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By Mario R. García on Jun 29, 2015

Mario enjoying a few days at the beach

It's been a ritual for my familyl for decades: my children, their spouses and my 11 grandchildren all gather for a few days in the sun in beautiful Longboat Key, Florida, enjoying the great beach with the most spectacular sunsets  on the Gulf of Mexico.  I will return July 13. Until then, greets and enjoy your summer days.

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By Mario R. García on Jun 26, 2015

Is that an Apple Watch in your pocket?

The Apple Watch is fashionable, so it is no surprise that it would grab the attention of fashion icon Tom Ford, who has created the ideal pocket watch carrier for your Apple Watch. Remember, you read about pocket watch connection and the Apple Watch here first!

Tags: Smartwatches, USA, Apple

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By Mario R. García on Jun 24, 2015

Garcia Media and GateHouse Media

"We at García Media are happy to have this opportunity to collaborate with the talented team at GateHouse Media"—Mario R. García

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By Mario R. García on Jun 24, 2015

Travel magazines in print: high flying and adored

It is what the Financial Times describes as an "unlikely boom" for travel magazines in print. Who would have known? It is their web editions that are creating a lure for a new generation of travel print mags.

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By Mario R. García on Jun 23, 2015

Watches: when size does matter

Supersize watches are all the rave: According to menswear stylist and writer Tom Stubbs, the vogues for huge watch faces (those at least 57 mm across) has taken hold. “Big, bold and bash,” is what people want.  And, interestingly, even women are increasingly buying men’s watches.

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By Mario R. García on Jun 22, 2015

New Apple Watch sport app from Austria’s Kronen Zeitung

For readers of Austria's Kronen Zeitung, a good way to keep sports scores and information right on their wrist via this new smartwatch app. Read all about it.

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By Mario R. García on Jun 15, 2015

Mario hanging sign that says “Gone to the Beach”

It'a that time of the year and I will take the first of my three short summer vacations in the coming days.  The blog will return June 22.  Until then, enjoy your summer days and tune in upon for more of TheMarioBlog upon my return.

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By Mario R. García on Jun 15, 2015

Don’t give up on your Apple Watch, Ms. Friedman

Vanessa Friedman, a writer for the Style section of The New York Times, has recently declared that she is breaking off with her Apple Watch because she simply can’t stand it anymore. How sad! Here is my note to try to convince Ms. Friedman to give the Apple Watch a second chance.

Tags: Smartwatches, USA, The New York Times

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By Mario R. García on Jun 11, 2015

That’s entertainment: reading e-paper editions above the clouds

It’s ironic that the same week that I wrote extensively about the popularity of e-papers, Lufthansa has introduced its new Entertainment on board featuring e-paper editions of various newspapers and magazines in various languages.

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