If you want to learn about different ways you could use Notification Center, then this article's for you! We find that a lot of people only see this iOS feature when they accidentally swipe to bring it down, but we actually find interacting with our notifications to be a real time-saver. Melissa Holt's got the details in today's Quick Tip.
Apple released iOS 9.3.1 Thursday, a release that corrected a problem some users had when tapping links. It was an issue many noticed with iOS 9.3, but was likely present in earlier versions of iOS, too.
We have a deal for device addicts, families, and anyone else who has a lot of devices to charge at any one time. It's a 6-port USB charging station with a total power output of 8 amps. It's available in blue, black, or silver (there's a pulldown menu for color options), and you can get it through our deal for $19.99.
We have a bundle for you today on the Lume Cube and the matching Smartphone Mount that allows you to securely attach it to your iPhone (or Android device, if that's your thing). Lume Cube is an LED flash that pairs wirelessly with your smartphone allowing you to illuminate your images. It's also waterproof up to 100 feet, and you can use it as a flash or as a steady light for your videos. You get the bundle for both through us for $89.99.
Check out the SNES30, a reproduction of the original controller from the Super Nintendo, complete with purple buttons. But this is a modern game controller with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and it even includes a mount for your smartphone to hold it at the right angle. We have a deal on this device for $35.95. Check out the deal page for more information.
The FBI withdrew its demand for Apple to create a new operating system bypassing security protections on iPhones Monday, but the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) both issued statements saying the fight over privacy wasn't over. The EFF also asked the U.S. Department of Justice to disclose the method used to break into the work iPhone of Syed Farook to Apple.
We have a deal for you today on the ExoMount Touch Air Vent Car Mount for your iPhone or other smartphone. It slips onto the fins of your car's air vent—horizontal or vertical—and then holds your device in a self-adjusting grip. You can rotate your device 360 degrees, and you can swivel it, too. You can get this mount through our deal for $16.99.
Apple re-released iOS 9.3 Monday for owners of older devices. The company pulled iOS 9.3 for those devices last week after many experienced significant problems, including a problem with activating the device after the update completed. The new build is 13E237.
Pre-orders for Apple's new iPhone SE are off to a brisk start with sales already topping 3.4 million units in China. Interest in the U.S. is high, too with pre-orders showing delays only hours after Apple started sales on March 24.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks Apple has a major redesign in store for this fall's iPhone 7. He thinks the next iPhone will sport a bigger and rounded display, and that it'll have a rounded glass back, too.
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Curved glass front and back sounds like an interesting design idea that could turn out great, or be a disaster. Considering the design is coming from Apple and not Samsung, there's a chance the design—assuming it's real—will be good.
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