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Nomad adds iPhone 6/6s cases to its new Horween Leather collection

Last week Apple accessory maker Nomad launched a new collection of Horween Leather-made products starting with two Lightning plus battery-equipped wallets. Today Nomad is expanding that collection with a new iPhone 6/6s case made with high quality leather from the Chicago company.<p>Nomad Leather Case …

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How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Profile When You Die

- May 23, 2016<p>You share everything on Facebook, I mean everything. Do you want that to all go away just because you’ve stopped breathing? Facebook …

Social Media

Turn Your iPhone Into a Mobile Recording Studio

Everyone has a smartphone. High-end audio recording gear, not so much, unless you’re a professional. Fortunately there are numerous devices, from …

Mojocon 2016: Shoulderpod iPhone rigs with inexpensive wooden grips that can also work with your regular gear

Shares 3<p>The Shoulderpod R1 Pro rig with Rode mic<p>At RTE’s Mojocon mobile journalism conference in Dublin last weekend we took a look at the latest …

Shure's MV88 gives your iPhone better ears

Smartphones are excellent for recording quality video, but they are still lacking when it comes to sound. Shure, the microphone company, has a few solutions to make the audio recording better on the iPhone, and we've been testing out the MV88 stereo condenser microphone to see just how much better …

Pictar iPhone Camera Grip

Every year, the camera in your iPhone gets better. Every year, the controls stay the same. Take full advantage of your most used camera with the …

How to activate your iPhone's hidden Field Test Mode

Forget looking at how many bars - or, on the iPhone, dots - of signal you have. Geek out by activating you iPhone's hidden Field Test Mode.<p>If you're …

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

How to Control Your HomeKit Smart Home When You’re Away from Home

If you want access to all the features of your HomeKit powered smart home when you’re away from home sweet home, you can–as long as you have an Apple …

Declutter Your Email Inbox with Unroll.Me

As our busy lives get busier and our work schedules more frantic, it’s really easy to end up with hundreds of unchecked emails and no way to differentiate between the important ones and those that can wait. <b>Unroll.Me (free)</b> helps you organize your email so that your inbox includes only what you want …

How to use your old TV remote with your new Apple TV

The new Apple TV remote is a wondrous touch- and motion-enabled trackpad with a few simple buttons that lets you do everything on your new black hockey puck of joy, including playing games, swiping through apps, and, well, playing and pausing your movies and TV shows.<p>What happens when you lose it …

New Apple TV: Tips, Tricks, Siri Remote Shortcuts and Useful Settings

The new Apple TV launched on Friday in several countries around the world, giving early adopters a chance to try out the fourth-generation device for a few days now. The consensus opinion is that the new Apple TV is a worthwhile upgrade, particularly because of new features such as the App Store, …

MacTrast Deals: Ultimate iPhone 6/6s Lens Kit: A 6-Piece Set for Photographers On The Go

- Oct 9, 2015<p>The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not carry a great set of lenses too? The Ultimate iPhone 6/6s Lens Kit supplies …

Photography Accessories

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

Mobile Technology

TiVo Adds AirPlay Support to Allow Streaming to Apple TV Via iOS Devices

TiVo today is announcing an update to its iOS app that adds AirPlay support to allow users to stream content to the Apple TV. The feature builds on previous support for streaming content to an iOS device from a TiVo box, and the TiVo app now makes it easy to watch content recorded on a TiVo box on …

Product Review - iRig Mic Studio is a USB Recording Wonder!

The iRig Mic Studio <b>($179.99)</b> has recently been released, and we were sent a review unit from the folks at IK Multimedia. The latest in a long line of music recording enablers for mobile-minded musicians, it is clear that IK took the gloves off a bit this time. While not a true studio microphone …

Hot deals ending soon: KeySmart Key Organizer with 8GB USB Drive, the Sound Kick Bluetooth speaker & more [Deals]

We’re getting down to the wire on the chance to save big on the KeySmart 2.0 organizer, the Innori battery pack, the Sound Kick Bluetooth speaker, and more.<p><b>KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer with 8GB USB Drive – 24% off</b><p>Ditch your bulky, noisy key ring in favor of the KeySmart 2.0. The organizer …

CES 2015: Griffin Introduces New Cable Organizers for Home, Office and Car

In addition to its new charging accessories, Griffin at CES 2015 also introduced a new line of cable organizers for the home, office or in-car use. The launch lineup includes the Guide, Sleeve, Hanger and Clip with additional products planned for 2015.<p>Designed for desktop usage, the Guide features …

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

Holiday gift guide: Smart home products – get a jump on HomeKit for 2015

I wondered earlier this year whether Apple’s HomeKit system would bring home automation to the masses. The good news is that you don’t need to wait for HomeKit to start bringing smart home technology to your family and friends – and we’ve put together a gift guide covering some of the main products …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Enhance Your Life with Smart Bulbs from Connected By TCP

I'd been wanting to start smartening up my home, so when I received an email offering a free sample of smart light bulbs from Connected By TCP, I jumped at the opportunity. And I couldn't be more pleased with them. During these dark winter months, it can be pretty dreary arriving home in the …

Get flying with The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 with camera and free shipping [Deals]

If you’ve always wanted a camera equipped quadcopter but balked at their typically high prices, then you’ll want to keep reading.<p>Back by popular demand! You can get The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, a fully functional, high tech, camera equipped micro quadcopter for the unbeatable price of $74.99 with …

Odysee Automatically Saves Your Mobile Photos And Videos To Your Home PC

A new application launching today called Odysee offers a different way for consumers to back up photos and videos from their smartphones. Instead of backing up to the cloud, which can be both pricey and sometimes even insecure, with Odysee, content is backed up to your home computer. For free! …

USB Digital Microphones Are the Perfect Entry-Level Recording Tool

Maybe you, like any red-blooded American man, still harbor some rock star dreams. Or maybe your friends have grown tired of your impassioned, …

Take control of your connected devices with the Harmony Ultimate Home

If you have a lot of connected devices in your home, chances are you often look for ways to tie them all together. Most devices have their own …

Home Automation

August Smart Lock goes on sale at Apple retail stores this week

The August Smart Lock, which started shipments in late August, will now go on sale in Apple's retail stores beginning this week for the price of …

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