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Aaron Kraus
Associate Editor

Reared on a Mac Plus, graduated to a Performa 6400/180, detoured briefly into eMate 300 territory (which still runs), and currently rocking several variants of MacBook, Aaron is steeped in arcane Apple lore and fluent in Reality Distortion™. Cybersecurity consultant by day and hopeless technophile with aspirations to be a low-grade foodie.

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CoSoSys updates My Endpoint Protector with cloud focus

Data theft is an increasing concern, and as more companies implement cloud-based tools, managing data and preventing theft becomes ever more important. CoSoSys has updated their Endpoint Protector tool to help organizations get a handle on their cloud-hosted data.

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id America L.E.D portable charger review

Light should go right up there with food and shelter. Nowadays at least, fear of the dark is rivaled only by fear of getting stuck with a dead iPhone battery. Enter id America’s L.E.D portable charger, which combines an external USB battery pack and dimmable LED light into one svelte package.

V-Moda XS on-ear headphones review

Noteworthy. Superb. Amazing. Take your pick, because the V-Moda XS headphones are each of those things and quite a bit more. V-Moda blends aggressively gorgeous and ergonomic design with outstanding audio engineering for headphones that look and sound like nothing else out there.

olloclip sponsors A Gallery for Ants – world’s smallest art gallery

Yes, you read that right, and no, this isn’t joke from Zoolander. olloclip, maker of one of AppleTell’s all time favorite iDevice accessories, recently hosted a gallery art exhibition during the U.S. Open of Surfing. The photographs were the work of artist Chris Burkad, and were all shot using the olloclip lens system on iDevices. Oh, and they were all shrunk down to ant-sized proportions.

Brainwavz launches S5 in-ear headphones

Audio company Brainwavz has added a new model to its lineup last month specifically focused on sportier listening. The S5 in-ear headphones offer a flat cable with an over-the-ear design to ensure a better fit, especially during athletic activities. They also feature a high quality driver setup for superior audio.

Grovemade Limited Edition Metal Docks now available

West coast design shop Grovemade can cover your iPhone, iPad, or entire desk in warm luxurious wood, but the designers are mixing things up with a new limited edition metal iPhone dock for iPhone 4/S and 5/S/C. An extension of their existing lineup of metal-and-wood docks, the new line does away with the wooden top for a sleek black top over your choice of a black, silver, or brass base.

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Hands-on with the OS X Yosemite beta, 24 hours in

Yosemite represents the most drastic Mac OS interface shift since the original OS X Aqua interface with its pinstripes and lickable buttons. I guess it’s appropriate that this version be opened up for beta testing just like its predecessor. Here are my impressions from my first day using the new OS X.

Kickstarter Find: OwnPhones wireless, custom-fit, 3D printed earbuds

Earbuds are many things: wireless, sweat proof, noise isolating, stylish, and custom fitted. But they aren’t all these things at once, forcing you to choose different earbuds for different situations. OwnPhones, which recently launched on Kickstarter, aims to change that by giving you a pair of custom fitted, personalized Bluetooth earbuds that are built to match your ear and your style.

Primovisto Bamboo iPad mini case sacrifices functionality for design

The Primovisto bamboo iPad Mini case makes a statement; natural beauty protecting a high tech gadget. This is a book-style case with a solid flap that protects your iPad’s screen, and an internal frame made of maple to hold your iPad securely in place. Despite its good looks, the Primovisto case emphasizes appearance over utility. As a result, the case can limit your iPad’s usefulness.

The Bridge is part MC Escher’s doodles, part side scroller, and all addicting

The Bridge is a little bit sketchbook, a little bit MC Escher, a little bit crazy. It’s sort of a sideways scroller, but there are two twists that make the game particularly notable. First, you don’t really control the character so much as you control the whole world. Second, the entire three dimensional world has been flattened into two impossible dimensions, leaving you to figure out how to navigate not only your character, but also manipulate objects both good and bad.

Appidemic: Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call

The last installment of Nightmares from the Deep took us to a cursed pirate island, but left out several archetypal pirate characters. Back for a second installment, The Siren’s Call, this new entry takes you to the forgotten village of Kingsmouth where the evil mayor has enslaved a Siren and terrorizes passing ships with a terrifying krakken, because pirates.