All posts by jhrogersii

Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Battery and Screen

I will admit up front I haven’t done any specific testing of the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s battery yet. These are just my observations based on real-world usage. While I haven’t formally tried to test it, I also haven’t had to think about it in normal usage. The battery life on the 11 Pro Max is so good that I don’t have to top off between work and home every day, which I used to do with my XS Max.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: The Camera

For all of the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s features, the cameras are undoubtedly the stars of the show based on the vast majority of the reviews, so far. Based on my personal experience so far, I definitely agree.

Rather than expound at length on details you’ve probably already read somewhere else, I’m going to let the pics do most of the talking, with just a little explanation of the location and what is going on in the shots.

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Deals: CRESUER TOUCHWAVE True Wireless Stereo Earbuds

If you are looking for a pair of wireless earbuds but AirPods aren’t in the cards right now, then take a  good look at the CRESUER TOUCHWAVE True Wireless Stereo Earbuds. 3 hours of playback, comfortable in-ear tips, Bluetooth 5 and a charging case at this price is definitely worth a look.

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Tips and Tricks: The iPadOS Floating On-Screen Keyboard

If I had to pick one thing I don’t enjoy about life with an iPad, it would be using the on-screen keyboard in landscape. I much prefer to use my iPad Pro in landscape most of the time, going back to when I first started using the device a few months after it was first released. That is just a personal thing, but I know many others feel the same way. This is just one reason why I prefer to use Bluetooth keyboards with my iPad Pro.

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Living With the Apple Watch Series 5: Battery Life

I noticed several complaints and issue reports from Apple Watch Series 5 users and reviewers over the weekend, so I figured I should start paying attention, as well. I didn’t do a lot last weekend besides go out with my family for my daughter’s birthday Saturday night, so my usage didn’t really push any limits. As such, I didn’t notice any battery shortfalls in the first three days I had the new Watch. However, I was back at work today on a long-running project in an NBA basketball arena, and even on a light day I cover a lot of territory here.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Missing 3D Touch a Little

It may seem like a small thing, but I do actually miss 3D Touch now that it’s gone from the iPhone. I understand the need for Apple to unify the interfaces across their devices. I understand that this move freed up some space that was used for a bigger battery and also simplified the display, likely cutting the cost of the iPhone’s bill of material. These are all important things. However, for those of us who actually used 3D Touch, this is a small but noticeable step backwards.

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Deals: Worldwide Power Adapter and Travel Charger with Dual USB Ports

If you travel the world, then you have to account for the different voltages and outlets that you come across in other countries. There have been all kinds of kits, products and adapter set to account for this, but the less you carry, the better when it comes to distance travel on planes or boats.

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Apple Watch Series 5 First Impressions

 

While I unboxed two Series 5 Apple Watches yesterday, I didn’t get to do anything with them for reasons I wrote about earlier. However, I am off and running today and so far, I really like what I see.

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Living With the iPhone 11 Pro Max: Early First Impressions

Thanks to the issues I had setting up my new iPhone, I haven’t been able to use it enough to form too many impressions. However, just holding it, looking at it and using it as little as I have are good for a few.

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Doing the New iPhone Dance With Two Left Feet

So I got a new iPhone 11 Pro Max  and two new Series 5 Apple Watches yesterday. Normally, writers who get their gear on launch day are posting up a storm and posting unboxing videos and such. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me yesterday. Things did not go smoothly. I did make a couple of unboxing videos, but that was as far as I got.

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New Goodies Start Arriving Today. Time To Look Forward to Another Event

That’s the way it goes in the tech world. By the time the new thing arrives, the news cycle is already well on to the next thing. This goes double with Apple. As the new iPhones 11 and Apple Watches arrive in the hands of eager buyers (including myself) later today, there have already been a lot of reports on what seems to be an inevitable October event, as well as a lot of rumors on next year’s iPhone. Yeah, the tech press isn’t known for its patience waiting for the next leak or story.

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