Nomad's Base Station Hub Edition: Perfect for those tired of waiting for Apple's AirPower

Nomad's Base Station Hub Edition: Perfect for those tired of waiting for Apple's AirPower

Apple really dropped the ball with the AirPower charging pad. After touting the wireless charging pad that could charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, they apparently ran into technical issues that made the device a 2018 no-show. Well, if you’re tired of waiting for Apple to get its act together, you can always check out Nomad’s new Base Station Hub Edition ($99.95), which will be shipping on October 1.

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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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The wait is almost over...

The wait is almost over...

It’s almost time for Apple’s “Gather Round” event to begin. The Apple online store for iPhones has been down most of the morning, there have been last minute leaks of more information (this time from Apple), and the tech press is filing into the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, CA… except for me (I’m on on a cruise ship in the Atlantic) and Dennis (somewhere in Colorado). Being the dedicated tech bloggers we are, we’re still planning on giving you coverage of the event today.

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Italian shipper says iPhone XS, XC to ship on September 21

Italian shipper says iPhone XS, XC to ship on September 21

Apple is expected to announced three new iPhones -- the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and iPhone XC -- on Wednesday at the "Gather Round" event, and already the rumors are flying on when the new phones can be picked up at Apple retail and carrier stores or when first shipments will arrive at homes and offices. An Italian shipping company notified its employees that a "high-traffic day" is coming soon, with that date being September 21.

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The Name Game: New phones might be the iPhone XS, XS Plus and XC

The Name Game: New phones might be the iPhone XS, XS Plus and XC

Another day of speculation and rumors is under way, and the latest -- this from an alleged leak from China Mobile -- says that the names of the 2018 iPhone crop will be the iPhone XS (for the iPhone X "replacement"), the iPhone XS Plus (for the larger 6.5-inch OLED phone), and the iPhone XC for the 6.1-inch LED version of the phone. 

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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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Decluttr Survey: 70 % of U.S. Singles Would Prefer to Date an iPhone User

Decluttr Survey: 70 % of U.S. Singles Would Prefer to Date an iPhone User

OK, this survey made me laugh. Decluttr, which is a service to sell old technology for cash, did a survey and found that the make, model and condition of your smartphone can make a big difference in how you're perceived by a date. The big results?

  • 70% of singles would prefer to date an iPhone user over an Android user

  • Nearly half of women view an old phone as an immediate turnoff

  • More than one third of men feel a cracked screen demonstrates lack of personal care and financial security

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The Q3 Qi Wireless Charger: Give your iPhone a lift anywhere, anytime with this slim charging pad

The Q3 Qi Wireless Charger: Give your iPhone a lift anywhere, anytime with this slim charging pad

If you own a new iPhone or have one of the many other smartphones that use Qi wireless charging, you already know just how convenient wireless chargers can be. Rather than trying to aim a Lightning plug into the corresponding socket on the phone, you just lay the iPhone down on the charging pad. It's fast, it's convenient, and with the Zendure Q3 Qi Wireless Charger, you can experience wireless charging without breaking the bank. We have it on sale for $19.99 in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. 

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Review: Hitcase PRO and TrueLUX Lens Bundle for iPhone X

Review: Hitcase PRO and TrueLUX Lens Bundle for iPhone X

It's been a while since the iPhone X hit the market; now there's finally a waterproof case and lens system for the high-end Apple smartphone that meets the high standards set by the device. Canadian design firm Hitcase has released the Hitcase PRO waterproof case for iPhone X ($99.99) and is about to release its TrueLUX Lens Bundle for iPhone X ($99.99). Today we're taking a look at both the case and lens kit.

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Review: [Fuse]Chicken Gravity Touch, Gravity Lift wireless chargers

Review: [Fuse]Chicken Gravity Touch, Gravity Lift wireless chargers

You've got to love a company with a name like [Fuse]Chicken, especially when the fun name comes with a commitment to designing and manufacturing good accessories for iPhone. The company's Titan, Shield and Armour charging cables are virtually indestructible, and now [Fuse]Chicken has joined the move away from cables and into the wireless charging world. Today we're looking at the Gravity Touch ($44.95) and Gravity Lift ($59.95), a pair of wireless chargers that look good and will make you wish everything charged wirelessly.

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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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Distil Union is Kickstarting the Wally Case and Wally Stick-On for iPhone X

Distil Union is Kickstarting the Wally Case and Wally Stick-On for iPhone X

There are a lot of wallet cases for iPhones, but none has the ease of use and slim lines of Distil Union's Wally Case and Wally Stick-On. These two cases make it simple to carry the important cards -- ID and a couple of credit cards -- with you without the need for a full wallet, and they've been a favorite of iPhone users for five years now. Design house Distil Union recently started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to bring the Wally cases to iPhone X, and it's currently at 75% funding with about a month to go.

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