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!

Read more www.bitesreviewsyoucanuse.com


According to a new report published late yesterday, Apple requires anyone making a device compatible with its HomeKit environment to buy and use a special identity chip. The revelation was one of many from a session on platforms for the Internet of Things at last week’s ESC SV event here.

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The first Apple HomeKit accessories got launched in June. The home automation platform is off to a slow start. Elgato Systems takes an early lead in app downloads.

Read more www.i4u.com


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The iPhone 6s isn’t even out yet, and already luxury goods companies are preparing to give folks with way too much money the chance to pre-order their next-generation Apple handset in 24-karat-gold. Hot off the mark is Goldgenie, which is currently letting customers register their interest in an exclusive luxury box-set containing both a gold-plated iPhone 6s and a gold Apple Watch.

Read more www.cultofmac.com


Rattled much, Tim? With global markets falling on China concerns and Apple stock opening below $100 a share for the first time this year at $95, CEO Tim Cook took the unusual step of emailing top financial pundit Jim Cramer on Monday to ease investor concerns.

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The Apple Watch has been on our wrist for several months now, and the good news is that battery life isn’t as bad as Tim Cook first led us to believe. But there’s still room for improvement, and if you find yourself regularly running out of juice, we’ve got some tips to help.

Read more www.techradar.com


Monday, August 24, 2015

Apple Inc. is reportedly working on enrichment of the Apple Watch with a smart band for the wearable rumored to be in the pipeline for 2016 launch. Smart straps for Apple Watch are expected to come with additional functionality for the wearable or even boost the battery life. Apple hasn’t been able to update on the number of Apple Watches it has sold, but there are hints that the progress is positive.

Read more investcorrectly.com


Friday, August 21, 2015

Apple Pay service began in the UK on July 14, 2015. According to Apple (AAPL), on the first day in the UK, Apple Pay spanned 250,000 locations. There are nine banks that are currently participating in the Apple Pay service in the UK, including Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), American Express (AXP), HSBC, First Direct, and Natwest.

Read more finance.yahoo.com


Hoang Nhu, who developed a platform for extending the IoT through all parts of the home, from medication reminders to smart power plugs. The Apple HomeKit SmartHome and Wellness IoT Development Platform monitors home environments/energy consumption and daily activities to optimise home appliance settings as well as make recommendations and reminders for optimal wellness. - See more at: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/internet-of-things/three-winners-digi-keypublitek-iot-competition-2015-08/#sthash.Rv7rj3JZ.dpuf

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“When 19th century British writer Charles Caleb Colton mused that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s safe to say he wasn’t envisioning today’s tech wars,” Michael Simon writes for Macworld.

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Swiss watch icon Swatch seems to be taking its burgeoning rivalry with Apple very seriously. The watchmaker has taken out an international trademark on the phrase “Swatch One More Thing.”

Read more www.theregister.co.uk


Thursday, August 20, 2015

It seemed as if Apple was taking over the household with its Macs, iPhones, iPads and the Apple TV, but now the Cupertino company wants to control your smart home. That may happen starting with the iPhone 6S in September with its still vague HomeKit intentions. It wasn’t a big focus at June’s WWDC, but the company did add iOS 9 support for motorised window shades and new sensor classes, like motion and carbon-monoxide detectors.

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Apple’s HomeKit powered hubs and devices are very new and the platform is fragile, but definitely is a promise of things to come. Early adopters are struggling with device control and finding precious little documentation to assist them. I’ve had mostly good experiences, but I like over the bleeding edge technology and I like rolling up my sleeves to see what makes things tick or stop ticking.

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Some Apple Watch owners are experiencing problems with the Apple logo disappearing off the back of their devices, and/or scratching around the surrounding text, according to complaints posted online.

Read more appleinsider.com


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Your smartphone can do everything. It can connect you with your friends, tell you how to get somewhere, entertain you and ... really entertain you. Sex toy manufacturer Lovense has a new remote control vibrator called Blush, which connects to your phone and your partner’s phone to create some high-tech sexual experiences.

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