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Ever tried having a conference call on your iPhone? It works fine enough but the speaker isn’t loud enough for a standard sized conference room. Apparently there is enough of market, according to Pioneer, that they created a solution. The Pioneer Rayz Rally ($99). Strange name. The Pioneer Rayz Rally is the first Lightning powered portable speaker. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC: instantly create a high-quality conference anytime –...

The Elago M4 ($35) is the coolest place to have your iPhone 6, 6s, or 7 hanging out while at your desk. It transforms your iPhone into a vintage Macintosh computer of sorts. The iPhone can be charged while in the stand and the volume buttons are still easily accessible. Perfect for the Apple groupie in your life.    ...

This is a deal that, most likely, won’t last. Just $4.99 (plus free shipping) for a 5-port USB smart charger with 40W of power. Smart chargers work by identifying each individual device plugged-in and giving them the proper charging power. They are also great for minimizing the use of multiple wall outlets and sharing charging power with family/friends. The only downside I see is that it is orange. ...

Google collects and uses just about everything you give them. Think online searches, Google Now queries, Google Home conversations, etc… In some ways it is quite creepy, in others the contextual data helps make for better answers. If you lean more toward the “it’s creepy” side of things then you should head over to Google’s new portal for user account-related activities and do some house cleaning. Read on for the how to clear your google search history.

It is tough to get excited about your Lightning cable. They work great, until they don’t and that is the problem. Shouldn’t they last more than 6-months?! I have gone through too many Lightning cables to count. My cables tend to fail in the same ways; the plastic cable coating splits or the same coating comes loose at the business ends. Both failures expose the internal cabling which can potentially cause an electrical short and ultimately a dangerous situation. Cable fires...

There are quite a few options available for monitoring your heart rate but this might be the best. The Kardia Portable EKG ($99) can get a medical-grade EKG in about 30 seconds by simply placing your fingertips on the sensors. Great for a quick check to see if your heart rhythm is normal of if atrial fibrillation is defected. The sensor not only monitors your heart rate (via an iOS or Android app) but it can also store it for sharing with your doctor. Video of the Kardia...

Apple just added a Product(Red) Edition iPhone 7 to the line-up. Nothing new on the inside of the phone but the outside is wrapped in a deep red finish. Not only will it stand out in a land of grey phones but it will also help the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS. ...

Three and a half months after Samsung discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone they finally have a full autopsy of the causes. Yep, causes, there were a few things that went wrong. Heck, they even made a pretty infographic (after the break) to explain the problem. Samsung apparently used two different battery manufacturers which they labeled as “battery A” and “battery B”. The “A” versions were in recalled phones (before September) and the “B” versions were for the next batch of exploding...

If you have ever wondered how to shoot 360-degree pictures and video with your iPhone then pay attention. You simply strap on the Giroptic iO ($249) 360-degree camera onto your iPhone and the rest is pretty familiar. The camera does the real-time image processing for some pretty amazing video and pictures. Not sure if this is any better than the Insta360 which is about...

If you skimped on your iPhone or iPad storage capacity and are now running out of memory this $37 gadget might just save the day. The Transcend 32GB JetDrive Go 500 ($37) plugs into the Lightning port and allows for backups and direct storage. The other end of the JetDrive Go 500 is a USB port for quick transfers to your computer. The drive is available in gold or