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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 [email protected]
Latest from Brent

Apple, LG Partner on New UltraFine 4K and 5K Displays

Both monitors are designed for the new MacBook Pro.

Got a Thunderbolt Display? Yes, You Can Connect it to a New MacBook Pro with This Apple Adapter

The $49 adapter can be ordered now from Apple and will be available at retail locations next week.

Apple Shows No Love for the Mac Pro or Mac mini

Both the low-end and high-end desktop Macs are starting to look a little long in the tooth.

The 13-Inch MacBook Air Lives On, For Now

The once-popular model seems to be on its last legs, supplanted by the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

Apple Showcases the New TV App for the Apple TV, iPhone and iPad

TV is designed to make watching and finding content even easier.

Elgato’s Eve Light Switch Offers Built-In HomeKit Control

The device adds Siri control to any single-pole light switch.

Apple Will Reportedly Offer Three Different Models of the 'iPhone 8'

All three versions will apparently feature all-glass backs.

Apple's iPhone Sales Drop for the Third Consecutive Fiscal Quarter

Both Mac and iPad sales also recorded drops from the same timeframe in 2015.

Featuring Apple's W1 Chip, the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones Are Now Available

The Apple-designed chip helps to provide up to 12 hours of music playback on a single charge.

A Closer Look At the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode in iOS 10.1

Thanks to dual lenses and advanced machine learning, the iPhone can capture an image with the subject sharp and in focus while the background is blurred.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Help Power a Slow Quarter for Apple

Despite being on sale for only two weeks, the handsets accounted for almost 43 percent of sales in the United States.

X-Doria's Mesh Band for Apple Watch Offers a Stylish Look for Less

Available in either space black or silver, the band is comfortable and easily adjustable.

Osmo’s Pizza Co. Helps Teach Children About Business and Finance

The system combines real-world play with an iPad.

Apple Watch 101: Customizing Watch Faces With the iPhone App

Learn how to use the Watch app to create a number of unique faces.

Hello Again: Apple Will Announce New Macs on October 27

The event will kick off at 10 a.m. PDT next Thursday.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is a Fun and Exciting Collectible Card Game

Discover 20 unique plant and zombie heroes on the road to victory.

Apple Releases iOS 10.1 Beta 5 to Registered Developers

The software could be released to the public soon.

Report: Apple Will Unveil New Macs Next Week on Thursday, Oct. 27

Expect a new MacBook Pro with a customizable OLED touch panel strip.

Instagram Stories Now Appear on the App's Explore Tab

Personalized to your interests, it will show Stories from people you don't yet follow.

Mistfit’s Phase is an Analog Timepiece With Smartwatch Features

Along with activity tracking, the device can alert users when they receive a call, text, email, or other notification.

The Fourth Beta Version of iOS 10.1 Arrives for Registered Developers, Public Testers

The software is available over-the-air or through Apple's Developer Center.