Deals: Mondly Lifetime Subscription

I vividly remember taking two years of French in high school. My teacher was vary accomplished and VERY demanding. She was fluent in French and Spanish and had spent quite a bit of time in both countries. After leaving my high school, she became a college professor and eventually ended up running their foreign language department.

Despite the fact that I had a great teacher who really pushed her classes, I can hardly remember anything of the French language. The story is the same for so may, as well. No class in school can duplicate learning a language by immersion and conversation.

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The iOS 12 Public Beta is Out. Have You Tried It Yet?

After a little bit of a delay between the release of the second iOS 12 Developer Beta, the Public Beta is finally here! If you didn’t see the many articles already written about the release, you can sign up for the program to upgrade your compatible iOS device right here.

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Siri Shortcuts Has Great Potential, But Will It Be Realized?

While Apple is bringing us lots of handy and interesting new feature additions in iOS 12, it is Siri Shortcuts that shows the most potential to enhance how we use their mobile devices. This broard range of new features promises to bring AI and machine learning capability front and center for iOS users, give us more flexibility to create remote actions, and also give developers a better chance to integrate with Siri.

In short, Shortcuts has the potential to change the way we see and use Siri. That makes it a potential game-changer for Apple. However, right now it is still just potential. Will it be realized?

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Deals: Charby Sense Charging Cables

When is a charge cable not just a charge cable? Well, it’s nice if it is durable and will hold up to all of the abuse we dish out. A tangle-free covering is nice, too. A reversible USB-A plug makes it a little easier to use. However, it isn’t all that uncommon to find nicer third-party cables with these features. But what about independent charge speed indication? How about double-speed charging via a laptop with the push of a button? Those aren’t so common.

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Deals: CleanEmail Lifetime Subscription

I can remember a time when I used to be able to keep my email inbox organized and manageable. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Since I started working as a project manager, my inbox has been overrun with requests, quotes, schedules, POs, invoices, product announcements, and all manner of other things. And that doesn’t even get into all of the iOS and tech emails I get as the editor of this site. This used to be a battle, but I waived the white flag long ago.

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More iPhone Rumor Flip-Flops

These days, the rumor mill is feeling like a swinging pendulum. A little over a month ago, we had the rumor that one of the new iPhones would have a plastic, multi-colored body. That one never sounded realistic, but that didn’t keep it from making the rounds. More recently, there was the story that three of the coming iPhones would have OLED displays. This went against months of reports that the 6.1″ least expensive model would have an LCD screen in the interest of keeping the cost down. That didn’t prevent it from hitting all of the big Apple blogs and many other tech sites. Now the rumor mill is flip-flopping again.

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Will Analysts Ever Figure Apple Out?

Remember your teacher or parent’s definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Evidently, analysts and brokers need constant reminders of this when it comes to Apple and the rumors that surround the company and its products. I say that, but despite numerous examples, we keep treading over the same old ground over and over and over and………

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Tips and Tricks: Apple Music Now Playing Navigation

One bit of frustration I have had with the Apple Music app on my iPhone is navigation. While the basics of finding music actually work fine for me, it is the process of backtracking later on where I run into problems. If I search for music, I often find myself back at the Library screen and having to perform the same search again to get back to my results.

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Deals: Nomad Stand for Apple Watch

After a year of just sitting my Gen 0 Apple Watch on my bedside table with its charging cable dangling about, I started to see the value of using a stand. It is just a far more organized way to charge the device in a safe and efficient manner. Let’s be honest- it also looks a lot nicer not having the charge cable and puck sitting out in the open.

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Maps is Back Up, But Yesterday’s Outage Shows That Apple Still Has Work To Do

There has been a lot of talk about Apple’s growing suite of Services over the last year, and the fact that they, rather than hardware, may be the future profit center of the company. However, yesterday’s Apple Maps search and directions outage was a wake-up call that the company’s cloud offerings aren’t quite there yet.

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Deals: DxO One Digital Connected Camera for iPhone and iPad

While smartphone camera have come light years since the first iPhone, there is still a gap between them and larger lens DSLR cameras. If you are looking to step up your photo game, but still want to maintain the versatility of using your phone to store and edit your pictures, then well-know mobile camera brand DxO has just thing.

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