Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.

LogTen Pro X adds new sharing features

LogTen Pro X is one of the premier digital logbook apps available in the app store. The app recently received a big update, adding new smart logbook sharing features, remote endorsement capabilities and expanded backup options useful for sharing or archiving.

Finally – an iPad mount with built-in fans

There is finally a good option for pilots worried about overheating iPads, with the release of the X-Naut Active Cooling Mount. This cradle has a vented case and built-in cooling fans that direct airflow over the back of the iPad, aimed at the areas of the tablet that run the hottest. It may sound like overkill, but we've flown with it and the X-Naut really works.

Garmin Pilot app adds Jepp charts and new wireless capabilities

The Garmin Pilot app took a big leap forward this week, adding Jeppesen terminal chart support and a set of new wireless features that work exclusively with the new Flight Stream 510 MultiMedia card.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 9.3.3

Apple recently released iOS 9.3.3 for iPhone and iPad, which focuses on under-the-hood bug fixes and security updates.

ForeFlight introduces all new map engine in latest update

ForeFlight recently released their major mid-summer update to the app, which adds a new faster map engine, a base-reflectivity radar overlay, logbook sharing feature, firmware updates for Stratus 1S/2S and much more.

Go aerial sight-seeing with Flyover Country

How many times have you been on a flight, either in general aviation airplanes or on the airlines, and looked down at a unique landmark on the ground and wondered what it was? A new app called Flyover Country can help answer that exact question and help solve the mystery when flying across the U.S. on good weather days.

The student pilot’s guide to getting started with an iPad

There's a lot for student pilots to consider when buying an iPad for use during flight training, including iPad model, apps, GPS, mounting and more. Here we'll break down the options in basic terms and give some advice on how to get started.

Big update to WingX Pro7 now available

Hilton and the developers at WingX Pro7 have been busy the past few months, releasing several updates that add additional functionality and improve the user-experience of the popular EFB app.

The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how to use each function over the course of a typical IFR flight.