Thursday, February 16, 2017
Despite the popularity of text messaging and FaceTime, email is still one of the most important communication functions on iOS devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Apple, of course, offers its own email app but there are lots of others available as well.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
For some people, the Wallet app in iOS might be synonymous with Apple Pay —something you only see briefly after double-tapping the home button. For the experienced though, it’s also a way of keeping passes handy without stuffing paper copies in your pocket.
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Gone are the days when there was just one iPhone and developers had to design the apps for that particular orientation. Nowadays, there are multiple sizes and screen sizes available for iOS devices. It can be a challenge for iOS designers to create a universal app that adapts its UI for all the available screen sizes and orientations. So, what can be done to design a pixel-perfect app?
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From time to time, we’ve seen scenarios about how the Mac/macOS and the iPad/iOS might evolve as personal computing platforms. We know about the declining sales of the iPad and Apple’s seeming inattention to the Mac line as whole in 2016.
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32-bit apps and games will soon stop working on iOS, but you can keep the classics indefinitely. Time was, you could trust in the permanence of your tech. Vinyl wasn’t going anywhere.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
CarPlay includes a few new features in iOS 10.3 beta including a new way to switch between apps and a welcome improvement to the Music experience. Check out our hands-on video with CarPlay in iOS 10.3 beta below:
Read more 9to5mac.com
Apple introduced some major changes to the way you unlock your iDevices in iOS 10. Users quickly realised that the iconic slide to unlock was completely replaced by “Press home button to unlock”. If you’re still mourning over the slide to unlock, a jailbreak tweak can help you bring it back on your iOS 10 devices. Here’s how to bring back slide to unlock in iOS 10 —
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Apple’s 24/7 online radio station, Beats 1, finally went live in Singapore on Tuesday, almost two years after Apple Music first launched there (via Mashable). The availability of Beats 1 – which does not require an Apple Music subscription to listen to – is notable for a country in which iPhones usually launch the same day as in the U.S., and where Apple’s streaming music service has proved very popular since its debut in 2015, when it went live in over 100 countries worldwide.
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Monday, February 13, 2017
The Home screen dock in iOS has remained the same for several years, and still doesn’t have the ability to contain more than 4 apps. If you’d like to bring a new look to the Home screen dock, then you should check out a new jailbreak tweak called Harbor.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Some of the more visually appealing parts of iOS that I have always liked are those fluid bouncy animations you get when you over-scroll and end up hitting the bottom of a pane. This is particularly noticeable in apps like Safari or Settings, where scrolling too far gives you the bounce effect.
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The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) recently launched its Bharat Interface for Money (Bhim) app for Android smartphones. Just two days ago the NPCI launched its iOS app on the Apple App Store. Oddly, it took just two days for the Bhim app to reach to the number one position and even dethroned the all time favourite, WhatsApp along the way in India.
Read more tech.firstpost.com
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
If you’re assembling a HomeKit home, First Alert’s Onelink Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm is currently the best smoke detector to purchase. As a smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, Onelink sends you alerts when triggered while you’re away and HomeKit support turns Onelink into a trigger for automation. Check out our hands-on review below:
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 38 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple’s first Apple TV related inventions, dual mode headphones that have yet to surface and a series of design patents covering Beats headphone, an Apple Store display fixture for Apple Watch Sport and more.
Read more www.patentlyapple.com
Though ordered over two months ago, my AirPods finally arrived last week, and I must say it was well worth the wait. I had read enough about the AirPods to know that they would definitely be an improvement over my PowerBeats which were cumbersome to wear, and difficult to make a Bluetooth connection.
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Facebook is testing a redesign of the chat interface in Messenger for iPhone, which in some aspects resembles Apple’s overhauled iOS 10 Messages app. The enhanced chat UI is currently being tested with a small subset of Messenger’s user base, but there’s no telling when, or if it might launch for everyone.
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In our last blog, we considered Swift to be one of the most popular mobile app development trends that are going to conquer 2017. And that’s quite a fact! If you are a up-to-date with the iOS world, you know that Swift took over Objective-C slowly and smoothly in December 2016.
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Now that the iOS 10.2 jailbreak has been released, many Cydia developers have already started updating their tweaks for this firmware. Many popular tweaks have already received an update, such as Eclipse 4 which was released a few days back to bring dark mode to iOS 10.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Apple Insider reported that because New Orleans is expecting an influx of tourists ahead of its Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 28, Tim Cook’s company grabbed the opportunity to help these tourists find their way in the city by updating its Maps app. The update comes with transit directions that will help iPhone and Mac users reach their destinations within the city.
Read more www.ibtimes.com
Evernote has redesigned the iOS version of the note-taking app to reduce clutter and cut the steps it takes to create, capture and organize notes on the go. The latest of version of Evernote for iOS not only looks different, it streamlines many of the popular app’s note taking and content capture functionality.
Read more www.eweek.com