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How to Use iMazing to Manage Apps

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

iMazing manage apps

Jeff Butts takes you on a tour through the new feature, showing how efficient and effective iMazing has become at app management.

How to Hard Reboot the iPhone X

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

hard reboot the iPhone X

It’s definitely gorgeous, but you might need the speed and reflexes of a cheetah to perform a hard reboot on this device.

Switching Apple Watch to a New iPhone

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Switching Apple Watch to a new iPhone

It’s so easy, but you might forget about it until too late and then have to set up your smartwatch all over again.

The Top 5 Apple Watch Apps at Work

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Apple Watch apps at work

Whether your goal is better productivity, improved punctuality, or just adding a bit of fun into your workday, these Apple Watch apps will fit the bill.

iOS: Changing Key Frames in Live Photos

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Changing key frames in Live Photos

While the Camera app in iOS is pretty good at setting this automatically, it’s nice to be able to change the key photo to your own personal favorite.

Help Give This MeVideo Travel Video Tripod Life

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

I came across the most awesome travel tripod I’ve ever seen, hands down. Unfortunately, it’s a Kickstarter project only halfway to its goal with just 15 days left. The MeVideo travel video tripod, called the Globetrotter, is well-made and durable, and yet it’s lightweight and compact. It collapses down to 21.9 inches. Then it extends out to 65.7 inches. The fluid video head supports cameras as heavy as 8.8 pounds. It will not, however, support a smartphone without an adapter. This tripod is meant for heavier videography equipment, but a standard tripod smartphone adapter will work just fine with it. The Globetrotter weighs from six to 6.6 pounds, depending on whether you get carbon fiber or aluminum legs. This tripod provides improved pan, tilt, and counterbalance performance compared to its closest competitors. It also features dust and dirt resistant metal/rubber twist locks rather than plastic flip latches. The edging is brushed metal and all knobs are metal. A split center column is perfect for those low-to-the-ground shots. Yes, a review of the MeVideo Globetrotter video travel tripod is forthcoming.

Sensel Morph Is Any Artist's Dream Tool

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

There’s a really cool, cutting-edge input device that looks like a must-have for musicians, artists, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Called the Sensel Morph, early adopters call its user experience seamless, even though it’s capable of filling many roles. There are 10 unique overlays available for the Morph. These allow the touch-sensitive accessory to act as many devices. There is an overlay to turn the Morph into a keyboard, piano, drum pad, gaming pad, and much more. When you place one of the overlays on the input device, it automatically “morphs” into a MIDI controller, video editor, drum set, art tablet, keyboard, and more. The Morph offers precise tracking and high force sensitivity, while being able to detect any object or tool from a gloved finger to a paint brush. The Sensel Morph connects via Bluetooth LE, USB, and even serial port (with the optional Developer’s Cable).

Sensel Morph Is Any Artist’s Dream Tool

How to Bypass macOS High Sierra's APFS Conversion

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

APFS Conversion of an SSD

The Terminal comes to the rescue once again when you want to enjoy the new features of macOS High Sierra, but don’t want to dive into a new file system just yet.

Use Your Apple Watch Digital Crown to Zoom Photos

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

digital crown to zoom

Being able to use your Apple Watch as a remote shutter release is one thing, but having full control over zooming your iPhone camera from your wrist is pretty darned cool.

Why Does Podcasts Suddenly Have iTunes U Stuff?

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iTunes U

It might be confusing at first, but the move actually makes a lot of sense and turns iTunes U into a more organized collection of college and university curriculum.

Manage Your Email and Internet Accounts in iOS 11

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

manage your email

It isn’t uncommon for Cupertino to shuffle things around in newer versions of iOS, but this is a pretty huge change that you should know about.

Changing Which Card Apple Watch Uses for Apple Pay

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

changing which card apple watch uses for apple pay

Even though it’s much easier and more intuitive, after demonstrating how to switch Apple Pay cards on the iPhone, Jeff Butts realized it might be a good idea to show folks how to do the same thing on the Apple Watch.