Steven Ledbetter

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Ride the Wave: Understanding Max B, the Influential Rapper Who Sparked Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa’s Twitter Spat

If you’re reading this, chances are you lost part of yesterday to Kanye West’s Twitter feed and its attendant fallout. In short, West was looking for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This graph lets you listen to every hip-hop hit from 1989 to 2015

The 90’s were very much a golden era for hip-hop. But since I was born in the 90’s, I’ve had to experience a lot of these great albums years after they were released, with no less appreciation.<p>If you’re in the same boat or just looking for a nostalgic playlist, Polygraph and Billboard have got you …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cat is Obsessed with Balloon

Evie has a balloon, and it’s her favorite thing ever! She carries it around with her all the time. Maybe it’s her security balloon!<p>(YouTube link)<p>And …

Pets

Building an IoT Coffee Maker with Realtime Volume Monitoring

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to build an IoT coffee maker level monitor that streams how much coffee is in the pot to a realtime web and …

Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …

How to Choose the Right Apple Watch Band Size

After spending hours looking at the wide variety of Apple Watch band options, you’ve probably narrowed it down to just a few different models. One aspect you may not have thought through entirely, however, is what size band you need.<p>Apple is going to allow users to try on the wrist-worn device at …

Casetify Lets You Design Custom Apple Watch Bands

Apple will be offering a number of different watch straps and bands for the Apple Watch when it launches next month, although if you want something a …

Smartwatches

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How to Download Free HQ Music on iPhone and iPad (No iTunes)? - iAppnalysis | Apps and Games Review

Share Email Comments<p>Last week, I had written a tutorial on “How to Download Free Movies on iPhone and iPad?” which got featured on popular section of …

Apps

BodyBrew takes the heat out of brewing for coffee aficionados

The Bod is the successor to the Hourglass coffee maker and it features a few innovations and it comes with a built-in storage container called Bean …

Coffee

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

Cooking

Ground Up: 7 Stimulating Coffee Hacks

Coffee is an essential part of most people’s daily routine. We’re highlighting some coffee hacks that will help you enjoy every aspect of coffee, from roasting the beans yourself in a converted washing machine, to using your computer to keep your coffee warm while you tear out your hair over a …

No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

Coffee

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time

Is there a better way to celebrate hump day than by downloading a bunch of cool paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? Yesterday’s list had eight great …

Apple TV updated w/ Beats Music channel, refreshed design, Family Sharing, & iCloud Photos

In addition to shipping iOS 8 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today, Apple has released a software update to Apple TV (third-generation) users as well. As we previewed before, the new version of Apple TV’s software brings a refreshed design with thinner text and flatter icons bringing it more …

Poquito: A Solid Hardwood Wallet that Also Keeps Your Coins Secure

Poquito is machined from solid hardwood, made as an eco-friendly alternative to leather wallets. Designed to be a slim front-pocket wallet, this …

Wallet

Veteran Apple ad man Ken Segall praises holiday ad – says Apple still thinking differently

Ken Segall, the ad exec behind Apple’s <i>Think Different</i> campaign, and the man who put the i into iMac, has praised Apple’s new holiday ad, saying that it shows Apple is still thinking differently.<p>This ad is a holiday card from Cupertino. It lines up perfectly with the values Apple has communicated …

Silver

The best writing of the week, November 24

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

Trent Reznor Facetimes Dying Fan During Nine Inch Nails Concert [Video]

Trent Reznor might have a head like a hole, but not a heart like one. During a recent show in Las Vegas, the Nine Inch Nails frontman pulled out his iPhone 5s mid-concert to FaceTime a dying fan and friend on stage.<p>The call was made to music photojournalist Andrew Youssef, who used to cover the …

Eminem Reborn: Inside the New Issue of Rolling Stone

The platinum-blond hair is back, and in so many ways — for the first time in years — Slim Shady truly is, too. In the new issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i> (on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’ Album Comes With Actual Black Panties

R. Kelly doesn’t take half-measures, and he’s going nothing if not all-out in his return to contemporary pop. The Chicago R&B pied piper has shared …

Watch Eminem Talk "MMLP 2," Lyricism, and Rick Rubin with Zane Lowe

One of the most talked about moments in music this year involved an interview between BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Kanye West. For the first part of …

Here’s What Kurt Cobain Would Look Like Today

Public relations firm Sachs Media Group commissioned a series of “age progression” images that guestimate the likely appearance of certain deceased …

Esperanza Spalding Protests Guantanamo Bay

<b>Esperanza Spalding</b> is joined by a host of musicians and friends in the official video for “We Are America” – a call for the closure of Guantánamo …

OutKast Coachella 2014 Reunion Looks Likely

OutKast may reunite for Coachella’s 2014 installment. <i>Billboard</i> cites multiple sources whose confidence in the Atlanta rap innovators’ return ranges …

Security Sweep For Your Email, Backup, Browsing, Contacts and IMs

This article first appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand magazine<p>Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. But short of installing an air-gap, what can you really do to improve security on your iDevices?<p>The good news is that your iPhone is probably the safest phone you …

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How To Setup Facebook Chat in Messages or iChat on Your Mac

- Nov 19, 2013<p>It seems like everyone is on a different messaging platform these days. While all iOS owners probably use iMessage in some form or …

See M.I.A.’s Reincarnation-Rave ‘Y.A.L.A.’ Video

M.I.A.’s Drake-quashing “Y.A.L.A.” has been reborn as an anti-#YOLO music video. When the Sri Lanka-schooled artist performed this synth-squiggled</i> …