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Apple’s New AirPods Studio May Have Entered Production

According to a recent report (paywalled, but confirmed by MacRumors here) from well-known supply chain analysts DigiTimes, Apple’s new AirPods Studio over the ear headphones have entered production. This comes on the heels of a report from The Information (also paywalled) that Apple will have the new headphones built and assembled in Vietnam as they seek to diversify their supply chain from their dependence on China.

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Brydge Pro+

Brydge’s Pro+ Keeps Taking Baby Steps, But Still Needs to Make a Leap

Brydge Pro+

I got my Brydge Pro+ keyboard with trackpad for the iPad Pro right on the heels of my Magic Keyboard a few weeks ago. The backlit keyboard and overall hardware quality are great, which is what I expect after owning and using a Brydge Pro for months before this. However, what everyone wants to know about is the Pro+’s new trackpad.

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Deals: Monster Targe 80: Indoor/Outdoor Full HD TV Antenna

Are you living the cordcutter life? If so, you may have discovered that there are still some things missing. Depending on how you are handling your untethered lifestyle, you may find local channels and some live sports hard to come by. If you are looking to fill in these content gaps, then it’s time to recognize that what’s old is new again.

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Surface Go 2 with Type Cover

Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 is Going Back Where it Came From

Surface Go 2 with Type Cover

Two years ago, I was really interested to see how Microsoft’s Surface design would translate to a smaller device that was more clearly aimed at taking on Apple’s lower tier iPads. I bought one and I still have it today. While my initial impressions of it, especially the hardware, were positive, they definitely diminished over time. At the end of the day, the poor touch user experience of Windows 10, lack of apps that are geared toward tablet use, and lackluster performance ultimately killed my interest in the Go.

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Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob is AppleTV+’s First Consistently Strong Show

Defending Jacob

Photo Source: Apple

The critics have really had a blast taking their shots at AppleTV+. Apple is an outsider and relative latecomer that showed up throwing around cash trying to get a new streaming video service off the ground, that was bound to happen. The fact that a couple of their high profile initial slate of shows got off to slow starts didn’t help, but things did at least stabilize over time.

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Pulse Oximeter

Deals: Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Pulse Oximeter

It’s good to be prepared. If anything, this pandemic has taught me this. Knowing your pulse ox is very important if you either feel ill or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. People have ended up being very ill with very few symptoms, but one tell tale sign is dropping pulse ox.

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Magic Keyboard

Living with the Magic Keyboard and the iPad Pro: Not Quite Magic, But Good Enough

Magic Keyboard

I’ve been writing about the Magic Keyboard for a full three weeks, covering the good, the bad and the battery life. After spending a few days with my second one (see here for my reason for getting a replacement), now it’s time to put a bow on things and wrap up my final thoughts on the device.

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The New iPad Air Concept Making the Rounds Certainly Grabs the Eye

iPad Air

Photo Source: svetapple.sk

So I don’t usually pay attention to concept renderings and videos. They often don’t have enough basis in reality to interest me and often end up being just wishful thinking. Maybe I’m cynical, but they often seem like a waste of time. However, the new iPad Air rendering I got a look at over the weekend felt different and got my attention because of it.

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Beats Solo Pro

Apple’s Coming AirPods Studio Sound Like a Home Run

Beats Solo Pro

I’ll be honest. I was not expecting Apple’s long-rumored over the ear headphones to be packed with as many features as are now being predicted. I assumed we would basically be getting an over the ear version of the Beats Solo Pro on ear headphones that came out last year. They featured the same Apple H1 chip with Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode features that came with the AirPods Pro. They sound even better, at least in my opinion.

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Rumor Has It New iPads Are Still Coming in 2020

IPad Rumors 2020

Even though it looks like the enhanced iPad Pro with a Mini-LED screen has been bumped to next year due to the impact of COVID-19, we have fresh rumors of another new Apple tablet coming in 2021. There have already been rumblings about a new iPad Air coming in late Summer or Fall, but according to Ming-Chi Quo, we should also expect a new iPad in the second half of this year. Well, maybe.

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Deals: EVRI Magnetic Tip USB Cable for MacBook & USB-C Devices

Do you miss the good old days of MagSafe? You aren’t alone. But if you own a newer MacBook Air or Pro, you can get this adapter to bring a little safety magnet action to your USB-C charger.

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