MTV Cribs is back! WHAT!

MTV Cribs was the BEST yo!! And it’s back!!


But, not on any regular programming.  This is a whole new world, after all, they’re bringing back the show, but they’re futurefying it. Starting in June the new series will air weekly – on Snapchat.


Yup, you read that right. MTV Cribs on Snapchat. The show will also not have producers or be shot by a camera crew – rather, the footage will be shot by the celebrities themselves.


The show starts with a look into Mac Miller’s and Austin Mahone’s homes.


Welcome to now, MTV Cribs.




Apple Vs FBI case update

According to United States Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey, in order to access the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the agency paid more than $1.3 million clams.


He said this in a rather round about way – by saying that the amount was more than what he will make in the next seven years and four months as director of the FBI. Comey’s annual salary is $183,300.



From the sauce himself when asked the question:



“A lot. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months for sure,” Comey said. “But it was, in my view, worth it.”


According to the rumors, the iPhone held no contacts or messages that would help in the investigation, but it may have taken out the idea that he had contacted a 3rd party after the attacks, or that family or friends were involved.



The method used by the hackers to access the iPhone 5c owned by Farook does not work on the iPhone 5s or newer, but the FBI can continue to use it to access iPhone 5c devices running iOS 9. The hack, however is apparently not being given to Apple.




Donate to Japanese & Ecuadorian Eathquake appeals through iTunes now

6.2 and 7.0 earthquakes rocked southwest Japan on April 14th and 16th,  and, also on April 16th, a 7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador.



To help those affected, you can now donate to the American Red Cross through iTunes and the App Store. This is done via credit cards that are on file with Apple, and you can donate very easily – $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200.


100% of the donation will be given to the American Red Cross. 




New Macbook!

Did you know that Apple released new 12-inch Macbook models last week?


Well they did. Here’s whatsup.





They come equipped with the latest sixth-generation Skylake dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, new Intel HD Graphics 515 that deliver up to 25% faster performance, faster PCIe-based flash storage,a larger 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, an additional hour of battery life, and faster 1866 MHz memory.




They’re still super thin at 13.1 mm thick and 2 pounds, still has a a 12-inch display with a 2,304-by-1,440 resolution at 226 PPI, single USB 3.1 Type-C port, 256GB or 512GB flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 480p FaceTime camera, stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.



They’re available in  Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, and Space Grey. The base 1.1GHz Core m3 model costs $1,299, while the faster 1.2GHz Core m5 model costs $1,599. The 1.3GHz Core m7 is a $250 upgrade.




If these babies tickle your  fancy, get one here from the Apple Store. 




Time names Tim Cook one of top 100 influential peeps

Apple CEO Tim Cook was once again named one of “the 100 most influential people” by TIME magazine in its annual list recognizing individuals who have made a major impact on the world.


Alongside each of the 100 influential people in the magazine, an essay  is written by an associate of theirs. Cook’s was written by Disney CEO Bob Iger.


From the sauce:
“Apple is known for elegant, innovative products that change the world by transforming how we connect, create and communicate, as well as how we work, think and act. Its continued success requires a leader of great courage and character who demands excellence, upholds the highest ethical standards and routinely challenges the status quo, including encouraging vital conversations about who we are as a culture and a community.


Tim Cook is that kind of leader.


Behind his soft-spoken demeanor and Southern manners is a focused fearlessness that comes from deep personal conviction. Tim is committed to doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons. As CEO, he’s led Apple to new heights, and he continues to build a global brand that is universally recognized as an industry leader and widely respected for its values.”
Stephen Curry, Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama, and Aziz Ansari are also counted as most influential, which is cool. We like all of those people!



Elon Musk’s Mario Tesla easter egg

Do you own a Tesla? If you do, you gotta try this!!


To transform any road into the Rainbow Road from Mario Cart (!),  activate autopilot four times in rapid succession, and that ish POPS UP!




It’s not actually  the rainbow road. It’s a “psychedelic cowbell road,” and activating it also cues up Blue Oyster Cult cowbell sound effects.


Do it. Go do it. Now. Please?



App of the week! Tatted up edition.



Are you looking at getting a Tattoo? Are you a little scared by how …permanent that are? And how you can never truly tell how good it might look until it’s there, permanently staring back at you?


Worry no more, guy!


New App inkHunter is here to help. Use their tattoo gallery or upload a design, snap a pic of a smiley face on your arm and BOOM! That’s realistically what your tattoo would look like. Also use it to make people believe you’re tatted up, because it’s cool?


Awesomely, you can also order any tattoos as temporary stickers.


Get the app free from the App Store. 




Want a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro?

Are you a fan of Apple’s notoriously shy head designer, Jony Ive?  This might be of interest to you.


A one-of-a-kind 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Smart Cover and Apple Pencil holder designed by Ive’s team will be auctioned off as part of a fundraiser for the London Design Museum.


The iPad Pro is bright yellow (awesome), literally one of a kind (Edition 1 of 1 is etched on it) and special because it highlights Ive’s relationship and support of the museum – back in 2003 he was the first recipient of the museum’s ‘Designer of the Year’ award for the iMac.

The Smart Cover is made from blue French leather and the Apple Pencil will sit in an orange Italian calf leather case.


The whole deal has an estimated value of GBP10,000 – 15,000, and if this floats your boat, you can bid starting on April 28.


Kickstarter of the week OLO Smartphone 3D printer what

This is a Kickstarter that has been funded 2,180,650of their initial $80,000 goal.It doesn’t necessarily need your help to become a reality – but you’ll probably want one in your reality.


Introducing the OLO. The very first Smartphone 3D Printer.  Crazy.




3D printers are still fringe for some of the population even though they’ve  been around for a while. They’re very cool, have so many amazing consequences for the future, but have been a little expensive and carry a little bit of a intimidating barrier to entry for the general population.


The OLO on the other hand, comes in at a slick $99 clams, is portable at just over a pound, runs on AA batteries, and is super easy for both new users and pro’s. This one sentence says it all, straight from the Sauce:


“Imagine being able to print 3D objects directly from your smartphone… for just $99.”


Actually, OLO dudes, we weren’t able to imagine that… Now we can though. OLO won the World Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Award in October 2015 and has since blown people’s minds, just like it did ours, worldwide.


There’s 16 hours left on the Kickstarter. You should probably check it out. Get in on the future!




App Store Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes are coming to the App Store!


Apparently Apple has organized a super secret (of course) team of around 200 Apple folk to look at changing the App store.


Rumors floating around the Apple universe include the possibility of App developers paying for search optimization within the App Store. The way that customers browse the App Store in general is being analyzed, to see if it can work better.


This makes sense, considering that there are roughly 1.8 million apps available on the App Store, making it pretty difficult for users to discover a lot of content.


However, paid optimization would be a hit below the belt for struggling app developers who rely on creativity rather than the size of their wallets to try and get their dream app out there.


What do you think??