iPad Air Available at Best Buy on Release Day at 8 AM

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On Friday, November 1, Apple will release the new iPad Air at their stores, online, through many wireless carriers and at retail partners like Best Buy. We learned that Best Buy plans to open early next Friday and offer the new tablet to customers, much like they’ve done in the past. Here’s what you need […]

iWork Pages, Numbers and Keynote Update: First Look Review

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At the Apple Keynote this week, the team unveiled new hardware like the iPad Air, an iPad mini with a retina display, new MacBook Pros and a Mac Pro. Couched between all of those expensive devices, the company also finally updated the Mac iWork suite of office productivity apps, namely Pages, Numbers and Keynote. We downloaded […]

Apple By the Numbers October 2013 Edition

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Apple showed off some new devices from new MacBooks with Retina Displays for both the 13″ and 15″ models. They also re-announced the Mac Pro. Apple included in news of OSX Mavericks and updates to iLife and iWork. Finally, we learned about the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display. Before they took […]

iWork for iCloud Down, New Features Arriving Today

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Apple greeted users of iWork for iCloud who logged into the service this morning with a notice saying, “We’re updating Pages for iCloud!” Opening Numbers or Keynote showed the same error. The service lets users see the thumbnails of their documents, but when opening a document, the image below gets displayed. Could this notice mean […]

Apple Event Wish List: 5 Things We Want Today

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As Apple plans to announce some new tablets and possibly computers today at their iPad Announcement Event. We expect them to hopefully show off a new iPad mini 2 with Retina Display running a faster processor. Expect a new iPad 5 with a thinner form factor and more powerful processor as well. The larger iPad will […]

GreatShield LEGACY Series for iPhone 5s Others Review

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We like the GreatShield LEGACY Series for iPhone 5s because it’s a shock absorbing case with a kickstand on the back and a unique look. We get this all for a very low price. We tested out a couple of GreatShield’s LEGACY Series cases, including the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s version, as well as […]

AirCover Brings Security and Find My Phone to Android

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AirCover secures Android phones and tablets, protecting them from the increasing threat of malware. It also adds an Apple Find My Phone style of protection against theft or loss, and costs $20 per year. That’s a competitive subscription price in the growing Android security market. AirCover (free) compares favorably to Lookout Mobile, one of the most […]

iSpy Helicopter Review: Video Surveillance Controlled by iPhone or iPad

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The iSpy Helicopter flies using an iOS device as its controller while also shooting video. The helicopter comes with a small transmitter that plugs into the headphone port on an iOS device and transmits controls wirelessly. A micro-SD card slot records pictures and video while the user flies. It seems like it would entertain iPilots […]

Easy Controller-Control Center Adds the iOS 7 Feature to Android

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Many Android users may not like iOS 7 in general, but plenty of us love the new Control Center despite its security issues, so a developer quickly created a version for Android that works better than what Apple offers. Easy Controller-Control Center for Android slides up from the bottom of the screen and controls important settings […]

Amorz Extreme Stealth Lite Glass Screen Guard for iPhone 5s and Note 3

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Amorz announced the Amorz Extreme Stealth Lite Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. They call it the drill, hammer and lipstick tested screen protector for Apple’s new iPhone and the Note 3. We love tempered glass screen protectors because we get a coat of protection for our mobile […]

Why HTC One Still Beats Moto X Hardware

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The HTC came home with me almost a month ago and it’s still the best phone I’ve ever owned. After reading our review of the Moto X and comparing it to the Samsung Galaxy S4 I think it’s the best Android phone available today, even though HTC released it almost half a year ago now. […]

AT&T $5 Day Passes for iPads and Tablets Coming Soon

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AT&T wants to solve the problem of enticing tablet buyers who are reluctant to turn on their devices’ data connection feature by offering AT&T $5 day passes and a $25 prepaid plan with 1GB that expires after 3 months. Lots of people buy tablets and many of these tablets come with LTE radios built into […]

US Cellular Shared Data Plans Now Available

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Today US Cellular started offering shared data plans. Customers can sign up for US Cellular shared data plans, which gives families or businesses more than one device on an account. All users will shared a single allotment of data between them. People can get a plan for up to ten devices. Businesses can sign up […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Haswell Announced

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Acer wants us to believe their new Acer C720 Chromebook can perform like a premium laptop, thanks to the new Haswell based Celeron processor, but also offer amazing battery life lasting 8 hours. Let’s hope they can deliver. A new round of Chromebooks is showing up, starting with the HP Chromebook 11 and now Acer’s entry […]

What are iBeacons? And Why Should iPhone Users Care?

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When Apple launched iOS and the new iPhone 5s, they included a little talked about feature called iBeacons. They didn’t keep it a secret, but we didn’t hear as much about iBeacons as we did about the new fingerprint sensor, the gold version of the iPhone or the revved up processor. But if iBeacons takes […]

Prong PocketPlug Case Review: Charges iPhone 5s with Plug in Back

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The Prong PocketPlug fits the new iPhone 5s and older iPhone 5, and puts the AC wall plug in the back of the case so users don’t need to carry around a phone charger. People who own battery cases like the Mophie Juice Pack Plus will get the concept except for one thing: the case doesn’t include […]

HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean: First Impressions & New Features

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The HTC One finally delivered the promised HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update that brings improved notification area tools, integration between Instagram and Blinkfeed, various camera improvements and lock screen widgets, to name a few. We’ll look at the new features and see how well the HTC One handles the update. After two days with […]

AT&T 4G LTE Speed Tests in Rural America

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This week AT&T turned on their AT&T 4G LTE data network after years of waiting. Big cities in our area enjoyed LTE sooner, but rural North Carolina had to wait. I live between Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina, two cities with over 400,000 and just under 800,000 people. The population of Burke County with 12 […]

iPad mini and iPhone Beat Competition With Fastest Touchscreen Responsiveness

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In a test by an ad company, the iPad mini and the iPhone 5 trounced all competitors in a fight for the fastest touchscreen response time between tablets and smartphones. Each Apple product won their class in recent tests by Agawi, a firm specializing in ad creation. TouchMarks Touchscreen Benchmark tests the response time of touchscreens […]