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New audio adapter delivers EFB alerts to any headset

In-flight audio alerts are a key safety feature in many aviation EFB apps, but they require your headset or intercom to have an audio input or Bluetooth to be used effectively. The new Stealth Audio Link aims to change that though, and allows pilots to quickly add audio connectivity to any headset, regardless of age.

X-Plane updates app with new scenery and models

A home flight simulator is a great way to maintain instrument currency, learn new cockpit layouts, and just have fun when you can't get to the airport. X-Plane has been the leader in this market for years now, and a recent update to their mobile app makes for a valuable companion to your desktop system.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS and iPadOS 13.3

Apple recently released iOS 13.3 for iPhone and iPad, which adds communication limits for screen time, Safari physical key support and numerous other small tweaks. As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating until your app or accessory developer has had time to fully test compatibility with the new version.
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How to maximize iPad battery life – tips for better performance

One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition.
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PIVOT introduces new cases for iPad Mini and iPad Pro 11

The dizzying array of iPad models is mostly good for pilots—we have more choices than ever, at better prices than ever—but it's a nightmare for third party case designers. Keeping up with those changing sizes isn't easy, but the latest models from PIVOT are an excellent option for pilots and they fit two of the most popular iPads.

Video tip: How to interpret ForeFlight’s map weather layers

Do you know the difference between base and composite radar reflectivity, enhanced vs. infrared satellite imagery, or how to interpret the icing forecast layers in ForeFlight? Our latest video tip explains it all.

Portable ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.

Aviation app roundup: What’s new in WingX, FlyQ and FltPlan Go

Several of the popular aviation EFB apps received big updates over the past few weeks, including WingX, FlyQ and FltPlan Go. Here's a quick rundown of what's new and what to look for after you update.

iPad pilot gift guide – 2019 edition

Whether you're a pilot shopping for another aviation enthusiast or you're a non-pilot desperately trying to figure out what to buy the (slightly weird?) aviator on your list, iPad apps and accessories are a good bet. Eight years into the tablet revolution, pilots are still snapping up this gear at a tremendous rate. Here's our list of the top 10 things any iPad pilot would like this Christmas.

Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?

The free datalink weather component of the ADS-B network has been a big hit with iPad pilots flying with portable ADS-B receivers. But how well do you really know the system? Test your knowledge here in our latest quiz.