Even with all Apple's battery health tools the battery on your older iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 could probably still use a little more juice. There's no such thing as too much battery life, and a battery case can provide up to 20 hours of extra browsing, video watching and texting.
There's no shortage of Lightning to USB cables for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. While some of the new iPhones are equipped with wireless charging, a cable still comes in handy for charging and syncing to a computer. With so many Lightning-compatible cables on the market, how can one choose the best value cable for the money?
Apple reportedly has engineers working on a stylus for the iPhone. Despite Steve Jobs' famous lines disparaging smartphones with a stylus ten years ago, times have changed. The iPad Pro supports Apple Pencil, and devices such as the Galaxy note come with the accessory. Should Apple launch an iPhone-compatible pencil, it wouldn't be available until 2019.
There are now two ways to get a wireless CarPlay system in your vehicle: purchase the 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan, or pick up the Alpine iLX-107 receiver. At $900 retail, the second option represents a significant cost savings and the unit can be installed in almost any vehicle. Alpine is the first to offer an aftermarket CarPlay solution with wireless support.
IKEA plans to add Apple HomeKit capabilities to its line of smart lighting known as TRÅDFRI this summer. The firmware update will bring smart home technology within reach of even more people across the globe, thanks to the relatively affordable options IKEA provides. According to the press release, IKEA will soon make its $80 TRÅDFRI gateway kit compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well as Apple HomeKit.