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Smartish Advice: Should I Upgrade to iOS 11?


While those who picked up the new iPhone 8 will automatically be running Apple’s newest operating system (lucky them), those with older iPhones are facing an age-old question – to upgrade, or not to upgrade? The Cons While getting the latest and greatest features seems like a no-brainer, there is a major downside: it’s a big download. According to Forbes, it will cost you up to 2 GB depending on your device. Time to decide which apps you really love (goodbye, Pokemon Go). The Pros However, the new OS does have some surprises for the tech enthusiast and luddite alike. What are our favorites? Glad you asked... Siri can now do spoken translation in English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese...

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Silk Cases + Wireless Charging? You bet!


The iPhone 8 arrived last week, and the big question on people’s minds is wireless charging. Well, we’ve got answers. Q: Can you wirelessly charge through Silk cases? A: Yes! You can wirelessly charge your iPhone 8/8+/X *through* our cases. Q: Can you wirelessly charge even through credit cards? A: Yes! You can wirelessly charge through credit cards (except those fancy metal cards). Q: Will wireless charging damage my credit credits? A: Nope! We’ve tested the same set of credit cards with wireless charging for over a year, and the cards work just fine. Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you. We almost didn’t believe it ourselves. That’s why we made a video testing each of our cases on five...

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Our Smartish Neighbor: Hops & Grain


The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come out tomorrow! While we’re busy getting ready for the big day, why not enjoy a cold beer from a local Austin brewery? This week we’re checking out our neighbor Hops & Grain. Located in the same vibrant East Austin neighborhood Silk calls home, Hops & Grain has been brewing lagers and hop-forward beers since 2011. Their line-up includes office fave The One They Call Zoe, a refreshing pale lager that pairs perfectly with these crisp Texan autumn days (95 degrees is “crisp”, right?). Hops & Grain also makes a point of giving back and being a good neighbor. Each year the staff volunteers with local nonprofits, and sustainability factors into everything they do....

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