I’d love lock screen complications in iOS 12

Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I’m looking at my iPhone lock screen.

One of the best things about Apple Watch is how the watch face makes so much data so immediately glanceable. That’s thanks to the watchOS take on ”complications”, They’re hyper-dense and provide immediate access to a wealth of information. I’ve become so dependent on complications that, if I’m ever not wearing my Apple Watch, I inevitably find myself staring at my wrist trying to figure out where they’ve all gone.

I’ve tried using my iPhone’s Lock screen to fill the same need but it just can’t do it. It can provide notifications when they come in, but not persistent information when I want it. For that, I’d need Lock screen complications. And I’m hoping for them in iOS 12.

It’s complicated

”Complications” refer to any feature on a watch beyond showing the time in hours and minutes. Apple Watch takes advantage of the transition from analog and digital to comput…

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Save £30 on the Amazon Echo Plus and get a free Philips Hue bulb (UK)

Save £30 on the Amazon Echo Plus and get a free Philips Hue bulb!

When it comes to creating a smart home, there are few ways that make the process easier than the Amazon Echo Plus, a connected speaker that can connect with various devices and allow you to manage them all through the power of voice. For a limited time only, the online retail giant is offering £30 off the Echo Plus in the UK and is bundling a Philips Hue bulb to get started.

Priced at £109.99, you not only get the smart hub that can connect to various services and even playback music, but also what will be the start of transforming your home into a connected world. The Philips Hue family of bulbs are not just ideal for shining light in dark areas but can be controlled remotely thanks to built-in wireless.

As an added bonus, you don’t need a Philips Hue hub device to bridge the gap between the Amazon Echo Plus and said bulbs. Everything works as is.

See at Amazon

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Adding music to Nanoleaf’s Aurora lights is a dream come true

This is a great first step toward the future of smart lighting.

My biggest complaint about smart lighting is that it doesn’t play nice with the other things in my life. I want the lights to dim and change colors to match what I see on the television, or flash along with my PS4 controller when something exciting happens in a game.

While we know there are a couple of companies eager to see this kind of integrations with its products, the folks at Nanoleaf have made good on a promise made when the Aurora lights launched. It’s called the Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm, and it should probably be included with every kit Nanoleaf sells.

Not familiar with Nanoleaf? Check out our experience with the Aurora!

Simple set up

The Nanoleaf Aurora lights have an unusual but surprisingly simple to set up. Each light panel has three connectors, one on each side of the triangle. You can connect these triangles to each other in whatever configuration you want, as long as one panel in the array is connect…

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Control this $40 iHome Smart Plug using Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant

Voice commands for all the things!

Is this deal for me?

Home automation accessories are one of the coolest things out there, but they can also get pretty expensive. Right now you can save $10 on iHome’s Wi-Fi Smart Plug, dropping the price down to just $39.99. This plug can be controlled using Apple’s HomeKit, Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa.

That’s right, you don’t even have to get up to control the items you plug into it. The future is here. Some other features include:

Broadest Smart Home platform support, compatible with Apple HomeKit, Nest, Smart Things, Wink, Amazon Alex and Google Assistant
WiFi enabled wall plug lets you control small appliances using 1800 watts or under,
Great for controlling lights, window air conditioners, fans, portable heaters, coffee makers, home audio systems and more
Pre-paired remote control included. Turn plug on or off without smartphone or tablet. Great for children and guest control of connected devices.
Global remote access., 24/7 home …

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Make your wall outlets more useful by adding two USB ports for just $15

Make your outlets work better for you!

Is this deal for me?

Right now you can grab this 15-Amp USB Wall Receptacle for just $14.64 at Amazon, which happens to be a new all-time low for this product. It normally sells for closer to $22, and has only ever dropped as low as $17 in the past. Best Buy has a 3.6-Amp option from Insignia (meaning far less power output) for just $9.99.

Gone are the days of searching for a power brick to plug into the cable that’s in your hands. Replace outlets around your house and office with some of these so that you can just simply plug those cables right into the wall for a seamless experience.

Highest power device on the market
Two vertical high powered USB Ports
3.6A charging capacity
Smart chip-powered USB ports recognize the requirements of attached device and optimize charge accordingly
Back and side wired for easy installation

TL;DR

What makes this deal worth considering? – This is a new all-time low for this product, but the biggest thing …

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Texas Rangers kräver att Apple låser upp Iphone SE

Delstatspolisen i Texas har fått en fullmakt utfärdad av domstol för att kräva Apple på upplåsning av Sutherland Springs-skyttens Iphone SE och Icloud-konto.

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Pixelboard gör Ipad till en uppkopplad whiteboard

Black Pixel har släppt en ny Ipad-app som fungerar som en whiteboard som flera användare kan ansluta till och visa varandra idéer visuellt.

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Amazon UK discounts vital mobile accessories ahead of Black Friday

Save on power banks, storage expansion, and more ahead of Black Friday!

There are a bunch of deals running on Amazon and we’re still in the run-up to Black Friday. Some of these promotions cover vital accessories for smartphones and other portable devices. Such listings include 20 percent off a 32GB MicroSD card and more than 60 percent off a 12,000 mAh power bank.

There’s nothing worse than running out of power and needing to reach someone or use the internet in a location without access to a power outlet. This is where a handy power bank comes into play, supplying your smartphone or portable device with much-needed juice. As for SD cards, these are used for storing not only photos but documents and other files.

Here are a few recommended items you should take with you on journeys:

AUKEY 12,000 mAh power bank – £11.99 (61% off)
GRDE 25,000 mAh power bank – £17.58 (41% off)
KiWiBiRD all-in-one SD card reader – £8.99 (18% off)
SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card – &pound…

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Uppgifter: Apple förlänger garantiperiod för problem med Macbook Pro-skärmar

Enligt nya uppgifter har Apple förlängt garantiperioden för Macbook Pro, upp till fyra år efter inköpsdatum ska det nu gälla.

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Så delar du Apple Watch-aktivitet med familj och vänner

Behöver du lite extra motivation för att komma ut på den där löprundan? Om du har bekanta med Apple Watch kan ni peppa varandra.

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