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Live Listen – Hot Line For AirPods


Apple has fantastic Accessibility controls, some of them have great uses for folks without the disability it targets, take Live Listen for example!



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DAMNIT IVE! iPad Pro Lighting Port SOLDERED!

The iPad Pro is a stunning bit of engineering, it really is. But did J man do something completely unnecessary? Yes, yes he did..

Why Switch To The Desktop Site?

Our post regarding mobile websites…



Your New Phone – New Hardware or Not

iOS 7 is coming.. and you are going to get a new phone weather you like it or not!

New Office Access!

The Stem is now able to accept clients directly into our office at 6303 Bowness Rd NW! Previously, it was necessary to meet within the collocated retail store of Afrikana.



2013 Calgary Flood – Water Damage Assessments

For the past few days my great city has been in a state of emergency. Due to a combination of melt water and intense rainstorms the watershed of Southern Alberta has been flooding.

Custom Twitter Backgrounds

We live in a 140 character world, but as a graphic artist, i’m still shocked at the very “Angelfire” look and feel of many profile pages!



Fraudulent Parts Alert!

Another reason to bring your iPhone or iPad to a reputable facility like The Stem has reared it’s ugly head on the web! Last week a lovely women brought in a “new iPhone 5 screen” for me to instal onto her broken iPhone 5.

Apples Future… brightened!

Truthfully, I’ve been concerned about Apples software direction, not the over all experience, but the look and feel. Fire up iCal, Contact, Notes… whats with the leather look?



Post Steve Apple Product Blahs

It was a beautiful theater, it was an exciting event, and Apple delivered some fantastic products.. but after the excitement died down, I cannot but feel let down.

The New MacBook Pro – Least Upgradable?

A couple weeks ago, an associate of mine posted a link to an article by iFixit guru Kyle Wiens. Now, this associate of mine and I love to get into the classic PC vs. Apple debate, and this time he seemingly had some great fodder.