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Topic: Lightning

What to do when your Lightning cable won't charge your iPhone or iPad

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

It's not a common problem -- but knowing that is no help when it's just happened to you. AppleInsider shows the steps that can save you a trip to an Apple Store.

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Review: Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset offers binaural recording at a price

08/02/2018, 02:08 pm

The Ambeo Smart Headset isn't necessarily a must-have, but still sounds great and can be a relatively cheap way to get into binaural recording.

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Hands on: Mophie's Powerstation Plus XL stands out from the battery pack with built-in Lightning in, Lightning out & wireless charging

07/30/2018, 10:07 am

If you're a power-hungry iOS user who's all-in on Apple's mobile ecosystem, the new Mophie Powerstation Plus XL may very well prove itself to be a must-have accessory, as its integrated Lightning male plug and female recharging port make it a truly unique mobile battery for iPhone and iPad users.

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Hands On: Sennheiser's Lightning-connected, binaural Ambeo Smart Headset

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset promises to go beyond most Lightning headphones by offering not just noise cancellation but binaural recording.

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iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories

07/17/2018, 01:07 pm

Your iPhone's Lightning port will be even more locked down come iOS 12, which has adding an additional layer of security in the fourth developer beta.

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How to use Apple's latest 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature included in iOS 11.4.1

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Tucked away within the latest iOS 11.4.1 update, Apple included a new security feature that has been making headlines -- USB Restricted Mode. AppleInsider walks you through the new feature, how it works, and discusses if it really is that secure.

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No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

06/22/2018, 11:06 am

Buried in a report about the AirPower was a tidbit suggesting that Apple considered removing the Lightning port in its entirety in the iPhone X. That is an amazingly bad idea right now for many reasons.

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Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup may mark the end of the Lightning connector

06/12/2018, 08:06 am

Apple could replace the Lightning port in its 2019 iPhone and iPad releases, a supply chain report claims, suggesting Apple is likely to give up on using its proprietary connection in its flagship products.

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Nomad's upgraded Battery Cable simplifies on-the-go iPhone charging

06/12/2018, 03:06 am

Nomad's popular Battery Cable, which integrates a battery pack into a Lightning-enabled charging cable, has received a significant upgrade, with the second-generation version enhanced by a more robust exterior, higher capacity battery and other changes.

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Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7 and newer

05/22/2018, 01:05 pm

Accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday launched a straightforward 3.5mm-to-Lightning audio cable, offering a way for owners of recent iPhones to connect to 3.5-millimeter headphones and speakers.

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Apple's next iPhone may ship with more powerful USB-C charger

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Apple may finally bundle a more powerful 18-Watt USB-C wall charger with its next generation iPhones due this fall, according a relatively unfamiliar source.

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First look: Master & Dynamic Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable with DAC, mic

04/28/2018, 02:04 pm

Premium headphone maker Master & Dynamic began offering an in-house way for its customers to plug its gear into Apple's latest iPhones without the need for a Lightning-to-headphone adapter. AppleInsider got its hands on the new cable and offers a first look at the accessory.

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Review: Blue Raspberry gives good recording quality to Mac and iPhone users on the go

04/26/2018, 02:04 pm

Blue's Raspberry microphone is the ultimate portable mic that works not just with your Mac or PC, but your iPhone and iPad as well -- but isn't the best choice for an arm-mount or for the less mobile.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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Hands on: Blue Raspberry microphone works with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

04/10/2018, 12:04 pm

The Raspberry microphone from Blue is more than your average recording device. It folds up into a portable bundle for using on the go, and can even work with your iOS device.

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Hands on: CordDock by ElevationLab for the iPhone

03/24/2018, 09:03 am

CordDock by ElevationLab tries to solve one of the biggest headaches of iPhone docks; the inability to charge when you lift your phone from its perch.

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Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

12/12/2017, 12:12 pm

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

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IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments

11/16/2017, 11:11 pm

K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

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ElevationDock 4 is first Apple MFi-certified Lightning dock that works one-handed

09/07/2017, 03:09 pm

Five years after its highly successful Kickstarter campaign launched the first ElevationDock, Elevation Labs is back with a new model featuring an integrated Lightning plug, braided cable, and one-handed use that ensures it will stay in place when an iPhone -- with or without a case -- is removed.

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