Daily Deal: A Year of Parallels Access for $9.99 - The best way to remotely control your Mac

Daily Deal: A Year of Parallels Access for $9.99 - The best way to remotely control your Mac

When I need to remotely control my iMac from some other location, I just reach into my pocket and pull out my iPhone. It has Parallels Access installed on it, an app that lets me control different applications on my Mac as if they were native on my iPhone. It’s perfect for those who might need to run a desktop app remotely or tweak a file server, and we have a one-year license to Parallels Access on sale for $9.99.

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Getting Started with the iOS 12 Shortcuts App: Part 1

Getting Started with the iOS 12 Shortcuts App: Part 1

As promised in an earlier Apple World Today post, we’re going to be publishing a short series of articles detailing how to use the iOS 12 Shortcuts app. You can download the app — which isn’t installed by default — by tapping here. With over 5,700 ratings for the most recent version, Shortcuts is incredibly popular with iOS users with a 4.5 out of 5 average review.

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Keep your newly-updated Apple devices safe with MacSentry VPN

Keep your newly-updated Apple devices safe with MacSentry VPN

macOS 10.14 Mojave and iOS 12 are loaded with all sorts of features to keep your favorite Apple devices safe and secure, but they’re missing one key tool — a built-in virtual private network (VPN). That’s not a problem because the Apple World Today Deals Shop has a sale today on a two-year subscription to MacSentry VPN. It’s the top VPN for Mac users and is yours for just $29.

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iOS 12 is here! Follow our easy instructions to update to Apple's latest mobile operating system

iOS 12 is here! Follow our easy instructions to update to Apple's latest mobile operating system

Today is the day — September 17, 2018. While this is not a day that will probably stand the test of time as being a historic date, it IS the day that iOS 12 is released to the public. In this short tutorial, you can learn how to download and install iOS 12 on your favorite iOS device — iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Tesmo Universebook: A notebook with built-in wireless and USB chargers

Tesmo Universebook: A notebook with built-in wireless and USB chargers

It must be the summer of analog notebooks! A few weeks ago I reviewed Pad & Quill's Journal Notepads, which are actually paper notebooks (the type you write on with a pen) from a company that usually makes Apple-related accessories. Today I'm looking at the Tesmo Universebook, a product on Kickstarter that's a paper notepad/planner and wireless/wired charger in one. The Universebook is currently at almost three times its funding goal with almost a month to go, and I was able to test one of the prototypes for Apple World Today.

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Malwarebytes for iOS available now in both free and premium versions

Malwarebytes for iOS available now in both free and premium versions

Malwarebytes has protected Macs for years; now the company brings its security feature to iOS in the new Malwarebytes for iOS app. It's a free download in the App Store; after a 30-day trial period, users can subscribe to the premium features for $1.49 per month or $11.99 per year. The app provides four key security benefits:

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PDFelement 6: Create, Edit, and Annotate PDF files on Mac and iOS

PDFelement 6: Create, Edit, and Annotate PDF files on Mac and iOS

PDF files are ubiquitous these days; you can download PDFs for prescription drug information, owner’s manuals for cars or appliances, PDF-formatted ebooks, and companies love to send editable PDF forms for customers to fill out. With all of that PDF action, wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to create, edit and annotate PDFs that works on any device, whether a Mac or Windows PC, or an iOS or Android mobile? PDFelement 6 for Mac is the solution to all of your PDF creation, editing and annotation needs.

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Apple World Today News Update: May 29, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 29, 2018

We hope the Memorial Day weekend was good for you! Today we have three small stories for you to listen to on the Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • iOS 11.4 is available, with some new features and three major bug fixes that are sure to make a lot of users happy

  • Is your Uber driver creeping you out? The rideshare company has added a feature to its app to let riders call 911 with a single swipe and a tap

  • We speculate on what the addition of a third lens could do for the photographic capabilities of a 2019 iPhone

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Review and Giveaway: OneAdaptr Twist+ World Charging Station and Twist+ World Adapter Duo

Review and Giveaway: OneAdaptr Twist+ World Charging Station and Twist+ World Adapter Duo

Summer is coming up soon, and that means that Apple fans around the world will soon be heading out on vacation. If your travel plans include heading to a place that doesn’t use the same type of power plug that your home country does, you might find yourself searching around for a plug adapter so your MacBook, iPhone or iPad can get powered up. Today we’re looking at the OneAdaptr Twist+ World Charging Station ($44.99) and Twist+ World Adapter Duo (coming soon, no price listed) universal power adapters that are designed not only to easily get your MacBook the juice it needs but to charge up four (Twist+ World Adapter Duo) or five (Twist+ World Charging Station) more devices at the same time.

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Meater: Wireless smart meat thermometer for all of your carnivorous cravings

Meater: Wireless smart meat thermometer for all of your carnivorous cravings

I love to cook and especially love grilling. Over the years I've reviewed at least three meat thermometers that use an iPhone or iPad as a way to not only monitor the temperature of cooking meat, but to give you an indication of when it's done. What makes the Meater Wireless Smart Thermometer (US$69) unique is that all of the electronics are in a small, nail-like probe that you insert into the meat -- there are no cables leading to a external transmitter or your iOS device, so it's truly wireless.

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DroneDeploy iOS Live Map feature revolutionizes aerial mapping with real-time capability

DroneDeploy iOS Live Map feature revolutionizes aerial mapping with real-time capability

As a commercial drone pilot, I'm very familiar with DroneDeploy -- it's a platform that uses an iOS app connected to a remote controller to automate aerial mapping from drones. Last week, DroneDeploy updated its app with a new feature called Live Map, which lets drone operators create real-time maps in the field on the iOS device.

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Review: App control of DSLRs with the MIOPS Mobile Remote and Mobile Dongle

Review: App control of DSLRs with the MIOPS Mobile Remote and Mobile Dongle

Photography apps for our iPhones and iPads let us do some pretty amazing things, all in part due to the supercomputer in our hand being able to control a pretty decent camera. But even the best iPhone camera can’t hold a candle to the flexibility and image-capturing capability of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera equipped with a big sensor and a variety of lenses. The US$125 MSRP MIOPS Mobile Remote ($99.99 on Amazon, Amazon affiliate link) bridges the power of both devices — smartphone and DSLR to create a hybrid device that’s better than both. 

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Alto's Odyssey arrives on February 22nd for iOS, tvOS. Watch the trailer today!

Alto's Odyssey arrives on February 22nd for iOS, tvOS. Watch the trailer today!

One of the best games to come out over the past few years was Alto's Adventure, a beautiful and ethereal side-scroller in which you guide Alto -- a young snowboarder -- through an increasingly difficult set of jumps over obstacles, catching llamas along the way... It sounds odd, but it is honestly one of the most playable games I've ever downloaded. Developer Ryan Cash let us know today that the long-awaited sequel to Alto's Adventure -- Alto's Odyssey -- will be available on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. 

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2018 is the year to become an iOS 11 developer with this training bundle

2018 is the year to become an iOS 11 developer with this training bundle

Have you ever considered a career in app development? Perhaps you want to add to your skillset, or maybe you're looking for a way out of a dead-end job. Now's the time to get The Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle for $49, featuring 129 hours of online tutorials to bring you from the beginner to pro at your own pace.

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