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5 Holiday Cockails To Warm You Up This Winter Community / Stuff We Love

One area, however, where winter totally owns summer is in the realm of the mixed drink. Whether it’s a simmering bowl of spiked cider or a single serving of rum and cranberry, there is something magical about warming yourself with the perfect beverage that, in my opinion, just doesn’t parallel the rest of the year. To that end, I’ve gathered some of my favorite alcoholic drink recipes for this time of year. I’ve tried to keep the ingredients simple and the prep time short. Give these a try with a loved one or for your next party and enjoy the one upside to long cold nights: a drink that warms you to your toes.

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Six Games for Apple TV You Need Right Now Apps / Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple TV is at the top of a lot of wish lists this holiday season, and we think we know why: While the Siri Remote introduces a new level of interactivity to the usually-passive binge-watch, the real innovation this time around is the addition of apps and games. Here are our picks for the first six games […]

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Tuner is the best podcast you’re not listening to. Life / Stuff We Love

Why aren’t you listening to Tuner? I’ve been harassing my friends for the last couple of weeks to listen and subscribe immediately. Now it’s your turn. The new bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Brian Barone and John Lagomarsino, delves into pop music to explore how and why it works. Combining classic music theory with an academic and […]

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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. […]