I’ve used a backpack to carry my laptop for several years now. In my line of work, you can find yourself walking all over a job site while taking calls, running through an airport while scarfing down lunch, or climbing ladders to rooftops. I need my laptop with me pretty much wherever I am or whatever I’m doing, so a backpack is the most practical way to keep the load balanced and my hands free.
For some, travel is a way of life. For other, it only comes on occasion. Either way, if you are going to be hitting the road with your Apple devices soon, the BentoStack from Function 101 is a great way to organize and carry your accessories.
Apple dropped a surprise bombshell during their Fourth Quarter Financial Call a few days ago, informing analysts that they will no longer report device sales or make sales projections. This is a major shift away from what people have come to expect from Apple, so it has caused a mini uproar among analysts, the tech press and Apple blogs.
No matter how powerful our mobile devices are, for the foreseeable future there will be applications that require a desktop. For that reason, there are many remote desktop apps available for iOS. One of the standouts in that crowd is Parallels Access.
A week or so ago, a few rumors popped up that Apple would be updating the iPad Mini along with its other new hardware. While the initial report did say that such an upgrade could happen between now and the end of the year, most expected something sooner. Like at this week’s event sooner. Obviously that didn’t happen.
Apple’s Mac and iPad Event in Brooklyn just ended, so now it’s time to unpack a little of what we got to see. There are plenty of places you can turn to for specs, speeds, and feeds, so I’m not going to bother getting into any of that. There are just my initial impressions of what was announced.
Last Summer at Apple’s annual WWDC Keynote, the company threw us a curveball. An announcement of updated iPad Pros, including a new 10.5″ model, was expected leading up to the event. However, preorders for the new iPads starting immediately after the event was definitely not. I know this took me by surprise.
Photo Source: Ben Geskin on Twitter
I’ve got to hand it to Ben Geskin. The man waited until the last minute to play his card and ruin a big reveal. Apple had a solid surprise still left in the bag until today and company execs may have thought they were home free…until they weren’t. The Apple Pencil 2 has been rumored off and on, but no real details have come out up until Mr Geskin’s big scoop. Now it looks like we know everything.
This question is based more on conjecture about how the coming iPad Pro may work than any hard evidence or major confirmed rumors. Despite that, I think a discussion of mouse support on the iPad Pro is a good thought exercise about how we want to use the device, and where we want Apple to take the platform in the future.
When someone from Jisoncase reached out to me about taking a look at their new Genuine Leather Case for the iPhone XS Max, I will admit that I was skeptical. I’ve seen what a lot of inexpensive imported leather and faux-leather cases look like in-person, and it often isn’t pretty. I knew Jisoncase plays in that price range, so I didn’t have much confidence.
However, after doing a little research online, I saw some very positive reviews of their other cases. Because of that, I decided to go ahead give this case a shot. I’m glad that I did, because it turned out to be a lot better than I expected. There is a lot to like about this case at such a reasonable price point. Let’s get into the details.
If you use your smartphone for navigation while driving, or you just want to be able to take a call safely while keeping your eyes on the road, then an in-car holder is the best way. The problem is, well, most of them have problems. Suction cup holders lose their grip. Vent mounts block a vent and get your phone blasted with hot air in winter. A cup holder may not put the phone in your view. However, a rearview mirror mount is a little different.