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Review: Pad and Quill’s Contega Linen case for iPad Air 2 is handmade perfection (Video)

It’s always refreshing to see iOS accessory makers doing something different and Pad & Quill leads the pack in this area. With handmade cases crafted from linen, leather, and wood, it’s hard to go wrong with this simplistically elegant spin on cases.<p>Lately I’ve been using Pad & Quill’s Contega …

Hyper’s Black Friday: $50 off the world’s only external MacBook battery, $10 battery packs (Reg. $50), $2 iPad cases (Reg. $30), much more

Hyper, the brand behind a number of popular Mac and iOS products we’ve reviewed in the past, is today offering its best deals ever for Black Friday. The sale includes big deals on external battery packs and other iOS accessories including <b>the world’s only external MacBook battery.</b><p>Some of the …

Apple Watch site refreshed to highlight Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health & Fitness

Apple has quietly refreshed its Apple Watch microsite with a few changes including more details about the upcoming wearable and newly added interactive images of the device. Previously Apple had a single ‘Features’ page for describing the functionality of the Apple Watch, but has replaced that page …

Hyper’s Black Friday: $50 off the world’s only external MacBook battery, $10 battery packs (Reg. $50), $2 iPad cases (Reg. $30), much more

Hyper, the brand behind a number of popular Mac and iOS products we’ve reviewed in the past, is today offering its best deals ever for Black Friday. The sale includes big deals on external battery packs and other iOS accessories including <b>the world’s only external MacBook battery.</b><p>Some of the …

Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer w/ AirPrint $45 shipped (orig. $150)

Amazon has the Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One Color Photo Printer (MG5520) for <b>$44.99</b> shipped (matched in Office Depot’s Black Friday sale). That’s $105 or 70% under the original listing, $5 under both the next best price at Best Buy and the lowest we’ve seen.<p>Features:<p>PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) …

Back of iDevices set to lose ugly FCC markings as E-Label Act signed by President Obama

Apple’s master of minimalism Jony Ive probably hates the fact that the company is legally required to mark the back of iPhones and iPads with a bunch of regulatory stampings, but as of today the largest of them – the FCC approval symbols – will no longer be required.<p>The E-Label Act first proposed …

The best iPhone, iPad, & Mac accessories on sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Many Black Friday deals are officially going live today with others likely arriving tonight and through the weekend into Cyber Monday. We’re tracking deals for all platforms and gadgets, but below we’ve rounded up only the best accessories for iOS devices and Mac seeing big discounts this …

iPad Sales Drop Twelve Percent As Android Tablets Soar

There have been a number of signs that the consumers’ rush to buy into the iPad ecosystem was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the slowing retail success of Apple’s tablet into an interesting position.<p>The analyst’s numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by an eighth (12.7%) …

Cheapest place to buy an iPhone? It’s not where you’d expect

Looking for a Black Friday or Cyber Monday bargain?<p>Don’t forget to check the stores… in Tokyo.<p>This autumn’s collapse in the Japanese yen on foreign …

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Long-Term Wrap: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

Parting is such sweet sorrow.<p>When BMW introduced its new-for-2014 diesel 3-series wagon, we begged to get our hands on a long-term tester for obvious reasons. The 328d xDrive Sports Wagon is a rare and appealing combination for the enthusiast with cargo-hauling needs: wagon body style, efficient …

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The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Ignore your family with these helpful games<p>Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the country or hiding to avoid your uncle droning on about …