Monthly Archives: October 2015

  1. Meet The Luxury Book Leather Wallet Case for the iPhone 6 Plus & 6s Plus


    The Luxury Book is our signature wood and leather wallet case for the iPhone 6 Plus & 6s Plus. Expert craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and functional design make this case as versatile as it is beautiful. With the combination of natural materials like sustainably sourced Baltic Birch wood and the highest quality American steer hides around, this case is designed to last for ages. Take a look!
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  2. Chicken-n-Waffles, a Religious Experience

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    In our various travels and culinary exploits, we've encountered food we call “nuclear.” It’s so good, it literally blows up any future happiness you might have dining on that food/beverage. I don’t normally like to compare things to drugs, but the best way to describe “nuclear” food is like cocaine. It gives you an indescribable high, only to crash, leaving every other food in that category utterly tasteless and blah.

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  3. Should I get an iPad Pro For My Small Business?

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    Maybe. There is a lot to consider when answering that question and we have broken it all down for you.

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  4. Meet the Bella Fino Slim Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6 & 6s

    Meet the Bella Fino Slim Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6 & 6s

     

    Made for the iPhone 6 & 6s, the Bella Fino is a slim leather wallet case that has been thoughtfully designed for the minimalist with refined tastes. Meticulous attention to detail and luxurious high quality materials characterize this beautiful thin wallet case, adding only a mere .28 inches to the overall thickness of the iPhone itself. It also comes in the larger size for the iPhone 6 Plus & 6s Plus. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at its design.

    The Leather

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  5. My Mom Can Beat Your Dad In Fantasy Football

    My Mom Can Beat Your Dad In Fantasy Football

    I don’t want to blog about menopause and how it is a soul sucking monster that reanimates every skeleton in your closet into a zombie apocalypse of brain gnoshing abattoirs, rendering you incapable of producing simple nouns, therefore I will take this opportunity to inform you of how I am crushing my Fantasy Football league. I reside alone in first place amongst my astonished co-workers who saw me merely as a part time personal trainer and a stay at home mom who surely knows little of the NFL.

    What they didn’t know is that deep from within my lair at Pad & Quill world headquarters, I have multi-tasked digesting hours of ESPN radio and fantasy football analysis on my iPhone. Couple this with a somewhat unhealthy obsession with the game, that took root in Denver, November of 1977, when Craig Morton lead a comeback victory over the dreaded Oakland Raiders, pushing the Broncos to our first AFC Championship and Superbowl trip versus the Dallas Cowboys. I’ve learned

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  6. Will the iPhone 6s’ “Live Photo” Change How I Take Pictures?

    Will the iPhone 6s’ “Live Photo” Change How I Take Pictures?

    Yes and No, but mostly Yes. Live photo is the underrated character actor of the iphone 6s feature line up. It’s a well thought out feature, that takes some adjusting to, but really is a lot of fun, and has the potential to enhance your most treasured memories. How so?

    Live Photo uses either the front or rear facing cameras to capture your pictures with an added 1.5 seconds of video leading up to the shot and after the shot too. This lends itself to a natural and authentic moment. You don’t really have to change much at all about the process of taking a picture. Just be aware that by the time you click the button 1.5 seconds has already been recorded and another 1.5 seconds will continue to be recorded. Also worth mentioning, there is no audio on or off option yet. So keep that in mind as you are yelling at the kids to look happy.

    Can I Share the iPhoto 6s Live Photo?

    Many people are wondering 'how do I share my iPhone 6S live photos?' Being

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  7. Double Chins, Wandering Feet and the Year of the 6s Live Photo

    Double Chins, Wandering Feet and the Year of the 6s Live Photo

    Autumn has come to us here in the great glowing north. As a local radio announcer has observed, “Fall comes to us here in the midwest”. Somehow, in Minnesota, in this “coming,” we have a unique ownership. Whereas every other state simply have leaves that change, we have a sense of foreboding.  As the fiery cloud of autumn rolls down our state, it is closely followed by the cold hand of winter, to which you eventually resign yourself, and understand that it is trying to kill you.

    We took our annual sojourn to the Apple Orchard, where Mr. PQ took every advantage of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus' "Live Photo" feature. I have to admit, the live context of the 12K megapixel photos captures a mama’s heart.  It also capture her double chin and stomach suck in just prior to every

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  8. Apple, Purveyor of Fine Jewelry? Hermes says Yes.

    Apple, Purveyor of Fine Jewelry? Hermes says Yes.

    This week, Apple partnered with luxury brand Hermes, for three tremendously gorgeous, albeit absurdly expensive leather Apple Watches. Apple will be showcasing them in their stores. This is a move that they are very equipped for since their stores already exhibit a strong jewelry store vibe, with glass accents, and bright lighting that makes everything shimmer and seem worth the cost. This move confirms what many have already speculated about what the Apple Watch really is. The Apple Watch is fine jewelry. And really, that is what watches have always been about.

    Stop calling it a smart watch

    Some undiscerning press seem to be under the spell of purely technological comparisons of the Apple Watch; software specs, speed, battery life.  While those hold an undeniably important place in product evaluation, it is a bit of a red herring with the Apple Watch’s true nature. This is set forth pretty clearly in how Jony Ive himself talks about the Apple

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  9. A Book by Its Cover, an Ode to the eBook’s PR Problem

    A Book by Its Cover, an Ode to the eBook’s PR Problem

    The internet has been abuzz lately with news proclaiming the death of ebooks as an industry. Start with a little decline in sales, mix in a bit of predatory pricing, and garnish with the lack of evolution in the medium, and you have a recipe that seems to spell disaster for ebooks. Or does it?

    As with most matters on the internet, dissenting opinions abound. Indeed, the writing is on the wall, even while

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  10. Nothing Cool is Flat

    Mr. PQ and I have taken a break from all the iPhone 6S hoopla to travel to the Great state of Texas to convene a meeting with our marketing team.  Intent on best serving our customers by keeping them up to date on all things Pad & Quill.

    Mr. PQ, seeking some mental motivation, ventured to the hotel’s snack bar and returned with a box of Cracker Jacks.  iPhones and MacBook pushed aside, we embarked on a philosophical conversation about Cracker Jack prizes.  Back before choking hazards were found in every thing Froot Loops to Kinder Eggs, there were real prizes in cereal and Cracker Jack that would inspire civil war in most families.

    Our conversation turned nostalgic as we recalled the best prizes like the little parachute man, super balls and decoder rings.

    Mr. PQ got a sticker.  Not just any sticker, a Toronto Blue Jays sticker.  But we are in Texas where the Houston Astros are on the verge of cinching a American League playoff

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