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iPhone Rumor Roundup! Tech

Apple’s big announcement is just one week away, but the rumors about the new iPhone started circulating before iPhone 6 even hit the shelves almost a year ago. As we get ready to tune into the livestream on September 9th, here’s what the rumor mill says we have in store . . . BIGGER. Though no […]

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Four New watchOS 2 Features That You’ll Love Tech

At this year’s WWDC Keynote, Apple unveiled watchOS 2, the first update to the Apple Watch‘s operating system. The update promises lots of under-the-hood improvements, with more tools for developers and greater support for native apps.  But it’s the “above the fold” updates that have us all abuzz. Here are the four new features we’re most excited to try […]

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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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Cutting the Cord: Before You Cut, Some Final Considerations Tech

When we look at the expenses of traditional cable compared to the costs of cutting the cord, the savings story is a compelling one.  And you may even find that having fewer channels of stuff you’re not watching leads to a fresh, new outlook on life in general.  But cutting the cord is not without its […]

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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 […]