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Apple's Modern Buckle is the best small band for the Apple Watch

Stylish, smart, and effortless to wear: Apple's Modern Buckle is my favorite Apple Watch band for small-wristed people.

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The Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker offers plenty of punch in a small package

Easily portable and simple to use, Anker's SoundCore is a great sounding Bluetooth speaker that promises an impressive 24-hours of battery life that definitely delivers.

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I wrote and published a song in 30 minutes with Apple's Music Memos

In which Serenity goes hands on with Music Memos and likes what she finds. (And wrote a song!)

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Vector illustrations are more than just fun on the iPad Pro

It’s rare that a $9 iOS app is good enough that you might prefer it to the professional desktop-class counterpart. But Autodesk Graphic is just that great. It’s so good, it’s arguably worth buying an iPad Pro for—as long as you pick up the Apple Pencil, too.

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The apps I couldn't live without in 2015

Every year, my iOS home screens and OS X Dock gets cluttered with an ever-increasing assortment of applications and utilities. After an especially crazy year app-exploration, here are the apps I'm still using daily or weekly on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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iPad Pro review

As much as Apple made the MacBook as close as possible to a tablet, they've now made a tablet that's even closer to laptop, but at the same time, something more—they've made the iPad Pro. Tim Cook called it the clearest expression yet of Apple's vision for the future of computing, so the question becomes, how close does the iPad Pro get to fulfilling on that vision?

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The iPad Pro Experiment: Traveling with a Pro and Pencil is pretty much the best

Serenity's iPad Pro experiment continues with the ultimate test: A Mac-less vacation!

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Sonos Play:5 Review: Our favorite speaker system gets even better

As the kid of two musicians—and a bit of a dabbling musician myself—music is practically in my DNA, and Sonos provides a great way to listen to it. The company's newest speaker reinvention, the Play:5, is a symphony of delight—one that both incorporates current Sonos themes and sets the tone for the future of the company.

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Apple TV (2015) international review

For the last few years, Apple TV has been the only way I've watched movies and TV shows at home. Since I live outside the U.S., that's primarily meant iTunes, Netflix, and AirPlay from the local network apps on my iPhone and iPad. It's been good enough, at least, that I've never felt the need to go running back to cable. But I've always wanted more. So is the new Apple TV it?

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The iPad Pro Experiment: Day three brings image editing, reading, and music

Serenity is ditching her Macs for her iPad Pro over the next seven days and chronicling it. Here's her recap of her third day with the iPad Pro.

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