Intelli’s compact new StepUp is the Transformer of 3-in-1 iPhone chargers


Those little platforms for Apple Watch and AirPods pop in and out.
Those little platforms for Apple Watch and AirPods pop in and out.
Photo: Intelli

In a world awash with multi-device charging stations that juice your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, it’s refreshing to see an unfamiliar design once in a while. Intelli provided one recently when it launched its new StepUp Magnetic Wireless Charging Station.

With its tidy little pop-out charging platforms, the MagSafe-compatible StepUp can be a sleek charger just for your iPhone or transform into a 3-in-1 for your trio of devices. But even fully deployed, the design is compact.

‘This is what neck pain would look like if it were a setup’ [Setups]


In terms of proper ergonomics, the
In terms of proper ergonomics, the "before" photo set off some alarm bells.

If your computer setup had three screens, including a MacBook Pro, an iPad and a 32-inch external monitor, would you make the iPad the center screen? Would you put your screened devices on stands, or leave them at or near table level? Today’s setup saw a transition that might actually save its owner from years of physical therapy.

“This is what neck pain would look like if it were a setup,” someone said about the “before” photo, above.

This gorgeous 15.6-inch portable monitor will make your eyes pop [Review]


InnoView Portable Monitor INVPM001 review
The InnoView Portable Monitor is ideal for work, school, gaming or video.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The InnoView 15.6-inch Portable Monitor might be everything you’re looking for in a second screen for your MacBook. First off, it’s beautiful. And it’s very slim and lightweight. Plus it works with a wide variety of devices: Mac, iPad, even iPhone with the right adapter.

I used InnoView’s on-the-go display for both work and entertainment. Here’s all the many ways it impressed me. And its one flaw.

Get Beats Fit Pro at their lowest price yet after a $46 discount


Beats Fit Pro in black
Now just $153.11 — down from $199.99 — for a limited time.
Photo: Apple

Beats Fit Pro headphones, which made their debut last November, pack spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, the Apple H1 chip for quick and easy pairing, and active noise cancellation. Get yours at their lowest price to date.

The black models are currently available from Amazon for just $153.11 for a limited time. That’s $46.88 off the usual price.

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Today in Apple history: Letterpad gives us a preview of Apple Watch gaming


Letterpad was one of the first games we got to see on Apple Watch.
Letterpad was one of the first games we got to see on Apple Watch.
Photo: NimbleBit

January 21: Today in Apple history: Letterpad gives us a preview of Apple Watch gaming January 21, 2015: Months before the first Apple Watch goes on sale, users get a glimpse at what playing games might look like on the wearable.

Thanks to Apple making the WatchKit API available to third parties, game developer NimbleBit releases a mockup of its simple work-in-progess word game, Letterpad. Suddenly, we get a desire to play games on our wrist that we haven’t had since the days of the Nintendo Game & Watch three decades earlier.

Get 12 top-rated Mac apps for less than $18 today


Boost your Mac's productivity with 12 of the world's highest rated apps, less than $18 today.
Grab the biggest Mac bundle of the year at a killer price.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Your Mac is an amazing piece of technology … but are you getting the most out of it? One simple way to boost your productivity is with The Complete Limited Edition Mac Bundle.

It’s a curated selection of 12 highly reviewed apps that offer the very best in productivity, video, security and more.

Sold separately, everything in this bumper bundle would usually cost $1,040. But right now, not only is it on sale for $29.99, but for a limited time, you can save an extra 40% off the sale price when you enter the code MACBUNDLE40 at checkout. That drives the price down to just $17.99.

Laut’s stunning Steel Loop makes Apple Watch look super-smart — save 15%


Laut Steel Loop for Apple Watch
Just like Apple's, but less than half the price.
Photo: Laut

Give your Apple Watch a suave and sophisticated makeover with this stunning Steel Loop band from Laut. It’s made entirely from high-grade stainless steel and available in a number of cracking color options.

It’s also wonderfully affordable at under $34 after a 15% discount.

Apple highlights iPhone 13’s brilliant battery life and durability in new ads


iPhone 13 ad
Don't try this at home.
Photo: Apple

Apple this week dropped a pair of new ads for iPhone 13, highlighting its newest handset’s brilliant battery life and durability.

One of the one-minute clips shows iPhone 13 being used to film a boy during a day-long bike ride. The other shows the device being used as a toy, hammer, baseball bat and more by an energetic toddler.

Apple Watch’s frustrating charging bug finally gets a fix in watchOS 8.4


Everyone will get the update soon.
Photo: Spigen

The watchOS 8.4 release candidate that rolled out to beta testers on Thursday eliminates an Apple Watch charging bug that first surfaced around a month ago.

The issue, which mostly affected Apple Watch Series 7, prevented devices from charging when using third-party accessories from a wide range of brands. But with the latest watchOS 8.4 update installed, everything is back to normal.