Apple offers free month of larger iCloud storage plans

Apple offers free trials of larger iCloud accounts

Apple has begun promoting free 1-month trials of paid, higher storage iCloud subscriptions to customers currently on the standard free 5GB plan. The promotion is limited to users who are on the entry-level (and rather paltry) 5GB storage plan. The 50GB, 200GB and 2TB tiers typically run $0.99, $2.99 and $9.99 per month, respectively. Anyone …

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The Eartec Communication Headset System will always keep you in touch

Each year I work on several projects that consist of a crew made up of other photographers or videographers and assistants, or a mixture of the three, if the projects so require. In many cases, constant communication is a key factor in making sure that the process goes according to plan. For most of these …

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The Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder puts the right sound in the palm of your hand

By now, I am sure that most of the Gadgeteer readers that have been following my reviews and news stories know that I really like the Zoom audio recorders. However, before I ever tried a Zoom audio recorder, I owned a couple of Tascam devices. Just recently, I stumbled across a Tascam audio recorder that …

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How do you store your bicycle? On a shelf, of course!

If you don’t have a garage or a covered storage area outdoors where you live, you probably have to drag your bike into your house/apartment/condo for storage.  Once it’s in your living space, where do you store it to keep it out of the way?  Well, with the Knife & Saw Bike Shelf, you could …

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Fuse Side Winder Apple MacBook Charging Adaptor Holder review

I love simple solutions for annoying problems. Take the Fuse Side Winder, for example. It’s like a hose reel, but it’s made for your MacBook charger. Let’s go wrangle those pesky cables! What is it? It’s a reel designed to manage the cables for your MacBook MagSafe charger. A model is also available for your …

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The Papago Airfresh S10D Air Purifier will help you to fight your allergies while on the go

As allergy season continues to take hold of its victims by storm, many of us allergy sufferers have spent a fortune on in-home devices to help us to make it through the season. But what about the hours upon hours that some of us spend in our cars, sneezing and wiping away the tearing from …

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The Cat Solarium lets your cat enjoy the outdoors without leaving the house

Indoor cats always like to look outdoors, but sometimes there isn’t a window with a good perch where they can sit to enjoy the view.  With the Cat Solarium, they can enjoy the view and the fresh air from the safety of a window.  The Solarium fits into a window a bit like how a …

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The Impact 4 Socket Fluorescent Fixture gives the right light for the right mood

Getting back to the subject of lighting, those of us in the photography and videography industry are forever working with lights and looking for the “right” light or lighting fixture. Different types of lights offer different positive and negative characteristics, including the ability to create moods and effects. For example, there is a difference in …

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Forget trying to re-cork your wine

Forget those fancy metal and silicone stoppers, too.  You can seal off an unfinished bottle of wine with an inflatable Air Cork that creates a “protective, impermeable seal between the bottle’s contents and the taste-altering air above.” Just lower the inflatable air bladder into the bottle until it just touches the liquid, then pump the grape …

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The MusicLens Audio Glasses – sight and sound all in one!

Whenever I am out and about setting up for a photography or videography gig, I love to listen to music and “block” the world out as I focus on the task at hand. I also do the same when traveling by plane or by railroad. As an Audiophile, listening to music under any convenient circumstances …

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Give Dad his favorite stadium for Father’s Day

And you won’t need billions of dollars to buy it, either.  These Laser Cut Stadium City Maps recreates some of the most famous stadiums and the roads, buildings, and geographic features surrounding them.  The map is made by “layering laser-etched Baltic Birch wood pieces that each capture different details—like rivers, roads, and buildings – in …

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