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Apple Intros MFi Specs for Lightning Cable Headphones

Posted on 04/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

Apple has introduced a new specification for its Made For iPhone (MFi) program that will allow manufacturers to create headphones to connect to iOS devices via a Lightning cable in place of the usual 3.5mm headphone jack.

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iDevice Videography – The Latest Trend in Video Production

Posted on 02/06/2014 by Ian Fuchs

For amateur videographers, and creatives not looking to spend a lot to get a huge level of expandability, sometimes an iPhone or iPad is all it takes to begin to produce great content. While there will always be a place for professional grade cameras, video editing software, and expensive rigs – consumer/amateur video is a market that Apple is slowly chipping away at.

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Beats Releases New Solo2 ON-Ear Headphones

Posted on 29/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

Beats Electronics has announced the release of what may be their final pair of non-Apple influenced headphones, with the release of a new version of their popular on-ear cans. The Beats Solo² offers a new design, and improved acoustics.

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Review Roundup: Extreme WiFi For The Home, Office & Road Warrior

Posted on 25/05/2014 by Chris Rauschnot

WiFi is built into nearly every tech device in the home and those that we carry with us each day. Smartphones, tablets, cameras, 3D TVs, HD streaming movie boxes, home automation modules and the list goes on. We’ve nearly reached the point of what’s known as the Internet of things, where more everyday items will be connected.

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Osmo Turns Real-World Objects Into Digital Games on The iPad

Posted on 22/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

A group of former Googlers – who are also parents – have come up with a really cool way to integrate real-world objects with digital play on the iPad. Osmo takes everyday objects – such as clay, plastic letters and numbers, and even toothpicks – and makes them part of the digital interaction on the screen of your child’s iPad.

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Review: Kevo – A Smarter Way To Secure Your Home

Posted on 20/05/2014 by Ian Fuchs

The “connected home” is one of the biggest areas of innovation as of late, with smart appliances, voice-controlled thermostats, and app-driven lights taking center stage at various electronics shows and making appearances at various home improvement stores.

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MacTrast Deals: The 10Ft Bungee Lightning Charging Cable

Posted on 20/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

If you’re like me, you enjoy using your iPhone while vegging on the couch at the end of the day. However, after a full day’s use, my iPhone’s battery can certainly use a charge. The problem is, the location of my couch, vis-à-vis the nearest electrical outlet makes for using while charging difficult, if not possible. Oh, if I only had a longer, tangle-free cable…

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CarPlay Firmware Updates Expected to Arrive for Pioneer’s NEX In-Dash Systems in a ‘Few Weeks’ (VIDEO)

Posted on 16/05/2014 by Chris Hauk

Pioneer announced earlier this year that its latest aftermarket NEX infotainment systems will be compatible with CarPlay, allowing customers to use the Apple technology in an existing automobile. The company was in San Francisco this week, showing off the technology, which requires only a firmware update that is expected to arrive in “a few weeks.”

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