Six Months with the August Lock Pro (Review)

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Image result for august lock pro black"We've been in our new house for six months, and in some ways, it feels as though we just moved in.

In terms of AAAD projects.... it's been even slower going.

The house came fitted with an August Lock Pro, which has been a bit of a godsend in some ways... and has been a source of conflict in others.

New house - let's start this all over again.

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We recently moved into a new house in the same Chicago suburb.

This means starting all over again with HomeKit - and it also means trying to retroactively figure out the existing tech systems in the new place.

August Door Lock? Up and working.

Ring Video Doorbell? Seems to be dead.

Ethernet? ...Maybe? There's an "Open House" box in the basement with a lot of CAT-5 coming together at a switch.

We're still trying to unpack, and most of the remaining items on the to-do list are my tech items. I'll try to post any insights we may gain here as we move forward.

Which Case Works Best With A Gold iPhone XS?

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If you're upgrading to an iPhone XS, you're probably considering the exclusive "gold" version.

After all, it's the only phone that announces that it's the latest and greatest. 

BUT... if you're going to the trouble to get a golden iPhone, do you want to cover it up in a case? Which one?

REVIEW: Eero Mesh Wifi

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All good things come to an end.

And while we've owned (and loved) almost every Apple Airport product, the line has been discontinued.

And it was becoming clear we'd been left behind.

FINALLY. A Mac Mini You Can Buy.

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Apple announced a new Mac Mini today!

It's been four years since Apple last updated the Mac Mini, and a full six years since they introduced a Mac Mini worth owning. 

The 2012 Mini was the last to have user-upgradable RAM, or quad-core configurations. UNTIL TODAY.

Mac Mini 2018 - Too Little, Too Late?

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It's been four years since Apple updated the Mac Mini. (And six years since they released a Mac Mini worth purchasing.)

If rumors are to be believed, our long wait is almost over. Apple seems set to announce an updated Mac Mini, with "pro" specs, this fall. 

But is it simply too little, too late?