How to fix syncing issues with the left Joy-Con controller on Nintendo Switch

March 21, 2017
If you’re left Joy-Con controller keeps dropping its connection, you can fix it!

Since Nintendo Switch hit retail stores, we’ve been hearing murmurings of issues with the left Joy-Con controller disconnecting from the Switch, leaving gamers up a creek without a paddle (if you’re playing a game where you’re in a boat). There’s been plenty of speculation as to what’s causing the problem, and plenty more people trying to come up with home remedies.

If you’ve been tempted to crack open your left Joy-Con controller and try installing a new antenna where no antenna should go, you might just want to try calling Nintendo. Sean Hollister of CNET did what none of us had thought to do (probably because we’re a bunch of DIY tech geeks that think we can fix the problem ourselves). He called Nintendo’s customer service and they promptly repaired his controller.

Imagine my surprise when — again, at 6:00 p.m. PT on a Saturday — a customer support rep immediately picked up the phone! She spen…

Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not

March 21, 2017
 Google’s standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today it’s adding support for audio-only calls – a feature aimed at increasing the app’s adoption in emerging markets, where a strong, high-bandwidth network connection isn’t always available. The option is first rolling out to users in Brazil, with an expansion to… Read More

Best External Hard Drives for Mac

March 21, 2017
Need to store your files? Check out these great hard drives for your Mac!

When it comes to storing data, personal information, and important documents, you can never save it in enough places. External hard drives are not only useful for storing data; they are an excellent way to transport files from one location to another.

There are an insane amount of options when it comes to external hard drives for you Mac, and it can be a pain to look through all of them; we’re here to help. Here are our top picks to use with your Mac.

Seagate Backup Plus 4TB
8TB Western Digital My Book
G-Technology G-DRIVE USB 3.0 4TB
LaCie Rugged RAID
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB

Seagate Backup Plus 4TB

If you’re looking for a hard drive that not only offers a good chunk of space but also great software to use with it, look no further than the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB.

It comes with an addition 200GB in cloud storage that can be easily accessed by your iPhone or iPad via an iOS app.

The Seagate Backup…

djay Pro for Mac’s latest update will probably make you an unstoppable DJ

March 21, 2017
djay Pro update: Pioneer DJ certified, enhanced Touch Bar support, Spotify browse, and more!

* record scratch * * freeze frame * Yup, this is the latest update to djay Pro and let me tell you, folks, Algoriddim is really doubling down on the Pro moniker with this one. And I’m not kidding about that “pro” thing. You’re forgiven if some of the upgrades go over your head — some certainly went over mine.

Wait, first tell me more about djay Pro!

The Apple Design Award winning DJ software is sort of like a virtual DJ booth. You can open the app, connect to Spotify or iTunes, and start mixing music almost immediately. With beat-matching, key-matching, loads of pre-bundled sound effects, sampling, loops, cue points, visualizers, four decks for mixing, drum pads — the list goes on — it’s an incredibly powerful tool for performing DJs.

OK, so what’s going on in this update?

Buckle up, there’s a lot!

djay Pro now supports Pioneer DJ’s latest, greatest DJ hardware. Th…

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

March 21, 2017
 Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. Now Google Maps will let you tell your friends where you are and give them directions to your location. It will also let you pick a special friend (like a family member, spouse or love interest, for example) to share your location with long-term. Read More

Maybe Apple should consider selling Apple Watch cases and bands separately

March 21, 2017
Who needs a pared-down Apple Watch collection when you could order each part separately?

I’m going to preface this with a simple statement: Inventory management is hard. Once the undisputed king of operations and channel inventory, Apple has had its ups and downs over the last few years when it comes to shipping products on time — and the Apple Watch, arguably, kicked off that trend.

The “Series 0” Apple Watch launched with multiple casing sizes, band combinations, and casing materials, leading to dozens of individual SKUs that a customer could order. And those SKUs took their toll on Apple’s operations department: It took months to ship all the watch pre-orders, in part due to random Italian leather shortages and the difficulty in anodizing “space black” steel.

Thus, it’s no surprise to see that after continued watch inventory delays (among Apple’s other accessories — hi, AirPods), the company has chosen to pare down its initial Apple Watch options when pur…

Spaces co-working: Working from home is overrated

March 21, 2017
Working from home can be great. No one’s gonna drain the coffee pot before you get there; no one’s gonna drop a “what’s happening?” on you when you’re in the flow; and, yes, pants are optional. But it can be lonely, and it’s nice to have people to bounce your work off of. When you’re a one-man team, or your team is spread out, you might consider a co-working space. And if you’re going that far, then you might as well consider Spaces co-working!

I’m Michael Fisher –MrMobile to the world– and I normally just have one weirdo I share an office with (Justus knows he’s a weirdo; it’s okay). Recently he and I got to check out Spaces co-working on Newbury Street in Boston. There, we shared offices with software developers, lawyers, artists, and many others – and ate tons of free hummus in the process. To see how we fared, click that video … and to learn more about Spaces co-working, click here.

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Stay social, my friends

Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking

March 21, 2017
 Instagram’s advertiser base has doubled again.
The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.
Some of that growth can be attributed to the simple fact that a lot of people use Instagram — 400 million every day, as of January. But James Quarles, who… Read More

The 9.7-inch iPad is here and iMore is giving one away!

March 21, 2017
Apple has unveiled a new iteration of the 9.7-inch iPad and you could win it right here!

Apple has just announced a new version of its 9.7-inch iPad, replacing the aging iPad Air 2. The new 9.7-inch iPad has some upgrades from the previous iPad, and it’s a nice entry point for the education market and first-time tablet users, or anyone that doesn’t need all the bells and whistles you get with the iPad Pro. If that’s you, or you just really like iPads and want to win this new version, keep reading and see how you can enter!

The Prize: One lucky iMore reader will win a new 128GB 9.7-inch iPad in their choice of Space Gray, Silver, or Rose Gold!!

The Rules: There are multiple ways to enter, each with varying point values, in the widget at the bottom of this post. Complete all of the tasks by clicking each option in the widget for maximum entries and your best shot at winning! Keep in mind that all winning entries are verified and if the task was not completed or cannot be verified, a…