Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · iPad

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.

It’s Finally Time to Buy a New iPad

4:29 PM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · iPad

At WWDC, Apple announced some very nice new features for iOS 9 that bring the iPad up to date but require the latest hardware. Is Apple being callous in an attempt to get us to buy new iPads? Will the changes in iOS 9 be enough to spur sales? John Martellaro ponders.

iOS 9 Brings Multitasking to iPad

2:39 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

iOS 9 brings multitasking to iPad

The iPad is going to get more useful when iOS 9 ships this fall because it introduces multitasking, or the ability to work with two apps at the same time. Apple also redesigned the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to t

Apple’s iOS 9 gets Improved Siri, New Apps

2:12 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · iPad

iOS 9 has big improvements for Siri, power management, more

Apple's Craig Federighi showed off iOS 9 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, and it looks like the company wants to make our iPhones an even bigger part of our daily lives. It also includes changes like renaming Passbook to Wallet, and introducing the News app.

Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99

4:48 PM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · iPad

Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99

Check out the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger. It's a three port charger for your mobile devices for your car. It auto-detects those devices, too, so that it can send the right amount of power to that device for maximum charging. It retails for $70, but through our deal it's yours (or your father's...) for $13.99.

Texas BBQ and High Technology…

4:50 PM, May. 27th, 2015 · · iPad

Texas BBQ Technology Remote Thermometer

Dr. Mac thought he'd try something completely different this week --  a column about Texas BBQ... What does Texas BBQ have to do with technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #124 to find out. 

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

4:47 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iPad

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

3:51 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · · iPad

Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger: $35

If you have a lot of devices in your household, we have a deal for you: the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. As the name suggests, it has six charging USB ports, each of them designed to deliver maximum charging power to your mobile devices. It's designed to handle U.S. and international power from the wall, and it's certified CE, FCC and RoHS. Through our deal you can get the Kinkoo for $35.