Apple’s Annual Music Festival Comes to An End

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Rajesh Pandey.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Apple is ending its decade long Apple Music Festival and will no longer be holding the event this year. The company confirmed this to Music Business Worldwide, though it did not provide any reason for this move. Continue reading

Apple Launches Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones With Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Apple today officially introduced its newest pair of headphones to the market, welcoming the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones. Continue reading

Best shopping apps for Labor Day sales

Posted on by Cella Lao Rousseau.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Looking to save some money this Labor Day? Here are a couple of apps and extensions you can use to boost your money-saving superpowers!

Knowing which deals are the best this upcoming Labor Day can be tricky, but with the help of a money saving app, extension, or website, you could really be getting some bang for your buck!

Here are the best shopping apps for Labor Day sales this 2017!

ShopSavvy

If you're looking to save some money this Labor Day with a convenient, easy-to-use app, then maybe consider taking a peek at ShopSavvy, a free barcode scanning app that's designed to save you money while you shop.

This particular app can help you get cash back from Target, Walmart, Macy's, and other popular stores. How does it work? Join up for free with ShopSavvy, look for cash back offers from your favorite stores, tap on the store to make the purchase and earn cash back, and receive your cash back from perks every 90 days!

Once you've found a product, ShopSavvy tells you the cheapest local or online price. For local products, you can get map directions, visit their website, or call the store. For online products, you can visit their website or share the product using Facebook or Twitter. (Lifewire)

Other great features about ShopSavvy include the ability to compare specific user reviews, add items to your wishlist for later, keep a history of the items you've scanned, or even set a price alert so if the price drops below a certain price, you can snatch up that item ASAP.

Honey

What's sweeter than saving big bucks during some sweet Labor Day sales? Honey, of course! (And not the stuff bees make...)

Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. (CNET)

Voted one of the more highly rated Google Chrome extensions, Honey aims to help you save money on sites from Amazon to Forever 21 and almost everything in between.

After you enable the extension, Honey automatically finds and applies the absolute best coupons to your cart so you walk away with the most money saved in your pocket. Time Magazine even said, "It's basically like free money", because all you have to do is install, turn it on, and whenever you're on a shopping site, it'll automatically pop up that there are codes, or you could manually click it to see if there are savings.

Oh, and if you're someone who really loves Amazon, you'll be happy to know that Honey can...

Get the best deal while automatically comparing every seller in the Amazon Marketplace. (Honey)

RetailMeNot

This award winning app aims to make saving simple whenever you're shopping for yourself online: AKA, RetailMeNot is the perfect Labor Day shopping app!

RetailMeNot helps you save money on beauty products, clothing, and more at popular stores like Kohl's and Target, while also helping you pocket some cash at restaurants like Papa John's and Dominos. You can even use RetailMeNot with car rentals using online codes and printable coupons — or you could just flash your phone at checkout.

Find great deals on the go with this app for your mobile, never miss a deal again and get the savings you want, take advantage of deals from over 50,000 retailers, enjoy food offers from thousands of local and national restaurants, tons of ways to save anytime! Up to 30% off gift cards, "Cash Back" offers and more. (RetailMeNot)

With RetailMeNot, you can use a savings map to see all the different offers that are near your current location, deal alerts that'll get your automatic notifications for nearby deals, and the ability to redeem coupons by scanning barcodes right from your iPhone.

The best part? RetailMeNot is free!

PriceBlink

Find the lowest prices online and start shopping easier with PriceBlink: your shopping cart and your wallet will thank you this Labor Day!

PriceBlink acts as an extension for your browser that scans over 4,000 merchants online for lower prices. Whether you're shopping for appliances, clothes, beauty products, toys for your kids, or car accessories, PriceBlink has you covered.

With PriceBlink, money-saving coupons appear automatically when you're shopping at a store. No more searching for free shipping and discount codes that no longer work -- all of PriceBlink's coupons are reviewed by our deal editors. (PriceBlink)

Unlike Honey, PriceBlink works with a majority of different browsers, not just Google Chrome. You can download it for free right here.

What are your favorite money-saving apps?

Do you have a particular app that you use for saving money on everything? Maybe a website extension that'll help you save some serious $$$?

Let us know in the comments below!

Enhance Your Smartphone’s Camera With This Telephoto Lens [Deals Hub]

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Smartphone camera lenses have seen huge improvements in recent years, but they still can’t show you everything. When the standard lens isn’t cutting it and digital zoom isn’t enough to get the shot you want, just connect the 8x Telephoto Smartphone Lens. This lens will let you snap shots you’d never be able to get otherwise, and you can get it on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. Continue reading

What’s my Used iPhone Worth?

Posted on by Mike Tanasychuk.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Thinking of selling your iPhone? Here's what you can expect to get for it!

We get it: You want to upgrade every year so that you have the latest and greatest iPhone available. Or maybe you haven't upgraded in a while and just want some extra cash to cushion the blow.

Either way, if you're selling your iPhone, here's what you can expect to get for it.

Always keep in mind that the value of your used phone will change based on condition, color, storage capacity, and whether or not it's locked to a carrier. For maximum value, make sure you unlock it before selling it.

We used Gazelle.com, a popular used tech buy and sell site, as well as other buy and sell sites to find pricing.

iPhone 4 and 4s

The truth of the matter is that you probably won't be able to sell your iPhone 4 or 4s anymore. The devices have been obsolete for a full cycle and they're essentially useless at this point to anyone who still wants good service, iOS updates, and quite frankly a phone that works the way they want it to.

Gazelle.com doesn't even have a category for anything earlier than iPhone 5. If you're really trying to unload your 4 or 4s, we did see some on eBay that range between $30 and $200 depending on storage options and conditions.

iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s

Before selling your iPhone 5 or 5c, it should be noted that neither is compatible with iOS 11. The earliest iPhone that can receive the iOS 11 update is the iPhone 5s. For that reason, you may have a hard time selling your iPhone 5 or 5c. That being said, here's what you can expect to get for them:

Storage 16GB 32GB 64GB
iPhone 5 $8 - $100 $120 $150
iPhone 5c $90 - $150 $90 - $150 $90 - $150
iPhone 5s $100 - $120 $170 - $180 $200 - $220

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are still relatively recent devices and have held their value pretty well. You can likely get about 40% of what you paid for the phone brand new.

Storage 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB
iPhone 6 $240 $250 - $300 $300 $320 - $430
iPhone 6 Plus $300 - $350 $320 - $350 $350 - $380 $440

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

The only thing that really hurts you if you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is having one that's only 16GB. Since Apple doubled the base model capacity for any iPhone to 32GB, 16GB doesn't sell too well anymore. Other than that, you can probably expect to sell yours for about half of what you paid for it brand new.

Storage 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB
iPhone 6s $280 - $300 $350 - $400 $380 - $410 $430 - $490
iPhone 6s Plus $370 - $400 $420 $420 - $460 $500

iPhone SE

The iPhone SE is an interesting sort of outlier, because it's basically an updated iPhone 5s. That being said, you can probably expect to get about half of what you paid for it brand new. You can't get the 64GB version brand new anymore, so there's an opportunity there to sell to people who want more than 32GB but don't want to spend the extra $100 to get to 128GB.

Storage 32GB 64GB
iPhone SE $210 - $240 $250 - $340

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Being only one year old, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will obviously fetch the most. You can expect to get roughly 70 to 80% of what you paid for it brand new.

Storage 32GB 128GB 256GB
iPhone 7 $470 - $510 $560 $600 - $620
iPhone 7 Plus $540 - $560 $600 $660

Have you sold an iPhone before?

Have you recently sold your used iPhone? What did you get for it and how did you go about it? Let us know in the comments below!

Best Accessories for the Perfect Summer Party

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

It's summer time and there's no better way to beat the heat than with the perfect summer party! Here's everything you need to make it poppin'!

Whether you're gathering around the pool or the grill, a summer party can last all night if you know how to keep the fun going. You'll be the talk of the town with these great gadgets for the perfect summer party.

UE Boom 2

No party, indoor or out, is complete without the perfect playlist. The best way to show off your deejay talent is with Ultimate Ears' rugged, portable Bluetooth Boom 2. I've had my Boom for years and I take it along on all my camping trips and pool parties. It's always been the perfect music companion for outdoor activities.

It's more than just a rugged outdoor speaker. The Boom 2 has a level of sound quality that is better than any speaker in its class that I've heard so far. It's also got an IPX7 rating, so you can drop it in the water (up to 3 feet) for as long as 30 minutes and it won't ruin it.

To keep the party going all night long, turn up the volume with the UE Boom 2. It comes in a wide variety of colors and you can daisy chain up to 50 of them for serious surround sound. Prices range from $130 to $150, depending on the color you choose.

See at Amazon


Philips Hue Go Light

Nothing says "party" like a properly lit room. The cool thing about the $80 Go Light is that it's portable. You can set it up on your picnic table or in your rumpus room (does anyone even have a rumpus room anymore?). It's got all the fun colors of Philips Hue's smart color bulbs, but you don't have to keep it plugged in.

You can use one of the Friends of Hue apps, like Hue Fireworks or Hue Disco and really make your party swing.

It's got a 300 lumen output, which isn't going to light up your entire room but is going to bring a nice party atmosphere to any occasion.

You need the Hue Bridge to take advantage of all the fun smart controls, but it does still work as a standard light if you're too far from your Bridge.

See at Amazon

Weber iGrill 3

You may think you're an expert on the grill, but you can be sure of perfectly cooked meat at your next cookout with the $98 iGrill thermometer. It's a meat probe that tells you when you're food is done. All you have to do is insert the connected probe into your food after you place it on the grill.

The iGrill hub monitors the temperature, which you can see right on your phone. When your chatting with your buddies or swimming with the kids, all you have to do is open the iGrill companion app to see the progress of your delicious meats and veggies.

When the food reaches its ideal temperature, you'll hear a beeping sound, letting you know it's time to take it off the grill.

Your friends and family will start calling you the grill king once they taste your perfectly cooked summer party dinner.

See at Amazon

Perfect Drink Pro

If you're ready to take your drink making to the next level, you should check out the $76 Perfect Drink Pro. It's a smart scale that helps you measure out your drink levels. You don't need any additional measuring cups.

You can just place your shaker on the scale, find your drink in the companion app, and pour straight out of the bottle. The scale will beep when you've poured the right amount.

The scale is wireless, so you can take it to any backyard BBQ or camping cookout. The app comes with more than 400 drink recipes, so all you need is the ingredients for the perfect cocktail.

See at Amazon

Cuisinart Ice-Cream Maker

The $50 Cuisinart 1.5-quart ice cream maker is not a smart appliance, but it is a smart appliance to have, especially if you want to make your kids happy this summer. It works fast. You can have soft-serve ice cream within 20 minutes. You can add all the yummy snacks to it about five minutes before the churn cycle ends.

There is no need for salt rock or hand cranking. Just pour in your milk or cream and flavoring and you've got homemade ice cream in less than a half-hour!

It works with all kinds of ingredients, too. You can make frozen yogurt, sorbet, and even frosty cold margaritas.

See at Amazon

Pocket Prynt

After you've started grilling, served up some drinks, and jumped into the pool, you'll probably want to snap a photo of you and your buddies to keep your awesome summer time memories intact forever, so why not take it a step further and pull out your Pocket Prynt?

While the Prynt already entertains party guests as an instant mobile printer that allows you to take snapshots with your iPhone and print them in a sticker form immediately, it'll truly astound them when you scan the printed image with your iPhone using the Prynt app and watch it spring to life on screen via AR!

Every time you take a picture with the $150 Prynt Pocket, it records a little loop or short 5 second video, so you can relive your ultimate summer party memories over and over again!

The coolest parts about the Prynt Pocket? The fact that it can be adusted to fit any iPhone size and the fact that doesn't need any annoying refillable ink cartridges — the ink comes embedded directly in the paper! Plus, the paper/sticker refills aren't even that expensive either: it's only $20 for 40 sheets!

See at Amazon

How do you party in the summer?

Do you have a particular gadget that makes your summer party rock the block? Let us know what it is in the comments.

We're having a party this weekend and love to try new stuff!

Updated August 2017: This article has been updated to include the Pocket Prynt.

These are the HTC Vive games launching in September

Posted on by Jen Karner.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Here's what's new for the HTC Vive for September 2017!

A number of interesting titles are set to release for the HTC Vive this month, fit for the fan of any of virtual reality genre. Although we won't be getting any highly anticipated releases from big studios, some indie gems are on the horizon. Here's an in-depth breakdown of all the HTC Vive games releasing over the month of September 2017.

Note: This list is compiled from Steam store listings at the start of the month.

Read more at VRHeads

How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Need to open up a website that requires Windows or Internet Explorer? Try this Safari tip instead!

Once upon a time, the Mac and the Internet did not always get along. Long before Safari showed up, Netscape and Internet Explorer were busy waging a war to define the future of browsing — a future that didn't often include the Mac. Most of the time, Mac users were stuck using browsers one or two versions behind their Windows counterparts, with no access to popular plug-ins essential to browsing various parts of the Web.

It was a dark day for the rebellion.

Thankfully, that age is over and gone: The Web is largely bedrocked on HTML and CSS now, with only the occasional need for a plugin — and all the major ones are Mac-compatible. That said, there are still a few websites stuck in the dark ages for one reason or another, requiring Internet Explorer (which has been since discontinued for the Mac) or a Windows PC. While this sounds like a ridiculous case of webmaster insanity, I've seen this happen with quite a few job, healthcare, and government-related websites — built by organizations that don't trust (or have time to learn about) other systems.

But you can get around most of these arbitrary restrictions with my favorite hidden menu in Safari: Develop > User Agent.

How to access websites that require a PC or Internet Explorer

  1. Open Safari and navigate to Safari > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Check the "Show Develop menu in menu bar" setting, then close the Preferences window. The Develop menu should now show in your menu bar.

  4. Go to Develop > User Agent.
  5. If you need to pretend you're using Internet Explorer, choose one of the Internet Explorer options.
  6. If you need to pretend you're using a PC, choose "Google Chrome — Windows" or "Firefox — Windows".

Note: If your browser options are grayed out, you may still have the Preferences screen open — close it first!

Doing so should get you through the website's detection-checker. Of course, the page may still be using ancient codecs or plugins not supported by Safari — in which case, you might have to look into one final alternative: installing Windows on your Mac.

Questions?

Still having trouble? Let us know below.

Updated September 2017: Updated for macOS High Sierra.

Build your own video games forever with this lifetime membership to the School of Game Design

Posted on by Cale Hunt.
Categories: Uncategorized.

The popularity of video games continues to grow, and the industry surrounding our favorite past-time keeps getting more and more lucrative. Despite the enormous list of games available across so many platforms, the next big hit is still waiting to be discovered.

Stay current with video game design with this lifetime membership! Learn more

Have you always been interested in video games? Why not create your own? If this thought has already crossed your mind, iMore Digital Offers has a deal for you.

The School of Game Design is home to over 75,000 students who are passionate enough about video games to want to create their own. This industry moves fast, so signing up for a few courses simply won't do. Instead, we're offering right now a lifetime membership to the School of Game Design for only $69. That's 98% off the regular price of $5,990.

Not only will you have access to over 120 hours of video training, you can also reach out and receive support from instructors who are embedded in the industry. Here you'll learn how to create 2D and 3D games that can be published anywhere.

Users can use code BYESUMMER at checkout for extra 15% off! I Learn more

If you've been thinking about breaking into the world of video game design, the time is now. A lifetime membership to the School of Game Design will turn you into a pro in no time, and you'll always be up to date with the current trends and practices. Don't wait too long; this deal doesn't last forever.

12 Great Apple Watch Bands and Colors for Fall 2017

Posted on by Cella Lao Rousseau.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Looking for the perfect Apple Watch band for fall? Here are a few of the best options out there!

Fall is a great time of year — actually, it's arguably the best!

The colors on the leaves change to beautiful hues of orange, gold, and brown, people start to bundle up under layers of scarves, sweaters and toques, and the bright color pallet of summer is gradually replaced by the warm tones of autumn.

… So why not match your Apple Watch to the weather and pick out a watch band that truly works with the season?!

Here are 12 great Apple Watch bands and colors for fall 2017!

1. Looking for a high-quality, handmade Apple Watch band that SCREAMS quality AND fall?

Then check out this beautiful leather watch band from Etsy.

2. PUMP-KIN UP YOUR LIFE.

… With this handmade pumpkin-orange leather strap.

3. O u fancy, huh?

With your Coach Tea Rose Apple Watch band that was just released in time for fall? Huh? HUH?!

4. K.I.S.F.F.S.W.T.B.L.A.W.B.

AKA: KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR FALL, STUPID, WITH THIS [BROWN LEATHER APPLE WATCH BAND]((https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Leather-iwatch-Replacement-Stainless/dp/B01EY9TY5E).

(Doesn't quite roll off the tongue, does it…)

5. 🎶 The falling leaaaaaaves… Drift by the windowwwwww… 🎶

The autumn leaaaaaaaaaaves of red and goooooooooold...

6. Fall colors + adorable dinosaurs = Everything I've ever wanted in an Apple Watch band for fall.

Seriously, look at this Rexy leather strap in mustard yellow and tell me you're not dying from cuteness/class?

7. Wood-n't you know it, this Apple Watch band screams fall!

And check out that 4.5-star rating!

8. Turn your Apple Watch into an autumn-tastic piece of jewelry!

This handmade beaded band of earth tones and gold is perfect for fall.

9. Just add some gray and a li'l rose gold

… And you have yourself a wonderfully fall leather watch band!

10. Who said pinks can't work in fall?

Mute the florals, pastel the pinks, and you have the perfect autumn accessory.

11. Rustic, gold, and glam

Those are three perfect words to describe this rustic, Italian brushed leather band.

12. Wooden watch bands are all the rage this fall!

(TBH, I don't know if this is true… It's just what fashion magazines say, so I figure I'd copy 'em… But seriously, how awesome is this wooden watch band?!)

How are you falling into autumn?

(See what I did there?)

Do you have a favorite Apple Watch band that you put on during the fall season? Do you have different Apple Watch bands for every time the weather changes? Which ones are your favorite and why?

We're always looking for new Apple Watch bands to add to our collection, so let us know your top picks in the comments below — who knows, they might even make our next roundup!

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Siri calls Coast Guard to help save girl stranded in Hurricane Harvey

Posted on by Rene Ritchie.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Apple's Siri helps woman with sickle cell anemia call the Coast Guard and escape Hurricane Harvey.

Tyler Frank has sickle cell anemia. It's a condition when, under stress, can cause "cell crisis" that is said to be even more painful than childbirth. Hurricane Harvey put Frank into cell crisis. And when 911 and social networks failed to help, she turned to Apple's Siri assistant.

Stranded outside in the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey, feverish and in great pain, 14-year-old Tyler Frank tried desperately to think of ways to get herself and her family to safety.

Calling 911 didn't work. Begging for help on Facebook and Instagram failed, too.

"I was like -- Siri's smart enough! Let me ask her!" Tyler said.

And indeed Siri was smart enough. With one inquiry to the Apple personal assistant -- "Siri, call the Coast Guard" -- Tyler got her whole family rescued after two days out in the storm.

Frank's call got her a rescue copter that declined to take her. So she called again. Second copter was the charm and she ultimately got the treatment she needed.

Her story is terrible and heroic, and here's hoping she, her family, her loved ones, and everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey gets the support they need to make it through the crisis and the aftermath.

We've seen Siri used in emergencies before, from "Hey, Siri" when an iPhone was thrown out of reach to Siri or SOS on Apple Watch when even "Hey, Siri" wasn't an option.

Apple's investing heavily in technologies and features designed to make us safer and get us help when we need it. Stories like this show that investment is paying off in lives saved.

If you have Siri or a virtual assistant or SOS feature, make sure your family knows how to use it.

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Leaked Apple warranty guide shows what it will and won’t repair

Posted on by Steve Dent.
Categories: Uncategorized.

It's pretty tough for individuals and even third-party shops to repair Apple products, and often hard to predict whether Apple itself will repair, decline to fix or replace a busted iPhone. However, Business Insider has unearthed a 22-page "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide," or VMI, that shows what qualifies as an "eligible repair." It's reportedly used to conduct a physical damage inspection and assess cost, "basically half the training for iPhone techs," an anonymous Genius told BI.

Source: Business Insider

Download: iPhone 8 September 12 Event Wallpapers

Posted on by Rajesh Pandey.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Last week, Apple sent out invites for the iPhone 8 event on September 12. This will be the first event from Apple that will be held at its new Steve Jobs Theater located inside the Apple Park. Continue reading

Best apps for your Labor Day adventure

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Make your Labor Day weekend trip the best ever with these great apps!

If you are packing up for an extended Labor Day weekend trip, you're going to want to make sure you pack a few important things, like a toothbrush, clean socks, an extra pair of shoes, and these apps, which will help you make your trip unforgettable.

TripIt

TripIt is, in my opinion, quite possibly the best vacation planning app in existence. It organizes your hotel, plane, car, and dinner reservations into trip itineraries and all you have to do is to forward your email confirmations. If you use Gmail, it does it automatically. When you are on your vacation, use TripIt to access your travel plans, even while offline. You'll see a date and time schedules and have access to all of your confirmation numbers without having to dig through your emails. Each destination also connects to Google Maps for quick driving directions. It's a true time saver when you are lugging around a half dozen suitcases and a couple of screaming kids.

Use TripIt to keep your vacation plans organized.

OpenTable

One of my favorite things to do while vacationing in a new town is to check out the local flavor. Using OpenTable, you can search for popular restaurants in the area by going to the Discover section. Check out new and hot eateries, local favorites, and OpenTable Insider Picks. Once you find something that makes your tummy rumble, make reservations right from the app without having to talk to anyone. You can be filling your gas tank and make plans for tonight's dinner with just a few taps.

If you love sampling local cuisine while on vacation, use OpenTable to reserve your spot.

Poison Maps

"What are we going to do today?" is a question I often ask while on vacation. When you're in an unfamiliar city, finding the hot spots can be difficult. Poison Maps shows you the points-of-interest (get it, POIson Maps...) nearby. Check out tourist attractions, nature hikes, churches, and even the closest restroom. If you're traveling without a car, you can get an overview of the city's airports, buses, ferries, trains, and taxis. If you plan ahead, you can scope out POIs for your trip and save them for when you arrive.

Find everything worth checking out at your vacation spot with Poison Maps.

Spark Camera

When you get back from your vacation friends, family, and coworkers are going to want to know how your trip was. Don't just tell them. Show them. With Spark Camera, you can keep your daily vacation montage going just by holding your finger on the screen to record. When you let go, it stops but keeps the montage ready for more. So, you can get a few seconds of the kids playing in the pool, your first bite of that Cronut, and the moment you're waving goodbye to the grandparents without missing a beat. You can then add filters and music from your iTunes library to make a mini movie to share with everyone.

Turn your memories into mini movies with Spark Camera.

Trail Wallet

As much as we want to pretend that we are independently wealthy when we go on vacation, we know we can't spend it all and often times worry about spending too much. With Trail Wallet, you can keep track of your daily spending to make sure you stay within your budget. Set a daily budget for your trip and every time you buy something, add it to your trip wallet. You'll see where you've spent the most (like food, transportation, bribes, etc.) and know how much money you have to get you through the rest of the day. If you're traveling in a foreign country, you can set the currency rate to your own or the local denomination.

Use Trail Wallet to keep you from having to sell the kids to pay for your trip.

Your favorites?

What apps are invaluable to you while you're on vacation? Share with us in the comments.

iMore’s favorite all-around tech bags

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

We have to take all our tech with us on the go, but we know how to rock it like a boss.

When you're a tech writer, you tend to be on the road more often than you ever thought you would. You also end up bringing practically every single tech gadget you own with you everywhere you go, which can really weigh you down. With much experience, we've all come to love and cherish a specific tech bag that becomes our go-to carryall for our most important gadgets and gizmos. Here are our favorite all-around tech bags.

Joe: Peak Design Everyday Messenger

I've talked about the Everyday Messenger here before, and it's a great way to carry around the tech you need each day. One of the best features about this bag is how customizable it is. The main compartment comes with foldable dividers that can be adjusted to accommodate whatever you need or removed altogether. You can change the strap to suit one of three different positions as well: high on your back, low on your back, or in a shoulder bag position.

While the main compartment is meant to hold equipment like a camera and lenses, the Everyday Messenger has a plethora of pockets that can hold everything else. Behind the compartment is a pouch for your laptop, which has its own pocket for a 10-inch tablet. Pockets in front can hold chargers, earbuds, pens, whatever you want. The bag itself expands and contracts based on how much it has to hold, and it's all secured by a magnetic clasp that's easy to open one-handed, yet still secure.

You can get the Everyday Messenger for $249 on Amazon.

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Susie: Tom Bihn Synapse 19

Tom Bihn's bags are made to last—hopefully, the Synapse 19 is the last laptop backpack I'll ever need to buy. It has pockets for everything, and I love how the water bottle pocket is dead center so it doesn't weigh down one side. It's also very customizable, offered in three fabrics and lots of color choices, and the optional laptop sleeve makes it security checkpoint friendly. It's lightweight but fully organizable. It's actually designed to be super lightweight for hiking, but also versatile enough to be your everyday commute bag. The Synapse 19 is the smallest version of the bag and is meant to fit persons sized 5'0" to 6'0". Tom Bihn makes different sized laptop bags for different sized people, so it's practically customized to fit you. The Synapse 19 costs $190.

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Mikah: TIMBUK2 Division backpack

I do. not. like. big backpacks. I don't like the way they feel, I don't like the way they look on my back, I don't like looking like I'm carrying a bunch of stuff. I just don't like big backpacks. And that's why I love The Division Pack from Timbuk2.

It's a slim, protective, good-looking bag with plenty of storage space despite its thinness. It can hold my MacBook Pro, an iPad, a battery pack, charging cables, and other small accessories with ease, and — most importantly — without showing it. The backpack has really nice straps and a ventilated back panel (so your back doesn't get too warm while you're wearing it), it's got sternum straps (if you're into that kind of thing), and it's got a handy-dandy pocket for carrying a water bottle. Whether I'm doing on-the-go reporting or just regular ol' travel, my Timbuk2 bag is one of the first bags I make sure to pack up! It's also only $109, so you're not breaking the bank with this one.

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Lory: Booq Shock Pro travel backpack

I know, I know. I've already talked about the Booq Shock Pro backpack. But, seriously, that's how good it is. It's got all the compartments, all the pockets, and all my love. The padded backside pocket protects your laptop secure. The side pockets perfectly fit a bottle of water or Nintendo Switch. The main inside pocket has an additional mesh pocket for securing your tablet, your school books, your magazines, your Star Wars toys ... whatever! There are also separate compartments for your iPhone, your pens, and everything you might normally keep in your wallet or purse, but don't have to because you can put it in the Shock Pro. There is a bottom pocket that's specifically designed to fit a DSLR camera with a CamShell, which you can purchase with it, but I just stuff my sweater or other extra clothing I might have brought with me in it. The Book Shock Pro costs $195.

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Apple’s Taiwanese Suppliers Expecting a Strong Quarter Thanks to iPhone 8 Launch

Posted on by Rajesh Pandey.
Categories: Uncategorized.
A DigiTimes report details how the upcoming launch of the iPhone 8 will help Taiwanese suppliers beat the average industry growth rate and score higher than normal profits. More specifically, the launch of the iPhone 8 will benefit semiconductor and optical material suppliers. Continue reading