Do you use Mac OS X Mavericks “Tags” feature?

Red 2014-03-20 16-20-23 2014-03-20 16-20-40Mavericks has been publicly available for a while today, and I realized today that one of its most interesting new features–Tags–goes completely unused by me. The premise of the feature was simple: tag your files at any time to quickly and easily organize different file categories among different system locations. But I’ve simply never used it. (more…)

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Flappy Bird is coming back

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Flappy Bird is going to return to the App Store (and Google Play Store) at some point, according to the developer. Gawker discovered the statement on the developer’s Twitter feed, in response to the question of a fan.

At this point, the whole situation feels ridiculous. Still, if you somehow missed out on the Flappy Bird drama before, you may yet be able to experience the thrill of the game, at some point.

[Gawker]

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Jailbreak tweak ActiPizza lets you use Activator to order a pizza

iPizzaThis is amazing. If you have a jailbroken iOS device, you’re almost surely familiar with the Activator jailbreak tweak. Many other tweaks require it to work, and now that list includes ActiPizza–a tweak that will order a pizza for you provided you trigger it with Activator. (more…)

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Samsung bashes iPad, Kindle, Surface in new ad

Samsung this morning uploaded a new advertisement to its YouTube channel, which outlines all of the advantages the Samsung Galaxy Pro Series has over its competitors. Points made include device’s higher pixel density, its ability to multitask, as well as the fact that you don’t need a variety of accessories to use the device.

Samsung has quite a history in chastising its competitors in advertisements, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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One million iPhones added to China Mobile in February

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, added roughly one million iPhone users in February alone. The iPhone was recently launched on the carrier, and it seems as if the device is seeing fairly high adoption.

“We added 1.34 million new 4G users in February and most of them are iPhone users. We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities,” China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua told The Wall Street Journal.

[The WSJ]

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There is no iWatch

There is no iWatch

Apple's previous-generation iPod nano stylized as a wearable watch.

Make no mistake, Apple has evaluated, designed, and strongly considered variations of a smart watch, but the tech media is blowing up with absolute certainty that “the iWatch” will be released. It won’t. The is no iWatch. I’m not saying it will never be released, but not in 2014, and likely not for at least a handful of years after that, if ever.

Very interesting opinion piece.

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Colors of the iOS 7 App Store

Colors of the iOS 7 App Store

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Brandisty has created an awesome infographic containing the most popular icon colors by category of the iOS 7 App Store.

Have you ever wondered what the most popular colors are in each category of the iOS store? We did.  So we crawled the iOS app store and grabbed the top 5 app icons in each category and ran a histogram analysis on each one to find which colors were used most often.  What we found was very interesting.

Blue is still incredibly popular, but neon colors have also come in to the mix of late thanks to the color palette of iOS 7.

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Tim Cook comments on “Haunted Empire”

Tim Cook

Tim Cook made various comments to CNBC about the latest book that purports to show the inside details of Apple. The book, it is fair to say, isn’t particularly kind to the company, post Steve Jobs. As the title would suggest, it conveys the sense that Apple is lacking a cohesive leader following Jobs’ death in 2011.

Tim Cook said the following about the book: (more…)

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Bulletproof iPhone screen protector is not bulletproof

Bulletproof iPhone screen protector is not bulletproof

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The good folks over at Ars Technica tested a screen protector made of bulletproof glass. First, the screen protector took some abuse from a screw driver. Then, they actually shot it. While the screen protector protected the device from the screw driver, it isn’t, in fact, bulletproof.

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Thread spotlight: Will you purchase the iPhone 6?

Thread spotlight: Will you purchase the iPhone 6?

iphone_5s_6_sizes_no_bezelNow that we are beginning to learn more about what to expect from the next-generation iPhone, such as the potential for a 4.7-inch screen and improved sensors, the biggest question becomes: will you purchase the so-called “iPhone 6″ or not?

For me, personally, there is a strong possibility that I will upgrade to either the iPhone 6 or HTC One. I don’t like to play favorites, which is why I’m a fan of the online socializing that Facebook has empowered. What about you?

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