An Apple Watch Story That Hits Home For Me

There was a story in People magazine two days ago referencing the Apple Watch’s heath features that really caught my eye. These kinds of stories are nothing new, as the Watch is now capable of monitoring and tracking all sorts of different variables and has been credited with saving many lives. However, this particular story is different.

This time the Apple Watch didn’t save a life, but it definitely enhanced it. It didn’t assist in detecting a life-threatening disease, but it did help a young man deal with struggles that he lives with every day. This story is about Sam Bennett, who has autism, and his father Scott.

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Deals: MK75 Multi-Connection Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Tablet/Smartphone

If you prefer a typing experience from a bygone era, when keys were tall and travel was smooth and easy, then do we have just the throwback for you.

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The Real and the Click Bait of the Apple Card and Gender Bias

Nothing in tech bleeds like a negative Apple headline, so when David Heinemeier Hansson’s tweet storm over his wife Jamie’s disproportionately low credit limit with the Apple Card went viral, everyone immediately jumped on it. Most have probably already heard about this story, as it quickly gained traction outside of the tech world in the mainstream news, but in case you haven’t, Ms Heinemeier Hansson was given a much lower credit limit than her husband when applying for an Apple Card, despite sharing accounts with her husband, having a better credit rating and having a longer established credit history.

Sometimes these kinds of viral stories are meaningless, but this one definitely isn’t. There is a real issue here and a real debate to be had at the heart of it. Unfortunately, 80-90% of the media coverage you get from a story like this tends to be pure click bait. Let’s try to cut through some of that, shall we?

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Deals: GO-TOUGH Reinforced MFi Lightning Cable

If you own an iPhone, it’s good to have at least one heavy-duty Lightning Cable in your possession, as Apple’s cables can hold up to charging at your bedside table for a couple of years at best. This reinforced cable from GO-TOUGH fits the bill and then some, even coming with caps to protect each end of the cable when not in use.

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The New 16″ MacBook Pro May Arrive Tomorrow

Mark Gurman goes on these streaks of Apple reporting sometimes. He will string together articles over the course of multiple days leaking all kinds of goodies. He is at it again right now, as after spilling the beans on Apple’s upcoming AR plans yesterday (which I also wrote about here), Mr Gurman delivered the goods on the new 16″ MacBook Pro today.

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New Apple Hardware Rumors From All Sides Today

First off, a new Bloomberg report that covers multiple items lead off by saying that Apple will release a new iPad Pro in the first half of next year. This echoes an earlier report from Ming-Chi Kuo also talking about a new Pro coming in the first quarter of next year. When the rumors that a new high-end tablet would come in October didn’t materialize, Kuo’s information gained credibility. Joined by the likes of Marc Gurman, now this seems to be a very credible release timeline.

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Taking the New Beats Solo Pro Headphones For a Spin


As I said in one of my previous articles on the new AirPods Pro, I don’t have a lot of past experience with active noise cancelling or reducing headphones. Because of this, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first got them. Just like many others, I have been very impressed with how much sound they block for their small size and how much more immersive the listening experience is because of that.

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Deals: iKlips II Lightning iOS Flash Drive

Lightning Flash Drives and dual connector flash drives may seem like less of a necessity now that Apple has eased up on the reigns when it comes to external storage. However, if you still have a Lightning-based Apple device, then such a flash drive will work perfectly with the new external storage features in iOS 13 and will also do away with the need for an external dongle.

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Apple’s New Apple Card iPhone Promotion May Just Be the Beginning

One of the few surprises during Apple’s earnings call last week was Tim Cook revealing a brand new deal for iPhone buyers that fits perfectly into its new focus on services. New iPhone purchasers can get 0% interest for two years on a new iPhone using an Apple Card.

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Deals: Joyroom 2-in-1 Dual Headphone & Charger Adapter

Even though I use my AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones for the most part these days, there are still times when it’s necessary to use wired headphones or aux cords. Unfortunately, that means using an adapter with the last two generations of the iPhone. That also means choosing between audio and charging without the right adapter.

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Living With the AirPods Pro: Working Hard

Week one with the new AirPods Pro has been really good, overall. They basically take all of the strengths of the original AirPods and add to them in meaningful ways. Because of this, Apple’s newest earbuds have received almost universal praise, with only repairability and difficulty in recycling them being the only major complaints. My own experience is pretty close, so far.

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