What you need to know
The iFixit team is taking apart an iPhone 12 live on YouTube right now.
If you’re looking to see what’s inside your new iPhone, this is the place to be.
You should be able to watch the video back once it’s concluded, too.
Time to see how Apple does things.
When it comes to taking iPhones apart iFixit is probably the biggest name in the game. The outfit takes things apart and then tells us how to fix them again and that’s an invaluable service. The folk in the iFixit team is at it again, this time live-streaming the teardown of an iPhone 12.
You might be babying your new iPhone to try and make sure that it lasts for as long as possible, but not iFixit. The first thing they did when getting their iPhone was to start taking its insides and putting them on the outside. And you can watch it live!
Did you nab yourself a new iPhone today? Let me know in the comments – I want all the deets!…read more
How do you make sure you don’t lose your photos, messages, and other data? Back up your iPhone and iPad now!
If you’re like a lot of iPhone owners, your phone, and the data is stores, plays a central role in your day-to-day life. It stores your photos, messages, documents, even your health data in a lot of cases. And a lot of the same is true of your iPad, too. The data you store on your devices is important, maybe even essential, and you should treat it as such. To make sure that data stays safe, it’s best to back it up, particularly when you download a software update such as iOS 14. Whether you rely on the cloud or swear by local backups on your PC or Mac, it’s important to maintain a regular backup routine in case something happens to your iPhone or iPad.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to back up your iPhone or iPad.
What is a backup?
How to enable iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad
How to manually trigger an iCloud backup
How to back up your iPhon…
The only way to earn these rewards is to complete the Crown Tundra Pokédex.
The Crown Tundra expansion is finally here, bringing back old Pokémon and introducing new ones. With the Crown Tundra comes a new Pokédex within Pokémon Sword and Shield to make one of the best Nintendo Switch games even better. The Crown Tundra Pokédex has 210 entries to fill, though some of those overlap with the other Pokédexes in the game. Here’s what you get for completing the Crown Tundra Pokédex.
To get the rewards, you need to speak with the scientist in the white lab coat at the Crown Tundra Station after completing your Crown Tundra Pokédex.
Replica State Crown
It’s nice to be able to show off that you’ve completed the Isle of Armor Pokédex. When you complete it, you’ll get a Replica Gold Crown you can wear around.
A lovely certificate
Similar to what you get for completing the Isle of Armor Pokédex, you get a certificate for completing the Crown Tundra Pokédex. You can take a l…read more
We all know that it’s important to plan for retirement. But actually sitting down to make a plan can seem daunting. Plynty is an app that helps you create and track big financial goals with minimal fuss. Right now, you can pick up a lifetime subscription for just $29.99 — that’s 82% off the full price.
With short-term savings, you can easily adapt your lifestyle to fit your goals. But retirement planning is different; you need a plan that will fit your lifestyle over the decades.
Plynty helps you look to the future, using data from today. Available on iOS and Android, the app connects to your accounts to build a picture of your current finances.
Plynty then calculates your path towards a comfortable retirement and provides everyday tips on spending and saving. You also get personalized quotes on useful products and financial forecasts for a variety of outcomes.
You would normally pay $175 for a lifetime subscription, but it’s now only $29.99 with this deal.
Plynty Finan…read more
Nintendo Switch has tons of awesome games available right now! Plus, there are dozens more in the pipeline. Here is every Switch game.
When the Nintendo Switch first launched, there were fewer than a dozen titles available for sale. But, as time goes by, and as game makers realize the popularity of Nintendo’s hybrid mobile console, more and more titles are being added to the list all of the time. This list has every Switch game, in digital and game card form, as well as games that are officially coming to Switch sometime in the future. If you’re interested, we also have a list of the best Nintendo Switch games of all time.
What’s new? New games released and announced games coming soon
Here’s where you’ll find everything new that is either now available in the Switch eShop or as a physical game card, as well as games that have recently been announced as coming to the Switch.
New physical game cartridges you can buy right now!
Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed – October 16 – $40
Racing is more fun when you’re competing against others.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a fun new AR racing game that allows you to compete with Bowser Jr. and the other Koopalings. If you happen to have multiple karts and multiple Nintendo Switch consoles handy, you can also host a race with other players. Afterall, racing is more fun when you’ve got real people to compete against.
Having issues starting a multiplayer race? I’m here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about Mario Kart Live multiplayer as well as how to set up a multiplayer Mario Kart Live race.
Mario Kart Live multiplayer
How many people can play?
Is there online multiplayer?
Host a race
Join a race
Start a multiplayer race
How many people can play at once?
Mario Kart Live supports up to four players. Each person will need their own kart and their own Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite in order for multiplayer to be an option.
Does Mario Kart Live have online multiplayer?
No, Mario Kart…read more
What you need to know
Apple Card can no longer be used when shopping at Amazon.
Existing cards have been removed as payment options.
Users adding new cards are seeing errors.
There’s been no notification why, either.
Apple Card owners can no longer use their card to pay for purchases on Amazon and there doesn’t seem to be any indication as to why that is.
As spotted by users on Reddit and then picked up by 9to5Mac, existing Apple Cards are being removed from Amazon’s payment options and nobody can re-add them. Users instead received an error.
Just checked as well. My Apple Card has been removed from my Amazon Wallet. Tried to re-add it and getting this error
There was a problem. We’re sorry, we weren’t able to save your credit card information. Please enter it again or try using another form of payment.
Amazon hasn’t yet officially said what’s going on but one Reddit user was able to get hold of an online customer service team member. According to them, it’s because A…read more
Starting November 9th, Nintendo will sell single left or right Joy-Cons for only $40.
What you need to know
Nintendo announced via Twitter that individual Joy-Cons will be available for purchase starting November 9, 2020.
They come in either a left Neon Blue or a right Neon Red.
The single Joy-Cons will cost $40 each, which is $10 cheaper than they used to sell for.
Nintendo of America just announced via Twitter that single Joy-Cons will be available for purchase starting November 9, 2020. The options are either a left Neon Blue controller or a right Neon Red controller and they will cost $40 each. Nintendo has previously sold individual Joy-Cons, but they have been very hard to find recently and previously sold for $50 instead of $40. So, you’ll be able to save $10 this go around.
Starting on 11/9, single #NintendoSwitch Joy-Con controllers will be available for purchase for $39.99. Choose from the left Joy-Con controller in Neon Blue, and the right Joy-Con controller in Neon…read more
What you need to know
There’s set to be a shortage of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro handsets in Taiwan when the devices go on sale tomorrow.
There’s reportedly a lower number of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro handsets available compared with last year’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
DigiTimes reports that Foxconn and Pegatron are accelerating production.
Shortages should only be a short-term problem.
Taiwanese buyers of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro might find that they struggle to pick one up with shortages expected across carriers and retailers, according to a report. But people shouldn’t have to wait for stock levels to stabilize, with both Foxconn and Pegatron upping their game to deal with the shortage.
A new DigiTimes report notes that a shortage of handsets is expected when the new iPhones go on sale in Taiwan, but the problem should be rectified within a couple of weeks.
Taiwan’s telecom and channel operators are to face a short supply of the iPhone 12 lineup when they be…read more
The phone you carry with you every day is your most important and most personal device. It’s got to be fast, reliable, and has the most advanced features you need every day. Since Apple changed the landscape of iPhones in 2020, the iPhone 12 is now the best iPhone for most people. Best of all, it’s available in two different sizes.
Best Overall: iPhone 12 (2020)
Apple’s latest flagship device comes in five amazing colors and features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. You’ll see a ceramic shield front on the outside, which offers four times the drop performance of older iPhones.
Like the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (see below), the iPhone 12 includes 5G technology for super-fast downloads and high‑quality streaming. Inside, you’ll also find an A14 Bionic chip, the fastest smartphone chip to date. The iPhone 12 also supports MagSafe accessories and wireless chargers.
The key differences between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineups largely focus on the camera syste…read more