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Deals: AluCharge Ultra Slim 4-Port Rapid USB Charger

Most of us find ourselves traveling with more and more mobile gear that requires charging as time goes on. The more powerful these devices become, the more often they have to be charged, and the more power it takes to charge them quickly.

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Apple Watch Buyer’s Guide

So you’ve been thinking about getting an Apple Watch, but you haven’t pulled the trigger yet. If price is the issue, then I would definitely recommend further thought and research on whether it will deliver enough value to you based on what you are looking for and how you will use it. Even with a newly reduced starting price of $249, this still isn’t a trivial purchase. If the hang up is due to confusion over the various models, then look no further. Let’s task a closer look at each one and who it’s designed for.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 4

I am still kicking the tires on the Series 3 Apple Watch, and still finding new details and answering new questions. One such question about the ability to send and receive emails stand-alone via either LTE or WiFi came from Jason Riley via a comment on Flipboard on my Part 2 article.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 3

Thanks to the weekend, I’ve been using some extra time to test out the new Apple Watch and use it in situations that I might normally not try out if left to my own devices. So far, so good, as my battery life and connectivity have performed as good or better than expected.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 2

Rather than a single 3,000 word review, I am going to just keep on gradually logging thoughts and observations on the new Apple Watch Series 3 as I use it. For today, I’ve been using the Watch as my primary communications device, but I’ve just been running errands, walking around the local Farmer’s Market, and now I am at home watching College Football with my Dad. In other words, I haven’t been hamming away trying to test every feature on the Watch today. This has been more of an example of typical, real-world use.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Initial Thoughts

Like all of the other early risers who wanted to be sure to get their Apple Watch Series 3 orders in, I got my Apple Watches today. I got both the Black Sport with the new Sport Loop band, and the Gold Sport with the Pink Sand Sport Band. I actually meant to order the Gold model with its corresponding Sport Loop, but I think I got a little punchy and mixed up at 2:05 AM. Oops.

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Design Inconsistencies in iOS 11- Pick Your Poison

Yesterday, I brought up an article from Fast Company Design in my piece on Understanding People’s Emotional Reactions to Apple as an illustration of someone having a major emotional over-reaction to Apple. However, while the author was completely unhinged, he actually did have some points. Borrowed points. He based his arguments on earlier article by Ryan Lau that was far more professionally written, and more balanced in approach. This article is entitled, Dive into the details of iOS 11: Is Apple still detail-oriented?and it brings up several good points and has a plethora of illustrations. I highly recommend reading it.

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Deals: Sticky Password Premium Lifetime Edition

I think just about everyone knows anything about tech these days knows to avoid the pitfalls of the old 1 2 3 4 5 password, or the admin/admin setup that evidently got Equifax in trouble recently. Unfortunately, in the veritable Wild West that the Internet has become, a good personal security philosophy requires a LOT more than a couple of hard-to-guess passwords. If you want to be safe, you need individual strong passwords for each individual account that you have.

While this may seem completely insane and just as unrealistic, it is necessary. This is where a reliable, platform-agnostic password manager some in. The best of them allow you to keep up with all of these strong passwords, not only on a computer, but also on any iOS or Android device you may have.

Sticky Password Premium fits the bill across the board. The app will not only security organize all of your accounts and passwords, but it will also allow you to auto-fill your passwords in web logins. The app will also auto-fill web-based forms and also allows you to choose whether your information is stored in the cloud, or locally for maximum security and privacy.

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• Choose between cloud-based or local storage for your password library

• Fill out online forms instantly w/ saved information

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Understanding People’s Emotional Reactions to Apple

If you are an Apple fan, I’m sure you are aware of the emotional reactions that the company brings out in people, both good and bad, positive and negative. Apple’s most ardent supporters are often referred to as the ‘faithful’ and even labeled as a cult because of the strong devotion that some of them have to the company. On the flip side, you have the “haters” who tend to go to great lengths to deride Apple and anything they see as being associated with the company, and insult anyone they see as a follower. If you are an Apple fan like me, you have likely been called an “iSheep,’ a mindless follower, or far worse before.

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iOS 11 is Officially Here. What Do You Think About It?

iOS 11 is finally here! I’ve been running the beta version on my iPad since I got my new 12.9” Pro on the first ship day, and on my iPhone for the last month and a half, so today felt a little anti-climactic to me. However, I know that the vast majority of Apple users don’t load beta versions. Most of you wait until launch day to upgrade your devices, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. No techno-judgement or snobbery here.

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AirPower- What’s In a Name?

Apple teased its coming wireless charging pad during its iPhone event last week, but we didn’t get too many details. We know that it is compatible with the Qi wireless charging standard, and that Apple has said that they may include compatibility with other Qi-compliant devices. We also know that it will work with the new iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X, all Apple Watches, and Apple’s AirPods with the new Wireless Charging Case that is coming soon. But that’s about all the news that’s fit to print, for now.

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