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 […]

Charlene, by Robert Rauschenberg, 1954

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 […]

Closed due to emergency utility work – June 27, 2013

Closed due to emergency utility work – June 27, 2013 Uncategorized

10:40am CDT Due to emergency utility work being done down the street (a truck hit a utility pole), Griffin Technology’s online and telephone availability will be limited for the next couple of hours. We’re told that in an hour, utility crews may be cutting all power, phone and internet connectivity to our building, including our […]

Screen shot of our IFTTT Recipe

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 […]