It’s time to liberate the Apple Watch from the iPhone

By the time watchOS 6 drops later this year, only the slimmest of threads will keep the Apple Watch tethered to the iPhone. The watch itself will soon have its own App Store. It’ll have more useful built-in apps, such as a calculator and voice memos, and long ago, the cellular models eliminated the need to rely on the iPhone for internet … [Read more...]

FAA confirms ban of recalled 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros on U.S. flights

Remember how Samsung suffered the indignity of having the Galaxy Note 7 banned from U.S. flights, and how one exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight? Apple is attracting slightly similar attention after Bloomberg quoted a statement from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirming that 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros with defective batteries are … [Read more...]

iOS 13: How to pair an Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad


The iPhone and iPad will finally feel like proper traditional game systems this fall, as iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 introduce support for some Xbox One controllers and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers. We’re focusing on the Xbox One S controller in this article, so you’ll want to head here if you need to hook up a DualShock 4. You can try this feature … [Read more...]

iOS 13: How to pair a PS4 DualShock 4 controller with your iPhone or iPad


It only took a few years, but this fall the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV will finally support PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controllers and some models of Xbox One controllers. It’s super easy to set up these controllers, too, as you’ll see below.For this story, we’ll focus on pairing the Sony DualShock 4 with an iPhone or iPad. All you need is an iPhone … [Read more...]

The 12-inch MacBook is dead, and it will be missed

Apple officially killed off the scrappy, portable 12-inch MacBook and I’m wallowing in my grief. It certainly wasn’t a laptop for everyone, but it was the perfect MacBook for me and people like me—namely, carless writers who need access to a laptop for edits and quick stories within a moment’s notice regardless of where they are. I was waiting to … [Read more...]

Safari on iPadOS 13: The best new features

Since the iPad was introduced in 2010, users have endured the same Safari experience they knew from the iPhone, which fueled jabs that Apple’s tablet was little more than a gigantic version of the iPhone. Interfaces for commonly used sites like WordPress wouldn’t load properly. Google Docs forced you to a dedicated app that lacked features of both … [Read more...]

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr review: Watch the fur fly

ESO’s new expansion has dragons, necromancers, and cat people, but it doesn’t always have a focus. … [Read more...]

Amazon is selling the Logitech Crayon for a match of the lowest price we’ve ever seen

The Apple Pencil is a marvelous stylus—one that comes close to mimicking the sensation of writing with a real pen or pencil. It’s also a costly gadget, and the first-generation model comes with all kinds of annoying quirks ranging from an awkward charging process to a removable cap that’s prone to going missing. Thankfully, there’s a good … [Read more...]

Amazon is having one of the best sales for the Apple Watch Series 4 to date

We’re finally getting to the point where we regularly see good deals for the Apple Watch Series 4. Today, you’ll find some of the best ones to date over at Amazon, where the online retailer is knocking down the price for both the GPS-only and cellular models by as much as $70.Here are some of the standouts.GPS only 40mm Space Gray with Black Sport … [Read more...]

How to download shows on the Apple TV app for offline viewing on iPhone and iPad

The Channels feature in the redesigned Apple TV app is cool because it lets you sign up for services like HBO without using another app, and it also lets you download movies and TV episodes for offline viewing on your iPhone or iPad. This has long been a feature on dedicate apps for services such as Showtime and Stars, but it’s remarkable in this … [Read more...]

Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro review: An iPad keyboard fit for a MacBook

When I reviewed last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I praised its power but remained skeptical that it could take the place of a MacBook. Logitech seems to have taken such concerns as a challenge in designing the Slim Folio Pro for the 2018 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, and it did so well that I feel safe in saying that this is the closest you’re going … [Read more...]

Why you should get an Apple Pencil even if you don’t draw

Apple’s ads tend to imply that you need to be some kind of artist if you want to buy an Apple Pencil, but it’s great for plenty of other things, even if those things don’t look so hot in the latest TV spot out of Cupertino. Not everyone needs to use an Apple Pencil, but you’ll get a lot of use out of one if you frequently find yourself in the … [Read more...]

Amazon is slashing up to $200 off the prices of the new iPad Pros

Today’s a good day to head to Amazon if you’ve been looking for a good price on the 2018 iPad Pros. The massive retailer is offering discounts on many configurations of both the 11- and 12-inch models, but I’m particularly impressed by the $200 dollars it’s knocking off the 512GB units regardless of whether they’re Wi-Fi only or have both Wi-Fi and … [Read more...]

4 things I hate about Apple News+ after one week


I love many things about Apple News+. It has me reading issues of National Geographic more thoroughly than I’ve read them in years. It’s brimming with great magazine content, and I like knowing that I’ll have something to read on a plane without spending ages browsing through a newsstand. It’s even fun to read articles on Apple News+, as they … [Read more...]

How to play PS4 games on your iPhone with PS4 Remote Play

You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone with Sony’s official PS4 Remote Play app! You’ve been able to stream games for years with the unofficial R-Play app, but we’re happy to see official support from Sony itself. And for free!Just don’t get the impression that this is a replacement for your actual PS4. Yes, it lets you control games … [Read more...]

Get a cool leather band for your Apple Watch for just 7 bucks

Apple sells its own leather bandsRemove non-product link for the Apple Watch, but their $140 starting price tag is so high that you’d think they were made out of dinosaur hide or something. Happily, you don’t have to pay a fortune for a snazzy leather band if you get it from elsewhere.To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

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