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Josh Carr

App Reviewer

blog http://eciov.com/
twitter carrjd

I started writing years ago after receiving excellent instruction from my AP English teacher. I began by writing verse and later found passion in writing as a whole. That passion translated perfectly to the online world where I’m often writing optimized content for various businesses (including my own). 

I own and operate a business in Denver, Colorado, that I simply call “Fix." We repair Apple products and help people make great decisions about their technology. We’ll help anyone from a single home user to medium-sized businesses that operate within the Apple ecosystem. You can read more of my writing on the blog here - fixdenver.com

I also own an online business called Drift Management. It focuses on content optimization for clients who use our recommended WordPress architecture. Over the last 8 years, we’ve developed best practices for SEO through our WordPress design and development endeavors. At this point, we let other companies do the theming; that allows us to work on the truly important part of a website - optimization. I don’t write very much on that website because I’m too busy taking care of our clients, but you can check out that site here - driftmgmt.com

Lastly, I’m a bearded beast, and I enjoy taking care of my whiskers. On January 1, 2014, I started a “yeard” blog (365 days of bearding without trimming a single hair). That blog grew into a business; I saw a need for better beard grooming techniques and products. However, it’s not just beard stuff! We have products for women too. You can check that out here - hairlybasic.com

What do I do for fun? I write… seriously. A long, long time ago, I started a blog called Cocoa Touch Apps. Before App Store reviews and dollar apps, it was a great way to help our readers make purchase decisions. I’ve changed the structure of that blog several times. In its current form, I call it eciov (voice spelled backwards). You can find it here - eciov.com

I use it as a publishing platform for my thoughts that don’t fit into my three companies. It also serves as a podcast server for my various (in-hiatus) podcasts. We started producing shows in 2013, but I, as well as my co-hosts, couldn’t find time to make it a regular occurrence. We hope to remedy that and bring all of our shows back online soon.

Josh Carr's Latest Posts

An edge-case perspective of Apple

Throughout the last decade, reading rumors about Apple products gave me an edge-case perspective of Apple. With each new rumor, I have an internal discussion that determines the validity with a "yes" or a "no." In the past couple years, the dialogue changed from "yeah, that would be cool" to...

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Tethering for the holiday traveler

I know that many of our readers will be traveling during the holiday season, so I wanted to share a walk-through that will help keep your MacBook of choice connected on the go. This is an article intended for those using iPhones on carriers that do not officially support tethering. TUAW would like...

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AT&T isn't working that hard on network upgrades (updated)

See updated response from AT&T below. With some pretty damning evidence, both FSJ and Gizmodo are shouting at AT&T, which claims that they've upgraded their network although they've spent less each quarter on upgrades since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. AT&T CEO Ralph De La Vega...

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Why is there a progress bar when my Mac is starting up?

Update: As several of our commenters pointed out, the OS is probably running the fsck utility in the background to repair directory problems, while showing the progress bar to the end user so they know there's something going on (fsck can take quite a while). Here's an older Apple support article...

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Recycle that contract-free iPhone as a holiday gift

We're sure this will be a hit for the holiday season: Apple recently updated one of the iPhone support articles, explaining how you can continue using an iPhone as a quasi-iPod touch, if you no longer have a cellphone contract with your carrier. Let's give an example: Your iPhone 3G contract was...

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Holiday apps that'll make your Grinchmas merry

My wife is probably one of the biggest Grinch fans out there. Yes, we have Grinch holiday decorations and end up watching the movies several times throughout the holiday season. We're sitting at 3 times already... I'm praying we don't pass 5. It's not that I don't like The Grinch -- the animated or...

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Apple's purchase of Lala sparks price confusion

Did Apple's purchase of music streaming service Lala cost the company $80 million, or 17 million? Probably the latter, at least according to Techcrunch. $80 million seemed like an awfully large price tag for a service that's only a couple years old. Michael Arrington at TC claims to have sources who...

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V-Studio 100: not a piece of cake but a great piece of hardware

Most aspiring musicians, at least those of us who are computer nerds, have spent time recording their music to distribute it digitally ... to Grandma. Most of us pass GarageBand with flying colors, graduate from Logic Express and eventually get a masters in Logic Pro. I'm admittedly in the learning...

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TUAW Review: Checkout, top notch Point of Sale software for Mac

I had the opportunity to speak with the creators of Checkout: an excellent Point of Sale application for the Mac. I've been working with the app for several weeks now and have been thoroughly impressed by it, especially after the developers shared their perspectives. Many thanks to Ed and Dirk for...

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Rumor: Hypothetical hybrid GSM-CDMA iPhone for Verizon nowhere near production

Last week we covered the possibility that the iPhone would get a hybrid chip allowing it to work on CDMA and UTMS carriers (like Verzion and AT&T) simultaneously. Today, Appleinsider is citing industry analyst Ashok Kumar who says that such a chip hasn't reached field trial status, and that the...

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