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March 12, 2015 • News

iOS 8.3 Beta Is Open to the Public! [Download]

Apple recently released a public beta for iOS 8.3 that anyone can sign up to check out. Prior to today, you had to be a part of Apple’s Beta Software Program which was open to developers only at the time. But as of today, the iOS 8.3 Beta operating system is now open to all …

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March 9, 2015 • Editorials, News

Late to the iPhone 6 Plus Party? 5 Reasons I Love It, 5 Reasons I Don’t!

When a hot tech product launches, everyone rushes to get it, all tech sites scramble to review it right away … but often that is the last anyone hears about it. But with updates so easy to process now, more and more products mature nicely over time. Now 5 months post-launch I have an iPhone 6 …

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March 6, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Get Ready for Summer with the Pear Training Intelligence Kit

With warm weather allegedly on the horizon, it is time to start getting out and getting into shape. Pear Sports has developed a $99.95 kit turning your iPhone or Android phone into a training station. With heart rate monitoring and knowing your fitness goals, the app will use real-time coaching to help you meet your …

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March 4, 2015 • Editorials

Do You Pick Gadgets Based on the Accessories?

This week’s flurry of news and smartphone announcements, combined with the impending launch of the Apple Watch, has me thinking a great deal about my next phone. Now, Android versus iOS versus Windows Phone is one part of the debate, but even when I narrow it down there’s another piece: how many accessories are out …

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March 2, 2015 • News

VLC for iOS Returns! The Do-All Media Player for All Devices

After being pulled from the App Store in 2011, and a brief return before being removed in 2014, the popular open source media player “VLC for iPhone” is now back! VLC allows you to play nearly every kind of video format you can possibly think of.

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February 25, 2015 • News

Get the Most Out of your iPhone’s Control Center with Return

Coming soon to the ModMYI repo on Cydia is RETURN, a tweak by the Developer of Boxy 2, and certified minimalist William Vabrinskas. What Return does is simply display the most recently opened apps above your Control Center. This of it as your Control Centers App Switcher. And for someone who tends to use my …

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February 25, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Prong Introduces the PWR Case for iPhone 5 & iPhone 6

Today, Prong revealed their PWR Case is now available for the iPhone 6 through pre-orders on IndieGoGo, and will also begin shipping the iPhone 5/5S PWR Case to fulfill pre-orders.

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February 21, 2015 • Reviews

Henge Docks Gravitas Review with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Inserts

The Henge Docks Gravitas for iOS devices is, by far, my favorite phone and tablet dock. The problem is that the review unit came wasn’t designed for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Fortunately Henge Docks has the Life After Device program and is rolling out new inserts that work with current devices. That means …

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February 17, 2015 • How to Do It Yourself!

Jailbreak That iPhone: Why I Chose Freedom for My Device

As an iPhone holder since the iPhone 4S, I’ve always wanted one thing from my Apple device, freedom. Coming from an HTC Thunderbolt, which at the time was innovative (unlimited data? Who does THIS anymore!?), which at the time I had rooted courtesy of the Cyanogen jailbreak.

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January 28, 2015 • Editorials, News

Doomed Apple Manages to Circle the Drain for One More Fiscal Quarter

We all know that Apple is doomed… it must be, people have been saying so since the Mac vs. PC days of the late 1980s. In spite of their inevitable demise, Apple chose yesterday to announce that it had exceeded profit and revenue estimates while selling 74.5 million iPhones and 21.4 million iPads last quarter.

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January 13, 2015 • Reviews

Pivotal Life 1 Fitness Tracker Review

If you've been looking for a fitness tracker, your budget is probably in the $50 to $150 range. That's reasonable for a connected pedometer/fitness data collector, but Pivotal Living disagrees. They see the value of fitness tracking in the service, not the hardware, so they sell a subscription model instead. $12 gets you one year …

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January 8, 2015 • News

Satechi Announces the BT Button Series for Hands Free Phone Action

I admit, as much as I love my 7 year old Prius, I get a little jealous hearing about the amazing ways smartphones are being integrated with newer cars. Satechi clearly feels my pain, and they’ve come up with a much more cost effective solution than a brand new car in their newly announced BT …

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December 10, 2014 • Reviews

Marshall Headphones iPhone 5S Case Review

The name Marshall is usually held in high regards with most musicians. The iconic amplifier and headphone brand has been cranking out epic sound as long as instruments have been electrified. They currently offer an iPhone 5S case for just $20. You can now wrap your iPhone in the look and feel of the famous …

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December 9, 2014 • Reviews

OtterBox Alpha Glass Privacy Screen Protector Review: No More Nosey-Rosies!

Have you ever sat on a plane catching up on email, Facebooking (yay inflight WiFi!), or watching a movie, only to realize that the guy sitting next to you was stealing glances at your screen? If you believe that the items on your phone are meant for your eyes only, then you need an OtterBox Alpha Glass Privacy Screen Protector.

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November 9, 2014 • News

Finally – Apple Introduces Online iMessage Deregistration Tool

It  took a little over 3 years, but Apple has introduced an iMessage deregistration tool allowing iPhone users who’ve moved away from iOS the ability to deregister their number from being connected to iMessage within Apple’s servers.  If you’ve gone from iPhone to Android (or any other platform), you might’ve encountered problems continuing to receive text messages from iPhone friends.

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November 6, 2014 • Reviews

Casetify Review: Turn Your Photos into Cases

With the excitement of receiving my iPhone 6 plus, I knew immediately I had to put a case on it. It just so happened that a review opportunity arose from Casetify for a custom case made with my photos. Using the Casetify iPhone app, I was easily able to produce my own custom case. Let’s take …

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October 7, 2014 • News

Is Your iPhone 5 Screen Lifting Up and Away?

Due to a problem with my billing address and the popularity of the iPhone 6+, I have to wait another month to get my phone. That isn’t a huge problem in the grand scheme of things, except I have an issue with my iPhone 5 screen lifting! The top side of my screen is literally lifting away from the …

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September 27, 2014 • News

Consumer Reports Takes On ‘BendGate’ with Science … Finds NO #BendGate

By now anyone who follows technology – and many who don’t – has heard about #BendGate, the term coined after a video showed how easy it was to bend and distort the iPhone 6/6+. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised – they are incredibly thin and light with an elongated aspect ratio. But is #bendgate REAL? Consumer Reports …

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September 23, 2014 • Editorials, Rants and Raves

Top 10 Reasons I Switched from the 5.7″ Galaxy Note 3 back to the iPhone 5

A few weeks ago I bought a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on a great deal, and wanted to see if it would be possible to use it to replace my iPhone AND iPad, much as I would try to do with an iPhone 6+. As usual I went ‘all in’ with my attempt …

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September 20, 2014 • Reviews

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case Video Review

I woke up at 2:55am EST when iPhone 6 pre-orders began. I placed my order and was asleep ten minutes later. Of course, AT&T completely screwed up, and my phone won’t come for weeks. Fortunately, Wayne posted on a different way to shop, and I have an iPhone 6 Plus AND an Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather …

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September 19, 2014 • Reviews

iPhone 6 Plus – First Impressions of This Mobile Goliath

So, I got my iPad Mini today!  Oh, that’s embarrassing … I mean, I got my iPhone 6 Plus today.  Any which way you slice it, the iPhone 6 Plus is a large phone.  In fact, I’ve been referring to it as my new “gigantic iPhone” all day.  Keep reading to hear my iPhone 6 …

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