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May 4, 2015

The Next Apple TV Remote Will Be Radically Different

The original Apple TV remote (left), next to the current Apple TV Remote (right).

The first Apple TV remote was small, white plastic device with a handful of buttons. That remote was phased out by the current remote that ships with Apple TV’s, the current one is the one most people are familiar with: thin and silver with a few black buttons — just the right amount to make it useful and intuitive. This is by design.

The New York Times is now reporting that the new Apple TV remote, which [...]

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May 2, 2015

How To Rip A DVD to Your Mac

We’ve all been there (or you may be there right now if you are reading this): you want to rip a DVD you own to your Mac so you can watch it without having to pop in the disc every time. Ripping a DVD will also allow you to put the movie on a mobile device such as your iPhone or iPad so you can watch it on-the-go.

I’m going to outline the steps on how to rip a DVD to your Mac below, but before I begin, you need to keep in mind that new Mac’s no longer have optical drives. This is normally a good thing because it [...]

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May 1, 2015

Review: JLab Epic Bluetooth Headphones Are the Apple Watch’s Best Friend

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April 30, 2015

Here’s How Lefties Can Use the Apple Watch

Are you a lefty? Nice! Me too. If you recently bought an Apple Watch or are scoping one out fear not, you don’t have to twist your hand in uncomfortable directions to use the latest Apple gadget. Apple thought of everything when it comes to people using its Watch. You can adjust the Orientation of the Watch in the Settings app (on the Watch).

In order to adjust the orientation, in Settings go to General, then tap Orientation, and from there select the wrist you will be wearing the Watch on (for us lefties that’s [...]

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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… 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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