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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U-Grip Cup Holder Car Mount, on sale for $12.99

U-Grip Cup Holder Car Mount, on sale for $12.99

Tired of having your car iPhone mount blocking the flow from your air vents? Or how about those suction cup mounts that like to fall off of your windshield or dashboard when it gets hot out? The U-Grip Cup Holder Car Mount fits into one of the cup holders in your car to securely hold your iPhone or tablet, and we have it on sale in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $12.99 -- 78 percent off the usual price!

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Back up your iPhone/iPad photos with the Picture Keeper Connect USB Mobile Flash Drive

Back up your iPhone/iPad photos with the Picture Keeper Connect USB Mobile Flash Drive

Have a ton of photos on your iPhone or iPad, but don't back them up online with iCloud due to the cost? Here's a way to make sure those photos are backed up safely and not taking up your precious storage on that iOS device: The Picture Keeper Connect USB Mobile Flash Drive ($89) gives you 16GB of fast flash storage you can have with you all the time for on-site backups or emergency access to other data.

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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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Hands-on with Pad & Quill's Heritage Leather iPad Pro 10.5" Case

Hands-on with Pad & Quill's Heritage Leather iPad Pro 10.5" Case

Apple World Today readers are no doubt familiar with Pad & Quill, one of our early sponsors and the artisans that design and make a variety of classy leather Apple accessories. The latest from the Minnesota design shop is the Heritage Leather iPad Pro 10.5" Case (US$139.95), a thin and lightweight folio leather case that's perfect for protecting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Pad & Quill's new Heritage Case for iPad Pro looks great, gets better with age

Pad & Quill's new Heritage Case for iPad Pro looks great, gets better with age

Our friends at Pad & Quill have just announced a new leather case for iPad Pro that looks amazing and gets better with age. The $119.95 Heritage Case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch uses a veg-tanned leather for the exterior of the case that darkens with use, achieving a darker and one-of-a-kind patina as you use your iPad Pro and the case.

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A review of the Wacom Bamboo Tip Stylus: Compact fine-line stylus for iPhone, iPad

A review of the Wacom Bamboo Tip Stylus: Compact fine-line stylus for iPhone, iPad

Not everyone needs an Apple Pencil. Apple’s stylus is designed for the iPad Pro, but doesn’t provide any functionality with the iPhone or other models of the iPad. There are a number of manufacturers who manufacture styluses for “the rest of us”, with Wacom being perhaps the best known. Today we’re looking at Wacom’s newest stylus, the $49.95 Bamboo Tip

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Deal! Make the season bright with these Glowing iOS Lightning Charging Cables

Deal! Make the season bright with these Glowing iOS Lightning Charging Cables

Accessories that are both fun and practical are always worth keeping around, and that's the case with these Glowing iOS Lightning Charging Cables from Little Create. They come in three different styles ranging from the regular black cable at $9.99, the white cable at $11.99, and the extra snazzy V2 Blue (seen above) at $12.99. 

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Review: Brydge 10.5 Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Review: Brydge 10.5 Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Brydge has been designing keyboards for iPads for quite a while, so it wasn’t surprising to see that they were one of the few accessory manufacturers to release a new keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. In this Apple World Today review, I’ll take a detailed look at the US$139.99 Brydge 10.5 Keyboard.

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Mellel: The advanced word processor for real writers

Mellel: The advanced word processor for real writers

Macs have been the writer’s computer of choice since the 1980s, and as a result there are probably more text editors and word processing apps for macOS than any other operating system. However, most of those tools don’t have what it takes to do really serious writing on the Mac. Take for instance, writing research papers with complex mathematical functions and copious references, or writing a book with extensive cross-references, footnotes, many chapters and subsections. The only word processor that can handle it all is Mellel, this week’s sponsor of Apple World Today.

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Ulysses: An award-winning cross-platform writing tool, and this week's AWT sponsor

Ulysses: An award-winning cross-platform writing tool, and this week's AWT sponsor

Apple World Today is proud to announce its sponsor for the week; Ulysses. Ulysses is a powerful, distraction-free writing tool that works equally well on both macOS and iOS devices. It’s now available as a subscription by itself or as part of the Setapp Bundle. Ulysses is just US$4.99 per month or $39.99 annually, or you can get it with the rest of the Setapp Bundle for $9.99 monthly.

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The Quill Apple Pencil Case from Pad & Quill

The Quill Apple Pencil Case from Pad & Quill

The Apple Pencil is an odd little beast. With no built-in way for it to nestle with its natural partner — the iPad Pro — the Pencil has a tendency to wander. The accessory artisans at Pad & Quill have come up with The Quill Apple Pencil Case (US$39.95), a very chic way to keep your Apple Pencil nearby and looking good. Here’s “Mr. P” (Brian Holmes) talking about The Quill:

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Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium-Style Charging Stand

Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium-Style Charging Stand

Today's deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop is for an iPhone charging stand you'll want to use all the time. The $35.99 Podium-Style Charging Stand (normally $159.99) does more than just prop up your iPhone or iPad -- it rocks a huge 10,500 mAh battery pack so you can charge your devices, even when you're away from a wall outlet!

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