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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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Pear Bluetooth Receiver for Docking Speakers

Have you invested in expensive docking speakers for your iPhone or iPod, and now the talk of Apple changing their connectors has you concerned that your investment is down the drain?  If so, you might want to check into the Pear Bluetooth receiver that’s soliciting funding now on Kickstarter.  You’ll simply plug the Pear onto …

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Price Drop on Apple Macbook Air Notebooks at B&H Photo

The net has been buzzing about the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display since it was announced at WWDC earlier this week. Although it’s tempting to buy one, I’m sticking with my 13″ Macbook Air until Apple offers an Air with a Retina Display. For me the MBA is the perfect combination of size, weight …

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