Canon 70D Tips and Tricks Roundup

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A lot can be said for the powerful and versatile Canon 70D DLSR camera…and we’ve said it! State of Tech has created a series of articles on how to make the most of the Canon 70D. Check them out:

Shot by Luke Detwiler using the Canon 70D

Shot by Luke Detwiler using the Canon 70D

 

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 Cases

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The newest entry in Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones is the Galaxy S6, and it comes with a slick new case design that improves both looks and grip using premium materials like Gorilla Glass 3 and aluminum. Unfortunately, while the new Galaxy S6 looks and feels great, much of the durability of the previous generation’s plastic body has been sacrificed. Luckily for us, accessory manufacturers are more than happy to provide us with what seems like an endless supply of new cases for flagship model phones. After much research, we have picked what we believe to be the five best cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6. Check out our list below:


Speck CandyShell

711YT8gbZBL._SL1500_ copyOne of the most well-known and established names in the mobile accessory market is Speck and their CandyShell line of cases, which has been updated to include the Samsung Galaxy S6. Like the rest of the line, the CandyShell case for the Galaxy S6 features an impact resistant combination of soft rubber inner and hard plastic outer shells that protect every face of the phone. Not to mention doing all this stylishly with a plethora of pleasing color combinations.

Speck CandyShell on Amazon


SUPCASE Rugged

81sZioYjzoL._SL1020_ copy For absolute maximum protection, SUPCASE has you covered with their Rugged case for the Samsung Galaxy S6. For those who need their mobile device to be ready for practically any situation, this case provides nearly 100% coverage, dual layer impact protection, corner and edge fortification, and an included swiveling belt clip. The case also comes in five different colors.

 

SUPCASE Rugged on Amazon


Incipio Feather

816znAViFOL._SL1500_ copy For those days when your phone doesn’t need to be ready for a war zone or being thrown off a mountain, Incipio’s Feather line of cases provide scratch and dent protection without sacrificing too much of your Samsung Galaxy S6’s thinness and lightness. This case has cutouts for unfettered access to every port and button, an anti-glare diffusion rim around the camera, and protective coverage of the most vulnerable areas of the phone.

 

Incipio Feather on Amazon


OtterBox COMMUTER

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OtterBox is the de facto standard in ultimate smartphone protection, as you might expect from a company that originally began as a manufacturer of everything-proof containers for even the most grueling tasks in extreme conditions. The COMMUTER is their mainstream line of cases that features both complete protection against drops, bumps, and scratches, and a stylish smooth exterior design. The case provides 360º coverage, including the front-facing ridge to keep the delicate display glass away from hard surfaces and protection for buttons and ports.

 

OtterBox COMMUTER on Amazon


Rokform Mount Case

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Rokform is a company that brings a whole new take on smartphone cases. Beyond merely providing excellent protection for the device, Rokform smartphone cases extend the functionality of your device by adding an attachment point that integrates with an entire system of accessories and mounts available from Rokform. The Rokform attachment system includes adapters for everything from attaching a GoPro to mounting on your bike or car.

 

Rokform Mount Case on Amazon

36 Samsung Galaxy S6 Tips & Tricks

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Samsung’s latest flagship for 2015 device features advancements in nearly every aspect from it’s predecessor in newly designed hardware refresh using premium materials to create a smartphone that instantly became the standard to which all other Android devices are compared. To get the most out of your new Samsung Galaxy S6, we have created dozens tips and tricks articles for our readers. Below we have rounded up the entire list:

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HTC One M9 Tips & Tricks Roundup

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This year’s latest flagship phone from HTC focused less on new features, and aims more to refining and improving an already impeccable mobile experience. In continuing with our tradition of exploring the latest and greatest hardware, here’s a round up of all our HTC One M9 Tips & Tricks to make the most of your new device. Check it out:

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Top Five News Apps for iPhone

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The iPhone has fast become the most widely used method for receiving news of all sorts, whether it be personal, local, or global. News publishers have recognized this fact and have begun to embrace it, utilizing a mobile-first strategy and making the most of social media. And while newspaper readership has waned significantly over the past couple decades, there is still a desire for a one-stop place for your news. Luckily, there is no shortage of news aggregation apps for the iPhone, and we have round up five of the best. Check it out:

 

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Top 5 iPhone Games for March

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As 2015 marches on (see what I did there?), we are treated to some excellent new games for the iPhone and iOS devices. Check out DailyAppShow’s roundup of top picks for the month of March below.


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Flop Rocket brings some interesting new twists to the increasingly popular propulsion scroller games (Think Jetpack Joy Ride, ALONE, Daddy Long Legs, etc). With Flop Rocket, you control the direction and thrust of your spaaaaaaaace rocket in a precarious, danger-filled cave (why is a space ship in a cave? The devs have an answer for you, “GOOD QUESTION”), collecting coins,  completing objectives, and avoiding collisions with…well anything. Your rocket is rather delicate, so smash into one thing and you’ll be fine, smash into another, GIANT FIRY EXPLOSION!

Check out Flop Rocket on the App Store for the cool price of $free.


Magic Touch: Wizard for Hiremagictouchssmagictouch

Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire is one of those advanced twitch games. You control a wizard (what, the name didn’t give that away?) that uses spells to eliminate enemies that are floating down at you. Each enemy has a balloon with a shape on it. In order to pop that balloon and bring the enemy crashing down to earth, you must draw the shape before they land. As you might expect, the game starts slow enough, with just a single enemy on screen at a time. But don’t worry, soon enough you’ll get your fingers in a not trying to perform all the swipes and swishes required. The enemies themselves also scale up, in addition to the single spell ones, you also get enemies with a series of maneuvers to accomplish to bring down, or bosses with particularly complicated swipes.

Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire is free on the App Store.


Block Amokblockamok

I’m gonna have a tough time explaining this one. You…play a sheep…on a circular train track…with a cannon. What do you do with that cannon? Knock down wooden structures, of course. Your staging area is the inside of your train track wherein ever more complicated structures pop out of the floor for you to knock down with your limited amount of cannon ammo. As you collect coins for doing your deed and accomplishing various challenges, you can purchase power ups, more skilled sheep, and fancier vehicles.

Check out Block Amok on the App Store.


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Okay? Okay. Okay? is a fantastically simple, intriguing, and yet frustratingly difficult. The premise is simple: fling a ball around the field and bounce off of every white object before the ball flies off the edges of your screen. But as you might expect, a simple premise equals some very difficult times ahead. You play with a single finger, touch to place the ball, drag to set the direction, and hope your planned path is the right one, touching every element you need. Two additions I was happy to see in this game that many (most) similar games often lack: you can cancel your shot by dragging back to your ball’s origin, and a 90º lock for directions, which means you can direct your ball perfectly vertical or horizontal.

Okay? is free on the App Store.


Alto’s Adventurealto

I saved the best for last: Alto’s Adventure. This author has already sunk far more time than he is willing to admit in the few days since Alto’s Adventure was released to the world. You start out in the game playing as Alto, an avid skier who is trying to get his llamas back. With a single tap, you jump and flip as you ski down slopes littered with obstacles, creatures, and power ups. The most compelling reason that Alto’s Adventure keeps you coming back time and time again is the leveling system. Each level requires you complete three challenges during your trip down the mountain, and as you gain levels, you unlock more playable characters with unique skills. Alto’s Adventure also happens to be one of the most gorgeous games out today, rivaling the lauded Monument Valley in terms of sheer beauty, and near-perfect performance and playability.

Alto’s Adventure is $1.99 on the App Store, and it’s worth that price many times over.

Five Products That Are Way Too High Tech

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Technology these days has invaded almost every part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Even our refrigerators are WiFi enabled. But it seems as though some device manufacturers have gotten a little too trigger happy when it comes to creating products that follow this trend. Some things probably don’t need to be “connected” or high-tech. This author personally feels that the following items definitely fit comfortably in that category. Let’s do it: [Read more…]

Top Five Sports Score Apps for iPhone 6

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The major sports seasons are upon us: The last day of the World Series is today (October 29th), the basketball season has just begun, and NFL is well underway. So of course you need an app that will keep you up to date on your favorite franchises. DailyAppStore has round up the best iPhone apps that get you the most important scores and team updates right in your pocket. Check the apps out below: [Read more…]

Top 5 Car Mounts for Galaxy Note 4

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The heyday of dedicated GPS navigation (and their generally bad maps and directions) devices is long gone, but people still need to find where they’re going, right? With constant data connections, and up-to-the-minute accurate maps and traffic detection, the modern smartphone is probably the easiest way to get where you’re going. But you want to stay safe (and legal) while using navigation hands-free. DailyAppShow has found the most convenient ways to get your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 visible, secure, and away from your hands so that you can concentrate on driving.


iOttie Easy One Touch

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  • Easy one touch mounting system locks and releases the device with just a push of a finger
  • Super sticky gel pad sticks securely to most surfaces (including textured surfaces), yet is still easily removable
  • New telescopic arm adds 2 inches to allow for closer device viewing
  • Two step locking lever provides additional mounting support for multiple surfaces

Koomus Vent Mount

Koomus

  • Stretchable clamp can hold from 1.5″ to 3.5″ wide
  • Full 360 degree rotatable, can be mounted with any thick or thin protective cases on it
  • Easy mount using Push in Technology
  • Can be tilted to create optimal angle at eye level view
  • Compatible with all Samsung Galaxy and all other smartphones

Cellet Phone Holder

Cellet

  • Easy expandable back button helps securely accommodate the size of your smartphone
  • Heavy duty arms with 360 rotation capability allow flexibility
  • Extra-large suction cup with lock button conveniently attaches to dashboard, windshield or any other smooth surface and easily removable
  • Effortless maintenance of suction cup by wiping with a damp cloth
  • Holder with sponge pads can hold devices up to 3.5 inches wide

Mountek nGroove

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  • Firmly and safely mounts cell phones and other devices
  • Comes already assembled and ready to use with a strong, sturdy grip thanks to rubber-reinforced insertion blade. Super-tight but simple blade system involves just a thumbscrew and tightening wheel
  • Insert directly into a front-loading CD player slot and still easily control your device from the driver”s seat. Or insert into a dashboard groove to keep your CD player accessible. No suction cups, no clips, no screw, no glue
  • Sophisticated ball joint adapter allows for fine-tuning your display angle for maximum viewing comfort while driving

AmazonBasics Windshield and Dash Mount

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  • Super strong suction
  • Fits Any Smartphone or GPS
  • Fits Tablets up to 10″
  • Compatible with Skins and Cases
  • No tools required
  • Easy to install