Back in April, I wrote about a Kickstarter that I came across that I thought had real potential. Jan Sapper of Sapper Productions was proposing a screen protector for the iPad Pro that gives the screen more of a paper-like feel to make writing and drawing more comfortable with the Apple Pencil. I was immediately interested, and evidently I wasn’t the only one, because his Kickstarter campaign had already blown its initial funding goal away by the time I found it.
Mophie has been one of the biggest names in mobile device mobile charging for several years now. From batteries to their ever-popular Juice Pack battery cases, they have become the go-to name brand in external power for iOS devices.
I’ve been covering my experience with Apple’s AirPods in a series of articles since I got them a little over a month ago. Over the first two installments (here and here), all was well and Apple’s popular new wearable really grew on me more than I expected. Unfortunately, I ran into a few problems that I covered in my third installment.
I love seeing all of the innovations that are coming to the latest vehicles. From Apple’s CarPlay to Android Auto, to Tesla massive dashboard display, automation has fully arrived in the automobile. However, if you are a few years from owning a new vehicle, what difference does any of these innovations make to you?
A little over two months ago, I wrote a Tips article covering Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices. This is a very important weapon in constant battle to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, and I highly recommended that anyone reading this who is not already on iOS 11 should enable it for their devices and keep it up to date. Continue reading
You can’t throw a digital rock across the Interwebs today without hitting an article opining on the ten year anniversary of the release of the original iPhone. It’s a momentous occasion, to be sure, but there’s not a lot to say on the importance of the iPhone that hasn’t already been said many, many times over. I wrote a piece on Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone earlier this year to mark that ten year anniversary, so rather than add another drop to today’s ocean of iPhone articles, I will just stick with a bit of what I’ve already written.
Rather than tell you why the release of original iPhone was so significant, and what about it was so revolutionary, I think it’s more important to ask YOU why. To get the ball rolling, I am going to post an excerpt from my earlier article dealing with how I came to be an iPhone user:
Being a father of a family of five, all of whom are interested in tech and have one or more Apple devices, I can tell you that you can never have enough spare Lightning Cables. Sometimes I wonder if the dogs are getting hold of them, or maybe my kids just have a talent for dispatching them very quickly. Either way, between this and the occasional cable going MIA, we go through a bunch of them in this house.
Whew. We had WWDC three weeks ago, right into new iPads and the iOS 11 Developer Beta, and now the Public Beta yesterday with more news still coming fast. With lots of changes to to iOS 11 still to come and the new iPhone still on deck, there will still plenty more to last until the Fall, as well. Let’s get right into some of the notable news from the last week or two.
Have you been eagerly waiting these last three weeks to get your hands on iOS 11? Well wait no more. Get moving and downloading to get your hands on Apple’s latest and greatest- the iOS 11 Public Beta!
A few weeks ago, I wrote a Tips and Tricks article on how to open and use Safari Split View windows. It’s a very handy feature, with its only drawback being that, if you don’t know where to look and how to activate it, you could easily overlook it and never know it exists.
It becoming more and more difficult to find anyone with a smartphone who isn’t walking around with either a battery pack
or a Mophie or similar battery case for their device. Such are the power demands of the mobile lifestyle. These kinds of batteries work great for phone, and many are sufficient for tables, but what about larger game? What about powering your laptop through a flight that lasts several hours? Who makes a battery pack for that?