All posts by James Rogers

I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.
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A Strange Rumor Predicts Two New iPad Pros With New Displays Next Year

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There have been reports talking about new iPad Pros with Mini-LED displays for over a year now, so a new one is no surprise. However, there’s a little more than that to this particular story.

As for Mini-LED, those new iPad Pros were supposed to arrive sometime this year. However, as we all know, COVID happened and pretty much everything in 2020 has been affected in one way or another. A delayed iPad is the least of them in the grand scheme, but it’s what I cover here, so here we go.

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Deals: Hohem iSteady X 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

If you love taking video with your iPhone, then a gimbal is a great way to take things to the next level. Smooth out and stabilize your shots with a new grip that will allow you to take professional-looking video while on the go.

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Apple’s HomePod Mini is an Interesting Compromise

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I got the two HomePod Mini’s that I ordered on launch day Wednesday afternoon and have spent some time kicking the tires and seeing what they are capable of. To be completely honest, my experience has been a bit mixed so far, but I still like what I hear overall.

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Living With the iPhone 12 Pro Max: Taking the Camera for a Spin

iPhone 12 Pro Max Lake Picture

It’s been a week. Between work going crazy as we approach the end of the year, COVID flaring up all over and one of my kids waiting on test results from a doctor visit today (we probably won’t know until Monday), things have been a bit crazy. Feel free to send us all the thoughts and prayers you can on that test, because I’m not quite sure what the impact will be on our family of five if the virus has entered our home.

In the meantime, life goes on and writing is a nice distraction from everything going on. I have been using my iPhone 12 Pro Max since I got it last weekend and I actually got two new HomePod Minis to try out yesterday. I just haven’t had much of a chance to write about any of this until tonight.

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Rumor Has it Apple is Testing Folding iPhone Designs

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Multitasking 2

Before I get into this new story, let’s get one thing straight- no matter what anyone is saying right now, Apple has been working on a folding iPhone. Whatever forms that has taken and however far they have gone, their patent filings alone prove they have been prototyping and kicking the tires for a few years. That said, there is a new report today that Apple is taking things to the next level when it comes to foldables.

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My iPhone 12 Pro Max Finally Arrives: First Impressions

iPhone 12 Pro Max Box

Yesterday I posted about missing UPS when they tried to deliver my iPhone 12 Pro Max Friday afternoon. About five minutes after I posted that article, I got a notification from UPS that my new phone had been delivered. Lo and behold, it was sitting inside my storm door when I got there to check. That certainly beat waiting until Monday.

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Still Waiting for That iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Pro Max

I was expecting my new iPhone yesterday, but it didn’t work out thanks to my impatient local UPS driver. Well, that and a son who didn’t follow my instructions so well. Or maybe it was all because of my dead doorbell. This is far from a disaster, but it was frustrating at the time because I thought I had everything covered.

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The iPhone 12 Pro Max Arrives Tomorrow!

iPhone 12 Pro Max

After upgrading my iPhone yearly for the last 12 years, tomorrow seems pretty routine. However, it’s always a little more interesting and exciting when there is a design change. I’ve also been on the “bigger is better” track since the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, so an even larger iPhone 12 Pro Max screen is something to look forward to.

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Apple Closes 2020 Out With One More Thing Tomorrow

Apple One More Thing

We’ve all had our ups and downs this year. 2020 has been one crazy ride and it has affected pretty much everyone, everywhere. Even Apple, one of the biggest and most profitable companies in the world, isn’t immune. However, while everything has arrived a bit late this year and we think some devices that were planned for this fall were delayed until 2021, they have still managed to get all of their most important hardware out the door.

Tomorrow, Apple closes the book on an eventful 2020 with their One More Thing event.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 2 Is About to Head Back to the Store

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

When I first bought both Microsoft’s Surface Duo and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, I was open to the possibility of keeping one of them. It’s not easy to drop $1,400 to $1,850 on a device that won’t be my primary smartphone. However, I do get paid a small amount to do this and I have always had an undying interest in new technology. For all of their weirdness and flaws, dual-screen devices and foldables are definitely on the leading edge.

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HomePod Mini in White and Black

Apple’s HomePod Mini Sells Out on Day One

HomePod Mini in White and Black
What does this mean for Apple’s plans for the home?

I have to admit that I’ve been more excited about some of Apple’s “other” rumored devices than the iPhone this year. While the iPad Air was interesting because it delivers some Pro features at a cheaper starting price, the AirPods Studio and HomePod Mini both sounded new and different.

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