Saturday, February 14, 2015
After notching all-time highs on three straight days, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock slowed the pace on Friday. Apple shares rose 0.5% to 127.08 on the stock market today, a new closing high. On Thursday, Apple hit a record intradaygh of 127.48.
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Apple is finally enabling two-step authentication to help protect users of its iMessages and FaceTime on iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. The security feature adds an extra layer of protection against hackers trying to access users’ accounts.
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Something odd struck me recently as I perused the Apple Watch product pages. Several pictures of the Apple Watch Edition—aka the Super-Fancy Gold-That’s-Better-Than-Gold Spectacular model—show the center of the Digital Crown as different colors: I count black, white, navy blue, and red. Generally they seem to be color coordinated with the strap shown in the picture.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
I don’t have a clue about skiing and snowboarding, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a sucker for winter games in the App Store. Especially if they’re based on an endless running concept, incorporate artistic backdrops, have a somber soundtrack and delight with buttery-smooth execution.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Typically, your iOS 8 Lock Screen has only a Camera grabber, and it’s a shortcut to get to the Camera application when you want to take a photo in a pinch. While it makes a great shortcut for taking photographs quickly, others don’t use the Camera as often and would rather use the grabber or another application.
Read more modmyi.com
Since the App Store’s debut in 2008, apps have never been able to be larger than 2GB. Today that changes. Apple has notified third-party developers that they can now submit apps that are a max of 4GB in size.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
I’m a sucker for data. At my day job, I get to help businesses collect and analyze all kinds of information—a process that often leads to transformative change on the way our clients operate. During my last physical, my doctor told me that it was time to start monitoring my weight and blood pressure, so naturally, I looked at this as an opportunity to try out HealthKit—something that I had been looking forward to ever since Apple introduced it with the launch of iOS 8. A couple months in, I’m here to tell you all about my little adventure in the land of smartphone-powered healthcare.
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When Apple launched Apple Pay as part of the iOS 8.1 update last October, a relatively limited number of credit and debit cards were available from participating financial institutions, leading some users (like us) to add any compatible card to the service in order to try it out. Now that Apple Pay is available with a much larger number of cards and banks, some users may wish to remove cards that were added earlier, either to simplify their digital wallet or to replace cards that are no longer in use.
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Short note about some functionality I got out of Apple Pay that I never expected. A few weeks ago I was going for my Saturday morning long run. I parked my car by the trail head, locked it up, and headed out for 11 miles.
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We still don’t know the exact launch date of the Apple Watch, but if you just can’t wait to load up on accessories for your Apple wearable, the first Apple Watch dock is already available on Kickstarter.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
With Apple stepping into the home automation arena by way of offering closer device integration through its new HomeKit API announced alongside iOS 8, just about every appliance in the home is potential for being refreshed and gaining deeper connectivity with our iPhones and iPads. Honeywell, a launch partner for Apple’s new home automation development tools, is today announcing its new Lyric smart thermostat to compete against similar offerings from competitors like the now Google-owned Nest.
Read more www.xenoinstitute.com
An Apple job posting has indicated that the company may be placing a strong focus on the study of biometrics in anticipation of the release of the Apple Watch, according to an AppleInsider article by Neil Hughes. The posting was for a position as a “Human Factors Anthropometry Engineer/Researcher” – anthropometry being the study of the human body’s metrics.
Read more findbiometrics.com
Last Friday Apple filed a series of ten trademark applications covering various “Apple Watch” app icons that were published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today. Although all were filed under International Class 9, the specific verbiage for each has been custom tailored for each of the specific Apple Watch icons. Earlier
Read more www.patentlyapple.com
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
iOS 8 Day by Day is a free book by shinobicontrols iOS evangelist Sam Davies made of 39 short chapters that highlight the key features of iOS 8. Each chapter comes with an Xcode project demonstrating how to use the corresponding feature, either through a standalone app or a playground. The book is aimed at developers who already know the basics of iOS programming in Objective-C and Swift.
Read more www.infoq.com
There they are, posed outside Cupertino’s number-one tourist destination. The full breadth of selfie styling is on display. Some stand clutching the 1 Infinite Loop sign, almost woozy with proximity to power. Others crouch. Some do the “Ellen” group shot with Apple’s headquarters in the background, or point to the Apple on the sign.
Read more fusion.net
Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sach’s Technology and Internet conference that the company is very focused on making environmentally responsible decisions. As proof, he offered up a piece of news. Cook says Apple is investing $850 million to build a brand new 1,300-acre solar farm in Monterey, California.
Read more www.theverge.com
IBTimes UK brings you the best of Cydia apps and tweaks (including both free and paid versions) for the second week of February 2015.
Here is the consolidated list of some noteworthy jailbreak apps and tweaks for free via Cydia:
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Apple is preparing an iOS update that will allow iPhones to connect wirelessly to cars equipped with a CarPlay-compatible dash display. Apple yesterday pushed out the first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, revealing its plan to add Wireless CarPlay support.
Read more www.zdnet.com
The Apple Watch hasn’t been released yet, but we already have a lot of posts with “How to Start developing for Apple Watch”. Companies are trying to find possible products which they can present on the new platform, and developers are trying to answer the question “Will Apple Watch be able to do
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Barco Silex, a leading provider of cryptography IP cores, today announced that it has added support for Apple HomeKit, including Curve25519 and EdDSA in its Public Key IP core. Barco Silex is the first IP provider offering hardware acceleration for these algorithms that are especially suited to secure IoT applications.
Read more www.barco-silex.com