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Review: Out and about with the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag

I’ve always been happy with my wallet. I see women cramming everything they need for the day inside a purse, and I’ve considered myself lucky that my essentials can be shoved into my back pocket. With iPhones and iPads, however, that’s no longer the case; I need a backpack or laptop bag. With the JiLL-E Tablet Messenger bag, however, women can get get by with what they’re already used to.

Dial-up Internet; not dead yet

Did you think dial-up Internet was dead? Think again. Quartz’s Dan Frommer reports that, amazingly, AOL still has 2.3 million dialup subscribers, and they’re turning a profit for the online pioneering company—in fact, most of its profits.

V-Moda XS on-ear headphones review

Noteworthy. Superb. Amazing. Take your pick, because the V-Moda XS headphones are each of those things and quite a bit more. V-Moda blends aggressively gorgeous and ergonomic design with outstanding audio engineering for headphones that look and sound like nothing else out there.

Catalyst unveils waterproof sleeves for tablets and laptops

Back when I went to school, no one carried around laptops (which barely existed) or tablets (which didn’t exist). What did exist was rain and snow, and we surely had plenty of that. If you find yourself in the same environment this school year, but with $1,000 of technology to carry around, you may want to check out Catalyst before heading back to school.

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iRig Mic HD now shipping for iOS, Mac and PC

This past weekend, we reviewed IK Multimedia’s iRig Voice, a colorful, inexpensive option for those looking to have some karaoke fun (or at least prove they need less auto-tune than Ke$ha). When you’re ready to get serious about your voice recording—be it for singing, podcasting, interviewing, etc.—you’ll instead want to look at IK Multimedia’s newly released iRig Mic HD.

Why you should consider a gaming mouse, even if you’re not a gamer

I’m not much of a computer gamer, but I’m a big fan of some gaming hardware, especially gaming mice and mousepads, which I find typically offer excellent ergonomics, superior performance to regular point and click peripherals, and durable constructed. A case in point is the Razer Orochi laptop gaming mouse.

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Back-to-school giveaway: UE Boom – Jettison Edition wireless speaker

Today is the last day for entries in our first giveaway of the back-to-school season. Have you entered yet? We’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.

Brainwavz launches S5 in-ear headphones

Audio company Brainwavz has added a new model to its lineup last month specifically focused on sportier listening. The S5 in-ear headphones offer a flat cable with an over-the-ear design to ensure a better fit, especially during athletic activities. They also feature a high quality driver setup for superior audio.

Kickstarter Find: Modbook Pro X conversion for 15″ Retina MacBook Pro

Modbook, the company that creates Mac-like tablets, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the new Modbook Pro X that is based on the 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will enable users to send their own machines to the company so they can be converted for $1,999. Alternatively, for $3,999, customers can make reservations for complete systems coming directly from Modbook.

New 27-inch iMac may be released soon

Just last month, Apple revealed a 21.5-inch iMac for the low cost of $1,000. Now, judging from an image on the Apple support page, it seems the company could be gearing up for a refreshed 27-inch iMac release. Though details are sketchy, this large-screened desktop computer could be available on the market sometime in the near future.

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MacBook Pro update clears agenda for 12″ MacBook Air unveiling

The updated Retina MacBook Pros Apple announced Tuesday are essentially a minor speed bump, bur are perhaps perhaps significant in clearing the decks for Apple to devote full attention to a widely anticipated announcement deeper into the year of a completely new 12-inch MacBook Air design with a Retina display, no internal cooling fan, and no trackpad button.

Fox Now and CNBC come to Apple TV

On Tuesday, Apple quietly added new channels—Fox NOW and CNBC—to the media streaming Apple TV. The new channels will offer rich video content to all of their viewers, including live and on-demand content. CNBC brings all of their financial news broadcasts to Apple TV, while FOX NOW will include full-length TV episodes of their most popular shows