Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Simple step by step guide to controlling Smart Shades (http://www.somasmarthome.com) with Apple HomeKit/Siri. Will need: 1x Smart Shade (to get started - can buy them from http://www.somasmarthome.com)
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Jailbreaking is not everyone’s cup of tea that’s for sure. Even the person behind Cydia, Jay Freeman (AKA Saurik) knows this really well. That’s the reason why an app like ‘Cydia Eraser’ exists on Cydia itself.
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When you think of the basic functions of a smart phone, things like a calculator, a camera and an internet browser probably come to mind. How about a tool to help with your sleep habits? In an effort to improve the health of their users, Apple is introducing a sleep monitoring feature as a part of their iOS 10 update set to launch this fall.
Read more www.huffingtonpost.com
It’s Premier League season, and the best way to stay connected with the huge football event when you’re not in front of your TV screen is to download the free, official Premier League app for Android and iOS! Designed as the definitive companion to the world’s most watched league, it offers a new way to manage your Fantasy Premier League team, complete with researching 25 years’ of sports statistics and recalling some of the finest moments in the League’s history.
Read more www.phonearena.com
Leave it to Microsoft to make something as simple as a two-factor authentication (2FA) app as complicated as possible. Thankfully, Microsoft is cleaning up its hodge-podge of authenticator apps that include Azure Authenticator and Microsoft Account on Android with a single, unified version called Microsoft Authenticator.
Read more www.pcworld.com
Friday, August 12, 2016
“Some liked it, some didn’t like it.” That’s how Porsche executive Detlev von Platen, former head of Porsche Cars North America, summed up the visual appeal of the first-generation Panamera as we talked with him at the recent world premiere of its all-new successor. Ever since its introduction seven years ago, the Panamera’s styling—its “bulbous,” “heavy,” “hunchback” rear end specifically—has been its most talked about trait.
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Apple’s iOS 10 update will give users more control over how much of their data advertisers can see and use, according to Fiksu. Currently, users who turn on “Limit Ad Tracking” in iOS9 will send their “Identifier for Advertising” (IDFA) with flags to let advertisers know they don’t want to be targeted by location or behaviour.
Read more www.marketingdive.com
It is easy to fall down the Wikipedia rabbit hole on a slow afternoon in the office, but the interface is a bit, well, boring, basic and old-fashioned. If you want a slicker, fancier experience on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, Viki is the answer.
Read more www.irishtimes.com
WhatsApp has finally started rolling out Voice Message feature for iOS users. The Voice Message will now let users to leave a message for their friends in case they do not pick up WhatsApp call.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
One of the iPhone 7 rumors that has excited many is that we may see a Space Black model, rather than – or in addition to – the usual Space Gray. Renders have given us a sense of what that might look like, and a poll of 9to5Mac readers showed that it would be popular if offered.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the brand’s self-produced mobile app, Fender Tune. Since 1946, Fender has set the standard for expertly crafted, high-performance electric and acoustic guitars and basses.
Read more www.premierguitar.com
Security research firm Check Point revealed at the Black Hat USA 2016 summit that 900 million Android devices using Qualcomm chips suffer from a set of security vulnerabilities dubbed “QuadRooter.” At the same conference, Apple Head of Security Engineering and Architecture, Ivan Krstic presented a behind the scenes look at iOS security.
Read more seekingalpha.com
A security firm is offering up to $500,000 for information on zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS, surpassing Apple’s bug bounty just days after it was announced. On Tuesday, Texas-based Exodus Intelligence said it will give between $5,000 and $500,000 for zero-day vulnerabilities relating to iOS version 9.3 and higher.
Read more www.pcworld.com
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Apple has argued that allowing banks to use iPhones NFC chips independently of Apple Pay would compromise the phones’ security. The argument has been aired in Apple’s response to the four Australia Banks who have requested permission to negotiate with Apple as a bloc rather than join Apple Pay.
Read more www.theregister.co.uk
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 80 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on Apple’s invention regarding 3D user interface effects on an iPhone or iPad that could take Apple’s current parallax effects to a whole new level based on a stereoscopic camera or 3D camera coming to at least the iPhone 7 Plus next month.
Read more www.patentlyapple.com
Jaxx, the “multi-token and multi-platform blockchain wallet” is expanding this week to include support for Dash, according to its developers. This is indeed notable news as the Decontrol team builds out support for more cryptocurrencies.
Read more bitcoinist.net
Netflix launched an internet speed test at Fast.com back in May, and this week it rolled out dedicated apps for the tool on iOS and Android. While the apps are identical to the website, Fast’s launch as an app could go a long way toward getting people to use it. And that’s a big part of the goal here: the more people using Fast, the more data Netflix has on where internet service providers are doing a poor job.
Read more www.theverge.com
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
On a desktop level you already know how easy it is to keep YouTube videos playing in the background. You simply search for a video, play it, hit the minimize button, and audio keeps blasting through your speakers. On a smartphone or tablet that is not the case at all. Once you hit the home button, not only does the app goes away from view, but the audio stops playing as well.
Read more wccftech.com
Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist’s complete discography will be as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple’s upcoming iOS 10.
Read more appleinsider.com
Niantic Labs has re-instated the battery saver feature for Pokemon Go players on iOS with the game’s latest update, while also introducing a host of other changes for both Android and iOS users. Most notably, a new variation of the “Nearby Pokemon” feature is being tested.
Read more www.ign.com