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JunoPower Kaebo Lightning Cable Review Guaranteed to Last-001

JunoPower Kaebo Lightning Cable Review: Guaranteed to Last

I’ve mentioned that Kev recently upgraded his iPhone 4S and moved to an iPhone 6, which ultimately meant a cable upgrading crisis at my house. All of Kev’s 30-pin cables had to be upgraded to Lightning, which brought him nosing around my stockpile, so I was scrambling. Fortunately, I had the JunoPower Kaebo Lightning Cable in my queue. Fancy, right?

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HD Black Box Car DVR Review – A Nice Dashcam on a Budget

The HD Black Box Car DVR is a nifty little dashcam that’s a great budget pick for those looking for good quality video recording at a budget-friendly price.  It comes with a suction cup mount and cigarette lighter adapter for easy installation.  You can order your 1080P HD Black Box Car DVR today for around $79.95.

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Midsize Sedan Is Livin’ Large

It is hard to believe the Hyundai Sonata has entered its seventh-generation. Seems like just yesterday we were all struggling to figure out how to pronounce the brand’s name; here it is 2014,  and the Korean automaker is launching an all-new version of its now very popular midsize sedan that is larger, quieter, smoother and more advanced than ever.

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2015 Kia Soul EV: 100 Miles of Electric Vehicle Style

Did you know that when you drive an electric vehicle, random people will wave at you, like you’re a member of some special club? It’s true. I leaned that the other day while driving the 2015 Kia Soul EV. I also figured out that while electric vehicles are getting much more attainable, they still aren’t a realistic choice for me. I haven’t had a lot of …

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2015 Kia Sedona: A Multipurpose Vehicle for People Who Hate Minivans

I’ve never seen myself as a minivan type of person, but I have always considered myself practical. What will allow me to haul my family from Point A to Point B safely, comfortably, stylishly, and perhaps most importantly — without feeling like I’m driving a land barge? The 2015 Kia Sedona is a multi-purpose vehicle that easily accomplishes that goal. I …

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Review on Nintendo 3DS

This competent and entertaining crossover adventure puzzle game is actually more of a collaborative experience, instead of the rivalry game implied in the title (Layton & Phoenix is more accurate). Professor Hershel Layton and his young protégé Luke Triton team up with Phoenix Wright and his legal assistant Maya Fey; Phoenix and Maya inject some nice humor into the game.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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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A Single TYLT SYNCABLE-DUO Charge-and-Sync Cable Is All You Need

If you use an Android device all of your mobile gadgetry likely uses the same microUSB sync/charge cable. If, on the other hand, you use an iOS device you need to both a Lightning connector cable for that device and a microUSB cable for everything else. The new TYLT SYNCABLE-DUO Charge-and-Sync Cable will let you carry a single cable.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Global Debut Is a ‘View to a Kill’

Introduced as a true global effort, Mazda debuted its next-generation MX-5 Miata in a live-streaming reveal last night that featured 80s rock band Duran Duran headlining the multi-city event, opening with ‘View to a Kill.’ The fourth-generation Miata is wider, lower and much more dramatically styled (think smaller scale F-Type Jaguar here) and will feature Mazda’s Skyactiv powertrain technology.

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Hummer’s To Take Marketshare From Tablets

Back in 2010 during an Apple press conference Steve Jobs famously said that “no one’s going to buy” a phone so big you can’t get your hand around it. At the time Jobs was referencing the  early trend of bigger phones – namely the Samsung Galaxy Note. Looks likes jobs might have been wrong if a recent IDC forecast comes true.

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Which New Nokia Would You Rather? The Lumia 830 or the Lumia 735?

This morning at IFA, Microsoft unveiled their new flagship model, the Lumia 830. Running Windows Phone 8.1, with the Lumia Denim update, the 830 has built-in Qi wireless charging, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 10 megapixel PureView camera, and a really sleek aluminum body with a colored polycarbonate peel-off back. Best of all? User removable battery and expandable memory.

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Shut Off Facebook Autoplay To Save Mobile Data

In late 2013, Facebook began testing auto-play of videos in your news feeds. At first, this only impacted videos which you uploaded. Gradually, the feature has rolled out everywhere.  Now users have found that auto-playing video from their news feeds could be consuming expensive mobile data. Here’s a quick tip on how to turn off auto-play and save data.   …

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