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Guided Access in iOS Is Perfect for Kid-Friendly iPad Use!

We rarely let our one year old son play with our iPads. It’s not just that he’s little and tends to be rough on objects, it’s that he’s OBSESSED with Siri and loves pressing the home button over and over, rendering attempts to play games and watch videos impossible. However, it turns out there’s an easy solution-Guided Access in iOS! …

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DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Service Review on PlayStation 4

DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket service celebrates 20 years with a new service called “Fantasy Zone” that compliments the well established “Red Zone” service for subscribers and non-subscribers. In the 10-year old “Red Zone” viewers get live, commercial-free coverage that automatically switches to another game when a team is in scoring position or an important event is happening. DirecTV’s NFL Sunday …

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Elio Motors Dreams and Fun Facts About Our Next Rides

A Facebook post by Judie last night sparked renewed interest in the cars we pre-ordered from Elio Motors last January. Our upcoming vehicles get an amazing 84 MPG, top speeds of 100 MPH, and cost just $6800. In fact, since Judie and I each went all-in and put down a non-refundable $1000 deposit, our Elios will be just $6300!84 MPG …

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2017 Cadillac Drives Technology and Itself

A lot of intelligent and connected vehicle news coming out of Detroit this week, as automakers take part in the Intelligent Transport System World Congress. General Motors CEO Mary Barra led things off with her keynote address boasting new technologies arriving on an all-new 2017 Cadillac model that will include advanced driver assist dubbed “Super Cruise” and new vehicle-to-vehicle technologies. …

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Avernum 2 Crystal Souls – Officially Announced for for Mac, PC and iPad

Spiderweb Software alternates between releasing games in the Avernum franchise and a different game. First it was Geneforge games, and more recently Avadon, his first iPad release. In 2011 he brought the original Avernum to the iPad, and modernized and revamped it along the way so it was worth replaying for everyone. This fall we get Avernum 2: Crystal Souls! …

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Save on Storage with These Amazon Deals on Sandisk microSD Cards

If you use an Android phone like Judie’s and my Sony Xperia Z2 and Z Ultras, then you know how great it is to have expandable storage in your smartphone. And if you have a digital camera, then you know that copious amounts of storage are important. Amazon has huge savings on SanDisk storage. Act fast before these deals expire!Remember the …

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Red Crow Mysteries Legion for Mac

G5 Gives Away Red Crow Mysteries on All Platforms

Last year I reviewed the iOS and Mac versions of Red Crow Mysteries: Legion and found it managed to wrap together solid adventure game elements and a story worth following. More than a few hours of gameplay, plenty of content, varied locations, a great story, and a fun adventure. And now it is FREE … grab it now! Red Crow …

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IOGEAR MediaShair Hub is a Mobile Swiss Army Knife

All too often devices that need to serve too many purposes end up being a jack of all trades and a master of none. That is not the case with the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub with SD/USB Input and Built-in Power Station. It is a jack of all trades and a it plays with a full deck. So much for the mixed …

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Matthew McConaughey Pitches the ‘New’ Lincoln

I guess about all I can say regarding the new Lincoln ad spots featuring Matthew McConaughey is…I just liked it. OK, maybe I stole that from one of five new spots Lincoln recently produced. The actor is pitching Ford’s luxury division that is seeking to remake itself and after watching them on Lincoln’s YouTube channel, I really did like them. …

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Element Case Review Sample Case Giveaway Winners

We had some great Element Case review samples to give away. Among them were iPhone cases such as the Solace Chroma iPhone 5/5s and iPad cases like the Soft-Tec Ducati Folios for iPad Mini. We’ve got winners of each of those cases and a chance to win more iPad Air cases and keyboards on the way. Read on for details.These …

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Logitech protection [+] Smartphone Case Giveaway

If you need effective protection for your iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S5 and need to mount your phone in the car the Logitech protection [+] for iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 may be a great option. Pair one with the [+] drive and you have a great car system for your phone. We’re giving one away!    The …

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Governor of Poker Review on Nintendo 3DS

Youdagames’ flagship game Governor of Poker debuts in the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS handheld console in Europe and the United States. This award-winning game is best for poker players with some experience while the controls are easy-to-use for everyone. Governor of Poker was previously released on PC, Mac, Facebook, Android, iOS with a sequel. The Hype In the …

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The New Intel Core M Processor Will Make Computing Even More Mobile #Intel2in1 #IntelPartner

This afternoon at IFA, Intel has just announced their new Core M processor. The M might as well stand for Mobile, as this processor enables “razor-thin, fanless designs with the optimal blend of beauty, performance and battery life”. Intel Core M will be available as early as October on systems from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba. This is the first PC brand processor from Intel in …

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The Real Story About All Those People in Line for an iPhone 6

Yes there are people waiting in line outside the Fifth Ave New York City Apple Store. No they are not regular customers. No they are not crazy people rabid to get their hands on the latest and coolest new iPhone 6 whose existence and release date has not yet been announced. So who are they – and why are they waiting outside in a …

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