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The Daily Beast website has been around since 2008. It's now owned by Newsweek/International Business Times IAC, focusing on politics and the arts. With a new free iOS app, readers get an easy-to-use look at the Daily Beast with a quick swipe feature that lets you skip what you don't like and read...

July 28th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Parallels Access, the remote access and control iOS application from Parallels, Inc., today received a major update to version 2.0 that not only added some new features, but added support for the iPhone. The update is available at no cost to current users through the App Store's update process, al...

June 17th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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This week, Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd and I will be talking about the news coming out of San Franciso at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference. Sure, we all know about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but what about some of the details that are starting to emerge? It certainly appears that Apple has really...

June 4th 2014 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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The PUC MIDI interface (US$129.99) connects MIDI devices (keyboards, drum machines/pads, DJ controller, floor pedal, etc) to iOS devices (or Macs) wirelessly. This is fantastic news, because the joy of the iPad and iPhone is that they're wireless, multi-function devices. Connecting wires makes the...

May 16th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With iPhones being used more frequently than iPods for listening to music, people have begun to look at ways to improve on the EarPods included in every iPhone box. NuForce is a small California company that has a rather complete line of audio equipment, from pre-amps and amplifiers for home stereo...

April 14th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Extended warranties get a bad reputation for a good reason, since lots of them are ripoffs. They cost too much money for coverage that's either limited, or just not useful for the amount of time the warranty covers. Still they have their uses. You probably don't need one on your refrigerator, but...

April 8th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Tomorrow, the Day One iPhone app (US$4.99) is going to get a big update and today Paul Mayne and the Day One team unveiled a critical part of that update -- Publish. Update: Actually, the Day One update to version 1.13 is already live today, March 11. Note that Publish is still only available for...

March 11th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments