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101 Uses For a Chromecast: Part Two

The list continues…   Why The List is Stuck at Just 15 When I originally devised the list, I assumed rollout of Chromecast apps would be very fast. That was the original plan. In reality, API and hacking troubles have delayed the Chromecast development process by months. The good news is that this list will soon grow dramatically, because Google has finally opened up...




Review: Oyster – the Netflix of books

Recently I reached out to a young company called Oyster, about demoing their new service. Their website boldly claims “Read unlimited books. Just $9.95 a month”, so being a reader, I was naturally excited about the prospects of not having to pay $10 a month to read a couple of books. Unfortunately Oyster faces the same flaw that every content-driven startup faces. They can’t...




Dear Blackberry: Don’t Be Stupid

Periodically I will write open letters to tech companies, usually chastising them for interface, or some form of glitch. Now I write to Blackberry to chastise them for a marketing mistake, which really could be corrected. Now, here’s my letter: Dear Blackberry, Rumor has it you’re releasing BBM for iPhone and Android on September 20th. You know what else is being released on September...




How To Install WordPress on a mac in 5 Clicks for free

Webmaster, bloggers, and designers often need to work on wordpress design on a test site before sending something over to a live site, but most solutions for getting wordpress installs onto a mac involve complex virtual servers, and manual uploading and setup. There’s an easier way. Here’s how to set up a fully manipulable test install of WordPress on a mac in only five...




Breaking: Ohio Man Wins Apple 50 Billionth App Download Contest

The 50 billionth app downloaded on iOS (I wonder how they keep track) was downloaded by Brandon Ashmore of Mentor, Ohio. He’ll be walking away with a $10,000 itunes giftcard for his troubles (not shabby).  Ashmore downloaded “Say the Same Thing”, a word game created by internet-famous band, OKGO (Remember the guys who did the music video on treadmills). They happen to have made...