Want to quickly scan family photos? Epson's FastFoto FF-680W may be the answer

Want to quickly scan family photos? Epson's FastFoto FF-680W may be the answer

I know a lot of Mac users who are in the same boat that I am -- they have hundreds or thousands of photos that are in albums collecting dust, and they've somehow inherited an equal number of photos from elderly relatives. It would be wonderful to scan those images for use in Apple's Photos app or a similar third-party Mac program, but flatbed scanners are slow and scanning services are ridiculously priced. Epson's new FastFoto FF-680W (US$599.99) looks like it may be a reasonably priced solution to get those priceless images into a digital format.

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AWAIR 2nd Edition: Be aware of the air in your home

AWAIR 2nd Edition: Be aware of the air in your home

It's time to become aware of what you're breathing. That's the impetus behind AWAIR 2nd Edition, a US$199 smart air quality monitor that recently hit the market. With a built-in display that gives an indication of air quality with a glance and an iOS app that provides details and notifications, AWAIR 2nd Edition is the way for anyone to determine how the air in their home is affecting health.

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Logitech announces the POWERED Wireless Charging Stand for iPhones

Logitech announces the POWERED Wireless Charging Stand for iPhones

Logitech has announced the $69.99 Logitech POWERED Wireless Charging Stand. Designed in collaboration with Apple, it’s a wireless charging stand for use with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X that allows you to charge and use your smartphone simultaneously.

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iTunes movie reviews: John Travolta is the most interesting actor around (he just needs to make good movies)

iTunes movie reviews: John Travolta is the most interesting actor around (he just needs to make good movies)

Humphrey Bogart reportedly said, "The only thing you owe the public is a good performance." So let's forget the Scientology stuff. Let's ignore the speculation on his hair (or lack of it) and his sexuality. And let's admit that John Travolta — who has lots of movies available for rent or sale on iTunes — is the most interesting actor around.

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MOFUU Portable Wireless Apple Watch Charger can travel with you everywhere

MOFUU Portable Wireless Apple Watch Charger can travel with you everywhere

I love my Apple Watch Series 3, so I keep it charged up by placing it on a charger every morning for about twenty minutes. That usually keeps it "topped off", but about once a week I need to charge it a bit longer to get it powered up to 100% capacity. Since I'm not always near my Watch charger when the need strikes, a portable Apple Watch Charger seems like a great idea, which is why the MOFUU Portable Wireless Apple Watch Charger ($36.99, Amazon Affiliate) is now on my keychain.

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Apple, Akamai, Etsy Swiss Re team up go accelerate renewable energy development

Apple, Akamai, Etsy Swiss Re team up go accelerate renewable energy development

Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re have announced an agreement to develop two new wind and solar energy farms in Illinois and Virginia. Spearheaded by Apple, the new projects will generate 290 megawatts to the PJM electric grid serving much of the Eastern United States, including areas of Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. 

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