Sad about the death of AirPower? Take a look at these alternatives!

Apple threw in the towel and canceled the product known as AirPower, which was a wireless charging pad that was going to be able to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods 2 all together at once. If you’ve been waiting for AirPower this long, you’re likely disappointed by the news; however, there are the best Apple Airpower mat alternatives out there that offer very similar solutions to what Apple was promising us with their Qi charging pad.

3-in-1 charging

Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition

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If you really want the closest experience you can get to what AirPower was promising us, the Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition is the option for you. With enough space on the wireless charging pad for two devices — your iPhone and AirPods — the Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition has a built-in charger for your Apple Watch.

$140 at Best Buy$140 at Nomad

Non-wireless option

OLEBR All-in-One Charging Station

While this isn’t a wireless charging pad, I…

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Learn all about the ACNH Fall Update

Pumpkins, leaves changing colors, new characters, and more.

Within the Northern Hemisphere, Animal Crossing: New Horizons fall changes officially starts to show on your island on September 1. You’ll notice that the small island icon that shows up in the bottom right corner of your screen during loading times is a more yellowy hue. Additionally, when you shake your island’s trees, you’ll occasionally find acorns and pinecones.

However, you’ll need to wait until October 1 to see some real changes. This includes the leaves changing color and the start of additional fall events. There are a few new characters not to mention the Halloween and Thanksgiving activities to get excited about. Here’s everything coming in the free Animal Crossing Fall Update.

ACNH Fall Update

How to download the update
Gifts in the mail
Autumn changes and colors
Buy candy from Nook’s Cranny
Halloween costumes and character customization
Grow your own pumpkin patch
New crafting materials and DIY recipes

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ACNH: Dress up for Halloween with these Zelda costumes

The Animal Crossing fan base is amazing and soooo creative!

I’ve been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a few months now and I absolutely love it. It’s such a happy, care-free game that relaxes me and helps me forget about the stresses in my life. Another thing I love about the Animal Crossing series is how wholesome and creative the fan base is. For instance, some awesome people have taken advantage of the custom designing feature to create clothing themed around The Legend of Zelda series. You can bring these outfits to your game by scanning QR codes. Here are a bunch of Zelda-themed outfits as well as instructions on how to bring them into Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Zelda outfits
How to scan QR codes

Fan-made Zelda outfits

If you’re a crazy Zelda fan like me, you really need to check out these designs! You’ll find everything from Link’s green tunic from Wind Waker, to Princess Zelda’s dress in Ocarina of Time, to Lady Urbosa’s outfit from Breath of the Wild. The …

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ACNH: How to find and craft all Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

Get crafting so you can decorate your island for Halloween!

The Animal Crossing Fall Update brought with it several new Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes so you can decorate your island and get ready for Halloween. Turns out that some of these decorations take a lot of materials, so you’re going to want to start growing your pumpkin patch right now if you want to make them all.

Here are all Animal Crossing Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes, how to find them, and what materials you need to craft them.

ACNH Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

How to find recipes
All Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes
Customize Spooky Pumpkin decor
Spooky Wall, Flooring, and Rug

How to find Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

You’ll find Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes by talking to villagers while they are working at their crafting tables. Talk to them and they will give you the recipe. You might also find certain Spooky Pumpkin decorations for sale at Nook’s Cranny. Check in each day to see what’s offered.

If you haven’t collected…

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Here are our favorite dream islands to visit in ACNH

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

For the past several months, I’ve seen hundreds or gorgeous Animal Crossing: New Horizons villages that have seemingly been terraformed and decorated by experts. Up until recently, I’ve had to admire these creations from afar by watching YouTube videos or getting lucky enough to get invited over by the owners. Well, all that changed with the Summer Wave 2 update, which has brought dreaming to the game.

Players can share their dream islands with others using an Animal Crossing Dream Address. The best part about it is that that visitors can run around and look at your creations without affecting the ”real” island. Since this is the case, several talented island curators have been sharing their Animal Crossing Dream Addresses publicly so others can admire their work. We’ve looked around and gathered the most gorgeous islands we could find. Here are the best dream islands to visit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

If you want any dreamland help, che…

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ACNH: Here’s how to unlock Halloween body paint and eye colors

Time to get ready for Halloween!

Now that the month of October has officially begun you can start dressing your Animal Crossing avatar up for Halloween! When the Fall Update hit, new body paint options and eye colors were added to the game. But just how do you access these cool new looks? We’re here to help you. Here’s how to unlock Animal Crossing body paint and new eye colors and how to get all dressed up for Halloween.

Dressing up:

Unlocking body paint and eye colors
Using new body paint and eye colors

How to unlock body paint and new eye colors

Head to Resident Services.
Interact with the Nook Stop kiosk.

Select Redeem Nook Miles.
Scroll down and select Body-Paint Costume Tips or Exploring New Eye Colors. They each cost 2,400 Nook Miles.

Select Redeem. A ticket will print out and your character will automatically learn these new customization options.

How to use new body paint and new eye colors

Go interact with a mirror.
Select Change it up!

Choose the…

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ACNH: Decorate your island with these spooky QR codes

Spooky, scary skeletons, and more.

Halloween is almost here now that the Animal Crossing Fall Update is in full swing. There’s plenty to do whether it be growing your own pumpkin patch or collecting Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes and decor.

But if you’re looking for some costumes, festive attire, or decorations to put around your home, then you’ll definitely want to check out creations from fellow Animal Crossing fans. Here are the best Animal Crossing Halloween QR codes, Creator IDs, and Design IDs.

Best Animal Crossing Halloween QR codes

There are plenty of creepy and spooky designs to get you and your island ready for Halloween.

Skull face paint

Want a little splash to add to your face. Try these creepy face paint.

Fall leaves

Excited for the leaves to change colors? You could wait… or you could put this sweet pattern all over your island.

Spooky tiles

These gorgeous bricks are sure to add a splash of spooky color to your island.

I made a halloween-y path! It’s 8 tile…

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ACNH: Tips and tricks for meeting Jack on Halloween

This is Halloween. This is Halloween.

Animal Crossing is sneakily one of the best Nintendo Switch games for Halloween. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy leading up to the last day of October when Jack, the self proclaimed ”reigning Czar of Halloween” makes his appearance. Not sure what this guys deal is? Well, we’re here to tell you all about it and how to prepare to meet him.

Animal Crossing Jack

About Jack
Tips and Tricks for Halloween
How to dress like Jack
Jack’s Spooky Furniture

Animal Crossing Jack the Czar of Halloween

On October 31st, players will get to celebrate Halloween festivities with their villagers and a special holiday character named Jack. Jack is a specter with a pumpkin head who has appeared in several previous Animal Crossing games. Although, we’re not entirely sure what his function will be since some of the other pre-existing NPCs have been tweaked a little in this latest game.

In past games, Jack has shown up during October and ask…

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Do I need to redraw the Mario Kart Live racetrack every play session?

Best Answer: Yes and no. If you’ve just created a track, the game will remember the layout until you disconnect the karts from the Switch or turn the Switch off. If you turn the game back on after not having played for a few hours or days, you’ll need to redraw the track. To make it easier to remember boundary lines, it helps to use things like cones or other real-world items.

Racetrack props: Multicolor cones set ($19 at Amazon)

Mario Kart Live save courses

How does it know where the track is?
Does it save the tracks you’ve drawn?

How does the game know where the track is?

When you start a new Mario Kart Live game, the first player (or only player) will be asked to draw out the layout of the racetrack. The game makes a big show of this by having a Lakitu playfully dump virtual paint on your kart wheels.

Then you need to drive through the included four cardboard gates in order from one to four before heading back to gate one. The game only allows you to create looped tr…

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