are so many elements to a successful party, we’re going to examine each of them—from … [Read more...]

Rockmelt Review

Rockmelt Review

Rockmelt began life as a Mac browser a few years back, but newly released on the iPad, it aims to deliver an all-in-one web browsing, news reading, and social discovery service for well-connected tablet users. Embarking on a jack-of-all-trades approach is expectedly a challenge, seeing as even nailing one of those pursuits can be difficult, but … [Read more...]

The iPad mini: what to look forward to

The newest in the iPads is set to hit the stores in just a few weeks, with an anticipated release date of November 2nd after its launch this week on the 23rd.  The media event should be a good one this week, and we’re assuming that the star of the show will me the new iPad, with a smaller 7.8-inch display and a low cost of about $250. The … [Read more...]

The iPad mini: what to look forward to

The newest in the iPads is set to hit the stores in just a few weeks, with an anticipated release date of November 2nd after its launch this week on the 23rd.  The media event should be a good one this week, and we’re assuming that the star of the show will me the new iPad, with a smaller 7.8-inch display and a low cost of about $250. The … [Read more...]

How to Manually Restore Emails from Time Machine Backup

How to Manually Restore Emails from Time Machine Backup

I just upgrade to Mountain Lion and was having trouble accessing my Yahoo POP email account. In my intelligence, I deleted the account and went to reset the settings. Afterwards, I noticed that I had lost all of my email on the POP account hat I had not moved into folders. I managed to get my POP account back, but now I want to see if I can … [Read more...]

Marvel HeroClix TabApp for iPad Review

Marvel HeroClix TabApp for iPad Review

It's a clever idea, using physical figures or toys to interact with the iPad's touchscreen, but much of the time it simply proves a novelty: a short-lived diversion that deflates once you realize you'd rather be playing a great, standalone tablet game -- or with better toys, for that matter.That's certainly the case with the HeroClix TabApp and the … [Read more...]

Girls Like Robots Review

Girls Like Robots Review

What's more important than education at a university? If you ask Adult Swim, the answer seems to be balancing out the proximal science of love for all who attend. In a bizarre case of opposites attracting, girls adore robots, cooing when placed next to them in this strange little game of seating arrangements. Robots reciprocate up to a point, … [Read more...]

Tavik Time Case for iPhone 5 Review

Tavik Time Case for iPhone 5 Review

In keeping with the simple, relaxed style of its signature beachwear, Tavik's Time case for iPhone 5 is a model of mellow functionality. The hard shell case snaps on easily, and offers easy access to your iPhone's controls. The signature cross logo is featured on the back, and the open design looks and feels cool and lightweight. It's available in … [Read more...]

Razer BlackShark gaming headset

Razer BlackShark gaming headset

When gamers want more from their experience, they typically go one of two directions. Those wanting to improve their chances will go for high-end equipment in the hope that it will help them react faster than their opponents, usually through gaming keyboards and mice or other high-specification computer parts. Others will want to immerse themselves … [Read more...]

iPhone 5 Case Review Roundup

iPhone 5 cases were a bit on the scarce side right at launch, but now they're multiplying faster than tribbles. We're going to review every case we get our hands on, and we'll keep this gallery updated as we do. From simple silicon skins to rugged drop-proof tanks to blinged-out jewel-encrusted cases, we've got 'em all. … [Read more...]

Bling My Thing Milky Way Case for iPhone 5 Review

Bling My Thing Milky Way Case for iPhone 5 Review

You might think that "Bling My Thing" tells you everything you need to know about this case. It's a simple shell, encrusted with Swarovski crystals in a wave pattern. There are ten different colorways, offering different permutations of case and crystal color. But it's not all about flash. The Milky Way's hard polycarbonate case offers good … [Read more...]

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