Yup, the government is still shut down, and good luck trying to sign up for Obamacare, since the bugs are still being worked out of that website. But fear not: Our Tuesday recap promises to improve your MacBook battery, save you money on video plugins or a new smartphone and even make your Yahoo! account more secure, so who needs the government's help, anyway?
If you're looking for a flagship Android handset instead of waiting it out for the next iPhone to arrive, Google Play is now offering the unlocked Nexus 4 for what you'd usually pay for a device on contract.
It's that time again. Well, maybe. Possibly. The annual Steam Summer Sale, the sales event for game enthusiasts who like their interactive adventurers served on Mac OS or Windows rather than consoles, could pop up as early as tomorrow. And if you've never checked it out, you should. For the span of about 10 days, the popular digital distribution platform knocks up to 95 percent off some of gaming's best titles, with prices far better than you'll find in used games outlets like GameStop.
If there's one thing we can't abide, it's the awful, low-priced design software companies have dished out for years on the Mac -- which is why we're so excited to see a quality developer like Chronos reinvent the wheel with one of their own.
In-home Disc to Digital services were profiled in a recent issue of Mac|Life magazine, and while they're still in beta, one of the best services is now available to the public at large, and to Mac users for the first time.
Apple's anticipated reveals of new iPad hardware may only be a couple of months away (unless they shock us all and reveal them at WWDC), and it looks like they're trying to move as much of the old stock as they can. That's good news if you've been looking for a comparatively low-cost iPad directly from the source, as Apple today announced discounts of 15 to 17 percent for refurbished iPad 4 units and iPad Minis for the Apple Store.
The minimalist HiddenRadio blends into its surroundings, but when you whip out your iPhone and start streaming music to it over Bluetooth, its full, balanced sound is sure to demand attention. We're giving away the HiddenRadio that we recently reviewed, and the company also provided a 20% discount code we'll share after the jump...