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I upgraded my first generation Apple Watch the night after updating all my iOS devices to iOS 10. (For those who have never done it, you have to have the watch charged to at least 50% and it has to be on the charger. Also, your phone has to be on wifi.) While the initial [...]

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If you've read my recent gadget diary posts about pre-ordering the new iPhone 7 Plus, you'll know that I made a mistake doing that through Apple's site and will end up sending back the iPhone that's heading to my doorstep as I type this.  I've spent the last week trying to figure out a way [...]

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Last Friday (9/9), I got up before 3am EST so I could pre-order an iPhone 7 Plus through Apple. I was really surprised and happy when I saw that I could order one for $419 because I'd been saving my Verizon upgrade for years for just such an occasion. Well, if things seem too good [...]

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Last week I ordered a cute little Android pin from Dead Zebra. When it arrived, there were a couple of Android stickers also included in the package. I was so excited that I took a picture and shared it with Dave Rees (my Gadgeteer BFF). What he said next made me both laugh and think. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

As I was watching the end of today's Apple Event and listening to Sia sing Chandelier, I had a feeling of deja vu because just like last year, I was having the overwhelming desire to buy the new iPhone 7 and maybe even an Apple Watch. After the Apple event last year at this time, [...]

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I hope everyone has had a great week this week. As we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend (if you're reading this in the US), it's time to stop thinking about work and start thinking about relaxing. I have just the thing to help. Here are a few interesting links to share that I've [...]

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A few days ago my post about the new Pad & Quill bags on Facebook prompted a challenge from reader Robert Grenader to share a picture of my bag collection and he would do the same. Robert has shared his picture and here's mine. Click through for a list of all the bags and what [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Bags

Final Fantasy?

I have this conversation from time to time with people when they see the name of my iPhone: "Final Fantasy?" "Yeah." "What's that mean?" "Well, when I got this phone, it completely checked off everything on my whiz-bang gadget list. I don't have anything else that I really want a phone to do." Sometimes I [...]

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If you're watching the clock till it's time to start the weekend, I have something a little more "productive" that you can do. Click through to see a short list of five sites, products and other interesting things that I have collected this week. http://geardiary.com/2016/08/25/romoss-rolink-hybrid-cable-one-cable-with-a-flippable-end-for-microusb-or-lightning-what/ My thoughts: What are the chances that Apple decides to [...]

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It's Friday and you're probably worn out from working (or playing hard) all week. Here is some quick news to help you unwind and even some deals that can save you a few bucks! Save $80 on Jaybird X2 earbuds at Best Buy - Dave Rees reviewed these sport earbuds last year and liked them [...]

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I've been doing reviews for several years, and more of them seem to be coming with varying levels of resistance to ingress of foreign matter and water, usually given by an IP rating or code, such as IP64. Curious, I searched for the term and read several articles, and found a couple of charts that explain [...]

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It seems like every day we are hearing about more cases of the Zika virus here in the US. Zika is spread by mosquitos. And while all mosquito bites are annoying and give me the heebie jeebies, contracting the Zika virus is much scarier. It's true that it usually only causes mild flu like symptoms [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear

On July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go was released here in the US and Australia. I heard about it last week when a co-worker brought his phone to my desk to ask if I'd seen the game yet. He immediately caught a Ratatat that was hiding on my desk. He was pretty excited about the app [...]

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Tomorrow we celebrate our country's 240th birthday. With the 4th of July comes cookouts and fireworks displays. I can't help you grill the perfect hamburger or steak, but I've got 5 quick tips that will help you capture memorable fireworks pictures with your smartphone.  You will definitely need a way to keep your phone steady. [...]

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It's hard to believe that it's been 9 years since Apple first introduced the world to the iPhone. I still remember the excitement I felt that day (6/29/2007) as I waited for my chance to stand in line (a small line) to purchase one of the most hyped phones of all time. You can read [...]

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