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Alan Grassia
Self-proclaimed technology and Diet Coke addict.
Self-proclaimed technology and Diet Coke addict.

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Moving Day
Smartphone Fanatics moved to the Blogger platform back in 2010 as part of a forced migration from an FTP publishing model to the Google Blogger-only publishing model. While I have enjoyed using Blogger, the Wordpress platform is a much better publishing pla...

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Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard 12.9-inch Mini Review
I have been using my iPad Pro 12.9-inch for the last year.  when I purchased my iPad Pro, I purchased the Apple Smart Keyboard.  This past November 22, after a year of the Smart Keyboard and having read reviews from bloggers and hearing podcasters talk abou...

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Merry Christmas!
My the new born Christ Child bring peace, love, mercy, and tolerance toward others to our world. Amen. Merry Christmas from your friends at Smartphone Fanatics.

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First Thoughts on Apple AirPods and Unboxing Photos
Earlier this week, Apple's wireless ear buds, AirPods, when
on sale in Apple Stores.   After selling
out almost immediately, I finally got mine today.   What follows is my story and first
impressions about getting my pair of AirPods. The Story I first learn...

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Mini Review
Apple launched the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the United States, Canada, Australia (Hi, Jodi!), the United Kingdom and other locations around the world on September 16. Let's just get a couple of things out of the way right from the get go. First, i...

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing
Last Thursday, I found and purchased my Apple iPhone 7 Plus.  The road to getting it was a bit bumpy, but that is a story for another time. What follows are my thoughts on purchasing, unboxing, and setting up my new matte black, iPhone 7 Plus 128GB.  We all...

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Notes on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Upgrade Process
Congratulations on getting your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus! Now that you have your brand new iPhone it's time to upgrade from your old one.  While the process will vary from person to person, I have come up with a list of six steps to make the transition...

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Forwarding Messages To and From an iPad Using Your iPhone
Earlier today I was presented with an interesting question about Messages on iPad and iPhone. I'll paraphrase it as: "How can I sent a text from my Wi-Fi iPad to someone using an Android smartphone?" I thought the answer involved making sure the recipent's...

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Looking Forward to Apple iPhone 7 Plus
"Just thinking what a difference a week makes." Those were some of the first words my Dad said to me this morning when I told him that I had finally tracked down an elusive matte black Apple iPhone 7 Plus.  At 5:46 this morning I was able to purchase a Spri...

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It isn't often that I can say this, but I am feeling let down by Apple. Before that gets blown out of proportion, let me explain what I am talking about. I became an iPhone customer back with the iPhone 4S - when the iPhone first came to Sprint.  Up until t...
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