The TEKSide Blog

TEKTOK Podcast - EP036 - Somewhat Political - Sweet TEK Pick - Today (Habit Tracker)

Please be sure to check out the latest episode ) of the TEKTOK podcast. Please visit the TEKTOK website for all the show notes and other information.

Listen to Episode ) or visit us in iTunes or Google Play.

This week my “Sweet TEK” (pick of the week) was Today - Habit Tracker.

2017 is upon us. Like I do every year, I made list of areas that could use improvement in my life in regard to work, home, intellect, spirituality, physical and mental wellness. I wanted something more than a calendar and a checkmark to track my progress. Enter Today, the ultimate tool for handling all your tracking, logging and journaling needs in the quest for a better you. The strengths of the app lie in it's customizations. See the screenshot gallery for details. This app is now a mainstay on my home screen as I use it multiple times a day. It's rewarding, fun to use, well designed and easy to use and get started. Check it out. There is a better you out there. Go build it. 

iOSDocked - EP112 - The AirPodCast - iLike the Logitech CREATE iPad Pro Keyboard Case

Please be sure to check out the latest episode) of the iOSDocked. Please visit the iOSDocked for all the show notes and the other information.

Listen to Episode) or visit us in iTunes or Google Play

This week my “iLike" (pick of the week) was The Logitech CREATE iPad Pro Keyboard Case) for iOS.

Apple's take on this wasn't bad, but it wasn't complete. Enter Logitech, no stranger to the accessory market by any means. They have been perfecting their craft for some time. This product is the most complete representation of that. The casing is minimal while offering a full and functional backlit keyboard that is easy to use. There is an Apple Pencil holder. Bust most importantly, it offers a solid connection that requires no charge thanks to the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro. The connection is way more reliable than what the Smart Keyboard provided. I am also fond of it's minimal style. The textured surface seems like a good choice for protecting the exterior of the iPad. Final take? If you have made the commitment to purchasing an iPad Pro, I would consider this accessory to accompany it, The price is right at $129 considering it's offerings and I firmly believe it will make your iPad Pro experience an even better experience than it already is. 

TEKTOK Podcast - EP035 - Christmas Toys, Automated Robotics & Other Private Matters - Sweet TEK Pick - Super Mario Run

Please be sure to check out the latest episode ) of the TEKTOK podcast. Please visit the TEKTOK website for all the show notes and other information.

Listen to Episode ) or visit us in iTunes or Google Play.

This week my “Sweet TEK” (pick of the week) was Super Mario Run on the App Store .

I have been having a blast with this one. I’m not a gamer but I love the addictive in and out casual style game play this one offers.  If you haven’t downloaded yet, (and let’s be honest, who hasn’t downloaded this one?), you should. The more you play, the more fun you are likely to have. Super Mario is back!!

 

TEKTOK Podcast - EP034 - Forward Thinking - Sweet TEK Pick - The Apple TV

Please be sure to check out the latest episode of the TEKTOK podcast. Please visit the TEKTOK website for all the show notes and other information.

Listen to Episode or visit us in iTunes or Google Play.

This week my “Sweet TEK” (pick of the week) was the Apple TV.

 

This little box from Apple has been such a delight to use. The 4th Generation of the Apple TV is a steal at $149. I use it to play music through the house, control my home appliances and lights through HomeKit, play console quality games, watch my massive iTunes movie collection, binge watch all my favorite shows and so much more. The potential of this little box is still in it’s infancy stages. I may be one of the last people in the World to join the “cord cutter’s” club, but it won’t be due to the limitations of the Apple TV. Piece by piece, the Apple team is putting it all together and they are quietly changing the game. I see a future where not only will Apple own the mobile computing industry but will have the majority share of the living room as well.

Don’t have one? Find Santa at your local mall and make sure he has it on his list.

 

iOSDocked - EP110 - Bring on the Rumor Wave - iLike the TEKSide Mixer Playlists on the TEKSide Blog

Please be sure to check out the latest episode of the iOSDocked. Please visit iOSDocked website for all the show notes and the other information.

Listen to Episode or visit us in iTunes or Google Play.

This week my “iLike” (pick of the week) was The TEKSide Mixers on the TEKSide Blog right here on TEKSide.

These are hand-picked and curated from one of my favorite humans beings. Her name is Bercelie Martinez aka @iBeesB on Twitter. You may know her as the Wednesday Wallpaper blogger on the network. She has great taste in music and her playlist picks are compilations of modern and melodically moody B-Sides that are as catchy as they are easy on the ears. I eagerly await each month’s release as it is my morning listening at the beginning of every day. Her lastest playlist title TEKSide Mix-November 2016 has a couple of holiday treats included. Be sure to check it out. Whether you are a Spotify user or an Apple Music fan, the playlist is made available to the public for users of both services.

So quit reading and start listening.

TEKTOK Podcast - EP033 - Peaked - Sweet TEK Pick - Google Pixel Lightbar Stickers

Please be sure to check out the latest episode of the TEKTOK podcast. Please visit the TEKTOK website for all the show notes and other information.

Listen to Episode or visit us in iTunes or Google Play.

This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was the Google Pixel Lightbar Stickers available at BrisCrafts.com.

While I am not a Pixel owner, I'm proud to say that the owner of Bri's Crafts is none other than the daughter of one of our TEKSide family members Bill Stebbins.

These decals for Google's new premium smartphone have been getting lots of attention from the Android blogging elite. You can purchase a set for your Pixel for just $9 right here.

Learn more about this awesome product by watching this video.

TEKTOK Podcast - EP032 - Eager & Obsessive - Sweet TEK Pick - Veil XT for iPhone 7 Plus by Caudabe

This is everything you want in an attractive and minimal case. It fits so well that others could mistake it for actually being part of the phone itself. The black one is very sleek. It does a great job protecting the back of the phone from potential and accidental cosmetic damage. I picked the black one to “man up” my Rose Gold iPhone. The back is solid black with a few pops of rose gold coming through the cutouts in the case. The back is somewhat textured. This not only helps with grip but will also help hide fingerprints and minor scratches from everyday usage. The rear camera is somewhat protected as there is a lip around the camera cutout. The front side of device remains vulnerable. I would recommend a glass screen protector to compliment the protection the Veil XT offers.  

Read More

iOSDocked - EP108 - Jerry’s Cruisin’ & Clay is Losin’ - iLike my iPhone 7 Plus

Please be sure to check out the latest episode of the iOSDocked. Please visit the iOSDocked website for all the show notes and the other information.

Listen to Episode or visit us in iTunes 

or Google Play.

This week my "iLike" (pick of the week) was the recently announced iPhone 7 Plus

My experiences with the 6 Plus and 6s Plus were not terrible but the devices seemed to be plagued with memory issues. I’m not seeing that with the 7 Plus. I am very pleased with this device and the latest version of iOS to accompany it. Throw in what can be considered the best if not one of the best cameras every created on a phone and you have a not-surprisingly great new iPhone. For any current iPhone owner, I can highly recommend the upgrade. For anybody considering the platform switch, the continued advancement of iOS should be able to keep both novice and experienced users Android users happy. 

How are you liking yours?