Monday, July 06, 2015

In what amounts to a significant value improvement, all Polo, Golf, Beetle, Scirocco, Jetta and Tiguan models will now get a standard reverse-view camera and a new App-Connect USB interface integrating Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink as standard. This makes Volkswagen among the first brands with these new-generation connectivity systems, which over the coming years will become standard across the overwhelming majority of new cars.

Read more www.msn.com


As expected, dozens of cases and bands are showing up for Apple’s most personal mobile device, the Apple Watch. But how do the cases look, and are they really necessary?

Read more www.makeuseof.com


A Company by the name of Saxon Glass Technologies is suing Apple for trademark infringement. At present the court has yet to publish the formal complaint from Saxon. All we have are the basics of the case as noted in a summary noted below. With the complaint absent I checked out Saxon’s website looking for something that would shed some light on this case.

Read more www.patentlyapple.com


If you bought an Apple Watch hoping it would help you get fit, but you haven’t been on your first run yet, maybe you need of a little more encouragement. So here’s some advice from a reformed couch potato. The first workout is the hardest. It gets progressively easier and more rewarding from there. You just need to know how to get started.

Read more www.cultofmac.com


Friday, July 03, 2015

July just started, but the Apple rumor mill is already looking forward to September, the month when we tend to get new iPhones, a new iOS, and other refreshed Apple devices. Right now, the usual sources seem to think we’re getting new iPhone 6Ses that add Force Touch and faster modems but are physically identical to the current models, none of which should be particularly surprising. Yesterday, people digging through the iTunes 12.2 release found some evidence of new iPods, which would be a surprise—the lineup’s last significant update came in September of 2012.

Read more arstechnica.com


Thursday, July 02, 2015

HDFC Bank, the country’s second largest private sector bank, unveiled its banking application for the Apple Watch which allows its customers to view their account summaries and also recharge their mobile phones and DTH connections. The application is live on the Apple Store and can be downloaded by anyone who has an Apple Watch.

Read more www.medianama.com


We’re fans of Citymapper, the realtime public transport app for iOS, Android and the Web. Its latest update for iOS brings its smart assistant GO to the platform (it debuted on Android back in May) and adds a cluster of new features as well as new cities.

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One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone’s internals will be a redesigned wireless system featuring a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip, as revealed by images of a prototype iPhone 6S logic board shared by a source. As shown in the image below, the new device will include Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. This new chip promises significant performance improvements over the “9X25″ chip found inside of the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds…

Read more www.dbxstore.com


Back in 2010, Apple signed an exclusive agreement with California-based company Liquidmetal Technologies to use the firm’s advanced “amorphous” metal alloys. According to Liquidmetal’s description of its technology, this material exhibits an “amorphous” molecular structure differing from the crystalline structures of traditional metals, making it lightweight, strong and malleable.

Read more www.techspot.com


Apple’s iPhone 7 is expected to be released next year after the typical “S” refresh hits store shelves this coming fall. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be fairly significant upgrades from last year’s 6 models, and analysts are already modeling for huge sales. But while the world’s top Apple insider says 2015’s iPhone 6s models will indeed feature a few big design changes, we’re almost certainly looking at phones that are very similar to Apple’s current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Apple’s business model has famously focused on proprietary ecosystems to maintain maximum control over how a product is designed and marketed to consumers. When the company whiffs on a design, it can lead to one of their many product flops.

Read more www.visualcapitalist.com


If you happen to have updated your iPhone to iOS 8.4 then you’ll undoubtedly notice the all-new Apple Music app. The app, which is Apple’s entrance into subscription music business, is a mixture of Apple’s library of over 30 million songs along with some enhancements from Beats which Apple purchased nearly a year ago.

Read more watchaware.com


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Apple plans to let you try iOS 9 early this year with a public iOS 9 beta that arrives in July. Apple will allow regular users to test the new iPhone software for several months before the public iOS 9 release date that arrives this fall. Here is what you need to do now if you want to take part in this iOS 9 beta for regular users.

Read more www.gottabemobile.com


Apple Music and iOS 8.4 will be available to download in the UK for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at 4PM UK time. Launching 30 June, the update is the last major software update before iOS 9.

Read more www.huffingtonpost.co.uk


We understand why you have outfitted (or might be tempted to outfit) your house with every Sonos device you possibly can. It’s kind of neat to be able to stream music from a variety of different online services to speakers all around your house.

Read more www.pcmag.com


Apple is investing significant resources into a car-related project, so much so that it’s been reassigning employees from other divisions, insiders claim. Sources familiar with the matter told El Reg that Apple has shifted so much staff towards its auto division that senior managers in other divisions are complaining about the loss of talent from their teams.

Read more www.theregister.co.uk


HomeKit, Apple’s initiative to controlling home automation that was introduced last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been in the market for nearly twelve months now. Just recently Apple updated an entire list of commands that you can give Siri for taking care of Apple HomeKit enabled devices.

Read more techfrag.com


Watching a movie at your home with your family, suddenly you remember that you have forgotten to switch off A.C in your office. What would you do? Wouldn’t you rush to your office to switch off A.C? Most probably yes!

Read more www.igeeksblog.com


Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness? Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio feature, and so on.

Read more www.pocket-lint.com


Monday, June 29, 2015

Well, here’s a bit of a twist: knock-off Apple accessories that are selling for a higher price than the authentic ones. A handful of listings for fake Apple Watch charging cables have appeared on Amazon, and they are all more expensive than Apple’s.

Read more www.slashgear.com