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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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June 4, 2015 • Reviews

EasyAcc 3200mAh Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 Provides Double Duty

The batteries in new devices seem to be stabilizing in daily life span, but continued use still takes a toll on the stored energy. Accessory companies like EasyAcc offers solutions to this power dilemma with items like the 3200mAh Extended Battery Case. This unit provides double duty as an everday protective case while more than …

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May 22, 2015 • Reviews

Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus Review

Keeping your phone going for a whole day of heavy use can sometimes be a chore, and while USB power packs are common, battery backpacks like the Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus can be a more convenient option. Rather than tethering your phone to a battery with a USB cable, the Mophie Juice …

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May 4, 2015 • Reviews

Ventev Toughglass Colorframe: Stylish Protection for your iPhone 6 (Updated)

Since the day I brought my new iPhone 6 home I have had a screen protector on it. And until the other day when I received some new screen protection to review I had not realized just how scratched my original screen protector was. Out with the old, in with the new, in the form …

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April 20, 2015 • Reviews

Totallee’s Scarf Case for iPhone 6 Plus Is BARELY There

I’ve been through plenty of cases, but one thing that I always look for is the minimalism. There’s so many options; waterproof, shock-protection, you name it. But one that honestly intrigued me, the guy who wants ultimate protection, is labeled the “thinnest”. And I like it. At only 0.355mm thin (yes, it’s truly that thin), Totallee’s …

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April 14, 2015 • News

Apple’s Released the First Beta of iOS 8.4

It looks as if Apple is going to have a beta going at all times. With less than a week since 8.3 was released, Apple has already released the beta for iOS 8.4.

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April 11, 2015 • News

Thanks to iOS 8.3, Sprint Customers Can Make Calls Over WiFi

Thanks to the most recent iOS 8.3 update pushed by Apple earlier in the week, if you have an iPhone on the Sprint Network, you’ll be able to actually make calls over Wi-Fi, for free.

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April 10, 2015 • Reviews

Loop Straitjacket iPhone 6 Case Review – Perfectly Minimal

I hate phone cases, but know for most people they are a real need – and for our kids we mandated full-protection cases when we got iPhones a few years ago. I’ve reviewed cases before, and promptly removed them! So having Loop Straitjacket STILL on my iPhone for more than two months after installing it …

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April 9, 2015 • News

Apple releases iOS 8.3 With Wireless CarPlay, Diverse Emojis, and more

After being in beta for a little over two months, Apple has decided to release iOS 8.3 today, which include some MAJOR new features and enhancements, and of course, the obvious bug fixes.

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April 3, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The SAFE Wallet Is an Innovative Approach to the Wallet Case

If you’ve been looking to minimize the things you carry in your pockets, and are a fan of wallet cases for your phone, you might be interested in the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet Case for the iPhone 6 that was just successfully funded, pulling in over $22,000 over at KickStarter.

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March 27, 2015 • News

Could a Jailbreak for iOS 8.2 Come This Saturday?

A little over a week ago, Apple pushed their iOS 8.2 update to the public, and many jailbreakers, including myself were left wondering if we would see Cydia on our iDevices if we updated.

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March 23, 2015 • News

Layout App Is Instagram’s latest Stand-Alone App for iPhone

Looks like Instagram is taking a cue from Facebook and releasing more apps for their major app by debuting their standalone Layout app that essentially does most of what competing app, PicStitch already does.

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March 17, 2015 • News

Apple Reportedly Gearing Up for Online Television Service

In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple seems to be in the talks to launch an slimmed-down online television service which would have around 25 channels with some major names like ABC, CBS, and Fox, and heavy hitter cable channels like E!, and Syfy.

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March 15, 2015 • News

The Scarf is the Thinnest Case for the iPhone 6/6+

For those of you who enjoy the feel of a naked iPhone, but still want a bit of protection with minimum bulk, you may be in luck. California based accessory maker Totallee has “The Scarf”, the World’s thinnest case.

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March 13, 2015 • Reviews

Incipio’s Trina Turk iPhone 6 Plus Case Review: Beautiful Protection

It’s not often that you’ll come across a case for the iPhone 6 Plus that is protective, svelte, fashionable, and reasonably priced, but the Trina Turk iPhone case line accomplishes all that and more. Wisely leaving their base case production to the very accomplished folks at Incipio, these cases feature Trina Turk‘s eye-pleasing patterns.

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