Category: Gear Reviews

iPhone 6 – Why You Should Upgrade

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If the specs are to be believed then the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will provide over 10 hours of LTE browsing and the same for HD video viewing. On a fairly typical day I run out of battery on my iPhone 5s before I get home and I often turn off everything extra to get the absolute most out of it. There are a lot of reasons to buy the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but for me it hinges on the hope that the battery will be able to keep up with my connected lifestyle.

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‘Apple Pay’ Finally Solves Mobile Payments with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Apple announced Apple Pay this morning and it certainly seems that they have finally found the Holy Grail of mobile transactions. This new offering will be available as an update to iOS 8 next month and requires an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and also works with the newly announced Apple Watch. If you are on the fence about upgrading to a new iPhone then this is just one of the major new features that should help push you over the edge.

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Dyson Announces ’360 Eye’ First iOS Ready Vacuuming Robot

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I am not usually the type of person to nerd out over a vacuum cleaner and I probably use my current vacuum too little, but the new 360 Eye from Dyson has me wishing for a home of the future where cleaning is fully automated and I get to park a flying car in the garage. The 360 Eye is more like a tank than a vacuum and with iOS control it is all set to keep your house clean while you spend your time on more important things.

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SETA iPad Stand Uses NanoSuction Technology to Keep your iPad Secure

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A new KickStarter is proving that their simple stand design is both highly effective and also popular. With 12 days to go the SETA Tablet Stand has met its funding goal, and it continues to find support in all the right places.

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Analyst Says Sapphire Glass iPhones are Unlikely this Year

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It’s stronger and more scratch resistant, but it looks like sapphire glass needs more time time before it is ready for prime time on a large scale. Rod Hall, an analyst at JP Morgan, told investors that sapphire glass is likely to be released as an iPhone display, but not in 2014.

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Make Your Audio Recording Clearer with the Mighty Mic Hands-on Review

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I regularly record live video of bands that play in my hometown. I love capturing a song or two so that others will know what a great experience live music is. The problem is that the music I usually participate in is loud, very loud. Nearly every recording I make when I’m not using a special external microphone sounds overblown and distorted. Sometimes it is so loud that the music is unlistenable, which is unfortunate when the point is to give people something to listen to.

The Mighty Mic is an external microphone that makes audio just a little bit clearer and higher quality. Plus, the included windscreen is perfect for capturing memories on a windy day at the beach.

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Precision Touch ‘Dart’ 2mm Stylus Hands-on Review

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At this point in the life of the touch screen, accessory makers should be capitalizing on different ways to make a variety of stylus pens that can be used to accommodate different tastes. So far, we’ve seen software developers like FiftyThree and Adobe launch pens that only work with compatible apps. We have also seen the development of excellent quality 8mm tip pens like Pogo that feel more like a marker than a writing pen. However, the “fine-tip” stylus is still a rare thing in the touch screen world.

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iPads Could Face Downturn as Attention Shifts to Wearable Devices

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Tablets have proven themselves as serious competitor for laptops and other personal computing solutions, but analysts are expecting a reduction in tablet sales due to the increasing buzz around wearable devices. As more devices are released it is increasingly apparent that the number of gadgets that people are willing to buy and use have a limited number.

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Apple Patents New iPad Smart Cover which Displays Push Notifications

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Apple offers relatively few case accessories for their line of iPads, but the ones they do offer are known for a high level of quality and functionality. Push notifications are continuing to grow in popularity in iOS and OS X so a new Smart Cover with advanced display functionality makes perfect sense, which is exactly what is in a new patent application filed by Apple this week.

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Honeywell Takes on Nest with Geofencing Capable Smart Thermostat

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Honeywell is reputable name in A/C and thermostats and so it isn’t a surprise that they are getting in on the app enabled home trend. In fact, it is refreshing to see that new companies such as Nest are finally getting some solid competition, which is going to begin the process of lowering prices and creating a diverse market.

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