Five ways to master the Apple Watch’s Stand Ring (and have fun doing it)

Worried about getting credit for your stand hours on Apple Watch? Here are five things you can do to ensure it!

When I first started wearing my Apple Watch back in 2015, the Stand Ring and I were at war. I tend to work both sitting and standing throughout the day, but kept missing that key Stand hour. With the Exercise and Move rings, you can still achieve those goals even toward the end of the day. Miss a few too many hours with the Stand Ring, however, and your day’s goals are borked.

So I came up with a plan. An evil plan. You see, the Stand Ring is really based on a minute of movement rather than strict standing versus sitting — it wants to see you get up and walk around, or step away from the standing desk and do something more energetic.

If I wanted to get my Stand hours, I was going to have to turn that one minute of ”standing” into something a bit more fun and useful. Enter: The Stand Ring games!

Here’s how you play: When the Stand Ring buzzes, you get up and d…

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How to mark up documents in the Files app

This is how you can mark up documents in the Files app in iOS 11.

With iOS 11, you can quickly mark up documents all over the system, including in the Files app. Markup allows you to write, draw, and make highlights on your documents just as you’d be able to do on paper. You’ll find most if not all of the documents on your iPad in the new Files app, which brings together items from iCloud, Dropbox, and other storage services, along with local files, and puts them in a central location.

Here’s how you can go about marking up your documents in the Files app.

How to mark up a document in the Files app

Marking up a document in the Files app is pretty simple. Here’s how you do it.

Open the Files app.
Tap the file that you want to mark up.
Tap the markup button in the top-right corner. Note: if you’re marking up a document on an iPad Pro, you can just start writing or drawing on the document with the Apple Pencil if you’ve got one.

Mark up your document with the tools of your choice…

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Best iPhone 7 Cases of 2017

What’s the best case for iPhone 7? We have a few favorites that we know will hold up!

The iPhone 7 is an incredible piece of tech to have in your pocket on a day-to-day basis, so keeping it protected, scratch-free, and, most importantly, stylish is vital!

While there are thousands of different cases available online and in-store for your shiny new iPhone 7, there are only a handful that will really be worth buying. Plus, it’s hard to determine what actually works and what’s just a whole lot of hype.

Here are some of our favorite cases for the iPhone 7!

What to look for in a case

There are always a few things you should look for in a good case.

You’ll want something shock-absorbent to prevent damage in case of a fall. A TPU bumper around the edge of your phone will do the trick, especially those cases that boast ”air pockets” in the corners. Have you ever seen an iPhone that’s been dropped on its corner? Spider web city.

You’ll also want a case with a raised bezel arou…

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This $7 accessory will revolutionize the way you use your phone

Ease is a ring away.

We have all done it. You are laying in bed or on the couch scrolling through the latest news, social media or cat memes on your phone and then splat. You just dropped your phone on your face, and it hurt. Even worse, it fell from your face onto the floor and now your precious phone has a cracked screen. Now that your face and ego are bruised, you realize that something needs to be done to ensure this travesty never happens again.

Allow me to introduce you to the phone holder that will not only revolutionize the way you use your phone, but make you feel safe all the while! Amazon has the 2-pack Aukey Phone Ring Holder for $6.99 when you apply coupon code AUKEYHP3 during checkout. This is the lowest price ever by $3.

Simply attach the 3M adhesive firmly onto the back of your phone or phone case, and you are all set. Now you can take that selfie with confidence. Better yet, watch your favorite movie by using the 180-degree flip-over ring design, and 360-degree r…

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Best AR experiences for social media right now!

Looking to add a little pop of AR to your social media? Here are the best augmented reality experiences available so far!

When you think of augmented reality, depending on your age and your exposure to online shenanigans, your opinions and thoughts on it might be incredibly varied — but one place where AR is fun for everyone? Social media!

It doesn’t matter if you’re playing with a simple dog filter, using your phone to explore and catch Pokémon, or doing anything on any app in between, augmented reality is getting more and inclusive with your social media and how you interact with the world around you.

Here are the best AR experiences available for your social media right now!

Pokémon GO
… Tinder?


If you’re someone who’s been on the internet for more than 24 minutes in the last 5 or so years (p.s. congrats for leaving your subterranean layer and gracing us with your presence, you probably pale, goblin-like creature), then yo…

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Rapporter om svällande Iphone 8 Plus-batterier – en ska ha varit förstörd redan vid leverans

Två Iphone 8 Plus ska ha blivit totalförstörda av sina svällande batterier. Apple ska nu analysera vad felet beror på.

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iMore show 573: Dude, it’s chocolate cake

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!

iMore show is back! This week, Rene Ritchie and Mikah Sargent recap Rene’s visit to Apple Park and take a detailed look at all that makes the new iPhones, well, new! Along the way, they explore ARKit, answer YOUR questions, and discuss the privacy protections built into Face ID.

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Show notes

Apple Park and the Steve Jobs Theater
Face ID non-fail
Enabling a non-existent FM radio
The new iPhones are newer than you might think!

[Mikah Sargent(
Rene Ritchie
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The best wireless chargers for your new phone

It’s been eight years since wireless charging first came to smartphones with the Palm Pre, but it took Apple building it into the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X to make it matter to the mainstream. That’s no snarky jab at Apple or its customers; in fact the iPhone’s newfound embrace of wireless charging is reason to celebrate for all those who’ve ever known the joy of cutting the (charging) cord!

That’s because wireless charging is about to return to the scene in a big way – and this time, there’s no pesky standards war to get in the way of progress. I’m MrMobile and here’s everything you need to know if you’re treating your smartphones to a wireless charger in 2017.

Featured Products

Qi Infinity
Itian Wooden charger
Pasonomi Wooden charger
Pond Ripple wireless charger battery
Fonesalesman QiStone
TYLT Vu -First Generation
Belkin Boost-up
Fonesalesman Woodpuck Bamboo
Samsung Convertible Wireless Charging Pad

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iPhone 8, ’swollen batteries’, and what you really need to know

There are a small percentage of battery failures every year for every lithium-ion phone. But that won’t stop iPhone 8 ’swollen batteries’ from making headlines!

Here’s the thing: Every year, every iPhone— every phone by every manufacturer sold anywhere and everywhere around the world — will have some small percentage of battery failures. That can include swelling, combustion, and suddenly failure to charge or hold a charge. It’s the realities of the lithium-ion technology currently used in the power cells. It happens every year. It happens all the time.

It may not be widely known because it didn’t used to be widely reported. A few outlets would cover it but pretty much everyone knew what it was and took it for what it was — a curiosity more than actual news.

This year, we’re getting numerous headlines about it happening twice with iPhone 8.


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Apple lägger vantarna på bildanalyseringsföretag

Mjukvara från franska Regaind kan hamna i framtida Apple-produkter.

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