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Posts about a variety of topics which are not news and are not reviews.

The Gadgeteer team’s top 5 review items that we’d buy again (Part 3)

TEAM ARTICLE – Here is part 3 of our on-going series that answers the question: Which gadgets do we enjoy using so much that we would spend our hard-earned money to replace them? Be sure to also check out part 1, part 2, and part 4 as well. Brook & Mason Miller Hall Exway electric …

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The Gadgeteer team’s top 5 review items that we’d buy again (Part 2)

TEAM ARTICLE – Here is part 2 of our on-going series that will answer the question: do you ever wonder about all the products that we review here on The Gadgeteer and which gadgets we enjoy using so much that we would spend our hard-earned money to replace them? Be sure to also check out …

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The Gadgeteer team’s top 5 review items that we’d buy again (Part 1)

TEAM ARTICLE – Do you ever wonder about all the products that we review here on The Gadgeteer? Which gadgets does the team enjoy using so much that we would spend our hard-earned money to replace? That’s what we’re going to tell you in an on-going series that starts today. Enjoy! Also check out part …

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Print your own USPS shipping labels at home using pirateship.com

ARTICLE – Arrrg. I can’t stand having to wait in line at our post office to have them weigh and print a shipping label for my packages. “I could do all of this at home.” I would grumble to myself while standing in line. “I know businesses have a way to print their own shipping …

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CNN10 gives to-the-point, daily news overview

ARTICLE – When my kids’ school moved online last year, like many parents and families, I was overwhelmed. And seeking information. And craving a schedule. One simple thing we did in my house was to start watching CNN10 together every morning. It’s a 10-minute news summary that replaced the longstanding CNN Student News. That way, …

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Child struggling with pencil grip or handwriting? Try a wishbone

ARTICLE – When my son was in kindergarten and first grade, he struggled mightily with pencil grip. The spongy nubs his school district provided to help with this problem just never seemed to do the trick for him. After consulting with his teachers and doing my own research, we ordered wishbone-shaped writing utensils that forced …

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Harmony Express remote… we hardly knew ya

NEWS – Just about a year after its introduction, the Logitech Harmony Express remote is being discontinued. I reviewed the Harmony universal voice remote when it was first released. On Thursday, I (and other customers who purchased the remote) received an email from Logitech informing me that as of September 30th, 2020, the remote would …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Now that home screen widgets are coming to iOS, I may finally switch to an iPhone

ARTICLE – Did you watch Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) keynote yesterday? Even though the iPhone and iPad haven’t been my primary devices in several years, I am always interested in everything new with iOS, iPadOS, and macOS (since my main computer is a MacBook). I was overjoyed to see that with iOS version …

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7 Apps to keep your life running ‘normally’ during quarantine

ARTICLE – Staying home is a necessary step to fight COVID-19, but all that alone time can be taxing. If you find yourself sitting around on your phone waiting for things to go back to normal, you’re not the only one. Thankfully, that phone you can’t look away from can help you get by in …

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Apple Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro: First impressions

ARTICLE – Nearly as soon as it was announced, I ordered one of Apple’s Magic Keyboards for my recently-acquired 11” iPad Pro (first generation). And when it arrived today, I eagerly got it set up and started typing out my first impressions. Previously, I had been using a spare Mac Magic Keyboard and a Twelve-South …

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Wi-Fi to expand to 6GHz as FCC approves new bandwidth

ARTICLE – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved an expansion of Wi-Fi signals to include 6GHz wavelengths.  Formerly only in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, this marks a major expansion for Wi-Fi and a potential increase of about five times the available bandwidth. Wi-Fi demand continues to increase and the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands …

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Marco Polo is my most used app while sheltering-in-place

ARTICLE – This is week 6 of working from home for my day job at Cummins, Inc. and I’ve told several people that social distancing and sheltering in place hasn’t really been an issue for me because as an introvert, I’ve been training for this for years 😉 Seriously though, even though I don’t mind …

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