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Principal For A Day! Community / Connect / Education / Kids

Every year, the Pencil Foundation, a local organization dedicated to creating and maintaining relationships between public schools and their surrounding communities, invites Nashville-area business leaders to live the dream. I mean, doesn’t every kid imagine how awesome it would be to get to the be the Principal of his own school? Griffin’s president, Mark Rowan, got […]

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 […]

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 […]