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A cure for the common Apple AirPods color

NEWS – Are you interested in buying some Apple AirPods but don’t want the same white that everyone else has?  If so, ColorWare has the product you’re looking for.  They take various electronic devices and paint them to give you the unique device you want.  They add color to game controllers, microphones, computer mice, headphones, …

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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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Apple announces the HomePod, challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

One of the most interesting announcements made today at Apple’s Annual WWDC was the release of the Apple HomePod, Apple’s entry into the home assistant arms race. A straight up challenger to the champ, Amazon Echo and the runner-up, Google Home, Apple’s HomePod takes Siri out of your iPhone and places her squarely, for better …

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Never lose your Apple AirPods with the PodStraps neck strap

When Apple released the AirPods and I saw them for the first time, I did a double-take because at first, I thought that they were just weirdly shaped earrings.  Now I see them everywhere.  And at a price of $159, I imagine that losing them would be top of mind for most AirPods owners.  So what …

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Reactions to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Watch announcements

You really have to give Apple a lot of credit when it comes to putting on a new product announcement event. They are definitely the masters of hype and showmanship. Even though I say I don’t care about the iPhone anymore, I still get excited just like the rest of the planet to hear about …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Apple is boring and I miss Steve

I really tried to be excited about yesterday’s Apple iPhone 5C and 5S unveiling. As I watched the live stream, I kept telling myself maybe Apple will surprise me again. Maybe there will be “one more thing” to wow me. Maybe… But there wasn’t and it made me sad. Today I visited Apple’s site and …

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Wallet-sized ChargeCard cable now available.

Last July, Julie told us about a crowd-funding project for a charging cable that could be carried in a credit-card slot in your wallet.  That project was very successfully funded at more than 3 times the goal, and now the ChargeCard is ready for shipping to the general public.  BiteMyApple, a website that sells only …

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iXY is the world’s first on-board, HD-quality, stereo microphone for iOS

The iXY microphone from RØDE looks like no other add-on microphone for iPhone or iPad that I’ve seen.  It’s designed to connect directly into the charging port of the iOS device, but it unfortunately uses the 30-pin connector, so it’s limited to the iPhone 4/4S and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPads.  The iXY has “24-bit/96k …

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Harman Kardon Have Invaded Our Personal Space

Harman Kardon has made some of the most visually compelling speakers anywhere. I have owned three SoundSticks speakers through the years and loved them. Nothing looks like them. Now Harman Kardon have entered our personal space with a line of headphones and earphones. The BT wireless over-ear headphones are Bluetooth-equipped with a built-in microphone and …

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