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4-in-1 Lenses from olloclip Will Make Your iPhone DSLR-worthy

The iPhone camera is fantastic, right? You can take all sorts of great photos with it, and a ton of us already do. But what happens when you want to zoom in optically or capture a larger area or group shot without using a selfie stick?

Attachable lenses are the answer, and olloclip has a track record of making really good ones. These latest 4-in-1 lenses from olloclip – made to work with the Otterbox Universe Case – are just fantastic.

I’ve been playing with these for a few weeks now, and you won’t believe how easy they are to use. Even better, they’re much harder to lose, as well.

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Watch Prime Video offline with this easy tip.

How to Watch Prime Video Offline with a Kindle Fire Tablet

One of the coolest features of the $50 Kindle Fire tablet that I own is the ability to watch Prime video offline with a quick download. You won’t get that from Netflix on any device.

It takes a bit of searching around to find out how to make this happen, so I figured it would be a good thing to share the steps to watch Prime Video offline here.

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Small footprint, huge capability.

Get All Your Music Production Needs Met with this Sexy All-In-One

Whenever I’ve wanted to record my band during rehearsal, I’ve had to make a choice: go full professional studio, with a mixer, Mac, and a ton of peripherals, or go convenient with a simple digital recorder.

The former gives the resulting recording a much better quality but it takes ages to set up while taking up a ton of space in the rehearsal room. The latter option is super easy and convenient, but it’s tough to get a good sound mix.

Enter the Fi Station, an amazing-looking upcoming digital audio workstation built into a tiny little Android-powered box. I can totally see bringing this into the rehearsal room, plugging in a couple of outputs from our mixer, and then just jamming on new songs to create a fantastic demo.

Not only that, but the Fi Station brings high-quality audio and visual to any HDTV or current sound system (or headphones) with no muss or fuss. Check out this video for more:

Want one, now? I know I do, and starting at $299 on IndieGogo, this thing is a steal.

The Fi Station is basically an audio and video device that has high-end components in it to shield from typical audio noise that various typical components can bring to the recording or listening sessions.

Lookit all those connectors!

Lookit all those connectors!

The specs are pretty fantastic, too, with connectors for everything including XLR, HDMI, and RCA jacks, with both a quad-core CPU and GPU to push 4K video to your massive TV. The Audio specs handle conversion at ADC 24-bit and DAC 32-bit, with high-end sampling rates to boot. It’s a pro solution for consumer pricing. It’s also compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android (for remote control).

I can imagine pulling this sleek little tablet-based device out of my bag, doing a quick recording with the band, then taking it to my home to mix and listen through studio monitors or headset to make sure we have the best sound available to create a demo for club owners.

Stay tuned here to WOZiO for an upcoming review, once the device is available for a hands-on. For now, though, head on over to IndieGoGo and pledge your support for this slick-looking device.

Finding Recently Played Radio Station in Apple Music Find that great station once again.

How to find a Recently Played Radio Station in Apple Music

I was listening to the Chill radio station on Apple Music today and I went to save it to My Music or a Playlist so I could find it again.

Unlike a song or an album, however, you can’t just save a Radio station. What you can do, though, is find any Recently Played radio station.

Here’s how to do just that.

On iOS

Launch Apple Music and navigate to Radio along the bottom tabs. Find a station you want to listen to, either by tapping through to the station, then hitting the Play button, or just skipping that middle man and tapping right on the Play triangle in the preview on the main Radio page.

Next time you want to listen to that Recently Played radio station again, you don’t have to scroll through all the stations to find it. Simply look in the top row of the main Radio page to find the last three Radio stations you listened to. If you want to co further back, simply tap on the Recently Played button just above that row of three.

My Radio history goes all the way back to October of 2013, which suggests that Apple Music has been tracking my behavior for a while now. No matter, though, since I was kind of excited to rediscover my Warren Zevon and St. Vincent Radio stations from back then.


Make sure you're in the Music tab in iTunes.

Make sure you’re in the Music tab in iTunes.

I’m running El Capitan, so this should apply to anyone else doing the same. Launch iTunes with a click or two, then choose Music from the drop down menu to the left of the window, just above the featured scroll.

Next, click on the Radio button in the upper area of the iTunes window, just under the Beats 1 image. You’ll see the same basic layout: there’s a list of the last several Radio stations you’ve played (on any device) as well as a Recently Played button.

Those Country stations were a mistake; see what sacrifices I make for you?

Those Country stations were a mistake; see what sacrifices I make for you?

The number of Recently Played thumbnails you’ll see on OS X will vary with the size of your iTunes Window; if you want more up front there, make your window larger. Clicking the Recently Played link will show you thumbnails for all your recent stations in a big grid that you can scroll down to.

However you use this feature, now you can find that killer recently played Radio station you created (or had created for you by Apple) at your fingertips in no time.

How to Cheat at Pokemon Go By Spoofing Your Location (and Never Leaving the Couch!)

While many mistakes were made and continue to be made with the roll out of the mobile game Pokémon Go, you really have to hand it to Niantic and The Pokemon Company for getting 30 million Americans off their couches in just one week.

But what if you don’t want to get off of your couch? What if you want to pick up rare Pokemon without rushing to the ends of the earth? What if you live in the middle of nowhere and you still want to enjoy the spoils of four overlapping lured Pokéstops? There are ways to do this, but you must practice caution as overindulging will result in a soft ban from the Pokémon Go servers. Rumors are that if you get too many soft bans, your account will be hard banned.

What The Cheat Does

This particular cheat, PokemonGoMove, shows a web interface to view the locations of what Pokémon are currently spawned and the ability to spoof the location on an iPhone. This will make Pokémon Go think it’s somewhere that it isn’t.

Warnings aside, here’s what’s needed for this particular cheat:

What’s Needed:

– iPhone
Pokémon Go (duh)
– Pokémon Trainer Club (PTC) – A new account unique from the one used in the game.
– A MacOS computer
– Xcode
– Source files from: PokemonGoMove
– Lightning Cable
– Google Chrome Browser (works better for the web interface)

Step one is to follow the instructions on the PokemonGoMove Github page to install the three pieces of this hack: The Pokemon Location Map, the Controller web interface, and the location spoofing iPhone app. It can be a bit fiddly, so double check everything if it doesn’t work the first time.

Once everything is up and running, the web interface is going, the location spoofing app is installed, and Xcode is set to spoof the location, go to the web interface in Google Chrome and choose the starting location.

Here’s my favorite location, it has four overlapping Pokestops — almost always all lured. Enter “720-898 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA” into the Option A or more precisely Latitude: 37.8066588 and Longitude: -122.42096760000001 in Option B boxes and hit Set.

Now fire up Pokémon Go on the connected iPhone and it should teleport to that location. Spin a Pokéstop to make sure that no ban has been enacted and away you go!

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Bonus up!

This is a good opportunity to use a lucky egg. If you’re catching lots of Pokémon and collecting from four Pokéstops, XP should pile up quickly.

Don’t Get Banned

Make sure to not change location too often. Don’t jump from one location to another one in less time that it takes to travel to that location.

If the account you are using gets soft banned, you will notice a couple of things. For one, spinning a Pokéstop will not result in any rewards or any errors. Second, every Pokémon capture attempted will result in a quick escape by the Pokémon. If this happens, exit out and wait a bit to try again. And be more careful.

Getting Stuck In A Location (Can be a good thing)

If you find a location you like, for example one that has overlapping Pokéstops or Gyms, you can stick to that fake location on your iPhone for a longer period of time. Simply disconnect the phone while Xcode is spoofing the location to have that location stick.

To un-stick the location, fire up Xcode again, run the location app from Xcode, and turn off the location spoofing in the Debug menu. If this doesn’t work, a restart of the iPhone will reset it to the current location and it will work normally from there on.

I’ve been stuck at that location listed above in San Francisco for three days now. Please note that doing this does stick the location for all apps on the device and even for Find My iPhone. Best practice is to turn this off when leaving the house.

Best of luck being the laziest Pokémon Go player — I think I have you beat, but feel free to try being lazier than me.

For those extreme green situations.

Rugged Vape Pen Will Keep You ‘Green’ in All Conditions

There’s nothing better than whipping out this Summit+ vaporizer pen and getting an extreme hit of the good life while enjoying the great outdoors – no matter where you are.

Whether you’re rocking some bit of clove herb for a quick pick-me-up at the end of a long hike through the canyons of Arizona or you’re packing legal marijuana while you kayak an extreme river, the Summit+ has got you covered.

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what is wozio?

WOZiO what?

What’s this, then?

What a weird little name. Sounds vaguely web 2.0. Maybe.

WOZiO is an attempt to bring a little smarts into the review world. We’ll take a look at gadgets for home, life, and the car. We’ll review video games and toys, too, because too much seriousness can affect things. We’ll let you know what’s worth your time.

As we go along, we’ll try to put some reviews together, maybe see which gadget is the best in each category. We’ll run the numbers so you don’t have to.

We’re even planning some killer how-tos for your learning pleasure — stay tuned!

Yes, we’re new — but isn’t everyone at some point? We’ve got the experience to sift through a variety of widgets and wodgets (no, that’s not a real word) and keep our wordiness at an effectively low volume.

Because the world is full of crap, and we want you to find the best stuff out there. You don’t need us to blather on while we help you do so, though.

So remember: WOZiO – silly name, serious reviews.

Let us know what you think.