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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
On day two of my iPhone X ownership, I hopped on my Harley and headed out to run some errands. I paired my iPhone X up with the Boom Audio Bluetooth speakers on my Heritage and loaded up an Amazon Music playlist. Everything appeared to be working great. When I was leaving my 1st stop, I started the music again, but instead of coming out of my Bluetooth speakers, the music was playing from the phone. I forgot the speakers in settings and re-paired. All was well again. Next stop, same thing. I decided to revisit this issue later. I didn't think I had bigger issues.Read More
It's a buggy world after all! On today's Apple World Today News Update Podcast, we have news about some bugs that have worked their way into iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra:
- Would you believe I.T.? An iOS bug is causing the word "it" to be autocorrected to "I.T."
- A newly-discovered flaw in macOS High Sierra gives anyone the capability of signing onto a Mac using the username "root" and no password!
- One of the Australian banks that wanted access to the NFC chips in Apple devices for its own wallet app has now embraced Apple Pay
Do you find yourself confused about where all of your mobile data is ending up? iMazing is an iPhone, iPad and iPod management tool that lets you manage all of that mobile data the way YOU want to. It does things that formerly required jailbreaking to do, all in an app that runs on either Mac or PC. Get an iMazing 2 universal license for Mac and Windows today for just $24.99.Read More
One of the issues that researchers looking into the causes and cures for dementia run into is not having enough data to know when a person begins to show symptoms of the disease. The folks at GLITCHERS and scientists from University College London, University of East Anglia, and Alzheimer's Research created an iOS game called Sea Hero Quest that leverages Apple's ResearchKit framework to let researchers capture anonymized data for study.Read More
The days of everyone in a neighborhood knowing and helping each other are over. Nowadays, especially in the suburbs, it's common for neighbors living right next to each other to not know each other's names. Nextdoor is a free app that's attempting to turn this sad state of affairs around by using an easy-to-use social network to chat with neighbors.Read More
It's here! iOS 11.1 just showed up, bringing a number of bug fixes, improvements, and over 70 new emoji to annoy and amuse friends with. For those with iPhones that have 3D Touch built in, you'll be happy to know that the 3D Touch gestures are back for accessing the iOS App Switcher.Read More
Let's face it; life is complex. Wouldn't it be nice to get all of your tasks, goals, and plans organized in one place? That's the idea behind WeDo Pro, a subscription-based iOS app and service that lets you get your personal life under control. For a limited time, we have a heck of a deal on WeDo Pro; a lifetime subscription for $19.99 -- that's 88% off what you'd normally pay to use WeDo Pro forever.Read More