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One Man's Quest For Digital Simplicity

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Daniel Feeney of Kentucky just wanted to keep things simple. He became frustrated with the over-complicated nature of his technological world, and decided to take the leap, and investigate ways to control his technology, keeping it neat, simple, and clutter free.

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Turn Your iPad Into A Robot!

Posted on 05/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Yes the iPad is a great tablet but is it a great robot? The jury is out. However, if the iPad 2 could hoover your home then that would be sweet!

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44% of Verizon Android Users to Switch to iPhone, 66% of BlackBerry Users

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to LA-Based online research firm uSamp, Android and Blackberry use on the Verizon network are about to take a massive hit due to the launch of the Verizon iPhone 4. In their study, uSamp asked 700 smartphone users on both the Verizon and AT&T networks whether they’d switch to the Verizon iPhone on February 10. The results were somewhat staggering.

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Angry Birds Valentine's Day Game Coming Next Week

Posted on 05/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Angry Birds Valentine's Day Special Edition App

If you thought that the 14th of February is a day for exchanging gifts and showing your loved one just how much you love them, then you would be WRONG! We all know that you love playing with Angry Birds more than playing with your partner. So you’ll get a kick of a Valatine’s Day special edition version of the breakout gaming app from Rovio.

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iPad 2 To Have Carbon Fiber Casing, NFC, Come in a 7" Version?

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief over at iLounge, there may be some very interesting developments concerning features and attributes of the upcoming iPad 2. Those features may include a carbon fiber casing, Near-Field Communication Technology, and RFID. Horwitz’s article also mentions the possibility of a 7″ iPad being in the works.

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Trade-In Programs Ease The Burden of Migrating to Verizon

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Just when I thought all online transactions had gone the way of Nigeria, I stumbled upon NextWorth – a really interesting trade-in site that offers surprisingly great purchase values for your used gear, particularly Apple gear. I checked the site out, and found their payouts to be quite generous, and their business dealings legitimate.

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Apple to Release iOS 4.3 on February 14th

Posted on 04/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Contrary to other reports we’ve seen, Apple may release the upcoming 4.3 update for their iOS platform on Valentines Day, February 14th!  Also notable in the report is the likely inclusion of ATT’s mobile hotspot feature within the update.

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Not Happy With Skype 5 For Mac? Get The Old Version!

Posted on 04/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

I’m a big fan of Skype in general, but their version 5 release for Mac is just not doing it for me. If you have upgraded to version 5 but want to revert back to 2.8, then fear not. Check inside for the download link.

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Win One of Five Pairs of ThinSkins!

Posted on 04/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Here at MacTrast, we love our readers – so much so that we have a pressing urge to give things away! In that spirit, we announce our next Twitter-based giveaway. Now, it won’t be quite as dramatic as our last giveaway, but then again, they can’t all be, right? Nevertheless, we think you’ll like this.

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Promo Codes Added To Mac App Store

Posted on 04/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

MacStories, who reported that promo codes were not available on the app store back in December, has reported that promo codes are now available in the Mac App Store.  Like iOS promo codes, 50 codes will be available per-version and…

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iPad 2 May Be Announced Next Week

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

There’s an interesting new rumor circulating suggesting that sources for MacNotes.de have shared information with them about an event that Apple has planned for next week to showcase the iPad 2.  Their sources also allegedly spoke of the iPad 2′s…

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How to Read The Daily Without an iPad!

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you don’t have an iPad, but still want to read The Daily, there is hope!  Andy Baio has created an ambitious Tumblr feed indexing each and every issue of The Daily.  Sure, it’s not quite the same reading experience…

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Google, (Imaginary) Defenders of the Open Realm

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If I had a dollar for every time an Android fan boy verbally assaulted me for using an iPhone 4, I’d never have to buy my own drinks again.  However, the same sheeple who call Apple’s platform a “walled garden” and tout the open-ness of their own platform fail to realize a certain critical point: Google’s so-called openness is not quite what it seems.

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iPad – Not The Best Tablet?

Posted on 03/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

The infographic in this post does not make for pretty reading for fans of the much loved iPad. The guys at SkatterTech have compared the technical aspects of the iPad, Motorola Xoom, Dell Streak, and BlackBerry Playbook and the iPad seems to lag behind its rivals

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