Twenty and MagSafe

Tech Tip Tuesday: Using Twenty with your MacBook Pro Music / Tips & Tricks

Twenty, Griffin’s AirPlay-awesomizing amp, works so well with AirPort Express that it’s easy to forget that it will also work just as well with any optical audio source. When I got my hands on a Twenty, I wanted to set it up at my desk.  I work in the Customer Support room, though, so there’s […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 5 Photography / Tips & Tricks

Session 5: A Sense of Place(ment) To recap our checklist for taking better iPhone photos: Take lots of pictures. Critique your pictures. Turn off your flash. Compose your shots such that one thing matters. Okay, that’s it. You’re done. But, wait. We promised a couple of tips about ways to control the focus of attention […]

Protect Yourself from Fake Products

Protect Yourself from Fake Products Uncategorized

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but not when it leads to bad products and negative customer experiences.  In 2012, Homeland Security reported more than 22,000 takedowns of illegal online merchants trafficking counterfeit merchandise, with a total street value of more than $100 million. And we’re not immune. We’ve seen an increased number of […]

Greetings from Las Vegas!

Greetings from Las Vegas! Uncategorized

Sin City becomes Tech Central for a week every January as the world flocks to the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2013.  3000 exhibitors, 150,000 attendees and they’re all in front of me at the Starbucks. We’ve got amazingness to share all week long.  Make sure you’re following us everywhere to see the new […]

That old iPhone is new again.

That old iPhone is new again. Griffin Gear / Prizes & Discounts

New tech under the tree often means that someone below you in the pecking order else inherits the now-superannuated iPhone/iPod touch/iPad.   If you’re that someone, here are some quick steps you can take to make that iPhone 4 your own. 1) Remove all traces of the former owner.  Make sure the previous owner has […]

Five great toys, just under the wire!

Five great toys, just under the wire! Fun / Griffin Gear / Kids / Stuff We Love

It was a snowy Christmas Eve in Brownsfield, Texas.  I was 600 miles from home, writing a last minute entreaty to Santa: I only wanted one thing: Sgt Rock.  I can’t remember why I wanted it, and I don’t know where it is now.  All I know for sure is that 8 hours after I […]

Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go

Keeping your iPhone 5 charged while streaming on the go Griffin Gear / Tips & Tricks

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be traveling someplace or another in the next few weeks, and your iPhone will be your copilot.  Streaming audio from Pandora, Soundcloud, and  Spotify playlists (like this one, for example) always have something new to hear, which can really take the edge off of those “Are we there yet” […]

Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard

Twenty Great Holiday Tunes You’ve Never Heard Community / Music / Stuff We Love

It starts up around Thanksgiving, and doesn’t let up until New Years Eve, and regardless of what you celebrate, or how you celebrate it, there’s no escaping it: Christmas music.  Flowing forth from unseen speakers, everywhere you go, the same treacly, saccharine songs that you’re forced to endure year after year, like it or not. […]