Author Archives: Nate Swanner


OS X Yosemite public beta program coming soon

OS X Yosemite public beta program coming soon

Just as they said they would, Apple is releasing a public beta of their incoming OS X version, dubbed Yosemite. The beta program will be open to quite a few people later this month, but by Apple standards may end up more limited than you think. For those anxious to see the new Mac operating system, though, it’s an opportunity that might be hard to pass up.

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New Fire Phone games highlight ‘Dynamic Perspective’

New Fire Phone games highlight ‘Dynamic Perspective’

On launch, the Amazon Fire Phone was a curiosity with a lot of promise. Whether or not you need Amazon at your fingertips, the screen and camera ensemble on the device are intriguing. Tracking the orientation of your head, and letting you “peek around” object on-screen, a clear angle for the Fire Phone is gaming. Now there are two new games specifically designed for the device.

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Was an HTC smartwatch just leaked via video?

Was an HTC smartwatch just leaked via video?

HTC has made no bones about their wearable ambitions; they’ve just not given us much to go on. A new video, highlighting something else entirely, may have given us our first look at their incoming smartwatch. A bit of crafty product placement may showcase just where HTC is going with their wearable, expected this fall.

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This app will clean you out — but that’s a good thing

This app will clean you out — but that’s a good thing

If you’re like — well, anyone — you’ve got a lot of stuff lying around the house you’re not using. The thought of getting rid of it has crossed your mind, but the exercise of listing on Craigslist (and the subsequent lowball offers) is exhausting. A new app, which is rolling out in Austin and San Francisco ahead of other markets, can take care of all the leg work for you.

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How-to: Use Google Photos cloud storage on your iPhone

How-to: Use Google Photos cloud storage on your iPhone

Though OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 aim to fix a few of the gallery annoyances with your iPhone, it doesn’t look to be the fix many have been wanting. The iPhoto app isn’t the best we’ve seen, either, leaving many wanting for something else. Google provides great automatic photo storage, but some may be wondering how to use it for iOS without an actual ‘Photos’ app. Not to worry — we’ll show you.

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