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Bill Stiteler
Associate Editor

A Macintosh user since 1988, Bill is a director, playwright, and filmmaker.

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Apple September 9th Media Event live blog

Because Apple’s live video stream is terrible today.

Tropico 5 coming to Mac/Linux on September 19th

Build up your island from a few huts into a wealthy, prosperous, and likely corrupt nation.

Super Monkey Ball Bounce released for iOS, Android

A charming mix of Pachinko and artillery.

The Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2, Eps. 4 & 5 for OS X review

The ending shows us that the writers never had any ideas for this season.

Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth car kit review

Whenever I rent a car, I make sure it has three features: air conditioning, cruise control, and Bluetooth. The first two are modern necessities, and the other makes me feel like I’m living in The Future. The car automatically detects my iPhone, plays music and podcasts, and by using Siri, I can give commands to a car. And now with the Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth car kit, I can live out my Knight Rider fantasies in my beige Kia.

Red Giant Universe: a video FX plugin community

Red Giant—makers of video effects plugins for digital filmmakers—are well know for their simple-yet-powerful programs such as Magic Bullet which specialize in making digital footage look cinematic and professional. While they still sell those program suites, they’ve branched off into new subscription-based community called Universe.

“Together We Game:” Logitech crowdsources game dev

Logitech has announced they’re working on a new tower defense game, to be developed via crowdsourcing on a subreddit. The project is titled “Together We Game,” and users will contribute to and vote on every element of the game, from initial ideas to final product.

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PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s review

Your iPhone battery stinks, but it’s your fault. You’re shooting HD video, playing 3D games, constantly checking Facebook, and applying filters to high-res photos. If you’re a hard core iPhone user, you’re going to need a battery backup. The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s provides a power top-up along with wraparound protection.

iHome iDL46 Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock does all that

The IDL46 is the latest in the line of affordable clock/radio docks from iHome. Out of the box it comes with a Lightning connector, a USB port for accessories, excellent sound for the price, and a slew of alarm functions for the sleep and nap enthusiast. Paired with the iHome connect app, it becomes even easier to configure.

Atari announces “Pridefest” game

Atari has announced that they’re developing Pridefest, an LGBT-themed game where players will design and run a Pride parade. The app will be available for “tablets and mobile devices,” according to the press release, and players will customize floats, as well as decorate the city and add other attractions.

Jackery mini external battery for iOS

Look, the idea of “standby time” is a joke. You’re not waiting to take calls on your iPhone, you’re using it constantly—for Twitter, for Facebook, to play Simpsons Tapped Out. Your iPhone is not going to make it through the day. You need an outlet, or better yet, an external battery to keep you going so you don’t have to tote around a computer all day. The Jackery mini external battery can charge it, and it won’t take up much space doing so.

Fantasy Football! Blood Bowl coming to iPad

It’s fantasy football which takes “fantasy” literally: Blood Bowl—the game that combines football and elves, orcs, and dwarves—is coming to iPad and Android tablets in July. Based on the popular tabletop game, Blood Bowl lets you take command of your own team of mythical creatures in a brutal stadium battle. Think of it as the Battle of Five Armies set at the Super Bowl.