Google Drive gets Full iOS 11 Files Support

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Google Drive in iOS 11 Files app

Google Drive already worked Files in iOS 11, but thanks to a fresh update it now fully supports the app’s interface.

PSA: Olloclip Certifies iPhone 7/Plus Lens Kits for iPhone 8/Plus

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Olloclip announced Thursday that its popular lens kits (and cases) for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus work out of the box with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. “This includes compatibility with the Core Lens, Active Lens, Macro Pro Lens and special edition Filmer’s Kit,” the company said. Olloclip makes some of our favorite iPhone lenses, with the Core Lens Kit priced at $99.99. All of the kits are available now.

PSA: Olloclip Certifies iPhone 7/Plus Lens Kits for iPhone 8/Plus

EdTech: Build Your Own Luci Solar Light Kits for STEM Teachers and Kids

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Mpowered launched Build Your Own Luci kits for EdTech and STEM education market this week. These kits allow kids to build their own solar lights from a kit. That kit comes with “three modular disks, a transparent cover, two USB cables, a whole bunch of LEDs and an activities booklet.” It’s designed to teach kids scientific principles while building their own solar lights—customizable solar lights at that! The booklet includes guided activities and instructions, and I think this is super awesome nifty keen. The kits are $34.95 and are available now. The video below starts out with some fun kid stuff, but at the 1 minute mark it gets to the kit.

Apple Raises Money for Disaster Relief Efforts

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has released an update today on its disaster relief efforts. Over US$13 million has been raised to help provide shelter, food, clean water, and other services for communities affected by hurricanes Irma and Harvey. And US$1 million has been raised for Puerto Rico. Apple employees volunteered with storm preparations and recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, and Mexico. In Texas, employees shared their homes with displaced families. In Mexico, employees handed out food to soldiers and others in need. And after the storms, Apple Stores were open to everyone in need of Wi-Fi, smartphone charging, and other volunteer efforts. Apple is also making it easy to donate through the App Store and iTunes Store. Donations by employees to certain charities are being matched by the company two to one.

Apple Raises Money for Disaster Relief Efforts

YoCam Versatile Waterproof HD Camera: $99.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

YoCam Versatile Waterproof HD Camera

We have a deal for you today on the YoCam Versatile Waterproof HD Camera. This device was successfully funded through Indiegogo, where it raised more than $1 million. It’s designed for selfies, action shots, and it minimizes shakiness in images. As the name says, it’s also waterproof. It’s $99.99 through us.

How to Control Siri Searches and Suggestions on your iPhone and iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Siri isn’t the boss of searching on your iPhone and iPad, or at least it shouldn’t be. Follow along to learn how to manage which apps show up in your searches, and see the catch that comes along with controlling Siri searches and suggestions, too.

Getting Rid of the 'Now Playing' Screen on watchOS 4

· Jeff Butts · News

now playing

It’s annoying, its settings are hidden, but stopping “Now Playing” from taking over your Apple Watch is actually pretty easy, once you know where to look.

Amazon Intros Echo Plus and Spot, Fire TV 4K

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Amazon Echo and Echo Spot

Amazon just ramped up its smarthome game—and Echo product line—with new Echo and Echo Plus smart speakers, and the Echo Spot.

Face ID Knows How to Keep a Secret

· John Martellaro · Analysis

More Details on iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Emerge

In thriller spy movies, like Jason Bourne, big tech companies sell out to government agencies, but reality is a bit more nuanced.