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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
Latest from Brent

Kwikset unveils its new Plus gateway that adds remote access to a Kevo lock

With the device, that plugs directly into your router, you can unlock your door from virtually anywhere.

Facebook is testing a News Feed showing only videos in its iPhone app

The social networking giant seems to be lurching into YouTube territory.

Your kids will love playing with the Sago Mini Babies

In the latest fun app from Sago Sago, kids can take care of four adorable animated characters.

Apple's iTunes Store is experiencing some issues

Apple confirmed the problems on its System Status page.

The Dash and Dot coding robots for kids get even better with Wonder

With the new app, kids can learn how to program while going on fun adventures.

TuneIn’s Premium subscription tier adds live NFL coverage

Subscribers can listen to play-by-play feeds for all 32 football teams.

Vimeo update arrives with iOS 9 iPad multitasking support

Version 5.6 of the popular app also allows users to search for videos directly from Spotlight.

Apple releases iOS 9.1 beta 5 to developers, members of the public beta program

The software could officially arrive sometime later this month.

Tylt’s Energi Desktop Charging Station can charge up five USB devices at once

Currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, the station also sports a removable portable battery pack.

Bowers & Wilkins unveils an updated version of its iconic Zeppelin speaker

The new Zeppelin Wireless features Apple’s Airplay technology for iOS devices and the Mac.

Your phone number gets smart with a new Burner update

With Burner Connections, you can link a number to applications like Slack, Dropbox, and others.

Review: Native Union's Anchor is a simple dock for the Apple Watch

How does this simple charging pad for the watch stack up to the competition?

Facebook Messenger lands on the Apple Watch

A new update also brings multitasking support for iPad users running iOS 9.

Apple says different A9 chips vary in battery life only 2 to 3 percent

The A9 chipset powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is made by two different companies - TSMC and Samsung.

Facebook begins limited testing of Reactions

An extension of the ubiquitous Like button, it will allow users to express different emotions on the social network.

AT&T seemingly turns on Wi-Fi calling for iOS 9 iPhone users nationwide

The carrier joins T-Mobile and AT&T in offering the handy feature for iPhone users.

Netflix has just raised the price of its popular streaming plan

While current subscribers will receive a 1-year grace period, the streaming plan will now cost $9.99 per month for new customers.

Review: Speck's MightyPack Plus is a great way to haul your iOS devices and more

The popular iOS accessory maker is branching out with a new line of backpacks.

StubHub update brings nice improvements for iPhone 6s and iOS 9 users

Along with 3D Touch support, you can use Spotlight to quickly search for events and more.

Amazon reportedly wants to create its own live streaming TV service

Apple is rumored to be launching a similar service sometime in 2016.

Belkin’s new Charge Dock can juice up your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time

Developed closely with Apple, the new accessory features a built-in charger for both the watch and iPhone.

Microsoft responds to Apple with the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book laptop

The company also unveiled a new version of the Microsoft Band wearable device.

Apple releases iOS 9.1 beta 4 to registered developers

The software is slated to officially arrive sometime next month.