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NASA Used Tons of Macs & iPads for Mars Curiosity Landing

Aug 6, 2012 - 25 Comments
Mars Curiosity rover

Any Mac fan watching the Mars Curiosity landing last night probably noticed the abundance of glowing Apple logos on the desks of NASA engineers and scientists. Exactly how all the Macs participated in managing Curiosity from millions of miles away is unknown, but the overwhelming presence of MacBook Pro’s should tell you they played an … Read More

Make Your Mac Keyboard Sound Like a Typewriter with Noisey Typer

Jul 14, 2012 - 23 Comments
Mac Typewriter sounds app - Noisy Typer

If there’s one thing that modern keyboards and Macs are missing compared to old fashioned typewriters, it’s the loud typewriter sounds of yesteryear, because let’s face it, who doesn’t like an incredibly noisy keyboard? NoisyTyper is a hilarious Mac app that satisfies the need that nobody has, with different key and typing sounds for letters, … Read More

This iPhone Case is a 650,000 Volt Stun Gun

Jul 12, 2012 - 10 Comments
Yellow Jacket is an iPhone stun gun case

Yellow Jacket is an all new iPhone case that doubles as a powerful stun gun, zapping potential threats with 650,000 volts of electricity. Not only that, the case also doubles as an additional battery for the iPhone itself, providing up to an additional 20 hours of use – assuming you don’t use the stun feature … Read More

Screen Sizes of Rumored iPad Mini, iPad, Nexus 7, & Kindle Fire Compared

Jul 10, 2012 - 9 Comments
iPad vs iPad Mini and other tablet screen sizes compared

With all the recent rumors, there is a lot of talk on the tech web about the theoretical iPad mini. If you’ve been assuming the mini’s speculated 7.85″ screen would be about the same as a Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 tablet, you’ve assumed wrong, and as the above graphic demonstrates it’s actually a lot … Read More

MacMotorcycle: The Most Creative Recycling of PowerMac G4’s You’ll Ever See

Jun 2, 2012 - 14 Comments
Motorcycle with PowerMac G4 as Saddlebags

Ever wondered what to do with that dusty old bricked Mac hardware? Rick H. is a Mac consultant from New Jersey who seems to have found the perfect answer for some old PowerMac G4’s; recycle them into saddlebags for his motorcycle! As you can see, two PowerMac G4’s are mounted aside the seat to function … Read More

Watch All 6 Years of Steve Jobs Interview Videos from AllThingsDigital Conferences

May 31, 2012 - 4 Comments
All Steve Jobs interviews at AllThingsD conferences

If you’ve been following Apple long enough you’re undoubtedly familiar with the late Steve Jobs regular appearances at the annual All Things Digital conferences. Those interviews with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher have all been extremely interesting, and a few even spawned some funny memes. Now AllThingsD has placed all 6 years of those video … Read More

Apple’s Inspirational Note to New Hires

May 7, 2012 - 17 Comments
Apple Note to New Hires

For those of us who will probably never work at Apple, this little inspirational new-hire note gives some insight into the company culture and philosophy. Apparently this greets all new employees upon their first day with the company, it reads: There’s work and there’s your life’s work. The kind of work that has your fingerprints … Read More

Use a Mac as a Security Camera And Watch Live Video Remotely From an iPhone or iPad

May 3, 2012 - 32 Comments
Set up a Mac Security Cam with FaceTime

If you’ve ever wished you could check up on your house while you’re away, wish no more because we have a simple solution. We are going to configure a Mac as a home security camera that will open a live video stream on demand which can be watched remotely from anywhere via an iPhone, iPad, … Read More

39 Free Online Classes from Coursera Offer a World Class University Education to Anyone

Apr 18, 2012 - 7 Comments
Coursera free online classes from great universities

Like to learn new things, preferably from world class experts? Then you’ll like Coursera, a new organization from which several prominent universities aim to offer free high quality online courses to anyone, anywhere. Princeton, Stanford, U Michigan, Penn, and UC Berkeley are among the schools currently participating in the program, and combined they offer a … Read More

The Original Apple iPhone… from 1983

Apr 13, 2012 - 6 Comments
Original iPhone

Apple was busy dreaming about the future 29 years ago, long before the days of the iPhone, touch screens, cell phones, and even cordless phones. As this Apple product concept from 1983 shows, the company envisioned an Apple phone complete with a Mac-like OS, touch screen, touch keyboard, and even a stylus to navigate the … Read More

51% of US Households Own Apple Products

Mar 28, 2012 - 4 Comments
How many Apple products American households own

50% of households in the USA own at least one Apple product, and 10% of those without intend to buy an Apple product sometime in the next year. This finding and others were discovered by a recent CNBC poll, which revealed some other fascinating statistics on the ubiquity of Apple gear in the United States. … Read More

How to Install & Run Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox

Mar 27, 2012 - 23 Comments
Create a Linux VM and choose installer ISO

If you want to experiment with Linux without dual booting and potentially impacting your main operating system, the best way to do so is with virtualization. Virtualization allows you to run Linux directly atop your primary OS, whether it’s Mac OS X or Windows, in a separate virtual machine, with practically no potential for error. … Read More

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