Get a Lyft this weekend and Ride in the Ghostbuster car!

…Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters? Or Lyft?




Lyft is celebrating the release of the new Ghostbusters movie  (July 15th) by giving out free Ecto-1 rides! WHAT! Weekend made.



This AMAZING ish is available in Boston, LA, SF, New York City, And Washington, DC. Times are Friday 7/1 – Saturday 7/2 from 10AM to 6PM.
Tap to request in Ghost Mode for a free, tricked-out ride AND you’ll get Hi-C Ecto Cooler and Ghostbusters-themed Twinkies along for the ride.
For live updates on all things Ghost Mode, follow @Lyft and #LyftGhostMode on Twitter.



Watch the vid below! Even though it doesn’t feature it, you totally still have the original Ghostbusters theme song stuck in your head from when we said “who you gonna call”, don’t you? Suckers.








Deal of the Week! Spotify Edition- Limited time!

For only 3 more days you can get Spotify Premium for 3 months for just $0.99.




Usually $9.99 a month, Spotify Premium will give you access to higher bitrates, and the capability to download music for offline listening as well as allowing you to listen without the pain in the butt that is advertising.




The price will go back up to $9.99 a month after the 3 months is over, but you can cancel at any time.


This deal is only available if you haven’t already signed up to their paid service before.


Go you sweet things!! Get music!









Introducing My Eye Spy – Play Eye Spy with your friends across the magical internet! Magical, magical internet.


Eye Spy



Play with friends (or foes, who are we to judge?), and each player takes turns to pick a photo, pick an object within it, and send it to a friend. That player guesses what object you picked, and on it goes.


That’s it, folks. Slides neatly right into the ” Why didn’t I think of that’ Category, doesn’t it?



Get it from the App Store free on iOS 



Accessory of the week! Extra iPhone storage!

STORAGE. It’s big, yo. or it’s not, but it needs to be. Everyone wants more storage. Because we need ALL THE THINGS! The music things, the video things, The App things, all the things!


SanDisk might be your new best friend. Because of this:





It’s the new iXpand Memory Case and guess what? It’ll boost your iPhone’s storage capacity. Is that awesome or what?

It’s available for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus with extra storage options of 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB for $60, $100, and $130 respectively and it connects via the lightening port.


Caveat: You’ll need to use a SanDisk app to take advantage of the extra space. But this app can automatically back up your camera roll and password-protect your photos and files. There’s also an optional 1900mAh battery pack that can be attached to the case for $40 extra.


Check it out SanDisk here, and pick one up from Amazon here!


New Emoji!

WHAT. Yup, it’s that time again, fun new emoji time! Hooray!


So what have we got coming at our fingertips this time?


Well, those of you who are betrothed, you’re in luck! You’ll now have a bride and a groom emoji to play with!






There’s also a selfie emoji (yay?), Prince, Mrs Claus, male dancer, Avocado (yes!), Paella, sports that are featured in the Olympics and a gold medal emoji, clinking champagne glasses, a tumbler (filled with what looks suspiciously like scotch), and a black heart.


Check out all 72 new emoji in the video.






What do you think you want for the next release?





Tesla offer to buy Solar City

In the aim of creating end-to-end clean energy solutions, Tesla has today confirmed it’s intentions to buy SolarCity, with an offer made of between $26.50 per share and $28.50 per share, giving the company a $2.8 billion valuation. It would be paid for with Tesla stock.


This is not a random solar company – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is also the chairman of SolarCity, and he helped launch the company back in 2006 with his cousins, Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive.


From the Sauce:


“Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs to help consume energy more efficiently, but they still need access to the most sustainable energy source that’s available: the sun,”


SolarCity shares predictably shot up after the offer, while Tesla stocks were hit a little, dropping by about 12%. What do you think of Elon Musk’s clean energy empire?



Watch Apple’s ‘New Beginnings’ coding ad

Happy Monday, right? right? Maybe? Anyone?


If Mondayitis has you in its grips, take a minute or three to check out the inspirational Ad from apple, have real people inspiring you with what can be done with coding.


The ad is called ‘New beginnings’.


Enjoy! Chin up, guy, and get inspired to change something in your world (with coding, or any other way is fine too).






Messages in iOS 10

Messages got some interesting updates, revealed in the Keynote of WWDC last Monday. So what can you expect?




LINKS. Now when you drop in a link in iMessage, a full preview will show up with rich links. If it’s a VIDEO, it’ll start to play. If you share an Apple Music link, you can listen without leaving iMessage.


EMOJI get bigger and better: YAY. We’re talking three times bigger than usual. Tap to Replace brings a list of predictive emoji that can replace text.


TAPBACK, will make is so you can send your friend six preset answers to a question of theirs like a thumbs up, a heart, and a question mark.


INVISIBLE INK makes it so you can send a message or photo to your friend. It’ll appear fuzzy until they swipe on it to see what you wrote or drew.




ANIMATIONS AND BUBBLE TEXT! You can make certain texts appear bigger or smaller, at a slant, ETC. If you’re celebrating something, you can make an animation take over the entire screen.


Apps for iMessage are now a possibility: You can now add certain apps to use just within iMessage, like JibJab.


Similar to Snapchat, you’ll be able to draw on a photo or video, add stickers, or include your HEARTBEAT.



So much fun, Messages on iOS 10! Almost as fun as CAPITALIZING AND BOLDING THINGS.





WWDC 2016 Roundup



So, if you weren’t able to catch the live stream of the Keynote that kicked off WWDC, what did you miss?


Well, nothing earth-shattering, but there was a number of welcome updates to iOS, WatchOS, TVOS, and the newly named MacOS (previously OS X).


We’re guessing that the number one expected and celebrated update was opening up Siri to third party developers – Just look what you’re favorite iPhone friend will be able to do now. 


Siri is also on your Mac, what. 


MacOS Sierra


*Copy and paste functionality across devices


*Window tab support within multiple apps such as Maps, Mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and TextEdit


*Picture-in-Picture feature, found in iOS 9.3 will be brought to the Mac so you’ll be able to float video from Safari or iTunes in a window on the desktop while working on something else.


*The Photos app will have a new ‘Memories’ feature, which automatically creates collections of special occasions like birthdays, weddings, and vacations using people, object, and location recognition. Yikes.


*Also in Photos, the ‘People’ feature will automatically group photos into Albums based on who is in them, while ‘Places’ will display photos on a world map so users can see where they were taken.


*In MacOS you’ll get Optimized Storage, which frees up space when a Mac starts getting full by storing infrequently used items in iCloud


*The Messages app gets an update thanks to the updated features in iOS 10


*You’ll also get an updated version of Apple Music in iTunes, similar to the changes seen in the iOS 10 Music app.


*Siri integration


*Accessibility of files on the desktop and in the Documents folder on any Mac, iOS device, or even a PC.



MacOS Sierra is available to developers for testing today. A public beta will be launched in July, while the final public release is coming in the fall.





iOS 10


*Messages gets a revamp in iOS 10, with a bunch of new features like text balloon animations, invisible ink, enlarged emoji, and handwritten notes. Also included is a native app for Home automation, redesigned apps for Music, Maps, and News,


*A new “rich notifications” system that lets users get more information from various apps without unlocking their iPhone.


* A new feature is a “Raise to Wake” ability that wakes up the iPhone whenever users raise their device to eye level.


*Users on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will get deeper integration of 3D Touch with the new rich notifications.


*Notes will be getting a new collaborative project feature and Live Photos will be able to go through an editing process.


* As in MacOS Sierra, iOs 10 also gets the updated  “Memories” tab in the Photos app that will use facial recognition and geo filters to group together family vacations and special memories. The app will also create slideshows.


*Maps gets larger buttons and typefaces, and the ability to scan your calendar and deliver directions proactively. Apple Maps is also now open to third-party extensions, allowing you to make a restaurant reservation via OpenTable within Maps or calling a ride from service like Uber.


*Apple Music and Apple News both get a redesign, apparently making it easier for users to find the content they want.


*iOS 10 features a new Home app that can control all of their HomeKit devices in one place.


*Apart from making Siri open for developers to play with, with iOS 10 you can use Siri to make VoIP calls, send messages through messaging apps like WhatsApp and hail cabs from services like Uber.


*Bedtime Alarm mode in the Clock app is a new feature that encourages users to set a regular sleep schedule and reminders for bedtime.


*Differential Privacy is another new feature. Starting with iOS 10, Apple is using this to help discover the usage patterns of a large number of users without compromising individual privacy. In iOS 10, this technology will help improve QuickType and emoji suggestions, Spotlight® deep link suggestions and Lookup Hints in Notes.


The developer preview of iOS 10 is available today, and a public beta program will begin in July. Users interested in the public beta can sign up for information at iOS 10 will be available in the fall for free for iPhone 5 and later and all iPad Pro and Air models. The fourth-generation iPad and the iPad mini 2 and later will also support iOS 10.






*Swiping up from the bottom of the Apple Watch will bring up an all-new Control Center with toggles for Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb, notifications, and more. Swiping left and right willswitch between watch faces.


*Speaking of Watch faces, there’s new ones!  Minnie Mouse, Activity, and Numerals.


*In WatchOS there will be new ways to create and respond to iMessages, including a Scribble feature animations, invisible ink, stickers, larger emoji, sketches, taps, and your heartbeat.


*You’ll be able to share your Activity rings with others for competitive motivation, and receive notifications when people finish workouts or earn achievements.


*New features for wheelchair users: The Activity app now supports a trio of wheelchair pushing techniques for varying speeds and terrain. There are also two new wheelchair-specific workouts and a new “Time to Roll” notification.


*Are Apple Watch users super stressed? They must be, because they’ve introduced a  new Breathe app, which guides you through a series of deep breaths with relaxing animations and gentle taps. A summary provides you with your heart rate and the length of your breathing session, which can be adjusted by spinning the Digital Crown.


*The SOS feature is very cool.  Press and hold the side button and Apple Watch will initiate a call with 911 or local emergency services. It can also send a message with your location to alert your chosen emergency contacts. The feature, which works over Wi-Fi or cellular, includes a medical card with your personal information and any medical conditions.


*Apple Watch now supports Apple Pay within apps.


*Apple Watch can be used with the new Home app for controlling HomeKit accessories


WatchOS 3 is available as a developer beta today. A public beta will be released in July. The free software update will officially launch in the fall.






*New Apps including Sling, Fox Sports Go, Molotov TV, and game-based apps like Minecraft Story Mode and Sketch Party.


*Siri will be able to search through YouTube, and search for movies by topic.


* You’ll be able to direct Siri to tune-in to live channels within apps now. For example, if a user asks Siri to “Watch CBS News” or “Watch ESPN,” Siri will instantly open the live feed within the app, rather than transporting the user to the app’s home screen.


*Siri can also manage a user’s HomeKit devices via Apple TV.



*The new Apple TV and tvOS are compatible with the revamped Remote app, which mirrors the abilities of the Apple TV’s Siri Remote on an iPhone. The app, like previous Remote apps, allows users to control their content, but it also allows users to use Siri to control the Apple TV. Users can also use the app to play games on Apple TV and enter text via the iOS keyboard.


*Newly redesigned Apple Music, and Photos for Apple TV  will have the same updates as in iOS 10 and MacOS.




If you want to catch the Keynote, Apple has made the video available for customers here on their website, and on Apple TV.



What did you think of Apple’s Software updates?




WWDC Keynote is almost here!




WWDC Guys! Who’s excited? Amped? Psyched? So excited they can’t sleep?


We’ll have all the details about the Keynote coming at your face as soon as possible!


We’re looking at having solid updates to iOS, OS X, WatchOS and TVOS. The one suspected item that people are most excited about is Siri on OS X, and the HUGE possibility of Siri being open to developers.


The Keynote starts at 10AM PT in San Francisco and will be live streamed on the Apple website and on the Events App on Apple TV.