iPhone XS user guide suggests AirPower isn’t quite dead yet

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AirPower
Is AirPod finally ready to make its big debut?
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With no mention of it during the iPhone XS keynote, and little sign of it on Apple’s website, it was beginning to look like AirPower had been wiped entirely from Apple’s plans. But it seems the wireless charger isn’t quite dead yet.

AirPower is mentioned in the iPhone XS user guide, early adopters have noticed today. A reference in the latest iOS 12.1 beta also provides hope for the device.

Apple wants to turn all its devices into wireless chargers

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Adding wireless chargers to the MacBook Pro seems a no-brainer.
Adding wireless chargers to the MacBook Pro seems a no-brainer.
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What if your every Apple device could wirelessly charge almost every other one? Engineers came up with plans to put wireless chargers in MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones so they could charge each other, or an Apple Watch.

Building inductive chargers into macOS laptops is such an obvious idea it’s a bit surprising the 2018 MacBook Pro doesn’t include them. But Apple took this idea to its logical extreme.

Secure your home or office with an encrypted camera [Deals]

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Watch your home from your mobile device with this encrypted security camera.
Watch your home from your mobile device with this encrypted security camera.
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These days, there are tons of wireless home security cameras on the market. So it’s easy to keep an eye on your home or office even when you’re away, just by using your mobile device. Unfortunately it’s also pretty common to learn your web-connected home security system is hackable.

Turn your iPhone into a handy household hub [Deals]

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Make your phone and your home complimentary with this roundup of awesome accessories.
Make your phone and your home complimentary with this roundup of awesome accessories.
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Own an iPhone? Live in a house or apartment? Then you’ve got a match made in heaven. The two can work in harmony, if you have the right accessories. So we’ve rounded up some of the coolest peripherals for bringing your home and phone together, including a wireless charging kit, a robotic vacuum cleaner, a Bluetooth audio hub, and more. Some of these are discounted by more than half off, so read on for more details:

Get cutting-edge gear at great prices [Deals]

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We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
We've rounded up next generation personal audio, touch-free smart controllers, and more ultra-modern gear.
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With all the technological wonders we take for granted today, it’s easy to lose track of the cutting edge in consumer tech. So to keep that sense of wonder alive, we’ve rounded up some of the most innovative new personal gear and gadgets you can find.

Below you’ll find a solar-powered, antitheft backpack, a Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a wireless charger, a touch-free controller for IoT devices, and more. Even better, each item is massively discounted, some by more than half. Read on for more details.

Jumbo wireless charging station juices up 2 devices at once [Deals]

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iPM Wireless Charger
Charge your Apple Watch and iPhone at the same time with no problem.
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Charging up a device without wires used to sound like science fiction, but now it’s getting more and more common. With Qi charging technology, it’s a capability that most new devices will have. Wireless charging is growing more popular, so the charging stations are growing too.