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Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 It's no surprise to people who know me that somebody looking for a Mac, or an application for said Mac, would come to me for advice. In the past 5 years I have assisted at least six people purchase new machines and countless others find solutions for their application needs. As I am continually asked things like "What program should I get for [Enter Purpose Here]?". Due to the popularity of that question, I bring you the Must Have Mac Apps for 2014 according to Kray. Let's get to it! AppZapper: The uninstaller that Apple forgot. While installing an application is usually as simple as dropping it into your Applications folder, uninstalling is not quite as straight forward. While you can simply delete that app when you're done with it, all sorts of dependancies are left hanging around your system folder. They are not only taking up space, but they can...

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Reality Becomes Reality Back in December I wrote The New Art of Deception: Reality, which charged that the use of realistic 3D photos or video would be used in nefarious ways in the wild. I was right, but the use is not so nefarious. In fact, it's a damn good idea that should be used worldwide. Meet Sweetie, the 10-year old girl from the Philippines who performs sexual acts over webcam for perverts worldwide. But she doesn't really exist. Researchers from Terre des Hommes Netherlands sought a way to open the worlds eyes to online child sex tourism and they did so through Sweetie. Within 1 month, four researchers were able to locate 1000 predators and turn over their information to Interpol. The point has been made, online child sex tourism is here and we can help stop it. Please check out the dedicated information page for Sweetie and help spread the word about this...

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Stop Paying Retail for Apple Products You, are a fool. You've been sucked in by the reality distortion field and are about to pony up for the latest laptop or tablet from the Apple Gods. Don't worry, I was once a fool too. I'm here to tell you how you can save a TON of money on your next Apple purchase and be just as happy as your Apple loving comrade who just dropped full price on the newest model.  Of course there are those of you who will always go for the latest product regardless, so until you get over that expensive part of your life and realize you can save some serious coin... Well,  do what makes you happy! If you want to save some coin, then let me introduce you to the refurb.  OMG... Did he say refurbished? No, I said refurb, keep up ;o)  Yes,  refurbished products have gotten a bad rep over...

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The New Art of Deception: Reality What happens when the lines that separate reality and imagination begin to run at a parallel? What happens when we're fooled into believing things that look so real they couldn't possibly be fake? What happens when we truly cannot believe our eyes?We see it everywhere these days. From advertisements to television and movies, we are constantly being bombarded by images manipulated to manipulate us. For years people have been wondering when this technology would become mainstream and we would see photorealistic 3D so believable that we just stare in shock. Hate to tell you this, but we're there, and have been for awhile. This article from CG Trader shows numerous photorealistic images you would swear are photos. You can watch Tupac perform at Coachella 2012 (He died in 1996 if you didn't know). And does anybody remember when Madonna performed with The Gorillaz at the 2006 Grammy Awards?OK, so The Gorillaz aren't exactly photorealism at it's finest,...

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2013 Gifts for Geeks Tis' the season for holiday giving. While I always see Geek Gift Guides this time of year, I have noticed that they seem to always focus on newly released products that may not even deserve to be there, but seem to get in because it's 'new'. Here are 5 awesome gifts for the geek in your life that won't break the bank (too much). These are ordered from cheapest to most expensive and are sure to generate school girl giggles and squeals of delight in geeks of all ages. Click photos to see full size image. 5. Customized iDevice - $25 and up Having an iPhone or other iDevice just doesn't make you stand out like it used to. With millions of units sold each quarter and all devices appearing on the top devices lists every year, you can't go anywhere without seeing them. Sure, you can get yourself a skin...
       
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