All posts by jhrogersii

Deals: SOScharger: The USB Pocket Charger With Unlimited Power

How about a charger that is only limited by your ability to crank? If you are a hiker, hunter or camper, then this may be the perfect way to keep your phone charged while roughing it. It’s also a great accessory to have handy in case of an extended power outage or extreme weather.

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Apple May Not Pass Along Tariff Price Increases This Year

As we near the release of the next iPhone, it’s been a bad news parade for Apple. While their quarterly results announced last week were ok, they had a mini-scandal over contractors listening to recordings of Siri interactions. Far worse, their stock price has fallen off significantly in the last two days of trading based on news of a fresh round of tariffs on goods produced in China.

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iPadOS 13 in Action: Text Selection

One of Apple’s subtle, yet extremely useful additions in iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 is their new text selection and editing features. If, like me, you work with text often on an iPad or iPhone, then you will like appreciate how these new capabilities and gestures will speed up your workflow. Let’s get to the details.

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Apple’s AR Projects Have a New Leader

It seems that reports of the death Apple’s AR Glasses project were greatly exaggerated. If it were so, there would be little need for Apple to promote a well-established employee to lead it. According to a report from The Information, they have done exactly that.

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Deals: Apple Wireless Magic Mouse + Keyboard Set (Certified Refurbished)

Whatever their small imperfections (Lightning charging on the mouse and no backlight on the keyboard), the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse are solid performers. Both are light weight, very portable and have solid battery life. If you are looking for a keyboard and mouse for your Mac (or even your iPad now that we have iOS 13 in beta), you can’t go wrong here. especially at this price.

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Apple Responds to Outcry Over Siri Grading

When you make privacy a brand, you have to make sure that your house is completely in order. While Apple still takes user data privacy more seriously than their competitors, that doesn’t mean they are beyond reproach. The world saw a great example of this a few days ago when we learned that third-party contractors were listening to recorded Siri interactions for grading purposes.

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Deals: ChargeMe Portable High Capacity Dual Input Power Bank

When you are on the go, you never know if power will be available when you get where you are headed. That’s not the end of the world if you have 30,000 mAh of capacity traveling with you. Whether you need USB 3 or USB C, this high-powered battery pack had you covered.

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The 9.7″ iPad May Be Approaching Retirement

9.7″ has been the main constant for the iPad since it was first released. This is where the original iPad started and there has never been a time in the device’s nine plus year run when this size wasn’t available. However, if growing rumors are true, that might soon change.

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The Apple Card is Coming Soon

During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, Tim Cook let the world know that the Apple Card will be coming sometime in August. If you haven’t noticed, August starts tomorrow, so this brand new Apple endeavor is coming soon no matter how far into the month they hold out.

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Apple’s Third Quarter Earnings: The Eye of the Beholder

Apple just revealed that they broke their record for third quarter revenue. That’s good, right? iPhone revenue is continuing to fall and is now less than half of Apple’s total revenue for the first time in seven years. Isn’t that terrible? Everything but the iPhone is up, especially services and wearables, and Apple beat their guidance. Awesome! Despite this and all that revenue, profits still fell year over year. APPLE IS DOOMED!!!

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App Icons in iPadOS 13- Do You Want Bigger or More?

Developer Beta 5 of IPadOS 13 dropped today and includes a new feature that is worth mentioning. Apple has included a new setting that allows users to determine the amount of icons shown on the screen. While this isn’t a major addition, it is worth noting considering how long Apple left the iPad’s Home Screen alone.

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