QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8

8:55 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 · · iPhone

Did you know that you can use your Mac to record a video of your iOS device's screen, making it easy to show an inexperienced user how to access an app or change a setting? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip, and we think it's a pretty darned cool feature of Yosemite. We're happy to do anything we can to make you seem more like a wizard to your friends and family!

Griffin Survivor Slim Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Serious Protection

6:12 PM, Feb. 25th, 2015 · · iPhone

Griffin Technology Survivor Slim iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Case

Griffin’s Survivor Slim for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus provides serious drop protection (MIL-STD 801G), works with the fingerprint scanner, is fairly light weight, and, as a bonus, is actually easy to remove from the package without the aid of a chain saw. It's easy to insert the iPhone, but getting it out is not. The surface texture affords a great grip. Nancy Gravley fills us in.

iOS: Forcing iCloud Contacts & Calendars to Sync

9:04 AM, Feb. 25th, 2015 · · iPhone

Having trouble with iCloud syncing? That's what we're here for. In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover a (very) simple trick you can try when new contacts or calendar events just won't show up on your iOS device. Trust us, throwing your iPhone out the window won't help, but this article just might.

ExoLens is a Professional Photography Lens Kit for iPhone 6

9:10 AM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · iPhone

The just released ExoLens kit for the iPhone 6 is a professional pair of lenses, a 3x telephoto and a wide angle that attach to the iPhone with a sturdy lattice mount. The mount is threaded with a standard 1/4"-20 connection, ready for a tripod. The system is designed for growth. 

Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack for $29.99

6:27 PM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · iPhone

Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack for $29.99

We have a great deal on the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for just $29.99. In addition to a high capacity, it has two USB ports so you can charge two devices at one time. It's slender, can stand on its edge, and has a minimalist style. Check it out.

Moscow Woman Electrocuted in Bath while Charging iPhone

11:55 AM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · · iPhone

23 year old Yaroslav Dubinina was electrocuted earlier this month while surfing social networks on her iPhone in the bath tub in Moscow. The electrocution victim was charging her iPhone at the time, and her roommate found her with the phone sitting at the bottom of the tub still plugged in.

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Considering the charger didn't shut off when the iPhone hit the water, it's likely the victim was using a cheap knock-off that didn't have proper safety measures in place. Apple iPhone chargers may cost a little more, but that's more than outweighed by safety they offer compared to after market copies.

TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger for $29

4:44 PM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · iPhone

TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger for $29

Check out the TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger. It's a portable battery for recharging your Lightning iOS devices, and it's tiny enough to fit in your wallet like a credit card. At that size, it's capacity is an impressive 1,500mAh—that's enough for a 30-40 percent charge on your iPhone, less on an iPad. It's perfect for an emergency boost you don't have to think about bringing with you. Through our deal, you can get this device for $29.

Apple Plans to Offer First iOS 8 Public Beta in March

11:34 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · iPhone

Apple opened beta versions of OS X Yosemite to the public, and a new report claims the company is about to do the same for iOS on the iPhone and iPad. A public beta version of iOS 8.3 will reportedly be released in March, which will mark the first time Apple has given public access to upcoming versions of its mobile operating system.

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Trying out the iOS 8.3 beta sounds great, but may not be such an awesome plan if you're putting it on a mission-critical iOS device. Maybe try it on a spare iPhone or iPad instead.