Monday, May 25, 2015
If your Apple Watch is going to be part of your fitness tracking routine, getting accurate step counts and distance measurements for walking and running is probably pretty important. Calibrating Apple Watch to better track your steps is easy as long as you’re willing to get out and walk or run for at least 20 minutes.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
If Apple announces a new change-the-world technology and 11 months later nobody’s using it, did the announcement actually happen? About a year ago, Apple unveiled HomeKit, its take on home automation, and announced that the framework would ship in the fall with iOS 8.
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Apple has launched an updated Siri page on its website to better highlight the various things it can do. The site now offers eight categories to display examples on what you can say to showcase Siri’s vast powers and capabilities.
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Pharma firm Sobi has teamed up with the UK’s leading children’s hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to help patients with a rare bleeding disorder. The firm says that children living with haemophilia sometimes have a hard time talking about their condition, or describing the implications the disease has on their life.
Read more www.pmlive.com
Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.
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I have never adopted Siri on the iPhone, but on the Apple Watch I started to do it. I am using the Apple Watch since the weekend and besides the sweat issue and lack of cool apps, i am surprised how useful that new Apple gadget is.
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
With the rise of wearable technology and intelligent healthcare practices, Swaive has created a smart ear thermometer that communicates with the Apple HealthKit on your smartphone or tablet. The bluetooth-connected device can analyze temperatures and provide vital health information for your entire family.
Read more www.psfk.com
You might think your Apple Watch looks fetch on your wrist, but wait until you see the elegant range of stands available. We found 10 designs that are fab in their own unique ways.
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Have you seen the Apple Watch’s “Us” ad? The one-minute spot presents several vignettes of humans interacting from afar by way of wrist, from sending tiny sketches to checking various chat notifications. It’s a technically accurate, if wholly idyllic, take on the experience: You, too, can show off your cursive skills to a partner — or send them haptic proof that you’re still among the living.
Read more www.theverge.com
While the first iteration of the Apple Watch has received mixed reviews, one group is excited about the new level of accessibility it could offer — the disability community. From using public transport to communicating via touch with another person, smartwatches are creating an even playing field for those with different needs.
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Apple has done a great job with Apple Watch in terms of making sure that anyone can use it, including folks that might be left-handed or that might otherwise prefer using the watch on either hand. Yes, you can comfortably wear the Apple Watch on your right or left wrist.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
In terms of entertainment, as you lounge back in the comfy leather seats, there is Audi’s new 3D sound system and, from the end of year, Apple’s CarPlay connection, which lets a few selected apps operate via the car’s main control screen. While CarPlay is certainly overhyped for what it is, the addition of Google Maps view in the sat-nav is a big bonus feature for the driver, while the Connect package that offers in-car wifi hotspot access is great for passengers.
Read more www.irishtimes.com
Apple today updated its webpage for its enterprise app solutions to show that a few of the apps have been updated with Apple Watch support. Apple first launched the MobileFirst for iOS solutions last year through a partnership with IBM and most recently added 9 new apps in March bringing the total up to 22 across several industries.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
In addition to launching a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch and a cheaper 27-inch Retina iMac, Apple has also introduced its first official iPhone Lightning Dock with compatibility for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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The iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) continues to be a focus of rumors in the tech community, and today is just like any other day. This time it’s pertaining to the acquisition of a startup that focuses on GPS technologies.
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Just because you don’t get to wear a chef’s hat for your daily job, it doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be one in your own kitchen. Whether it’s finding the perfect recipe or putting together a winning shopping list, the iPhone can make you an award-winning chef, at least in your own home. All you need is a little bit of help from these must-have apps for cooking.
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Got an idea for an Apple Watch app? Now you can make your own no-fuss, interactive prototype—no device, no downloads and no coding knowledge required. ThinkApps launched a free online tool Tuesday that lets users throw together a working concept, complete with glances and notifications, using drag and drop.
Read more readwrite.com
The Siddur app may be good example of how Watch apps should be written, says RustyBrick CEO Barry Schwartz. For Jews who are serious about prayer, the new RustyBrick Apple Watch Siddur may seem like a gift from heaven.
Read more www.timesofisrael.com
Smartwatch app developer Little Labs, part of Venice accelerator Amplify LA, announced a $3 million seed round on Tuesday led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, Crosscut Ventures and Amplify LA. It also announced on Tuesday its first Apple Watch app, a slot machine casino game called “Slots Time,” a significant move for the young company.
Read more www.labusinessjournal.com
You can do a lot of interesting things with $194 billion dollars and a globally dominant platform, even if those things aren’t exactly aligned with your historical operations. For instance, you can thrust a team of industry experts into stealth mode and build an electric car (allegedly).
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