Apple TV+’s For All Mankind Impressed Me

The reviews came in over the last week (and many of them weren’t kind), but Apple TV+ finally arrived for the rest of us yesterday. I got home from work late, so I was only able to check out one show after signing up for my free trial.

Out of the opening lineup of shows, For All Mankind is really the only one that stands out as something I would be interested in, so I decided to start there. I will take a look at the others later, but I actually wanted to see watch this show and I wasn’t disappointed. If you are worried about spoilers below, don’t be. I’ll keep it general.

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Tips and Tricks: Managing Space While Using Apple Arcade

I tried Apple Arcade starting day one and I’m already a big fan. There was a really solid list of games available at release and Apple has kept new content steadily trickling out in the month since. For the wide variety and quality of the games, Apple Arcade is worth every penny of $4.99 a month. The one downside of such a service- it can fill up a 64 GB Apple device quickly.

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Deals: Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT Over-Ear Headphones

Wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, but some people will always prefer a great set of over the ear cans to a bud for full immersion into the music. If you prefer to kick back and listen with your ears completely enclosed, then take a look at these solid headphones from a name you will recognize.

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Tips and Tricks: AirPods Pro Controls

In honor of the release of Apple’s new AirPods Pro, here is a condensed guide to the different controls that are available and the settings that govern them.

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My AirPods Pro Arrived a Day Early!


So I ended up getting my AirPods Pro on launch day after all! When I purchased them, my order notification said they would arrive tomorrow and the notification on the Apple Store app still said the same this afternoon. However, when I checked the tracking info after leaving work, low and behold they were out for delivery and headed my way.

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Deals: TR9 True Wireless Headphones with Charging Case

All this talk of Apple’s new AirPods Pro may have you interested in a pair of wireless earbuds. However, if the price of Apple’s newest high end buds is a bridge too far to cross, there are plenty of options to accessorize at a more budget friendly price.

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Apple’s AirPods Pro Arrive With More Goodies Likely To Come Soon

Apple has the greatest timing with these things. If they are going to drop a product out of the clear blue sky with a press release, I always know for certain it will be a day when I’m slammed at work…just like today. I did finally see that they had revealed the AirPods Pro around 3 hours late and got my order in. I am supposed to get mine on 10/31, which is a day late, but not too bad, I guess.

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Apple Pencil Patents Point to Interesting Future Possibilities

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I tested more capacitive styli than I care to remember back in the early years of the iPad. I always loved the idea of using a tablet as capable as Apple’s as a digital drawing pad or notebook. However, those early products, no matter how good or expensive, always had tradeoffs associated with them and were usually exercises in frustration.

As such, once the Apple Pencil was released, I was all over it. Apple’s own stylus was a perfect match with the iPad Pro, with virtually no latency, accurate pressure sensitivity and a smooth and easy stroke. I may not be an artist, but you don’t have to be to take advantage of its versatility paired with a compatible iPad.

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Deals: Wireless Earbuds Silicone Case

I know from plenty of experience that Apple’s AirPods cases are full-on scratch magnets. I personally keep mine in a small drawstring bag in my pocket, but for faster access and some additional versatility, this case from Tate Selection is a great option.

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New iPad Pros: The Sound of Silence

A month or so ago, a small refresh of the iPad Pro in 2019 seemed like a given. So did an October event covering several rumored Apple products. However, as we prepare to close out the month next week, the time for invitations to such an event has come and gone with no news. Continue reading

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Deals: The Complete iOS 13 & SwiftUI Developer Bundle

Are you interested in learning the basics of programming and development for iOS and Apple’s newest interface tool, SwiftUI? Then look no further. This course bundle will give you what you need to get started.

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