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A primer on the cornetto trilogy films

A Primer on the Cornetto Trilogy Films

It’s finally here: The World’s End, the third and final installment of director Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy” of comedy films. In celebration of the theatrical release of The World’s End, we at Geek Insider thought it would be nice to celebrate these three cherished geek-savvy comedies by taking a closer look at the elements and…

The horror and humor of the “welcome to night vale” podcast

The Horror and Humor of the “Welcome to Night Vale” Podcast

“A friendly desert community; where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep. Welcome to Night Vale…” – From the introduction to Episode 01: Pilot “Welcome To Night Vale” Podcast While countless people have become podcast fanatics over the years, I’ve never counted myself…

Graphic content #04: the (tragic) end of x-factor

Graphic Content #04: The (Tragic) End of X-Factor

Wednesdays are usually very happy for me, as this is the day when new comic books come out. However, this last Wednesday has left me quite maudlin, wistful even. This is because it marked the release of the final issue of Marvel’s X-Factor title with Issue #262. Besides being one of the best, if not…

How to boost iphone battery life

How to Boost iPhone Battery Life

In a previous tutorial, we at Geek Insider provided tricks for fixing a very specific battery drain/overheating problem with the iPhone 5. This time we’re showing you ways to combat excessive battery drain in general with iPhone devices.   How To Boost iPhone Battery Life If you find yourself regularly struggling to keep your iPhone…

Lights in the sky: the nine inch nails live experience

Lights In the Sky: The Nine Inch Nails Live Experience

Though already hailed as one of the most innovative and theatrical live acts in rock music, Trent Reznor and Co. are raising the stakes for their “Tension 2013” tour. Nine Inch Nails Live Experience You’re standing in a huge room, surrounded on all sides by a crushing mass of music-loving humanity that you can hear…

Tutorial – resetting a crashed iphone

Tutorial – Resetting a Crashed iPhone

Has your phone’s screen ever locked-up permanently? Here are a few tricks to try when your iPhone has iFroze….   Resetting A Crashed iPhone Everything has frozen. There’s nothing you can do! Or is there?   01. Hard Reboot From the iPhone 3 line on, Apple has included a simple feature to manually reboot their smart…

Lavabit and silent circle shut down encrypted email services

Lavabit and Silent Circle shut down encrypted email services

In the wake of the Edward Snowden scandal, two of the biggest names in encrypted email have terminated services to prevent government access to their databases. Lavabit And Silent Circle Shut Down Encrypted Email Services When NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, leaked documents detailing the federal government’s data-gathering program, PRISM, he knew there would be consequences…

Graphic content #03: controversial creators

Graphic Content #03: Controversial Creators

With the trend of unpopular statements from some comic creators in recent months, should these notorious figures (and their properties) be held accountable? Graphic Content: Controversial Creators In recent months, controversial statements from writers such as Orson Scott Card, Todd McFarlane, and Mark Millar have outraged the public, leading to calls for boycotts of their…

The 10 sexiest women in genre television

The 10 Sexiest Women in Genre Television

These are the ladies of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror that make fanboys hearts go all a’twitter, or least inspire posts on Twitter. We at Geek Insider know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That being said, we feel most geeks would be hard-pressed to deny that the following characters embody feminine attractiveness in…

Graphic content #02: the rise of postmodern comics, part two

Graphic Content #02: The Rise of Postmodern Comics, Part Two

How titles such as Hawkeye and Young Avengers are redefining how we experience sequential art, and why the industry should take notice. Welcome to “Graphic Content”, a weekly feature where I discuss my thoughts on comic books and graphic novels (old and new), and the industry in general. In my last column, which was paradoxically…

An ios 7 primer: killer apps

An iOS 7 Primer: Killer Apps

Not buying into the buzz surrounding iOS 7 yet? Here are a few features bound to get you excited about Apple’s latest mobile operating system. Though new killer features have been somewhat lacking in recent builds of Apple’s mobile platform, iOS 7 is already proving to be much more than just a pretty new paint…

Iphone 5 tutorial: overheating and battery drain

iPhone 5 Tutorial: Overheating and Battery Drain

Does your shiny new Apple device seem to be dying far faster than expected, or is it even too hot to handle (literally)? Here are some simple tips you can use to ensure your iPhone 5 or previous models of the iPhone stays cooler, longer. This simple iPhone 5 tutorial can and will save your…

Graphic content #01: the rise of postmodern comics, part one

Graphic Content #01: The Rise of Postmodern Comics, Part One

Welcome to the first entry of “Graphic Content”, a weekly feature where I discuss my thoughts on comic books and graphic novels (old and new), and the industry in general. While it’s undeniable that the quality and sophistication of comic books has greatly improved over the decades, many titles still cling desperately to the same…

Cortex plus hacker’s guide- review

Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide- Review

After three years of delays, does this guide to making and breaking the rules in Cortex Plus live up to the hype? Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide Publisher: Margaret Weis Productions Lead Developers: Cam Banks, Dave Chalker, and Philippe-Antoine Ménard Length: 260 pages Presentation: Softcover, color Formats: Digital (PDF, $19.99), Hard copy (Pre-order for $34.99)  …

Iphone sim card replacement tutorial – iphone/ipad

iPhone SIM Card Replacement Tutorial – iPhone/iPad

What do Apple products have in common with most new model cars? Both are designed to encourage owners to seek out paid professionals for most required maintenance needs. This can make even basic upkeep, such as replacing SIM cards, a major hassle for mobile device DIY’ers. Even if your service provider provides you with a…