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AirFly Pro

AirFly Pro is a wireless headphone adapter that lets you use your favorite wireless headphones or earbuds in places that only have a headphone jack – like airplanes and treadmills. Plug this tiny transmitter into a headphone jack to listen to in-flight movies or the TVs at the gym. AirFly Pro lets two people listen to the same soundtrack, podcast or music with their favorite noise-cancelling headphones or AirPods.

Order HERE for $54.99.

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The Motorola RAZR Filp Phone Returns

The most iconic cell phone has returned. The 2019 Motorola RAZR shares a lot with its pre-smartphone ancestors, including a flip-open design, outward-facing screen, this time touch-enabled for quickly responding to messages and controlling music, and even the same radii on the curves. 

But instead of a keypad and tiny screen, it opens to reveal a 6.2-inch plastic OLED panel running Android 9 Pie. The device has a Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a single 16mp front-facing camera, and a fingerprint reader.

For the truly nostalgic, it also has a “Retro RAZR” mode that mimics the original’s interior design, from the interface and boot sequence to the iTap text entry. 

It will be available exclusively on Verizon for $1,500 in the US and will start shipping in January 2020.

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Apple Introduces 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple today unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac to create their life’s best work. 

The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel for a more satisfying key feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

Pricing and Availability

Starting at $2,399, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US later this week and coming soon to stores around the world.

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Apple Reveals New AirPods Pro, Available October 30

 

Apple today announced AirPods Pro, an exciting addition to the AirPods family that features Active Noise Cancellation and superior, immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design. AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today and in stores beginning Wednesday, October 30.

“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”

 

Pricing and Availability

AirPods Pro will be available for $249 and are available to order from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in the US and more than 25 other countries and regions. AirPods Pro will start shipping on Wednesday, October 30 and be available in stores beginning later this week (varies by country and region).

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Apple iPod Turns 18

Today marks the 18th anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPod at a small event on Apple’s Infinite Loop campus. While the iMac started Apple’s renaissance in 1998, it was the launch of the iPod in 2001 that truly set Apple on a path towards becoming the world’s most valuable company. 

Jobs famously pitched the original iPod as offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The combination of its 5GB hard drive and 0.75-inch thickness was impressive at the time, with the device also featuring a two-inch screen, up to 10 hours of battery life, a FireWire port, and the first iteration of the iconic click wheel. 

“With iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go,” said Jobs in Apple’s press release from October 23, 2001. “With iPod, listening to music will never be the same again.” 

The ubiquitous device forever changed the music industry. Along with the iPod came iTunes, a program that transformed the way music was sold, played and produced.

Record stores closed in droves, artists who created thematic albums were now focussed on selling singles and the small handheld object became a status symbol in which people could now share and showcase their individual music tastes. Everyone could carry their entire music library in their pockets. The art of conversation with nearby people stopped as white earbuds closed out the world around us and we looked down instead of around.

Watch the crude introductory video below and wonder at how far Apple has come from their vast product line, countless innovations,  frequency of product releases, the annual cost to consumers to how these sleek gadgets are now introduced P.T. Barnum style at special events.

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Tile Introduces Powerful New Line-Up, Features A Tile For Everything

Tile, the world’s leading smart location company, today launched an all-new hardware line-up, including Tile’s most innovative tracker yet, Sticker; a new sleek form factor for Slim; and expanded range for classics Pro and Mate. Together, this next generation of Tile products unlocks more use cases and greater functionality to help customers find their belongings in every situation.

2019 Hardware Line-Up

Sticker is waterproof, adhesive-backed and Tile’s smallest finder to date. Tile partnered with 3M to design the adhesive for Sticker, so users can rest assured that once placed on a clean, flat surface, Sticker will stay put. This cost-effective and effortless tracking solution comes with a full three-year battery life and 150 feet range, enabling users the convenience to track their items without restrictions. Sticker can be attached to most metal and plastic materials, including remote controls, cameras, and outdoor gear.

Tile also introduces a sleeker Slim, now in the shape of a credit card. This new low-profile premium design can easily slip into narrow spaces, making it a perfect fit for wallets, luggage tags, and other hidden spots. Discreet in shape and size, this Tile is still powerful with a longer 200 foot range and twice the volume of the previous Slim. Slim also boasts a full three-years of battery life.

The new Mate and Pro models have extended range, enabling users to locate things faster no matter where they are. For those who value high-performance, durability and strong design, Pro continues to deliver as the most powerful finder on the market with an unprecedented Bluetooth range of 400 feet. With improved findability, Tile is committed to greater peace of mind, at a time when the average person spends nearly a year of their lifetime endlessly trying to locate misplaced valuables.

Mate is a versatile finder to attach to everyday items such as keys, drink bottles, kids’ pencil cases and backpacks; and now has a Bluetooth range of 200 feet, 50 feet longer than the previous iteration.

Pricing and Availability

New products are now available at Tile.com and major retailers; including Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Target, among others.

– Tile Sticker: Available in Black, starting from $39.99 for a 2-pack, $59.99 for a 4-pack
– Tile Slim: Available in Black for $29.99
– Tile Mate: Available in White, for $24.99
– Tile Pro: Available in Black and White, for $34.99

With gifting season around the corner, Tile has multi packs available.

– Tile Essentials: 2 Tile Stickers, 1 Tile Slim, 1 Tile Mate available for $69.99
– Pro Combo: 2-Pack at $59.99 and 4-Pack at $99.99
– Mate: 4-Pack available at $69.99
– Tile Mate/Slim Combo: 2 Mates and 2 Slims, available for $74.99

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Different Ways of Using A Phone Locator

In case you are walking somewhere and your phone gets stolen or snatched, the first thing you think about is all the data that you have saved in it. You start worrying and your mind goes blank. In order to make such moments a little bearable for you, there are a lot of apps nowadays which can help you to locate your phone and get it back. 

Not only this but a phone locator application can enable you to screen your friends and family with only a basic snap of the screen. Although these are some simple applications but do you know how these applications actually work? Or about the numerous ways they can enable you to discover all the data you’re searching for? If not, this article will let you know precisely how mobile phone following applications work, and the most ideal approaches to utilize it. 

Mobile snatching has become really common since a long time ago. Although cell phones are now more advanced and include all the necessary features still there are expensive phones in which mobile tracker doesn’t work properly. 

Only a portion of these highlights incorporates GPS following capacities, content checking, photograph/video extraction, and internet-based life cautions. While a considerable lot of these highlights are significant, the client should initially know how their cell phone following application functions so as to take advantage of the product. 

How Cell Phone Tracker Apps Work:

Wireless tracker applications work by enacting a GPS following framework, which pinpoints the accurate area of the person on the gadget. Phone locator or Global Positioning System, is a route framework that interfaces numerous systems of satellites. These satellites then give exact area information on the numerous gadgets situated the world over. 

These GPS satellites work by sending a sign of the cell phone with the help of a mobile locator app. The GPS recipient will at that point interface with this sign, looking at the time it was sent and from which place. The outcome being the separation between the satellite and the physical signals. All of this information will at that point brief the GPS recipient’s framework to ascertain the location where his phone is present with precise accuracy and proficiency. 

Phone Locator Devices:

For an Android telephone, the requirement to spy a gadget can be utilized by the device manager of android. While for iPhones, the equivalent should be possible utilizing the “Discover My iPhone” work. 

If you think the strategies about phone locator  there are not enough you can easily look for few outsider applications that can do this activity as well. These sorts of applications have worked in capacities which can follow the telephone’s area, yet other information found in the focused on gadget also. This sort of programming is, for the most part, alluded to as a  spy application for mobile, and there is a wide range of one’s available today. The app from each brand greatly differs from one another as far as quality and highlights are concerned. Perhaps the best alternative out there for phone locators are the ones that are already present in your device. 

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Amazon Echo Dot With Clock 

Amazon’s most popular Echo is now even better. This version of Echo Dot has an LED display that can show the time, outdoor temperature, or timers. Play music, get the news, call almost anyone, and control compatible smart home devices—just ask Alexa.

Features:

– Perfect for your nightstand – Ask Alexa to set an alarm. Tap the top to snooze. The light sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness, day or night.
– Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and others. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible.
– Enjoy stereo sound – Pair with a second Echo Dot for rich, stereo sound. – Fill your home with music with compatible Echo devices in different rooms.
– Ready to help – Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
– Voice control your smart home – Turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more with compatible connected devices.
– Alexa has skills – With tens of thousands of skills and counting, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and more.
– Designed to protect your privacy – Built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the mics.

Pre-order HERE for $60. The device will ship on October 16, 2019.

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Amazon Bringing Samuel L. Jackson’s Voice To Alexa

Amazon on Wednesday said actor Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities will voice speech for the company’s virtual assistant Alexa.

Amazon’s celebrity voice feature will cost $0.99, Senior Vice President David Limp said at an event in Seattle. Jackson’s is the only celebrity voice Amazon has disclosed so far.

More info HERE.

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Polaroid Lab Photo Maker

There’s an undeniable charm associated with printed photos that Polaroid Originals has used as the basis of its marketing tactics in the era of smartphones. The company built upon the nostalgia of the 80-year old Polaroid brand, and breathed new life into the classic instant analog cameras. And while the old-fashioned cameras are fun for capturing unique shots, they’re clunky and there are many instances where it’s impossible to carry one around. But the new Polaroid Lab desktop device lets you print Polaroid-style film directly from your smartphone.

The printer works with the iPhone 6S and up as well Android devices including current models of Samsung, Huawei, Google Pixel, and One Plus Android handsets. To print a picture, you first select a smartphone image in the Polaroid Originals app, place the phone screen-side down, and press the red button. Using mirrors and a three-lens developing system, the device will produce a grey Polaroid in just a few seconds. Polaroid Originals recommends waiting about 15 minutes though to let the film properly develop. Users can also blow-up a photo and create a collage of multiple Polaroids like in the video below.

“Unlimited cloud storage can actually be your memories’ worst enemy, causing your digital photos to skyrocket in numbers and end up falling into a void of oblivion,” said Polaroid BV CEO Oskar Smolokowski. “The idea behind the Polaroid Lab is that it turns your most previous smartphone photos into tangible Polaroid photographs — bringing them into the world as something you can hold in your hand and store on the fridge rather than in the cloud.”

The Polaroid Lab accepts existing I-Type and 600 series films, and users must be running iOS 11 or above and Android 7 or above on a compatible smartphone. Polaroid Originals has set the price for the Polaroid Lab at $130, and says the device will hit shelves by October 10.

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