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5 Ways to Have fun With Your new iPhone 12


Today we want to share 5 ways to have fun with your new iPhone 12.  It is Fall, which means a few things. One of those things is the launch of the new iPhone – the iPhone 12. The new iPhone is always a coveted item for many people – from athletes, musicals, and movie stars to influencers, “Applephiles,” and everyday people (with enough money to drop on Apple’s annual release).

It always takes a while for individuals to get accustomed to their new phones. From new features, updated interfaces, and different applications – it can take a bit to experience your new phone fully. To help you out, here are five ways you can enjoy your new iPhone.

Calculate Your Friends Height

new iPhone 12One feature of the new iPhone producing headlines is the camera’s ability to calculate the height of people. This new feature is not overly important – as knowing people’s height is not pertinent information unless you are writing a police report or trying to buy someone clothes.

Still, it can add some fun when you are out with friends arguing about how tall of you are. Or if you are out on a first date and their dating bio height seems off. Any way you use it, you can have some fun with this feature.

Bet on Sports

While this feature existed on previous iPhone models, many were unaware you could download mobile applications to bet on sports. The best betting apps on the iPhone allow bettors to bet on dozens of sports from all over the world.

Betting on sports on an iPhone is also great when you are on the go. Whether you forgot to bet on the game before you headed out for the night or you are out watching the game and want to jump into the action live, mobile betting apps on the iPhone are the way to go. This feature is also the only one we list you can use to make money to buy your next iPhone. 

Use People Detection If You Are Visually Impaired 

This feature is designed for blind people or have low vision, but you are welcome to test it out yourself. The new feature “people detection” helps visually impaired people detect people around them to help them navigate the world.

The feature uses augmented reality to detect and relay information to the phone owner. The feature is used in many different scenarios. Some examples include knowing if a seat is empty at the park or on the bus or knowing when to move up when waiting in line.

This feature is one of the biggest positives we have seen from the new iPhone. While the phone may not be without the budget for everyone, lower-priced phones may soon add this in, helping out a significant enough of people.

Enjoy 5G Connectivity

Enjoy 5G Connectivity  Apple’s newest version of the iPhone is the first to come with 5G capabilities. As 5G – even with the controversy and conspiracies around it – is growing in availability, having a phone with access is nearly necessary.  Depending on your provider and where you live will determine if you have access to a 5G network. However, if you can access one, you will have no problems streaming 4k or doing anything else that requires a lightning-fast connection.  If you cannot get 5G yet, do not worry. Everything on your phone will function without connecting to a 5G network.

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Apple’s newest version of the iPhone is the first to come with 5G capabilities. As 5G – even with the controversy and conspiracies around it – is growing in availability, having a phone with access is nearly necessary.

Depending on your provider and where you live will determine if you have access to a 5G network. However, if you can access one, you will have no problems streaming 4k or doing anything else that requires a lightning-fast connection.  If you cannot get 5G yet, do not worry. Everything on your phone will function without connecting to a 5G network.

Take Nighttime Selfies

While older iPhone models had nighttime mode, the new iPhone added it to their front-facing camera. This addition makes it much easier to send selfies in the dark – whether you are comfortably in bed or out at night.

Honorable Mention: You Get to Go Out and Buy a Plug 

So, this last – we will call it a feature for the sake of this article – is more of a joke or jab than a feature, but we should mention it, nonetheless. The new iPhone does not come with a plug for the charging cable.

Apple claims it did not ship a plug to cut down on packaging. The cord it ships with the phone also requires a USB 3.0, meaning older plugs will not work. If you have an older charging cable, you can use it, but buying a USB 3.0 plug will help charge your phone faster.

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Get a Virtual Makeover with Styled by Trendage


We have all wished we could try out the trendy and in-style hairstyles before we make the big change. We have also all wished we could see how our “considerable” online purchases would look before we hit the checkout, but sometimes our fear of the unknown stops us. Will that big cut and bangs actually look cute or should you just leave your hair alone? Do you really think that new pleated denim skirt will look good with your white knee-high socks? Now you can find out for free without ever having to leave your house.


Styled by Trendage is a brand new fashion app that is changing the game for shopping. No more going to the mall to try on the cute shirt you saw online or having to wear clip-on hair pieces before you spend the cash on those highlights you’ve been dying to get. Made for fashion-forward millennials, Styled by Trendage allows you to see various hairstyles and clothing on yourself with a simple selfie.

How the app works

All you have to do is take (or upload) a picture of yourself and let the magical technology of the app do the rest. By scanning your face, the app is able to give you various hairstyle options as well as show you different articles of clothing on yourself from top brands. And don’t worry, you won’t have to upload any awkward body selfies or worry about full-body scans on the app. By entering your personal height and weight information you will be able to see just how you would look with the best styles, which includes featured clothing from retailers and brands such as Nordstroms, Amazon, Topshop, Converse, Rent the Rack and more.

Once you’ve got your picture uploaded, begin searching and swiping to try everything on! Go from blonde, wavy curls to a brunette, choppy bob with the swipe of your finger. You can also earn discounts to your favorite featured stores just by swiping to try things on!

Straight out of a movie

After dealing with the drawbacks of always having to try on clothes at the store, app creator Amanda Young and her team set out to bring their dream to reality. Inspired by the 1995 movie, Clueless, Young wanted to recreate Cher’s magic closet. With the technology available today, she has created an easy to use and fun app that ensures you won’t have to go to the mall just to find out you don’t like anything.

Other benefits

Aside from seeing how great you look without having to go to the salon or out shopping, as well as easily gaining discounts for your favorite brands just by using the app, Styled by Trendage has some really awesome perks. Young hopes this app will help those love who they are by becoming a part of the Body Positivity movement. Her goal with the app’s ability to customize to your own body shape is to help people stop comparing their bodies with others. She wants to move past the “fashion models” and allow people using her app to see what they themselves would look like with the clothes on instead of trying to be inspired by others wearing the brands or look.  

Overall, this app has us head-over-heels in love. With its clever concept and fun designs, you won’t ever want to leave your room to shop–unless it’s time to make that big purchase!

The Styled by Trendage app is free for all iPhone users.

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Get a Virtual Makeover with Styled by Trendage: Featured image and all images courtesy of Trendage

The 5 Best Beauty Apps to Download


Whatever your passion is, you can guarantee there is some type of technology to help you get ahead in the game. The beauty world is no different. There are so many apps that can help you get your beauty fix wherever you are. From dermatology listings, shade matching, and even an online beauty community, we put together the 5 best beauty apps to download right now. 
Sephora to Go

Courtesy of Sephora

Courtesy of Sephora

This app, available on iPhone, iPad, and Android, is perfect for when you just can’t make it into your nearest Sephora store. With this app, you can find your favorite products, read reviews, and also keep track of your Beauty Insider rewards points.

Photo courtesy of Lifebooker.com

Needing to find a new place for all your beauty needs can be stressful. Lifebooker makes it SO much easier. It is virtually an online catalogue of a myriad of services from teeth whitening to hair removal to manicures. Perfect for the girl on the go, the app lets you put in a location and find a place near you to get your glam on. Available on not only your desktop, but iPhone and Android, too.
Nail Snob

Photo Courtesy of the Nail Snob App

Have you ever had a favorite nail polish and when it comes time to buy a new one you completely forget the name? This is where Nail Snob comes in handy. An app specifically for organizing your polish collection, all you do is scan the barcode of your current shades, take a pic of your nails with the color on so you can always go back and find the name/brand of a past shade. You can even share your favorite colors on social media and discover new ones to try.
Bella Shoot

Photo courtesy of Bellashoot

This app is perfect for anyone looking to get into the beauty biz or simply get advice from other beauty lovers. You can upload tutorials or beauty tips and can even keep track of your favorite looks. Inspiration on the app comes from all over the world so you never will feel lost for a look ever again. Bella Shoot is available on your desktop and iPhone.

Photo Courtesy of Visada

The most important thing when embarking on your beauty journey is to know the science of your skin inside and out. Visada helps you do this all with one selfie. By uploading a selfie onto the app, you can then find out what type of skin you have and what products will help or harm you. From there, you can get recommendations on product prices and reviews as well as what celebs are wearing what. Available on both Android and iPhone, this app definitely helps you put your best face forward.
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3D Phone Cases


If you’ve recently checked out our website, you probably noticed a few additions: one being our new phone case shop! We have 3D phone cases that match our outfits, phone cases featuring our favorite brands, phone cases that make a statement, and phone cases that—well, you get my point. If you’re looking for stylish cases that your friends will be eyeing, we’ve got you covered. And the best part: you can also personalize the phone cases right from the website! Below are some of the cases our readers are buzzing about.
Blue Circuit
This decked out blue case is perfect for any stylish tech junkie out there, whether you’re buying it for yourself or a friend. Its overlapping blue circuits combined with its sleek design create a 3D cyber world that you can easily fit in your pocket.
We couldn’t escape from the galaxy print last summer. It was on everything: our sun dresses, swimsuits, and even our tights. So what better way to carry it into the winter season than having it displayed on our phone case? The only difference is we have revamped the galaxy print! This new design makes it possible to view this spacious artwork at every angle. Thank the heavens for 3D technology.
Surreal Landscapes
This is great for anyone who loves to travel or is interested in the beauty this world has to offer. Having realistic pieces of artwork right in the palm of your hands will definitely attract some attention.
If you’re looking for a case to match your outfit, we’ve got this one and many more to choose from. If you’re going for that pale pink vintage look or even the country girl look, you can easily bring your outfit together with this lovely case.
Boris Vallejo
We didn’t forget about our Sci-Fi Fans! Take a look at this case; wouldn’t you agree that it’s just gorgeous? I don’t think there is a better way to represent your love for everything mystical than with this phone case. But it doesn’t have to stop here! Just check out our website for more Sci-Fi cases to choose from.
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Fashion Meets Technology


In 2001, Apple released the first iPod, a brick-shaped mp3 player whose later incarnations would go on to become one of the most influential devices of the 21st century. At the same time, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, two young celebrities whose fame was beginning to skyrocket, were sporting all-denim ensembles at the 28th Annual American Music Awards. While both Apple’s iPod and early-2000’s celebrity fashion were both hot topics, they had yet to become intertwined. Cut to today, where fans of Timberlake and Spears scroll through photographs of the stars on red carpets in sleek suits and tailored dresses, scroll through websites and apps searching for similar fashions—all while listening to the newest albums on the same electronic device. Today, fashion and technology are nearly one, forever influencing one another, forever on a path toward merging completely.
With all the fashion forward apps out there—and all the online shopping to do—you’re going to need a chic way to access all of that coveted online content. The Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro is sleek and stylish. Carry it with you to class, work, hangouts, or family get-togethers and be ready for whatever the day brings. This tablet, developed with Ashton Kutcher, features a 13.3” screen, an 8-watt sound system with a subwoofer, and a built-in Pico projector. The YOGA Tablet 2 Pro even allows users to choose from four different interaction modes—Hang, Hold, Tilt, and Stand—for a more enjoyable experience. lenovo.com
LOU app
Mobile apps are one means of integrating both fashion and technology. On the fashion app, LOU, users can view what big-time designers, bloggers, and models are posting to their various social networking feeds, including Instagram, Twitter, and blogs, all on the same screen. Users can “favorite” photos and luxury products they love and even purchase products they absolutely must have—all on the same app. LOU will even alert you when your favorite products go on sale! loulookbook.com
Apple Watch
Running back and forth from deal to deal will burn a lot of energy. With the new Apple Watch due for release early 2015, shoppers will be able to track their physical exertion with fitness apps. The watch will even make exercise suggestions based on wearers’ daily movement. But Apple Watch is about more than fitness; it’s also about style and personal customization. The high-tech watch is available in three different collections: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Consumers will be able to choose different faces, bands, and even sizes—38mm or 42mm—to make the watch fit their personality and lifestyle. apple.com
Another wearable piece of technology is the Everpurse. The Everpurse, which comes in a variety of designs, is essentially a stylish mobile phone charger. Inside the purse, there is a special charging pocket, which, when you drop in your cell phone, instantly charges your device. The Everpurse can even charge an iPhone 5 up to three times over, making it the perfect accessory for travel. And when users return to their homes at night, all they have to do is place the Everpurse on top of the Everpurse mat to recharge the bag overnight. Easy, efficient, and stylish! everpurse.com
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“Fashion Meets Technology” originally appeared as “Stylish Tech” in Cliché Magazine’s Dec/Jan 2015 issue.
Photograph courtesy of Everpurse

Snugg iPhone 5 Pouch Case Review


Before I begin, let me preface this review with a confession, I’m a complete and total klutz.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with my stature: I’m about 6’3” and 160 pounds.  Now match my gangly figure with the coordination with of an infant and you’re just starting to get the picture.  I’ve come to accept that nothing in my immediate circumference is ever safe, and my smartphone is no exception.  So naturally, I began to counter my boundless butterfingers with protective cases for my beloved iPhone.  However, I’ve tried everything from Otterbox to IvySkin, and every case seems to meet the same fate: either falling off or falling apart.
Then, www.thesnugg.com contacted me, asking if I could I could do a review on one of their cases, and I thought, Sure, why not?  I had just upgraded to the iPhone 5 and my anxiety was increasing alongside the deterioration of my short-lived Apple store case.  While I awaited my Snugg iPhone 5 Suede Pouch Case, I began to do some research on the company.
To my surprise, Snugg tablet and smartphone cases had a pretty impressive resume.  Their cases are the not only the biggest seller in the United States, but the best sellers on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan.  Also, it’s not just anyone purchasing these cases, there are big names using Snugg merchandise including Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman and Simon Coweland.  Plus, they’ve supplied custom branded cases to Cadillac, GMC and even more prestigious: The CIA.  Basically, these things are selling like hotcakes, Snugg told me that they’re selling many as one every 90 seconds.
And sure enough, my very own Snugg case arrived in the mail.  I picked out their Pouch Case Style for the iPhone 5, which comes in Tan Suede, Black Leather and Brown Leather.  After I finished caressing the soft, creamy exterior of my Tan Suede case, I slid my phone into the pouch opening.  Not only does case appear to mold to the shape of your phone, but once it’s in the pouch, it’s virtually unscratchable.  Also, to say that my phone fit ‘snugg’ is an understatement, it’s practically impossible for your phone to fall out.  And if when you do want to remove your phone (this is where it gets cool), the case has this little magnetic tab on the front that pulls out a retractable elastic band while simultaneously releasing your phone.  Extra bonus: on the backside of the case, there’s an extra pouch that holds business cards and cash!
Overall, the Snugg Pouch Case, like their other products is luxurious, trustworthy and affordable.  Not only does it feature high quality materials and craftsmanship, but it also comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.  Normally, I believe their iPhone Pouch Case retail price is an affordable $34.99, but on Snugg.com, they’re currently at the insanely cheap price of $14.99.  Visit www.thesnugg.com.