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Review: Ulysses 2.5 for iPad and, now, iPhone

Maybe I'm biased because I'm a writer, but when it was announced in 2010, the iPad struck me as a device which could become a great tool for, amongst many things, my craft. A number of good writing apps (and accessories) have appeared in that time, but when I found Ulysses about a year ago, …

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Apple buys indoor smartphone locating company WiFiSLAM

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple has acquired WiFiSLAM for “around” $20 million. Apple has confirmed the deal, but did not share its purpose for the company. According to a description of the firm, the company has created technology that uses ambient WiFi signals to precisely track the …

Arrival of the Chromebook Pixel forces slight tagline change for Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro

Retina MacBook Pros with old tagline<p>When the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro arrived, it was the second-highest resolution notebook ‘ever’ even though its 2,560-by-1,600 screen was a relatively diminutive 13.3 inches diagonally. The highest resolution laptop was of course on its big brother, the 15-inch …

Police officer reports son for fraud after Apple refuse to refund £3,700 App Store spending spree

A police officer in the U.K. named Doug Crossan reported his own 13-year-old son for fraud after Apple refused to refund £3,700 that the child ran up playing freemium App Store titles on his iPad. DailyMail has the story:<p>Cameron then racked up more than 300 purchases on games such as Plants vs …

Preview the first chapter of the official Steve Jobs manga series available today

An officially licensed Steve Jobs manga comic series from artist Mari Yamazaki is set to hit shelves today as part of the May issue of comic anthology <i>Kiss,</i> and now a preview of the first chapter has made its way online. Crunchyroll.com pointed us to the preview of the series based on Walter …

FAA expected to allow iPad and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

The Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, eBook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as <i>The New York Times</i> cited an insider saying approval would likely be granted this year.<p>According to people …

Twitterrific 5.2 finally brings native push notifications, but there’s a catch…

Twitterrific 5, the newest version of the Iconfactory’s wildly popular Twitter client, got a big update today. For the first time since its original release, Twitterrific finally supports native push notifications for new mentions, direct messages, followers, favorited tweets, and retweets.<p>Until …

iCloud fails to ‘just work’ for third-party apps, complain developers

When your third-party iOS app fails to properly sync data between devices, the problem may lay with Apple and not the app, say developers in conversation with <i>The Verge</i>.<p>Developers complain that two years in, iCloud is still “a developer’s worst nightmare” as Apple has failed to properly integrate …

Review: Digital Treasures Powerflask — Is it better than booze?

Most technologies have changed beyond all recognition in the last 10 to 20 years. Compare a smartphone from 10 years ago with the latest iPhone, and the difference is night and day. Laptops, TVs, cameras … pretty much any technology you can name has transformed almost beyond recognition. But …

Gmail app updated with swipe to move between messages, multiple select edit mode

Google updated its Gmail for iOS app today with the ability to swipe right or left to move between messages without going back to the inbox.<p>Version 2.1 also includes the ability to enable edit mode by selecting a message in the inbox. Once in edit mode, Google said users could tap on messages to …

Best Worst Movie uncovers the heartbreaking psychodrama in a memorably insane B-movie

<i>Every day,</i> <b>Watch This</b> <i>offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week:</i> Room 237 <i>has us thinking about documentaries</i> …

4 Bad Movies That Could Be Awesome Remakes

I haven't been to a movie in theaters since <i>A Good Day to Die Hard</i> broke my heart. Instead, I've been rewatching old movies and looking for missed …

5 Recurring Movie Extras You Won't Believe You Never Noticed

The best Easter eggs are the ones that were staring you in the face all along, but you never saw them. Then there are those that were not just …

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Kids Eat Oreos And Cheetos, Not Only Nuts And Berries

Worry not, world. Gwyneth Paltrow's kids are not starving.<p>As her second cookbook, "It's All Good," came out this month, Paltrow revealed the diet she put herself, her husband Chris Martin and kids Apple and Moses on. As part of this "elimination diet," the family has given up dairy, sugar, gluten …

Salma Hayek | My family values

<b>I was privileged to grow up</b> in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico with my parents [Diana, an opera singer, and Sami, an oil company executive] and my younger …

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2 yr old Bedtime Bandit

Litle girl 5 years playing with 14 german shepherds.

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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case: casi ni notarás que la llevas puesta

<b>Belkin</b> también se preocupa de que los usuarios del iPad puedan darle un uso más productivo a sus equipos y ha anunciado el lanzamento de su nuevo</b> …

The Axis of Awesome: Rage of Thrones

The entire world—my geek friends, my non geek friends, my non TV watching non geek friends—is waiting for March 31st because that's when <i>Game of</i> …

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber

We’ve openly speculated that the Evasi0n jailbreak might be the last public jailbreak now that Apple has closed the security holes that makes evasi0n work, but maybe we spoke too soon: well-known jailbreaker posixninjasays he’s collected enough new exploits in iOS 6.1.3 to patch together another …

Ride Out North Korea's Preemptive Strike in These 24 Cold War Fallout Shelters

With North Korea's missiles at the ready—pointless though that may be—we may not be far from another mini-Cold War. With the potential end of …

Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays: is a reader-sized Surface on its way?

Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsletter, however, to permit the creation of Windows 8 devices with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 -- likely …

How to Enable Two-Step Verification for Your Apple ID – MacStories

Today, as originally reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has rolled out two-step verification for Apple IDs. Two-step verification makes it more difficult for someone to compromise your Apple ID by adding an additional layer of security. In this case, it’s an iOS device you own such as your iPhone (iPads …

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Razer Edge Review: So Heavy, So Expensive, So Awesome

A gaming laptop in a tablet. It's a thought experiment that raises a whole host of questions: Is that even possible? Can it possibly be good? Would …

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Three Crazy James Bond Villains Were Caught Trying to Cut Through The Internet's Undersea Cables

While the Internet at large was freaking out about an apocalyptic attack that wasn't really happening yesterday, something nefarious was going down …

What's the Safest Seat in an Airplane?

The truth is that, statistically, planes are one of the safest ways to travel. But with that being said, even walking out your front door is going to …