Author Archives: Tris Hussey

About Tris Hussey

Tris Hussey is a technologist, best-selling author, teacher, Canada’s first professional blogger, and general Internet Rogue. He has written several books on social media and technology including Create Your Own Blog (1st and 2nd editions), Using WordPress, Sam’s Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes, and WordPress Essentials (video lessons). You can visit Tris’ personal blog at TrisHussey.com.

Rumor: HBO Go Coming to Apple TVs

Rumor: HBO Go Coming to Apple TVs

Do you subscribe to HBO? Do you have an Apple TV? Soon you might be able to enjoy HBO programs on your Apple TV. That is if rumors are true. And I bet they are.

Apple Gets Patent for Laser Projected Tablet Keyboards

Apple Gets Patent for Laser Projected Tablet Keyboards

Maybe someday the sound of people drumming their fingers on a desk will mean they are hard at work. Why? Well, Apple has a new patent for a laser keyboard and proximity sensor that could project your keyboard from your device (the illustrations show a tablet, but why not an iMac?). Not only that there are sensors so it could tell the difference between someone passing by and sitting down in front of it.

The iPhone Plus Could Be an iPhablet

The iPhone Plus Could Be an iPhablet

Hmm the “iPhone Math” or more likely the iPhone+ or iPhone Plus. Some think it’s the code name or temporary moniker for the rumored low-cost iPhone, but Marco Arment thinks it’s something different. He thinks it’s a super-sized iPhone close in size to the Galaxy Tab Note.

Angry Birds Star Wars Updated with 20 New Levels: Asteroid Belt FTW

Angry Birds Star Wars Updated with 20 New Levels: Asteroid Belt FTW

Check it out Angry Birds fans, Angry Birds Star Wars has been updated with 20 new levels. We’re not on Hoth anymore, it’s asteroid city folks.

Temple Run 2 Breaks Record with 50 Million Downloads in Just 13 Days

Temple Run 2 Breaks Record with 50 Million Downloads in Just 13 Days

We knew Temple Run 2 was hot. Heck it hit 20 million downloads in just four days, and it is really fun, now the game has hit a new milestone—50 million downloads. And, by the way, they set a record getting to that number in just 13 days.

iPad Shipments and Marketshare Dip, But Is It a Problem Yet?

iPad Shipments and Marketshare Dip, But Is It a Problem Yet?

According to IDG iPad shipments increased only a paltry 48% year over year in Q4 2012 vs Q4 2011. Samsung, 263% increase. Nice. Yeah, but increases in numbers need to have a little perspective attached and when you look at units shipped, Apple is still killing it.

Evernote Makes Penultimate Free and Offers Free Business Card Scanning in Hello

Evernote Makes Penultimate Free and Offers Free Business Card Scanning in Hello

Evernote, my favorite way to capture and catalogue notes and thoughts, just got a heck of a lot cooler today with a couple app updates that should certainly get your attention. Evernote has released a big update to Penultimate with seamless syncing with your Evernote account, oh and it’s not free too. Also out today is an update to Evernote Hello for iPhone and for the next few months business card scanning is free—something typically reserved for Premium Users only.

The Threat to Valve and Steam is Apple

The Threat to Valve and Steam is Apple

In a recent lecture at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell talked about the future of console and living room gaming. Valve and Steam have brought a lot of great games to Mac and PC desktops alike and Newell would like to Steam’s reach extend into the living room with a SteamBox, but only if they can launch something before Apple steps into the fray.

iOS 6.1 Adoption Already Hitting More Than 20%

iOS 6.1 Adoption Already Hitting More Than 20%

It’s only been a few days since iOS 6.1 has been out, but data from Onswipe—makers of mobile optimized websites—shows over 20% of iOS traffic is using iOS 6.1. In contrast, it took a week for iOS 6 traffic to hit 44%.

Apple Looking for Plastics Manufacturing Engineers

Apple Looking for Plastics Manufacturing Engineers

While not directly proving “Apple is working on a plastic iPhone”, a recent job post looking for a design engineer who specializes in plastics certainly means that Apple isn’t abandoning the material entirely.