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How To: Disaster-Proof Your Gadget

When buying a gadget, you also need to consider different ways of keeping it safe from damage. Whether from harsh weather, hackers, or other catastrophes, always make sure that you’re protecting your gadget so you can use it to its full potential for the longest possible time. If you’re looking for ways to protect your devices, here are five ways to make sure your electronics are disaster-proof. Buy a quality protective case. This is the most…

Easy-Peasy Keepsake Gadget Box

Want to keep your iPhone or iPod safe from prying eyes? You can try using this DIY keepsake gadget box made from your old books. This gadget box lets you easily hide your iPhone, while helping you repurpose old books you may have just lying around your room. Things you need: An old, hardbound book Glue Cutter or craft knife Ruler Newspaper Your gadget Procedure: First, apply glue to the inside of the back cover and close the book. Let the glue…

5 Fun Gadget Facts that AREN’T Jokes

5 Fun Gadget Facts that AREN’T Jokes

April Fool’s Day is right around the corner. Here at MacMall, we definitely like to have fun, but don’t worry, we won’t prank you. In fact, we’ve put together a list of interesting, strange and downright zany facts about some of your favorite tech gadgets that may SEEM unbelievable, but are totally true: The most expensive part on an iPod Touch? The touchscreen, which costs $35. Guess that’s why “touch” made its way into the name! Angry Birds…

Great Tech Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better occasion to show your dad how much you really care. This year, forget the golf equipment and the neckties; instead, indulge your Dad with these high-tech Father’s Day gifts. Dads aren’t always the easiest people to shop for, but, hopefully, any of these gifts will put a smile on his face. The new iPad – 16 GB The 4th generation iPad comes with the Retina display, Apple’s latest…

Perfect Gift List for your Techie Buddies

Perfect Gift List for your Techie Buddies

      The season of gift giving is always around the corner, and maybe it’s that time of the year to give your friends something that goes beyond the usual gift wraps. In today’s tech dependent society, not all gifts comes in wrappers – some now comes in a form of screen and specs. If you’re still wondering on what you could give your tech lovelorn buddies, fill your gift checklist with these edgy gadgets that can suit their…

Why the Apple Watch is Awesome

Last September 9, Apple held one of the most awaited events of the year as the world expected the tech giant to introduce its new iPhone models. However, the scene stealer of the whole event was the Apple Watch. This new gadget left the world in much awe and excitement. This is a new product category that’s designed to be worn and Apple was definitely planning to impress when it unveiled the Apple Watch. While the tech industry is not a…

To upgrade or not to upgrade: 8 questions before buying a new iPhone

Apple has always kept consumers on their toes on the latest iPhone model to come out. Sure enough, costumers are always ready to line up to buy from their nearest retail stores. Just 7 months ago, Apple released the iPhone 5S and it has gotten the masses in a frenzy. The funny thing is, it hasn’t even been a year since that release and we are already picking up rumors and anticipating the iPhone 6. I mean, your phone is not even cold yet. I’m…

5 New Things You Can Do with Your iPad

It’s been a while since the first day you held your iPad in your hands, and you’re pretty much tired of the usual things that you do on your iPad. Don’t worry, though; you don’t have to dump your iPad and find another gadget to play with. (You don’t do that to your loyal gadget!) Actually, there are many other weird and crazy things that you can do with your beloved tablet. And believe me, your relationship with your iPad will never be the same…

LaCie 1TB Rugged Hard Drive Review

In this video, MacMall takes a look at the 1TB Rugged V2 drive from LaCie. Touted as equally fast as it is reliable, this external HDD is quite durable. As the bright orange case surround suggests, the drive has been constructed to withstand a fair amount of abuse. Specifically, the drive has an IP 54 rating against the elements, keeping your data inside safe from dust, spills, and tumbles. In fact, the dirve is MIL-compliant, meaning that…

1 Telegram to Billions of SMS

On August 20th, 1911, a dispatcher at the New York times sent the first telegram around the world, welcoming in an era of worldwide connectivity. Granted, the telegram wasn’t instantaneous, and needed to be patched through several operators. The message took 16.5 minutes to reach around the world. Today, we’re in an uproar if a text message takes more than a few seconds to go through. Of course, 97 years later, we connect on a…

New Revolution

    We recently started stocking some iPhone accessories from id America. They have high quality headphones, in all sorts of cool colors, screen protectors and industrial/futuristic type cases. Our office admin, Kat, who is a crafty gal, turned hers into a late 1890’s, early 1900’s industrial revolution Steampunk case (copyright pending). And as you can see from the picture, it is very impressive. Even id America has contacted her…

How to Block Unwanted Contacts on your iPhone

Sometimes people just don’t get it. You tell them you don’t want to talk and the fact that you choose not to reply after receiving a gazillion messages makes them want to call you instead. “I DON’T WANT TO TALK,” you texted back as a final warning and still,10 seconds later, your phone rings. And because you do not want to answer and that person keeps calling, your phone battery is now at a dangerously low 10%. What gives, <insert annoying…

How many of these 8 iPhone pranks have you tried already?

If you’ve come to that stage where pranks are okay between you and your “target,” let’s talk. If not, look away, close this tab, and continue with your life. (Or read on, anyway; this is a blog, not the police.) But here’s a possible scenario: Run, Joey. Run like the wind! Now, before anything else, let’s discuss the medium to use for these simple but FUN-damental pranks. Apple definitely took their time to engineer the best technology for…

Vanquish Instagram Envy with a Lens Kit

If you’ve ever wondered how someone captured an amazing shot on Instagram, there’s three likely answers: Despite the #nofilter tag, the photo is heavily photoshopped. Despite the #iPhone tag or commentary that it was a “quickie” photo, taking the photo was a laborious process that did not involve a mobile phone camera. The photo was taken quickly and easily (though possibly still #filtered) using an iPhone lens kit. If…

Thunderbolt 2: Is the Upgrade Worth It?

The Thunderbolt interface has revolutionized I/O connectivity for the Mac. Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt combines data, audio, and power in a single connection. Thunderbolt also allows high-speed connections for peripherals such as hard drives, RAID arrays, video-capture solutions and network interfaces. It has redefined the idea of expansion, and is a standard on every Mac. Below are a comparison of the two…