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Kelly Hodgkins

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A lifelong New Englander now living in rural Maine, I had a first life as a Doctoral candidate in the field of Microbiology, a second life as a multimedia developer using Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash, and a third life as a blogger where I have spent the past five years covering the field of technology, first at BGR, then IntoMobile and now at TUAW.

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Kelly Hodgkins's Latest Posts

Bose files patent infringement lawsuit against Beats over headphone noise cancellation

According to TechCrunch and CNBC, Bose today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Beats Electronics in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint, embedded below, accuses Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology used in...

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Five apps that'll help you bike like a Tour de France champion

The 101st edition of the Tour de France is coming to close with only two stages left until the 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi) race is completed. If all this world-class cycling has you pining to improve your own road time, then you should check out these five top cycling apps the next you pull out...

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Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox

Gmail supports a nifty email feature that you can use to take control your inbox. The trick takes less than a minute to implement and can save you hours in organization. As noted by Gizmodo, you can add a modifier, such as a period or a "+" sign, to the first half gmail address and gmail will...

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Filmmaker reminds us that portrait video still matters

People often roll their eyes at portrait video -- not only does it fail to capture the entire field of view, it also is the hallmark of an iPhone noob. This recording technique is so maligned that there even are iOS apps that force the camera into horizontal recording mode regardless of the...

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The iPhone 6 is last year's Samsung Galaxy, Wait, Wut?

Earlier this week, Conan O'Brien addressed the unavoidable iPhone 6 rumors that claim Apple is working on a large-screened iPhone model. In typical Team CoCo style, Conan delivers a monologue that cuts to the heart of loyal iPhone fans around the world. The iPhone bit starts at 1:30. ‚Äč...

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Hemingway text editor comes to the Mac with Markdown support

Hemingway started off as a web-based a text editor that offers corrections on your writing as you type. The app focuses on basic grammar, such as adverb use, passive voice, long sentences and more. Hemingway recently transitioned its app to the desktop, offering versions for the Mac and Windows...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free 7 Minute Workout - Quick Fit [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Get in...

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iPhone-yielding, Pope-shaped Cheetos curl will forever change your view of the cheesy snack

Cheesecurlsofinstagram is a wonderful Instagram account that posts pictures of oddly-shaped Cheetos snacks with witty descriptions that nail their appearance. Take, for example, the above shot of Pope Frances curl. "After a Sermon, Pope Frances, Wearing a Miter, Prepares to Get in the Pope...

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Daily Deals for July 24, 2014, featuring expert web developer training

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and...

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Apple emoji take on life-like roles in "Emoji Among Us" mockumentary

Apple emoji are among the best in its class, created with an attention to detail that is unrivaled on other platforms. It's not surprising that stock footage company Dissolve chose to use Apple Color emoji in its recent "Emoji Among Us" mockumentary about the explosion of these special characters...

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