The iPhone X is finally here, and among its many attributes, such as Face ID technology, it supports native wireless charging – just as the iPhone 8 line does. Apple's iPhone X supports fast-charging via its wired Lightning connector and 7.5W wireless charging through a Qi-compatible pad or dock. (Many new cars also come with a Qi-based wireless charging pad option, which will work with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X models.) Apple stores sell both Belkin and Mophie brand wireless charging pads, which it claims represents “the best implementation of the Qi standard.” But those models are also pricey (as much as $60) and you can use any pad or dock that conforms to the Qi-wireless charging specification. “Fast charging” is basically anything greater than a standard 5W of power transfer. While it remains to be seen what Apple’s upcoming AirPower charging pad will enable in terms of fast charging – 7.5W or 15W (the Qi specification … [Read more...] about 12 wireless chargers for Apple’s iPhone X
Your iPhone takes great pictures, but it doesn’t feel like a camera. After all, cameras are easy to grip and hold steady, and that’s by design. But the design for phones focuses on being sleek and slim enough fit in your pocket.blew past its funding goal on Kickstarter. Buy now: Get a ShutterGrip Smartphone Camera Controller for $29.99. That’s a 25 percent discount. … [Read more...] about This grip instantly adds a sturdy, steady DSLR feel to your iPhone camera.
While Facebook has been grabbing most of the headlines lately, it isn't the only company that collects a lot of data on you. Google, as many of you know, also collects a good deal of data, and one of the ways they do this is by collecting your location data. You can actually see the location data that Google has collected on you, and, if you want, delete it. Here's what you need to know about how to see what location data Google has for you, and how to delete it on your iPhone or iPad. How to see your Google location history All you need to do to see your Google location history is to head to your Google Maps Timeline. If you're on a mobile device with the Google Maps app installed, this link will take you to your location history inside the Google Maps app. How to delete your entire location history in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap the hamburger menu on the left side of the search bar (looks like three stacked horizontal lines) … [Read more...] about How to delete your Google location history on iPhone and iPad
For many, the iPhone, whether for listening to music and podcasts for getting directions from Maps, has become an essential part of their driving experience. There are a number of products out there that will help you get the most out of your iPhone while you're in the car, from audio to power. Here are some of the best. TechMatte MagGrip air vent magnetic universal car mount Especially if you don't use CarPlay, a mount is an essential accessory for quick access to your iPhone if you need it while driving. While you shouldn't be performing complex tasks (don't text and drive, for instance), if you need to take a quick look at some directions or pause audio, it's better to have a mount. The TechMatte MagGrip, one of our favorite mounts, works because it's very simple and easy to use. You clip it to one of your air vents, then it magnetically attaches when you touch your iPhone to it. The MagGrip lets you drive with an unobstructed view, while still keeping your iPhone well within reach. … [Read more...] about Best accessories for your iPhone in the car
Criminals in China have discovered a brilliant new use for drones: smuggling valuable iPhones. Authorities in China arrested 26 suspects that were found using drones to smuggle $80 million worth of iPhones between Hong Kong and the mainland in what is reportedly the first case of drones being used in cross-border smuggling crimes in China. report from Reuters. guy who strapped 102 iPhones to his chest and tried to walk through customs. Or the daredevils that used crossbows and zip lines to move iPhones and iPads into Shenzhen. … [Read more...] about Chinese smugglers use drones to deliver iPhones