Is the iPhone About to Go Pro?

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Rumors of an iPhone Pro have come around before, but never actually come to pass. It makes sense when you consider that Apple has a Mac Pro, a MacBook Pro, an iMac Pro and even an iPad Pro. However, they have held out from using the Pro label on a smartphone to this point.

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Deals: Apple MacBook Pro 13.3” 1TB Wi-Fi Silver (Certified Refurbished)

Normally, I wouldn’t recommend buying an 7 year-old computer, even at a significant discount. But bear in mind this is coming from a Windows user. Macs are a different story, so if you are looking for a backup machine for basic home use, you could do FAR worse than a refurbished MacBook Pro. MacBooks are built to last.

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Apple’s Move to Restrict Battery Replacements is Petty and Tone Deaf

Oh Apple, here we go again. Two years ago, Apple updated iOS with measures to throttle processors of devices with failing batteries. That part isn’t so bad, because such programming could actually save a device from either random instant shutdowns, or worse, a total failure of the processor. Unfortunately, Apple forgot to tell everyone what they were doing until some enterprising users figured it out and called them out.

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The Dog Days of Apple Summer are Here

The new Apple Card is starting to slowly roll out to a few selected fans who were pre-selected. Sadly, I was not among them, but the full rollout should come in a few weeks. And this is just the tip of the Apple iceburg. Continue reading

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Deals: SOScharger: The USB Pocket Charger With Unlimited Power

How about a charger that is only limited by your ability to crank? If you are a hiker, hunter or camper, then this may be the perfect way to keep your phone charged while roughing it. It’s also a great accessory to have handy in case of an extended power outage or extreme weather.

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Apple May Not Pass Along Tariff Price Increases This Year

As we near the release of the next iPhone, it’s been a bad news parade for Apple. While their quarterly results announced last week were ok, they had a mini-scandal over contractors listening to recordings of Siri interactions. Far worse, their stock price has fallen off significantly in the last two days of trading based on news of a fresh round of tariffs on goods produced in China.

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iPadOS 13 in Action: Text Selection

One of Apple’s subtle, yet extremely useful additions in iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 is their new text selection and editing features. If, like me, you work with text often on an iPad or iPhone, then you will like appreciate how these new capabilities and gestures will speed up your workflow. Let’s get to the details.

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Apple’s AR Projects Have a New Leader

It seems that reports of the death Apple’s AR Glasses project were greatly exaggerated. If it were so, there would be little need for Apple to promote a well-established employee to lead it. According to a report from The Information, they have done exactly that.

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Deals: Apple Wireless Magic Mouse + Keyboard Set (Certified Refurbished)

Whatever their small imperfections (Lightning charging on the mouse and no backlight on the keyboard), the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse are solid performers. Both are light weight, very portable and have solid battery life. If you are looking for a keyboard and mouse for your Mac (or even your iPad now that we have iOS 13 in beta), you can’t go wrong here. especially at this price.

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Apple Responds to Outcry Over Siri Grading

When you make privacy a brand, you have to make sure that your house is completely in order. While Apple still takes user data privacy more seriously than their competitors, that doesn’t mean they are beyond reproach. The world saw a great example of this a few days ago when we learned that third-party contractors were listening to recorded Siri interactions for grading purposes.

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Deals: ChargeMe Portable High Capacity Dual Input Power Bank

When you are on the go, you never know if power will be available when you get where you are headed. That’s not the end of the world if you have 30,000 mAh of capacity traveling with you. Whether you need USB 3 or USB C, this high-powered battery pack had you covered.

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