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October 5, 2016 • News

Google Pixel XL 128 GB Smartphone Goes Out of Stock Less Than 24 Hours After Unveiling

Less than 24 hours after being unveiled, the Google Pixel XL 128 GB is officially out of stock. The phone, Google’s first attempt at managing the design process, had been widely criticized as too expensive.

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October 4, 2016 • Reviews

ChargeHub X7 Puts You in ‘Charge’ of All of Your Devices

If your family is anything like ours, technology seems to have taken over. And not just in a small way, but we each have at least two devices to our names now. Keeping the batteries alive in these technological wonders is occupying more of our time as well and the new ChargeHub X7 wants to …

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October 4, 2016 • Reviews

The Moto Z Droid: Mods Make It Yours

There has been quite a bit of excitement around the idea of modular phones this year; LG’s G5 introduced their take on modules with their “Friends” collection, and Moto has taken it a step further with their Moto Mods for the Moto Z line. Let’s take a look …

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September 29, 2016 • Reviews

Chant Sport from House of Marley Brings Big Sound

Crisp, clean audio is something I love and demand while listening to my favorite tunes. The new era of Bluetooth connected audio devices not only makes us wireless, but they can also sound pretty good. I recently had the opportunity to review the Chant Sport from House of Marley. The speaker costs $89.99 and doesn’t …

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September 27, 2016 • Reviews

X-Doria Clearvue Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Is a Simple, Elegant Solution

What’s the first thing you buy after purchasing a new iPhone?  A new iPhone case of course!  Even before my iPhone 7 Plus showed up, I purchased the X-Doria Clearvue case and had it waiting for me at home.  What drew me to the X-Doria Clearvue was the fact that it was small, light, and …

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September 23, 2016 • Reviews

ROAM ROPES Wireless Earphones & EQ Engine: Music the Way You Want to Hear It

Not that Bluetooth earphones and headphones weren’t already growing more and more popular, but Apple’s removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has all but ensured that this is the direction mobile audio has headed. Do you have a favorite set of Bluetooth earphones or headphones yet? I’m still trying to decide. Lately, I’ve been using ROAM …

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September 20, 2016 • Reviews

CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Liquid Screen Protector: Scratch Resistant, Water-Repellant, Bubble-Free, & Antibacterial

While at IFA, I managed to drop my phone not once, but three times — face-down. This chipped the glass protector I was using to the point that I was worried I might cut myself on it, so I removed it. I’m trying something new now, the CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Liquid Screen Protector.

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September 19, 2016 • News

Apple iPhone 7 Store Pickup Now Live for Normals

If you weren’t enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program (IUP), then until now you’ve had to make do with walking into an Apple store and hoping to secure an iPhone 7 — or placing an online order which took at least 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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September 18, 2016 • Reviews

808’s Ear Canz Are an Affordable Wireless Pair of Headphones That Arrived Just in Time

If you are gearing up to get your new iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, or just enjoy wireless headphones, but don’t want to spend a small fortune, you should check out 808’s Audio Ear Canz.

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September 17, 2016 • News

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple Store Stock Checker

Did you miss out on the preorders for the iPhone 7 launch? If so, Apple is slowly rolling out reserve and pick-up for those who are in their upgrade program as well as those not in the upgrade program who are hoping to get lucky and order a phone online for in-store pickup.

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September 16, 2016 • Reviews

Ventev Cables and Accessories Are Built for Mobile Life On the Go

Cables that charge and sync our mobile devices are a must. Unfortunately, the cables most companies include with their devices tend to be rather delicate; that’s where Ventev comes in. Ventev offers a number of different cables that can meet all your mobile needs. They get the job done and will last for a good …

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September 15, 2016 • News

T-Mobile Customer Alert: Hold Off on That iOS 10 Upgrade

Attention T-Mobile and Telstra customers who are contemplating an iOS upgrade to the latest version 10. Don’t. At least not yet. According to several online reports the upgrade might cause connectivity issues with your phone. T-Mobile is supposed to be issuing a fix within the week.

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September 13, 2016 • Reviews

Bellabeat Leaf Urban: Sleep, Exercise, Meditate, and Stay Healthy

One of the things that so many health trackers have in common is that they look exactly like what they are — utilitarian step counters worn on our wrists. All of them track steps, many track sleep, and some throw a few extra tricks in to sweeten the package. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban tracks steps, sleep, …

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September 13, 2016 • News

Master & Dynamic Has Released a New Set of Earphones That You Need

If you’re a fan of Master & Dynamic’s awesome headphones and are searching for a new pair, you’ll be happy to know that starting today their already popular ME05 earphones are available in a new color!

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September 13, 2016 • News, Reviews

Apple’s Lightning Dock for the iPhone 7 Is Just a Coaster Giving You the Finger

So here’s the thing about this iPhone 7 launch , and any other launch by Apple of this magnitude. I always end up making a host of impulse buys that probably won’t be necessary two months down the line. This trend continues with the new Black Lightning Dock for the iPhone 7.

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September 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Jackery Titan 20,100mAh Portable Battery Review

I’ve just returned from IFA, and one of the most invaluable tools that I brought with me was the Jackery Titan 20,100mAh portable battery. Used with the Jackery Jewel Lightning Cable that I recently reviewed, I was never without power and I could go days without recharging the battery pack.

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September 9, 2016 • News

The Tech Holy Wars Need to Stop

Unless you were buried under a rock you know there was an Apple event this week and the debates about who is better have reared their head yet again. Who did this first. Who did what first. I won’t ever buy a phone without X. Most of them are complete crap. The tech holy wars …

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September 7, 2016 • News

X-Doria Releases New Super Defensive iPhone 7 Cases

X-Doria is a company with tons of products that I personally enjoy, and they have come out swinging with four iPhone 7 cases for both models: Defense Lux($49.99), Defense Shield ($39.99), Stash ($34.99), ImpactPro ($24.99) and the Rumble ($29.99). All five cases come in multiple colors, but each have something unique that sets them apart: …

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September 7, 2016 • News

Scosche Hasn’t Forgotten About the Aux Cord Lovers

What if you need a new Aux Cable for your vehicle now that you have plans of getting the iPhone 7? SCOSCHE has your back!   If you looked at the Apple keynote with a side eye because they have effectively ripped the headphone jack out of the iPhone 7,  and now you will have …

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September 7, 2016 • News

Moshi Is Already Ahead of the Game with Their iPhone 7 Products

Today has been a GREAT day for Apple, and an even greater day for quality third-party accessory makers like Moshi who have announced their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accessory collection for Apple’s latest flagship. Moshi has officially launched nine cases and three screen protectors that are tailor made for the latest and …

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September 7, 2016 • Editorials

Today’s Apple Event Will Likely Reveal Just How Much Apple Has Changed Since Tim Cook Took Over as CEO

Apple’s September event is an annual ritual that many of us look forward to each fall. We expect to see new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and, hopefully, a surprise. And, if rumors are true, we will see just how much Apple has changed in recent years, but the evidence will not be Apple removing …

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