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.

Read more www.macworld.com


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.

Read more money.cnn.com


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.

Read more www.pcworld.com


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.

Read more www.mirror.co.uk


A new video showing the front panel of the iPhone 6s has been posted online by EverythingApplesPro. The video compares a Space Gray iPhone 6s unit to the iPhone 6, and as you would expect, there aren’t really too many visible changes on the outside.

Read more vr-zone.com


Can’t sign into your iPhone or iPad anymore? If you’ve forgotten the PIN and haven’t set up Touch ID on a modern iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to reset your phone or tablet to regain access. You’ll lose everything stored on the device itself, although you can restore from backups. If you’ve synced your iPhone or iPad with iTunes, you can even make a fresh backup first to ensure you won’t lose anything.

Read more www.howtogeek.com


Do you remember back in 2012 and 2013, when Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were experiencing a prolonged pullback that ended up seeing shares decline by 45%? It’s a rhetorical question, because how could you forget? (Yes, that was two rhetorical questions in a row.)

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“Hey Siri, give us a hint.” That is Apple’s pick-up line for its fans and followers to join CEO Tim Cook and team on September 9 for the unveiling of the next iterations of the iPhone.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

“DroidModderX ROOT Master” has posted a real-life speed test between Apple’s dual-core A8-powered iPhone 6 running iOS 8 vs. Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5 which offers an oct-core Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 running Android 5.1.1. Apple’s iPhone 6 which is a device utilising Apple’s A8 and Apple’s iOS 8 which are harmoniously tuned for maximum performance and power efficiency.

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