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iOS Review: Punny Puzzle Party Time!

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | Author:

Battle Gems Logo - 350It’s no secret that my love for the puzzle genre is sort of like the Grinch’s heart – two sizes too small. It’s time I rectified that matter with Artix Entertainment’s new puzzle game “Battle Gems”. Will it be a quirky combo of my less-than-loved puzzle games and my adoration for fantasy RPGs? Read on to find out!

All right. I get that this is a new game, and I also know that Artix isn’t the biggest game studio around and this is the first venture they’ve had into the mobile market. That being said: PLEASE TEST YOUR GAME ON MULTIPLE DEVICES BEFORE YOU LAUNCH IT! I couldn’t even get past the character creation without the game freezing on my iPad 2. I had to push the random button and hope it didn’t crash before I found a setup that I was happy with. And even then, if I wanted to play the game I needed to click play, select “no” to using Facebook, return to the main screen, and click Play a second time. Brilliant. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

Keep it Clean This Spring With OWC

Friday, April 18th, 2014 | Author:

PR_retinakeyboardcoverYour computer sees a lot of dirty things. Hey! Keep your mind out of the gutter! I’m not even remotely talking about what you choose to look up on your laptop (although your computer did tell me it hates when you watch Creed music videos).

No, I’m talking about how your device has to witness you eating pizza as you write nonsensical comments on arbitrary YouTube videos. It cringes as you shovel down popcorn while watching a movie and buttering up the keys. And it wants to self-destruct when it sees you set a bowl of hot soup inches from its motherboard.

And because spring is traditionally the time when you purge the junk drawer, dress up like an astronaut to bleach the mysterious green debris that has taken up residence in your shower, and finally donate that series of sweaters from Aunt Mildred to charity, now is also the time you should make sure that your computer has what it needs to stay clean and protected throughout its lifetime. Article Continues…

OWC Updates Hard Drive DIY Kit For Expanding Factory Installed Storage Capacity for All 2011 iMac and 27″ 2012-Current iMac Models

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | Author:

owcdiyimachdd11_heroOther World Computing today introduced the OWC Hard Drive Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit for all 2011 iMac and 27″ 2012 iMac models. The kit enables iMac owners to replace the factory installed internal hard drive with up to a 6.0TB hard drive for expanded storage and backup capacity. Fully supported with step-by-step video and installation tools, the kits feature a custom power cable with an in-line digital thermal sensor that ensures proper factory fan operation and full compliance with the Apple diagnostic testing. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Thunderbolt Cable Tops Competition In Testing

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 | Author:

PR_OWC_30MThunderboltRecently we showed you on the OWC Blog that our Thunderbolt cables offer great performance even at lengthy distances.

Tech website TweakTown also ran some tests recently on a variety of Thunderbolt cables from various makers, including OWC’s 1 meter offering, to get a head-to-head look at the cables’ performance.

Unsurprisingly, OWC’s Thunderbolt cable more than held up against the competition.

In fact, TweakTown’s Blackmagic Disk Speed Test with a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display showed OWC’s cables to be the fastest in both read and write results!

Check out the results from the testing below:

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OWC Radio 2.0 Episode #1 – A Brief History With Tim

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 | Author:

owc_radio_album_artOWC Radio returns with an all-new 2.0 version! Tim Robertson hosts the episode with a brief explanation about the new show and it’s history, the 30th anniversary of the Mac, and a fun interview with Steve Sande from TUAW.com.

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