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.

Good News for Apple Arcade- People Love Their Smartphone Gaming

Anyone who follows Apple already knows that games always dominate the top of the App Store charts. However, a new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shows that smartphone gaming is no longer just for kids. It turns out that the average gamer is older than you might expect and isn’t always playing on a console.

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Should We Take Google at Their Word on Privacy?

Photo Source: New York Times

So Google has seen the light on privacy, or so they tell us. Sundar Pichai spent a LOT of very valuable stage time during the Google I/O Keynote trying to shift the narrative that they are only interested in Hoovering up as much user data as possible and convince us that they have turned over a new leaf. Was he successful?

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Deals: VPN Unlimited- Lifetime Subscription

Are you tired of not feeling secure while browsing the web, especially on any kind of public WiFi? You can switch over the cellular, but that just puts more of a burden on your mobile data plan. If you want to feel secure while logging on when you’re out and about, then you need a VPN.

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Tips and Tricks: Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Safari

Have you ever tapped the “X” or swiped on a tab in Safari in iOS only to remember a second later that you still needed it for something? Whether it’s instantly or hours later, it happens to me all the time. However, one of those semi-hidden little gems in iOS makes it easy to get it right back.

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Mark Gurman Throws Down the Apple Leak Gauntlet

Remember a few years ago when Tim Cook said Apple was doubling down on security? Remember when it looked like it was actually working, like when all the new iPad features in iOS 11 remained a surprise until WWDC. That seems like a long time ago now.

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ShiftCam 2.0: 6-in-1 Lens Travel Set & Front-Facing Lens

You won’t have any problem finding lens sets to enhance the rear-facing camera on your iPhone. However, a wide-angle lens that enhances the front-facing lens is a little harder to find. How about a set that does both? Look no further.

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The Yin and Yang of the Galaxy Fold

Many Apple fans are enjoying sitting back and watching Samsung squirm their way through a disastrous product launch…again. You can’t excuse the sloppiness of the Galaxy Fold and how rushed it was in the race to be first to market. An attempt to be innovative isn’t enough to cover up the hardware failures and suspect design.

All that said, while it is easy to make fun of “the enemy” when they fail, that really doesn’t accomplish anything productive. No more so than when fans of Samsung’s products throw stones at Apple for playing it safe or for iterating on or polishing up existing features. In truth, there is good and bad to both company’s approaches.

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Apps to Help Bridge the Gaps Between the iPad Pro and a Laptop

I use my iPad Pro as a secondary/personal device, but there are many people who prefer to take the plunge and make it their so-called daily driver machine. More power to them. While I am not in a position to use an iPad as my primary computer at work, I know that it is capable of handling the majority of tasks for many kinds of jobs. I also know a few other who, like me, use an iPad of some kind as their primary home device.

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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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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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