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Spotify’s Partnership with Samsung is Smart, But Also Shows How Much They Fear Apple

Spotify is currently the darling of the music industry, and for good reason. They staked their claim in streaming music ahead of the mainstream competition, especially overseas, and they have reaped the rewards. Well, at least in terms of subscriber base, because they still aren’t making money. More on that in a moment.

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Ralph Nader Continues to Get it All Wrong While Preaching At Apple

Earlier this year, Ralph Nader released an open letter to Apple, criticizing their $100 billion share buyback program for a multitude of reasons. He stated his objections to the fact that they decided on the buybacks without asking shareholders, but the fact is, they don’t have to. The CEO and Board of Directors are put in place and approved by the shareholders to make these kinds of decisions. For this and several other reasons, I an other Apple fans were critical of Nader’s unsolicited “advice” to Tim Cook and company.

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Deals: Twist Plus World Charging Station

If you are a world traveler, then you know something that many do not- power is not the same all the world over. The connectors are different. The voltages are different. The wrong plug in the wrong outlet can mean a dead device or worse, so if you are planning on doing a little globetrotting, we have just the thing.

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North Carolina’s iPad Buy for Schools is a Good Model for Apple in Education Going Forward

When Apple had their education event earlier in the year, the new iPad drew solid reviews and the education initiatives were seen as a step in the right direction. However, there also was widespread belief that they wouldn’t be enough to stem the tide of Google’s Chromebooks in the education market. The low cost devices and easy to use tools are a lot to overcome when you are talking about public school systems with tight budgets.

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Deals: Leather AirPod Case

One of the first things I noticed about my the case for my AirPods was that it is a scratch magnet. Within a week, I could see enough that it bothered me. If you don’t want that to happen to your AirPods case, then do we have a deal for you.

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Pad and Quill Linen Journal Notebooks- An Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age

I am almost completely digital in my day-to-day life at this point. I keep all files and notes on my devices and use as little paper as possible. I deal with bills and money online. I store my photos online. I file documents using cloud services. I stream music and movies online. When I use ink, it is usually digital ink, thank to my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. At this point, I rarely pick up a pen and paper for anything. As you can imagine, my handwriting has suffered a bit in all of this.

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Apple’s R&D and Capital Expenditures are Rising

The analysis that always accompanies Apple quarterly results in the days and weeks after they are revealed brings us new details about what the company is doing with their money. This year, a couple of trends are emerging that show Apple is potentially working on something new in the background.

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We Have Pretty Solid Confirmation of the Shapes of New Apple Devices

Photo Source: 9to5Mac

Not all Apple device rumors are equal, and neither are their sources. As we get closer to the arrival of new hardware, the real rumors will start coming in, and reputable people will be able to substantiate them. In our first case, we have a report from a very reliable person- Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac.

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Deals: Takieso Walnut Qi Charger

Wireless chargers are all the rage now, especially since fashionably late Apple has finally joined the party. Qi chargers are everywhere, and I’ve featured several in our Deals segments, already. However, today’s offer is just a bit different.

The Takieso Walnut Qi Charger is the perfect accessory for those who care what their desk or living space looks like, and don’t prefer to have cables and plastic accessories strewn about. While most Qi chargers or pads aren’t much to look at, this one will fit into a wall-appointed space and actually look like it belongs. Even Apple’s own coming AirPower looks mundane in comparison.

As for its features, the Takieso is much like any other Qi charger. However, it is good to know that it does have good safety features, such as auto shutoff on charge completion, and integrated temperature control, surge protection, and short-circuit prevention.

Our Deals site is offering the Takieso Walnut Qi Charger for $34.90, which is 30% off the retail price of $49.90.

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A Week of Hits for Apple

Apple’s earnings were released on Tuesday afternoon and were strong for this traditionally low quarter, and as of Thursday, they are also the first trillion dollar company in history. That’s a lot of (mostly) good news for one week. What does all of this mean?

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Deals: Paww WaveSound 3 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Anyone who works in a noisy environment or flies a lot can tell you that, when it comes to headphones, nothing beats active noise cancellation. I have a set of IFROGZ Impulse Wireless cans that have “passive noise isolation,” which is just a fancy term for padded cups that seal off low-level noise. They do a good job, but nothing beats combatting noise pollution with software and circuitry.

We are now at at point where you can get a set of wires noise canceling headphones at a reasonable price. However, a wireless set will usually set you back quite a bit. This week, we have a great deal on a set of hybrid wired or wireless headphones from Paww with active noise cancellation.

The WaveSound 3 are about as versatile a set of phones as you will find at this price. Not only do they offer Bluetooth wireless connectivity and active noise cancellation that can be switch on or off at will, they also come with an aux cable for wired use and an airplane adapter for connecting directly to in-flight entertainment systems. The WaveSound 3 also come with a padded case to keep your phones safe during travel. This is everything you need for the road in one easy purchase.

Our Deals site has the Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling for only $74.99. This is 46% off the regular retail price of $149.99.

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