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Deals: Layze Phone Holder


There is no shortage of stands that work with the iPhone, but flexibility of positioning  isn’t a feature that you often find. Most simply hold your phone in one orientation at between one to five different angles. Most are also only designed to be used on a flat, stationary surface. The Layzee Phone Holder from RAWtronics breaks this mold, allowing almost limitless positioning options and the ability to anchor to all kinds of different surfaces. Continue reading

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Pictures from New Orleans- The Ztylus Switch 6 for iPhone 7 Plus

I’ll get into the details more in the head-to-head review, but unfortunately, the Ztylus Switch 6 camera lens case is a more flawed product than the Revolver case I shot with yesterday. It has more potential, as a couple of the lenses are REALLY useful. However, the Wide Angle lens, which is the one I use the most, had a lot of issues with focus, which was very disappointing.

Our time in the Big Easy is drawing to a close, as my wife and I have to head back home this afternoon. So, I’ll get straight to the pictures, and save the rest for the review in a few days.

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Pictures from New Orleans- Ztylus Revolver for the iPhone 7 Plus


The stock camera on the iPhone since the iPhone 4 has been one of the best, if not the best that you can get on a mobile phone. However, what we have today with the dual cameras and Portrait Mode of the iPhone 7 Plus makes even those really good to great cameras of the past pale in comparison.

As we have progressed to this point where the smartphone that we carry in our pockets every day can make a solid point and shoot camera seem unnecessary and irrelevant, many companies have tried to bolster and augment the iPhone’s camera to make it even more competitive with cameras that have optical zooms and wide angle lenses.

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Happy 4th of July from the Big Easy!

My wife and I are in New Orleans for a few days celebrating our upcoming 20th anniversary. I will be posting some pictures from my iPhone 7 Plus and a couple of camera lens cases while we are here.

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Cool Things: The PaperLike Goes From Kickstarter Campaign to My iPad Pro Screen


Back in April, I wrote about a Kickstarter that I came across that I thought had real potential. Jan Sapper of Sapper Productions was proposing a screen protector for the iPad Pro that gives the screen more of a paper-like feel to make writing and drawing more comfortable with the Apple Pencil. I was immediately interested, and evidently I wasn’t the only one, because his Kickstarter campaign had already blown its initial funding goal away by the time I found it.

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Deals: Mophie Powerstation 8X Battery Pack

Mophie has been one of the biggest names in mobile device mobile charging for several years now. From batteries to their ever-popular Juice Pack battery cases, they have become the go-to name brand in external power for iOS devices.

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My AirPod Adventures Continue- An Apple Store Replacement and iOS 11 Upgrades

I’ve been covering my experience with Apple’s AirPods in a series of articles since I got them a little over a month ago. Over the first two installments (here and here), all was well and Apple’s popular new wearable really grew on me more than I expected. Unfortunately, I ran into a few problems that I covered in my third installment.

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Deals: HUDWAY Glass Head-Up Navigation Display


I love seeing all of the innovations that are coming to the latest vehicles. From Apple’s CarPlay to Android Auto, to Tesla massive dashboard display, automation has fully arrived in the automobile. However, if you are a few years from owning a new vehicle, what difference does any of these innovations make to you?

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iOS 11 Tips: Two-Factor Authentication Replaces Two-Step Verification


A little over two months ago, I wrote a Tips article covering Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices. This is a very important weapon in constant battle to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, and I highly recommended that anyone reading this who is not already on iOS 11 should enable it for their devices and keep it up to date.  Continue reading

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Ten Years In With The iPhone


You can’t throw a digital rock across the Interwebs today without hitting an article opining on the ten year anniversary of the release of the original iPhone. It’s a momentous occasion, to be sure, but there’s not a lot to say on the importance of the iPhone that hasn’t already been said many, many times over. I wrote a piece on Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone earlier this year to mark that ten year anniversary, so rather than add another drop to today’s ocean of iPhone articles, I will just stick with a bit of what I’ve already written.

Rather than tell you why the release of original iPhone was so significant, and what about it was so revolutionary, I think it’s more important to ask YOU why. To get the ball rolling, I am going to post an excerpt from my earlier article dealing with how I came to be an iPhone user:

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Deals: 10-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3 Pack

Being a father of a family of five, all of whom are interested in tech and have one or more Apple devices, I can tell you that you can never have enough spare Lightning Cables. Sometimes I wonder if the dogs are getting hold of them, or maybe my kids just have a talent for dispatching them very quickly. Either way, between this and the occasional cable going MIA, we go through a bunch of them in this house.

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