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iOS 6.1 Drops

January 28, 2013 | 2 This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/) - Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only) - iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud - New button to reset the Advertising Identifier CUPERTINO, California—January 28, 2013—Apple® today updated iOS to version 6.1, adding LTE capabilities to 36 additional iPhone® carriers and 23 Read more [...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – WiiU

December 21, 2012 | 2 Nine games in to the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II really hits its stride. Released in November of 2012 for the Wii U platform, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is already gathering fans. Published by Activision and created by Treyarch, Call of Duty has some big power behind its name. The game has an updated 3D display option that gives it the awesome look of reality in high definition. This first-person shooter game is designed to draw you into the game quickly, but offers some Read more [...]

Google Maps for iOS Arrives

December 13, 2012 | The much-anticipated Google Maps for iOS is finally here (and tops the free charts in under 7 hours).The app offers iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's in-house Maps app an opportunity to switch back to Google's map platform. The new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Google local search and more. There are a number of features and tidbits that come with Google Maps for iOS as well. Here's a selection. - Jesse Hollington notes on Twitter that Google Maps Read more [...]

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

December 2, 2012 | 2 Calling Mickey Mouse back through the mirror to Wasteland is probably the last thing that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ever wanted to do. The Mad Doctor has returned to Wasteland, and even though he has promised to help clean up the mess caused by recent earthquakes, he seems to be making the mess worse instead. Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit team up once again in this newest adventure in the Disney Epic Mickey franchise; Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Far from being a simple rehashing Read more [...]

Tips and Tricks for Using Siri

November 14, 2012 | 5 As our world enters a cyberpunk reality, certain aspects of life that were once stereotypical cliches are slowly developing into facets of day-to-day existence. One emerging example of this trend is the rising popularity of voice-activated features on mobile devices, most notably Siri, the option installed standard on all new iPhones. She is capable of doing numerous services for the user, though can get hung up on technical issues from time to time. Still, with the recent release of iOS 6, she is Read more [...]

Turn Off iOS Auto-Correct

November 6, 2012 | The Auto-Correct feature on an Apple iPhone will automatically correct any perceived spelling errors that the device recognizes as you type. While this feature can be great for some, it can also lead to hilarious and even embarrassing word choices if you’re not careful. To prevent Auto-Correct-induced mistakes from happening, you can simply disable the feature at any time by taking a quick trip through your iPhone’s “Settings” application. While this won’t improve your spelling, it will Read more [...]

Use Sophos antivirus? Warning!

November 5, 2012 | 1 A working exploit for Sophos 8.0.6 on Mac is available, however the techniques used in the exploit easily transfer to Windows and Linux, due to multiple critical implementation flaws described in the paper. Testcases for the other flaws described in the paper are available on request. Sophos has responded with a post on the multiple vulnerabilities and responds over and over that ‘Sophos has seen no evidence of this vulnerability being exploited in the wild’. But is that really good enough? Read more [...]

Words with Friends Tips

November 5, 2012 | 2 “Words with Friends” is a popular word game that is played on devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad as well as on the online social network Facebook. The game operates identically to the classic board game “Scrabble.” Players use randomly assigned letters to create words, which their opponents then try to build additional words off of in order to score more points. By keeping just a few things in mind the next time you start up “Words with Friends” you can make sure that you end Read more [...]

Final Cut Pro X Updates

October 29, 2012 | Released in April of this year, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software initially faced some pretty harsh criticism. Many videographers saw the new version as a step back, as it lacked a number of important features that they had grown accustomed to. These included multicamera editing and support for RED cameras. Users were also dismayed to learn that they would not be able to import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 without data loss. Apple stated that the revamped architecture of the new Read more [...]

Bad Piggies Review

October 29, 2012 | 5 The success of Angry Birds has of course led to many sequels. Despite the changes which were implemented in Angry Birds: Space, the concept was becoming a little bit tired. This is why I was excited when Rovio started teasing us with a brand new game. This time however, it would take place from the ‘eyes’ of the evil Piggies. Trust me, this game is like nothing you have ever seen before, and yes, it is amazing. Like the Angry Birds games, the concept behind Bad Piggies is incredibly simple. Read more [...]