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Review: jimmyCASE offers the most flexible wallet case for iPhone X

We took our first look at the unique jimmyCASE approach to wallet cases over a year ago. Now we’ve been putting the company’s latest offering for iPhone X to the test. Just like earlier models, the new Slim Classic Wallet Case uses a mix of great materials including mahogany, silicone, and high …

IPhone 7

Hands-on: 50+ new macOS Mojave changes and features [Video]

Over the last week we’ve spent time exploring macOS 10.14 Mojave and comparing it with macOS 10.13 High Sierra in order to see what’s changed. Have a look at our hands-on video as we walk through over 50 new changes and features that are headed to the Mac.<p>Changes covered in this video:<p>Updated Lock …

App Store

SleepScore Labs releases first ‘clinically validated’ contactless sleep tracking app for iPhone

SleepScore Labs is today releasing its first consumer-grade sleep measuring mobile app, SleepScore.<p>Detailed in a press release, SleepScore will be available as a free download on the App Store.<p>At least 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from a variety of sleep issues, and nearly 60 percent of all …

Sleep

Apple’s new ResearchKit API monitors Parkinson’s disease symptoms on Apple Watch

Apple is adding a new “Movement Disorder API” to its open-source ResearchKit framework that will allow Apple Watch to continuously monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms.<p>The new API will provide app developers using ResearchKit the ability to offer passive, all-day monitoring via an Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

Apple Watch

Belkin launches new 10W Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad and Stand with unique design for iPhone

Belkin has today made its newest 10W wireless chargers available, the Boost Up Charging Pad and Boost Up Charging Stand. The new offerings are available in three colors and the stand model brings a unique design to the market.<p>Announced back at CES 2018, both the new Boost Up wireless chargers …

Tech Trends

Major Philips Hue update brings 30 new scenes, shortcuts and reboots photo feature

We learned earlier this month that Philips was working on a major update to its Hue app for its smart home lighting system, and the new version has just hit the iOS App Store.<p>The 3.0 app update is the biggest update to the Hue app since the original release of the 2.0 version. We’ve tried to make …

Home Automation

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

Pair your Apple Watch w/ the $15 Twelve South ActionSleeve via Amazon

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Twelve South ActionSleeve Apple Watch Armband in various sizes for <b>$14.99 Prime shipped</b>. Regularly $30, today’s …

How to Set Up a System-Wide Word Count Service on Your Mac

In this article, we're going to show you how to create a system-wide service that enables you to get an immediate word count and character count in TextEdit, Safari, Mail, or indeed any app on your Mac that lets you highlight text. It offers a handy home-made solution if you often find yourself …

The Ultimate Fitness-Tracking Guide: 12 Best Apple Watch Workout Tips

The Apple Watch has many awesome features and useful capabilities. One of the standout features of the Apple Watch is the Apple Watch Workout app. These 12 Apple Watch fitness-tracking tips can help you achieve a better level of physical and mental health by making full use of the Apple Workout app.<p>…

Philips Hue 3 upgrades smart lighting app with refined design, fast controls, photo scenes

Philips is releasing a major new version of its iOS app this month that gives the smart lighting controller an updated look while restoring some missing features. The new version includes 30 new lighting scenes and brings back a feature that lets you turn photos into lighting scenes.<p>Hue says it …

Steam Link and Steam Video apps coming soon to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Steam announced today that it will be rolling out its Steam Link and Steam Video apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV soon.<p>According to a press release, Steam Link will allow gamers to stream their Steam library to these devices while connected to their Mac via a 5GHz network or wired in via …

I had no idea this hidden iPhone trick existed, and now it’s one of my favorites

A few months ago I told you about a nifty little iOS trick that may very well keep some iPhone and iPad users from losing their minds. How annoying …

How to make iPhone buttons easier to use

There are a variety of ways to utilize the Home and Side buttons on iPhones. In addition to single clicks, iOS allows users to use double- and triple-clicks. Follow along for how to make iPhone buttons easier to use.<p>Customizing the click speed for the Side or Home button (depending on which iPhone …

How to Customize the For You Section in iPhone's News App with iOS 11.3

The Apple News app is great for keeping up to date on the day's top developments and stories. The more users interact with the News app, the more customized it becomes, and now, with iOS 11.3, Apple has made the News app even more individualized. The For You section of the News app now allows you …

HomeKit Weekly: Personalizing icons for lamps, bulbs, and other lights

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>This week on HomeKit Weekly we’re looking at personalizing the icon for individual lights in Apple’s Home app. Changing each light icon can be especially …

HomeKit Weekly: Using hardware buttons to make smart lights familiar for guests and family

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our fifth installment of HomeKit Weekly, we’re going to explore how to use HomeKit-enabled hardware buttons to make using smart lights familiar for …

The best upright Qi charging stands for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone X are the first iPhone models to adopt wireless charging with support for the Qi standard. By supporting Qi chargers, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X can be charged with a multitude of wireless chargers on the market, including wireless charging stands…<p>One niche within the …

Too Much Engineering Has Made Mississippi River Floods Worse

Scientists, environmentalists, and anyone who lives within a hundred miles of the winding Mississippi River will tell you—have told you, repeatedly, …

How to Add a Recent or Favorite Items Stack to Your Mac's Dock

Continuing our recent how-to focus on customizing the macOS Dock, in this article we're going to share with you a method for adding a recent or favorite items stack to the right of the Dock divider.<p>Most users are aware that you can drag any folder into the right-hand side of the Dock to turn it …

How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only

Last week we explained how you can use a simple Terminal command to insert spaces in your macOS Dock and visibly group together app icons. In this article, we're going to highlight another simple Terminal hack that turns the Dock into more of a straightforward app switcher by making it display only …

HomeKit Weekly: Using Automation to put sensors to work

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our third installment of HomeKit Weekly, we’re going to explore how to make HomeKit-enabled sensors more useful through automation in Apple’s Home …

Review: Yale’s Assure Lock SL is an awesome HomeKit-enabled smart lock with room to grow [Video]

When it comes to HomeKit devices, our own Zac Hall is the resident expert around these parts, but I’m doing my best to come up to speed with the plethora of options available. I recently took my first stab at installing a smart lock, the 3rd gen August Smart Lock, only to later find out that it …

Hands-on: Fibaro’s ‘The Button’ HomeKit multi-controller, now available to order

After unveiling plans to offer a HomeKit version of The Button at CES in January, Fibaro is now shipping its multi-controller for Apple’s smart home platform. The Button is available to order for $59.99, and we’ve tried it out to see how it works with HomeKit.<p>Like other HomeKit controllers, …

Grovemade releases new HomePod stands made from aluminum, wood, and cork to keep away white rings

Grovemade has today announced its latest Apple accessory, the HomePod Stand. The new hand-finished stands offer a clean, minimal aesthetic to prop up your HomePod and prevent the speaker from damaging wood tops.<p>While Pad & Quill was quick to market with the first accessory to prevent white rings …

Ecobee updates iOS app with refreshed interface, new Comfort features, more

Popular HomeKit accessory maker ecobee has today updated its iOS app with a visual overhaul and several new features. The update brings the ecobee app to version 6.0 and adds some more color and flare to the interface, which was previously primarily black…<p>Ecobee says that the update focuses on …

iOS Apps

How to track back-to-back workouts with Apple Watch

Have you ever wanted to track multiple workouts with your Apple Watch back-to-back? Whether you’re doing something like a triathlon or want to split up something like two legs (or more) of a run or hike, follow along for how to easily track and organize your workouts with Apple Watch.<p>Another good …

Apple Watch

HomeKit Weekly: Getting started with Apple’s Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our inaugural edition of HomeKit Weekly, we’re starting with the basics: becoming familiar with Apple’s Home app to control HomeKit. Apple’s Home …

Home Automation

How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …