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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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5 Great iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Cases That Cost Less Than $20

Want to protect your handset on a budget? Take a look at some of these great options.

Some Verizon Users Reporting LTE Connectivity Issues With the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Short-term fixes including restarting the device, toggling Airplane Mode on and off, and switching off VoLTE voice calls.

Sit With Us Helps Promote Kindness, Inclusion in Schools

The great new app gives a quick and easy way for students find others to sit with at lunch.

Apple's Latest Enterprise Partnership is With Professional Services Firm Deloitte

Apple has previously announced similar agreements with IBM and SAP.

Apple is Able to Keep Track of Who You're Chatting With Using iMessage

The contents of any messages are end-to-end encrypted and not accessible by any third party.

Apple Watch 101: Activating the SOS Emergency Calling Feature

Learn more about the handy feature and how it can be customized in watchOS 3.

DJI’s New Foldable Mavic Pro Drone Will Soon Land at Apple Stores

The iPhone-controllable drone can travel up to 40mph.

Yes, These $130 Snapchat Sunglasses are Real and Will Arrive This Fall

The Spectacles are designed to capture 10-second video clips.

Sonos Speakers Are Coming to Apple Retail Stores, Online

The Play:1 and Play: 5 can easily be used with Apple Music and a number of other online streaming services.

Carry Your Apple Devices in Style With the Bolt Backpack From WaterField Designs

Made with waxed canvas or ballistic nylon, the backpack looks great in the boardroom or on the road.

Talk to a Dormant Soviet Supercomputer That’s Come Back to Life in KOMRAD

The interactive text adventure is playable on all iOS devices and even the Apple Watch.

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 with Fix for Lightning EarPods on the iPhone 7

The new software also fixes a pair of other minor issues.

Watch an iPhone 7 Hit the Waves With Pro Surfer Kai Lenny

Apple's latest handsets easily pass the challenge.

Apple Snaps Up Machine Learning Company Tuplejump

The company's technology promises "fast, flexible, and advanced" data analysis.

Apple Watch Series 2 Review: A Clearer Vision of the Future

Combined with watchOS 3, the wearable device is taking a leap forward.

Apple Releases the First Beta Version of iOS 10.1 to Registered Developers

The software includes the Portrait camera mode for iPhone 7 Plus users.

Tweetbot Updated with Support for Longer Tweets and More

The popular and powerful Twitter client also features some new iOS 10 features.

Apple Confirms A Glitch With Lightning EarPods Using the iPhone 7

A fix is promised in a future software update.

Make Sense of Your Travel Plans With Google Trips

View your travel reservations in one place, even while offline.

Sprint CEO: Galaxy Note 7 Recall Won't Damage Samsung in the Long Run

The recall covers more than 1 million handsets in the United States.