iPhone-related tips and news for everyone interested in Apple’s iPhone or looking to make your iPhone experience even better.

Apple on a Roll, Apple TV+ and Streaming Video, with John Martellaro - ACM 527

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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John Martellaro joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss Apple’s recent roll when it comes to launching new products. They also talk about Apple TV+ and the other streaming video services, which are seeing a bit of a book thanks for shelter-in-place orders—including what it means for the future.

Wirelessly Transfer Music, Videos, PDFs, More to Apple Devices with WALTR 2: $19

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

WALTR 2

We have a deal on WALTR 2, which lets you manage the content on your iPhone or iPad from your Mac or Windows PC without iTunes. It will handle some file conversions, too. Check out the promo video below. You can get WALTR 2 for Mac for $19 through us. There’s a deal on the Windows version on the page, too.

 

iPhone SE: 2020 Edition – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-15

· Kelly Guimont · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newly released iPhone SE, or SE: 2020, or SE 2: Electric Boogaloo…whatever it’s called, Apple released the new one today and there was a lot to say about it.

SaniCharge Phone UV Sanitizer: $37.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

SaniCharge Phone UV Sanitizer

We have a deal on another smartphone UV sanitizer called SaniCharge. This device fits Apple iPhone 11 Pro, X, Xs, and 8 Plus, as well as Google Pixel 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy S10 Note 9 if Android is your thing. It will sanitize your keys, earbuds, jewelry, and anything else that fits. This device is #37.99 through our deal.

Smartphone UV Sanitizer: $37.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Cell Phone UV Sanitizer

We have a deal on a device that sells itself: a smartphone UV sanitizer. This device uses UV lights to disinfect your cell phone killing 99.9% of germs in 15 minutes or less. And, it has an internal battery with a 5,000mAh capacity so you use it on the go more than once. It fits cellphones and smartphones up to 6.3 x 3.22 x 0.43 inches, which includes the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max (6.22 x 3.06  x 0.32 inches). It’s $37.95 through our deal.

Perhaps Apple Shouldn't Release an iPhone in 2020

· Charlotte Henry · Link

iPhone 11 reveal

People have been speculating for a while about what the coronavirus outbreak means for global supply chains, not least Apple’s. It is all based on the assumption there has to be an iPhone in 2020. Over on iMore Bryan M. Wolfe says there doesn’t. It’s a view I’m increasingly sympathetic with – the world is in turmoil, does Apple really want to be waving shiny new devices around right now?

There’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 11. More importantly, with unemployment rising, now is not the best time for the company to release a new device intended for the masses. Instead, the company should use its first online WWDC conference to announce splashy updates for iOS, iPadOS, and other systems. Then, when this crisis (finally) ebbs, Apple should launch the iPhone 12 in 2021. I understand Apple just released a new iPad Pro. However, the line hadn’t been updated in nearly two years, so a refresh was justified. Same too for the 2020 MacBook Air, which includes the company’s well-received new Backlit Magic Keyboard.

Powerbeats 4 Coming Soon for $149

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Beats made it official: New Powerbeats 4 headphones are coming soon for US$149 with an increase in battery life and the H1 chip.

A Database of 500 iPhones Cops Tried to Unlock

· Andrew Orr · Link

Motherboard built a database of over 500 iPhones that law enforcement have tried to unlock. Many of them weren’t able to be unlocked at all.

Out of 516 analyzed cases, 295 were marked as executed. Officials from the FBI, DEA, DHS, Homeland Security and Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were able to extract data from iPhones in investigations ranging from arson, to child exploitation, to drug trafficking. And investigators executed warrants against modern iPhones, not just older models.

As mentioned, this provides useful data instead of the usual anecdotes. You can find the database here.

Logitech Launches POWERED 3-in-1 Dock

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Today Logitech launched its new POWERED 3-in-1 dock to wirelessly charge your AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone simultaneously. There’s also a POWERED Stand and POWERED Pad, so you can find the option that works best for you. You can get the Dock for US$129.99, the Pad for US$39.99, and the Stand for US$59.99.

Logitech Launches POWERED 3-in-1 Dock

Last Chance for iPhone 11 256GB + AirPods and Charging Pad Giveaway

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

The iPhone 11 256GB + AirPods & Charging Pad Giveaway

Our iPhone 11 256GB + AirPods and Charging Pad Giveaway is coming to an end today. With this giveaway, you have a chance to win an iPhone 11 (256GB), a pair of AirPods, and a wireless charging pad. All you have to do is register on our deal site, if you aren’t already, and click the Enter to Win button. There’s a social media link you can use to try and get more entries, too. The giveaway ends at 11:59 PDT tonight (Monday night).

PCMag Lead Mobile Analyst Sascha Segan - TMO Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Sascha Segan on Background Mode

Sascha Segan is PCMag.com’s Lead Mobile Analyst. He has reviewed more than 1,100 smartphones, tablets and other gadgets in more than 15 years with PCMag. Sascha is also a multiple award-winning travel writer.

We chatted about how he got started in computing, and it was a familiar story. “…published the high school newspaper, literary magazine and foreign language magazine on an SE/30.” Along the way, Sascha discovered that he loved helping people and showing them how tech works. We talked about the future of foldable smartphones, how the butterfly MBP keyboard drove him to Windows, a (presumed) Apple iPhone/iPad event on March 31, and what’s in store for the 5G iPhone 12. Sascha understands 5G and phones deeply, and so this was a very informative show.

A Better Way to Type on an iPhone?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac is fascinated by Typewise, the first keyboard app designed from the ground up for the iPhone (or other smart phone) and its claim that it can reduce typos up to 80%.