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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Living With the Apple Watch Series 5: It Is What It Is

In my last installment, I talked about un-pairing my Apple Watch Series 5 and setting it up as new to see if it would have a positive impact on battery life. It improved a small, but noticeable amount after I installed the watchOS 6.1 Beta, but that was just enough to get me comfortably to the end of the day with a bit to spare. I was hoping to squeeze a bit more by following this common tip.

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The 2019 iPad: More of the Same, But in a Good Way


Back in March of 2017, the iPad lineup was a total mess. You had the iPad Pros, which touted Apple Pencil support  and the option of a larger screen as primary features, and had the high price tags to match. The iPad Air 2 was far too close to the 9.7″ Pro in both specs and price, crowding the top of the lineup. Then you had the iPad Mini, which was languishing at the bottom of the heap. It was still too expensive for a low-end model and was suffering from neglect.

With the announcement of the new iPad on March 21, 2017, Apple started to change all that. They created a better low-end tablet by updating the processor, but going backward from the Air 2 in terms of size and screen. The result was a more competitive entry price of $329, renewed interest and Apple finally stabilizing tablet sales, which had been in freefall for a couple of years. What we have gotten in the two years since is a slow but steady progression that keeps this value option relevant and quite popular.

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CASA i4 USB-C 4-in-1 iPad Pro Hub

Apple’s newly split-off iPadOS has finally set their tablets free. The current-gen iPad Pros have a USB-C port, but it wasn’t good for much beyond charging and AV adapters. iPadOS 13 changed that, opening the port up for access to external storage.

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More Evidence that an Apple Event is Coming Soon

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I was starting to wonder about whether Apple might pass on a Fall event this year. Last week there was a Ming-Chi Kuo report claiming that Apple would have a new iPad Pro in the first quarter next year, which would line up with the usual 16-18 month cycle that the device has kept to since release. Considering the lack of iPad Pro hardware leaks, this one made me wonder. Then Neil Cybart tweeted Apple’s event announcement timeframes over the last few years a couple of days ago and we are now outside of the shortest one, which was 11 days.

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Apple’s New Triple-Lens Camera System On the 2019 iPad Pros

Everyone is expecting an Apple event in the next two weeks and the star of the show is likely to be updated 11″ and 12.9″ iPad Pros. The highlight feature for this year according to months of rumors is the new triple-camera system found on the iPhone 11 Pro.

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Deals: Deals: Slope Universal Tablet Stand

Tablet stands come in all shapes and sizes. In the case of the Slope, that shape is sleek and that size is very slim and light.

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Living With the Apple Watch Series 5: Starting from Scratch


It’s been several days and I have been very happy with my new Apple Watch so far. The performance is great. The always on screen is useful. I absolutely love the look and feel of the stainless steel model and don’t have any buyer’s remorse there. Everything else is just as you would expect. However, battery life is still just ok.

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Apple Arcade is Starting to Restore My Interest in Mobile Gaming

 

I’ve always been the busy sort. I’ve never tended to have tons of free time and always have plenty to do. However, lately I’ve been crazy busy even by my own standards. As such, there hasn’t been a lot of time for gaming over the last year. However, even when there was, it’s been a long time since I was doing much of anything on mobile.

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