Cult of Mac Magazine: 5 ways Apple will rule Mobile World Congress and more!

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Everyone who is anyone in mobile (except Apple) will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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When the entire mobile phone industry heads to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2018, there will be one notable absence: Apple.

Cupertino doesn’t do trade shows. Not even really big ones like Mobile World Congress. Yet, despite its absence from the massive Spanish trade show, Apple’s influence will loom large over Barcelona’s beautiful horizons. Cult of Mac shows you five things Apple fans should look out for at MWC next week.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Enter to win a HomePod through Cult of Mac Deals. Learn how to drag and drop text between apps on iPad. Shop Casetify’s Stainless Steel Mesh Bands in two new finishes — Gold and Irisdescent — in our Watch Store. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Zens brings super-fast wireless charging to your iPhone

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Did you ever dream that wireless charging could be up to 50% faster?
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Ever since the iOS 11.2 update back in November 2017, the iPhones 8 and X have supported “wireless” fast charging. This allows inductive charging mats to pour 7.5 watts of battery-juicing power into Apple’s latest iPhones. Previous to that, Qi charging mats could only supply a pathetic five watts of charging power. To take advantage of this, you’ll need a charger capable of Apple Fast Charging. Zens has a few new gadgets that will do just that. Let’s take a look.

Best Apple Watch accessories for smartwatch fans [2017 Gift Guide]

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Great gift ideas for any Apple Watch wearer.
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2017 Gift Guide bugTreat the Apple Watch lover in your life to some sweet gifts this holiday season.

Cult of Mac can help you pick out the finest accessories money can buy for Apple Watch fanatics. We have everything from swanky straps to chic charging stands in our best Apple Watch accessories roundup.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Preordered iPhone X? Here’s what to do next, and more!

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When your iPhone X arrives, you’re going to want to start using it as quickly as possible. But there are some things you’ll need to do first — like transferring all your data from your old phone.
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You have one week to wait for your new iPhone X preorder to arrive (if you’re one of the lucky ones). There are some things you should be doing during that time to ensure you’re all set for delivery day. We’ll give you some great tips on how to prepare for the arrival of your new Precious.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Figure out whether to go for the iPhone X or the iPhone 8. Learn how to add audio files to iPhone’s Music app. Discover a beautiful and luxurious MacBook sleeve by Woolnut, and check out reviews of Zens Powerbank and Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock for Apple Watch, which are now in our Watch Store. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Get wireless charging early with this iPhone 7 case

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ZENS is compatible with any Qi charging pad.
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Why wait for Apple to bring wireless charging to the iPhone when you can add it yourself?

ZENS is an iPhone 7 case that adds Qi charging capabilities, allowing it to be used with almost any wireless charging pad. It’s also slim and protective, and it comes bundled with a wireless charger for under $60.

Sleek power bank charges Apple Watch and iPhone simultaneously

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The ZENS Power Bank  for the Apple Watch and iPhone.
The ZENS Power Bank for the Apple Watch and iPhone.
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Our Apple devices are designed, in part, to make our lives easier. But the chargers they come with add a burden. Tangled cords and bulk become nuisance cargo in our bags and that’s if you don’t lose track of one of your chargers.

The Dutch company ZENS has prided itself for the last five years on cutting our cords and its latest wireless power bank offers an Apple MFi certified one-stop charging solution for the Apple Watch and the iPhone or iPad.