Monday, February 08, 2016
Apple didn’t buy airtime during America’s National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials. A spot for T-Mobile featuring Drake ended with a promotion of the carrier’s unlimited “stream all you want” music feature that specifically called out Apple Music, spelled out with the Apple logo.
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We have already seen a bunch of reports about the upcoming 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se. Now a fresh one from Japanese website Mac Otakara suggests that the phone will come in “hot pink’ variant. Along with the hot pink variant, the iPhone 5se will also come in space grey and silver option.
Read more www.fonearena.com
iPhone users report Error 53 messages that leave their device useless. Apple says the Touch ID checks are to protect customers. An update to iOS is disabling iPhones that have had a replacement TouchID sensor installed by third party, rendering them completely useless.
Read more www.techweekeurope.co.uk
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Every night it’s the same routine. Fish around for the Lightning cable. Open the Clock app and turn on the alarm. Going to bed with an iPhone is neither mindless nor elegant, yet, most of us fuss with this same task on a nightly basis.
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Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for mobile devices will launch on Android and iOS in March, and is the first of five apps the company will launch between now and the end of March 2017. Called Miitomo, the app is the Japanese gaming giant’s take on a social network. The title is a portmanteau of too — the Japanese word for ‘friend’ — and Mii, the name given to the big-headed digital avatars Nintendo has used across its game systems since the Wii.
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Though interfaces like the excellent iRig Pro Duo are great for bridging the divide between music creation apps running on an iPhone or iPad and an electric guitar, changing tones on the fly does involve taking playing hands away from the guitar to make a touchscreen selection. China’s Tone Shifter has developed a box that places such control, and much more, at a player’s foot-stomping disposal.
Read more www.gizmag.com
Apple Inc said its mobile-payment service is now available in more than 2 million retail locations, with merchants such as Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A and Au Bon Pain rolling it out in stores. Online retailer Zappos.com added Apple Pay on its iPhone and iPad apps Tuesday as competition intensifies among mobile payment providers.
Read more www.businesstimes.com.sg
As you may have seen, Microsoft revealed that it has purchased SwiftKey and will, over time, integrate this software-based keyboard technology with its own WordFlow efforts. I look forward to that future, but for now, let’s take a quick look at how SwiftKey works today.
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Like most online-based services, the iOS App Store keeps a local cache of information on a user’s iPhone or iPad in order to speed up the experience while browsing the store. If your App Store app is acting up — e.g., slow to load pages, frequently crashing, displaying corrupted images — one possible fix is to reset or clear this cache on your device. Here’s how to do it.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
If you bought an Apple Watch, you probably noticed that, when you receive new notifications on your iPhone, the smartwatch automatically takes them over, so your phone remains silent without ringing, vibrating, or lighting up.
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Google has added a small but cute feature to the Google iOS search app that lets users hard press on the app and brings up a “3-D touch menu” for the “I’m Feeling Curious” button. This is to make it faster for searchers to get “a fun fact” from Google.
Read more searchengineland.com
Monday, February 01, 2016
As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone.
Read more www.yahoo.com
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending and there’s little sign that the company is going to take its foot off the proverbial pedal anytime soon. In the last quarter alone, it invested just over $2.4 billion on research and development, a $509 million increase from the same period a year ago.
Read more www.fool.com
There are many people out there that use their iPhone or iPad as their main internet surfing device. Mobile devices and cellular networks are now strong enough to support basically anything you can down on your computer. So, since web browsing on mobile is so popular you’d think there would be competition amongst browser providers. There is not. Google Chrome for iOS is a fan favorite even on devices that come with Safari by default.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
When Apple introduced Swift in June 2014, the initial fanfare centered on the brand-new language’s emphasis on performance, approachability, and ease. Now, with Swift 2 out more than a year later, Apple has made good on that emphasis, pushing Swift closer to the kind of readability and maintainability development shops and IT organizations expect of a mature language.
Read more www.infoworld.com
Not all apps churned out of the Microsoft Garage appear intriguing. But some are right there at that point, and their latest product, the News Pro app, can certainly be stacked along with those. By its name, the app appears to be what we can call a simple news provider app, which is to rival with the likes of Apple News and Clipboard.
Read more www.devicemag.com
Friday, January 29, 2016
According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Apple is working to develop wireless charging technology that could make its way into an iPhone by 2017. The report claims that Apple is working in conjunction with partners in the United States and Asia to develop the technology. The technology is said to allow iPhones and iPads to be powered from further away than current charging mat and inductive solutions allow.
Read more 9to5mac.com
If Safari is crashing when you search from the address bar this morning, you’re not alone. It seems the browser is facing difficulties on both iOS and OS X. According to Steven Troughton-Smith, an iOS developer, the issue is a result of Safari’s search suggestions feature and it causes the browser to crash whenever you try and search via the address bar.
Read more gizmodo.com
The car software platform wars are just heating up but at least one car maker is backing out of pushing its own, independent platform. At the Hong Kong event where it also teased another car after the Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk touched on the somewhat thorny subject of the Tesla EVs’ SDK. In almost a complete U-turn from its previous position, Musk said that the company is now focusing on just allowing users to mirror their Android or iOS apps on the center screen, instead of having to create a different set of apps just for Tesla’s cars.
Read more www.slashgear.com
An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through Apple’s normal review process, potentially opening the door to abuse and security risks for users.
Read more www.pcworld.com