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

These Dynamic iOS Wallpapers Change Based on Battery Level

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Dynamo wallpapers use automation Shortcuts to change dynamically based on your iPhone’s battery life, and when your phone is charging. Not only does this create a delightful interaction, it also improves visual communication of the charging cycle. Dynamo is available in 2 different packs, each pack contains 3 sets of dynamic wallpapers. Please note: These wallpapers need to be installed and automated using the iOS 14 Shortcuts app. This takes approx 10 minutes to setup. Video and PDF instructions are included in the download.

These Dynamic iOS Wallpapers Change Based on Battery Level

We Still Don’t Know a Key Bit of Information About the Rumored Folding iPhone

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Foldable iPhone mockup

Rumors about a folding-iPhone circulated recently after analyst Ming Chi-Kuo suggested that a device a bit larger than the iPhone 12 Pro Max will go on sale in 2023. However, as 9to5 Mac noted, we still don’t know one crucial bit of information – how it will actually fold.

But there are two different ways of designing a folding iPhone that opens up to reveal an 8-inch display. First, there is a vertical fold, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. What you get there is a device slim enough to fit into a jacket pocket, which then opens up into a rather wide iPad mini-like display. The alternative is a horizontal fold, like the 2019 Motorola Razr. What that gives you is a super-pocketable device that opens up into an even larger Pro Max – creating more vertical space rather than more horizontal room.

Sinji Flexible Borescope Camera for iPhone, Android: $29.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Sinji Borescope

We have a deal on the Sinji Borescope, a flexible inspection camera designed to provide a quick and easy look at hard to reach areas. It comes with a 2-meter cable and 6 adjustable LEDs for lighting your view. It also comes with a hook and magnet for retrieving objects. It’s $29.95 through our deal.

Twelve South Introduces Forté MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Snap your MagSafe Charger into Forté and you instantly have a clever way to dock your iPhone 12 while it wirelessly charges at a speedy 15 Watts. It magnetically holds your phone vertically or horizontally for hands-free use. As a bonus, the platform tilts up to 70-degrees to create the perfect viewing angle or charging pedestal for your AirPods. When it’s time to travel, your MagSafe charger easily pops out to go. You can preorder it today for US$39.99 and it starts shipping on May 5.

Twelve South Introduces Forté MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12

RoboKiller Spam Call & Text Blocker 2-Year Subscription: $39.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals


We have a deal on RoboKiller, a spam call and text blocker for iPhone and Android. RoboKiller eliminates 99% of spam calls, so you only get the phone calls you want. RoboKiller’s predictive call blocking algorithm intercepts any incoming spam call in less than 0.01 second, making sure your phone never rings. It also features its own bots designed to waste spammer’s time. So that’s fun. A 2-year subscription is $39.99 through our deal.

Hohem iSteady X 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer: $69

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Hohem iSteady X 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

We have a deal on the Hohem iSteady X 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer. This device features auto-rotation and non-orthogonal axes design for immersive and wide shots. It’s small and designed to be held with one hand. It also has a built in tripod for standalone use. This device is $69 through our deal.

This Versatile Device Powers Your Phone While Adding Moonlike Ambiance: $39.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Moonlit Soft Glow LED Light, Wireless Charger & Stand

We have a deal on an interesting device called the Moonlit Soft Glow LED Light. It’s part lamp and part Qi wireless charger for your iPhone or other Qi-enabled devices. The base operates as the wireless charger, while the arc spanning the device has LED ambient lights. It’s $39.99 through our deal.

Spring Forward Breakdown – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-20

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

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont to break down today’s “Spring Forward” announcements including all the new things we did (and didn’t) see.

Magnetic Phone Holder: $24.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Magnetic Phone Holder

We have a deal for you today on a magnetic iPhone holder. This device is ergonomically-designed with a bracket that easily extends after being attached to a laptop, computer monitor, or vertical flat surface. It also has a reserved charging port so that you can power up your phone. It’s $24.99 through our deal.

Scott Kelby’s iPhone Photography Book is Released

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Professional photographer Scott Kelby has recently published The iPhone Photography Book. It’s filled with tips and tricks to help iPhone users get the most of out their camera and editing techniques. I particularly thought the guide on how to pose people was helpful. To me, taking a good photo of a person is more difficult than taking a good photo of a landscape or building. Travel and landscape photography are covered, as well as how to best organize your photo library and apps you can use to shoot and edit. It’s US$29.95 on Amazon for the paperback, and US$17.29 for the Kindle edition.

Scott Kelby’s iPhone Photography Book is Released

Magnetic Wireless Charging Power Bank Sticks to iPhone 12: $39.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Magnetic Wireless Charging Power Bank for iPhone 12

We have a deal on a portable battery with a built-in Qi charger that uses magnets to stick right to the back of your iPhone 12 while it’s charging. And it has a built-in ring on the back that you can use to securely hold your iPhone while you’re using it. This device is $39.99 through our deal.

Security Firm Behind iPhone Unlocking Finally Discovered

· Andrew Orr · Link

iPhone 12 Pro Max next to Apple Magic Keyboard

The security firm that unlocked the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter has been unveiled, and it’s an Australian company called Azimuth.

Azimuth is a poster child for “white hat” hacking, experts say, which is good-guy cybersecurity research that aims to disclose flaws and disavows authoritarian governments. Two Azimuth hackers teamed up to break into the San Bernardino iPhone, according to the people familiar with the matter, who like others quoted in this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.

An interesting story, especially with the connection to Corellium.

Measure Your Broadband With New ‘FCC Speed Test App’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

As part of its Measuring Broadband America Program, the FCC announced the release of a speed test app. The information collected through the app will help to inform the FCC’s efforts to provide improved coverage information to the public. “We expect that some of the information collected through the app will be incorporated into the Commission’s broadband data collection systems, including challenges to provider-submitted maps and our collection of additional crowdsourced data.”

Measure Your Broadband With New ‘FCC Speed Test App’

PopSockets Launches Plant-Based Phone Grip

· Andrew Orr · News

PopGrip Plant from PopSockets

PopSockets launched a new plant-based phone grip called PopGrip Plant. It’s made with corn starch, castor beans, and canola oil.