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Son of the Windy City, and proud Father to two awesome boys. Rob is a displaced Chicago Bears fan living in the Orlando Florida area. When not obsessing about everything Apple, he can usually be found outside boating across Florida's natural resources and taking the road less traveled.

Deals: ARMOR-X 2-in-1 Tablet Stand at 40% off

Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who is looking for a “hands-free” option for displaying their iPad or iPhone.  We do so much with our iPad’s these days–from reading recipes to watching movies, to playing games.  Even a newer, lighter iPad can get heavy after holding it for extended periods of time.  Fret no more, because now there is an solution to your problem, and it’s called the ARMOR-X 2-in-1 Tablet Stand.  For a limited time you can pick up a your very own at a discounted price of 40% off.  It’s a great deal that will run you only $29.99 – instead of its standard price of $49.99.  Here’s some info about the ARMOR-X,  and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

Tablets just aren’t the most conducive to multi-tasking. Following recipes, watching an instructional video, reading while you work out – these things just aren’t simple when you have to hold a tablet in one hand. The ARMOR-X 2-in-1 Tablet Stand simplifies it all, giving you a sturdy aluminum stand that can be set up just about anywhere, including on your wall. Easily collapsible for transport to the gym or on extended trips, and completely adjustable for any activity, this stand makes using your tablet hands-free a complete breeze. Stop juggling your tablet while you try to get things done – let this stand do the heavy lifting for you.

  • Adjustable for the perfect viewing angle & compatible w/ most tablets
  • Easily attaches or is removed from a wall mount set up to a stand
  • Rotatable 360 degrees to establish any orientation
  • Folds compact for easy storage & portability

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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iPad App of the Week: Quadro

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week.  Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Quadro by Actions.  Quadro is a advertised as a smart controller for your MAC and WINDOWS computer, something akin to an external Apple Touch Bar.  Kinda, sorta–but much more than that.  I’m not sure if this is good or bad yet.  One thing I do know, is that I had never heard of Quadro and I found the concept to be intriguing enough to give it a try and let you decide if its an app that would work for you.

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID on your iPad

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If you’re running the beta for iOS 10.3 on your iPad then you’ve most likely already received a push notification from Apple encouraging you to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID.  Apple began pushing these persistent notifications sometime yesterday.  Simply opening them and dismissing the notification does not clear it.  In addition, if you have badges activated for your Settings App, it will continue to display a notification even after it is confirmed/read.

Although this may seem a little heavy-handed by Apple, it’s in you best interest to be a safe as you can, and it only take s few minutes to enable two-factor authentication on any of your iOS or macOS devices.  I took the plunge last night and set it up on my iPad, iPhone and Mac–and here’s how I did it.

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Deals: Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices

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Today’s featured deal is a multi-use battery back up option for the growing number of USB-C/A devices out in the wild.  Even with a movement toward a universal standard for charging, there are still a variety of charging needs and connections for the most popular mobile devices and laptops.  Wouldn’t it be great if you had a little help in situations like these where you didn’t want too have to carry a different cable for each and every device that you might need to top off the battery?  Now you have an option that charges both USB Type A & C devices, as well as fishing the process at an accelerated rate.  For a limited time you can pick up a Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack for USB-C/A Devices for only $49.99 and start charging your devices with ease.  Here’s some info about the Nifty C PowerPod Battery Pack and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

Chargers are included with just about every new tech device these days, but what works for one, won’t necessarily work for another, and nobody wants to carry snakes and snakes of wires around all the time. With the PowerPod from Nifty, you’ll get a high-powered charger with USB Type A and Type C compatibility, allowing you to power most smart phones up to six times faster, and other USB devices like GoPros and vaporizers up to nine times faster. Charge your devices on the commute with the PowerPod, and it’s the only charger you’ll need all day.

  • Qualcomm Fast Charge 2.0 charges iPhone 7 up to 4.5 times faster, Google Pixel up to 3.3 times faster & adds hours of power to laptops
  • Compatible w/ the brand new, USB Type C MacBook Pro
  • Packs up for travel easily

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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New iPads on the horizon–the latest Apple March event rumor roundup

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March is just around the corner, and with it comes the wish lists and rumor-mill pre-game shows leading up to a probable Apple Event. The spring time is when we have come to expect new iPad announcements that often include accessories with with some occasional iPhone goodness sprinkled in for good measure.  This year appears to be no different.  In fact, this year might actually be one of the busiest spring Apple Events in recent memory.

All the usual, mostly reliable suspects are chiming in, and many of them have been predicting very similar announcements.  Tops on the list of predictions is the release of a new iPad screen size in the lineup.  The size reference to this new iPad size varies somewhat, but it is expected to be in the 10.5″ to 10.9″ range, with the latest supply line leaks suggesting more than likely to be 10.5″.

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Deals: iDelete Cleaner Pro for iOS, 3-Yr Subscription at 61% off

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Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who is looking for a little piece of mind in keeping their Apple devices running efficiently and smoothly.  You now have the opportunity to safely clean your Apple devices and keep them running like brand new.  The key to this process is removing temporary data files leftover on your devices that can slow hem down.  Now you have an ally in this battle called iDelete Cleaner Pro.  For a limited time you can pick up a 3-year subscription at a discounted price of 61% off.  It’s a great deal that will run you only $19 – instead of its standard price of $49.  Here’s some info about iDelete Cleaner Pro for iOS. and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

Just like a computer, your iPhone slows down with age and use, which is why iDelete Cleaner Pro is important for fine tuning your phone’s performance by cleaning up the excess temporary data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. All of these devices perform their own memory saving functions, but temporary files are not always deleted automatically or correctly. That’s where iDelete Cleaner Pro comes in with its innovative search and collection algorithm to detect and effectively clean up useless junk data, caches, log files, and more to get your Apple device back up to optimum speed.

  • Start the data cleaning process safely w/ just the click of a button
  • Clean junk data, caches, log files, downloads, data of 3rd party apps & more
  • Overwrite temp files by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense
  • Examine detailed cleaning reports to ensure data was deleted & cleaned
  • Receive 3 years of updates & support

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Deals: Zendure 40W Max A-Series 4-Port USB Travel Wall Charger at 17% off

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Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who travels abroad and needs to ensure that they can still charge all their devices no matter what country they are visiting.  Equipped with both UK and EU adapters, you will have the convenience of charging all your electronic devices no matter what your travel pends are.  For a limited time you can pick up your Zendure 40W Max A-Series 4-Port USB Travel Wall Charger at a discounted price of 17% off.  It’s a great deal that will run you only $32.95 – instead of its standard price of $39.95.  Here’s some info about the Zendure and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

Engineered for the world traveler, this wall charger is equipped with UK and EU adapters to plug into just about any wall outlet in the world. With one QC high-speed, and three 5V/2.4A ZEN+ USB ports, this adapter can charge your smartphone, e-reader, tablet, smart watch, camera, or any other 5V USB chargeable device in a jiffy. You’re going to want your devices charged up and healthy while you’re traveling, so travel smart with Zendure.

  • Lightweight & easy to travel w/ & compatible w/ power outlets throughout the world
  • Charges up to four USB-compatible devices at once
  • Delivers Quick Charge 2.0 for all Quick Charge compatible devices
  • Equipped w/ a multi-faceted protection system to reduce the risk of over-powering, overheating, & short-circuiting

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Location Services on your iPad; what you need to know

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When it comes to electronic devices, especially mobile phones, the big big buzz word these day is privacy.  Makes sense, it’s a big deal.  Almost as important as privacy is how you mange your privacy settings.  Personalizing settings to fit your lifestyle and needs can be cumbersome and consuming.  If users are confused or overwhelmed they are much less likely to reap the benefits of being able to keep their information safe and private.  When privacy is sacrificed at the hands of convenience bad things can happen to good people.

One of  the more configureable settings on your iPad that can impact your privacy is Location Services.  Location based services are a hot topic because they can be very helpful in predicting our needs and preparing us for upcoming events.  However they can also become intrusive if given too much access–it just depends on what your expectations are and how informed you are from the beginning.  To make it easier, let’s walk through his to configure Location Services your iPad.

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How to watch Super Bowl 51 on your iPad

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The most watched sporting event of the year and popular American Tradition–the Super Bowl is back again tomorrow as the Atlanta Falcons get set to take on the New England Patriots.  This is the 51st version of the contest which brings the official branding back to being represented by roman numerals.   The use of LI looks pretty awkward, and is not immediately recognizable by many, but tradition is tradition, no matter how out of place it may seem at times.  If you’re not spending the evening at a sports bar or at a friends house and you’re actively looking for an alternative way to watch the Super Bowl, we’re here to help.  This year the Super Bowl will be aired on FOX.  In addition to the main event FOX will also air all the pre-game build-up and analysis starting at 1:50 pm EST.

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Deals: Plugies Magnetic Charging Cables at 30% off

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Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy charging solution for their mobile devices.  Designed for either Lightning or Micro-USB connections, you no longer need to fumble in the dark when you need to plug in your phone or tablet.  With a simple magnetic connection it’s never been easier to start charging your devices.  For a limited time you can pick up your Plugie Magnetic Charging Cable at a discounted price of 30% off!  It’s a great deal that will run you only $27.99 – instead of its standard price of $40.00.  Here’s some info about the Plugie and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…

You know the snap-and-charge design on MacBooks that you love (well, loved anyway) so much? Imagine having that convenience with your phone charger, too. Well, you can! Plugies are impressive little adapters that live in your phone’s charging port so you can snap the magnetic cable in whenever you want, no fuss. Don’t tug your phone off the table by accident again, help yourself out with an easily detachable Plugie.

  • Charge your phone in a simple snap
  • Adapt a standard cable into a magnetic cord w/ the included adapter
  • Enjoy your cable for longer thanks to its braided nylon & anodized aluminum casing
  • Eliminate standard cords from your life – Plugies live in your phone
  • Organize your cable w/ the silicone strap

To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Quick Look: Zenkit, an alternative Product Management tool to Trello

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The idea of productivity can best be described as a tug of war for me.  What I mean by that is that I strive to be a productive person, but often get caught up in finding the most productive way to be productive–which in turn, isn’t very productive at all.  I’m an early adopter by nature, and love to try new apps, among other things.  So when I read about Zenkit, and the similarities it had with Trello, I immediately became curious.

Self described as a product management tool that grows with you, Zenkit is beautifully designed and easy to use.  So this begs the question–why switch from Trello if it has been working perfectly fine for you?  Just like with any other platform that experiences  great success, and is then purchased and made part of a larger collective–there is real concern that Trello will have one of two eventual outcomes.  Either the application will fall off the radar by its new owners and be left to gather dust–or it will evolve or morph into something very different than what it was originally designed to be.

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