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Master Your iPhone Pics With The Olloclip 3-In-1 Lens

December 2nd, 2012 by Tech Staff

For those of you out there who are in love with your iPhone camera, we have just the thing for you. Meet Olloclip, a three-in-one lens add-on for your iPhone. The quick-change, camera lens is made up of aircraft-grade aluminum and glass optics. It offers a fisheye, macro, & wide-angle lens in one easy to use accessory that can be removed & tossed inside of your purse.

The Olloclip lens is easy to use as it just slides on the right-side of your iPhone, covering the camera lens. Just flip over the lens to use the Fisheye or the wide-angle lens. Simply unscrew the wide-angle to access the macro lens.





The Olloclip is ideal for those looking to add more creativity to your photos on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or Tumblr). With the Fisheye lens, it allows you to take great photos giving you 180-degree field-of-view. Here are some examples:

With the Macro lens, it allows you to turn you iPhone camera into a microscope and take photos of objects up, close, & personal with 10x the magnification. Like the seeing the fine details of a timepiece, a coin, and more. Here are some examples:


With the Wide-Angle lens, it allows you to extend the view of your subject by allowing more into the photo. Ideal for landscape or panorama photos for the modern photographer. Here are some examples:

The Olloclip can be purchased at your local Apple Store, best Buy, Target, & Sprint retailers as well as on Priced at $69.99 and comes in Black, Red, & White colors.


Now that you have an additional weapon against creating dull photos, what are your holiday photo subjects of choice this season?  Family portraits? Fun times with friends?


So You’ve Just Powered On Your New iPhone 5… Now What?

September 21st, 2012 by Christen

…Now what?


You’ve patiently waited in line (or else you ordered online) and now you have the most coveted smartphone on the planet in your possession.  Resisting the urge to rip open the box, you’ve probably racked your brain figuring out the first thing you want to do with your new Apple iPhone 5.  (If you’re reading this – excited about your iPhone 5 delivery waiting on your doorstep while you’re at the office *pay attention*)


If this is your first or upgraded device, now is the time to charge & activate your phone.



Now the musical fun begins.  Get your upgraded iTunes and Earpods ready… If you want to use the iTunes Store or the App Store–and you must, right? Why would you get an iPhone if you didn’t want to take advantage of its hundreds of thousands of amazing apps?–you need an iTunes account. These free accounts not only let you buy music, movies, apps, and more at iTunes, they’re also used as part of iCloud, Find My iPhone, FaceTime, and many other awesome technologies on the iPhone.


Dive into all the new features from iOS6 including Passbook, Facetime (over 3G), VIP email and even the “Do Not Disturb” functions…

Once you’ve spent a little time with the built-in apps, your next stop is the App Store, where you can get all kinds of new programs. Whether you’re looking for games or an app to watch Netflix on your iPhone, ideas on what to make for dinner or apps to help you improve your workouts, you’ll find them at the App Store–and usually just for a few dollars.



Be sure to snap a few panoramic shots with the new updated camera and iSight. The camera now has an 8 megapixel sensor, 3,264 x 2,448 pixel resolution with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, f2.4 aperture, is 25 percent smaller and can take panoramic photos. The video camera captures 1080p HD quality. Front-facing camera features 720p support, backside illuminated sensor, and FaceTime works over 3G with iOS 6.


Your new iPhone 5 is now ready for the weekend!  What are you going to do first?

Your New Apple iPhone 5 Has Arrived….(Leaked Photos)

July 30th, 2012 by Tech Staff

It’s that time of year again, rumors surrounding Apple’s next-gen iPhone are started to pick up steam leading up to the device’s rumored release this fall. We know that the sixth iPhone will probably have a 4-inch displayslimmer designsmaller dock connector, and launch before November.

Leaked snapshots of purported next-gen iPhone parts have surfaced in recent months, but nothing as complete and authentic-looking as a series of images published over the weekend.

A new flex cable holds the Home button in place and the speakers and cameras look improved with larger space for sensors (the front-facing camera for FaceTime is repositioned at the center of the device). Obviously, the screen is larger and the micro 19-pin dock is also visible.

Another Japanese blog, Macotakara, has a video of what looks to be the same assembly in action:

Check out a few more photos below and let us know if you’re checking for the newest iPhone this fall…




Are you planning on switching to team iPhone this Fall?  Are you already an iPhone user that’s ready for an upgrade?

Rumor Control – The latest iPhone 5 specs and more!

January 12th, 2012 by Christen

Ok, we know, we know…but really – here’s the up to the minute iPhone 5 rumors. We just hope that they’re actually accurate this time around…LOL.


Are you looking forward to the iPhone 5?  If you have an iPhone 4/4s would you upgrade at this point or stick with what you’ve got?

Get Your iPhone 4S Without The Wait!

October 11th, 2011 by Christen

The national wholesale chain Sam’s Club is cashing in on the iPhone 4S money train by offering customers a chance to reserve the new Apple iPhone 4S before it’s release on Friday.  Many customers received an email this morning announcing the reservation opportunity which will alleviate the worry of getting the new iPhone before its completely sold out.

Researchers anticipate the new iPhone 4S breaking sales records and Sam’s Clubs everywhere are expected to sell out of the device quickly.  If you weren’t lucky enough to pre-order your phone online before the pre-order stock sold out, or don’t plan on standing in line early this Friday morning, this may be your safest bet to getting the iPhone 4S.

Looking for the closest Sam’s Club near you with the iPhone 4S reservation?  Check here.

Have you made plans on getting the iPhone 4S yet?

4 reaSons Why I’ll Be An iPhone 4S User

October 7th, 2011 by Christen

After the rants and raves like an apocalyptic preacher, I preached that the iPhone 5 was on its way.  Sadly enough, and much to everyone’s disappointment surprise, it never showed up.  But what did make an appearance is the latest and greatest Apple mobile product ever, the Apple iPhone 4S.  (…and yes, I’ve heard just about every joke, funny ha-ha and sarcastic remark about the new release.) Today is the first day that Pre Orders begin and, I’m convinced, that come October 14th I’ll be one of the first iPhone 4S users – this is why…

1.  Dual Core A5 Chip

For the past 4 Months (Since leaving my Blackberry in Detroit, while en route to LA and finally returning to NY never to see it again…) I’ve been using my old faithful iPhone 3GS.  I got it unlocked while in LA and have been using it on the T-Mobile network.  I’ve been forced to email, tweet and Facebook using 3G, 2G EDGE (aka, the slowest of the slow).  You could imagine my excitement when it was announced that two cores in the A5 chip deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics in the 4S above and beyond any other phone.  iPhone 4S is quick and responsive, which makes all the difference when you’re launching apps, browsing the web, gaming, and doing just about everything. And no matter what you’re doing, you can keep on doing it. Because the A5 chip is so power-efficient, iPhone 4S has outstanding battery life.


2.  An 8 Megapixel Camera

With 60% more megapixels than the iPhone 4 – the 4S has be re-engineered with all new optics to make photos look clearer, brighter and better than ever.  Personally, I’m ready to ditch my iPad (which I use often for photos) and completely use the 4S for many of my blogging efforts – and a good camera like this one will go a loooooong way! (Did I mention it has face detection and editing features without leaving the camera app? Yeah, it’s that good!)

3.  The New iOS 5 

Boasting as the world’s most advanced mobile operating system and its new easy-to-use interface – the iOS 5 may be the biggest reason why I’m excited to jump on the new 4S ship.  The new update claims to have over 200 new features – including, a new notification center, iMessage (think BBM for iPhones), reminders, Twitter Integration, Photo editing within the app, thousands of apps, improved performance/stability and a partridge in a pear tree. *whew*  that’s a lot to take in RIGHT?

Up in the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane…No – it’s all my stuff in the iCloud.

Storage space and tracking down where you saved stuff is a thing of the past with the iCloud.  All your apps, ibooks, documents, photos and music available on all your devices ALL THE TIME.  Need I say more?


My Assistant Siri

Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is allegedly so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.  I can’t wait to see how much easier Siri will make my life after October 14th.

Honestly, those are my reasons for making a pre-order and grabbing my iPhone 4S on October 14th – WHAT’S YOURS?


October 4th, 2011 by Christen

*UPDATED*  Its safe to say that Apple did not manage consumer’s expectations well.  Today’s announcement was that of the iPhone 4S…not the widely anticipated iPhone 5.  Check out the details…


October 4th is finally here & today is the day that the latest and greatest in mobile technology will be revealed.

The Apple iPhone 4s.

Apple will host their ‘Let’s Talk About iPhone” press conference event today at 10am PT / 1pm ET… will have the up-to-the-minute news from the Apple team as well as from new CEO Tim Cook.

Need a reminder to stop back by for the up-to-the-minute updates? Follow us on Twitter & Facebook and we’ll keep you in the loop!

*Stay Tuned*



1:04pm New Apple CEO – Tim cook has hit the stage discussing the momentum of Apple and it’s retail sales…

1:10pm Now Tim Cook is talking about the two new China stores the company recently unveiled. In full fledge bragging mode, Apple has announced that Macbook pro and iMac are the # 1 best selling noteboook and desktop in the U.S. There are 60 million Mac users around the world.

1:15pm Let’s talk iPhone. iPhone has 5% of the Worldwide Mobile Phone market.

Wow iOs5 will feature messaging like BBM

1:35pm IOS5 and new iPhone will be available – OCTOBER 12th


As fate would deal, the announcement was filled with stats and details for every Apple product under the sun, except an iPhone 5.  Check out some of the stats below:

It comes with upgraded internals, including the new Apple A5 chip and 1 GB of RAM. Apple VP Phil Schiller revealed that it will be the first iPhone with a dual-core processor and dual-core graphics. It is “up to seven times faster” than the previous iPhone, he announced.

The device also contains a new antenna system that allows it to switch between two antennas for better sound quality and download speeds.

The device also contains a new 8-megapixel camera that can take 3264×2448 images, an increase of 60% from the iPhone 4.

For more details, check out if the iPhone 4S makes the grade at Mashable and CNET.


*sits in a corner and pouts*

Make More Money By Selling Your iPhone 4 NOW!

October 3rd, 2011 by Tech Staff

Looking to sell your iPhone 4 and spend some of that money towards your new iPhone 5?  SELL NOW!  

According to CNN, beating the potentially millions of folks who will be buying a new iPhone and selling their old one could put more money in your pocket.

While some retailers offer discounts for a trade-in (Radio Shack was offering $100 for some previous models when the iPhone 4 was released), Apple stores and their designated carriers generally don’t give back as much cash, or credit, as an owner might earn outside the store.

But a growing online resell market has emerged to give folks another option.

Between now and Monday, the day before Apple has scheduled an iPhone-related event, one of those sites, Nextworth, is offering $250 for 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4s that are in good shape.

The company, which also has trade-in programs at some retail stores, bills itself as a way to get value out of your aging electronics while keeping the products out of landfills, where they can cause environmental problems. is offering $250 for a 32GB iPhone 4 in “flawless” condition and $169 for one in good condition. Got a busted model? It’ll give you $85 for one even if it won’t turn on or is physically damaged.

Of course, there are always the direct-sale sites like eBay and Craigslist.  (I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS that I’m willing to sale, but let’s face it, unless it’s an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 – no one is even trying to hear it….lol.)

Five Reasons Why iPhone 4 Users Should Be Jealous Of The NEW iPhone 5

September 29th, 2011 by Christen

It’s officially 5 days away from the long-awaited launch of the Apple iPhone 5 (Apple launch event will be held October 4th)! With anticipation growing as rapidly as the rumors are brewing, it’s only fair that I forwarn iPhone 4 users of the jealously that may ensue if you don’t upgrade to the iPhone 5.  (Get ready to trade in those iPhone 4 devices and upgrade because I have 5 reasons why (upon release) iPhone 4 users will be particularly jealous of the iPhone 5 and it’s users everywhere…

5.  It’ll have a new sleek and sexy design that’ll make the iPhone 4 look like an original iPod…(you iPhone 4 users know how you snub us iPhone 3GS carriers…payback’s a —- LOL)

4.  The iPhone 5 will undoubtedly have faster processing power – which will totally outspeed and perform the iPhone 4 in all apps from Google Maps (and directions) to Tweets, it’ll keep you up to speed and saying “Whew, that was fast…”  (Can anybody say A5?)

3.  Say Cheese!  Okay, you Android users may have had the first laugh when it came down to crisp, clear camera resolution worthy photos but with rumors of an added 8-megapixel camera and full 1080p video recording capabilities, but there’s no doubt that Apple iPhone 5 users will have the last laugh.  (yay for instagram and all my other favorite photo sharing apps…)

2.  Can you hear me now?  The iPhone 5 is going to take voice-recognition apps to another level.  Since acquiring Siri – Apple has saved this Ace of Spade for the right time… (I’m particularly curious to see how Apple will outshine the current voice-recognition market…the suspense is killing me…)

1.  iPhone 5 will NOT be limited to AT&T, Verizon…did someone say Sprint?  YES!  More carrier options means more interaction with other coveted iPhone users…all you AT&T customers still sticking with your current plan… you should just be ashamed of yourself…LOL (Maybe now Apple can up the ante on market share against Android…here’s to hoping…)

Apple: It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye…

September 28th, 2011 by Tech Staff

With the anticipation of the Apple media event – October 4th fans are waiting with baited breath for the Apple iPhone 5 announcement & big reveal.  But with new technologies emerging, there also comes a time to say goodbye to old technologies as well…

It has been rumored that Apple may also discontinue some of its popular products — the iPod classic and iPod shuffle.

Citing a source who is not an analyst, but someone familiar with the situation, The Unofficial Apple Weblog claims that the two legendary products are getting cut from Apple’s product portfolio sometime this year.

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to say goodbye to a product and gadget that started them all.  Reminiscing about my first iPod back in 2005 (with the clicking wheel and everything) it makes you appreciate technology for how it’s created, evolves and ultimately creates more useful & productive technology for future generations.

As sad as I am to see the original iPod go, I’m secretly hoping that my unopened iPod shuffle becomes a collector’s item one day…*crosses finger*




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