mophie’s name for thepowerstation USB-C 3XL doesn’t roll off the tongue, but there are plenty of MacBook/MacBook Pro users who should check it out anyway. This 26,000mAh battery is designed to quickly recharge an Apple tablet via USB-C, and can send power to an iPhone at the same time.
Just be warned, the price is enough to turn away some potential customers.
If you think $529 is a lot to pay for a new Apple Watch then you aren’t the target market for a Lux Watch 4. These are produced by Brikk, who takes Apple’s wearable and lavishes on gold and precious gems, Prices start at a mere $28,995 and go up to over $1 million.
USB Type C — it’s no longer a novelty but an emerging connectivity standard for Apple products. As a newer, more powerful variation of the same USB we all know and love (well, kinda), USB-C features higher power and faster data transfer than its predecessors via a smaller connector.
While older USB Type A and B were a great gift for Mac users — few mourned the passing of ADB and SCSI — USB is often finicky. Just plugging in an old-school USB cable can prove challenging, since you must position the connector just so for it to slide smoothly into the port. That often means several tries to achieve the proper angle and orientation.
Those obstacles disappear with USB-C because, in addition to its smaller size, it is designed to be reversible — with no up or down orientation, just like a Lightning cable — and the cables can have the same type of connector on both ends.
A major change to Mac laptops and desktops could be coming in the next few years. A respected analyst is the latest to say that Apple will put its own A-series processors in its Mac computers rather than Intel chips.
The A series was originally created for the iPhone, but has evolved to the point where its performance rivals desktop processors.
Some people say it’s hard to make time for reading. But others find the challenge in being able to afford all the books they’d like to consume. In both cases this subscription service can help, bringing unlimited written content to all your devices.
iOS 12 has a great new camera filter: Comic Book. It turns your selfies and photos into pretty convincing pen-and-ink-style drawings, complete with flat blocks of color. It even works with Animoji selfies.
But hold on one second. You won’t find this filter in your iPhone’s Camera app, or even in the Photos app. Instead, you need to fire up the Messages app and use the camera there.
If one Mac is good then 1,100 of them is better, right? That used to be the philosophy of Roland Borsky, but the costs of storing a computer collection that dates back decades is forcing the Austrian man to sell it.
Borsky warns that if he can’t find a buyer all the computers are going to be thrown away.
Today’s Deals & Steals roundup is filled with big discounts on refurbished Apple devices. You can bag an iPhone from Woot for as little as $85, or the newest 9.7-inch iPad for from Amazon for under $290. You can also get a 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 for under $200.
We also have over half off the teeny-tiny SanDisk Cruzer Fit flash drive that’s ideal for those on the go. Plus, you can still save $100 on the terrific Beats Pill+ speaker at Best Buy.
Apple’s refreshed Privacy website is live, giving U.S. users the ability to download all of their data from Apple.
The website explains how and why Apple products are “designed to protect your privacy.” Apple is keen to stress that “your data belongs to you,” and it insists that none of it is ever sold to advertisers or other organizations.
The website also gives users the ability to delete an Apple account — and all associated data — if they no longer require it.