Elewraps – Have Your Charging Cables Last a Lifetime

Consumer Update

When you purchase a new phone, it typically comes packaged with a high-quality charging cable and headphones. When these accessories break or are misplaced, it can truly be a hassle.

Fortunately, there’s a solution to extend the life of both must-use items. Elewraps was designed to cover and protect charging cables and headphones from fraying or other types of damage.

By simply wrapping the cords in the colorful cable wraps, you’re preventing wear and tear from daily use. This goes even further, though. The slick and robust design also prevents tangled headphones. In addition, Elewraps’ fun colors were no accident as it ensures that nobody will mistake it for their own charging cable.

The Elewraps elePack is a twin pack of wraps, one for your headphones and one for your own charging cable. However, if you’re looking to solve the problem amongst family members, you can get the Family elePack which comes with 4 elePack colors.

With every Family elePack, a 5% donation is made to the Elephant Sanctuary, an organization devoted to improving the lives of elephants previously in captivity or used in performances.

To purchase your Elewraps today, head over to Elewraps.com for free shipping. Also available on Amazon.

 

 

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Instagram Drops New Features and Kills One

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By: Hazel Lovely Saunders

A couple of weeks ago Instagram released a surprising new feature called Stories, which allows you to share all the moments throughout your day. Similar to rival app Snapchat, stories consists of mini video clips or pictures stay up for 24 hours, appearing as a mini slideshow or video series. Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, attempted to purchase Snapchat a couple of years ago. They couldn’t buy the app, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t integrate their ideas in their app.

But Instagram released a feature that Snapchat doesn’t have: zooming. This gives the users the ability to zoom in on other users’ photos and videos by pinching the post. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for iPhone users, but they say it will be released soon on Android.

The new zoom feature allows marketers to get even more creative with content on Instagram. Instead of watching a video in one perspective, users can now zoom around and choose a certain focus to view.

Courtesy of Tech Crunch.

Instagram will also take advantage of the new iPhone 7 plus dual camera. Courtesy of Tech Crunch.

The problem with this new feature is that Instagram images content can look grainy if you zoom in too much. But this isn’t stopping users from using this new feature—there’s even a trending hashtag about Instagram’s latest addition.

These features are here to stay, but the photo map feature is on its way out. This classic feature allowed you to see a map of where a users’ photos were taken (if you allowed it). Instagram said in a statement to Mashable, “Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities.”

So what are your thoughts? Are you sad to see the Photo-Map feature go? Or are you happy that you can zoom? Tweet us your thoughts @NewsWatchTV.

The 5 Kickstarter Campaigns You Need To Watch For

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

By Hazel-Lovely Saunders

Kickstarter has built a crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. They give creative minds an opportunity to showcase their product on a campaign so people can take a took at what creative products are surfacing. Their mission is to bring creative projects to life. Here is a list of five projects to watch for on Kickstarter.

  1. KeyMAX G5 Titanium Clip-On Key Ring & 22 in 1 Multi-tool EDC

Need something convenient? Ready to go and lightweight? There’s the new Clip-On G5 Titanium Unibody Key Ring & Multi-Tool EDC. With 22 features that is built for anything that comes your way, its like a mini on-the-go tool box and survivor gadget.

KeyMax Dimensions: 3.70” Wide x 1.20” Deep x .140” Thick

22 Features

Uni-Body Key Ring, Bottle opener, 10 Wrench sizes, 2 Spoke Wrenches, ¼” Hex Driver with Built-in Hex bit Holder and added O-Ring, Letter opener, Wire Stripper, Emergency Can Opener, Glass Breaker, Soda can popper, Paint Can Opener, and many more.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

There will also be versions of the classic RocketHEX and MicrosharkHEX with O-Rings.

  1. LIFT

A new innovative levitating system that charges your Apple Watch or Pebble. Life is the only smartwatch charges that levitates your device in midair. The charging base is lightweight and portable. Lift is also a portable battery charger giving you two full charges on your smartwatch. Although it’s the only system to charge and levitate your smartwatch, it can also charge your phone (but it won’t levitate it.)

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

What’s it made of?

High quality aluminum and ceramic, and more.

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The Orb

When your smartwatch it’s not being charged, it can also be used as a smart lamp. The Orb is the very first wireless smart lamp in the business. It even magnetically attaches to any metal surface for your convenience.

The best thing about this charging system is that it doesn’t kill your battery life. Once your watch reaches 100% it will intelligently turn off to protect the lifespan of your smartwatch.

  1. ALCHEMA
Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

ALCHEMA is a new brewing system that enables you to turn your fruits into your own flavor of hard cider in three easy steps. With Alchema you can create your cider within 2 weeks. This new system is great for everyone especially beginners. With just three easy steps you can make your own drinks.

How it works?

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Don’t forget about the Alchema app on iOS and Android devices. The app helps you explore a variety of recipes, monitor your brewing process, and even share a recipe you created.

  1. RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer
Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

The RoVa4D works by extruding spate cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white filaments into a single patent pending hot end where they blend together into a single nozzle. This new printer lets you print unlimited colors in one single print. The RoVa4d has three separate hot ends. One prints in any color, hue, tone, tints, or shade. The second one is dedicated to flexible materials like Ninjaflex, and the third is a dissolvable support material.

How does it work?

With just 5 colors you can produce ANY color in the world, any hue, tint, shade or tone.

  1. WOOLF: Speed Trap Ahead

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WOOLF is the perfect for bikers and car drivers to be warned about speed traps, red light camera, and school zones. It is made of high quality water-resistant leather and it wraps around your wrist so your eyes are paying attention on the road.

How it works?

woolf1WOOLF pairs with iOS and Android devices. The app measures speed and constantly updates zones around you. The wristband vibrates in different levels so you know when to slow down.

The testing prototype provides 15 days of battery (2 hours per day) while “driving” and recharging takes approximately 3 hours.

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This Fall iOS 10 Will Help You Easily Register to be an Organ Donor

By: Kassidy Coleman


With September just around the corner, Apple users are eagerly waiting to see what new features iOS 10 will bring to the iPhone. Last month at WWDC, we were given announcements that made us excited for iOS 10 to be introduced to the public, including iOS 10 being more outsider-friendly. Now, Apple has announced that they will be making it easier than ever to register to be a national organ donor right from the Health app on your iPhone.

 
Apple has partnered up with Donate Life America and announced that with iOS 10 in the Health app, users will be able to quickly and easily register to be an organ donor. Once you register to become a donor, it will be sent directly to the National Donate Life Registry.


Apple stated
, “over 120,000 Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant – and every ten minutes, a new individual is added to the national transplant waiting list. Each organ donor can save as many as eight lives and heal many more through the gifts of tissue and eye donation. In the absence of donor registration, families are left to make the decision about donation in what is often the worst moment of their lives, the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.”

 

The shortage of organ donations has been a rising issue in the United States. CEO Tim Cook told Associated Press that the problem really hit home when his good friend and boss, Steve Jobs, had an “excruciating” wait for his liver transplant back in 2009. Jobs passed away two years after he received the transplant that extended his life, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

 

The updated Health app will help users become educated and aware of the importance of organ donations, while also providing health and fitness information.

 

What do you think about being able to register as an organ donor from your iPhone? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

 

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Why the iPhone 7 Probably Won’t Have a Headphone Socket

By: Kassidy Coleman

 

As we get closer and closer to the release date for the iPhone 7, more rumors begin to emerge about what new features it will or won’t have. One rumor that has been sticking around for a while is that Apple might be removing the headphone socket. This is something that is upsetting many people. Over 300,000 people have signed a petition asking that Apple not get rid of the headphone socket.

 
If you’re thinking there’s no way that Apple would ever get rid of a headphone socket, something that has been pretty much universal since…well, since we can’t remember NOT having headphone sockets, here’s a quick history re-cap: In 1998, Apple released the iMac G3 which was a unique computer in that it didn’t have a floppy disk drive. Steve Jobs had ditched the floppy disk because he thought of the technology as unnecessary and we needed to evolve to CD-ROM and USB.  It took about a decade later for other companies to finally realize that floppy disks weren’t fit for our society any longer as most files were too big for the storage device. So, considering Apple’s history, it is definitely a huge likely possibility that Apple will be ditching the headphone jack we have all known and loved.

 

The iPhone 7 is rumored to be thinner, waterproof, and support wireless charging.  Apple Insider reportedly confirmed that Apple will be promoting wireless headsets, but will also support Lighting (the port that has been used for data transfers and charging in the more recent iPhones) as the wired audio option.

 

It’s evident that the phone industry is having a tough time trying to constantly come up with the sexiest phones. Some analysts even believe that consumers will buy far fewer new phones this year. And with the Galaxy S7 already confirmed to be waterproof, it’s no wonder Apple is trying desperately to catch up.

Will you get the new iPhone if it doesn’t come with a headphone socket? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

Make sure you check out Apple’s Top 3 Announcements from WWDC 2016!

The Essential Marketing Tool

If you are an OS X or iOS developer, or if you offer Apple-centric services pertaining to that marketplace, you might have a little trouble finding out how to get people to hear about your product. prMac is the only exclusively-Apple press release distribution website out there. Press releases are a vital marketing tool in ensuring a successful launch of your product. By constructing the right press release with pertinent information and distributing it to the right outlets you get the word out there in one fell swoop, and prMac is with you every step of the way.

Getting yourself and your product out there can be hard, especially at first. prMac makes it simple and easy. They provide a platform where you can easily fill out information on your product or service following simple step-by-step instructions. When you are done, your release is sent to an editor who moderates it, and can even offer you feedback on ways to make the press release more effective. Once your press release is approved and ready for distribution, they send it out to a media list. Each press release goes to a different media partner depending on its channel or interest, so your campaign is tailored especially for people who are searching for something like you have to offer. prMac offers Extended Releases for enhanced visibility, including Google News and media aggregation and even Video News Releases that are sent out along with the Extended Release.

Are you ready to get your product on the radar and start driving results? Registering with prMac and distributing through their platform is free and there are also other paid options for enhanced exposure. Head to prmac.com to get started today.

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wants and needs

It’s easy to get stressed with everything you have to worry about in life. The only way to get everything done without losing your mind, is to organize and finish everything step by step. Wants And Needs is an app that can help with that!

Wants and Needs helps you prioritize and organize all of your goals, good and bad. You personally enter your goals then enter what you are grateful for. The app will then determine what you should be focusing on in your life. You also receive weekly notifications to update your goals and progress.  The Wants And Needs app goes for $2.99 at launch but will go up to $4.99 soon. It is available on iOS devices and for potential apple watch users, it will be accessible on that device soon. Go to the AppStore today to download it.

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