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First look: 24 hours with the new iPhone 11 Pro

Published Sept. 21, 2019

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone 11 Pro is the best iPhone Apple has ever produced. But, unless you are upgrading from a much older phone, you may barely notice the difference. Here's a full review of Apple's new flagship iPhone.

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First look: 24 hours with the new iPhone XS

Published Sept. 22, 2018

In 11 years of living with every iPhone model but the first, I've never laid hands on a more subtle upgrade as the new iPhone XS. Even I can barely tell what's going on with this $999 phone. Should you buy it? Read on.

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24 hours with the new iPhone X

Published Nov. 4, 2017

If Apple wants its customers to think differently, this phone is the most different one yet. There's a lot to like about this flagship device ... but also quite a bit that will annoy you at first. But if you're committed to using an iPhone, you'd better get used to it. Apple has shown the world the future of mobile phones, and there's no going back.

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48 hours with the new iPhone 7

Published Sept. 18, 2016

Typically, my annual early reviews of the Apple's new flagship phone are called "24 hours with the new iPhone." That tight time frame wasn't possible this year, because the new iPhone 7 took more than a day and a half just to update all my apps, photos, videos and iCloud data. I only started to really see it work as promised by Saturday night.

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Your Verizon phone just got a lot faster

Published Aug. 29, 2016

Today, Verizon data speeds got faster. Verizon just rolled out its LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities, including Milwaukee.

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Summerfest launches new and improved mobile app

Published May 6, 2016

The Summerfest 2016 App presented by Pepsi has been redesigned to help fans get excited for the "Big Gig®" and plan their visit to the festival. It's available on IOS and Android platforms and is free and available today in the App Store or Play Store.

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24 hours with the new iPhone 6

Published Sept. 20, 2014

I've had a full day now to play with the brand new iPhone 6. Like most pieces of new technology, it's a mixed bag. iPhones aren't new to me - I've owned every one but the first model, and I use mine nonstop as both a work and personal device. This model is different in many ways, but as usual, the biggest story here is the software, not the hardware.

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Cedarburg man invents garage door opener app

Published July 20, 2014

Recently, Jacob Tabak helped develop an Android app called Timehop. With this technical know-how and successful design under his belt, Tabak turned his attention to his more pressing problems: a closed and locked garage door, full hands and the desire to solve human needs through better technology.

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Where to repair a cracked iPhone screen

Published June 28, 2014

If this technological misfortune happens to you, here's a guide to iPhone screen repair. Hopefully, it makes the annoying process just a tad easier.

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Get stuff Dun with a new iOS and Android app from OnMilwaukee

Published Dec. 17, 2013

Today OnMilwaukee unveils a new app to help you get the most out of your city. It's called Dun, and it is comprised of several lists of things to do in Milwaukee. Currently the number of lists are modest, but expect to see new lists appear over time.

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24 hours with the new iPhone 5s

Published Sept. 21, 2013

I stood in line with the rest of the Apple fanboys yesterday, and at 9 a.m., I got my hands on the new iPhone 5s. I wanted the silver version, but like the gold one, they were all gone before the doors even opened at the Bayshore Apple Store. Instead, I bought the 32 GB Verizon Space Gray model, which is mostly just a black iPhone. I picked up the new $39 brown leather case with it, and it looks and feels really nice. After one day playing it with, I'm yet to be blown away.

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The five back-to-school apps you can't live without

Published Sept. 4, 2013

It's back to school time for Milwaukee schools, and that can mean excitement and new beginnings. It can also mean chaos and stress for many families. Luckily, there's no problem a good app can't solve.