Apple planning original TV series with WHO?!



Said a bunch of people, today, upon hearing the news that Apple appears to be planning on creating an original TV series, and that – wait for it – DR DRE is working on it with them.


Whaaaat. We know, right? Crazy town.


According to those who may or may not be in the know, the show is currently titles ‘Vital Signs’ and will be offered through Apple TV. This person also made to sure to let everyone know that they were not authorized to be speaking about the subject because it was private.  Well, Duh dummy.


Dr Dre has done pretty well recently, joining Apple after it acquired Beats Music for $3 billion in 2014, and producing the well received 2015 film  ‘Straight Outta Compton’.



Apple declined to comment on the project, and no-one anywhere was surprised.



Would you watch an Apple original TV series co-created by Dr Dre?



iPhone Tip of the Week!

Do you keep or have your iPhone on vibrate? Does it annoy you if you’re sitting in a meeting/movie/date/class/whatever and your iPhone vibrates – but it could be anyone or anything sending you vibes?


Did you know you can customize your vibrations? TA DA! Now you do.


Go to Settings >  Sounds.


Scroll down to where it says Sounds and Vibration Patterns


Select the alert you’d like to change (ringtone, text, voicemail, etc.).


Scroll up  until you see the word vibration and select it.


Scroll down until you see the word Custom.


Tap Create New Vibration.




Hit Stop, play it to see what it feels like, then save that ish!


Now you can use it for whatever alert you want, or create a new one for every kind of alert!


You can also change the type of vibration for specific people by choosing their name in contacts, going to Edit, scrolling down to Vibration, and choosing your custom pattern. OR you can create a vibration specially for them right in the edit section.





Deals of the Week Thursday!

Hi Guys! It’s deals time! Just in time for Valentines day! Your one true love ( or that girl/guy you’re kinda dating?) would love some more pretty tech in their life, right? Right! If not, you do know V-day is the best day for self-love presents. We’re always being told how important it is to love yourself! Do it with deals!


Here’s what we got, lovebirds.


*Get a 8GB Amazon Fire 7″ Wi-Fi Tablet this week from, well, pretty much anywhere at cut price! You’re looking at $39.95 from Amazon, Staples or Best Buy.



*Do you or your loved one bring your work to bed with you sometimes? Or just, not make it out of bed and the work comes and piles on top of you like a giant less cute pile of puppies? This is for you! Multifunctional Laptop Table Stand with Built-In Cooling Fan and LED Light from Groupon, for $29.99.




*Best Buy has $100 in Microsoft Xbox Gift Cards on sale for $81 with free shipping or in-store pickup! Here’s what you do: Click here. Add 3-Pack $15 Xbox Gift Cards with a $5 Bonus gift card to cart, but then change the quantity to 2x in cart. A Buy One Get One 20% Off discount will be automatically applied in cart, and the final price for $100 total in Xbox Gift Cards will be $81. BAM.



*Amazon has Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (Kindle Edition) for $14.99. KABLOOMY GET IN MY KINDLE!



*Is learning romantic? Some say yes! Udemy is taking 75% off select courses with Coupon Code: “SPECIALOFFER75″ You can also get up to 95% off over 30,000 Courses for only $15.00 each with Coupon Code: “GOALS015″Both of these expire soon, so get in quick smartypants!



*eBay is having a Presidents day sale! Get up to 70% off popular electronics, computer components and more WITH free Shipping. Get thee over there to check them out! They’re very good.




*Get a Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5S 16GB 4G LTE Prepaid Smartphone for just $199. Locked to Straight Talk, it’s a cell phone using minutes and data that are paid for in advance.



*Got some documents to shred before  V-Day, huh?  Check this out! Staples has the InfoGuard 10-Sheet Micro-Cut Document Shredder on sale for $17.50! This baby is normally $129.99! But, price is valid in-store at participating locations only… To check availability at your local store, use Brickseek Inventory Checker, and enter item # 1541822 along with your zip code.






*B&H Photo Video has 6″ Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Touch Wi-Fi E-Reader Tablet for $99.99 and free shipping. Get it here! 



*BuyDig has an Emson Star Wars Darth Vader Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for $48.90 and free shipping with Coupon Code: “SW05″. Usually $60, so this is a pretty good deal, and it’s a Darth Vader Humidifier, so, yeah. Expires soon.




* Finally, for those looking for a deal on a romantic dinner – we got you! Sign up here for a coupon for one free Double Jack™ or Jumbo Jack® at participating Jack in the Box® locations!


But get in quick, because it all ends when 1,000,000 coupons have been distributed or by 2/15/2016 at 11:59 pm PST. Offer will not be valid for Jack in the Box, Inc employees. You’ll get your coupon within 48 hours of signing up.



Merry Valentines Day Shopping you guys! Don’t forget to love yourself!






Future Tech Of The Week! WOLO Life Clock



You know how looking at the clock can keep you on track with your day and your goals? Well, take that idea, and times it by a thousand. Introducing the WOLO Life clock.


A visual timer that shows you how much time you have left to live.


Time management is key to living life to the fullest, as is prioritizing what you do with your time on earth, and using it wisely. WOLO Life clock helps you do just that, and we’re all about it. We understand how time can pass without understanding that those seconds never come back.



Simply key in your date of birth and country of origin, and the Importance Tab on the WOLO Life Reminder will start to run – counting down your life in seconds.


As well as the importance tab, you have the Urgency Tab  which counts down to 3 important days chose by you.


The WOLO Life Clock is a Kickstarter campaign that raised $30,275 of their $30,000 goal with the help of 118 backers. Check out their Kickstarter campaign here! 





iPhone 7 rumors

iPhone 7! Or, as we like to think it might be – iPhone 6se (iPhone sixy)! Due to be revealed and released around September this year, the new iPhone already has mouths and minds swirling about what new features we could be getting. New features are the best aren’t they? New technology for all!


Apparently, the iPhone 7 will be similar in look to the iPhone 6 and 6S models. The rear camera is said to be flush however, not protruding thanks to a thinner camera module, and the 7 Plus will apparently have a rear dual lens camera.


There will also purportedly be no Antenna bands across the rear of the new iPhone.


No line of sight teleportation rumors yet, though. Dammit.



Apple Media Event Alert!

So the guys in the crystal Apple are telling us that March 14th is when Apple will hold it’s next media event. They also say that during that event, Apple will reveal new Apple Watches, an iPad Air 3, and a new 4-inch iPhone named iPhone 5se, or as we like to think of it, iPhone Fivesy.


The event is expected to be held in San Francisco, feature CEO Tim Cook and a few other key Apple executives speak, as well as 1 or 2 very well made videos featuring the elusive Sir Jony Ive. iOS 9.3 with Night Shift for the iPhone Fivesy  WatchOS 2.2 would be revealed soon after.


Are you excited for another Apple event? Do you want a Fivesy? We think we want a Fivesy. We love the size of the 6, 6S and 6S Plus, but Fivesy just sounds so damn cute. OR WAIT. Maybe the next iPhone won’t be called iPhone 7, it’ll be called iPhone 6se, and then it’ll be… iPhone sixy. And that would be cute, but also, then New Zealanders would have iPhone sexys. The best. Please let that happen, Apple gods.



Superbowl Sunday Funday!





Denver Broncos versus Carolina Panthers, 6:30PM ET. The game is Superbowl 50, which is kind of a big deal, and it’s being held at San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.


Here’s how tech can help you enjoy the game. First, if you didn’t actually know that the Superbowl is tomorrow, you might not be super clued in on how the game works. Look that shizz up, guy. Wikipedia is your friend!


Then, get the NFL app. It’s free! Follow scoring and highlights and stats and articles and players and all kinds of important Superbowl stuff. If you’re with Verizon, you can watch the Superbowl live on your phone, too.



If you’re in the Bay Area – get yourself the Road to 50 App. It’s free, and it’s made special for this SuperBowl. It’ll tell you all the things you need to know for being in the Bay Area this weekend, with a schedule of events, interactive maps and transport information.


If you don’t have cable, or a friend’s cable login, or a nearby Bar…. well, then we’re sorry. Just kidding, read on!


Those of you that have a Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV, download the CBS Sports App, or the NFL App, and you can watch Superbowl 50 Live. BAM.


If you don’t, download the CBS Sports App onto your iPhone and if you have a Chromecast, cast it to your TV, yo! But, you have to be using WiFi – if you’re using cellular data, you’ll only be able to stream the game if you’re with Verizon.


Yay Superbowl! Don’t forget the dip, man. We’re serious. The Dip. Also – want to sneak peak at the Superbowl 50 halftime Ads? Here you go! We told you we loved you.





Do you still have a 4-inch iPhone? You’re not alone!

Some data was just released by a mobile analytics company called Mixpanel that show that about 32.22% of active iPhone users have a 4-inch screen. For those of you playing at home, that’s an iPhone 5, 5c and 5s, as well as the rumored 5se – a new 4-inch iPhone that is said to be released in March this year.


By the way – iPhone 5se? Like Fivesy? Isn’t that a bit too cute? Or is it exactly cute enough….


According to the data, the iPhone 5S represents 20% of current active iPhones, the iPhone 5 is at 7.53% and the iPhone 5C sits pretty and plastic at 5.66%.


Are you still using a 4-inch screen? Do you want to be? A lot of people love the size  and usability of the 4-inch, but as the last few iPhone updates were bigger, those people are left using 2 year old technology, even if it is on a perfect sized screen for them. That’s why the iPhone Fivesy. (5se) Coming in at a purported $500, this little guy has a lot of people considering the upgrade.


Will you be upgrading from your 4-inch screen to the Fivesy? Or will you make the leap to the iPhone 7 at the end of the year?


Either way, when you decide to upgrade, make it a little easier and sell your stink old iPhone to us!




Top 10 Things you shouldn’t do with your phone

We’ve all had these fancy pocket computer phone things for a while now, but there’s still people out there that need some iPhone courtesy learnin’! In that vein, here’s 10 things mobile phone users should never do! In our humble opinion anyway, and what do we know?


1. Please don’t miss social opportunities that you mistake as awkward social situations by pretending that you’re texting.

When we use technology to avoid possibly awkward situations, we’re simply avoiding learning how to manage ourselves in possibly awkward situations. Once we learn that, we can turn these situations around to use them in our advantage. Evil genius or awesome Yogi advice?



2. Don’t go one step further and pretend to be on a phone call, cos, you know, the phone will probably ring.

There is no sage advice with this one. Just don’t risk it, please. For humanity’s sake.


3. Don’t Judge people on their smartphone choice or lack of choice.

Just because you made a choice based on your own understanding of how technology works well in your own life, does not mean you should judge other people for making a different decision. Your opinion on which brand is better may be important to you, but calling people sheep or stupid for their smartphone choice is irrelevant and, well, dumb. People make different choices, get over it.


4.Please don’t put your phone on loudspeaker, put it right in front of your mouth and then proceed to yell into it.

This. This just hurts everyone’s ears and some people’s souls. Please consider the poor souls around you. Speaking quietly is far more effective in business and personal relationships, at any rate. However, it is far more acceptable if you are yelling into your phone because you are pretending it is a microphone, and that you are Steven Tyler.


5. Don’t Frape.

In case you don’t know, Fraping is when someone leaves their phone or computer unattended and has their FaceBook app or page open. The aim is to then go ahead and try to make them seem stupid/gay/pregnant etc to their many friends and loved ones.

Who is actually laughing at these? Please stop. The only exception is if it is totally awesome, like this one.


6. It’s totally the cool thing these days to make sure that no-one uses their phone at the dinner table. We get it, people are trying to be disconnected from the outside world, and only connected to the people in the physical space around them.

But please, understand if someone has to have their phone on. Sometimes people have things going on in their lives that means they need to be connected to the outside world. It doesn’t mean they’re rude.


7. On the total opposite hand, don’t take out your smartphone to do anything that is less important that what is happening in the room around you. Especially if there is something happening that is important to someone you care about.



It’s so tempting, we know, and we know you’re super awesome at things and can do two or three things at once, and we know you’re one of the best drivers you or anyone else knows, but that’s what other people thought, minutes before they crashed.

Just don’t do it.


9. Don’t forget to use your upgrade!

Sirs! Madams! You should upgrade! Why are you waiting around with a stinky old phone? You can do better, you can be better! Upgrade! And then don’t you dare leave that stinky old phone in a drawer. Sell it for CASHMONEY.

Then smile!



10. Don’t forget to be super grateful and happy about the tiny fancy computer in your pocket that lets you communicate, educate, create, listen to music, play games and movies, take photos and video. It’s kind of ridiculous.



Future Tech of the Week! Wiivv

This week’s future tech of the week is one to help you #keepgoing! Are you a runner? If you are, you’re going to want to check these babies out, because, well, they’re awesome. Introducing Base by Wiivv.




A customized 3D printed insole with beautiful and durable design and foot digitization captured via smart phone.


Base by Wiivv has raised $105,957 of a $50,000 goal on Kickstarter with 17 days to go, and is exactly what you need to maximize comfort, promote alignment and lessen fatigue.


To customize your pair of insoles , all you need is 5 minutes and a smartphone. BAM!  2D images are taken through the Wiivv smartphone app, verified by an expert and processed to produce a 3D-printable file for a pair of insoles to perfectly fit you.


Some key science-type facts, straight from the source:


“In a kinematic analysis done by a 3rd party, BASE custom insoles have been found to significantly reduce joint loading in the knee and hip – which translates into reduced injuries and increased performance in athletic activities. They give you more control through your full range of motion and help spread the impact force of walking and running activities to areas best suited for absorption.
Our specially designed heel cup delivers optimum stability, shock absorption and comfort. The “hole in the heel cup” design was created in collaboration with pedorthic experts to reduce heel raise. Reduced heel raise is a key feature that allows users of BASE insoles to keep the built-in or removable insoles of their current footwear. The ¾ shell delivers biomechanical neutrality, lessens pressure on the forefoot, and offers better stability.”


Sounds like we should be running to get some before they’re all insoled out…


…We’ll be here all week…



Check out Base by Wiivv here, or check out their campaign on Kickstarter here.