About Austin Ritchie


I am a technology enthusiast who's first major computer experience was with hacking the Sony PSP. I am an Apple Dev, and I'm currently studying Computer Programming and 3D Animation.

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Google Talk Brings Video/Audio Chat to Android

Awesome updates from the Google Mobile team just keep rolling out. Recently Google released a Google Docs app for Android, and now comes the ability to video/voice chat using Google Talk. Similar applications, like Fring and Tango, have sought to bring a facetime-like experience to Android. Now, with video chat being built-in to Google Talk(on(…)

The State of the Mobile App World [Infographic]

When it comes to comparing smartphones, apps play a very integral role. Whether it be to smash green pigs or to compose a literary essay, apps are the key to accomplishing specific goals. But just how frequently, and by whom, are apps used? Shoutem, an online mobile app creator, has released an infographic regarding app(…)

Android Gets Official Google Docs App!

Android users, rejoice! Google has released a Google Docs app that allows for composing and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on your Android device! Arguably one of the coolest features is the ability to take a picture of text and create a document from it. Just snap a pic, convert it, and then you can(…)

Microsoft Sets Guinness World Record Using Kinect…. Again!

Microsoft’s Kinect is one hot item, for multiple reasons. In addition to all the awesome hacks that use the Kinect, it has also been used to set two Guinness World Records. The first was set when the Kinect sold 8,000,000 units in the first 60 days(approx. 133,333 units per day), earning it the title of(…)

PlayStation Network Shut Down By Sony For Good

In order to better upgrade Sony’s online security, the PlayStation Network, or PSN, has been taken down for good. This move follows an “external intrusion”(breach) of the PSN by a group of hackers, in which all PSN account information was stolen. PSN, which was set to be rebranded as the SNEA, is now set to(…)

Enable Windows 8 Aero Aurora Feature [How to Guide]

In the midst of several Windows 8 leaks, including Kinect integration and a webcam app, comes a welcome change in how Aero can be used. The ‘Aurora’ setting for Aero, which replaces ‘Chocolate’, causes Aero to change to match the active window. This change, while minimal, will be well received by those who want a(…)

Unlock Hidden Windows 8 Features Using Bluepoison!

Woah! Between the the leaked builds and activator tool, the Windows 8 Beta leaks just keep coming. We’ve covered the new Android-like login, Kinect Integration, and the metro-style webcam app for Windows 8 previously, but this new tool really takes the cake. Outfitted with a metro user interface and advanced options, the new Bluepoison tool(…)

Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” Pictures and Info Leaked!

Leaks for the Nintendo Wii “Stream” (codenamed Project Cafe) have been released in the form of images from NeoGAF. These images give a tentative look at the upcoming successor to the Wii, along with details about the kind of controllers available upon its release. Much like the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo plans to implement small screens(…)

How To: Add Custom Home Screen Icons On Your iPhone and iPod Touch! [Guide]

One of the greatest advantages to jailbreaking has been, and likely always will be, the ability to set themes via Winterboard. But, what if you could assign custom icons to your web apps without even jailbreaking? Thanks to madebysquad, you can. Here’s a simple guide to easily customizing your home page bookmarks: These steps are(…)