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A Handy Apple Watch and iPhone Stand for Under $20

7:48 AM, Aug. 24th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

There are lots of Apple Watch stands and charging docks, but most hold just the watch itself. If you're looking for a cheap and useful dock that can handle both your Apple Watch and your iPhone, our own Adam Christianson found what looks to be a great deal on Amazon. The Apple Watch Stand from Poetic Smartphone holds your Apple Watch and iPhone, comes in iDevice-matching color options Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, and will run you just US$20 shipped. Just one potential caveat: buyers report that the larger 42mm Apple Watch will only work with the Sport band; other bands are too heavy for the stand when combined with the weight of the watch.

How to Test the Speed of Your Home Network with Iperf

8:30 AM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · MGG Answers

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We live in an increasingly wireless world, leading Mac Geek Gab hosts Dave and John to frequently talk about wireless networks, routers, and 802.11-everything. But how do your two favorite geeks know how fast these devices and networks are? More importantly, how can you determine the speed of your own network and router? Read on to learn about a quick and easy way to perform network speed testing at home.

iPod Shuffle Stock Dwindles at Apple Retail and Online Stores

8:54 AM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPod


Those looking to spend Christmas money on a new iPod shuffle may have to wait a few days to pick one up. Apple’s diminutive iPod is out of stock at many Apple Retail Stores, and shows a 7-10 business day shipping delay at Apple’s online store, with no word on when supply will improve.

Don’t Download this OS X Themed North Korean Operating System

8:23 AM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · News


North Korea has its own operating system, a custom version of Linux called 'Red Star' that's been skinned to look just like OS X. Thanks to a recent leak, you can now download and install Red Star yourself, although we wouldn't recommend it. Instead, why not check out these screenshots?