It was a big morning for Apple, what with the launch of WWDC and all its goodies. So what’s new in the world of Apple and what do you need to know? Let’s find out. (more…)
In the past half a decade, there has been a tremendous shift in the way news is delivered to us. Twitter, as an Internet model, revolutionized the way we access information from all our favourite news sources. But there is still one huge problem with an Internet-based news model: There are too many news sources out there.
Enter the newest news delivery method: curation. Unlike an aggregator (like the Huffington Post or RSS feed, for example), news curators aren’t simply fetching articles from their favourite websites and posting them in one place. They hand-pick articles and deliver what they deem to be the most important news of the day into hand-picked packages of content.
I am a huge fan of subscribing to RSS feeds as a way to keep up with the news that is going on around our country and world. As I get older, I’m not sure if I get lazier or if I just want to be more efficient, but I find that I am starting to unsubscribe from more feeds. It kind of gets to the point where if I am not keeping up on my news on a daily basis, my news reader tends to get overloaded with stories and I never get through them all.
Then the other day, I read about this 17-year-old developer who created a news app specifically for the iPhone. My first thought that came to mind was that this was “just another” one to add to a slew of them that are on the App Store. But, what originally caught my attention was the fact that this developer was so young that I just had to see what he had churned out. In short, I was amazed at what he produced in his app named Summly. (more…)
It was a winter day in 2008 when I discovered tl;dr. At first, it seemed like a read-it-later client of sorts, or a disfigured emoticon. But no, it meant something much worse. This expression, which can be found throughout the comment sections of many blogs, meant that people had begun to undervalue reading. It meant that all the readers I thought I was getting were really just skimming the headline and moving on.
If you’ve been one of those too long — didn’t read people — a solution has recently been developed to help your daily rush. Download Circa News, a free new app from Circa 1605 Inc. I’ve been using it for almost a week now, and it has a lot of potential. But hey, this is a review, so meet me after the break for a deeper look at how this company is trying to revolutionize the way you read news. (more…)
Twitter has come a long way in the time that it has been around, nearly six years or so. But, really it hasn’t taken off until about the last three, if not sooner. When I first joined about two years ago, I saw it as a way to let my friends and other people know my thoughts, what I was eating, etc. Now, I use it in a whole different way in which I get important tech news, leads on startups, check to see what is happening around the world and still as a way to communicate with people.
Yes, Twitter is growing into more than just a way to voice your thoughts to others, it is evolving into one of the most powerful ways to communicate from a personal as well as a global standpoint. While it has been growing and changing, so have the third-party apps that have been made for it. Take for example, Thirst, an app that takes a new twist on your Twitter stream and presents it to you in a way that we wouldn’t have never thought possible a year or so ago. It lets you consume your feed by combining the old way of reading Twitter as well as the new. (more…)
You’ve watched the keynote, seen the unboxing videos and read the reviews. You know everything there is to know about the latest and greatest iPhone — what else could you possibly have to discover?
Well I received my iPhone 5 yesterday via FedEx, and I spent the afternoon testing it in various conditions. How well did LTE work? What is the hardware like in real life? Is it worth the upgrade? This isn’t your typical new iPhone review, it’s a walkthrough of the product with casual and real thoughts as it’s being used. Hit us up after the jump to find out more. (more…)
Finding genuinely interesting content on the Internet has become a chore. There’s a lot of rubbish out there that no one cares to read, then there’s the quality stuff that comes in short supply. Most people like to read The New York Times or another major publication like The Wall Street Journal regularly, relying on the same journalists all the time. If you’re like me, however, it’s nice to find something new for your reading list. One writer can always sound the same and that’s not always preferable.
We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Mactuts+!
Mactuts+ is focused on teaching you how to use your Mac more effectively, efficiently, and powerfully. You’ll learn about the basics of OS X, how to switch, how to use accessories and time-saving software, work with your Mac in an enterprise setting, and how to save time with advanced productive tips and tricks.
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