Friday, September 04, 2015

One of the standout features of Google Maps that other mapping apps just can’t compete with is Street View, Google’s feature for viewing imagery that gives you an immersive, 360-degree, street-level view of roads and retail stores. Now, Google is launching a standalone app for Street View that will let you access and contribute imagery without having to go through Google Maps:

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A new update to Google Drive for iOS brings a couple notable, highly-requested features to the app. Included in the update, users will now be able to select multiple files at once in order to perform an action like saving for offline, adding a star to important files, or rearranging and organizing. The new feature is something that has long been requested by users and makes managing and sharing multiple files at once much easier than in the past.

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Apple is bringing some big upgrades to the iPhone 6s FaceTime camera according to a new report from one of the most respected Apple analysts on the planet. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note to investors this morning, claiming the new iPhone 6s will add a much improved 5 megapixel camera sensor to the FaceTime camera, making it it the best selfie machine Apple
has ever made.

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Accessory makers can’t add support for Apple’s HomeKit to products with software alone, but earlier this year we detailed Apple’s specs for building HomeKit hardware bridges that will allow existing home automation products to tap into the platform. Philips appears to be planning an imminent launch of such a device as images leak online through a lighting retailer in the Netherlands that jumped the gun on an official launch.

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Catalyst began taking preorders for its waterproof Apple Watch case in August, but our colleagues at the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin just got to see one in person. It’s not the most attractive, since it fully covers the watch’s sides, including the button and the digital crown, and totally replaces the Apple Watch’s strap.

waterproof apple watch case

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Airbnb thinks it deserves a place on your wrist. Today, the home rental service launched its first smartwatch application, exclusively for the Apple Watch, with features for both guests and renters. The hope is that as Airbnb becomes a more prominent hotel alternative, its users feel that communicating on the app is as functional and available as texting or using chat apps like Facebook Messenger.

Read more www.theverge.com


n a note to advertisers on Wednesday, Google appeared to be instructing them how to bypass Apple’s new App Transport Security. However, the issue is complicated and won’t be resolved for some time. Here’ a 30,000 ft view.

Read more www.macobserver.com


When Apple’s News app debuts alongside iOS 9 later this fall, it will come with a lot of content from publishers across the spectrum. First announced at WWDC 2015, Apple’s News app is similar to Clipboard and other news readers, with the purpose of offering the best news reading experience it can for users.

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Mark Sept. 9 on your calendars as another unofficial Apple Day in America. That’s the expected launch date for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are might sell as fast as Taylor Swift CDs and garner as much press as the pop diva. The marketing magicians at Apple are hoping for a jolt of positive vibes after a summer of malaise that thumped its stock and raised questions about smartphone sales in key regions like China.

Read more www.usatoday.com


OK. The countdown is ticking and September 9 is just five days away. One after the other the curtains are being lifted to reveal what announcements on Apple’s mega event at San Francisco. However, apart from the usual iPhone launch, Apple Watch might also witness new colours being added to its offerings.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

MyHeart Counts, an iPhone app that offers users insights into their own cardiac health while at the same time enrolling them into a large cardiology study, has released a new version that offers more valuable features. In addition to collecting data on a subject’s physical activity and cardiac risk factors, the new version “focuses on empowering participants with more feedback about their individual behaviours and risk, based on the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7″ recommendations,” explained Tracie White, with the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Everyone, it seems, hates online ads. That hatred is fueling a technology arms race, one that Apple is joining in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, both due for release this fall. That arms race ultimately leads to the same kind of mutually assured destruction scenario we saw in the Cold War, with the Soviet Union and United States able to destroy the other—and everyone else—should it come to that.

Read more www.infoworld.com


A new family of malware being called KeyRaider has been used to compromise 225,000 Apple accounts, including private keys and purchase histories, along with other personal data and device control. Though it is a huge breach—“We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” researchers wrote—the malware is only effective on jailbroken iDevices. So if you haven’t monkeyed with your iOS, you’re probably safe.

Read more www.slate.com


Apple has created a new partnership with Cisco Systems Inc. to create a fast lane for iOS business users. The partnership is expected to optimize iOS devices on Cisco networks in order to create a more reliable and efficient connection for all business users. The partnership will also allow Cisco’s voice and video solutions to work on iOS, which means users can switch back and forth between desk phone and iPhone without problems.

Read more www.nydailynews.com


Hit it, Siri. One huge advantage Apple Music has over other streaming services is integration. That means you can play songs from your iTunes library alongside your streaming selections without ever leaving the app. That also means you get a little help from Siri.

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You can pay with a credit card at some unusual places these days: taco trucks, flea markets, baby sitters. Soon, smartphone and watch payments like Apple Pay and Google Wallet will also work outside of traditional retailers too.

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According to a patent granted to Apple on Tuesday, iPhones, iPads and other branded equipment could one day sport onboard smoke detection hardware to alert users, and interested parties, of a potentially dangerous situation.

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An Apple Watch is elegant in design, so to many people a protector seems repugnant. Who gets a protector for a watch? You wouldn’t put a protective case on expensive watches like a Rolex.

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Will iPhone users even care about Android Wear watches? They might if they’re fully vested in Google services, and want a round smartwatch.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

There are 7,000 different types of bacteria clinging to your smartphone - but this invention could them killed in minutes. The green toaster is designed to quickly clean and sanitise your phone by popping it in the top, like a slice of bread and waiting for the magic to happen.

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