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Cutting the Cord: The Hardware You’ll Need Tech

Last time, we ran down the total costs my family was paying out to various providers for television, data and voice services. And we determined that $6600 was way too much to be sending off to faceless conglomerates for whom “customer service” was a joke. But cutting the cord is not without its own costs. […]

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Cutting the Cord and Living To Tell The Tale Tech

tl;dr – You’ll save some money.  But not as much (or as quickly, or as easily) as you think. Who knew ones and zeros could cost so much? Bundled cable, internet and home phone service. Plus a couple of premium channels. Plus a monthly Hulu charge. Plus Amazon Prime. Plus mobile and data.  Put ‘em […]

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Dust off that fitness tracker! Fitness / Life / Tech

The picture isn’t a pretty one.  In a recently released survey by strategic consulting firm Endeavour Partners, one third of fitness tracker owners report that they stopped using their tracker entirely within six months of getting it. Maybe you’re one of this third?  Or maybe your on your way?  We’ve all been there. It is easy to […]

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The Best Apps for Health? The Ones You’ll Use. Apps / Fitness / Life / Tech

The folder on the last page of my Home Screen tells a story of hope and disappointment, of love and hate, of promises made and promises broken. Its the folder called Unused. There lie the apps that didn’t live up to their reviews, that couldn’t perform as I wanted them to, that tried so hard and […]

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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 […]

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Which iPhone Should I Buy? In The News / News & Reviews / Tech

Which of the “bigger than bigger” iPhones is the better choice for you? The answer here in the Griffplex is clear.  You need an iPhone 6 Plus. Or maybe you don’t. “The 6 Plus is a perfect match” ^Josh, Online Marketing Specialist When I turned my iPhone 6 Plus on for the first time I immediately […]

Apple's Newest iPad and Newest Mac OS Are Here!

Apple’s Newest iPad and Newest Mac OS Are Here! News & Reviews / Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple’s newest Mac OS, Yosemite, is available today, and it’s absolutely free. Yosemite sports an updated look that echoes iOS 8, as well as inter-device continuity with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, meaning you can swap devices mid-project (or mid-phone call, for that matter) without losing a step. Most years, that would have been enough, […]

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. […]

Five Things We Love About Watch. Plus one.

Five Things We Love About Watch. Plus one. Fashion / In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple gave us a first look at the brand new Apple Watch today. Of course, it’s beautiful. Here’s a rundown on five of our favorite things. Plus one.: 1) Built-in accelerometers to measure movement. Apple Watch tracks how active you are, from brisk activity to how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting. All of […]

BREAKING NEWS – The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here!

BREAKING NEWS – The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are here! Stuff We Love / Tech

Apple just announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve compiled a list of the most important things you need to know about the new iPhone: The guts: Stunning new Retina HD display, with ion-strengthened display glass Thinner design: 6.9 and 7.1 mm thick for iPhone 6 […]