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The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 4 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

We’re back with the 4th and final installment of our Best of 2014 album roundup! Read on to learn about our final fifteen picks for 2014’s best releases, and check out our Spotify playlist of a few of our favorite tracks, embedded below. Jamie Cullum, Interlude (Island, 2014) I did not want to like Jamie Cullum. I failed […]

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Slow TV Helps Us Dial It Back Life / Stuff We Love

The last few weeks of the year are busy for us and, at times, tensions can run high. As an antidote to the mile-a-minute conversations, meetings about meetings and hourly deadlines, we’ve been hopping on the Slow TV bandwagon. Slow TV has been described as “watching paint dry on TV,” and that’s a pretty apt description. It’s a […]

Apple's Newest iPad and Newest Mac OS Are Here!

Apple’s Newest iPad and Newest Mac OS Are Here! News & Reviews / Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple’s newest Mac OS, Yosemite, is available today, and it’s absolutely free. Yosemite sports an updated look that echoes iOS 8, as well as inter-device continuity with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, meaning you can swap devices mid-project (or mid-phone call, for that matter) without losing a step. Most years, that would have been enough, […]

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Here are ten more albums that have been in heavy rotation around Griffin HQ. Check out our last two sets of picks here and here, and make sure you stream the exclusive Spotify playlist of our favorite tracks from these albums at the bottom of the page! Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams (2014, PAX AM) Ryan Adams’ new […]

What's New In iOS 8

What’s New In iOS 8 Apps / In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

iOS 8 has arrived, and Apple aims for it to be the biggest operating system rollout yet for its iPhone/iPad/iPod family of devices. So here’s a rundown of iOS 8 features and changes to expect when you update today.   Design: The biggest difference about iOS 8 is something you may not notice right away. […]

Five Things We Love About Watch. Plus one.

Five Things We Love About Watch. Plus one. Fashion / In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple gave us a first look at the brand new Apple Watch today. Of course, it’s beautiful. Here’s a rundown on five of our favorite things. Plus one.: 1) Built-in accelerometers to measure movement. Apple Watch tracks how active you are, from brisk activity to how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting. All of […]

BREAKING NEWS – The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here!

BREAKING NEWS – The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here! Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple just announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve compiled a list of the most important things you need to know about the new iPhone: The guts: Stunning new Retina HD display, with ion-strengthened display glass Thinner design: 6.9 and 7.1 mm thick for iPhone 6 […]

Apple Announcement Rumors: The Good, The Bad, The Ridiculous

Apple Announcement Rumors: The Good, The Bad, The Ridiculous In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

Big announcements from Apple: half the fun of them is second-guessing them. Now that Apple’s announcement is less than a week away, the rumors are rampant. Here’s a sampling of  rumors — what other people are second-guessing as the announcement — whenever that is — draws closer. Rumor has it that there will be a device. And… […]

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The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 2 Life / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for new releases, so we’re back with ten more of our favorite records of the year, hand-picked by Griffin staff. Stream a playlist of our staff picks below, and don’t forget to check out our first batch of picks here! Donnie & Joe Emerson, Still Dreamin’ Wild (2014, […]