Deals: mbeat 6-in-1 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

If you have a MacBook, you have to make the most of a little when it comes to ports. With the 2016 and 17 models only having two USB-Cs on board, adapters and dongles are a necessity to connect USB-A devices and SD and MicroSD Cards.

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Is Apple Really Planning to Give Away its New Streaming Shows?

Apple working on its own original shows and video content is one of the worst kept secrets in both tech and Hollywood right now. Their intentions were revealed with the mediocre Planet of the Apps and the somewhat better longer-form version of Carpool Karaoke, which is still alive and kicking. However, while these two trial balloons have been out there for all to see, all of Hollywood has been hearing the names of well-known actors, producers, and show-runners attached to projects that Apple has secured for future release and taking notice of just how serious they are about this new venture.

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Deals: M2 Square USB-C & Quick Charge 3.0 Charger

Not all “fast chargers” are created equal. Take a look at the specs, and you will often find shortcomings, such as one port being underpowered. This is not the case with the M2 Square USB-C & Quick Charge 3.0 Charger. This charger can charge two devices quickly without breaking a sweat.

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How Will USB-C Work on the iPad Pro?

After another round of leaks and software data mining, it looks like the iPad Pro’s rumored switch from a Lightning Port to USB-C is all but confirmed. This shift is a big deal, as it moves the iPad Pro lineup more in line with Apple’s notebook computers than its smartphones. When you consider that the lower-cost iPad still has Lightning, this becomes an even more notable distinction between devices.

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Bloomberg Businessweek and Apple are Playing an Interesting Game of Chicken

Last week, I wrote about Bloomberg Businessweek’s big story claiming that servers from the company Super Micro used by Apple, Amazon, and others had hardware modifications made to their motherboards. These reported modifications were supposedly made by hackers from the Chinese military, and the tiny added chips would make the servers vulnerable to hacking by opening backdoors for other servers to get trusted access or to inject code remotely. Bloomberg cited multiple sources from the US  Intelligence community, from Amazon, and even three from within Apple.

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Deals: CASA Hub PDC601 USB-C Power Adapter

If you own pretty much any modern ultrabook besides a Microsoft Surface, then you likely have at least one USB-C port on your laptop. If you own a new Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro, then you are all in on the USB-C dongle life, whether you like it or not. As for me, I’m not too far off with my new Lenovo Yoga 720, as it has 2 USB-Cs and 1 USB 3.0 port.

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Remembering Steve Jobs Seven Years Later

Sometimes events just stick with you. Often it’s because of how earth-shattering  or momentous they are. Most of you likely remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on 9/11/2001. I certainly do. However, sometimes we remember the details of events for other reasons. A combination of significance and timing can stick with you years later. Because of the latter, I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard that Steve Jobs had passed away on October 5, 2011.

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Open Season on Apple: Bloomberg and Others Take Aim

Any time there is an Apple hardware release, the vultures hover above, waiting for the tiniest sliver of fresh meat. As such, a new “gate” is lurking around every corner. It doesn’t matter how big the sample size of users is or what percentage of devices are affected, you can bet Gordon Kelly and Ewan Spence will be giving you daily updates with headlines containing phrases like “nasty surprise,” and “serious problem.”

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Deals: COWIN 6110 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The COWIN 6110 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is designed for on-the-go listening, but don’t let its compact size fool you. With powerful 45mm drivers and 16 watts of enhanced bass, this ultra-portable speaker packs a punch. You can take your favorite playlists to go with up to 10 hours of crisp Bluetooth 4.1 audio, and thanks to the COWIN’s ultra-durable aluminum alloy shell, you can trust that it will keep up even when the going gets rough.

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Chirp is the Perfect App for the Apple Watch Series 4 Screen

With the new Series 4, Apple finally has its act together when it comes to the Watch running apps. The Series 3 brought the speed up to par, and the latest evolution brings even more in that department and pairs it with a dynamite screen. Unfortunately, the situation for developers was so poor in the Watch’s infancy that many of them bailed before things got interesting.

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A New iPhone, a New Controversy. Is it Legitimate This Time?

I did my typical news sweep this morning and was greeted with something incredibly familiar. There is a new iPhone “gate,” this time related to charging. Evidently, there are some users who are having problems charging their devices if they plug the lightning cable while they are in standby with the screen off.

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