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Will Apple Ever Kill the 16GB iPhone?

It’s that time folks. We’re getting close enough to the launch of a new iPhone for the rumor mill to kick into high gear. Around this time last year, many were praising the merits of sapphire for phone screens, only to have Apple omit that particular lifestyle feature.

Now with the 6S and 6S+ on the horizon, iOS fans are wondering if we’ll see improvements to storage.

This generation, Apple took a great step up for their mid-tier iPhone. Instead of spending $100 to bump up your phone to 32GB, you would receive a whopping 64GB. Unfortunately the base model iPhone remained at 16GB, which is a bit lean for a modern smartphone. Even 32GB can feel a bit cramped these days.

We’re expecting improvements to the camera, likely resulting in larger photos and video files. Phones are often a primary device for storing music, our apps are getting more demanding, and OS updates require a certain percentage of your storage to be unused and available. We ask a lot of our smartphones, and lacking the ability to upgrade the storage on an iPhone means users have to monitor their geebees very closely on that first tier iPhone. Continue reading Will Apple Ever Kill the 16GB iPhone?

Adventure Gear Review: OxyLED Motion Sensing Headlamp

OxyLED makes some budget friendly lighting options and today we are taking a look at the OxyLED motion sensing headlamp.

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The OxyLED Motion Sensing Headlamp uses a bright 200 lumen Cree XP-E white LED bulb which will last 50,000 hours and is powered by 3 AAA batteries which will power the light for 6 hours. This light will shine about 328 feet (100 Meters) in front of you. Your path will definitely be lit up at night. The light has 6 adjustable angles to suit your needs. The housing has 2 buttons. One button is to turn on the motion sensing option which when engaged, all you need to do is wave your hand in front of the light to turn it on and off. I use this option when riding my bike at night. I wave my hand in front of the light to turn it off  in order not to distract any drivers while I am at a stop light.  The button on top of the housing will give you three lighting options: high beam, low beam and strobe.

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Longterm Review: RAVPOWER Lipstick Charger and Flashlight

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Back in November of last year I reviewed the Ravpower Lipstick charger and I am here to give you my longterm update on this awesome yet inexpensive portable charger!

003I use this everyday for all of my gadgets and the Ravpower is always in my backpack or messenger bag ready to charge my device.  On one occasion, while riding my bike super-fast like Evil Knievel, I pulled the Ravpower out of my pocket to use the flashlight, as the headlight on my bike had run out of juice, and I dropped the Ravpower! NOOOOOO! It went skidding across the street kind of like that flat stone you skipped across the lake in the summer. It missed certain destruction from a car by about a foot or so.  I thought to myself  “Self, I have a feeling it’s done…” Continue reading Longterm Review: RAVPOWER Lipstick Charger and Flashlight