Save 50% on Twelve South’s HiRise for Apple Watch

March 21, 2017
Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time saving you big on the best way to charge your Apple Watch!

Twelve South is known for making high-quality accessories for a variety of Apple products, and the HiRise charging dock for the Apple Watch is no exception. Right now you can pick one up for $24.99 at Amazon, a savings of $25. It’s pretty rare to see big deals on products from Twelve South, and even more rare to see a 50% savings hit, so you won’t want to miss out on this one.

The weighted base will help keep it in place and prevent it from being knocked over when trying to put your watch on it or take it off the charger. You can charge your Apple Watch in either orientation, and the slots where the band go through have soft silicon inserts to keep your bands and buckles safe while using it.

Stop charging your Apple Watch flat on your desk, and add some style to your routine right now. If you want a matching stand for your iPhone, you can pick one up for just $16.99 right n…

How to delete multiple contacts at once from your iPhone

March 21, 2017
Who are all of these people and why are they in my Contacts list and how do I get rid of them all at once?

Updated March 2017: Updated steps to reflect changes to version 3.6.2 of Groups.

By default, your iPhone will only let you delete contacts one at a time, which isn’t a very pleasant process for anyone who has lots to delete. For those that don’t want to go the nuclear option of deleting all of them via iCloud, these is a way to delete multiple contacts at once, you’ll just need the help of an App Store app to do it.

Get Groups in the App Store

How to delete multiple contacts from your iPhone all at once

Download the Groups app on your iPhone.
Launch the Groups app on your iPhone.
Grant Groups access to your contacts when prompted.
Select All Contacts from the Groups list.
Go through your contacts and mark the ones you’d like to delete by tapping on the circle outline to the left of their name.
Tap Choose Action at the top.

Tap on Delete contacts… in the popup me…

Viro wants to make mobile VR development a snap, and raises $2.5M to do it

March 21, 2017
 VR is all over the place, but sometimes it’s not where you most expect it. Plenty of apps out there might could do with a wee bit of VR to help show off an apartment or a bit of 3D content, but those experiences can be pretty labor-intensive. Viro is a new company that hopes to empower mobile developers to add VR to their apps simply and using familiar tools and code bases. Read More

How to share your current location with friends and family

March 21, 2017
How can I share my current location with my friends and family? Why, with location services, that’s how!

Updated March, 2017: Updated screenshots and added steps for sharing location and removing friends from seeing your shared location.

There are lots of reasons you may want to share your location through the Messages app or Find My Friends. For example, sharing a location is a lot faster than manually typing out a location to someone! If you have more than one iOS device, maybe an iPhone and an iPad for example, you may want to change which one is used for default location sharing.

It’s also worth noting that if you’re in a Family Sharing group, anyone in your group can see all your devices via the Find My iPhone app. Following the steps below will choose your default device for constant tracking in certain apps, like Messages.

I’d recommend setting the default device as whatever one you carry around with you. For most people, this will be their iPhone!

How to share your cur…

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