Friday, December 12, 2014
Google’s new “Material Design” aesthetic was a big part of the Lollipop update for Android, but even if you’ve got an Android phone or iDevice running another operating system you’ve probably run into it in one or more of the company’s apps. Today the company announced a new version of the Google app for iOS that takes things even further—it looks a whole lot like Android, from the swipe-able cards used to switch between tabs (see above) to the software navigation buttons across the bottom of the screen.
Read more arstechnica.com
Too many apps still look lousy on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The oversized, ugly status bar still greets us several times each day. And the system keyboard ever-so-slightly changing size is enough to make anyone crazy. Why?
Read more www.theverge.com
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Huge news for frequent WhatsApp Messenger users: the app will no longer look huge on the latest iPhones. If you bought an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus between now and September when they were released, you’ve probably been waiting for WhatsApp to update with optimization for the bigger displays and that update is finally out.
Read more 9to5mac.com
It’s hard for app creators to stand out in the insanely crowded marketplace that is the App Store. With dozens if not hundreds of new apps going up every day, many get lost. But one thing that almost always works is controversy. Although Apple does vet software that goes up on its platform, it’s not a foolproof process.
Read more www.pcmag.com
iOS 8.1.1 is now available, as the first update since Apple’s launch of Apple Pay on the platform. It includes a number of bug fixes, improved overall stability, and, most importantly, performance improvements for older devices including the iPhone 4s and iPad 2.
Read more techcrunch.com
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
On Monday, many outlets reported the news that a memorial dedicated to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been dismantled in St. Petersburg, Russia. In a statement, ZEFS, a consortium of Russian companies, explained that it had removed the statue on Friday, one day after Tim Cook announced he was gay, for this disquieting reason:
Read more www.theatlantic.com
A number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have been reporting an issue with the device that causes it to crash and remain stuck in a boot loop following a restart. The issue appears to primarily affect 128 GB models, particularly those with larger app libraries, and some suggest it may be a hardware problem associated with the increased storage available on that device.
Read more www.macrumors.com
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Apple Pay is a contactless payment platform that is newly available to iPhone 6 users. It works well and is incredibly simple; once you’ve added a card to Apple Pay, you just need to wave your iPhone over an Apple Pay compatible NFC payment terminal to pay for whatever you’re buying.
Read more osxdaily.com
Whenever Apple announces something new, companies will use the most basic specs revealed onstage to take a stab at making What You Need to go with it. But the Apple Watch is even crazier; despite not even existing yet, more than a few companies are already accessorizing for it.
Read more gizmodo.com
Learn how to use the iPhone 6 Plus better with this list of iPhone 6 Plus tips and tricks that will help users learn what they can do with the new iPhone. The larger iPhone 6 Plus display makes it easier to use some iPhone features and Apple packs in a few cool new iPhone 6 Plus features you might miss if you are new to the iPhone.
Read more www.gottabemobile.com
Apple’s latest phones both have excellent cameras, but when it comes to picture quality, the larger iPhone 6 Plus has one extra trick up its sleeve: Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).
Read more www.forbes.com
Forty years ago, the Swiss watch industry nearly died. The advent of Japanese quartz watches, cheaper and more accurate than their mechanical Swiss rivals, drove many traditional watchmakers out of business.
Read more www.cnbc.com
The Pangu group has released a utility that will jailbreak iOS 8.1 on any iPhone or iPad device which can run the latest iOS release, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The jailbreak is untethered and includes Cydia, but there’s a catch… at the moment the Pangu 1.1 tool runs only on Windows, though a Mac version is said to be in the works and will debut soon.
Read more osxdaily.com
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We decided to try it out by going to two nearby businesses that already accept Apple’s NFC-powered mobile payments: Walgreens and McDonald’s.
Read more techcrunch.com
iOS 8.1 is now available to the public. Along with bringing Apple Pay into the wild, this major update is packed with new features that bring harmony to your iPhone and Mac workflow. Instant Hotspot and SMS Relay connect your iPhone like never before, and there are a few other sweet new features you probably haven’t heard about yet.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Record-setting iPhone sales helped Apple ring up sterling results on Monday, crushing analysts’ estimates. The company said its fiscal fourth-quarter revenue jumped 12% to $42.1 billion from the same quarter a year ago.
Read more www.usatoday.com
Friday, October 17, 2014
Apple has published a 48 page PDF entitled “iOS Security,” dated October 2014. Not only does it have a broad overview of iOS security in general, but it was also recently updated to include details of the Apple Pay technology and transaction security.
Read more www.macobserver.com
Microsoft has released a new update for Skype’s iOS app offering users with the larger iPhone 6 and 6+ an optimized user interface. In addition, the app now allows users to mark individual conversations as read/unread, disable notification sounds in “do no disturb” mode, and increased metadata in contact profiles.
Read more www.tuaw.com
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Lenovo has released its S90 Sisley smartphone, and it is impressively beautiful, with a construction that will confuse a few into mistaking it for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Earlier, the photos of a smartphone from Lenovo leaked on the Internet stirring the mobile community into disbelief over Lenovo – a huge device manufacturer with links to giants like IBM and HP – for blatantly ripping off the iPhone 6 design.
Read more www.redmondpie.com
If you’ve recently picked up a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you probably want something to protect it from drops and falls, or scratches and dings. There are tons of cases available, from the super-expensive to the slim and cheap. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and votes.
Read more lifehacker.com