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Go ahead and charge your iPhone X on a wireless Pikachu charger

We've waited years for the iPhone to support wireless charging. We wanted that convenience, we said. We wanted to be just like our Android brethren, we said. And now, I'm happy to share that we can all unite over a wireless Pikachu charger. A company called Teknofun just announced the Pikachu, …

Samsung

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …

Audiophile

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

Good news: Bose makes a great sound bar you can actually afford

The name “Bose” is synonymous with two things: great sound and sky-high prices. The sky-high prices are well worth it if you want to truly be …

Tech Trends

Command line macOS update reportedly faster, allows use of Mac while updating

If you get fed up watching the progress bar crawl along when updating your Mac to a new version of macOS, a <i>Reddit</i> thread has a useful hint to speed things up: using a Terminal command instead …<p>Updating macOS through the App Store can take a very long time — for me it’s typically around 30 mins of …

These secret codes let you access hidden iPhone features

The iPhone has a handful of secret codes — some are very useful for everyone, some may only be useful for some. You can show your exact signal strength, display your call forwarding status, and hide your phone number from caller ID. Here are some of the best ones.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Codes

MacTrast Deals: Getflix: Lifetime Subscription

A Getflix: Lifetime Subscription can help you bypass geographic restrictions on streaming content. Getflix unblocks more than 100 streaming channels …

Smart TV

MacTrast Deals: Live Home 3D Pro for Mac

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac helps you redesign or renovate your home by helping you envision the finished product.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>You’re looking to redesign …

Mac App Store

ExoLens Pro wide-angle kit hands-on: Making a good iPhone 7 Plus camera even better

The Apple iPhone 7 Plus has a solid camera, but sometimes you want to capture more. The iPhone camera is limited by space so an external lens helps …

Mobile Technology

This brilliant iPhone charging cable is hiding a microSD card slot

Okay, for real… why on Earth is this not a feature in every single iPhone charging cable on the planet?!? Apple makes a killing on its iPhones by not …

iDelete Cleaner for iOS Gets Rid of Junk Files on Your Device

Security solutions company, ProtectStar has released their new performance-enhancing solution for iOS, <i>iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017</i>. The app is …

Switch Your AirPods Connection Easily with Tooth Fairy

It’s become no secret that I, along with countless others, am absolutely in love with my AirPods. I’ve only had them for a couple of weeks, but I’ve already built a habit of keeping them in my ears for hours on end, switching between my iPhone and Mac to catch up on podcasts, listen to music, and …

Mac App Store

This tiny wireless SSD makes sure your iPhone never runs out of storage

Smartphones are getting more and more built-in storage these days, but that doesn’t change the fact that many users are still stuck with older …

New case lets photographers mount ZEISS lenses on iPhone 7

When lens maker ZEISS partnered with ExoLens to bring pro optics to the iPhone, mobile photographers had to make a choice between having great lenses or a protective case for the phone.<p>Now ExoLens has solved that, at least for the iPhone 7, with a protective case that will accommodate the ZEISS …

Helia pulls a hot new feature off your iPhone and adds it to your whole house

Studies have long shown that blue-tinted light can have an adverse affect on your quality of sleep. Apple’s Night Shift feature addresses this on …

Living Rooms

The Best Apps for the iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera

If you’ve dropped a few extra hundred dollars on the iPhone 7 Plus and its fancy dual-camera, then you’ll want to be sure of getting your money’s …

LuMee Two iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6 Plus Case

How do I keep my LuMee clean?<p>To ensure that the light rails on your LuMee case maintain their original quality, please avoid contact with dark dyes …

Blips sticker turns your iPhone into a microscope

Place your iPhone’s camera too close to your subject and it loses its ability to focus, but not if you turn it into a microscope. That’s possible with a simple Blips sticker that’s placed over your iPhone’s camera lens — and you can preorder yours right now.<p>Blips lenses first landed on Kickstarter …

Shut but not sleeping: 2 ways to keep a closed MacBook awake

A closed but alert MacBook can act as a desktop, server or jukebox.<p>A MacBook doesn't need to be open to be useful. Connected to an external display, it can run while it's closed and act like a Mac Mini. By itself, a MacBook can run when closed with the help of a third-party app. You may want to do …

MacBook

Take Professional Photographs With Your iPhone Using The DxO One 20.2-Megapixel Camera

It’s amazing just how good the quality of the camera on the latest iPhones is. For grabbing a half-decent photo on the go it’s pretty well unbeatable. I’d go so far as to say it’s as good as many standalone compact digital cameras. Obviously you don’t have the benefit of a zoom lens, and neither …

Mobile Photography

5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

How to unlock your Mac with the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch learned many new tricks today, one of which is unlocking nearby Macs. Here's how to set it up.<p>Today, alongside the rocky iOS 10 rollout, Watch OS 3 was released. This new version of software brings a laundry list of new features to the Apple Watch, such as the new Application dock, …

Apple Watch

I won't listen to music on my computer without this flash drive-sized amp — here's why

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Brandt Ranj / Business Insider Many companies claim to make products audiophiles will enjoy because that market is full of people who …

Consumer Tech

Microsoft Pix is a better iPhone camera than Apple's

Microsoft might have just made the best <i>and</i> easiest camera app for the iPhone and iPad.<p>That’s a fairly bold claim, but there’s real some substance behind it, and we’ve been able to try it out briefly beforehand. It’s called Microsoft Pix.<p>Here’s the gist of it: You take an image, and Microsoft uses …

The Edge of the World Desktop

This OS X desktop is simple, elegant, and combines a few simple widgets with a gorgeous wallpaper to great effect. If you like what you see, here’s …

Widgets

Chime is the Keurig for chai, because manually boiling milk sucks

Drinking tea is an essential part of many cultures, and Chime founder Gaurav Chawla knows this well. Growing up in an Indian family, chai is what you offer when guests come over or wind down with after work – but even the most proficient chai makers can forget the boiling milk on the stove if …

The 15 best one-hit wonders of 2001

Just 15 years ago, artists like Willa Ford, Crazy Town, and Blu Cantrell were topping the charts. While many of them were never able to replicate the …

The Dodock Aluminum Charging Station for Apple Watch, iPhone, USB-C Device and More

The Dodock charging station has the ability to charge your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Android and USB-C devices, and built-in LED lamp provides …

Custom Cam: The Best Professional iPhone Camera App Yet

Videographer and photographer Daan van de Westelaken was on a quest to find the perfect camera app for his iPhone. It's one thing to have all the …