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.
Magic Keyboard Closed

The 2021 12.9″ iPad Pro Will Be Bigger in More Ways Than One

 

Magic Keyboard Closed

After a long wait, we are finally on the doorstep of Apple’s first event of 2021, which will include the announcement of (and hopefully pre-order for) their latest update to the iPad Pro. There are a couple of changes to this year’s model beyond the MiniLED screen and spec bumps that you may want to be aware of before said pre-orders open up.

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Does Anyone Want an Updated Apple Pencil with a Glossy Finish?

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A rumor has been making the rounds over the last month and a half that a new refresh of the 2nd gen Apple Pencil design is coming. likely next week. I’m all for that, as it should provide a spec bump and also a feature or two we’ve seen described in patent applications over the last couple of years. However, there’s one aspect of these rumors I’m not as excited about.

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Deals: Ventev 509662 Desktop Charginghub s500

 

Do you need a way to organize your desk or nightstand while charging a few items? Is your nearest outlet hard to reach? If so, this accessory may be perfect for you.

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Apple’s Spring Event is Finally in Sight

Apple Spring Loaded Event

First we thought Apple’s Spring Event would be in March. Then it wasn’t. Then it was supposed to be in April. Then we heard new hardware might launch this month, but with no event at all. Then there was rumor last week that iPads and MacBook Pros could possibly be delayed until later in the year because of the ongoing international semiconductor shortage.

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iPad Pro

According to Mark Gurman, I Guessed Right About the iPad Pro Release

iPad Pro

I wrote about some of the rumors that Apple’s coming iPad and MacBook Pros could be delayed and/or severely constrained a couple of days ago. Based on what little we knew at the time, I guessed that Apple would still release their new iPad Pros soon, even if the models have to be staggered and are only available in limited quantities.

Today we got some trustworthy reporting that’s making me feel pretty good about that educated guess.

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Will the 2021 iPad Pro Fall Victim to the Global Chip Shortage?

iPad Pro

So far, Apple has weathered the global chip shortage better than just about any other major electronics manufacturer. They have continued to ship Macs, iPads and iPhones on time and keep them in stock, or at least more so than their biggest competitors.

This is likely due to the company’s size and incredible buying power. For over a decade, Apple has committed a large amount of money and resources to make sure they are the top priority for their suppliers. That has served them well with supplies now in a bind.

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Deals: LCD Monitor Mount with Center Mount & Double-Link Swing Arms

Are you looking for a good way to organize your computer workspace? Getting your monitors off the surface and set up with an easy to position mount is the best way to start. This mount for 3 LCD monitors from Manhattan is a great choice for the job.

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HoverBar Duo

Review: Twelve South HoverBar Duo

HoverBar Duo

While iPad stands often feel like a dime-a-dozen commodity accessory after a decade of Apple tablets, we seem to be in the midst of a sudden renaissance for this product category. You have Kensington’s new StudioDock, which is impressive in both its size and feature set and comes with a price tag to match. Then there’s the Satechi Aluminum Desktop Stand that I wrote about Sunday and back in January. Now we come to a third high quality stand released this year that brings both great construction and a high level of versatility. This stand is the HoverBar Duo from Twelve South.

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Deals: OMNIA M2 Magnetic 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock with Power Adapter

Are you looking for a good MagSafe charger that can pull double duty? Do you want to clear up some space on your desk or side table? If so, take a look at this.

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Satechi X1 Keyboard and Aluminum Desktop Stand

Follow-Up: Satechi Slim X1 Keyboard and Aluminum Desktop Stand

Satechi X1 Keyboard and Aluminum Desktop Stand

Back in late January, I wrote a Quick Look on two new accessories from Satechi that I had the opportunity to try out. Their Slim X1 Keyboard and Aluminum Desktop Stand are both impressive iPad-compatible accessories that are great in their own right, but are even better when used together.

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It’s April, Apple. How About That New iPad Pro?

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It’s April Fool’s Day, and it also happens to be Apple’s 45th birthday. It sounds like a great day to start thinking about their new hardware that we keep hearing about, but continues to stay just out of reach.

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