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How to Track Flights Using iPhone Search

Airline travel can be so draining, especially when flights don't stay on schedule; one thing that can help is to have all the information you need to track a flight right on hand. It's possible get information about a flight with JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Frontier, or any other airline by turning …

Air Travel

Apple's Climb to $1 Trillion, iPhone Photography Tips & Top Gear We're Loving

In the 90th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team explores how Apple became the first company to reach a $1 trillion valuation upon releasing its third quarter earnings report. Other topics include how to outsmart the pesky typing awareness indicator in iMessages, how to take better photos …

Top Gear

How to Share a Podcast Episode on iPhone

Did you know that you can share the link to a favorite podcast episode directly from Apple's Podcasts app? Not only can you share a podcast, but there are also several different ways to do so. You can send an episode via text message, Facebook Messenger, email, a Facebook post, and more, all from …

Apps

Get Instant Access to Every Issue of iPhone Life Magazine with an Insider Membership | iPhoneLife.com

Have you ever wished you could access our back issues or read special editions of the magazine like our annual Buyer's Guide? Want to impress your friends with first-day access to our most recent issue? With an Insider membership, you can read previous issues of the magazine anytime, anywhere. To …

Tim Cook

Royole RoWrite Smart Writing Pad Gives You the Best of Both Worlds

If you like taking notes on paper, the traditional way, but you also want the benefits of digital record keeping, the <b>RoWrite ($129.99)</b> Smart Writing Pad from Royole can accommodate you. The intelligent notepad folio transfers your notes and drawings to a smartphone or tablet, and can even recognize …

iOS Apps

iPhone Photography Tips: How to Shoot an Overhead Picture

One of my favorite features of the iPhone is the Camera, as well as the Photos app. Before purchasing my first iPhone I didn't take too many photographs at all; it was just too inconvenient to tote around a camera and then upload the photos to my desktop. Now that I've had an iPhone for several …

Photography Tips

Bluetooth Speaker Review: Party Outside with Tiki Torch Speakers

Summer is here and it's time for partying outdoors. I can't think of a better iPhone accessory to do that with then the <b>TikiTunes Wireless Speaker and Ambient Light ($39.99)</b> from Limitless Innovations. It's a fun, attractive wireless Bluetooth speaker that can be paired with a second TikiTunes …

Gear & Gadgets

The Free App That Connects Blind & Low Vision People with Sighted Volunteers

For someone who is blind or has impaired vision, Be My Eyes is a resource that makes everyday tasks easier. Sighted people sign up to be volunteers; when a blind or visually impaired person asks for assistance, the app video calls one of over a million volunteers to help. When someone starts a …

Apps

3dRudder Review: A VR-Compatible Game Controller for the Feet

I'm glad I didn't rush my review of the <b>3dRudder ($99)</b> in January after CES 2018, as 3dRudder subsequently dropped the price from $179 to $99. At this new price, this game controller for feet is a lot more palatable and worth giving it a try. You still need to spend on other Virtual Reality …

Virtual Reality

Rugged iPhone X Case Review: Rock-Solid Protection from UAG

My day-to-day case lately has been an Urban Armor Gear case that I picked up at CES 2018 and I'm quite happy with it. Recently, I got to try UAG's <b>Monarch iPhone X Case ($59.95)</b>. This model carries on UAG's tradition of using heavy-duty materials and a rigid skeleton design, and goes even further …

Carbon Fiber

Review: Solve Mysteries at Hogwarts in This Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Like most people, I am a fan of the Harry Potter universe, including Fantastic Beasts. I've seen all of the movies and even saw the new play, <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>, in London last month. But to review <b>Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (free + in-app purchases)</b> from Jam City, I had to turn …

Harry Potter

Review: Qi Wireless iPhone Charging Mount for Your Car

Scosche has added another powerful mount to its product line up, and it supports Qi wireless charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. The <b>MagicMount Pro Charge ($59.99)</b> delivers up to 10 watts of Qi-based wireless charging and can be mounted on your car's window or dash.<p>Of course, …

IPhone 8

How to Customize Your Apple Watch Dock with Your Favorite Watch Apps

Your Apple Watch Dock is a versatile, multi-functional interface that can help you quickly access your favorite Apple Watch apps including Messages, Calendar, Activity, and many more. One of the first things you'll want to know is how to set up your Apple Watch Dock with your favorite apps, so you …

Apps

X-Doria Defense Ultra Review: A Well-Built, Protective Case for iPhone X

There's a lot to like about the <b>Defense Ultra iPhone X case ($39.95)</b> from X-Doria. This attractive, protective iPhone X case is rugged without being bulky or interfering with the iPhone's audio quality. In fact, I had a hard time thinking of anything I didn't like about this case.<p>I liked that the …

IPhone X

Rabbit Charger: Never Lose Your Charging Cable Again

How often do you find yourself hunting for a charging cable and even a USB port to plug it into? I try to keep a set right by the door of our house, but that makes it easy for the kids to grab on their way out. The result is that the cable is never there when I need it. The <b>Rabbit Charger ($49.95)</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Send an Animoji Sticker in Messages on iPhone

Here's a fun one! Did you know that Apple's animated emojis, Animojis, can not only be sent as video messages but also as stickers in your iPhone's Messages app? You're only able to use this feature if you have an iPhone X, as the TruDepth camera is needed to create Animojis. Good news, though, …

App Store

Review: Affordable Security Cameras for Inside Your Smart Home

There is now officially no excuse for not having an indoor security camera (or two) because Momentum offers the <b>Cori HD Smart Home Security Camera 2-pack ($59.99)</b>. At $30 per camera, you could have two or even four around your house, or share one with a friend if you have a small apartment. There …

Google Assistant

Hitcase iPhone Cases & Accessories Raise the Bar for Smartphone Adventure Gear

I can’t say enough good things about the new line of iPhone cases and case accessories and mounts from Hitcase. They have truly raised the bar when it comes to creating rugged, durable, waterproof cases, which in and of itself would be noteworthy. However, Hitcase has taken things a step further by …

Mountain Biking

How to Transfer a Call from iPhone to HomePod & Use Your HomePod as a Speaker Phone

We already know that Apple's HomePod delivers a high-fidelity audio experience and helps control smart home devices, and that we can manage these functions with Siri. But did you know that you can also transfer phone calls from your iPhone to your HomePod, so you can utilize the room-filling sound …

Tech Trends

How to Choose & Use the Best External Storage Device for Your iPhone

We've probably all used a flash drive, jump drive, or thumb drive (they're all the same thing) to safely store and transport our important files. Now though, in the age of iCloud, does anyone really need a USB storage device for their iPhone? Apple's cross-device storage system, iCloud, syncs all …

Flash Drives

Best & Worst Features of iOS 12

In the 89th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, members of the team share the best and worst features of iOS 12 after testing the beta software on their iPhones and iPads. You'll also discover the charging dock, smart water bottle, and rugged case you need this summer.<p>Click here to listen and …

iOS

Express Your Selfie: Your Guide to Selfie Basics

It might surprise you to learn that the selfie portrait has a history dating all the way back to 1839 when Robert Cornelius snapped a pic of himself in a full-length mirror. Fortunately, taking a selfie is much easier now than in the days of billows and silver nitrate. Your iPhone is the perfect …

Mobile Photography

Review: iDevices Home Automation Products

2018 may be the year that home automation adoption rates take off. The number of HomeKit-enabled devices is rapidly growing among both established players and newcomers alike. One such company, iDevices, has continued to expand its product line by recently adding two types of switches and a wall …

Home Automation

Review: Augmented Audio Cushion from HUMU

For something as obscure as a pillow speaker, I've actually had the opportunity to review a couple of offerings. The latest, the HUMU <b>Augmented Audio Cushion ($279)</b> addresses many of the issues with previous attempts. Unlike the other pillow speaker I reviewed, this model uses USB to recharge as …

Audiophile

Review: iHome Dock for Amazon Echo Dot

I love the Amazon Alexa ecosystem and I have an Alexa-compatible device in just about every room. The affordability of the Echo Dot makes this practical, unlike Apple's HomePod. I can have ten Echo Dots for about the price of one HomePod. But the Echo Dot doesn't have great sound. The <b>iAVS1 ($49.99)</b> …

Smart Homes

Review: Cable Wrangler Makes Cord Management Attractive & Easy

It might seem like a first-world problem, but it is annoying to look for a data or charging cable that used to be "right there" only to find it slipped and fell to the ground. That's where the <b>Cable Wrangler ($19.99)</b> from Silk comes in. It is a small, affordable, unassuming little gadget that you …

Credit Cards

The Ultimate Guide to Selfie Sticks

While planning your next family vacation or tropical getaway, you might find yourself wondering how some people grab those great group selfies without losing their iPhone over a waterfall. If you’ve ever found yourself fumbling for the shutter button while trying to take a perfectly framed …

Mobile Photography

Offline Games for iPhone: 5 Fun Games That Don't Need Wi-Fi

It seems unfair that the times we're able to play games on our iPhones are the exact times that there's unreliable, unsecured, or no Wi-Fi connection at all. If you've been wishing for a few fun offline games for those long flights, waits at the DMV, or road trips to the back of beyond, I've …

In-App Purchases

Smart Lawn & Garden Watering: Eve Aqua Review

Elgato's Eve line of HomeKit-enabled home automation products has expanded to cover a variety of situations. In addition to the usual collection of light switches and power outlets, Eve has ventured into temperature monitoring and motion detection. The latest addition to the Eve product line is Eve …

Home Automation

Best Wellness Apps: Recipes, Exercise, Yoga, Meditation, Brain Games & More

Our iPhones help us to keep organized, on time, and more productive than ever before, but they can also help us be more physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. There's an app out there for just about everything, and that includes meditation and mindfulness apps, anxiety relief, relaxation, …

Apps