Hands-on with Satechi’s dual iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand

You’ve got plenty of dual charging options for your Apple Watch and iPhone out there, but Satechi has announced a new one here at CES 2018. We got an early look before it launches this year…. Read the rest of this post here



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Mirror your iPhone or iPad’s display on your Mac with QuickScreen

QuickScreen is a convenient new Mac utility by Frogg GmbH that lets you demo your iPhone’s screen directly on your computer’s display.

Designed with ease-of-use in mind, all you have to do to get started with QuickScreen is plug your iPhone or iPad into your machine with a MFi-certified Lightning cable, and the app detects its display automatically…. Read the rest of this post here



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iPhone 7 might ship with Lightning EarPods and 3.5mm headphone jack adapter

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An image of another claimed spec sheet has surfaced on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, indicating that the iPhone 7 could come with both a Lightning edition of Apple’s wired EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box. As a result, the iPhone 7 should provide its owners with an appropriate solution for connecting their existing wired headphones to the handset right out of the box, without requiring them to purchase a standalone adapter…. Read the rest of this post here



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Take advantage of this 2-for-1 deal on the extra-long MFi-Certified charging cable (81% off)


As great as Apple’s reputation for making great devices, their charging cables still leave quite a bit to be desired. Prone to falling apart after what seems like only a few weeks, the charging cables you’re provided with your iPhone are often frustratingly limited in functionality.

But a solution has been found in the reliably durable Extra-Long MFi-Certified Charging Cable, now offered in a 2-pack that’s 81% off.

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Fully assembled Lightning-based EarPods shown on leaked images

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Last month, a batch of photographs out of China claiming to depict a Lightning-based version of Apple’s standard EarPods headphones left us scratching our head due to the product’s sketchy appearance. But now, French blog NowhereElse.fr points us to another set of leaked images, originally posted on the Chinese social network Weibo, that ostensibly show off a fully assembled EarPods headphones with a Lightning connector…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple supplier Cirrus Logic releases MFi Lightning headphone development kit

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Apple supplier Cirrus Logic, which provides audio chips for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, today released a software development kit for third-party vendors who wish to build Lightning-based headphones under the ‘Made for iOS’ (MFi) program.

iOS already supports headphones based on the proprietary Lightning connector, some of which are sold by Apple itself. As you know, the next iPhone is widely expected to drop the standard 3.5mm jack in favor of Bluetooth and Lightning headphones…. Read the rest of this post here



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Photographs of claimed Lightning-based EarPods leak on the web

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A sketchy photograph just surfaced on the Chinese microblogging service Weibo, appearing to show off a Lightning-based version of Apple’s standard EarPods headphones. As you know, Apple is widely expected to ditch the 3.5mm analog audio jack on the next iPhone in favor of wireless headphones via Bluetooth and all-digital wired headphones based on Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector…. Read the rest of this post here



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Food for thought: is 3.5mm audio plug the new floppy drive?

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Responding to Nilay Patel’s controversial article on The Verge, titled “Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid”, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber pulls out the floppy drive analogy.

As you know, the next iPhone is rumored to ditch the industry-standard 3.5mm jack in favor of Bluetooth and Lightning-based headphones.

Gruber goes on to compare Nilay’s arguments against removing the century-old analog jack from mobile devices to the similar arguments that had been made in response to Apple’s decision to ditch the good ol’ floppy drive from the iMac in 1998 for USB…. Read the rest of this post here



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How to use your iPhone as a mouse or trackpad

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Your iOS devices have some of the best touch screens out there. As a matter of fact your iPhone screen makes for a great mouse, or trackpad.

The idea of using iOS devices as a trackpad for your computer isn’t new, but Mobile Mouse Remote is a great app that provides this kind of functionality with ease of use in mind. It even packs some useful bonus features.

If you’re interested in this kind of functionality for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, then this is something you’re going to want to check out…. Read the rest of this post here



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Pod Pro review: the portable Apple Watch & iPhone battery dock

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Those who need a portable battery pack for the Apple Watch that aren’t so keen on just plugging the USB end into the receiver of a battery pack and letting the magnetic end dangle around everywhere are going to be hard-pressed to find a good portable battery pack made specifically for the Apple Watch’s proprietary charging platform.

Fortunately, Nomad has the Pod Pro, which can be had on Amazon for $85, and is a great solution for on-the-go Apple Watch charging, and even includes a built-in Lightning cable for charging your device, whether it’s an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. We’ll show you what the Pod Pro is all about in this review…. Read the rest of this post here



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