Summer is upon us and the weather is heating up. It’s the time of year to get out there and swim, hike, bike, play sports, get the grill going, and just generally live outside. The G-DROP Submersible Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect Summer music accessory, as it can go wherever you go and keep up with whatever you are doing.
I’ve been using my Apple AirPods for around two weeks now, so I have gotten a pretty good feel for how they work at this point, and have figured out more of their strengths and weaknesses. All things considered, the experience has still been very good overall.
Between trying to expand the memory of your iOS devices, handle and organize your photos and videos between cameras and other devices, and keep your iPhone and/or iPad charged, you can end up with a pile of dongles and adapters if you aren’t careful. The iKlips miReader from Adam Elements can take the place of all them in one small, easy to use accessory.
When Apple bought SRI International in 2010 and subsequently integrated the technology from their app Siri into iOS 5 in 2011, they took an early lead in the race to provide advanced voice assistance on mobile devices. However, as has been the case many other times when Apple took a step forward in the smartphone space, the competition quickly closed the gap. They caught up to the capacitive screen, the multi-touch interface, the Retina display, and eventually Siri, as well.
A world of computers and gadgets has one unpleasant side-effect- a world of cables cluttering up your life. All of those devices have to have power and be charged. The price of wireless accessories is that now, even our keyboards, mice, headphones, and headsets have to be charged, as well. I know my office desk is overrun with cables on a daily basis for this very reason.
Apple’s WWDC Keynote is a little over a week away, and the rumors and stories regarding upcoming devices are coming fast and furious. Apple is also actively hiring and working on some exciting new technologies that we will see in future devices. Let’s jump right into some of the best news of the last week.
This special from our Deals site is a no-brainer for Apple users. Apple sells a single 1 meter (3.8 foot) Lightning Cable for a retail price of $19.99. In start contrast, this three pack of 6.5 foot MFi Lightning Cables is only $21.99. Having a three pack will allow you to keep one in the car, maybe one in the kitchen, and stock up for those children who have a habit of losing or wearing out their charging cables more quick;y than we would prefer. I am WELL acquainted with the latter, myself.
The rumors of a new 10.5″ iPad Pro have been with us for over six months now, but as we get closer to a probable release at WWDC, the device is finally coming into clearer focus thanks to case leaks and the device mockups that are now leaking from reputable sources. Unfortunately, according to well-known leaker Shai Mizrachi concept artist Benjamin Geskin, the device matches early reports to a degree, but doesn’t go as far as the long-rumored bezel-less design we all think the iPhone 8 will have.
I was finally able to get my hands on a pair of Apple’s latest hard to find hit. If you are still looking for a set of AirPods without the three to four week wait, keep an eye on AT&T, website. When they get them in stock, they process the orders quickly and have free shipping in the US. I got mine two business days after ordering, so I was happy with the experience, and was glad to not have to pay a premium or wait a month to get them.
Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what you can do to be sure you are prepared when the day comes that you need that backup right away.