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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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There are already a ton of different Apple Watch accessories out there, especially from third-party companies. Now, Apple is starting to fill its shelves with those products. As revealed in a new report published by MacRumors, Apple Stores are beginning to stock third-party Watch accessories.

Read more www.iphonehacks.com

Smart plugs aren’t exactly new. Belkin has its WeMo platform of connected home devices including its Wi-Fi-enabled ‘Insight Switch’, an iPhone app-controlled outlet, and others have similar competing products. But iHome’s new SmartPlug is one of the first arriving for Apple’s recently launched Siri-controlled HomeKit platform. I’ve been testing out the product in recent weeks to see exactly what HomeKit adds to the experience and get a real world taste of Apple’s home automation platform in general for the first time with an actual product.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Apple’s in-dash system brings Siri and other Apple services to the road. WSJ’s Joanna Stern hopped in a 2016 Corvette Stingray convertible to test it out. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal.

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Yet hearing from your car is no longer strictly the domain of “Knight Rider,” the dumbest show about TV’s smartest car. My modest 2013 Volkswagen communicates all of this and more with the help of a type of gadget that opens up the computer under the hood.

Read more www.wsj.com

Today I would like to go through some information about an easy product to make your home or dorm room smart. These two products are going to be included in my “Must-Have Dorm Room Guide”, but since I tried it out this weekend I had to post about it before the guide even went live!

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