Archive for the ‘iPad’ Category
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Netflix is pretty great, but unless you’ve picked up a recent smart TV you’re unlikely to be able to watch it directly on your television. Here are some ways to use your Android device or iPhone to play Netflix on your TV instead.
Use a Chromecast
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to get Netflix on your TV is to use Google’s Chromecast dongle. Simply plug the Chromecast to your TV and set it up, following the instructions. Then after you’ve installed the Chromecast app and connected to your Chromecast, go into the Netflix app and press the cast icon . After a few seconds of loading time, your Chromecast will play your Netflix content. You can select new videos or adjust the volume using the in-app controls.
Use an MHL adapter or cable on Android
Many recent Android phones (but not the Galaxy S6) support the MHL standard, letting you mirror your display to a TV, projector or monitor using a simple cable or adapter. Pick up an MHL adapter, then simply plug one end into your TV’s HDMI port and one end into your phone’s micro USB port. You can also plug in a power source to the micro USB port of the adapter, although as of MHL 2.0 this isn’t required. Once plugged in and your TV is set to the correct input, you’ll see your screen mirrored on the TV. Then just open up the Netflix app, sit back and enjoy. An Apple alternative is also available.
Use AirPlay & Apple TV on iPhone or iPad
The Apple TV is another easy way to watch Netflix on your TV using your iOS device. Simply plug in your Apple TV (2nd generation or later) and follow the instructions to set it up. Make sure both the Apple TV and your iOS device is connected to the same wireless network. Then, open the title you want to stream in the Netflix app. Click the AirPlay icon, and the Apple TV will take over playing the content. Your iOS device becomes your remote control.
I hope at least one of these options works well for you. If you have any questions or comments, please share them below or tweet us @mobilefun. Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Love Mei have made their name with powerfully protective cases.
They’re designed to provide protection from a range of hazards: drops, knocks, scratches, dust and water. They are made from aluminium, with a special impact truss that helps increase rigidity and prevent damage. The case also includes low profile bezels and a built-in Gorilla Glass screen protector, in order to keep your device’s screen in good condition. Finally, sealed audio and charging ports keep out dust and moisture. It’s a complete package that protects your device, without sacrificing look or size.
We first launched our range of Love Mei cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and they proved quite popular. Now, we’re expanding our range to three new devices: the iPad Air 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Samsung Note Edge. Take a look at the newcomers!
Love Mei cases for iPad Air 2
Love Mei cases for Tab S 8.4
Love Mei cases for Note Edge
What do you think of the new additions? Let us know in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Want an easy way to add storage to your iPhone, iPad or iPod? The Leef iBridge is a useful USB drive that plugs into your iOS device’s Lightning port, letting you copy files between iOS devices or a computer. Copying movies, music or photos between two iOS devices has never been easier or faster!
You can also use the iBridge to access files already copied onto it. For example, you could copy downloaded videos, music or photos to the drive from your PC, then play them directly on your iPhone without needing to copy them over first. Whether you’re on a long flight or a family road trip, with the iBridge you’ll be able to take your entire music or movie library with you without taking an extra megabyte of space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
You can even take photos and videos directly to the iBridge. This is brilliant for long photography sessions, or taking pictures even when your iPhone’s internal storage is already full.
The iBridge has a unique J shape that lets it curve around even the bulkiest cases, ensuring that it’s fully case-compatible. There’s also a cap that covers both ends of the iBridge, ensuring that these remain clean – they really have thought of everything here!
The Leef iBridge is available in 16GB and 32GB sizes, and is in stock right now. To place your order or see more information, please visit the product pages linked below:
You can also find more ways to increase the storage space available to your iPhone with our expandable iPhone 6 storage guide.
I hope you’ve found this article interesting. Please let us know what you think in the comments below, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun!
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Here’s something pretty cool: a magnetic premium keyboard case for the iPad Air 2. It’s called the Zagg Rugged Book Magnetic Keyboard Case, and it’s quite a unique proposition, providing both productivity gains and impressive protection. Let’s take a closer look.
We’ll start with the Rugged Book’s protective potential. This is provided by a combination of a tough polycarbonate shell and a soft silicone cover, working together to deaden impacts, block scratches and generally protect your iPad Air 2. The significant thickness of each layer means your Air 2 will become more bulky, but it also ensures that you’ll get far better protection than you would from a thinner case.
The next part of the equation is the keyboard, which uses backlit keys to allow use at all times of day. The keys feel tactile and responsive under your fingers, with sufficient key travel and key spacing to allow you to write quickly and accurately. The feel is very similar to a high-end laptop keyboard, and you’ll definitely notice a boost in productivity when you’re typing on this instead of the software keyboard. That boost will be a long-lasting one too, thanks to an epic battery life of over two years between recharges.
The overall effect is that of an armoured ultra-rugged laptop, with the Rugged Book propping up the display at a convenient angle when the Air 2 is in use, and then folding together to protect the screen when you’re on the move. An incredible magnetic hinge ensures that you can keep your Air 2 at a convenient angle at all times, and that the case closes securely too. As the connection is magnetic, you can also separate the two pieces quickly and easily when needed.
The Zagg Rugged Book Keyboard Case really is something, huh? For more information or to place your pre-order of this impressive iPad Air 2 case, please check out the product page linked below.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Apple are rumoured to be working on a 12-inch iPad Pro, designed to be the ultimate productivity tablet. That’s not available yet though, so for the moment the best you can get is the iPad Air 2 with some suitable accessories. That’s why today we’re going to look at just that – some of the best productivity accessories for the iPad Air 2. Let’s go!
A good stylus is important for scribbling notes and sketches, but why get just a stylus? This HexStyli from Olixar combines a stylus with five other functions: a pen, two screwdrivers, a ruler and a spirit level. It’s a handy tool to keep in your pocket or bag, and at such a low price it’s an easy sell.
Sometimes the difference between getting work done and getting annoyed is a good pair of headphones. These in-ear headphones provide excellent noise cancellation, allowing you to concentrate on the work at hand, even in crowded or noisy environments. They’re wireless too, so you can swap quickly between your iPad and your mobile, and go without the annoyance of a cable. The BackBeat Go 2 also includes a microphone and in-line remote, so you can easily take calls on your mobile, Facetime or Skype.
A good tablet stand is invaluable, and this example from Olixar is one of the best available. The folding design makes it highly portable, while the metal design is both durable and stylish. Whether you’re at your desk or working on the train, you’ll be glad to have the Prop Stand.
You can also use a desk stand like this one in concert with software like Air Display, Splashtop XDisplay and iDisplay to turn your iPad into a secondary display for your Mac or Windows computer. This is a great way to keep your iPad useful when you reach the office and start using your laptop or desktop.
Having a portable charger is useful for recharging your gadgets on the go, but the iPad Air 2′s massive internal battery presents a problem: most portable chargers simply don’t have enough capacity to recharge the Air 2 fully, and don’t provide power fast enough to make recharging convenient. The enCharge solves both of these problems with a tremendous 15000mAh capacity, which allows two full recharges, and a rapid 2.1A charging rate, allowing full-speed charging. The impressive capacity of the enCharge also means that you can charge a second device – like a mobile phone – at the same time.
Typing on an iPad’s screen is okay, but if you’re writing for than a few sentences you’ll want something better. A laptop-style keyboard is ideal, offering real tactile response that makes it easy to write quickly and accurately. This keyboard case provides just that, with a comfortable full-size keyboard tucked inside a convenient stand Air 2 case. Another bonus is that when you’re using a Bluetooth keyboard like this, the on-screen keyboard doesn’t appear and you have much more screen space to use. In combination with a slick executive look, that makes the Kensington KeyFolio the ultimate productivity accessory for the iPad Air 2.
Thanks for checking out our article on the most productive iPad Air 2 accessories! For more information, please visit the product pages linked above. You can also leave a comment below, write to us on Twitter @mobilefun or check us out on Facebook.