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The TouchArcade Show - 173 Side A - We Got Phones

The original plan for this podcast was to talk about our day playing iOS games on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus... Then the reality of just how long it takes to set up a new iPhone hit. Late in the day, and with nothing really left to talk about that we didn't already

LA Blocks Giant Slip 'n Slide Due to Drought

Los Angeles has put the kibosh on a giant slip 'n slide, dubbed Slide the City, that was scheduled to stretch along 1,000 feet of downtown streets on Sept. 28 because of concerns over the state's unprecedented drought and plans to transport...Show More Summary

Own A Samsung 840 EVO? It's Almost Certainly Running Slower Than It Should

Compared to tried-and-true magnetic storage, SSDs are still finding their feet. And like all technologies, it can be hard to predict the issues that might pop up after long-term use without, you know, using them long-term. Take for instance...Show More Summary

A Jacket That Protects You From Germs On Public Transport

You know what’s worse than bedbugs in hotels? All the parasites and invisible germs you don’t see while taking public transport. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you have protection. Say, litres of hand sanitiser, or Betabrand’s new germ-fighting transit jacket. More »      

Samsung Is Losing The War For Australia's Dollars As New Players Gain Ground

Australia loves its Android phones, especially those made by market-leader Samsung. But is the gadget giant losing ground? New figures say yes, and see players like HTC and other entrants gaining precious market share. More »      

This Is How Natural-Born Filmmakers Come To Life

Video: Some people say great movie directors come to this world with a camera on their hands. Add hard work to their natural-born visual storytelling skills and they become genius filmmakers. But talent is something you are born with. This fantastic ad shows how that happens. More »      

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Goat Simulator'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game

Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

We'd heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history. According to...

Six Colors

And speaking of Jason Snell, this week he launched his new post-Macworld home: the perfectly named Six Colors. So good. Instant RSS subscription. The whole Macworld thing is still a bit of a shock, but I think it’ll all work out for the best in the end. This gets Jason back to what he does best: writing. ?

‘Orson Welles of the Genre’

Also speaking of podcasts, Horace Dediu, Jason Snell, and yours truly were the guests on the latest episode of Moisés Chiullan’s Electric Shadow, talking about Apple and their use of cinema and cinematic techniques. ?

The Rebound

Speaking of nerdy tech podcasts, there’s a good new one: The Rebound, starring my pal John Moltz. ?

Impossibly fun frog jump starts the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 is coming out and people are asking, what will be the killer game for this new phone? One developer thinks he has the answer and it's name is Impossible Frog. Impossible Frog from Eilean Design is a game that combines the new and old seamlessly to create a new but familiar feel.

ESPN Just Damned the Baltimore Ravens and NFL, Big-Time

Just a few hours after Roger Goodell's cringeworthy press conference attempting to address the NFL's domestic abuse, discipline and credibility criss, two ESPN reporters published damning story that appears to destroy any credibility...Show More Summary

‘Twenty-One Thousand Words’

New episode of The Talk Show, with special guest Rene Ritchie. Brought to you by: Hover: The best way to buy and manage domain names. Promo code: “chowder”. Harry’s: High-quality men’s shaving products. lynda.com: Easy and affordable online learning. Drobo: Smart storage to protect what matters. ?

Unboxed! See the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in all their gigantic glory

It’s like the whole world has iPhone fever today, with folks everywhere standing in one line or another just to get their mitts on a shiny new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Were you not able to get a … Read more ›

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