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Tiny Tip – Point Your Apple TV Remote in the Right Direction

Atv remote silicon caseThe old silver Apple TV remote that came with version 2 was, in my opinion, an abomination. I hated the click circular selector. When the Apple TV 4 came out with the new black remote, I was in love. Ok, love might not be the right word, but maybe I super like it.

The main reason I super like this remote is because of the voice control. Being able to sing out my passwords by character is a dream come true. Ok, maybe not a dream come true but a darn sight better than hunting and pecking through a giant horizontal text area.

Fast forwarding is a bit tricky with the trackpad, but I use voice control for that too. Love to be able to say, “go back 30 seconds”. Well, love might not be the right word, maybe love when it works. Don’t get me wrong, it always backs up, but how far it backs up seems highly dependent on what I’m watching. Sometimes it goes back a minute, sometimes more like 5-10 seconds. Continue reading “Tiny Tip – Point Your Apple TV Remote in the Right Direction”

Go Caseless on Your Phone with egrips


Tech21 evo mesh iphone case
You know that feeling when you first get a new iPhone? When you pull it out of the box, and it feels so sleek and shiny? You carefully cradle it in your hand and feel great joy. But then something changes. The joy turns to fear when you realize you’re standing over a hard floor. You grip the phone with both hands and carefully tip toe over to the couch where it will be safe if it falls a few inches.

We love these phones, but they’re slippery like trying to hold a goldfish. When Lindsay, Kyle and I got the iPhone 6, within one week all three of us had dropped our phones, and only two of us got lucky.

So here I have the new hotness, the iPhone 7 Plus, and I had to put a case on it. Pat Dengler picked out a very nice case for me from a company called tech21. It’s called the Evo Mesh Case for iPhone 7 Plus and it’s $40 at Apple. I was looking for something that would show off the gold and white of my new phone, and the Evo Mesh is perfect for that. It’s got a white rubbery bumper, and a clear back with dimples in the clear back that made it look really cool. But. It’s not sleek, it’s not smooth, it’s practical.

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Guest Review of the Tucano Elements Second Skin for MacBook 12″ by Allister

Greetings Allison and fellow NosillaCastaways. Allister here from New Zealand with a quick review of a product that won’t excite many, but will help prevent moments of horror.

Tucano MacBook sleeveThe problem to be solved is keeping my gorgeous gold 12″ MacBook looking gorgeous. I bought the laptop while travelling and so quickly became aware of just how easily it marked even carefully putting it in its own pocket in my work-provided laptop backpack. It clearly needed its own special protection.
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