Friday, February 27, 2015
Your old iPhone might not run the latest apps or hold a charge all day, but it’s still an amazing little machine, capable of upgrading almost any appliance in your home, if only there was a way to make that happen. The iReadyO radio ($83), a new Kickstarter project by the Korean design studio PlusD, is more or less built upon this philosophy.
Read more www.fastcodesign.com
Ever wanted to share a photo with a friend and not have to put it on the internet? Now you can, with Prynt: the first ever instant camera case for smartphones. Just plug in your iPhone or Android device, snap a photo or choose one from your favorite social network, and print it out in thirty seconds!
Read more www.kickstarter.com
Apple has just announced its highly anticipated Apple Watch event; it’s happening on March 9th. The company today invited media to a gathering taking place at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Read more www.theverge.com
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Electronics giant Apple is ideally placed to develop and market its own car – it’s a case of when, not if, says Craig Thomas. Apple’s CarPlay system is already available in the Ferrari FF.
Read more www.telegraph.co.uk
Did you hear the one about Apple getting into the car business? Pretty funny, right? I thought it was a joke. People link Apple to all sorts of crazy things. Bad reporting on Apple is a cottage industry.
Read more sixcolors.com
he Apple Watch will ship this April. While we’ve all seen the introduction, we haven’t seen everything yet. We have the broad strokes, not the fine details. Those will come soon. Still, there’s more than enough to keep us content for now — especially when it comes to fantasy shopping. What sizes, materials, bands, and other options are we leaning towards?
Read more www.imore.com
While the Apple Watch is not expected to be released until April, luxury and couture product design company Brikk today announced a line of 30 luxury models for the upcoming smartwatch that they claim, “will afford unmatched opulence to an exclusive clientele worldwide.”
Read more www.macrumors.com
If you have an iPhone, especially a new iPhone 6 that has just 16GB of storage, listen up. There is a way you can manage life on a phone that holds less.
Read more www.khou.com
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple has introduced a new system called HomeKit that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. HomeKit is not yet available for consumers, but you’re probably wondering how it works and what exactly it can control.
Read more www.pocket-lint.com
Mobile marketing firm Vibes wants to turn banner ads into coupons for your digital wallet. Today the company is launching a new product called WalletAds, which will allow advertisers to make their traditional mobile advertisements into clickable deals and discounts that you can store in Apple Passbook or Google Wallet.
Read more venturebeat.com
Apple appears to be gearing up for a big marketing push for the Apple Watch ahead of its April launch, featuring the device on several magazine covers. The Apple Watch made its U.S. magazine cover debut earlier this month in the March issue of Self, and it’s also being featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Vogue.
Read more www.macrumors.com
Like many other people, I thoroughly enjoyed my colleague Ian Parker’s Profile of Sir Jonathan Ive, the chief designer at Apple. If you haven’t read the piece yet, I’d advise you to find a comfortable spot and consume all sixteen thousand and five hundred words.
Read more www.newyorker.com
Smashing your precious iPhone screen has got to be one of the biggest first world problems. You reach down and pick up your phone, which has of course landed screen down, to inspect the damage and have your worst fears confirmed; the screen is shattered.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is. If someone is all up in your iPhone’s recent calls and you just really don’t want to talk, the only way to stop the craziness is to be blunt with a custom text response.
Read more mashable.com
Beside free publicity, and huge amounts of it, the putative Apple Car raises interesting questions about car manufacturing, the future of automobiles, and the part that an interloper such as Apple could play in this century-old industry. The volume of comments and Twitter traffic in reaction to last week’s Monday Note, The Fantastic Apple Car, was just one small rivulet in this week’s gusher of rumors, jokes, and proclamations about Apple becoming a car manufacturer.
Read more www.mondaynote.com
Back in early 2014 I had an opportunity to work on my first hardware project that went into production. The project was incredibly interesting. All of a sudden I had to build an app that interfaced with a piece of hardware that triggered set events. Those events would be customizable through the app.
Read more www.xmcgraw.com
WatchSimKit is an on-device Apple Watch simulator. WatchSimKit will let you take an existing WatchKit app and display it inside an iPhone app. The displayed app will be fully interactive, and you can test things like tap targets and interface sizing.
Read more github.com
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Tim Cook tweeted this morning to honor what would be the 60th birthday of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 following a lengthy battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Cook shared a quote from Jobs’ heartfelt commencement address at Stanford University in 2005, in which he said “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Read more www.macrumors.com
Stanford Health Care, one of the few previously announced healthcare provider adopters of Apple HealthKit, has officially launched its patient-facing, HealthKit enabled iOS app this week. The new iOS 8 app, called MyHealth, integrate with Epic and with Apple HealthKit. Although Epic itself is integrating with Apple, and many hospitals rely on Epic’s MyChart app and portal for patient engagement, Stanford president and CEO Amir Dan Rubin suggested that Epic’s out-of-the-box app wouldn’t cut it for the hospital.
Read more mobihealthnews.com
Apple Pay aficionados may soon be able to tap, tap on their smartphones and pay in Europe. Visa Europe announced today that it is unveiling a new payment technology that allows credit card payments to be processed by a retailer without disclosing specific credit card data.
Read more www.entrepreneur.com