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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 brent@appadvice.com.
Latest from Brent

Review: Grain Audio OEHP.1 Solid Wood Over-Ear Headphones

Featuring handcrafted ear cups made from walnut, do these headphones sound as good as they look?

Hulu finally unveils an ad-free subscription tier to compete with Netflix

Viewers can watch streaming video content without commercial interruption if they're willing to pay more.

Yes, Apple will still be selling a 16GB version of the 'iPhone 6s'

The next-generation handsets will also be made with stronger 7000-series aluminum.

Get to the point with the new Adonit Jot Dash stylus

Designed to look and feel like a regular pen, the stylus is highlighted by a 1.9mm tip perfect for note-taking and more.

Twitterrific update brings autocomplete improvements and much more

Version 5.13.1 of the great Twitter client also offers a number of accessibility improvements.

You can now share photos, videos and more privately with Instagram Direct

The social network’s messaging system now also allows threaded messages.

Review: Bluelounge Kosta Charging Coaster for the Apple Watch

This interesting new take on the usual Apple Watch stand is practical, functional, and most importantly inexpensive.

A revamped NFL channel arrives on the Apple TV

Along with a new name, the channel now supports Game Pass subscriptions.

The next-generation Apple TV is shaping up to be a gamer’s paradise

According to a new report, the device will also support Bluetooth game controllers.

Apple continues its push into the enterprise with a new Cisco partnership

The companies will create a "fast lane" for iOS users by optimizing Cisco networks.

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival blasts onto the App Store

Robert Kirkman, creator of the popular series, helped to design the story-driven game.

Apple, content providers battling over streaming TV service price point

According to a new report, the networks want Apple to charge more than the rumored $40 per month.

Hit the ground running with the updated Runkeeper app

Version 6.0 is completely redesigned with a revamped look and a brand new start screen.

It's time to stick a fork into talk of an 'iPhone 6c'

Apple is also planning to officially discontinue the aging iPhone 5c.

Easily accomplish tasks with Workflow’s new Notification Center widget

Version 1.3 of the powerful automation software also offers a new syncing service.

Head back to school with these 10 great iPhone and iPad accessories

It’s time to head back to class, so we’re highlighting some perfect accessories to power up your iOS devices.

Angela Ahrendts implies students could possibly use the Apple Watch to cheat

Let’s hope Apple’s retail chief was simply joking in a recent internal video message to store employees.

Meet 'M,' Facebook’s answer to Siri, built into Messenger

The virtual assistant is now available for a small number of users in the San Francisco Bay Area.

YouTube Gaming is here to take on live streaming powerhouse Twitch

Along with a new iOS app, the service can be accessed on the Web or through Android devices.

Review: DODOCase Lorna iPhone Wallet Case for the iPhone 6 Plus

This handmade premium case can hold more than just your iPhone.

Cable companies are still trying to adapt to the streaming video trend

Cable giant Cablevision will soon promote CBS streaming video options to its Internet-only customers.

Step up to the plate with TuneIn's new Premium tier

With a subscription, users will receive access to play-by-play sports, audiobooks, and much more.