The Best Albums Of 2014 (So Far) Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Who wants to wait until the end of the year to find out what new music to check out? Here are the records that have us excited so far this year. Read our capsule reviews, or skip to the bottom to check out the playlist on Spotify! Beck, Morning Phase (2014, Capitol Records) Ethereal, disconnected […]


Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S5! UPDATED Connect / Prizes & Discounts / Stuff We Love

UPDATE 2/28/14: This giveaway has concluded. Thanks to everyone that entered, and congratulations to our winners, who will be notified by email today. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way, and we couldn’t be more excited! To celebrate, we’re giving away loads of Galaxy gear, including a brand new Galaxy S5! Here’s what you […]


Brother, Can You Spare A Bitcoin? Stuff We Love / Tech

It was Christmas, and folks were exchanging gifts, like ya do. The office was lousy with giftcards and ugly sweaters, See’s Samplers and Christie’s Cookies, but the folks in eCommerce found something a little different under the tree: A gaudy, colorful slip of paper emblazoned with the words “Paper Wallet”. Sean had given us Bitcoin. […]


QuizUp – A Fast, Free, Only Slightly Addictive Free App Friday App. App of the Week / Life / Stuff We Love / Tech

What it is: Fast moving trivia against a randomly matched opponent. Six questions per round. Limitless rounds per category. 292 topics. Clean design, small(ish) app size. Who’s it for: Trivia fans. Jeopardy watchers. recovering Candy Crush Saga addicts. It’s linked to Game Center. What’s under the hood: In-game achievements. In-app purchases. Messaging. Playing with friends. […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7 Life / Photography / Stuff We Love / Tech / Tips & Tricks

  Through The Glass, Sharply For many of us infected with the shutter bug, a substantial part of the joy of taking pictures lies in diddling with the hardware. And the chiefest hardware joy when diddling with cameras is in the lenses, or, as they are affectionately known by picture-takers everywhere, The Glass. Changing lenses […]

Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible Apps / Community / Connect / Stuff We Love / Tech

  Click. A game. It presents a grid of colored boxes. Okay, looks pretty straightforward. Click. The boxes flip over in pairs, each one revealing a box of a different color. So, to get all the boxes to be the same color, you have to click them in the right combinations. Makes sense. How hard can this be? […]


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 […]


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 […]