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Three great apps for your Merge Cube

August 20, 2017
Explore the shiny new world os Augmented Reality with these apps!

The Merge Cube from Merge VR is a real treat! At just $15 it opens up augmented reality in a way haven’t really seen before and, although it is fairly new there are a handful of fun apps you might enjoy.

We have whittled them down to the top 3 you should try and a bonus one that’s in trial. These 3 Apps are in no particular order as they are all equally fun in our eyes.

Read more at VRHeads!

Deal: The unlocked Alcatel Idol 5S with Android 7.1 Nougat is on sale for 22% off

August 20, 2017

The newest Android smartphone launched by Alcatel, the Idol 5S is now on sale on Amazon. The handset made its debut in the United States only last month, so it’s quite disconcerting to see this mid- to high-end smartphone being discounted earlier than usual.

The Idol 5S is the only smartphone launched by Alcatel that ships with Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box. The 5.2-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution features Asahi Dragontrail Glass coating.

On the inside, Alcatel’s mid-range handset packs a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, …

First Huawei Mate 10 teaser video reveals new Leica-branded camera

August 20, 2017

After the well-received Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, Huawei is now readying the release of a brand new Mate series, naturally called Mate 10. As of today, we can take a look at the very first official teaser video for the upcoming smartphone family.

As you can see above, the teaser comes from Huawei Mobile Germany, thus being in German. In this short video, Huawei tells us that “the new Mate series” will come with an “ultimate camera,” and it even briefly shows the camera – a dual Leica-branded one.

Similar to the camera of the Mate 9, it looks like the new unit includes …

Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for iPad (2017)

August 20, 2017
What are the best tempered glass screen protectors for my 2017 iPad?

Whether you’re someone who totes around your iPad all day, everyday or a person who simply likes scrolling through your iPad at home, having a protective layer like a tempered glass screen protector can help save your iPad from smashing and shattering into a million heart-breaking pieces.

Here are a couple of tempered glass screen protectors to keep in mind if you’re looking to keep your 2017 iPad safe!

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector
SPARIN Tempered Glass Screen Protector
ESR Tempered Glass Screen Protector

amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Designed to fit securely over your iPad’s screen without any obnoxious bubbles, ultra thin at only 0.33 mm, and a valuable ally in the fight against scratches and scuffs, the amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector is a great protective accessory to keep in mind.

While some screen protectors might muddle the look of your screen, the amFilm Tempered Glass Scre…

How to download watchOS 4 beta 7 to your Apple Watch

August 20, 2017
Installing the watchOS 4 beta is more complex than an iOS or macOS beta, but it’s also for developers only.

There’s yet to be a public beta for watchOS the way there has been for iOS and macOS, and that’s okay — the process of installing the software is more complicated, and really meant for developers only. You need to install a certificate on your Apple Watch, then download the software to your iPhone running iOS 11 beta, transfer it across, and get it up and running. It’s not hard, but it does take patience and you may have to troubleshoot.

How to download the watchOS 4 beta certificate
How to install watchOS 4 on your Apple Watch
How to downgrade to watchOS 4

How to install the watchOS 4 beta certificate

Note: Make sure you’re running the developer beta for iOS 11 on your iPhone before trying to install watchOS 4.

Log into developer.apple.com on the iPhone paired with your Apple Watch.
Go to the watchOS 4 download page.
Tap on Download watchOS 4 beta Configuration Pro…

How the iMore team works on our iPhones, iPads, and Macs

August 20, 2017
The iMore team has a lot of favorite tech gadgets, but there are a few that are absolute must-haves in our daily lives.

Being in the tech industry, the iMore team loves gadgets. Most of us fill our living rooms with way too many accessories for fun and convenience. But, there are some gadgets that we just can’t live without. These are things we use daily to help us write, research, and exist in the tech world. This is how we work every day with our iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other tech accessories.

Rene

I have more of a studio than an office these days. Back shelves are Ikea. The top is boxes, next row is Lego Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel, and DC, next row is old gadgets, next row old gear. The standing desk is also Ikea. I have an old cheese grater Mac Pro that runs some stuff that still needs running. On top of it is the new Retina 5K iMac, a Magic Mouse 2 I never use, and a Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad I use constantly. Because of “the job” I have a bunch of Apple hardware…

How to download tvOS 11 beta 7 to your Apple TV

August 20, 2017
Installing the tvOS 11 beta is more complex than an iOS or macOS beta, but it’s also for developers only.

Apple hasn’t announced a public beta for tvOS the way the company has for iOS and macOS. That means until it is released to everyone this fall, it’s only available to developers. It also means installing it on the Apple TV (4th generation) is more complicated than a simple download and go. If you’re a developer and you’re having trouble getting the tvOS beta installed, here’s what you need to do.

Unlike Apple’s other operating systems, you can’t back up your Apple TV; as such, Apple offers two options for updating tvOS: over the air, which just updates the system; and via USB-C, which restores the device to its factory settings.

How to install the tvOS 11 beta over-the-air
How to install the tvOS 11 beta over USB-C
How to install the tvOS 11 beta over-the-air

A note, before we begin: “Over the air” is technically a bit of a misnomer, since you have to use a USB-C cable to ini…

How to take photos of the Solar Eclipse with your phone

August 20, 2017
Looking to snap some stellar photos of the solar eclipse? Here’s everything you need to know!

It’s not every day that we get to see a total solar eclipse — and it’s especially not every day where everyone in North America can see it (especially if you’re in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina), along with chunks of South America, Africa, and Europe being able to see it as well.

It’s one thing to see an eclipse with your own eyes — JUST KIDDING! It’s actually never safe to look directly at the sun, except when it’s 100% blocked during the period of the eclipse known as totality. NASA does a really good job telling you about the different tools you can use to watch the eclipse on your own… but what if you want to shoot it?

Here’s how to take photos of the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017!

Your most difficult challenge will be in managing your expectat…

How to download and install macOS High Sierra beta 7 to your Mac

August 20, 2017
If you are a developer and want to know what to expect in macOS High Sierra, here is how to install the developer beta

macOS High Sierra is coming this fall with plenty of awesome new features that developers can take advantage of in their apps; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on you…

How to download iOS 11 developer beta 7 to your iPhone or iPad

August 20, 2017
If you’re a developer looking to take a peek at iOS 11, here’s how to install the developer beta.

iOS 11 is on its way with new features, several that require lots of third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you.

How to make an archived backup of your iPhone or iPad
How to register your device with the iOS 11 developer beta
How to install the iOS 11 developer beta
How to get started with the iOS 11 beta

How to make an archived backup of your iPhone or iPad

Before you begin, make sure you back up your iPhone or iPad. While the beta process is fairly straight forward, any time you make any significant change to your device you risk problems. And with your personal data, it’s always — always! — better to be safe than sorry. Even if you back up every night, you’ll want to make sure it’s absolutely up-to-date.

Plug iPhone or iPad into your Mac or Windows PC…

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