Three Scenarios for Home Automation

10:30 AM, Apr. 25th, 2015 · · iPad

Ever wondered what Home Automation is really all about? Juan Collao walks us through three scenarios where home automation made a real difference in his life. 

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery: $49.99

6:07 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iPad

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery: $49.99

Here's a deal on a killer gadget called ZeroLemon SolarJuice—it's a 20,000mAh portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, and you can charge it using the on-board 1.2W solar panels. I think that's super cool. 20,000mAh is a ton of power, enough to charge your iPhone 6 more than seven times. If that's not enough, it has a built-in LED flashlight. This thing retails for $100, which is a good price, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99. 

Just Mobile’s New USB Battery Charger Goes a Step Beyond

3:55 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iPad

Some USB battery chargers are just ho-hum with nothing special about them. But the Just Mobile TopGum 6000 mAh charger takes everything a step further. It features a magnetic charging stand with two input modes, dual similtaneous outputs, a hideaway Lighting connector and even a gold color option.

iOS 8.3 Messages: Filtering Unknown Senders

8:55 AM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · · iPad

With today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how iOS 8.3 can help us identify and report potential spam iMessages (hint: it's really, really simple). As a bonus, Melissa Holt will cover how to report any spam SMS texts you get to your wireless carrier, so you'll be all set to clean the junk out of your Messages app!

Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS Devices

10:09 AM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

Google is dropping support for several devices from its YouTube API, which means that second generation Apple TV owners won't be able to watch cat videos any more. Along with the older Apple TV model, YouTube support for iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, older Google TV versions, and some smart TVs was dropped, too.

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If watching YouTube videos through the Apple TV channel is a big thing for you, the third generation model costs US$69.

LA Schools to Apple: Give Us Back Our Money

10:49 AM, Apr. 16th, 2015 · · iPad

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to refund the money it paid into a US$1.3 billion deal to put iPads into the hands of its students and teachers. The district broke the contract last year amid controversy over ties between the former superintendent, Apple, and Pearson Education.

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The LA School District signed a legally binding contract with Apple and Pearson, later broke that contract, and now wants its money back. This should get interesting.

Apple Adds new Emojis, More in iOS 8.3 Update

3:07 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

Along with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The release notes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch update say it includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and a redesigned emoji keyboard—none of which comes as a surprise since the 8.3 update has been available as a public beta.

Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack with 3 USB Ports: $39.99

9:30 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack with 3 USB Ports: $39.99

Our deals on portable chargers are always popular, and we have a good one for you today on the Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack. It has three USB charging ports, and it optimizes the charge for the device you plug into it.  You can get this portable charger for 42% off through our deal, at $39.99.