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.

Apple’s Earnings Show the iPad is Alive and Very Well

Predictions leading up to today’s earnings report from Apple were mixed, but the actual news turned out to be just what Wall Street wanted to hear. While iPhone sales are still down, the numbers weren’t bad enough to spook the market further. The worst seems to have passed, which is good. Almost everything else is up, with some areas really excelling in the March quarter.

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Powerbeats Pro Pre-Orders Start Friday. Are They a Better Fit For You?

Apple’s AirPods may currently be the most popular wireless earbuds money can buy, but they aren’t for everyone. My wife is a perfect example, as they just don’t fit properly in her ears. Apple’s buds never have, so they’ve never been a good choice for her. As handy and versatile as AirPods are for someone like me, it doesn’t really matter if they don’t fit well.

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Deals: FuelBox LightSpeed Charging Cable

We all need charging cables. How about one that can do it all? Lightning? Check. Micro USB? Check. USB-C? Check. Nylon braided exterior? Check. This cable from FuelBox has you covered.

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Intel is Selling. Is Apple Buying?

As soon as Apple patched things up with Qualcomm, Intel let the world know that they were getting out of the modem business. That is probably for the best since it looks like they were years away from catching up to the top players in the industry. Apple was the only thing keeping them in the game and they have now wisely moved on.

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Deals: KOBRA Wireless Car Scanner

Gone are the days of having to go to a mechanic to see what has your Check Engine light all lit up. You don’t even have to go to your local AutoZone anymore, either. Today, your smartphone is all you have to have to find out what’s going on for yourself.

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Is Mouse Support Finally Coming to the iPad Pro in iOS 13?

Apple fans have been wondering if the company would ever touch this third rail of the iPad. The device started its life as a hard core touch-only tablet. However, as it morphed into a more powerful device that could take on more tasks, Apple began to slowly add new features.

Apple broke with Steve Jobs’ derogatory statements on the concept of the stylus with the addition of the Apple Pencil. Well, sort of. The Pencil isn’t the sole input method for the iPad like the styli of old, but its arrival definitely marked a shift for Apple’s tablet. It sounds like Apple is about to cross the next big iPad input divide with iOS 13.

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Tim Cook Appears to be Skating to Where the Government Regulation Puck Will Land

If you have been paying attention to tech news recently, then you know that government regulation is in the air. Pretty much every candidate in the upcoming Democratic Presidential race field in the US is either calling for or supportive of some level of regulation of big tech, with Elizabeth Warren leading the charge with calls to split companies up.

This isn’t just a campaign issue. It’s everywhere. Spotify is whining, crying and filing complaints against Apple. People are finally acting like they give a crap about privacy and how data collected on them is used. Some are outraged at the ways their personal info has been used and sold, or at how people have been manipulated using social media campaigns and misinformation. Most of the major companies in Silicon Valley are going to find themselves in the crosshairs of this backlash to some degree.

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Apple is Putting Big Money Behind Arcade. Will it Make a Difference?

In its on stage presentation a few weeks ago, Apple let us know a little of what will make their new Apple Arcade service unique. It won’t be littered with the same freemium or ad-supported games that currently dominate the App Store, but will come with exclusive stand-alone titles that subscribers will get access to. With over 100 titles at launch, there ought to be plenty to choose from.

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Giveaway: The iPhone XS Max 256GB + AirPods Giveaway

Are you interested in a new iPhone? Our Deals site has just the thing.

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Deals: ChargeHub V6 Shareable Car Charger: 2-Pack

Have you ever gone on a road trip with kids? As someone with a little experience with this, I can tell you that the struggle to keep all devices charged on a long trip, like say 13 hours to St Augustine, FL or 14 hours to Williamsburg, VA, is very real. If you want peace in your vehicle for that long, then its essential.

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Apple May Be Working on a New Smaller Screen iPhone

There were some Apple fans who were unhappy with the company when they killed off the iPhone SE last year, rather than updating it. This meant that there weren’t many options for those Apple users who want a smaller screen device. You can still get an iPhone 7 or 8, but you are giving up something there in terms of specs.

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