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Summer travel essentials — Tips from Griffin Life / Products

Summer is here, which means you’ll be spending more extended travel time in your car than at any other time of the year. With that in mind, we have some tips for you, about essential tech for road trips. “We don’t always travel but when we travel, we travel far.” So says Lori Wilson, mother of two […]

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USB-C. Why you’ll love it. Tech

Okay, set aside, for the moment, that it’s the hot new thing for plugging things into other things. Set aside that it gives you 5 gigabits (and, with the USB 3.1 standard, promises twice that) of data throughput for those big music, video, and photo files that you’ve begun to accumulate. Ignore, for the moment, […]

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How Do I Take Decent Christmas Tree Photos? Apps / Life / Photography / Tech / Tips & Tricks

O, tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how washed-out are thy highlights. But they don’t have to be. You’ll want to remember your Christmas in photos. And what’s more visually iconic of your Christmas than your Christmas tree? A Christmas tree — whether it’s a confection of tinsel and lights and lush greenery, or spindly bare branches with lots […]

iPhone Clear Cases : You Have a Choice!

iPhone Clear Cases : You Have a Choice! Griffin Gear / Products

Your iPhone 6 is a thing of beauty, so why not show it off? But, if it’s to stay beautiful, beauty needs protection. What to do? The answer is clear. Clear cases, that is. And we’ve got plenty of clear choices for you.    Reveal  And what better name is there for a clear case? This iPhone […]

What's New In iOS 8

What’s New In iOS 8 Apps / In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

iOS 8 has arrived, and Apple aims for it to be the biggest operating system rollout yet for its iPhone/iPad/iPod family of devices. So here’s a rundown of iOS 8 features and changes to expect when you update today.   Design: The biggest difference about iOS 8 is something you may not notice right away. […]

What Is USB 3.0?

What Is USB 3.0? Griffin Gear / Products / Tech / Tips & Tricks

  There’s a new USB in town. It’s bigger and faster, and most importantly, it has a different kind of connector. But, confusingly, the new connector has the same name as the old connector. The new USB is called SuperSpeed USB 3.0. And the new connector, like the old one, is called a Micro-B. But, rejoice […]

Protection Against Vibration, and Why It's Important

Protection Against Vibration, and Why It’s Important Griffin Gear / Tech

Ooo Bop Bop Nobody wants to let dust or rain inside their iPhone… for obvious reasons. Or drop it and watch the glass shatter. That’s why it’s important that Griffin’s Survivor cases pass military-grade tests for shock/drop, dust and sand, windblown rain, and vibration. But, wait… vibration? Why is protection against vibration important? Vibration just […]

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7

Stop Taking Crappy iPhone Pictures! Part 7 Life / Photography / Stuff We Love / Tech / Tips & Tricks

  Through The Glass, Sharply For many of us infected with the shutter bug, a substantial part of the joy of taking pictures lies in diddling with the hardware. And the chiefest hardware joy when diddling with cameras is in the lenses, or, as they are affectionately known by picture-takers everywhere, The Glass. Changing lenses […]

Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible Apps / Community / Connect / Stuff We Love / Tech

  Click. A game. It presents a grid of colored boxes. Okay, looks pretty straightforward. Click. The boxes flip over in pairs, each one revealing a box of a different color. So, to get all the boxes to be the same color, you have to click them in the right combinations. Makes sense. How hard can this be? […]

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Music for the Eye Apps / Art / Fun / Stuff We Love

“What’s that on your iPhone?” “Flowfazer.” “What?” “Flowfazer.” “. . .” “What is it? A screensaver or something?” “You don’t need a screensaver for your iPhone. But, yeah, it was a screensaver when it first came out.” “First came out? When was that?” “1990.” “Huh?” “1990.” “That long ago?” “Yeah.” “. . .” “Dude, your […]