Apple’s MacBook Event is set for October 27

Apple’s MacBook Event is set for October 27

The wait is over folks. Apple has made it official: A new major product unveiling is scheduled on October 27. We all know it will be a new Mac as expected. What we do not know about the debut is what the new Mac will have. The whole Mac lineup is very much over due for a refresh. The last refresh we have had is a 12-inch Retina MacBook from earlier this year. We can only hope that the new MacBook Pros is a significant redesign and not just a new keyboard. We expect that the  iMac desktops, Mac mini desktops, and Mac Pro desktops to get an upgrade. Apple discontinued its Thunderbolt Display earlier this year so it may also introducing a new monitor. We may also get an AirPort refresh as well.
The #NoHandsSelfie is a thing now: Throw your phone up & take a picture

The #NoHandsSelfie is a thing now: Throw your phone up & take a picture

Kids come up with some very interesting trends but this one could be the most challenging and fun in a while. Its super simple in principle but hard to pull off. You throw your phone up and try to have it take a good picture of you doing something. I have seen a lot of dabs but my favorite so far is of someone reading a book. The first picture was taken by NCSU student Seth Schneider. He posted the picture on his Twitter feed @TOSUBUCK  on 8 October, a few days later it had more than gained more than 430, 000 likes and reposts. It’s only a matter of time before he is on Ellen.

It didn’t take long before people began to post their own photos floating in the air.  gadgets. The positions of the hands in the pictures became more complicated. Dabbing (movement of the head to the elbow under the music bit) is the most common now. The particularly great ones and most successful have been able to disappear completely from the frame, leaving the iPhone itself, just hovering inYou throw your phone up and try to have it take a good picture of you doing something. I have seen a lot of dabs but my favorite so far is of someone reading a book.mid-air. Schneider updated his Twitter profile with the following notice & I second the sentiment. Do this at your own risk folks;

I am not responsible for any broken phones

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Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video.

Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video.

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Did you Miss the 2nd Presidential Debate? Here is a recap with Video. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it again. This was the second of three total presidential debates before Election Day. The debate was hard to miss but if you somehow managed to due to you know, life or sports; we have you covered. Thanks to the folks at NBC News’ YouTube the full debate is online, free. The gloves really come off at around 32:00 minutes in. Clinton and Trump will got at it again on Wednesday, Oct. 19  in Las Vegas for the last time before November.

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Google Event Video Roundup & Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Google Event Video Roundup & Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Does Amazon have something to worry about with the new Google Home? The answer is yes. However, it is a long way away before there is a real threat to its market share. Amazon is a category leader for a reason. The Amazon Echo was a game-changer. So much so that other tech companies had no answer because they did not see it coming. Now rivals are chase in chase mode. However just like with the Kindle eBook readers, they may never catch up. The voice-controlled digital assistant can answer almost all your questions and even buy things for you on Amazon. With adding “Skills”, Amazon’s version of an app store; the Echo can pretty much do anything. What Google did that was smart was give away 6 months of YouTube Red. It would be smart if Amazon gave away a music version of Prime with each purchase of an Echo product.
Google Home is not the only new product that Google talked about. We got see the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the Daydream View VR headset, the Chromecast Ultra and the Google Wifi router. Google has taken its biggest step into the hardware world. Going forward it will control design and testing of its devices all in house. The Pixel, Daydream View, Google Wifi, Google Home and Chromecast Ultra, all of which will be available before the end of the year. You can pre-order some now. If you missed any of it, here is very video you have missed.… Read the rest
App Review: Tadaa SLR vs. iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens

App Review: Tadaa SLR vs. iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens

bokeh2The iPhone 7 Plus dual camera allows you to create photos with incredible SLR effects. You don’t have to buy a iPhone 7 Plus to get that great effect. You can do it right now with the Tadaa SLR app which can really do some equally work. You can take photos with a bokeh effect. That is name of the half blur half focused effect that the iPhone 7 Plus does using dual lenses. If you look at the picture it is indistinguishable from expensive SLR cameras. The Tadaa SLR allows you to keep objects in focus and automatically blurs the background image. You can take pictures from within the app or use a picture from your camera roll. With the Tadaa SLR you can keep playing with the picture until you get just the right shot. So keep tinkering with in until you are satisfied because you undo several previous actions. After you have done what you need to do with the image. You can share the picture with Facebook, Twitter or save it to your phone.

Pro:  Tadaa SLR brings you depth-of-field and bokeh without the need for expensive gear.

Con: I get the feeling that the resolution is not as great after processing. To be fair, no 3rd party apps don’t normally retain qualify with a few exceptions.

Cost: Free

Aye/Nay: This is a Aye. No need to wait for the iPhone 7 Plus to get this feature.

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How to Have a Successful Long Distance Relationship

How to Have a Successful Long Distance Relationship


Technology is great and I clearly love it. It can help your heart beat when it naturally does not do it on its own. It can also help you become an instant sensation on Instagram or Twitter. You can also watch technology evolve with society in near real time. For instance Snapchat was once used by tweens to sext. Which is the practice of sending naked pictures to one another. As deplorable as that is, the technology is now a billion dollar company used by heavy weight companies and celebrities alike. Tinder too also had a seedy beginning. It was the known as the hookup app. However I personally know people who have met on Tinder, got married and are still happy. I say all this to set up the stage freeing your mind from preconceptions. Long distance relationships were once looked at with fear. It can be hard to deal with not having someone to cuddle after a long day at work and there are no romantic dinners. While the fear of being in a committed long distance relationship will never go away it can however be manageable. Long distance relationships do not have to be overly complicated and impractical. My goal is to show you how to make long distance relationships work. 

Couples in a long-distance relationship call each other every 2.7 days. On average couples in a long-distance relationships will visit each other 1.5 times a month.

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These Are The Best Fall Video Games We’re Looking Forward To

These Are The Best Fall Video Games We’re Looking Forward To


Fall is officially here which means that the leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are a lot cooler, a presidential election that could be a video game or a very funny Saturday Night Live skit if it was not true life. Speaking of video games, fall means we can look forward to some stellar games. There are games being released for every platform this fall. There are so many titles coming that we had to just break down the best ones you really need to be checking for. While most games are set some delays are to be expected. Such as the release date The Last Guardian which is constantly in flux.


  • Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade | PC | September 23rd
  • Darkest Dungeon | PS4, PS Vita | September 27th
  • FIFA 17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC | September 27th
  • Forza Horizon 3 | Xbox One, PC | September 27th
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice | 3DS | September 27th
  • XCOM 2 | PS4, Xbox One | September 27th
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits | 3DS | September 30th
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls | 3DS | September 30th


  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide | PS4, Xbox One | October 4th
  • Mafia III | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 7th
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash | Wii U | October 7th
  • 100ft Robot Golf | PS4, PSVR | October 10th
  • Dragon Quest Builders | PS4, PS Vita | October 10th
  • Gears of War 4 | Xbox One | October 11th
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider | PS4 | October 11th
  • WWE 2K17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 | October 11th
  • PlayStation VR | Hardware | October 13th
  • Shadow Warrior 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 13th
  • Skylanders Imaginators | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, Wii U | October 16th
  • Battlefield 1 | PS4, Xbox One | October 21st
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI | PC | October 21st
  • Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 25th
  • World of Final Fantasy | PS4, Vita | October 25th
  • TES V: Skyrim Special Edition | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th
  • Titanfall 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th


  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 4th
  • Mario Party: Star Rush | 3DS | November 4th
  • PlayStation 4 Pro | Hardware | November 10th
  • Dishonored 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 11th
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4, Xbox One | November 15th
  • Watch Dogs 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 15th
  • Killing Floor 2 | PS4, PC | November 18th
  • Pokémon Moon | 3DS | November 18th
  • Pokémon Sun | 3DS | November 18th
  • Final Fantasy XV | PS4, Xbox One | November 29th


  • Gravity Rush 2 | PS4 | December 2nd
  • Steep | PS4, Xbox One, PC | December 2nd
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS | 3DS | December 2nd
  • Dead Rising 4 | Xbox One, PC | December 6th
  • The Last Guardian | PS4 | December 6th
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