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About

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 [email protected]
Latest from Brent

DODOcase unveils three new handcrafted products just in time for back to school

The Urban Backpack, Laptop Portfolio, and Leather and Canvas Phone Clutch are all made with genuine Logger’s Leather.

Google Translate adds 20 languages to its instant visual translation function

Using the app, simply point it at the text to see the translated language.

Yahoo tries its hand at a messaging app with Livetext

After a recent soft rollout, the app will arrive in five more countries – including the United States – tomorrow.

Amazon’s Launchpad showcases the newest gadgets from startups

The new initiative allows companies to market and sell products through the online retailer.

Powerful photo app VSCO Cam adds Collections in a new update

With the feature, users can curate and showcase content from others.

Rock out with two new Bluetooth headphones from Motorola

Thanks to a companion iOS app, you’ll always be able to track down the Moto Pulse or Moto Surround.

Customize your TV show tracking with the newly updated iShows 2

The popular trakt.tv site now powers the beautiful app.

Get directions even faster with Apple Maps in iOS 9

The navigation app is getting even smarter in the next version of iOS.

Apple reportedly ditches plans for an 'iPhone 6c'

One analyst said any traces of the smaller phone have disappeared from the supply chain.

It’s time to say goodbye to Google+ once and for all

Starting soon, you won’t need an account on the comatose social network to share content, communicate with contacts, and more.

This week in accessories: Optrix by Body Glove for iPhone 6 and more

In this edition, we’re highlighting three great iPhone 6 cases, an Apple Watch charging stand, and much more.

Even meat eaters should enjoy To-Fu Fury

In this fun puzzle platformer, gamers will take control of a combative bean curd with a few tricks up his sleeve.

Apple yanks Nest thermostats from its retail stores and online

In its place, Apple is pushing the HomeKit-enabled ecobee3.

Pandora CEO claims 'no impact' from Apple Music

The streaming music company was able to beat revenue expectations in its most recent quarterly report.

Meerkat allows iOS users to broadcast directly from GoPro cameras

The feature is now available for GoPro 3 cameras and will soon arrive for GoPro 4 devices.

Snag a great deal on an iPad Air 2 at Best Buy

During the retailer’s Black Friday in July promotion, every Wi-Fi model of the tablet is $125 off retail price.

The Grand Tournament arrives in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft next month

The latest expansion of the popular card trading game sends players to the frigid continent of Northrend.

Microsoft's Office for iOS now plays nice with Outlook

Word, PowerPoint, and Excel users can now send a document as an attachment using the email app.

An upcoming GoPro app will let users edit, share video

The new mobile app should arrive sometime before the end of the summer.

A well-known writer is 'done' with Apple Music

Jim Dalrymple has lost around 4,700 tracks from his library.

AT&T customers will soon be paying more for their next handset

Contract customers will soon be charged $45 to activate or upgrade while members of the Next program will encounter a new $15 fee.

Microsoft’s new Send app brings iMessage simplicity to email

Available to anyone with an Office 365 account, the app doesn’t require subject lines, salutations, or signatures.

Apple releases the second public beta version of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan

Both pieces of software are scheduled to arrive to the general public sometime this fall.

Home Sharing for music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

The software also features support for the new iPod touch.