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  1. Candy Crush Addictions

    Candy Crush Addictions

    In the rush and crush of the holiday season chocolate has become my enemy.  Not because it is lurking around every corner and it’s tempting from every store aisle shelf, shouting “indulge!” “indulge!” “I will not add a layer of insulation to your waistline as I did last Christmas!”  No, chocolates seeming omnipresence does not make it the enemy.  Waiting has made chocolate the enemy.  Tis the season of waiting.  Waiting in lines, waiting in traffic, waiting for kids concerts and events to begin.  Waiting for some kids concerts to end (one can really only actively listen to so many sixth grade flugelhorn renditions of Ole St. Nick.) And while waiting I’ve developed the horrible habit of playing Candy Crush, where, at level 51, chocolate has become the enemy.

     

    If you have not been sucked into a Gustav-like addiction to Candy Crush, you would not understand the travesty that is level 51. 

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  2. Black Friday Apple Madness

    Black Friday Apple Madness
    Perhaps the two most well known words that follow "Happy Thanksgiving" are "Black Friday", the one day each year where retailers everywhere knock prices so low, thousands line up to shop in frenzied masses. But Apple has deal with Black Friday somewhat differently than its peers.

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  3. Someone got a baby brother

    Someone got a baby brother

    Well not exactly, Kari decided awhile back that four quills is enough for this full house. Let’s just say it would be completely miraculous if we had #5 on the way… I’ll leave that there. What I mean is that one of our most popular iPad cases just had a baby brother.

    The Contega for iPad mini/Retina

    -Yes this is occasion for multiple propping celebrations!
    -iPad mini users, time to bask in the glow of practical goodness!
    -It’s a ‘mini’ celebration of function and beauty!

    I’m going to stop now.

    You might ask why didn’t we do this last year? Good question, that’s why I had you hypothetically pose it. Two reasons. First, we were swamped! Seriously the growth of our iPhone cases was so huge that we could barely keep up with the newly announced iPad mini. The second reason

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  4. Drop your Milk Duds, the Pad & Quill Air cases are here

    Drop your Milk Duds, the Pad & Quill Air cases are here

    Having been struck with a craving for remarkably decadent chocolate, I was compelled to make my way across the street to the local gas station. Truth be told, and no great surprise here, they don’t sell decadent chocolate at my local gas station. Indeed the average lunch purchase consists of 2 hot dogs, a 20oz Mountain Dew and a pack of Camels. Our little warehouse is located in a salty area of town which is about as likely to produce Fran’s delectable Salted Caramels as it is to have a bullet free night. But I was desperate, so Milk Duds it was and I sauntered back to my pseudo cubical.

    The new iPad Air has been released and it is nothing short of stunning. Heavenly, salted caramels stunning. Then comes the case, a so called Smart Cover. iPad Air with it’s sublimely slender profile and pristinely clear retina screen, encased in plastic. I think I just choked on my milk duds. You might as well encase the Mona Lisa in a cheap Walmart frame.

    When

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  5. iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part IV

    iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part IV
    Following close behind the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the iPad 5 launches tomorrow! At Pad and Quill, we’ve been reading about it non-stop, trying to suss out what exactly the new iPad will contain. With this one being the last in a series of posts, we’ll explore new features of the iPad 5 until the tablet becomes public.

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  6. iPad Rumors and Teasers: Part III

    iPad Rumors and Teasers: Part III
    Following close behind the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the iPad 5 is rumored confirmed for launch on October 22nd and Apple fans everywhere are counting down the days. At Pad and Quill, we’ve been reading about it non-stop, trying to suss out what exactly the new iPad will contain. In a series of posts, we’ll explore new features of the iPad 5 as the date gets closer and closer.

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  7. iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part II

    iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part II
    Following close behind the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the iPad 5 is rumored for release on October 22nd and Apple fans everywhere are counting down the days. At Pad and Quill, we’ve been reading about it non-stop, trying to suss out what exactly the new iPad will contain. In a series of posts, we’ll explore new features of the iPad 5 as the date gets closer and closer.

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  8. iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part I

    iPad 5 Rumors and Teasers: Part I
    Following close behind the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the iPad 5 rumored for release on October 22nd and Apple fans everywhere are counting down the days. At Pad and Quill, we've been reading about it non-stop trying to suss out what exactly the new iPad will contain. In a series of posts, we'll explore new features of the iPad 5 as the date gets closer and gets closer.

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  9. iPad 5 is coming, along with some amazing new cases.

    iPad 5 is coming, along with some amazing new cases.

    We have had long enough to consider them, that's for sure! After almost a year and 1/2 since the big retina iPad release, Apple is about to introduce the new iPad 5. Multiple tech websites have confirmed that the new slimmer and faster iPad 5 is to be revealed on October 22nd.

    Kari, myself and the team have been working with new materials and unique designs that will make your iPad 5 not only more protected, but dare we say, appropriately adorned.

    We went back to the drawing board on some of our most popular cases. I cannot wait to show you some of the huge improvements we've made. These are killer changes that combine bindery materials, genuine leathers and wood to craft 'ampersand' worthy iPad 5 cases.

    We have a one time newsletter going out for our new iPad 5 cases. Sign up below and we will only email ONCE when our new cases are available to order.

    There is something else coming soon as well. Something I've poured myself into over the past 6 months.

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  10. A Week Later: Reviewing iOS 7 for Apple - Part II

    A Week Later: Reviewing iOS 7 for Apple - Part II

    In the last blog post, I talked about some new features that came with the iOS 7 software update, but the kinds of features that wouldn't necessarily be visible right off the bat. Now that it's a week later and the dust has settled, I'll explore some of the pros and cons of the features you're more familiar with.

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