T-Mobile’s Test Drive lets you try their network… for free

T-Mobile’s Test Drive lets you try their network… for free

Want to see if T-Mobile’s network is better than your existing carrier’s before you switch? The company’s T-Mobile Test Drive program lets you try out their network at all of your regular locations for 30 days at no cost. I have considered changing to T-Mobile when the iPhone 11 comes out, and now I can find out how their network works without spending a dime.

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Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Last year, we ran several reviews of home air quality devices from Awair: the Awair 2nd Edition and less expensive (but also less capable) Awair Glow. Today, the company is releasing a new version of the Awair Glow that is not only less expensive ($75 launch price and $89 MSRP), but more useful as well. The Awair Glow C is a multi-function device that measures three indicators of air quality and also acts as a smart plug and ambient light.

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NOMAD's new USB-C to Lightning Cable features Kevlar for ultimate durability

NOMAD's new USB-C to Lightning Cable features Kevlar for ultimate durability

NOMAD today announced availability of a new USB-C to Lightning cable that may just last longer than you! The cable, which comes in 1.5m (5 ft.) and 3m (10 ft.) lengths, uses Kevlar® fiber in the central core of the cable for strength and is wrapped with a Kevlar outer braid for incredible durability. While the cable might be a bit more expensive than what you’re used to paying for cheap cables (the 5 foot cable retails for $39.95), they’re also the only cables I know of that come with a 5 year guarantee — they’re built that well.

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Missing macOS Server? The Zentyal macServer Indiegogo project needs your support

Missing macOS Server? The Zentyal macServer Indiegogo project needs your support

Apple didn’t make a lot of Mac admins happy when it decided to drop macOS Server. The app, which provided such services as file sharing, email, web services, DNS, directory services and more, was popular in all-Mac shops for many years, but wasn’t making money for Apple. An Indiegogo campaign has been started to port the popular Zentyal Server (a Linux-based server distribution) to macOS to provide a replacement to macOS Server.

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PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

Looking for a soft case that can provide real protection to your iPad or 13-inch MacBook? The new PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsule is designed like a spacesuit to protect your device from all sorts of hazards (just not the vacuum of space). There are two sizes: the iPad Capsule 11” for the 9.7-inch iPad and iPad Air, 11” iPad Pro and any other tablets with up to 11” displays. For larger devices, there’s the iPad/MacBook Capsule 13” for the 12.9” iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13”) and any other laptop up to 13”.

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Epson unveils new EcoTank printers and a partnership with Shaquille O'Neil

Epson unveils new EcoTank printers and a partnership with Shaquille O'Neil

Epson America today added six new printers to the Supertank line of cartridge-free EcoTank printers. These printers use bottles and supersized ink tanks to refill ink, doing away with wasteful ink cartridges that always run out…just when you need them. The company is also announcing a multi-year partnership with NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neil, who becomes the spokesman for the EcoTank line and other Epson technology.

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Kanex announces unique 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station for iPad Pro

The recent announcement by Apple highlighting the features of iPadOS really pointed out one thing — the iPad, and especially the iPad Pro, is becoming more of a laptop replacement than ever. A number of accessory manufacturers have come out with docks for the iPad Pro, but most are simply re-branded USB-C hubs for the MacBook line. Kanex did something completely different, and today announced the 6-in-1 Multiport USB-C Docking Station for iPad Pro. It works with both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models (3rd generation) of the iPad Pro and retails for $99.95.

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Activ5 launches its smart fitness device at Apple retail stores today

Activ5 launches its smart fitness device at Apple retail stores today

The Apple Watch and iPhone have given us a pretty good incentive to pick up our daily activity, but Apple seemingly forgot about strength training. Fortunately, Activ5 created a small, portable isometric exercise device that works with Apple HealthKit and gives gadget geeks the chance to build up muscle tone and strength while tracking progress. Starting today, Apple fans can visit an Apple retail store to try out the Activ5 smart fitness device.

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Motif Photos project extension now available in Canada

Motif Photos project extension now available in Canada

Remember how the Photos app for Mac used to have a bunch of built-in projects such as calendars, books, photo prints and more? Apple got out of the printing business, leaving Photos users to select from a variety of project extensions that use third-party companies to manufacture the projects that the users design. One of those extensions is Motif, which rolled out in the US in July 2018 and then spread to Europe beginning in November 2018. The company announced today that Motif is available in Canada.

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Want a folding iPhone? Think again...

Want a folding iPhone? Think again...

Early reviewers are now getting their hands on the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that folds out to provide users with a large, square screen similar to that of a tablet. However, some of those early reviewers are now finding that the device is breaking within days. Apple, of course, will most likely wait to create a folding iPhone until they have a proven design that can withstand millions of fold cycles without breaking, but it does bring up the question — is the high price and fragility of folding designs worth it?

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Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

Apple and Qualcomm end litigation, agree on global patents and chipset supply

For years, Apple and Qualcomm have been locked in a very contentious battle over patents, with Qualcomm accusing Apple of stealing intellectual property and Apple responding by refusing to use Qualcomm chipsets in its designs. Today, the two companies agreed to dismiss all litigation and have reached a six-year license agreement (with a two-year option to extend) as well as a multi-year chipset supply agreement.

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