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How to Make Your OS X Lion Purr Like a Snow Leopard

I know, you generally love Lion, but you also sometimes hate Lion and wish it would just settle down and respect your commands, several of which probably involve getting it to behave like its predecessor. We can help, or at least point out some of your options, say you’re partial to Apple’s prior cat.

The following tip sheet isn’t an …

The Ups and Downs of Mac OS X Lion

Pulled out your e-wallet and deposited $30 in Apple’s coffers for a digital copy of OS X Lion? Patiently (or not so patiently) sucked all 4GB down and rolled through the upgrade process with all your applications more or less intact and functional? Figured out that a lot of the changes you don’t like (say, auto-disappearing scrollbars, …

Good Mourning to You: ‘Bastion’ Review

Most video games have you trying to forestall disaster. Even the ones set in a post-apocalyptic milieus–like Crysis 2 or Fallout: New Vegas, for example–have you trying to prevent an even more awful end-of-days scenario.

Supergiant Games’ Bastion–the first title in Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade promotion–puts players in …

The Five Weirdest Pieces from MoMA’s New Tech Exhibit

A website that maps crowd-sourced data in a disaster. A digital character that giggles when you poke his belly. And a device that allows men to menstruate.

Those are just a few of the items that will go on display at Talk To Me, the Museum of Modern Art’s latest tech-focused show in New York City this Sunday. Featuring roughly 200 …

Ask Techland: How Do I Get a Spotify Invite?

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Question: So, this Spotify thing... How do I land myself an invite?

Answer: Music in the cloud — it’s a lovely thing.

The newest and shiniest of the services is Euro-darling Spotify, which on Thursday made its debut on …

Five Cool Websites for New Spotify Users

Spotify is finally here in the U.S.!

I’ve been using the service over here in Europe for quite a while and it’s packed with lots of cool stuff: more music than you can ever reasonably listen to, social network features, and more. But one of my favorite features is the way Spotify links out to the rest of the internet.


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