Sunday, November 29, 2015

New MacBook Airs Coming in 2016?

After the announcement of the new MacBooks earlier this year, I figured that they would replace the current MacBook Airs, as the MacBooks are much thinner than the MacBook Airs. This seems redundant. With Apple's term "air" meaning thin, light, and simple, some continuity should be present among the naming of its products. There's the MacBook Air, iPad Air, and AirDrop. MacBook Air doesn't really fit into this anymore. However, a new design for it may be in next years WWDC event. Perhaps it will be even thinner than the MacBook? Probably not, since the MacBook ditched almost all ports except a USB-C port and, ironically, the headphone jack. This is an early rumor, but more will probably surface around late Spring next year. Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

iPhone 7 Won't Have A Headphone Jack

Mac Otakara, a reliable rumor source (unfortunately), says that the iPhone 7, the next iPhone, will not have a headphone jack. Instead, it will use the Lightning connector as a port for wired audio. This probably means that we will see Lightning EarPods and Beats when the iPhone 7 comes out next year. While this is a let down to many, there is a slight upside. The iPhone 7 could potentially be 1mm thinner, about 6.1mm instead of 7.1mm (iPhone 6s).

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amazon Prime Video Coming To The New Apple TV

A while back, I talked about how Amazon stopped selling the Apple TV on their site because it didn't have the Amazon Prime Video app. This may change soon. Thanks to Dan Bostonweeks, we now know that an Amazon Prime Video app is in development for tvOS. It could potentially be out in the coming weeks according to the tweet. The tweet is embedded below.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Apple Holiday Ad 2015

Every year, Apple releases a holiday ad to celebrate the Winter season. This year, the ad features Stevie Wonder and Andra Day. They were playing the holiday classic, "Someday At Christmas." It shows GarageBand being used to record the song. Andra Day is also seen wearing an Apple Watch. The video is embedded below.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Uber has a new cool feature that's called UberEVENTS. It lets party hosts send out coupons for Uber rides to the event. The host can pay a certain amount of the ticket (for example, $20 of the ticket price). One of the cool things about this is that if there is an open bar, there will be a designated Uber driver to drive guests home, removing the worry of drunk driving. To learn more about UberEVENTS, go to its website.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quizlet Long-Term Learning

Quizlet announced and released a new feature for their Plus users called Long-Term Learning today. It lets users learn terms by having them study 10 terms a day by using a simple "know/don't know" system. Every day, the user will receive a notification on their iOS device to study 10 more terms. This feature is exclusive to Quizlet Plus users with iOS devices. It should also be noted that the CEO of Quizlet reposted my (amateur) tutorial on the official Quizlet blog.

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

In honor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google created a new Easter Egg in their search engine. If you type into Google, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," the results will be displayed in the way the opening sequence for the Star Wars movies. It's pretty cool. The only drawback is that it only shows the first 10 results. But overall, it's a pretty awesome Easter Egg. Be sure to check it out.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Rose Gold Beats

When the iPhone 6s came out in Apple's newest trademark color, Rose Gold, I was curious if Apple would update their Beats line to add the new color. After all, Beats come in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. Well, now Beats Solo2 Wireless (headphones) and urBeats (earphones) come in Rose Gold. So now you On-Ear can have matching Beats for your iPhone 6s, even if you have Rose Gold! The Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones cost $299.95 [Direct Link] and the urBeats In-Ear Headphones cost $99.95 [Direct Link].

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Loot Crate November 2015 Unboxing

This Month's Pin
TMNT Shredder Sunglasses
Today, I got my first Loot Crate. This month's theme was combat. It had a lot of cool stuff inside of it. I actually didn't know how much bang you get for your buck with these Loot Crates. For example, each Loot Crate box transforms into a diorama with the month's theme. Also, each Loot Crate has a pin with the theme and month on it. Pictures of each item and a brief description of them are in this post. My personal favorite was definitely the Vault Boy Bobblehead. I was really hoping they would have new ones for Fallout 4. If you want to get your own Loot Crate, be sure to use my link to save $3 and to support the blog. They cost about $20 with shipping, depending on where you live. Be sure to order by the 20th of the month to get that month's Loot Crate! (P.S. Blogger photo formatting is weird, so sorry in advance if the arrangement of photos look weird.)

Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin
Street Fighter Comic Book

Cute But Deadly Mystery Figurine
This Month's Loot Crate Magazine

My Personal Favorite: Vault Boy Bobblehead

Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Support App Coming Soon

According to Sonny Dickson's leaked images, it appears that an Apple Support app is in development. This will be useful for people who need help with their iOS devices and for those who purchased AppleCare+. It also lets you chat with an advisor and schedule an in-store visit.