Game of the week: GRID Autosport

The full console experience: GRID Autosport is the best damn racing game on iOS!

Wow. That’s the best way I can describe the iOS port of GRID Autosport — and racing games aren’t usually my thing.

I knew there was hype around the announcement that was made a few weeks ago, but I never expected such a polished experience to translate to the mobile platform so well. I was glad to be proven wrong, and even though the game costs a decent chunk of change, I wholeheartedly believe it’s worth every penny.

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Out-of-this-world graphics

There’s no beating around the bush, GRID Autosport has some of the best graphics I have seen on an iOS title, and I would argue the best graphics out of all the other racing games out there.

Obviously they aren’t nearly as good as its PC or console counterparts, but the textures and fine details of both the cars and the surroundings are astounding. It’s easy to forget you’re even playing a mobile game just based on the pure beauty o…

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This 10-pack of Lightning cables is extremely well rated and down to $20

Less reading, more buying. Seriously.

We all know how it goes, you need a cable to charge your iPhone or iPad, and you can’t find one. Stop stressing yourself out, and buy this 10-pack of Lightning cables for just $20 at Amazon with coupon code ZELCN29B. That makes them each just $2, which is way less than you are buying any single cable for these days. They are available in both black and white.

What’s the catch, you ask? Nothing! You don’t sacrifice quality for price when it comes to these. With over 24,500 reviews on the cables, they maintain a 4.3 out of 5-star rating, so why aren’t you already buying them?

White 10-pack iXCC Lightning Cables – $20 with coupon ZELCN29B
Black 10-pack iXCC Lightning Cables – $20 with coupon AWSUJM7V
Whether you need more cables for yourself and your family, or want some stocking stuffer type gifts for your friends, be sure to grab these at this discount, so you can use the extra money towards something else, like a nice car charger.

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How to access the Japanese store on your Nintendo Switch

Way back at the dawn of home gaming Nintendo created the very first region-locked system. If you wanted to play some Japanese games on your Nintendo Entertainment System back in the late 20th century, you were completely out of luck. However, we live in a brave new world, friends. The Nintendo Switch is a region-free system. That means you can buy and play Switch games from any market in the world. Sure there will be other inherent barriers like the ones that language presents but you can buy and play those games none the less.

So let’s say that you would like to have access to the Japanese Switch store. Here is how one might go about doing that. It’s as simple as can be and no warranty voiding hacks are needed.

Create a new Nintendo account

Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com and create an all new account with a totally separate email address from your normal account. Fill in all the requested data.

Set your region

This is the most important step. When you are asked for your …

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Carrot Weather’s Apple Watch app is everything it should be and more

Looking for a perfect Apple Watch app? Carrot Weather just made one.

Apple Watch apps are not great advocates for their product. In fact, most of them aren’t even good citizens on their product — while doing research for my annual ”Best Apple Watch apps” list (coming to an iMore near you next week!), I stopped mid-writing to pen a second article about all the not-so-great apps showcased on the platform. It’s a surprising amount, and many of them are from fairly respected developers on the iPhone.

I’m telling you now: Those developers should take a good, hard look at Carrot Weather. Brian Mueller and his evil snarky AI genius CARROT have created a masterpiece in the app’s new Apple Watch component. It’s an easily-readable weather app with all the snark of its iPhone companion, and it does so while still offering tons of data to interested users without being slow, buggy, or constantly crashing.

Even before its redesign, Carrot Weather’s Apple Watch app was decent &m…

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Best ways to hide the notch on your iPhone X!

Bye-bye, notch!

When the iPhone X was released, there was more talk about the notch than there was Face ID, Animoji, and the lack ‘o homebutton.

Lots of people either really didn’t mind the look of it, while others were nit-picking the notch from the minute Apple unveiled it at their September event.

All criticism aside, the iPhone X is a top notch phone.— L3viathan (@L3viathan2142) September 13, 2017

Designing for iPhone X means black status bar all the time. Not embracing that notch, sorry.— Ben Cline (@yocline) September 13, 2017

I just want to be loved https://t.co/0HtcJFqoYU— iPhone X Notch (@iPhoneXNotch) September 14, 2017

If you’re someone who isn’t #teamnotch, there are actually a few different ways you can hide it with the help of a third-party app — so here’s how to hide the notch on your iPhone X!

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Get a li’l bit notchy up in here and say goodbye to your iPhone X’s notch with the help of the app, Notchy (did I say no…

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Paste by FiftyThree: Teamwork makes the dream work — beautifully, I might add

Paste by FiftyThree is a simpler and more beautiful way to share work with your team.

If you ever work on projects or presentations as part of a group, the newest app by FiftyThree aims to make your experience effortless, mobile-friendly, and absolutely gorgeous. Paste by FiftyThree (henceforth referred to as Paste) is a work collaboration app that allows you to create slides and share them with your team via Slack messenger, all in a matter of seconds.

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How it works

Paste lets you organize your photos, videos, GIFs, notes, titles, and more into what the app calls ”decks”. Think of decks as a presentation that’s made up of different slides that you can add, delete, and move around at your leisure.

Paste is incredibly straightforward and takes practically no time to learn how to use, which is fantastic for teams that are looking for a project sharing platform that isn’t complicated. I downloaded the app, creating a new deck, edited several slides, and shared i…

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Microsoft Edge officially launches on iOS

Following weeks of testing, Microsoft has officially launched its Microsoft Edge mobile apps for iOS and Android.

We recently saw the Microsoft Edge app quietly drop its beta tag on Android, and now Microsoft is making it official. The browser is now out of preview on both iOS and Android, launching in full for everyone.

Microsoft initially launched Edge on iOS and Android in preview in October as a way for Edge desktop users a way to easily sync their passwords, favorites, and reading list between devices. You can also quickly pick up where you left off with a ”Continue on PC” feature, which opens the page your looking at on your phone on your PC. While the app still very much looks like Edge, it runs on the required WebKit rendering engine on iOS and the Blink rendering engine on Android, rather than Microsoft’s own EdgeHTML engine.

Microsoft says that, at launch, Microsoft Edge for iOS is available in the U.S., China, France, and the UK. Edge for Android is available in th…

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Best Stranger Things Gifts

Take care of your Stranger Things fans this year.

Stranger Things quickly became one of those shows where everyone who hasn’t seen every episode is treated like a social pariah, and with the second season having recently hit Netflix the excitement has been renewed. If you have a Stranger Things fan in your life, be careful with what you choose to give them as a gift.

It’s not hard to find something with the logo on it, but if you want something special, take a look at some of the things we found.

DVDs of that show you can stream from anywhere

Yes, Netflix exclusive Stranger Things had a Blu-Ray release for its first season. Stop laughing, there’s more to it than that. This box set is designed to look like a VHS cassette straight out of the show, and comes with a nice poster for the show.

The Stranger Things fan in your life, the one eyeballing a 011 (or 008 if they’re really cool) tattoo for their wrist, is going to love this. And, really $35 is a small price to pay to be thei…

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Apple launches revolutionary Heart Study app in the U.S.

Apple Watch will help detect heart abnormalities responsible for 130,000 deaths a year in the U.S.

Apple’s chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, doesn’t just spearhead Apple Watch for the company. He spearheads all of Apple’s health initiatives, including ResearchKit, CareKit, and future projects. That’s how seriously Apple takes health and the potential for technology to help people live not just easier but better lives. Which brings us to Apple’s new Heart Study app.

Christina Farr, writing for CNBC:

Apple has released a first-of-its-kind Heart Study app to research whether its Apple Watch can pick up a heart rhythmic disorder called atrial fibrillation — one of the most common causes of strokes and heart failure.

People who sign up for the study will use the watch to monitor their heart rate and heart rhythm and will consult with a physician if there’s an abnormality.

”This might seem like a simple study, but we think this is a really special time,” said Ap…

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How to get Doom VFR on any VR headset

Here’s how you can play Doom VFR on everything!

First-person shooters in VR are a dime a dozen, but Doom VFR is on an entirely different level. Combining the AAA scale of a Doom with the full immersion is truly epic, but currently only officially available for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

Got a different headset? You can still enjoy Doom VFR. Here’s what you need to know!

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