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Music for the Eye Apps / Art / Fun / Stuff We Love

“What’s that on your iPhone?” “Flowfazer.” “What?” “Flowfazer.” “. . .” “What is it? A screensaver or something?” “You don’t need a screensaver for your iPhone. But, yeah, it was a screensaver when it first came out.” “First came out? When was that?” “1990.” “Huh?” “1990.” “That long ago?” “Yeah.” “. . .” “Dude, your […]

Welcome Makers!

Welcome Makers! Community / Fun / In The News / Special Events

Mini Maker Faire Nashville is this Saturday, and we’re crazy stoked to welcome all you Makers to our neck of the woods. Nashville (and especially our neighborhood) has a vibrant maker culture that encompasses music, art, food, beer and of course, technology. A crowd-sourced community darkroom was just funded, where aspiring photographers can learn how to […]

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The Ultimate iPhone 5s Launch Survival Guide Stuff We Love / Tips & Tricks

Hey, we get it. You don’t just want the iPhone 5s. You want the first iPhone 5s, which means you’re going to be camping out tonight. We know that we are, some of us for the first time. Our Certifications expert Michael O’Connor is a veteran of more than a dozen device launches, so we thought […]

How to Revive a Dead Apple Wireless Keyboard Using a Gum Wrapper

How to Revive a Dead Apple Wireless Keyboard Using a Gum Wrapper Tips & Tricks

Problem: Your Apple aluminum Bluetooth keyboard won’t power up. You tried changing the batteries; you made sure the batteries are pointing the right direction (there’s a little diagram on the underside of the keyboard just nigh the battery hole), but it still won’t power up. Dead. Bummer. But wait. There’s a fix. Open the battery […]

From Aqaba to Progress Bar

From Aqaba to Progress Bar Community / Misc

What’s your relationship to the tech in your life?   In David Lean’s movie, Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence, having just crossed the Sinai desert, strides into the British command post wearing Bedouin robes and headdress. He encounters raised eyebrows and comments from the other British officers about having “gone native.” Though the movie played fast and […]

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Make sure your charger is the real deal. Tips & Tricks

Apple recently announced their USB Power Adapter Takeback Program, to deal with customer safety issues related to counterfeit products in the marketplace. Here’s how you can avoid purchasing counterfeit products. Check the Box. For example, Griffin Technology is one of the original members of Apple’s Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (or MFi) program. When you see the MFi logo […]

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The New Mixed Media : App Stacking, Part 1 Art / Stuff We Love

In the 1950s, a new thing started happening in Art. Note the uppercase, capital-A “Art” here, because we’re speaking not of art, as in any one piece of art, but of the Art World. The new thing was not a new thing in terms of what people do (it turns out people had been doing […]

Griffin’s Oasis in the Rain

Griffin’s Oasis in the Rain Community / Fun / Misc / Stuff We Love

We GriffinTeckers love the big old building we work in. We love its location, close to the heart of Nashville. We even love the parking lot (the running joke in Nashville being that the music industry is the second-biggest business in Music City, right behind Parking). The thing that makes our parking lot easy to […]