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July 7, 2018
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Hands-on: Shortcuts brings powerful automation tools, with support for Siri to iOS

One of the more exciting things that users are looking forward to in iOS 12 is the new Shortcuts app. While it’s an invite-only beta via TestFlight, we’ve managed to get our hands on it, and this is what we … Continue reading

June 30, 2018
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Hands-on: Alpine’s HALO9 CarPlay/Android Auto receiver offers a unique & premium experience

When it comes to car infotainment systems, stock units are rarely good. For years, you had regular knobs, buttons, and small screens to show you what radio station or CD track you were listening to. Fast forward to today and … Continue reading

June 20, 2018
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Hands-on: Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch with watchOS 5 beta 2 [Video]

After appearing as a placeholder in the initial iOS 12 developer beta, Walkie-Talkie is now functional in iOS 12 beta 2. After testing it I was able to add new contacts, accept new contact requests, and both send and receive … Continue reading

May 20, 2018
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Hands-on: Nano brings the full Reddit experience to Apple Watch [Giveaway]

While many developers are now ditching Apple Watch support for its user base, some smaller developers are looking to get on board and adopt the platform. For Apple Watch, one notable omission has been Reddit Apple Watch clients. more… 9to5Mac

February 9, 2018
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Comments Off on HomePod Diary: Hands-on, and this thing is a Sonos Play 5 killer

HomePod Diary: Hands-on, and this thing is a Sonos Play 5 killer

There are Apple products I’ve been more excited to receive, but I can’t think of any that I’ve awaited with such impatience. The reason? Curiosity about that audio quality! I wrote last time that it was Home hub and voice … Continue reading

February 5, 2018
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Logic Pros: Hands-on w/ Apple’s new Logic Pro X reverb plug-in ‘ChromaVerb’

This week on Logic Pros, we are continuing our deep dive into all the latest new features in Logic Pro X v10.4. Apple’s flagship music production software was the recipient of a massive new (and completely free) update a couple … Continue reading

January 31, 2018
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Comments Off on Back to the Mac 001: Hands-on with my favorite iMac Pro accessories [Video]

Back to the Mac 001: Hands-on with my favorite iMac Pro accessories [Video]

The iMac Pro and its new space gray chassis gives us a good excuse to outfit the machine with color complimentary accessories. In this first edition of our new Back to the Mac video series, we discuss some of our … Continue reading

January 27, 2018
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Hands-on: Universal Audio’s Arrow bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 interface is downright awesome [Video]

Last week, Universal Audio announced a new entry-level audio interface, the UA Arrow, that’s positioned just below its popular Apollo Twin interfaces. The UA Arrow, like other interfaces that the company makes, can provide your recordings with the tone and feel … Continue reading

January 26, 2018
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Latest HomePod hands-on praises sound quality & calls it an ‘excellent Siri ambassador’

Following Refinery29’s hands-on earlier this morning, Lance Ulanoff has now published his take on Apple’s HomePod after spending some time with it. Ulanoff dives into the sounds quality of the speaker, Siri integration, physical hardware, and more… more… 9to5Mac

January 18, 2018
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Comments Off on Hands-on: Ugreen’s 20000mAh MFi Power Bank with built-in Lightning cable

Hands-on: Ugreen’s 20000mAh MFi Power Bank with built-in Lightning cable

We’ve reviewed several Ugreen products in the past, but this is probably the most useful one that I’ve seen thus far. It’s a huge 20,000 mAh MFi Power Bank, which is capable of recharging your iPhone five times over. That … Continue reading

November 7, 2017
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Hands-on: iPhone X Leather Folio Case – like a Smart Case for your iPhone X [Video]

The iPhone X Leather Folio is Apple’s first attempt at a wallet-style case for the iPhone. It’s certainly not the first folio case that we’ve seen, with companies like Twelve South and Nomad being yearly players in this space. However, … Continue reading

November 4, 2017
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Comments Off on What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 2? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]

What’s new in iOS 11.2 beta 2? Hands-on with changes and features [Video]

As we noted earlier, iOS 11.2 beta 2 is an iPhone X-only release for the time being. It doesn’t appear to feature many changes when compared to the previous beta, but it does come with at least three noteworthy new … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
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Hands-on: Apple’s newest Lightning Dock looks great with the Gold iPhone 8 [Video]

Apple’s Lightning Dock is a handy iPhone accessory in a post headphone jack world. The Lightning Dock, which incorporates its own 3.5mm port, is designed to allow you to charge your iPhone and listen to music via headphones simultaneously. The latest-generation … Continue reading

October 5, 2017
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Comments Off on Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero’s ‘Star Wars’ BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids

Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero’s ‘Star Wars’ BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids

Disney now owns LucasFilm, and with that the "Star Wars" franchise. Part and parcel of that is merchandise, with Sphero cranking out four models of app-controlled droids in time for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" — and AppleInsider has three … Continue reading