How to use the Stopwatch on iPhone and iPad

Ready… Set…. Go! With the Stopwatch for iPhone and iPad you can always tell just exactly how long anything takes.

How long does it take you to run a 100 yards (or meters)? How long can you hold your breath? Which one of your friends can eat an apple pie in the shortest amount of time? These are all important questions that your iPhone or iPad can help you answer. All you need is the Clock app and its built-in stopwatch!

How to start the stopwatch on your iPhone or iPad
How to stop the stopwatch on your iPhone or iPad
How to set lap time on your iPhone or iPad
How to clear the stopwatch on your iPhone or iPad

How to start the stopwatch on your iPhone or iPad

Launch the Clock app from your Home screen
Tap on the Stopwatch tab. It’s the second tab from the bottom right corner of your screen.
Tap on the Start button.

You can swipe left on the stopwatch to reveal an analog-style stopwatch if you prefer.

How to stop the stopwatch on your iPhone or iPad

Make sure your stopw…

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How to prepare your TV room for Philips Hue Entertainment

Philips Hue has an awesome new feature that ties your entertainment system to the company’s colorful, dynamic lighting. Here’s what you need to know about getting everything set up!

Philips Hue recently announced a new update that’s going to make your gaming and media more immersive than ever before. The company is partnering up with content producers in gaming and entertainment to create the Philips Hue Entertainment experience, a low-latency and dynamic way to sync your Philips Hue lighting to your media. Take a look at how Philips Hue and Razer Chroma work together to provide a — dare I say — friggin’ awesome experience:

Razer is only the first company to partner up with Philips Hue. The lighting company plans to integrate with several content producers to provide a unique and impressive experience.

The new software, created as a result of pilots, insights and feedback gained from leading companies in the entertainment industry, synchronizes Philips Hue light…

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Dark Sky powered-Weatherline weather app gets an iPhone X update

Get the cleanest, simplest view of your hourly, daily, and monthly weather forecast with Weather Line, powered by Dark Sky.

Weather Line is one of those fantastically minimalist apps that make checking the weather forecast a real treat. Most of the screen encompasses a visual graph of the current and upcoming conditions with bits of stats at the bottom. You can quickly scan the graph for the day, week, and even monthly average weather conditions.

Off Coast recently updated Weather Line with a few additional features to iPhone X and the Plus line of iPhones. The extra screen space makes it possible to add rain and cloud cover data so you can get a bit more detailed info without interfering with the simplicity of the screen.

The point of Weather Line is to present everything you need to know on one screen. No scrolling, no swiping, no tapping. It’s all presented right on your iPhone screen so you can get all of the data at a glance.

There’s also a nice Lock screen widget that gives…

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Apple might retire iPhone X next year… just like it did iPhone 5 in 2013

Often, in the Apple rumor space, the what gets conflated with the why. If Apple retires iPhone X later this year, it wouldn’t be unprecedented. Just ask iPhone 5.

KGI Securities financial analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a history of getting information out of Apple’s supply chain, has clarified an earlier ”prediction” about Apple’s 2018 product line.

According to MacRumors, which obtained a copy of Kuo’s note:

iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch: Lowering iPhone X’s price after the 2H18 new models launch would be a negative to product brand value given 3D sensing and OLED display are features of the new high-price model. Additionally, to sell iPhone X at a lower price may have a negative impact on shipments of the new 6.1″ LCD iPhone in 2H18. Thus, we estimate iPhone X will reach end-of-life (EOL) around the middle of 2018.

Often, in the Apple rumor space, the what gets co…

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How to set up and use OpenEmu for retro gaming on macOS

Have an urge to play some retro games on macOS? You can with OpenEmu!

If you were inspired by our M.A.M.E. Mac mini arcade project to try a build a true to life arcade cabinet or if you just want to give retro gaming a go, then you’d likely be looking for an emulation software to help you get started. The software we used in our arcade project was OpenEmu and we show you how to get it up and running.

What is OpenEmu

OpenEmu is a free(you can donate if you like their software) and open source graphical front end for many software emulators (which in turn are also open source). OpenEmu makes it exceedingly easy to get you up and running your favourite older generation titles from a multitude of systems such as Atari, Nintendo, Sega and even arcade systems.

OpenEmu features

OpenEmu allows for simple set up. You need to simply download the installer, choose the emulators you want to freely download, and drag and drop your saved titles to the program window. It automatically, organiz…

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The Apple Watch Series 1 smartwatch has matched its low price at Target

Educate your watch.

Whether you want the 38mm Series 1 Apple Watch for $179.99 or the 42mm for $209.99, no other retailer can beat those Target prices. This deal matches prices we’ve seen from Target before.

Walmart has the next best price on both with the 38mm for $199 and the 42mm for $229, but those prices require actually going to a Walmart to pick them up. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Series 1 is the oldest generation of the Apple Watch, but the least expensive Series 3 watch still costs around $330. This deal is a great entry-level model to lure you into the world of smartwatches. It features a battery life of up to 18 hours and comes with a magnetic charging cable.

See the 38mm at Target See the 42mm at Target

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Best Nintendo Switch Games on Sale Now

Are you searching for a great game for your Switch without the high price? I’ve found the best games for a fraction of their price!

Have you played all of your Switch games and you’re looking for a bit more fun? Sixty dollars on a game seems a bit high, but I have found some great games currently on sale for your pleasure!

The Bridge

The Bridge is a puzzle game that goes against all means of physics and perspective. There are 48 puzzles that are completely unique from each other, each with different kinds of gravity manipulation, vortexes, and parallel dimensions. These hand-drawn puzzles are fun to solve and beautiful to look at while playing.

This game, on sale for about $4, shows love to M. C. Esher’s paintings while add it’s own spin to the puzzles. This is a great game, especially with it now being 60% off on the Nintendo Store.

See at Nintendo eShop

Stick it to the Man

Stick it to the Man is a hilarious story teller with a bit of puzzle solving in it. You play as a c…

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What you need to shoot pro-level video and photos with your iPhone

Capture breathtaking video and photos on your iPhone with some extra gear. It turns out you don’t need a DSLR for great footage!

The best camera is the one you have with you.

Shooting professional quality photography and video is tricky enough as it is, but what if you only have your iPhone? Then what do you do?

Having the right accessories in your back pocket can make a world of difference if you’re shooting on your mobile device (I should know… I forget to charge my DSLR constantly and often have to resort to snapping iPhone pictures instead…), and setting up a rig for your iPhone might actually show your professional side a bit more if your show up to a photography gig with more than just a smartphone.

Here’s how and what you need to turn your iPhone into a truly professional camera rig.

Cases
Lenses
Audio
Stabilizers
Lighting
Apps

Cases

The first thing you need to turn your iPhone into a professional video or photography rig is a good quality case, s…

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Best Drones for iPhone

What are the best drones I can control with my iPhone?

If you’re interested in buying your first drone or are curious but afraid of adopting an expensive new hobby, you’ll be happy to know you’re probably holding your first drone controller in your hands: your iPhone or iPad.

While professional drone pilots rely on sophisticated transmitters, which can end up costing hundreds of dollars, an amateur hobbyist just starting out can definitely get away with using their iPhone or iPad to control their drones, thanks to apps created by Parrot and DJI — arguably the biggest names in drones. We’ve broken down the best options for drones that are compatible with your iOS devices and divided them up into three categories depending on your budget and skill level.

Note: Before you head out flying with your new drone, you should make sure you’re in compliance with all FAA regulations or Canada’s new laws regarding drones

Budget
Mid-range
High-end

Budget

All the drones in this section…

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How to remotely help someone fix their iPhone, iPad, and Mac using Messages screen sharing

You can use Message screen sharing on your Mac to help fix problems on other Macs, as well as iOS devices. Here’s how.

Messages on the Mac works a lot likes its sibling app for iPhone and iPad, letting you keep in touch with friends and family through standard text messages or iMessage. But the Mac app has something extra to it as well: you can share your screen or view the screen of other Mac users.

You can invite someone to share your screen, or request or be invited to share the screen of another person’s Mac, and it’s all done through Messages. This is a great way to help troubleshoot problems on a remote Mac, and with a little help from QuickTime, you can even help with issues on an iPhone or iPad, too.

Here’s what you need to know about screen sharing on Mac.

How to share screens with another Mac user
How to help someone fix a problem with their iOS device using Messages screen sharing

How to share screens with another Mac user

Open Messages from your Dock or Application…

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