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Brent Dirks

Born and raised in sunny West Texas, Brent graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in journalism. One day, he would like to move to the Big Island of Hawaii and live in a quiet house by the ocean. He can be reached at
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Oittm’s Stainless Steel Link Bracelet adds a touch of class to the Apple Watch

While it’s not a replica of any official band, this inexpensive option is a winner.

After almost a year, HBO Now has around 800,000 paying subscribers

The service is designed to be a standalone version of the popular premium TV offering.

The first episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne will arrive later this month

“In Too Deep” is the first of the game's three episodes.

Adonit expands its stylus line with the new Mark and Switch

While the Mark is a great entry-level option, the Switch can work with either a tablet or regular paper.

An infamous Apple analyst says VR technology will eventually replace the iPhone

Gene Munster expects VR to arrive in iOS in the next two years.

You can now have a Belkin iPhone screen protector installed at any Apple Store

Using a special machine, the process should be completely free of air bubbles or other misalignment issues.

Apple is looking to expand the number of clock faces in future versions of WatchOS

According to a new job listing, Apple is looking for a new software engineer to work full time on the wearable device.

Get ready for some fun horse racing action in Turbo Trot

This fun one-touch game is easy to learn, but difficult to master.

Just in time for Sunday’s big game, a new Sports Illustrated app lands on the App Store

Sports fans can pin live games to the home screen while browsing other stories and headlines.

A new way to play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will arrive this spring

The Standard format will feature a deck built from cards released in the current and previous calendar year.

Apple Pay now supported by more than 30 new financial institutions in the United States

The mobile payment system is also available at more than 2 million retail locations.

The official TED app updated with 3D Touch, full optimization for the iPad Pro and more

In version 2.6, the talk details screen has be revamped on both the iPhone and iPad.

Apple will soon launch a broken iPhone upgrade program

According to a new report, you’ll soon also be able to have a screen protector installed at a local Apple Store.

Kids can head to the construction site with the new Sago Mini Trucks and Diggers

Designed for ages 2 to 4, kids can play with six huge machines and build all day with piles of dirt.

Have documents notarized from your iPhone with the new Notarize app

The service is legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Confidential CC update brings a new name, Email App, and more

The unique app allows users to send an encrypted and ephemeral message that disappears after being read once.

Sony says to expect dual-lens cameras to be adopted by 'major smartphone players’

At least one version of the next-generation iPhone is rumored to offer the technology.

The once controversial After School app is plowing full speed ahead

The anonymous messaging app for high school students was previously banned from the App Store for four months.

You can now purchase Square’s Apple Pay reader at US Apple Stores and online

The reader can give small businesses a quick and easy way to accept Apple’s mobile payment system.

Apple’s Back to School Promotion returns to Australia and New Zealand

Buyers can snag a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear headphones for free with a qualifying Mac purchase.

Twelve South unveils new BookBook cases for the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4

The popular accessory maker also announced that the line will soon branch out to the iPad Pro.

Nintendo’s second mobile game will feature a ‘familiar’ character

The venerable game maker said that it will begin prelaunch registration for its first game, Miitomo, soon.

The 'iPhone 7' may lose the rear antenna bands and camera bulge

A new report also says the handset may be only slightly thinner than the current iPhone 6s models.