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Deals: CASA Hub PDC601 USB-C Power Adapter

Whether you are a Windows or Mac user, USB-C is the way of the future. I just got my first Windows-based work laptop with USB-C ports, and I can attest to the challenge of adapting to the “dongle life.” However, I am also coming around to the power and versatility they bring to the table.

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Deals: Atech USB-C Magnetic Breakaway Charging Cable

One great Apple innovation that fell by the wayside in the name of progress when the MacBook and MacBook Pro both went all USB-C was the MagSafe charge connector. It was a hit from the moment it was announced, and its loss was widely lamented by Apple fans.

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Deals: HyperDrive USB-C Hub with 4K HDMI Support

While the “dongle life” has become a way of life for many MacBook and MacBook Pro users, there is an easier way to get multiple devices connected using the built-in USB-C ports. A USB-C Hub cuts the number of dongles needed to connect all of your legacy accessories down to just one.

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Deals: HomeSpot USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro

If you own a new MacBook Pro and have no desire to live the dongle life, then HomeSpot has you covered. Their USB-C Hub converts two of the laptop’s four ports into Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, SD, MocroSD, and two USB 3 ports, with a second model that adds HDMI, as well.

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Deals: 3-in-1 USB-C, Lightning, MicroUSB Cables

If you go on the road a lot like me, versatility is key. Everything you carry has to have a reason to be there, so any accessory that can pull double-duty is a big help in keeping your load manageable. A charge cable that can handle triple-duty is even better.

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The iPhone 8- Touch ID is Not the Same as the Headphone Jack


I have taken a pretty hard stance of avoiding all of the too-early to mean anything rumor madness surrounding the coming iPhone 8. We are getting close to the point where the rumors will start to become more and more consistent as the device that will become the new flagship iPhone heads toward final production. Until then, we still have a few back and forth debates raging over whether certain features will be either disabled at release to be turned on with a later update, or cut from the device altogether. I discussed three of these features in question in yesterday’s article, The iPhone 8- A “Sense of Panic” Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered, and Touch ID was among them.

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The Tech Press Was Half Right About the Next iPhone Having USB-C


The tech blogosphere was awash in a new rumor that gained steam over a week and seemed to peak yesterday- Apple would abandon the Lightning Connector for the next iPhone, which will have a USB-C charging port. I was skeptical as soon as I heard this because it would frankly be so out of character for Apple. They have always preferred to stick with proprietary connectors on their mobile devices, and have never shown any signs of changing this philosophy. However, there were some heavy hitters, such as the Wall Street Journal, reporting this yesterday, so it gained a lot of steam….until today.

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