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learn everything you need to know about developing for ios 12!

ios 12 has brought a ton of great new features to the iphone and ipad that could be incorporated into a new app. if you're looking to get into the exciting career of app development, there has never been a better time! each new version of ios has changed how millions of people interact with their phones and the demand to learn to build apps for the new version of the mobile platform will never be higher. code your own app for ios 12! learn moreif you have no experience in app development, or even if you do, learning the new ios can be difficult. taking courses can disrupt your life, and cost you significant money. don't worry, imore digitial offers is here to help you out.the essential ios 12 development bundle will teach you everything...




store 256gb of important data with sandisk's $50 ultra fit usb 3.1 flash drive

sandisk's 256gb ultra fit usb 3.1 flash drive is down to $49.99 on amazon. except for a very brief drop back in july, this is the lowest price we have ever seen on this drive. since that july deal, the drive has been selling for around $60, but it was selling as high as $70 before that. this is the best value per gb of the ultra fit's capacities, and the device's usb 3.0 little brother doesn't even have 256gb as...




how to view web pages on apple watch in watchos 5

now that you've downloaded watchos 5, you can finally view web pages and even browse the internet on your apple watch. i'll say up front that it's not a great experience, it's just too slow and fiddly to be enjoyable. however, if your phone isn't handy and your apple watch is all you've got on you, it does work. you can even search the web, even though there is not a built-in browser. here's how you do it:an important note: this will only work if you have an apple watch series 3 or series 4.how to access the web on your apple watch using a message or emailthere is no built-in browser on your apple watch, but when someone sends you a link to a website, you can access the web from there.go to the message or email that has a web link.tap o...




pixelmator pro, the mac-focused photo editing app, is currently 50% off

the popular mac photo editing app pixelmator pro is currently on sale for just $29.99 via the mac app store for a limited time. this back to school promotion saves you 50% on the purchase, making it the perfect time to buy. pixelmator pro brings a bunch of big improvements over pixelmator for mac, and it offers touch bar support, automatic color adjustments, svg and heif support, and much more.it also supports icloud syncing, multiple tabs, special gestures for the force touch trackpads, and even works in split-view. it's designed from the b...




how to play nes games online with friends on your nintendo switch

one of the great little benefits about the recently launched nintendo switch online service is the library of classic nes titles that are free to access with your subscription. as if access to these classic nintendo titles isn't cool enough, you can also play any of the two-player games online with a friend. what i wouldn't have given for this ability on my original nes...anyway, here's how to jump into some of that classic action with a friend.hopping into a two-player session with your friend is pretty easy. here's how to do it.if you already have a session going and you would like a friend to join you, all they would do is follow the same ...




beats solo3 wireless vs bose qc35 ii: which is better?

long-lasting batteryall-around qualitythe beats solo3 wireless headphones sound as good as they are stylish, and its 40-hour battery life will keep you listening to your favorite stuff for a long time. the built-in w1 chip makes the beats solo3 a perfect companion to any iphone; however, the lack of noise cancellation in a pair of headphones this size is unfortunate.$197 at amazonprosw1 chip built-inamazing battery-lifelots of color optionsfast fuel for quick top upsconsnot as comfortableno noise cancellationthe noise cancellation on qc 35 iis is just incredible, and bose has been the gold standard in that regard for quite some time. the sound on these headphones is exceptionally balanced, meaning regardless of what you listen to you're go...




how to measure with ar on iphone

our two kitchen windows needed some new blinds. so naturally, i got out my iphone.if that seems like a non-sequitur to you, remember that apple is all-in on augmented reality (or ar, as we say in the biz). so we took this opportunity to play around with a few third-party ar measuring apps, as well as apple's new measure app, released on sept. 17 as a part of ios 12.if you've ever had to measure a window for blinds, you know that wrangling a tape measure can be a two-person job, so one person holding an iphone to make measurements has some distinct appeal. accurate measurements are critical, though, particularly for inside mounted blinds.a trip to the app store revealed plenty of third-party apps to choose from. so i downloaded eight of the...




how to sign up for the free trial of nintendo switch online

the day has finally come, nintendo switch gamers. the nintendo switch online service is finally launching, so you can no longer enjoy that sweet free online gaming you've been doing with splatoon 2, super mario kart 8, and other first party titles.let's pour one out to the free online play, fellas.however, fret not! online play is still available, but at a cost. fortunately, it's still not as expensive as a playstation plus or xbox live membership, so there's that. but if you want to gauge whether it's something you can live without or not, then it's wise to sign up for the trial.here's how to do it.prime your nintendo switchlink your nintendo accountsign up for nintendo switch online with trialprep your nintendo switchin order to get ...




nomad's new $100 base station wireless charger is simply beautiful

apple started supporting wireless charging with the iphone 8, and continues to do so with all of its newer phones. wireless chargers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs some of them look more industrial than others, and then there's the newly-announced nomad base station, which is a beautifully designed wireless charging pad. the company is now accepting pre-orders for it, and it will officially begin shipping on october 1.it has a modern design with a padded leather surface to place your phone, led charging indicators, and an ambient light sensor that dims the leds at night. it has three high-power charging coi...




the best hidden features in ios 12 everyone should know about

happy apple update day, folks! apple released major updates to ios, watchos, and tvos this week, but the one that's the biggest deal is probably ios. that's because ios 12 is probably one of the better ios iterations, breathing new life into devices from up to five generations ago.we've covered all of the major changes in ios 12 earlier, but did you know about the cool hidden features that weren't big selling points in the keynote? fortunately, we're going to dive into those right now for you.when the iphone x first came out, it only supported one face to use for face id. however, it would learn your face appearance over time, such as when you wear sunglasses or hats and eventually adapt and learn.with ios 12, you can now set up an altern...




microsoft surface devices, ancestrydna kits, bluetooth headphones and speakers, and more are discounted in the uk

each day, the thrifter uk team scouts out and shares amazing deals on products you know and love, helping you find the best prices on the '...




how to prepare for your iphone upgrade program trade-in

the iphone upgrade program makes it easy to upgrade to a new iphone every year without having to drop nearly $1,000 all at once. it's been around for just a few years, but apple has improved the trade-in process with each new year. this year, you can trade in your current iphone for a new one in-person or online. if you decide to re-enroll online, apple will send you a trade-in kit for your current iphone so you can send it to them once you receive your new iphone.here are five things you need to know before trading in your iphone under the iphone upgrade program.get pre-approval for your new loan.back up your dataerase your personal datagather your necessary paperwork decide on your carrierstep 1: get pre-approval for your new loan.in ...




how to use the measure app in ios 12

moving into a new space and wondering if your old desk will fit? most people would suggest you measure the desk with a measuring tape, but if you're running ios 12 you don't need even need that!the new measure app allows you to use augmented reality (ar) to measure lines using only the back camera of your iphone. the measure app works pretty well in a pinch if you find yourself without a tape measure near you.how to measure an object in the measure appas of right now, the measure app can only measure straight lines, and since it uses the back camera, the more light you have, the better results you'll likely have.launch the measure app from your home screen.move the white dot to your start point. it will try to snap to corners when the came...




save 25% on various optimum nutrition protein powder flavors today

as part of its daily deals, amazon has a variety of optimum nutrition gold standard whey protein powders on sale for 25% off the original selling price. these don't see too many discounts, and when they do it's generally for single flavors instead of nearly all of them. there are some fun flavors included here, like strawberry banana, rocky road, cookies and cream and more.each container has five pounds of powder in it, which is enough to make around 70 protein shakes for yourself. prices star...




best external microphones for iphone video

the shure mv88 is the best microphone to use when shooting video with your iphone. it's mfi certified, has a built-in lightning connector, and provides crisp, clear, professional-sounding audio.who should buy this microphonethe shure mv88 is for anyone who wants professional-level audio with the video they shoot on their iphone. whether you're trying to make a music video for youtube or are filming a proper tv show or movie (it's been done!), the mv88 provides you with the presets and components necessary for recording superb audio that is much better than anything you'd get from the built-in iphone microphone.is it a good time to buy this microphone?yes. microphone technology, while improving slowly over the years, is already excellent, a...




iphone xs + max review: the best damn product apple's ever made, take 2

somehow, probably by infinite-looping around the apple park ring until it hit 88mph, apple was able to send tomorrow's iphone hurtling back in time almost a year. as a result, if you spent a few hundred bucks more and learned some new gestures, you've been living the last eleven months in the bezel- and home button-free future.but, as basically every sci-fi plot-twist ever has shown us, time travel is never without consequence. by releasing tomorrow's iphone last year, what was apple going to release now, today? the answer, of course, was and is — and maybe will be, temporal pardoxes are hard! — an s-type update. because, as much as some people dislike the iterative in-betweens, nobody likes nothing.as a result, i'm sure almost ever...




dark souls: remastered for nintendo switch: everything you need to know!

lordran — a kingdom ravaged by the dead and withering in the feeble glow of a setting sun. you, the chosen undead, can change its fate, but it will take persistence and skill.the name of dark souls has become associated with incredible difficulty, and as a result, many have shied away from it over the years. however, dark souls is coming to the nintendo switch, and with portability, refreshed visuals, and your best buddy solaire of astora in amiibo form, now is the perfect time to don your armor and dive in.don't be daunted by the challenges ahead. here's everything you need to know about dark souls on nintendo switch.see at amazonwhat's new with dark souls remastered for nintendo switch?september 19, 2018 — network test app for dark ...




how to get nintendo switch online without a credit card

some folks are just a little reticent to put their credit card information on their nintendo switch. perhaps it's because you have a child who regularly uses the switch and you don't want to make it easy for them to "accidentally" buy a bunch of loot boxes. or maybe you would rather keep your credit card information separate for safety reasons.whatever your reasoning for your desire to keep a separation of card and switch, it can pose a problem when you want to pay for things. for instance, with the recent launch of nintendo switch online, you may be wondering if you can pay for your subscription without a card. the short and fortunate answer is yes.nintendo switch online subscription cards.if you would like to subscribe to the recently un...




call the shots with v-moda's $20 boompro microphone

the v-moda boompro microphone for gaming and communication is down to $19.99 on amazon. this is the lowest price we've ever seen for a device that has never dropped below $25. this is a professional-grade mic enhanced with voice clarity and background noise reduction. if you have a pair of headphones like the $63 status audio cb-1 that have a headphone jack but no mic, you can add v-moda's device to open up how you communicat...




apple watch series 4 review

apple watch is the most important product apple has ever made. that's not hyperbole. it's certainly not fan-service. and you'd have to be literally the worst, burned-out, buzzed-up back-pager with an xs max-sized stick up the apps to even consider calling it bull$#!+.because apple watch saves lives. and it does it over and over again.by staying connected to you and keeping you connected, even in times of crisis and emergency; by encouraging you to stay active, regularly, reliably, quantifiable; and by alerting you to potentially life-threatening conditions and situations before they threaten your life, apple watch has been consistently, repeatedly, legitimately saving lives.now, sure, phones save lives. tablets. pcs. helicopters. ultraso...