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Apple plans to sell a clear case for the iPhone XR

October 15, 2018

Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable Several weeks after Apple’s big iPhone event, the leaks somehow keep coming.  Now, Apple has seemingly leaked its intention to launch its very own iPhone XR accessory line. And the most shocking part of the expected lineup: Apple could release its own clear plastic case. Apple’s iPhone XR accessories were first discovered […]

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These simple iOS 12 features can make life a lot easier

October 15, 2018

Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE With any software upgrade, there’s a lot to unpack.  Apple’s iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun photo effects right after the update. However, it’s the small changes that can make all the difference. SEE ALSO: Here’s how to update your iPhone or iPad to […]

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Did Apple show off new AirPods in its September keynote?

September 22, 2018

Image: Youtube.com/Apple Apple may have hidden a new product in plain sight at its Sept. 12 iPhone event. The opening video that it used to kick off the event shows a woman wearing AirPods. Stopping in front of a pond, she says, “Hey Siri,” but doesn’t tap either earbud to activate Apple’s digital assistant. SEE […]

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Here’s how to get Apple to replace a lost or stolen iPhone

September 22, 2018

Apple's iPhone warrant program, AppleCare+, now has an option to include Loss and Theft coverage…but it will cost you.Image: APPLE Apple announced three new iPhones at its event on Wednesday.  And with those expensive new iPhones — the iPhone XS Max tops out at $1,449 — you’ll surely want to protect those assets with a […]

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The best security and privacy features in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

September 13, 2018

September is Apple hardware season, where we expect new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and more. But what makes the good stuff run is the software within. First revealed earlier this year at the company’s annual WWDC developer event in June, iOS 12 and macOS Mojave focus on a running theme: security and privacy for […]

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New report claims Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone will come in 6 new colors

August 14, 2018

These are just iPhone cases, but a new report claims Apple's upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will come in these colors.Image: Apple Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone — that’s the cheap, LCD one — is rumored to come in a variety of colors unseen since the launch of iPhone 5c.  We’ve heard that in a July report by […]

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The iPhone’s USB Restricted Mode is pretty easy to disable, researchers show

July 24, 2018

Just plug in an accessory, and USB Restricted Mode goes away.Image: Lili Sams/Mashable USB Restricted Mode, a new iOS feature that protects unauthorized access of the data on your iOS device, has a glaring omission that would make it quite easy for someone to beat in many scenarios.  The feature, introduced in iOS 11.4.1 and […]

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Why Apples AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make

July 16, 2018

When Energous Corp., which is developing a wireless-charging system called WattUp, fell 4.3 percent on Thursday. The company has said it’s working with tier 1 device makers, sparking speculation that Apple is a partner. However, the iPhone maker is using a mix of its own chip and wireless technology from the Qi standard. Apple plans […]

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Belkin’s MFi-approved iPhone battery pack charges via Lightning port

July 11, 2018

Image: lili sams/mashable Belkin is solving a big pain of battery packs for the iPhone by releasing one that charges with a Lightning cable. Almost all portable battery packs charge via microUSB port, which, for an iPhone user, means bringing an additional cable in addition to the Lightning cable you need to charge the iPhone […]

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

June 30, 2018

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps is still not where it […]

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