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  • Now Here Is Nowhere

    • 10 out of 10
    • Secret Machines
    • The Secret Machines' inaugural album, Now Here is Nowhere is both old and new in its sonic assault. The trio's surprisingly big sound evokes Pink Floyd (without ever sounding like any Pink

  • Go Away White

    • 10 out of 10
    • Bauhaus
    • Go Away White is an album I've been waiting more than 20 years to hear, and the good news is that it was worth the wait.  The latest -- and last, no...for real this time -- album from

  • Mystics Anonymous

    • 8 out of 10
    • Mystics Anonymous
    • Mystics Anonymous is the brainchild project of Jeff Steblea, a fantastic songwriter and good friend of mine, as well. In fact, I even played the drums on all but one of the tracks on this album. Jef
  • One Word Extinguisher

    • 8 out of 10
    • Prefuse 73
    • It's an album about a breakup, done with beats instead of mopey lyrics. But the beats are raw, and the emotions are there, even if there aren't many words on top of it. While possibly not Scott Herren
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    • 8 out of 10
    • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    • When I first got hooked to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the only place I could get their debut album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, was through the band's Web site. I listened to the two tracks a

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Reading, Writing, & Saving the World

Gather round your lawn chairs and break out the coolers. Summer isn’t over yet, but we still have plenty of new apps to check out—text editors, a different kind of news reader, an even more different kind of to-do list (no, really), and, of course, games.

Free on iTunes

Free Retro Gaming for iOS - Activision’s Kaboom!

Free on iTunesFree Retro Gaming for iOS - Activision’s Kaboom!

Love some retrogaming? Then you’ll like this week’s Free on iTunes where Vern Seward take a nostalgic look at the new free app, Activision Anthology.

News

Apple Adds Chomp Bits to iOS 6 App Store Discovery

iOS 6 App Store SearchApple Adds Chomp Bits to iOS 6 App Store Discovery

Apple has begun integrating technology it acquired from Chomp in the newest beta of iOS 6. iPodUplink published a video on YouTube that shows a new interface for searching for apps on the App Store on an iPad and suggests new algorithms are in play, too. Check below the fold for the full movie.

In-Depth Review

Notability For iPad: Much More Than A Note Taking App

NotabilityNotability For iPad: Much More Than A Note Taking App

Taking notes has always been a traditional pen and paper ordeal. It is not far fetched to assume many dedicated iPad users still have a spiral notepad and pen at the ready. With that in mind, could Notability change your existing note taking requirements? Mark Greentree thinks so, provided you don’t need iCloud integration.

Quick Look Review

Scosche’s RH656m Headphones With Microphone Are Wonderful

RH656m HeadphonesScosche’s RH656m Headphones With Microphone Are Wonderful

The reference grade RG656m headphones with mic from Scosche have a great sound, and the tapLINE III Control and Mic is awesome.

 

News

Tim Cook & Larry Page Reportedly Discuss Patents

Tim Cook and Larry Page TalkTim Cook & Larry Page Reportedly Discuss Patents

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly been in behind-the-scenes discussions about “a range of intellectual property matters,” including the epic mobile patent battle being fought by proxy. According to online reports, the two tech execs have been chatting by phone, while lower level talks have also been taking place.

Analysis

Analysis: Amazon Kindle Fire Sold Out, Kindle Fire 2 Pic Leaked

Leaked Kindle Fire 2Analysis: Amazon Kindle Fire Sold Out, Kindle Fire 2 Pic Leaked

Amazon told the world on Thursday that its budget tablet entry, Kindle Fire, has sold out. Bryan CHaffin thinks that is a curious term unless Amazon intended the device to have a limited run, but we can presume that it means Amazon won’t make any more as it transitions to a Kindle Fire 2 update. Speaking of which, an image of a Kindle Fire 2 was “leaked”—no doubt it’s a coincidence.

News

Delta to Roll Out 4,500 iPads at Airport Restaurants

Delta to Roll Out 4,500 iPads at Airport Restaurants

Delta Air Lines is rolling out 4,500 iPads at airport restaurants as part of a plan to improve food service for travelers. The airline places 250 iPads in restaurants at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Wednesday, and plans to have more than 4,500 of Apple’s multimedia tablets at three of its hubs over the next year.

News

Gazelle Reports Spike in Used Samsung Device Sells

Gazelle & Samsung SmartphonesGazelle Reports Spike in Used Samsung Device Sells

Used kit broker Gazelle.com (Gazelle) has seen a sharp spike in Samsung device sells in the immediate aftermath of Apple’s sweeping courtroom victory over the convicted copycat. Gazelle told Marketwatch that there was a 50 percent increase in Samsung device sales by customers in the three days following the jury’s verdict, and that this has resulted in an average 10 percent price decrease for those devices.

Quick Look Review

IPEVO’s Typi Folio Case & Keyboard for iPad is First-rate

Typi Folio CaseIPEVO’s Typi Folio Case & Keyboard for iPad is First-rate

The Typi Folio Case for Apple’s iPad 2 and 3 includes real leather and an excellent, built-in keyboard that can be removed.

 

In-Depth Review

Scosche’s boomSTREAM BT Speaker: Features & Compromises

The Scosche boomSTREAM Media SpeakerScosche’s boomSTREAM BT Speaker: Features & Compromises

Scosche has packed a lot of features in an amazingly small package in their boomSTREAM Bluetooth speaker. David Winograd puts it through it’s paces and breaks down whether this has a place on the other end of your iPhone’s Bluetooth stream.

News

HTC: We Won’t Settle with Apple

HTC: We Won’t Settle with Apple

Cher Wang, HTC chairwoman, said her company won’t settle its mobile device patent lawsuit with Apple despite the fact that a jury just hit Samsung with a US$1 billion in damages for infringing on the iPhone’s design.

News

Apple v Samsung Damages, Injunction Hearing Set for Dec 6

Apple v Samsung Damages, Injunction Hearing Set for Dec 6

Judge Lucy Koh set December 6 for a hearing in Apple and Samsung’s post-trial case to review Apple’s request for triple damages and a permanent injunction blocking the sale of several Samsung smartphones in the United States. She will also review Samsung’s motions to overturn parts of the jury’s verdict that it infringed on several of Apple’s mobile device patents.

News

Moto Licenses Standards-Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

Apple vs. Motorola Mobility in GermanyMoto Licenses Standards-Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

Apple and Motorola Mobility have reached an agreement of sorts for the iOS device maker to license Moto’s standards-essential patents (SEPs) in Germany. The two haven’t come to an agreement on how much Apple will pay, but have agreed to the license—if they can’t come to an agreement, a rate will be set by a German court.

News

Objective-C Makes Facebook for iOS Likable

Facebook Objective-CObjective-C Makes Facebook for iOS Likable

Last week, Facebook debuted version 5.0 of its mobile app for iOS. The new app promised much faster performance, and a look behind the scenes finds that Facebook was able to achieve these performance gains by dropping HTML 5 and embracing Apple’s Objective-C in developing the app.

News

Samsung Starts Working to Sidestep Apple Patents

Samsung Starts Working to Sidestep Apple Patents

With the possibility of product bans looming following its patent trial loss to Apple, Samsung is already talking with cell service providers about pulling features from smartphones to work around infringement claims.

Ted Landau's User Friendly View

Cheers for the Apple vs. Samsung Verdict

Apple vs. SamsungCheers for the Apple vs. Samsung Verdict

In the Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit, Apple won. Big time. Humongous. To which Ted Landau says: “Fantastic.” Here’s why…

News

NFC on the Next iPhone: Not Likely

NFC on the Next iPhone: Not Likely

Rumors that Apple will include Near Field Communication, or NFC, technology in the next iPhone suffered a blow on Tuesday when AnandTech listed the technical problems associated with the feature based on what has been reported to be the next iPhone’s case design. Adding to the potential NFC death blow was The Loop’s Jim Dalyrymple backing up AnandTech’s analysis.

Hot Forum Topic

Reader Discussion: iOS App Pirating

Reader Discussion: iOS App Pirating

Apple has taken steps to help prevent the theft of apps that are available through the iTunes-based App Store, but that doesn’t stop resourceful iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners that turn to jailbreaking. Today TMO readers are talking about app theft, or pirating, the cavalier attitude many people have towards stealing apps, and what can be done about the problem. Head on over to the forums and share your thoughts.

Forum Discussion

Product News

Netatmo Shares Weather Data with Your iPhone & iPad

Netatmo Shares Weather Data with Your iPhone & iPad

Netatmo announced the immediate availability of its Urban Weather Station weather data sensor system on Monday. The weather data tracker can share its data with your iPhone or iPad, and can share your station’s readings with the Urban Weather Program.