All posts by James Rogers

I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.

Living with the iPhone 12 Pro Max: Is Bigger Better?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “bigger isn’t always better.” After almost a month with this phone, I have to say that I kind of agree. That’s a bit surprising since I have been such a big fan of Plus and Max-sized iPhones. In fact, the larger size was one of the aspects of the new device that I was most looking forward to before I got it.

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Comparing and Combining the HomePod and HomePod Minis

HomePod and HomePod Minis

I moved my HomePod back into by bedroom earlier today so I could do some head-to-head comparisons with my stereo paired HomePod Minis. The results were fairly predictable, but actually a bit more lopsided than I expected. When it comes to pure sound quality, a single HomePod buries a pair of HomePod Minis convincingly.

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Apple’s iPad Air and the Logitech Folio Touch Are a Great Value

Logitech Folio Touch for iPad Air In front

The iPad Pro has all the horsepower you could ever want from a tablet and the Magic Keyboard adds a laptop-quality keyboard and trackpad to the equation. Anyone who has used them can tell you how capable they are. You would never catch me saying otherwise.

However, the price tag is a definite obstacle. We are talking about $1,098 for the base model 11” Pro and a whopping $1,348 for the base 12.9” Pro. And that doesn’t include the 2nd gen Apple Pencil, which adds another $129. That’s a lot of money, especially if the Pro isn’t your primary computing device.

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Happy Thanksgiving from iPad Insight

Thanksgiving Day feels very different in 2020. Thanks to the current circumstances in the United States, many people will not be sharing this day with their families or loved ones the way they normally would. Some still will, but the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic and its recent surge still hangs over everything.

Then there are many families who have lost loved ones this year without the ability to say goodbye the way we normally would. With all of the darkness and uncertainty of 2020, it can be easy to lose perspective on what you are thankful for.

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Review: UAG Mouve Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

UAG Mouve Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

I’ve been a fan of Urban Armor Gear, or UAG as they are more commonly known, and their cases for several years. Their products tend to have interesting designs and provide excellent protection without excessive bulk. When you are a fan of large iPhones, that is a very important feature. Another thing that I really like about UAG is that their products tend to be reasonably priced considering the combination of quality design and visual appeal.

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A Strange Rumor Predicts Two New iPad Pros With New Displays Next Year

Magic Keyboard

There have been reports talking about new iPad Pros with Mini-LED displays for over a year now, so a new one is no surprise. However, there’s a little more than that to this particular story.

As for Mini-LED, those new iPad Pros were supposed to arrive sometime this year. However, as we all know, COVID happened and pretty much everything in 2020 has been affected in one way or another. A delayed iPad is the least of them in the grand scheme, but it’s what I cover here, so here we go.

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Deals: Hohem iSteady X 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

If you love taking video with your iPhone, then a gimbal is a great way to take things to the next level. Smooth out and stabilize your shots with a new grip that will allow you to take professional-looking video while on the go.

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Apple’s HomePod Mini is an Interesting Compromise

HomePod Mini

I got the two HomePod Mini’s that I ordered on launch day Wednesday afternoon and have spent some time kicking the tires and seeing what they are capable of. To be completely honest, my experience has been a bit mixed so far, but I still like what I hear overall.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Lake Picture

Living With the iPhone 12 Pro Max: Taking the Camera for a Spin

iPhone 12 Pro Max Lake Picture

It’s been a week. Between work going crazy as we approach the end of the year, COVID flaring up all over and one of my kids waiting on test results from a doctor visit today (we probably won’t know until Monday), things have been a bit crazy. Feel free to send us all the thoughts and prayers you can on that test, because I’m not quite sure what the impact will be on our family of five if the virus has entered our home.

In the meantime, life goes on and writing is a nice distraction from everything going on. I have been using my iPhone 12 Pro Max since I got it last weekend and I actually got two new HomePod Minis to try out yesterday. I just haven’t had much of a chance to write about any of this until tonight.

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Rumor Has it Apple is Testing Folding iPhone Designs

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Multitasking 2

Before I get into this new story, let’s get one thing straight- no matter what anyone is saying right now, Apple has been working on a folding iPhone. Whatever forms that has taken and however far they have gone, their patent filings alone prove they have been prototyping and kicking the tires for a few years. That said, there is a new report today that Apple is taking things to the next level when it comes to foldables.

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My iPhone 12 Pro Max Finally Arrives: First Impressions

iPhone 12 Pro Max Box

Yesterday I posted about missing UPS when they tried to deliver my iPhone 12 Pro Max Friday afternoon. About five minutes after I posted that article, I got a notification from UPS that my new phone had been delivered. Lo and behold, it was sitting inside my storm door when I got there to check. That certainly beat waiting until Monday.

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