Deals: Nomad 1.5M Battery Lightning Cable

Charging cables and battery packs are two of the most common 3rd party accessories. Nomad has taken the initiative of merging the two, giving you the most versatile Lightning Cable that you will ever find.

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Version 3 of the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Developer Betas Arrive

A little gift from Apple before the long weekend (here in the US, at least), as their latest Developer Betas for all of their OSs just arrived.   These include iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina. That should give all of us Apple fans (and, you know, actual developers) something to do while we’re munching on BBQ and watermelon and taking in or shooting off some fireworks this 4th of July weekend.

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Jony Ive’s Departure Turned the Tech World Upside Down

Jony Ive’s departure came out of left field earlier this week. It definitely caught me off guard, as I was buried in work and unable to take time to write anything about it beyond a few Tweets. While I didn’t find the news itself particularly surprising, the timing of it was. There weren’t any rumors or leaks leading up to the it, which is interesting considering how many tech reporters have sources inside the company. They did a great job of keeping this under wraps and controlling the narrative.

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Deals: Gravity X Car Mount

I am in the car a lot as part of my job, and have been for years. As a project manager for a contracting firm, I am also very reliant on my iPhone to keep in touch with customers, fellow employees, and sub-contractors who are working for me. Even when I am in the car, my phone is still my lifeline to keep my projects moving forward. Now this situation is more complicated, as Tennessee just passed a law prohibiting holding your phone while driving.

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Running Beta Software Often Comes With Pain [Updated]

Running and testing beta hardware and software is second nature for me at this point. I do it for this site now, as I have regularly since iOS 5. I actually do it quite often at work. My background is in programming and systems integration, so I used to test my own programs, as well as things developed by others. I still do from time to time I do a lot of beta hardware testing at work these days, which is a different kind of challenge. All this to say that, whether at work or on my own time, I know full well that anything with a beta tag can bite you in various ways.

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Deals: ProBASE C Aluminum Monitor Stand

Are you looking for a way to unclutter your workspace? Do you want to do it with style and with something that perfectly fits with your Apple gear? If so, look no further.

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Apple Releases the First Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

If you’ve been waiting for Apple to release its first Public Beta of iOS and iPadOS before jumping on board, then today is your day. Apple had originally said the Public Beta would come in July, but it has arrived a little ahead of schedule, it seems.

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watchOS 6 is Moving in the Right Direction

I’ve been hoping for Apple to give watchOS more capability and the Apple Watch more independence as the hardware has really come into its own. During the WWDC Keynote, we heard that an on-device App Store and dedicated apps that no longer have to be tied to the iPhone are coming to the Watch. These are certainly steps in the right direction. However, the rest of the feature rundown at the event was pretty expected: new Watch Faces and a couple of new Health and Fitness features. A new native Calculator app. Meh, but ok.

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Deals: SecureUSB® KP Hardware Encrypted USB Flash Drive

It’s hard to remember how difficult it used to be to transport larger files. USB hard drives are so ubiquitous today. They are just so easy to use and thumb drives and SD Cards have just made storage that much more portable and convenient. But not necessarily secure.

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Google Exits the Tablet Market…Again

Google, the company with the shortest attention span in tech, has once again tired of tablets. According to Business Insider:

“For Google’s first-party hardware efforts, we’ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate.”

Translation: The Slate is a dead device walking.

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Deals: Sinji Bluetooth Headphones

Enjoy the magic of Bluetooth-enabled wireless listening with this budget-friendly pair of over-ear headphones. With a simple, no-frills design and the flexibility of Bluetooth 4.1, you can indulge in your music or movies anywhere you go without the annoyance of wires.

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