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April 27, 2015

My Weekend With the Apple Watch and Why I Don’t Love It As Much As I Thought

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Three days. That’s how much time I’ve spent with my Stainless Steel 42mm Apple Watch so far and I can truthfully say that I don’t love it as much as I thought I would the second I got it. I’ll explain.

Notifications & Messages

The Apple Watch really excels when it comes to notifications and messages. The haptic feedback or what Apple calls “Taps” are a great way to gently nudge you to let you know something happened you might want to know about. Well [...]

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April 24, 2015

The Best Apple Watch Unboxing Video (feat. 2 Cute Cats)

Earlier today, around 11:10AM, my doorbell rang and it was UPS — you guessed it, they were bringing my Apple Watch. I decided to do a live stream unboxing with Periscope which went very well. You can find the Periscope video here (be sure to follow me too).

I’ve also uploaded the Apple Watch unboxing video below. It may seem a little weird because the things I’m saying are directed at the viewers in the Periscope chat room which isn’t included as part of the video (unless you watch it in the Periscope [...]

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April 19, 2015

Trailer Battle: Batman v Superman v Star Wars

Welcome to Bits & Bytes episode 8! Today is April 19th 2015 and I am your host Jeff Weisbein! I hope you all have had a good week. Today we discuss the new awesome movie trailers for Batman v Superman and Star Wars as well as the Apple Watch, KYA, and more! Buckle up!

Take a listen! Of course, you can leave feedback here in the comments or tweet at me on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Bits & Bytes on [...]

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April 17, 2015

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Unboxing Commercials Are Awesome (Despite Being Unlikely)

We all know about unboxing videos, you know, those videos popularized by YouTubers who record the unboxing of a brand new product like a smartphone, computer, etc. Samsung decided to take the unboxing video idea and turn it into a series of commercials. The only difference between these commercials and typical YouTube unboxing videos is that these are action-packed.

As many of you know I’m a huge Apple fan, but I will be the first to admit that the commercials, which I’ve embedded below, are pretty awesome. My [...]

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April 17, 2015

27 of the Best Tech Subreddits on Reddit

So you like tech and are a fan of reddit.com… sounds familiar. Everyone knows about r/technology, but really, I think there are better subreddits for tech out there. The reddit community is huge and sometimes finding the best subreddits for a topic you are interested in can be a daunting task. Fear not! I have compiled a list of what I believe to be the best tech subreddits. If you have one to add, feel free to leave a [...]

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April 14, 2015

First Impressions: The Apple Watch

Yesterday morning Mandy and I took a trip to the Apple Store in SoHo (NYC). The purpose of this mission? Try on the Apple Watch, of course. We walk into the store, smiles beaming on our faces, and I excitedly tell the front door associate that we’re here for our watch try on appointment. He brings us over to a fitting table where another Apple associate begins to help us.

“We want to try on what we ordered!” I exclaim. “I got the 42mm stainless steel watch with the white sport band and an additional band, [...]

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April 5, 2015

My Name Is Jeff and I’m Getting An Apple Watch

Welcome to Bits & Bytes episode 7! Today is April 5 2015 and I am your host Jeff Weisbein! Happy Easter and Passover! I hope you have all had a good week. Before I start, I’m going to try something new going forward, in addition to publishing the podcast on BestTechie.com and iTunes I am going to upload it to my YouTube channel as well (at least for a few episodes) which you can find at YouTube.com/besttechie. So if you’re listening on YouTube right now — welcome to Bits & Bytes, a mostly tech podcast. I’ll put a link [...]

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April 5, 2015

Oco Review: A Stylish and Sleek WiFi Camera With Lots of Features

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Florida and like all pet lovers, I wanted to be able to check in on my little fur-babies throughout the day. Prior to this trip the way I did that was by leaving my computer on at home, signing into Skype, and have it set to auto-accept calls. This allowed me to turn on the webcam at home and also say things to my cats through my speakers. While this particular setup worked, it’s clearly not ideal, which is why when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Oco Smart Camera I jumped at it [...]

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March 31, 2015

Going to Coachella? Here’s 7 Tips on How To Keep Your iPhone Alive

The popular music festival, Coachella, is fast approaching and if you are going to be attending then you need check out these seven tips on how to keep your iPhone’s battery from dying during your favorite artist’s set. Not going to Coachella? That’s ok, these tips, which were put together by the minds at Färbe Technik and BestTechie, can still help you with eeking out every last drop of juice you can get from your phone’s battery.

Identify What is Draining the Battery: Updates to iOS 8 allow Apple users to [...]
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March 28, 2015

The Phone Insurance Claim System for Major Wireless Carriers is Laughably Easy to Defraud

We have all been there, you are buying a new smartphone and the sales associate asks if you would like to purchase phone insurance — you know, in case of an accident. You weigh the pricing options for a moment and think about your general clumsiness and decide to get the insurance. If you use one of the major carriers in the U.S. such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and/or Sprint the insurance you buy comes from a company called Asurion Insurance Services, Inc.

So what if they all use the same [...]

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