How to Use AirPlay with the iPhone and iPad

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AirPlay revolutionized how Apple users present graphics, slide shows and watch video. The feature in iOS works with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad connected to the same Wi-Fi network as an Apple TV. AirPlay also works with newer Macs. Using third-party software, older Macs can stream their screens to an Apple TV. One utility […]

SugarSync Cutting Off Free Users Feb 8

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After a nice run as the go-to file syncing service for many users, free-loading SugarSync customers must pay up or get out starting February 8, 2014. The service sent out an email to customers yesterday stating that on that date, SugarSync will end their free service. That means people who don’t want to pay will […]

Reclouder an Awesome iPhone Recorder with Expensive In-App Purchases

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I use my iPhone or Android phone to record audio notes and to keep mileage records. Reclouder became my goto app for this purpose on my iPhone because it backs up audio recordings to iCloud and comes with a simple interface that lets me start recording quickly. Unfortunately, the app requires some in-app purchases to get […]

iHome iDL100 Triple Charging Dock with Lightning Connectors Review

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We took the opportunity to take another look of the refreshed version of iHome’s nice dock called the iHome iDL100 Triple Charging Dock, an upgrade over the iDL45 that we reviewed earlier. iHome makes nice charging and audio accessories, first for Apple products, but now for other devices. We reviewed the iHome iDL45 Dual Charging […]

Apple Siri Dock Patent Would Pit Siri Against Xbox One

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Apple, who seems to patent every idea their engineers think about, applied for an Apple Siri dock patent that would potentially bring Siri to the living room through a device called a “smart dock”. The dock would continuously listen for a user’s voice commands, like the Xbox Kinect that comes with the new Xbox One. […]

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds Review

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Bluetooth headsets provide convenience but often at the cost of sound quality. The refreshed Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds give users both quality and convenience in a comfortable and useful set of earbuds. In our review of the original version of these earbuds our editor called them a great accessory for iPad and tablet […]

Amazon Offers 50GB of Storage Free with Some Android Phones

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Amazon is offering a holiday deal for anyone buying Android phones. They’re offering Amazon Cloud Drive storage. That normally gives users 5GB of free storage to anyone who signs up for an Amazon account, but they’ll bump that total to 50GB for one year after customers buy a qualifying Android phone. Users can download a […]

Applebees Embraces Presto Tablets for Ordering and Entertainment

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Applebees restaurants will start to use tablets as a tool for ordering some wings, a steak and those awesome blonde brownies in 2014 when they install 100,000 Presto Tablets in restaurants. Diners can also pay their check, play some games and then post it all to Facebook using the tablets. Customers can use the Presto […]

Nexus 10: 3 Reasons ChromeOS Makes Sense

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With refreshes for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, the tablet world awaits a new Nexus 10 tablet, especially after Apple slimmed down the iPad Air. Pundits at GigaOm and Pocketables suggested that Google should refresh the Nexus 10 and use ChromeOS. It sounds crazy, but putting ChromeOS on a tablet makes a lot of sense for a three […]

Kensington KeyFolio Pro for iPad Air Review

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The Kensington KeyFolio Pro for iPad Air updated the former KeyFolio Pro for iPad to make it fit the new size and thickness of the smaller lighter iPad Air released last month from Apple. We wanted to find out if the keyboard case could keep up its strengths to make it as compelling a keyboard […]

How to Use iTunes Radio

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When Apple released iTunes Radio earlier this year, they brought streaming music to iOS and iTunes users. iTunes Radio competes with Rdio, Spotify, Pandora and Google Play All Access Music. While each of those offers a free version, they also let users pay a monthly fee to get ad-free music. Apple’s iTunes Radio comes with […]

5 Technologies That Inspire Thanksgiving

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As the United States pauses before the sprint towards the holidays, here’s a list of the five technologies that inspired a strong sense of thanksgiving this year. These five things stand out this year because they changed the way I work, live or play. All of these things became nearly indispensable in a first-world way. None […]

Kensington CornerCase for iPad Air Fits Smart Cover Perfectly

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The Apple iPad Smart Cover got a slight redesign thanks to the smaller size of the new iPad Air, so people will need to get new backs to cover the naked iPad and Smart Cover combination. The Kensington CornerCase for iPad Air fits the new design well and works with the Smart Cover perfectly to […]

Clumsy Ninja for iPad: A Cute Game Ruined by In-app Purchases

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When a fun game like Clumsy Ninjas comes along it often grabs our fancy and becomes terribly addictive, but then later disappoints thanks to the terrible blight of in-app purchases. Clumsy Ninja could keep a casual gamer’s attention for hours, but the gamer will need to pay over and over for the fun. First, lets look at […]

StandScan Pro Mobile Lightbox Turns Phone Into Scanner

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StandScan Pro doesn’t seem like much until you scan a document or take a photo of a small object. Made of nothing more than lightweight cardboard and some LEDs hooked up to one of three power sources, the StandScan easily tucks into a computer bag or briefcase taking little space when broken down. StandScan folds […]

IN1Case Multi-tool Utility Case for iPhone 5s Review

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In the old days we carried a pocket knife. Then later multi-tools became popular. Now IN1case hopes the iPhone case will replace both of them with their IN1case Multi-tool Utility Case. It houses all the tools in a nice case with a kickstand that fits both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. This black slider […]

Adobe Photoshop Black Friday Deal Arrives for Just $10 a Month

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Adobe chose to offer its expensive Photoshop Photography Program, part of their Cloud Creative service. The Photography Program includes Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Behance and online storage. Adobe lowered the normal price of $29.99/month to just $10/month for the next two weeks as a digital Black Friday deal for the powerful image editing and photo organization […]

Qualcomm Toq Coming Dec 2nd for $349.99

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Qualcomm jumped into a the smartwatch market announcing the release of their Qualcomm Toq smartwatch on December 2nd. This space started heating up this fall with rumors of watches coming from Google and Apple, with what everyone’s calling the iWatch now. Other companies already offer a smartwatch, including the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which only works […]

Staad Backpack from WaterField Designs Review

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The Staad Backpack from WaterField Designs looks great and feels comfortable while wearing it, even with a load stored inside. The style of this computer backpack reminds one of something worn by an old west courier during the 1800s frontier days. The bag offers a lot of room and comes in two sizes. WaterField Designs created […]