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July 26, 2016 • Editorials

The Best Camera IS the One You Have with You!

After a week in Israel, I met Raina and we set out on a road trip to Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and now Bryce and Zion National Parks. For cameras, Raina brought her iPhone 6 while I brought my iPhone 6S and the OnePlus 3 I am currently reviewing. Do we regret not bringing dedicated …

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June 14, 2016 • News

WWDC Outlines the Four Pillars of Apple’s Product Strategy

Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference today. The public portion of the event was the keynote which clocked in at almost 2 hours and featured a top-down review of the highlights expect in what Apple identified as their four foundational  platforms – watchOS, tvOS, OS X (later rebranded as macOS) and iOS.

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April 17, 2016 • Reviews

iPhone SE Review: A Pocket-Sized Phone with Good Specs

In a day where it seems that smartphones are only getting larger, the iPhone SE is a bit of fresh air. Sure it is nearly identical to the iPhone 5/5S – actually, externally it is identical – but it is a tried-and-true form factor that just works.

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March 21, 2016 • News

Apple Announces the iPhone SE (Still Expensive) and iPad (Air 3) Pro, Because You’ll Buy It

We were all glued to the Apple event today; unfortunately, it wasn’t with the usual pulse-pounding excitement we’ve had in the past. Some of us walked away a little disappointed … here are our thoughts!

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March 4, 2016 • News

This is the Way the World Ends…Not With a Bang, But a Flip-it 4 in 1 Selfie Case

Well, civilized world, we had a good run. We created airplanes, built skyscrapers, and put men on the moon. A few years ago, it seemed like the technology of Star Trek was finally coming true, from Bluetooth headsets to iPads. It’s over now though, because our engineering prowess is being used to build things like …

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February 11, 2016 • News

How to “Brick” Any 64-bit iOS Device in 6 Easy Steps!

The folks on Reddit have uncovered what appears to be a flaw in the iOS code which will render any 64-bit iOS device (32 bit reportedly unaffected) unusable until the battery power is removed. This flaw occurs when the internal clock of the device is manually changed back to 1970 and then the device is …

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January 7, 2016 • News

The Bezalel Latitude Is the Most Innovative Case for Your iPhone

One thing that I’ve always wanted as an iPhone user is the ability to charge my device wirelessly. Lets be honest my fellow Apple device users.. we envy certain Android devices that have this capability.

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December 29, 2015 • News

Mujjo Brings You a Better Leather with Their Wallet Case

If you’ve ever used a wallet case, you know that there are many varieties of them, and although handy to carry your multiple cards, plenty of them make your already thin smartphone feel rather bulky. And Mujjo is attempting to rectify this with their leather wallet cases for your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus. …

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December 18, 2015 • Reviews

Add Some Personality to Your iPhone Case with SwitchEasy’s Monster Cases!

Switcheasy is known for making simple, minimalistic cases that not only protect your case, but keep the identity and beauty of your phone just as it would be without the protection. So when they sent me over their SwitchEasy Monsters Case for the iPhone 6s Plus I was pretty stoked to see that they updated the funky looking …

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December 17, 2015 • Reviews

iRig Acoustic Makes Mobile Guitar Recording Possible

Today’s technology brings many ways for musicians to record and play their instruments. These options are often expensive and difficult to use. IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Acoustic to solve this issue. The iRig Acoustic ($49.99) is a high quality microphone pickup system that allows acoustic guitar and ukulele players to record and play …

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December 16, 2015 • Deals

Speck 40% Off Sale Ends Today!

Speck makes some of the most solid and best-fitting cases I’ve used. Today is the last day to save 40% on just about everything they offer – as well as receive free shipping which enables your gift to arrive in time for the December holiday.

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November 19, 2015 • Reviews

Mattel View-Master is a Blast from the Past

So many of us, especially as we enter the holiday season, fondly remember our favorite childhood toys – Barbie, G.I. Joe, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, Lite-Brite, Legos, etc. For me it was the View-Master, that handheld plastic stereoscopic viewer that connected me with exotic locations around the globe. Now Mattel has relaunched the View-Master for the …

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October 13, 2015 • Reviews

iGlaze napa iPhone 6+ and 6s+ Case Review

We all know one of the most important accessories for a phone is the case. I prefer a case that looks good of course, but it also has to provide protection while not adding excessive bulk. Why have a beautiful device and slap a giant, ugly box case on it? Will the iGlaze napa from …

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October 7, 2015 • Rants and Raves

An Android User’s Thoughts on iOS: Likes and Dislikes

I’ve been an Android user ever since I received a G1 as a gift. I’ve only ever had Android phones and tablets, so I haven’t had a lot of exposure to iOS. When my workplace offered us a phone for work use, I had a choice between a Galaxy Note 4, a Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6.

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September 30, 2015 • News

Is a $300 Savings on a Smartphone Worth It to YOU?

I asked the Gear Diary team a question last night: if you had an additional $300, how would you spend it? The reason I asked, was that $300 seemed to be the average cost difference between an iPhone/Galaxy phone, and the new Nexus phones (Nexii?) and the Moto X Pure; was it enough to lure switchers?

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September 23, 2015 • Reviews

Jamstik+ The Smart Guitar Review

When I started playing the guitar in the early 80’s, I dreamed of having a cool electric guitar with some cool technology. It is now 2015 and I have now played a small, portable guitar that connects to my smartphone and tablet. The Jamstik+ is a wireless, compact MIDI guitar that needs no tuning and …

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September 18, 2015 • How to Do It Yourself!

iPhone 6 Plus Heating Up & Battery Draining After iOS 9.0 Update? Do This

Like many, I eagerly updated to iOS 9.0 when it became publicly available. My iPad Air 2 updated with no issues, but my iPhone 6 Plus developed two major problems: the battery would drain to 55% or worse within an hour or so, and my iPhone was hot all the time — not just when …

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August 21, 2015 • News

Apple Launches iSight Camera Replacement Program for Your iPhone 6 Plus

If by chance you were in the small group of iPhone 6 Plus purchasers that have a faulty iSight rear camera, you’ll be happy to know that today Apple launched a program that might put a new iSight Camera in your hand, free of charge.

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August 19, 2015 • Reviews

Fuse Chicken BOBINE AUTO Car and Desk Dock Review: Flexible and Tough

Greg recently reviewed the Fuse Chicken TITAN, which he called the “toughest Lightning cable on the market”; based on what I’ve experienced with the BOBINE AUTO, I’d say that he’s correct.

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August 13, 2015 • Rants and Raves

Apple’s Backup and Restore Process Ruined My Apple Watch Health Streak

One thing kept me up until the early hours of the morning: attempting to figure out exactly what was the issue is between my Apple Watch and my iPhone’s Activity app. I didn’t get answers, and Apple needs to give one.

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July 9, 2015 • Gear Bits

iOS 9 Public Beta Available Now

Apple just released public betas of both  iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. There’s no requirement to be a developer or do anything except visit this link to sign up with your Apple ID. Before loading this (or any) beta software  be certain you have a complete backup of your data. This is the fourth beta release of …

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