Accessory company Hyper today announced the HyperDrive USB-C Hub for the 2018 iPad Pro. Apple’s latest iPad Pro is the first of the company’s tablets to include USB-C (replacing the Lightning port), allowing support for third-party USB-C accessories like Hyper’s new device.
The HyperDrive for iPad Pro adds six total ports to the tablet: 4K HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot, Micro SD card slot, USB-A 3.0, and USB-C Power Delivery. Hyper explains that the accessory features a replaceable C-shape grip that holds the USB-C hub securely onto the iPad Pro.
The device is available in Space Gray and Silver, to match the iPad Pro’s colors, [...]
WhatsApp received an update this morning that adds official support for the larger display on Apple’s iPhone XS Max, as well as some other improvements and new clues on what’s next for the messaging platform.
Prior to today’s update, the WhatsApp interface didn’t scale properly on the 2,688 x 1,242 resolution screen exclusive to Apple’s new 6.5-inch device, but happily the issue has been fixed in this update and the UI now takes full advantage of the larger OLED display.
Elsewhere in this version (2.18.100), WhatsApp has introduced a redesigned contextual action menu for message bubbles in chat threads. Previously, a long press on a [...]
Nearly a year and half ago, OWC was one of the first companies to launch a Thunderbolt 3 dock, offering over a dozen ports of various types to support a variety of accessories. While I loved the sheer number of the ports offered on the original version of the dock, there were some shortcomings, including a lack of any 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and only 60 watts of charging power, which may not be enough for 15-inch MacBook Pro users.
Users for whom those two concerns are dealbreakers will be glad to hear that OWC is launching an updated version of its Thunderbolt 3 dock in just a few weeks, addressing these issues.
The new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is exactly the [...]
Instagram today announced two major updates to the shopping feature in the Instagram app that’s designed to allow users to make purchases directly from Instagram.
Shopping within Stories, a feature that began rolling out in June, is expanding to businesses across 46 countries. When watching Stories from brands, items that are featured can be tapped so you can learn more about them.
Instagram is also adding a new Shopping channel in the Explore section of the Instagram app that’s personalized to each individual user. The Shopping channel is located alongside other topic channels, and it will feature brands you follow and brands you might like.