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? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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IFTTT is our new favorite awesome. Stuff We Love / Tips & Tricks

Anything we can do to get more out of the web by doing less ourselves is a good thing.  Which is why we’re in love with IFTTT.  It’s not especially new, but we love the way it takes some of our favorite web services and daisy-chains them together to do brand new things. There’s a […]

An Open Letter to the Minds Behind the Xbox One

An Open Letter to the Minds Behind the Xbox One Fun / In The News / Stuff We Love

To anyone at Microsoft that stumbles upon this blog, I’m going to solve your problems. It’s no secret that many of us here at Griffin are gamers. It’s also no secret that we pride ourselves on having some of the best customer support in the consumer electronics industry. To the gamers among us, this makes […]

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Why Skipping E3 Was Nintendo’s Smartest Move In Years In The News / Stuff We Love

Okay so this analogy might be a long shot, but I’ll give it a try: If you are a big Quentin Tarantino fan like me, you have watched the deleted/alternate scenes bonus feature on your Pulp Fiction collector’s edition DVD/Blu-ray. In my favorite scene, which never made it to the theatrical release, Uma Thurman’s character, […]