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by tinyman392 at 1:48 PM
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53 Pencil: A Short Impression


Recently, I decided to try out a fancy stylus for my iPad Air 2, my research brought me to the unusually shaped 53 Pencil. Right off the bat, the shape of the pencil diverges from styluses the same way a carpenter’s pencil diverges from the standard pencil design. And that would only make sense knowing that is the design that was intended for the 53 Pencil. The wood finish gives a distinctive grain to the Pencil creating a look and feel that is natural to the touch and easy on the eyes. The stylus, in the wood finish, will also attach to the magnetic SmartCover of the iPad for easy storage and transportation.


Despite its shape, it is quite comfortable to hold in the hand and use. Each and every stroke remains precise and fluid. While sketching, it literally did feel like I was using a true-to-life pencil. It felt great to use and draw with. Mistakes can quickly be fixed with a...
by tinyman392 at 8:05 PM
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After the previous giveaway, I thought we'd do another one. This giveaway is for the colorful Braven 705, it's a little newer than the previous BRV-1 and still build to be tough and portable. I haven't heard this one personally, so I can't comment on the sound, though most of Braven's stuff is pretty good (especially for their size), their build is also generally top notch as well. That said, enter to win a Braven 705 speaker.

For more information regarding this speaker, please see this link.

Same rules apply as last time:
  1. To enter the giveaway, simply post into this thread.
  2. One post per person, if you post more than once, only your first post will count.
  3. Entries will close after 1 week (from this posting). More specifically, that is Tuesday, November 25, at10:10 PM (CTS).
  4. The winning entry will be chosen at random using a perfectly random number generated seeded off of a...
by tinyman392 at 7:44 PM
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So in the upcoming weeks, iFans will be working with Braven to do 3 separate giveaways of their bluetooth speakers: the Braven BRV-1, 705, and LUX. They also don't sound too bad either. The first speaker that will go up for giveaway is the Braven BRV-1. I reviewed this a little over 2 years ago and it's a nice little portable speaker. It has a waterproof and dustproof design that is perfect for being outdoors or use in the shower. Today, one of these bad boys would go for about 100 dollars direct from Braven.

For more information see Braven's BRV-1 webpage or my review.

With that said, some basic rules are going to be required:
  1. To enter the giveaway, simply post into this thread.
  2. One post per person, if you post more than once, only your first post will count.
  3. Entries will close after 1 week (from this posting). More specifically, that is...
by tinyman392 at 8:17 PM
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Well, with the advancement of Apple Music to the Android OS, Apple seems to have everything it needs to cut Beats Music off entirely. I really can't say this is surprising really, Apple Music was supposed to essentially replace Beats Music. That said, if you are on a Beats subscription (and Apple should have emailed you already), you can easily transfer all of your playlists over. Just about everything is supported... Just about... *cough* Sonos *cough*. So, for those of you that need to switch over, you have until the 25th to do it.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/beats-music-will-die-a-sad-lonely-death-later-this-mon-1742269065
by tinyman392 at 2:42 PM
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So Apple has (finally) launched Apple Music on the Android platform. As promised, it came during the Fall of 2015 (Q4 2015). Though I haven't an Android device to try it out on so I'm not entirely sure about the specifics of the app. From what other sources say, it's nearly identical to the iOS version. For those that have tried it out, let us know what you think.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/10/apple-music-for-android-hands-on/
by tinyman392 at 8:22 PM
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Griffin | Docking Station | $59.99


Griffin is known for making all sorts of accessories for just about every device out there. Their WatchStand Powered Charging Station is an update to their original WatchStand, actually, it serves as a larger, alternative model to their original WatchStand that also leaves room for the iPhone that accompanies the Apple Watch. It serves as a really nice overall display piece that works quite well.


This stand is a combination stand that is designed to be a dock for your Watch and provide a place to set your iPhone. That said, it’s on the larger side of these docking stations. A mixture of glossy and matted plastic creates subtle texture changes throughout the display’s design. A fabric padding gives a rest spot for your iPhone to rest when not in use. It can be had in, as Henry Ford would say, “any color (that he wants) so long as it is black.” And as we know, just about anything goes with black; so...
by tinyman392 at 6:53 PM
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You read it right, there is a new jailbreak out there that is compatible with iOS 9.1/9.2b. You may have read that weeks back, a team of "researchers" were asking for an exploit that would work with iOS 9's Safari browser, multimedia messages, etc. remotely. They wanted one so bad they decided to put out a 1 million dollar bounty on it. For the fools (a**holes) who sent one to them to receive the bounty, the world forever loves (hates) you (for now, until it's patched). Essentially, this gives the exploiter access to root and anything on the device (if they figure out where it is).

Now, of course, this is assuming that all of this is true.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/newly-discovered-exploit-makes-every-iphone-remotely-ha-1740096591
by tinyman392 at 2:37 PM
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NAD | On-Ear Headphone | $ 229.00


We first heard from NAD when they debuted their VISO HP50 over-ear headphones. In-ears were their next mission, then come these. The VISO HP30 is their on-ear model featuring NAD's RoomFeel tech to create a wider soundstage. The VISO HP30 enters a saturated price range with many exceptional headphones.


The design language of the VISO HP30 borrows quite a bit from their bigger brother, the HP50. The curved, rounded, squared housings have a nice glossy finish to them that hold the NAD name, centered on the lower quarter of the body. The silver accents give a nice contrast to the overall monotone design. It’s quite an attractive look that bends and folds a little awkwardly for storage.


Design: ★★★★


The HP30 offers a signature that has a bit of a bass...
by nekomichi at 8:04 AM
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One of the biggest new features of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is the ability to detect fingertip pressure and provide different contextual options based on how hard the user is pressing on the screen. While older generation devices lack the necessary hardware to detect touch pressure, that hasn't stopped jailbreak developers from bringing the new features to these devices using alternative methods.

RevealMenu is a free tweak from iMohkles that brings Home Screen shortcuts to apps, it works by tapping and holding onto app icons in order to bring up the menu. The menu items shown will be the same as the ones on an iPhone 6S, as this taps (no pun intended) into Apple's 3D Touch API and changes the activator to a tap and hold gesture instead of force detection. Since this replaces the tap and hold gesture, wiggle mode can be accessed by swiping up on icons instead....
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I was shocked to see this was not posted...

PanGu team strikes again!