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How To Access iOS 7 Beta (And Downgrade To iOS 6)

iPhone and iPad

How To Access iOS 7 Beta (And Downgrade To iOS 6)

The web is awash with talk of Apple’s new mobile operating system in the wake of WWDC 2013. As with all new iterations of iOS, Apple developers get access before the rest of us who will have to wait till “fall” for the official build. While having your own developer account is one way to secure early access to the iOS 7 beta, it’s not the only way of doing so. There are a couple of other things you can try, so if you lack patience and absolutely need to get your mitts on iOS 7 – read on.

13-06-2013
How To Access iOS 7 Beta (And Downgrade To iOS 6)
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Web Culture

Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Network and computer names are visible to anyone within the respective environment. Hence they make great subjects for sending messages, confusing other people in the network, or showing off your geekiness. Why use a default SSID or follow a boring name convention, if you could have some fun? Ever since I bought my first laptop in 2003, I named my devices after a life goal or a geographical destination.

12-06-2013
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names
TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans

Linux Mac

TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans

I’m a big fan of voice communication when it comes to gaming. Wearing a headset while gaming adds a social element that makes the gaming experience that much better. While TeamSpeak may have started off as a solution for competitive gaming teams to discuss strategy and tactics in real-time, it has evolved into something beyond the bare essentials. It is used by casual gamers and fierce e-sports enthusiasts alike. TeamSpeak is a great program for talking with your gamer friends.

12-06-2013
TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans
3 Excellent Turn Based Strategy Games Online

Gaming

3 Excellent Turn Based Strategy Games Online

So, if you’re into fast-paced racing games, heart-pounding first person shooters, or edge-of-your-seat tower defense games, then you can click the back button now and find another article. This isn’t that kind of article. Here, we’re talking about turn-based strategy games that demand a strong intellect and a creative battle plan that will outsmart and outwit the competition.

12-06-2013
3 Excellent Turn Based Strategy Games Online
5 Ways to Add Touch to a Windows 8 Computer

Windows

5 Ways to Add Touch to a Windows 8 Computer

Windows 8’s Start screen and “Modern” apps can feel awkward to use on a non-touch PC, but they really start to make sense when paired with a touch PC. If you’re not ready to go out and buy a new Windows 8 laptop with touch, tablet, convertible, or all-in-one PC, here are some ways you can add touch support to your existing system. There is a reason Microsoft is pushing hard to integrate touch support into all future PCs. None of these methods is as ideal as having a PC that comes with native touch support.

12-06-2013
5 Ways to Add Touch to a Windows 8 Computer
10 Controversial Topics On Wikipedia Guaranteed To Spark A Debate

Internet

10 Controversial Topics On Wikipedia Guaranteed To Spark A Debate

One way to measure the level of controversy attached to different subjects on Wikipedia is to track the number of reverts that take place. The authors of a study at Cornell University in New York have used these statistics to compile a list of the most controversial Wikipedia pages across different language versions of the site.

12-06-2013
10 Controversial Topics On Wikipedia Guaranteed To Spark A Debate
The Next Step in Immersion Virtual Reality – Razer Hydra & The Omni

Gaming

The Next Step in Immersion Virtual Reality – Razer Hydra & The Omni

Now that the Oculus Rift is in the hands of developers and enthusiasts (read my extensive review of the Oculus Rift), work on the consumer version is well underway. New games are being developed, existing games are being ported, and every day more people get to experience just how incredible the world of immersive VR can be when done right. So we have the visual element of virtual reality gaming basically sorted, but what about controllers?

12-06-2013
The Next Step in Immersion Virtual Reality – Razer Hydra & The Omni
Churnalism: Find Out When Reporters Re-Print Press Releases

Internet

Churnalism: Find Out When Reporters Re-Print Press Releases

Find out when journalists are copying paragraphs from press releases, or using Wikipedia in place of research. Churnalism is a website – and a browser extension – that allows you to find out when reporters were lazy about a particular story. Churnalism compares the news you’re reading with a database of press releases.

12-06-2013
Churnalism: Find Out When Reporters Re-Print Press Releases
Too Long But Do Read: 6 Places To Go To For Some Of The Best Reading On The Web

Internet

Too Long But Do Read: 6 Places To Go To For Some Of The Best Reading On The Web

TLDR is now an accepted part of Internet slang. Too Long Didn’t Read is symptomatic of our attention spans…or rather lack of it. But there’s a subtle shift that’s happening beneath the layers of the web. Old-style journalism and storytelling is making a comeback. The revival of long-form reading could be because of the success of tablets like the iPad and Kindle among others which has made reading on the couch and between flights fashionable again.

12-06-2013
Too Long But Do Read: 6 Places To Go To For Some Of The Best Reading On The Web
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