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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.

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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.

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March 21, 2015

Startup Tips: The Secret Behind Customer Outreach Emails

Welcome to Bits & Bytes episode 6! Today is March 21 2015 and I am your host Jeff Weisbein! I am also sorry that I haven’t done a podcast in several weeks — its been pretty crazy around here (don’t worry, I’ll get to all that).

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 iTunes!

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March 18, 2015

Review: 24″ 1080p LED 144hz Refresh Rate Gaming Monitor from Monoprice

When you think of Monoprice you probably think of inexpensive cables and other accessories, but did you know the company also sells inexpensive desktop monitors? Well, they do. And they recently sent me one of their new gaming-focused budget monitors for review. The gaming monitor is a 24-inch 1080p LED with a 144hz refresh rate, adjustable stand (height, tilt, and swivel), and matte screen. But perhaps the best part is the price which comes in at $249. Yes, you read that correctly: [...]

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March 9, 2015

A Timepiece, A Messenger, and Health Companion: Are You Getting It?

January 9, 2007 — this was the day that Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone to the world. You may (or may not) remember that right before he unveiled the device for the first time he talked about how Apple created not one, but three revolutionary products: the first product he named was a widescreen iPod with touch controls, the second was a revolutionary mobile phone, and the third was a breakthrough Internet communications device.

“So,” Jobs went on, [...]

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March 9, 2015

I Have A Confession: I Thought the Apple Event Was Boring

Those who know me, know I’m a huge Apple fan: I love Apple products. I love Apple events. I love Apple. But today, I don’t know, I just found myself very bored during portions of the event. Am I alone here? Were you bored by today’s event too?

First of all, the event started off very slowly in my opinion. The whole HBO Now thing is cool, $15/month for HBO access without needing a cable provider. But I wasn’t watching an Apple event to hear about HBO and its [...]

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March 8, 2015

My 90s TV Will Ruin Your Productivity for the Week

I know the week hasn’t started yet, but trust me, I just ruined your productivity for the entire work week. Thanks to a post on ProductHunt, I spent my weekend watching classic 90s TV shows and programming (commercials included)! So how do you watch things like Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Rocket Power, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and more? You head on over to My 90s TV.

Once you’re there you will be greeted with a big old silver glass screen TV. Then all you have to do hit [...]

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February 26, 2015

Apple Invites the Press to An Event on March 9

Earlier today Apple sent out invitations for a press event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. A location that Apple has used to introduce many of its products. What’s expected to be announced, you ask?

Well, it seems extremely likely Apple will show off and subsequently “officially” announce the Apple Watch, especially since during the last Apple earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said Apple would start shipping the smartwatch in [...]

 
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February 23, 2015

Pebble Smartwatch Design Leaks Ahead of Tomorrow’s Announcement

A new version of the Pebble smartwatch is right around the corner, and a leaked image—first posted by 9to5Google and found on Pebble’s own servers early Monday—appears to give us a firsthand look of what to expect.

The originally leaked image reveals a redesigned chassis and a color display. The current Pebble is far less flashy, sporting sharper corners and a two-tone e-paper display. Other rumors suggest new features, such as voice [...]

 
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February 11, 2015

Even Apple Haters Love Apple Stock

Yesterday, Apple became the first U.S. company to close with a market capitalization above $700 billion (currently sitting at $711 billion), Tim Cook credited its success to its ability to sell pricey products to Chinese consumers and ignore commonly accepted beliefs about big companies. In Apple’s most recent quarterly earnings report, it shattered a world record in terms of profit in a single quarter earning $18.04 billion, much of that profit being associated with the 74.5 [...]

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