How To Set a Passcode on the iPhone 5s Lock Screen

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How can a person secure their iPhone 5s with either a four-digit or more complex alpha-numeric passcode? A new iPhone 5s or one updated to a new version of iOS 7 or higher asks users to make a Passcode to secure the phone. This four-digit code locks people out of the phone so the person can’t […]

5 Best Ways to Watch or Listen to NASCAR While Mobile

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The Daytona 500 kicked off the 2014 NASCAR season with an exciting finish, especially for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fans. The season picks back up starting the first weekend in March in all three of the NASCAR series and fans will want to get their racing fix, even on the go. Here are the 5 best […]

Pebble Steel Review: 5 Reasons It’s Worth the Price

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The original Pebble Smartwatch launched with disappointing results, but Pebble improved the watch software and better apps surfaced, making the it more useful. Now the company’s second effort, the Pebble Steel, brings with it some improvements over the first Pebble that put Pebble ahead of the competition. The Pebble Steel smartwatch connects to a smartphone or […]

How To Always Get Walking Directions on iOS Maps

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The Maps app in iOS 7 on iPhone or iPad defaults to giving directions for drivers, but many people who don’t drive or who live in large cities where they almost always walk, will prefer walking directions. We’ll show users how to change the Maps app to offer walking directions on iOS maps by default. […]

10 iPad Settings to Change Today for a Better Experience

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When an iPad buyer gets their wonderful iPad mini or iPad Air home, they might eventually make their way to the iPad Settings screen and change a few things for a better experience. We wanted to share a few Settings that people usually don’t consider. Before continuing, connect the iPad to a computer via a […]

WaterField Designs Offers Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag

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WaterField Designs did it again with the Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag. This distressed leather bag looks great and will likely hold up like every other bag from WaterField Designs we’ve ever tested. The Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag ($335) will hold a 13-inch laptop or a tablet inside the bag along with other peripherals or […]

5 iPad mini Cases that Appeal to College Students

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Since my college kid came home for a semester, he’s been bored and looking for a job. I put him to work helping me test out some iPad mini cases. We searched high and low and found 5 iPad mini cases that he loved, and we think other college kids will like. These five iPad […]

5 Ways to Watch House of Cards on the Big Screen

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The 2nd season of the hit Netflix original series House of Cards hit the streaming video site on Valentines Day 2014. The service released the political thriller series with all thirteen episodes showing up at once, ready for fans of the show to binge watch it or view it leisurely via their smart phones, tablets, computers and […]

How to Use Personal Hotspot on iPad Air and iPad mini

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Using the Personal Hotspot feature on the Apple iPad Air or iPad mini can save users money and offer a convenient connection to their iPad’s wireless data. People who don’t want to use something like a Mi-Fi or Jetpack, which offers a mobile hotspot for up to 5-10 users, can serve up a connection without […]

Pebble Steel Unboxing Video and First Impressions

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Pebble’s had a busy week with the release of the Pebble App Stores for iOS and Android. They also started shipping the new Pebble Steel smartwatch last week. We got our hands on one of the early pre-order models and decided to unbox it on video for our readers. In the video below, viewers will […]

ASUS Chromebox Coming in March for $179

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As Chromebooks keep grabbing attention with low-cost hardware running on a browser-based ChromeOS, ASUS took the operating system in a new direction with the anticipated ASUS Chromebox starting at an amazing $179. The price alone makes this machine attractive. Add to that a Haswell-based processor, tiny form factor and plenty of ports for the desk […]

Lenovo Miix 2 8 First Impressions

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After looking at the great Windows 8 tablet deals, the $250 Lenovo Miix 2 8 looked like a steal for someone wanting to try Windows 8.1 on a small tablet. I hoped to use it on the go as a tablet, with a Bluetooth keyboard as a mini laptop replacement or hooked up to an external […]

Pebble App Store Makes it to Android in Beta Form

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Last week Pebble launched their new watch, the Pebble Steel. Yesterday we got the link to the iOS app store. Today Pebble announced the release of a beta version of the Pebble for Android app, which also comes with the new app store and a slew of watch faces and apps to run on the […]

Pebble App Store on iOS Launches with 1,000 Apps

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Last week Pebble shipped their new Pebble Steel Smartwatch. Today they released their new iOS app that includes the Pebble app store, which includes over 1,000 apps and watch faces for the Pebble. We showed you the app last week thanks to getting a chance to play with Pebble’s beta version. It works great, letting […]

5 Apps to Super Charge Your Super Bowl 48 Experience

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We want to help NFL fans save a ton of cash so they can enjoy the Super Bowl at home in their basement luxury box instead of paying $686,000 for one at Met Life Stadium. With these useful 5 utility apps that cost less than $5 combined, a fan can set up their HDTV and […]

3 Windows 8 Tablets at Prices You Can Afford

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The Microsoft Store slashed prices on several Windows 8 8-inch tablets to put them more in line with more popular devices like the Google Nexus 7 or iPad mini. We’ll take a look at what these 3 low-cost tablets and offer buyers advice on which way to go. The Google Nexus 7 comes in at […]

Chromebooks Could Take over Windows at Samsung Claims Sketchy Rumor

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A rumor surfaced this week that Samsung will cut the number of Windows Notebooks they plan to ship in 2014 to focus on Chromebook and the company won’t launch any new Windows notebooks in 2015 to focus on Chromebooks. According to a wild rumor from Digitimes, Samsung plans to ship seven million notebooks in 2014. The […]

Pebble Steel Launches, App Store Coming Soon

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One of the most interesting announcements from any tech company lately came from Pebble, the makers of the Pebble Smart Watch. They announced a new version of their smart watch along with the Pebble App Store that lets developers create useful apps for the Pebble Smart Watch that will work with both Android and iOS phones, […]

6 Best Calendar Apps for iPhone and iPad

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The built-in iOS calendar app offers only the basics for handling a person’s schedule, so we went looking for the best replacement calendar apps for iPhone and iPad. The six calendar apps include some that work only on the iPhone while others run natively on both the iPhone and iPad. We believe any of these […]

How to Add Grid Lines in the iOS 7 Camera

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As Apple improves the iPhone camera and iOS 7 makes it even more useful, there’s one technique that really improves iPhone camera photos. It’s called the “rule of thirds” and pro photographers use it to compose shots. Using the Rule of Thirds makes our photos look better than typical snapshots. We’ll show users how to create […]