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How to use the augmented reality Measure app in iOS 12

With the introduction of ARKit in iOS 11, Apple put a stake in the ground in the mobile Augmented Reality race. Some of the best early AR apps used your phone to measure linear distances—a digital tape measure, if you will. With iOS 12, Apple is expanding it’s Augmented Reality capabilities with ARKit 2, and has built-in a new utility app called … [Read more...]

Predicting the MacBook Air replacement

Over the last year we’ve seen several rumors from reliable sources stating that Apple plans to introduce a new low-cost MacBook. Basically, it’s aiming to replace the beloved (but aging) MacBook Air, and probably make the MacBook obsolete in the process.This makes a lot of sense: both the MacBook and MacBook Air are in need of an update. The rumors … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple lands ‘Losing Earth’ series on climate change

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Updated 08/20/18: Apple has landed the rights to a TV series based on the New York Times Magazine article “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.”Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it’s … [Read more...]

Mophie Powerstation XXL review: High capacity, multi-port, Lightning-based power

Mophie’s Powerstation line of portable battery packs have been around for some time, and they’re generally solid (if somewhat expensive) products. Now, the company has versions made exclusively for the Apple Store. What sets these apart is that they recharge using a Lightning port, so you can use your standard iPhone or iPad power adapter and cable … [Read more...]

How to use iOS 12’s new animated Activity stickers for Messages

Apple continues its emphasis on health and fitness features in iOS 12 and watchOS 5. Apple Watch users can enjoy new workout types and auto workout tracking, for example, and they can challenge other Watch users to week-long Activity Challenges duels.On the phone side, iOS 12 makes talking about fitness more fun with a new set of animated Stickers … [Read more...]

How to use Bedtime Mode for Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

You wake up in the middle of the night and pick up your phone to quickly glance at the time...and you spend the next 30 minutes glued to it. We’ve all been there. Sure, you enabled Do Not Disturb so that your notifications come in silently, but now the display's bright light and the lock screen’s string of notifications are practically begging you … [Read more...]

13 hidden features of iOS 12 worth getting excited about

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It looks like iOS 12 may shape up to be one of Apple’s best releases in years. It’s not a complete overhaul of the iOS ecosystem, but rather a welcome refinement on iOS 11. It takes the big steps from the iPhone X and iOS 11—like Animoji and ARKit—and extends them in ways that make them truly useful.We’ve got a list of all the big iOS 12 features, … [Read more...]

Which devices support iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave?

The big WWDC 2018 keynote is over, and Apple spent the entire time focusing exclusively on its new operating systems. If you missed it, here’s a list of all the nifty stuff announced.All the new operating systems—iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave—are expected to be released this fall (in September, if history is any indication). They’re … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Amazing Stories gets new showrunners

Updated 5/22/18: Variety reports that the co-creators of One Upon a Time, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, have signed on as the new executive producers of Amazing Stories. Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but … [Read more...]

Gmail now supports sending money and snoozing emails on iOS

For more than a year now, Android users have been able to send money through the Gmail app using Google Pay. And you could snooze messages too, so that new emails would go away for awhile until you can get to them later. That feature was available on iOS in the Inbox app, but not the Gmail app...until now.Google is rolling out an app update for … [Read more...]

Five products Apple needs to put to rest

Throughout much of its early life, Apple made printers. They were pretty good! Hell, the original LaserWriter was a groundbreaking advancement in home desktop publishing. Eventually, third-party printers with razor-thin profit margins flooded the market, and they worked fine with Macs, so it became a fool’s errand for Apple to continue trying to … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation adaptation gets a straight-to-series deal

Updated 4/10/18: Deadline reports that Apple has landed a straight-to-series deal for a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation science fiction books.Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it's still … [Read more...]

iOS 11.4: First beta released with Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2

Updated 04/03/18: Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 1 to the public, a day after the developer release.iOS 11.3 was released on March 29 after more than two months of beta testing. It added several new features, including battery health and performance settings, four new Animojis, Business Chat and Health Records betas, and a bit upgrade to … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to have 15% larger display and longer battery life

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Apple has released a new version of the Apple Watch every year since its debut in 2015, and the company seems to show no signs of slowing down.Reliable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has released a note to investors that claims the Apple Watch Series 4 will launch in the third quarter of the year. The Series 4, he claims, will … [Read more...]

What is a MicroLED display?

Recent rumors suggest that Apple has been researching a new display type known as MicroLED for several years, and is quite far along. We could start seeing Apple-produced MicroLED displays in Apple Watch within the next two years, with phones and maybe even tablets to follow.Be cautiously optimistic about this new display technology. MicroLEDs have … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How to hide sensitive info in notification previews

We all love the ability to pick up our phone and see notifications on the lock screen. It lets us know if those last few alerts are something we need to act on, or if we can put our phone back down and focus on what we were doing.Notifications on the lock screen used to be a double-edged sword. They're convenient, but anyone could just pick up your … [Read more...]

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