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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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The iPhone XR is the one to get

October 5, 2018

The iPhone XR arrived like an afterthought. No surprise, really. Apple’s always been one to lead with its best foot forward — the latest, greatest and, quite literally, the largest. Projecting the life on the bleeding edge is a cornerstone of the company’s image, market share and stock price. The iPhone XR isn’t that. In […]

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These simple iOS 12 features can make life a lot easier

October 4, 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 24, 2018

Image: 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 19, 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 15, 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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How to Pick the Perfect Phone Case

August 21, 2018

Few people have greater insight into the follies and foibles of humans than smartphone repair technicians. Sure, Shakespeare is the master when it comes to cutting observations on human nature, but the people who repair our phones see us at our most vulnerable—mangled hardware in palms, usually with some embarrassing and revelatory mistake to confess. […]

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Review: Peel’s super thin wireless charger is fast and ultra thin, but there are a few drawbacks

August 16, 2018

Image: jake krol/mashable Peel Super Thin Wireless Charger $49.99 When Apple introduced wireless charging in its newest phones (the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus), the industry got the jump start it was waiting for.  It wasn’t just users who were excited about the new charging technology, but also the accessory makers. Prominent […]

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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 14, 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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