32% off Nintendo Wii Remote Plus, Toad - Deal Alert

Posted on March 23, 2017 by DealPost Team.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Simple, intuitive and easy to use. The Wii Remote Plus is a unique controller for the Wii and Wii U video game systems, now with the increased sensitivity of Wii MotionPlus built-in. The button presses of typical controllers are replaced by the natural, fluid motion of your hand. The Wii Remote Plus senses your every action and makes you feel less like a player and more like you're part of the game. This Wii remote is highly rated, and currently discounted 32% on Amazon to just $27.15, saving you almost $13. See this deal now on Amazon.

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Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors photos that are deemed offensive or disturbing

Posted on by Oscar Raymundo.
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When in doubt, blur it out. That’s how Instagram is handling any controversial photos that surface on its platform.

On Thursday, Instagram announced a new policy to blur out “sensitive” content that users have flagged as either offensive or disturbing. The blurred photos and videos do not explicitly violate Instagram’s content guidelines, so they don’t warrant a removal by Instagram standards. However, some users may still find them too sensitive to view. 

“While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive,” the Instagram team wrote in a blog post announcing the policy. “This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.”

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20% off Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter - Deal Alert

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Step on the deck and go with Razor Hovertrax 2.0, the world’s smartest self-balancing electric scooter. Intelligently-engineered with EverBalance technology, Hovertrax 2.0 is the only board that auto-levels for a safer, easier mount and a smoother ride. Whether you’re coasting, racing, or commuting, Hovertrax 2.0 is always in balance. Indoors or out, Hovertrax 2.0 does the work so you can enjoy the journey. Hovertrax 2.0: technology so advanced, it’s simple. Once you learn how to ride, it becomes second nature.  Razor was also the first U.S. brand to receive the UL 2272 listing for safety, ensuring that the Hovertrax 2.0 meets or exceeds the highest fire and electrical safety standards. The HoverTrax 2.0 has a list price of $459.99 has been reduced 20% to just 369.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Best new apps for iPhone and iPad

Posted on by Joseph Keller.
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What are the hottest new apps on the App Store right now? These!

There are over a million and a half apps for iPhone and iPad and the number just keeps growing. Every day new and newly updated apps hit the App Store, and it's impossible to keep up with all of them. Luckily, you don't have to. All you have to do is bookmark this page and come back every day. When you do, we'll have the best of the best new apps waiting for you!

And don't forget to check out our list of this week's best games for your iPhone.

Best new and updated apps

This week, get help planning all of those trips you take, Casio teaches you to play the piano, de-stress by coloring, and more.

  • HelloGbye - If you travel often, you might want to give this app a shot. It's meant to help you quickly and easily plan trips, including booking flights and hotels. What's great about the app is that all you have to do to get started is use your words. Say, for instance, "Fly me to New York on April 13 for three nights, then fly me home," and HelloGbye will find options that fit your parameters. The app can handle multi-city trips and help plan travel for up to nine people per trip. In addition to booking your travel, HelloGbye will also help you plan your itinerary for your stay at your destination. - Free - Download Now
  • Chordana Play - This new app from Casio focuses on teaching you to play the piano. The app has several lessons to help you hone your skills, along with 50 built-in songs as well as standard MIDI files that you can play along with. Play on Chordana Play's virtual keyboard, or connect to certain physical Casio keyboards with a Stereo mini-to-Stereo mini cable. - Free - Download Now
  • Lake Coloring Books - These coloring books are meant to help people of all ages relax and de-stress. These books come from artists on Instagram and each comes with 12 drawings for you to color to your heart's content. You've got five tools at your disposal: the acrylic brush, watercolor brush, spray, fill, and eraser, and you can also view a palette of your previously used colors. The app comes with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone, as well as Apple Pencil support on the iPad Pro to make your drawing experience even better and more intuitive. - Free - Download Now
  • AND CO - Manage your small business from your iPhone with AND CO. The app lets you make invoices and send them off in a matter of seconds, while also making it easy to track their progress. AND CO also lets you create and send secure contracts, track your time, and even get in touch with a human consultant if you need to. And with tax season upon those of us in the U.S., AND CO gives you access to detailed, easy-to-read income statements to make this time of year that much easier. - Free - Download Now
  • Pendo - This app is your ultimate destination for writing it down. What is it? Pretty much anything you want. Pendo is a combined app for notes, journaling, todos, calendaring, and sharing. Connect Pendo to your iOS calendar, and use natural language to enter in new events. Create todo lists and Twitter posts, and more. Pendo also comes equipped with a set of letter-based quick commands, which allows making entries to be easier than ever. - Free - Download Now
  • Wokabulary - Develop your vocabulary, expanding your linguistic horizons with Wokabulary. While the app doesn't offer courses in languages, it can help you learn a new language with its flash card system, which is adaptable to almost any language. Get quizzed, with the app determining how to assign difficulty to a word based on how well you know them in each quiz. And no matter where you are, Wokabulary will keep your vocabulary in sync between Mac, iPhone, and iPad. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

With this week's featured apps, Apple is focusing on exercising and getting out of the house. Whether it's apps to track your runs, finding new places to burn off those winter calories, or getting series about a training program, these apps should help you meet your fitness goals.

  • Strava Running and Cycling GPS - Use Strava as your go-to destination for your running and biking workouts. Record activity, compare against previous workouts, and share your results with your friends and the wider Strava community. Stats include your running or cycling route, and the app tracks everything from time to calories to distance traveled. Check out the community feed to not only see the stats of your fellow runners and cyclists, but also great photos of the trails and exercise routes they find. - Free - Download Now
  • Komoot - This app helps you plan the perfect outdoor workout by helping you plan your route. Whether you're cycling, running, or hiking, Komoot will be able to point you in the right direction, with detailed maps of cycling paths, natural trails, and more. You can use the app's built-in voice navigation to help you get from start to finish, which is especially helpful for new routes. Working out somewhere with a bad cellular connection, or just want to save on data usage, download Komoot's maps for offline use so you'll have them at your fingertips no matter where the trail takes you. - Free - Download Now
  • Yoga Studio - For those of you looking to get started with yoga, this might be the app for you. Get more than 70 yoga lessons, complete with HD video. If you're a yoga expert, you can even create your own video class and share it. Keep yourself on track for continued yoga progress with the included class scheduler. And you're not confined to your iPhone or iPad with Yoga Studio either. You can watch all of the app's lessons in your living room on your Apple TV. - Free - Download Now
  • MTB Project - This one's for the mountain bikers out there. MTB Project is a great resource for mountain bikers looking for new trails to follow. The app acts like a guidebook, putting information on over 77,000 miles of trail at your fingertips. Get detailed stat breakdowns and descriptions of each trail, along with reviews and beautiful photography. When you're actually ready to head out, MTB Project will be able to track your progress on each trail using your iPhone's GPS, and you can download the app's maps for offline use. - Free - Download Now

Free app of the week

Musemage - This app looks to be your single-app video capture solution. You can not only record video, but also create clips, add filters, stabilization, and much more. There's even a manual camera mode to give you fine-grain control over your shot.

Here's what the developer says about Musemagic:

With just a simple download, Musemage opens up your mobile device's camera like no other app can do. Musemage's most unique feature is that it enables you to use different filters and effects all in real-time processing while shooting, without waiting, in full HD video and full-resolution photos!

You can get Musemage for free from the App Store until March 30.

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2016 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Earlier this month, Apple officially began selling the refurbished 13-inch late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar in its online store. Continue reading

4-year-old uses Touch ID, Siri to call emergency services for unconscious mother

Posted on by Mikah Sargent.
Categories: Uncategorized.

This resourceful, brave 4-year-old boy helped save his mother's life.

A 4-year-old boy in London saved his mom's life by calling emergency services on her iPhone.

The woman reportedly fell unconscious in their home with only 4-year old Roman, his twin brother, and a younger brother there with her. The boy used his mother's thumb to unlock her iPhone and asked Siri to place a call to emergency services. Paramedics arrived a mere 13 minutes later. The woman reportedly regained consciousness in their home and was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Police chose to release an audio recording of Roman's call to emergency services in the hopes that it'll encourage parents to teach their children how to respond in an emergency situation. You can listen to the audio in this article from the BBC:

Boy, 4, uses Siri to help save mum's life

I've also transcribed the call below:

999 Operator: Hello, police. What is your emergency?
Roman: Hello, I'm Roman.
Operator: O.K. where's your mummy?
Roman: She's at home.
Operator: And where are you?
Roman: At home as well.
Operator: Can you do me a favor? Can you go and get mummy?
Roman: We can't, she's dead.
Operator: You said mummy was there, what do you mean she's dead?
Roman: It means that she's closing her eyes and she's not breathing.
Operator: Right, so do you know where you live?
Roman: Road, 22.
Operator: Can you go to your mummy and shake her for me?
Roman: She's not waking up.
Operator: Give her a good shake and shout out, "mummy".
Roman: Mummy! … It didn't work.
Operator: Are you in Kenley?
Roman: Yes, Kenley.
Operator: What's your name?
Roman: Roman.

Good on 4-year-old Roman for his resourceful response to what had to have been a very frightening situation!

Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions

Posted on by Oscar Raymundo.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Facebook has incorporated new features into its Messenger app, and they may seem familiar to iMessage users.

Facebook Messenger now lets users add emoji reactions to individual messages, just how Facebook users can “react” to posts in their News Feeds. Facebook is also giving users the ability to include @mentions in their messages. Both of these new features will begin rolling out on Thursday and will be available globally in the coming days, according to Facebook.

You can add an emoji reaction to any message, whether it’s a text comment, a photo, or GIF. These emoji reactions include five different emotions—from love to wow to angry—as depicted by smiley faces, plus Facebook’s signature thumbs up to signify a “Like.” For the first time, Facebook is also giving users the option to “dislike” something with a thumbs down emoji. 

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How to manage your iCloud storage on iPhone or iPad

Posted on by Mike Tanasychuk.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do I free up iCloud storage space? It's all conveniently located in your settings!

Updated March, 2017: Updated steps and screenshots to reflect changes in iOS 10.3

If you're on a free iCloud storage plan, you're probably already aware that you only get 5GB to store your information. That isn't a lot of space, especially if you own multiple iOS devices. One way you can free up some additional space is by manually choosing what app data gets stored and what doesn't.

Turning off app data doesn't mean that apps will not return to your device during an iCloud restore; it just means the app's data will not return. Typically, the camera roll and document-centric apps take up the most space. If you decide to turn these off, just make sure you're okay with losing the data within them in the event of a restore.

We'd suggest saving any documents or photos to your computer frequently to free up storage space. Or you can upgrade your iCloud storage plan if you want to store all your things all the time.

How to view your iCloud usage

Want to check and see what percentage of your iCloud storage space you've used? It's easy.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap iCloud. The colored graph at the top shows you which types of data are taking up space and how much.

Which iCloud storage plan is right for you?

Instead of just being able to house your contacts, calendars, Photo Stream, and backups, iCloud Drive can act as a central repository for lots of different kinds of files.

You can then access these files through various different kinds of apps. iCloud Drive can also help take some of the strain off of your physical storage constraints if you need it to.

You'll need to pick a monthly subscription plan that dictates how much iCloud Drive storage space you get to share and access on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC.

Which storage plan is right for your needs? Read our complete guide!

How to buy more iCloud storage (or downgrade your iCloud storage)

If you have a few bucks to spare, I highly recommend ponying up a few bucks a month to increase your storage space.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap iCloud.

  4. Tap iCloud under Storage.
  5. Tap Buy More Storage.
  6. Tap an option.
  7. Tap Buy in the top right corner.

By default, you get 5GB on iCloud, but you can upgrade to 50GB by paying $0.99/month — enough to save smartphone photos and videos for the typical user — or higher-priced 200GB/$2.99, 1TB/$9.99, and 2TB/$19.99 plans. Here's how you can upgrade.

How to sync app data with iCloud

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap on iCloud.
  4. Tap the switches next to the apps you'd like to turn off.
  5. Decide what to do with the existing app data.

    • Tap Keep on My iPhone to keep the data.
    • Tap Delete from My iPhone to get rid of it.

Now you can be more selective when deciding what gets backed up to iCloud, so that nothing unnecessary is taking up valuable storage space.

Third-party app data

Not all third-party apps support iCloud storage. The ones that do will appear towards the bottom of the Apps Using iCloud section. You can turn them off the same way as described above, but you don't have to decide to keep the data on your iPhone or delete it.

If you want to disable all third-party apps, just tap the switch next to iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive is the gatekeeper for third-party apps, as well as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. If you disable iCloud Drive, you won't be able to view or collaborate on shared documents.

How to set up iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards numbers can be safely and securely stored on your iPhone or iPad keychain, and synced across all your devices thanks to iCloud. In conjunction with Safari, it can also generate new, unique passwords, and autofill them whenever you need them. So, how does it all work?

How to set up Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone lets you remotely track your lost, stolen, or misplaced Apple device — be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, AirPods, or Mac — from virtually anywhere, as long as the device in question has some kind of internet connection. Not only can Find My iPhone help you locate a stolen or lost device, but it can also assist in remotely wiping your private information so your device data doesn't fall into the wrong hands. If you're not sure where to start, we can walk you through enabling Find My iPhone on all your devices.

How to sync your documents and data to iCloud

Want to use iCloud Drive for app documents and data? Here's what you need to know.

How to share your iPhone's current location

If you use Find My Friends, you can control who you share your location with and from what device it's shared. Here's how!

How to change your iCloud email aliases

Want to add or change the iCloud.com email aliases for your account? Here's how.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Mail.
  5. Tap the switches next to the aliases you wish to use or disable.

How to delete files in iCloud

By default, Apple gives all users 5GB of free online storage space for backups, synced data, and photos. But as you might be well aware, when trying to clear physical space on your iPhone, 5GB is not a lot of storage. Here's how to try and free up even more space:

Option A: Clean up your image library

There are a few places in the Photos app you can visit to help spring clean your iCloud Photo Library and reduce its size. First, it's helpful to browse through your most recent images; if you have any extra selfies or extraneous video you no longer want to keep, that can help. You can even visit their dedicated folders in Photos > Albums: You can find storage space offenders in Selfies, Videos, Slo-Mo, Time-lapse, Bursts, Screenshots, and Panoramas.

Note: You can't currently delete files solely from iCloud or solely from your device — delete a photo or video from your iPhone, and it's gone everywhere. Instead, Apple intelligently manages what gets stored on your device and iCloud versus what only gets stored in iCloud.

Once you've done your initial sprucing, check the Recently Deleted album; it stores any images you've initially deleted for 30 days before getting rid of them for good — in case you've had a change of heart. If you just want those pictures gone, however, you can press Select, then Delete All to remove them from iCloud Photo Library.

Option B: Delete your old device backups

In addition to storing your images and video, iCloud is designed to store your iPhone and iPad backups — and if you've been using an iPhone for a while, chances are you might have some old backups taking up valuable space. Here's the fix as it appears in iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner at the top.
  3. Tap iCloud.

  4. Tap iCloud under Storage.
  5. Tap Manage Storage.

  6. Tap a device under Backups.
  7. Tap Delete Backup.
  8. Tap Turn Off & Delete in the pop-up.

You can use this method to delete multiple backups; just tap a different device in step 6 each time.

This should help relieve your iCloud account of any extraneous backup files.

Questions?

Let us know in the comments.

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Apple explores using an iPhone or iPad to power a laptop

Posted on by Devindra Hardawar.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The notion of using a phone to power a computer isn't new -- we've seen companies like HP and Motorola try, and ultimately fail, to make it a reality for years. But that's not stopping Apple from considering the idea. The USPTO issued a patent filing this morning detailing how an iPhone, or an iPad, could be used to power an ultraportable laptop, AppleInsider reports. As usual, the patent idea likely won't end up turning into full-fledged product (it was originally filed last September). But it gives us an idea of how Apple is looking at the future of mobile devices and ultraportables.

Via: AppleInsider

Source: USPTO (1), (2)

Senate votes to kill FCC’s broadband privacy rules

Posted on by Grant Gross.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

The Senate's 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties. The FCC approved the regulations just five months ago.

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Save $1,100 on the HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer By Using This Code - Deal Alert

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Categories: Uncategorized.

HP is having a spring sale, and they've discounted the LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer by a whopping $1,100 if you use the special coupon code BMA165655 between now and 3/31. This HP Laser Monochrome Printer has a steadfast printing speed of up to 45 ppm -- perfect when you have a progressive printing system in mind. Its 1200x1200 dpi copy ensures sheer, precise copies in result. It’s an f2a71a#201 Automatic duplex printer that can absorb up to 250 sheets on its output bin, and does a 100-sheet on its multipurpose tray 1, while it can work suitably with 550-sheet on its 2 and 3 input trays. It can perform with 650 sheets on a standard paper input, and 250 standard paper output sheets. It can print out 150,000 pages on a monthly duty cycle. Use the coupon code BMA165655 to save big money for a limited time.

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Take Advantage Of A Limited Time Price Drop on the Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle [Deals Hub]

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Apple’s App Store can be the springboard to your new career. To start building apps that will climb the most downloaded chart, you need to understand Swift, the coding language that makes iOS apps tick. The Swift 3 Master Coder Bundle will teach you just that, and it’s on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading

Updates to Google’s Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

Posted on by Michael Simon.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Google came packed with a bunch of announcements at its Google for Brazil event, but you don’t need to live in Rio de Janeiro to benefit from them. In addition to the new location sharing in Maps, Google is also rolling out updates to its Duo, Allo, and Photos apps, bringing some long-awaited features.

First up is Duo. While the focus of the app had been on video chatting, Google will now let you make audio calls too. According to Google, “Duo audio calls work well on all connection speeds and won’t eat up your data.”

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

Posted on by Lucian Constantin.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

One of the documents, dated Nov. 29, 2012, is a manual from the CIA’s Information Operations Center on the use of a technology codenamed Sonic Screwdriver. It is described as “a mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting.”

Sonic Screwdriver allows the CIA to modify the firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter so that it forces a MacBook to boot from an USB stick or DVD disc even when its boot options are password protected.

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Newegg’s dropped $20 off the third-generation Nest thermostat

Posted on by Ian Paul.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Newegg has a deal that offers a smarter way to turn down the heat as we move from winter to spring. The online retailer is selling the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $230. That’s $20 off the typical price you’ll find elsewhere, and though it’s not a huge price cut, we haven’t seen the Nest Thermostat on sale since Target’s 15 percent off coupon deal from last month and the holiday season prices before that.

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Best Keyboard Cases for the 2017 9.7-inch iPad

Posted on by Cella Lao Rousseau.
Categories: Uncategorized.

What are the best keyboard cases for the 9.7-inch iPad?

Updated March, 2017: Added information to reflect Apple's 2017 9.7-inch iPad.

The 2017 9.7-inch iPad is the same size as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro but doesn't have smart connectors, and so it doesn't support the smart keyboard. That doesn't mean there aren't other great keyboards for it, though!

Here are our favorites!

Note: The 2017 9.7-inch iPad and iPad Air 2 are the same exact size. All of these keyboard cases are also a perfect fit for the iPad Air 2.

Anker Bluetooth Folio Keyboard case

Keep your 2017 9.7-inch iPad protected and your keyboard at the ready with the Bluetooth Folio Keyboard case from Anker.

Simply snap and secure your iPad with magnets to the keyboard, or close your Anker case for auto sleep/wake modes in order to efficiently use your iPad to its fullest! The battery even lasts a whipping six months, and the power-saver will automatically turn on after 10 minutes of no activity.

While the Anker only comes in one color, its simple, modern look is bound to fit with almost anyone's sense of style.

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Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard case

Lightweight, comfortable, and reliable, the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard case is a great option to consider if you're looking for a keyboard case for your 9.7-inch iPad.

The keyboard is made with a aircraft-grade aluminum alloy for extra screen protection when the iPad isn't in use. Once you're done typing, simply slide the iPad back and your keyboard will cover the screen: easy peasy!

This well-spaced keyboard is incredibly comfortably and not frustrating at all to get used to, while the keyboard's auto on/off makes use extremely simple and convenient.

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ClamCase Pro

Protect and secure your 2017 9.7-inch iPad with the ClamCase Pro! This durable case will provide a decent amount of overall protection, has one of the best keyboard layouts around, and doesn't add a ton of extra bulk to your iPad.

Designed with a quick on/off keyboard and a lithium-ion battery for months of use after only one single charge, the ClamCase Pro is a reliable option to consider – especially if you're a fan of an easily-adjustable base for endless screen angles.

The case comes in three different colors, including silver, gold, and smoke aluminum finishes.

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ZAGG Rugged Book

If you're looking for a durable case that offers a great typing experience – complete with a backlit keyboard – then take a peek ZAGG Rugged Book.

The Rugged Book offers the ultimate in protection as it contains several layers of shock absorbing materials. Disconnect the top portion of the case and use your 2017 9.7-inch iPad in tablet mode in an instant, while video mode keeps your iPad secure and steady at any angle.

The Rugged Book adds a decent amount of bulk to your device, but promises to protect your 2017 9.7-inch iPad in the most extreme of circumstances!

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

The Ultrathin series by Logitech snaps on just like a Smart Cover would, and protects the screen when not in use, making it the perfect partner for your delicate iPad.

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is a great option for people that don't want a keyboard cover attached at all times. The keyboard layout on the Ultrathin is quite spacious spacious and is a breeze to type on, while the hinge lets you quickly adjust viewing angles to suit your needs.

Strong magnets help keep your iPad secured to the cover, and if you wanted to remove your iPad, all you have to do is slide the iPad out until you hear a pop (it's that easy!)

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Logitech Type+

If folios are your thing, the Logitech Type+ offers a great typing experience while also protecting your news iPad when you're not using it!

You can fold over the Logitech Type+ case and the keyboard will be de-activated to avoid accidental presses when using it in tablet mode. Not only is the Type+ equipped with a dual-view stand for easy angle adjustments, but it also comes equipped with different time-saving iOS shortcut keys for common commands

The Type+ is available in a plethora of colors and patterns to suit any personality, including a bright green, black, dark blue, woven black, and woven electric blue.

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So, what's your pick?

If you regularly depend on a keyboard case to get things done on your iPad, what is your favorite for the 2017 9.7-inch iPad and why?

Be sure to let us know in the comments!

WikiLeaks: CIA has all sorts of tools for hacking your Mac

Posted on by Timothy J. Seppala.
Categories: Uncategorized.

One of Apple's big talking points is that Macs don't get viruses and that they're relatively safe when compared to Windows PCs. Well, WikiLeaks would like you to reconsider that notion with more info about Vault 7. The organization's latest dump is a handful of documents from the Central Intelligence Agency that detail, among other things, how the agency can infect a MacBook Air during its boot cycle via a modified Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter. With "Sonic Screwdriver," the CIA's monitoring tools are stored on the dongle and the machine can be infected even if it's password protected. Considering how dongle dependent the new MacBooks are, this sort of exploit becomes even more worrying.

Source: Wikileaks

Apple Pay Adds Support for 31 New Banks, Credit Unions in U.S., Australia, and China

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Apple Pay continues to gain support from banks and credit unions across the globe, with the latest batch pulling in more than two dozen new names in three different countries. Continue reading

How to use Night Shift on your iPhone or iPad

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

How do you make sure staring at a screen late into the night doesn't destroy your sleep patterns? Night Shift can help!

Updated March, 2017: Added information about iOS 10.3.

Cooler blue light typically given off by the displays on our iPhones and iPads interferes with the natural processes that help us fall and stay asleep. To reduce that interference, Apple has built in Night Shift. It lets you manually or automatically move the display towards the warmer, yellower part of the color spectrum at night. And that can help you get to sleep — and stay asleep — better.

Read Night Shift explained: How the color of your screen can help you sleep better

Note: Night Shift is only available on iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2 or later.

How to automatically set Night Shift from sunset to sunrise

If you like the idea of Night Shift and want it to just work from dusk to dawn, you can flip a few simple switches in settings and make it so.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Switch Scheduled to on.

  5. Tap From/To — if it doesn't already say Sunset/Sunrise. (If it does say Sunset/Sunrise, you're done!)
  6. Tap Sunset to Sunrise.

Sunrise and Sunset times are pulled from your location, the same way it is in the Weather app. If you have any problems with the timing, double check your location settings.

How to automatically set Night Shift on a custom schedule

If sunrise and sunset feel too early and too late in the day for you, you can also pick any other static times you like.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Switch Scheduled to on.

  5. Tap From/To.
  6. Tap Custom Schedule.
  7. Tap Turn On At.
  8. "Spin" the selector vertically to choose your on time. You can spin hours, minutes, and AM/PM separately.
  9. Tap Turn Off At.
  10. "Spin" the selector vertically to choose your off time. You can spin hours, minutes, and AM/PM separately.

There's no "done" button. Whatever you set last will be the time Night Shift uses. If you later decide the timing still isn't right, and you want to tweak it, simply repeat the steps and choose a different time.

How to manually set Night Shift at any time

If you don't want to go all-in on a schedule, you can also simply choose to manually enable Night Shift at any time.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Tap Manually Enable Until Tomorrow.

Night shift will then turn on and stay on until the next day. If you want to use it again, you'll have to manually enable it again or set up a schedule.

How to adjust the color temperature for Night Shift

Seeing your screen pushed from the cooler blues you're used to towards the warmer yellows can be uncomfortable at first. The human brain is amazing at adapting, so you should get used to the default quickly. If for some reason, though, you find it too warm — or not warm enough — you can tweak the temperature to your liking.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Slide the Color Temperature left for Less Warm (bluer) and right for More Warm (yellower) spectrum.

Note: If Night Shift isn't on while you're making the adjustments, the screen will temporarily simulate it so you can get a real sense of what your choice will look like.

How to turn off Night Shift

If you decide Night Shift isn't for you, at least for now, you can disable it completely.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Night Shift.
  4. Switch Scheduled off.
  5. Switch Manually Enable Until Tomorrow off.

Night Shift will stay off until you flip one of those switches back on.

How to turn on Night Shift from Control Center

Night Shift gradually changes the color temperature of your display towards the warmer (yellow) spectrum and away from the cooler (bluer) spectrum in an effort to reduce adverse affects on your sleep hygiene. (Simpler version: Blue light at night is bad.) While it can be set to change automatically, you can also turn it on or off at any time.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom bezel onto the screen to bring up Control Center.
  2. Tap the Night Shift button in the middle.

Any Night Shift questions?

If you're having any trouble with Night Shift, or have any additional questions, drop them in the comments below.

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Facebook Messenger Adds Reactions and Mentions

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Facebook was planning on rolling out its Reactions into Facebook Messenger. Continue reading