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Apple Announces iPhone XR: 6.1-Inch Display for $749

On September 12, 2018, Apple unveiled the iPhone XR - the newest addition to the iPhone family. Price: Starting at $749 Sizes: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB Colors: Blue, Coral, Yellow, Product Red, Black, and White Retail Availability: Pre-order:  Friday, October 19 Buy In Stores: Friday, October...
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3 Household Materials That Filter Out Viruses (DIY COVID-19 Face masks)

The CDC and White House now recommend wearing a homemade face mask when you venture out of your house. These recommendations specifically refer to homemade masks, to avoid diminishing the already depleted N95 face mask supply - desperately needed by hospital and front-line workers repeatedly exposed to the Coronavirus COVID-19.
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ANSI Residential Security Ratings for Smart Locks Explained

Industry security standards, for access control and personnel door locks, ensure the quality and durability of locks within defined and agreed-upon benchmarks of durability, operational stability, and overall security offered by the device. The two most highly recognized and widely accepted organizations for assessing the...
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3 Steps to fix Frozen MacBook on Startup

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro is frozen and unresponsive, you likely just need to reset a few system settings. In most cases, you can save yourself a trip to the Genius Bar with the 3 simple steps outlined below. Each step is...
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Review of iPhone 8 Launch Rumors

The new iPhone has been announced! Click to read more The next and probably the most notorious flagship of Apple is just around the corner. The smartphone has a specifically larger significance in the history of the company, as Apple is celebrating iPhone’s 10th anniversary...

Where to find the new McDonald’s STRAW

People across the nation are clamoring to get their hands on the new McDonald's STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). Now you can too! Check out the locations and dates below to get your own STRAW. How to get a McDonald's STRAW: Be the first person...
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Pre-Release Rumors: iOS 11

The new iPhone has been announced! Click to read more Update (5/22): New iPhone 8 (Edition) Photos Leaked Online - confirming the dimension rumors. Read more. iOS 11 is highly anticipated to officially be announced by Apple in this year’s WWDC event. This significance of this year's WWDC is...
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AirPort Express firmware update enables AirPlay 2 and Apple Home App support

AirPlay 2 is now supported on AirPort Express with firmware version 7.8+ Also includes support for Apple's Home App - native home automation on iOS The AirPort line of products, which include the AirPort Express, are no longer sold in stores and discontinued...
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Hands-On Review of iOS 11

Apple is planned to refresh a nearly all of its existing hardware and software this year. On the hardware side, we have refreshed MacBooks, new budget iPad, three upcoming iPhone models, as well as the next generation Apple Watch. In terms of software, the big announcement everyone is waiting for is iOS 11.
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How to Mount iMac Display to Adjustable Arm Mount for Thick Desktops

My home office has two 24" Apple LED Cinema displays powered by a 15" MacBook Pro. The monitors are mounted to their factory display stands, which offer limited adjustments to screen angle and can't be swiveled or turned easily. The monitor stands also take...

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