Slip an Apple MagSafe puck into the Elago Charging Tray to create an iPhone 12 charger with a built-in tray. The combination quickly powers up your handset while also helping to organize your desk or nightstand.
The accessory has been beside my bed for several weeks. Here’s why I like it.
How do you get the kids to tune into your underachieving streaming service? Buy a documentary about one of the hottest young singer/songwriters in the world.
That’s what Apple TV+ did when it snapped up the rights to new doc Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry — and the strategy apparently worked. As per usual, Cupertino won’t reveal the actual number of people who watched the film since its premiere last week. However, an insider report says the music doc brought a ton of new, young viewers to Apple TV+.
In many places, the weather’s still cold and unpleasant. Whether you’re experiencing gray days, rain or snow, it can be extra tough to motivate yourself to go outside and get some exercise in (even though you know it’s good for you). You can skip the winter weather with the PhiGolf: Mobile & Home Smart Golf Simulator with Swing Stick.
It eliminates all the typical excuses that keep you off the golf course (and glued to your couch). And with a golf experience that so closely resembles the real thing, you’ll find yourself practicing your swing year-round.
We noticed business and technology author and noted Mac guy Ben Thompson volunteered a pic of his setup on Twitter when tech and politics writer Casey Newton posted a shot of an immaculate setup, wondering if he has “remotely what it takes to put something like this together.”
Well, Taiwan-based Thompson certainly has what it takes to put together a great setup — even if it’s more lived in and not quite as photo-ready as the one Newton posted.
The IOGear KeyMander 2 Mobile is for iPhone users that prefer gaming with a keyboard and mouse instead of a touchscreen or controller. It works with Apple Arcade, Google Stadia and App Store games. Even ones that don’t offer native support for desktop-type input devices.
Beyond iPhone, it also works with iPad and Apple TV.
This media transfer post is presented by Digiarty Software.
If you ever found iTunes a bit clunky or too restrictive, you might want to try an alternative for transferring media files between your Mac and your iPad and iPhone, like Digiarty Software’s MacX MediaTrans. It’s an effective option.
Or you can get a lifetime license with free upgrades. It’s currently available at a 62% discount, but you save less the longer you wait to buy. (The giveaway version lets you use all the MacX MediaTrans features except for the free upgrade service, which is reserved for users of the full version of the software.)
Why buy MacX MediaTrans
There are plenty of good reasons to experiment with an alternative to iTunes.
Maybe you have an old iPhone you want to back up and transfer all the data to a new iPhone 12. Or perhaps you’re perfectly happy with the iPhone you have, but its storage is loaded with big 4K videos you want to move to your computer.
You could be tired of worrying about having the right file formats for your music, photos and movies and whether you can transfer them to other devices.
And nobody could fault you for wanting your data protected by AES 256-level encryption.
All of those are perfectly valid issues that may lead you to try an alternative media backup and transfer app like MacX MediaTrans.
With it, you can secure, back up and transfer photos, music, videos, ringtones, ibooks, iTunes purchases and more. It gives you a way to address storage limitations, defend against data loss, speed up sync times and get around iTunes restriction of files types. (And, by the way, Digiarty offers a guide to dealing with various iTunes errors.)
Selected features and advantages of MacX MediaTrans
Delete photos from your camera roll easily.
Transfer files fast (such as 100 4K photos in 8 seconds, according to Digiarty).
Convert HEIC photos to JPG and export iPhone photos in JPG, PNG, BMP, HEIC and other file formats.
Two-way transfer of music files between Mac and iPhone.
Create music playlists.
Auto-convert music to MP3 and AAC files types.
Create ringtones for iPhone devices.
Transfer videos among iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Auto-convert video formats (MKV, AVI, MTS, HEVC) and compress video size by up to 50%.
Transfer ebooks/audio books and convert EPUB to PDF, HTML or TXT file types.
Save a wide variety of file types on your iPhone with encryption.
Netflix subscribers with a few minutes to kill and an iPhone can tune into a new feed called Fast Laughs starting on Wednesday. These are short clips drawn from the streaming service’s shows and stand-up comedy specials.