Monday, April 06, 2015
Here’s a textbook case of irony: the Apple Watch may not have a quick launch in Switzerland… you know, the spiritual home of watches. Swiss broadcaster RTS reports that Leonard Timepieces has a trademark in the country that supposedly prevents companies from using the word “apple” in association with watches and other jewelry.
Read more www.engadget.com
The Apple Watch can check your flight info, open your garage, monitor your heart rate, and pay for your latte. But can it keep you entertained? Games are the lifeblood of the App Store — last year’s top-grossing apps list was dominated by free-to-play games — but despite Apple Watch appearances at two big events, we’ve yet to hear much at all about how gaming might figure into the sleek device.
Read more www.yahoo.com
Saturday, April 04, 2015
The attractive Friday Smart Lock trims off the bulk found on many other smart deadbolts and still manages to pack in plenty of features. Currently it’s only going to be shipped in the US and Scandinavia, but given that it’s designed to work with Thread for Google and Nest, as well as Apple’s upcoming HomeKit, Friday looks poised to be a key—or keyless—part of a larger smart home.
Read more www.cnet.com
IN EARLY 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s secrecy that all Lynch knew was his vague title, vice president of technology, and that he’d be working on something completely new.
Read more www.wired.com
Let’s say you’ve devoured just about everything you can find on the Apple Watch but are still craving more. That’s perfectly natural. Well, Cupertino has a guided tour of the wearable that should help answer any remaining questions you might have.
Read more www.engadget.com
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Apple has only sanctioned a small set of App Store apps to support its CarPlay feature with Audio Books for iPhone today joining that limited list. The latest version of Audio Books adds integration with CarPlay head units for easily finding audiobooks to play through your car stereo on your drive.
Read more 9to5mac.com
In our continued quest to take care of you as you commute and wander around complex cities, we’re excited to be one of the first apps available on Apple Watch. We’re well aware that a $350+ device and public transportation may not immediately appear to go together. That’s what they said before about the iPhone:
Read more medium.com
Although the Apple Watch isn’t out until April 24, popular note locker service Evernote has already released an app for it. Unsurprisingly called Evernote for Apple Watch, it allows users to dictate a note, search their note libraries, or surf through a handful of contextually useful notes.
Read more www.fastcodesign.com
The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch. One-sentence stories, crafted specially for small screens, will provide the news at a glance across many Times sections, including Business, Politics, Science, Tech and The Arts.
Read more www.nytco.com
Monday, March 30, 2015
An Apple Watch Shop barricade has been installed in London’s Selfridges ahead of the device arriving instore on April 10.
The barricade is shielding the area where customers will be able to try on and place pre-orders for the Watches, before they go on general sale online or via reservation in Apple’s retail stores from April 24.
Read more www.telegraph.co.uk
Pad and Quill today announced a new line of accessories for the upcoming Apple Watch, including the “Luxury Pocket Stand” charging stand, a roll up pouch for portability and two travel kits. The Luxury Pocket Stand is inspired by old pocket watch stands and is hand carved from a single piece of African mahogany or American cherry.
Read more www.macrumors.com
The Apple Watch was detailed earlier today in which Apple reminded users of some of its features, demonstrated how apps would run on it, and how much it would cost. They also addressed one of the questions many users had about it, which was would the watch, like most watches, be water resistant?
Read more www.ubergizmo.com
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere. Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern.
Read more venturebeat.com
The price differential between Beijing and New York is more than double the cost of a round-trip ticket. Remember the customers carrying bundles of cash who queued up last September to buy as many iPhones as Apple would sell them?
Read more fortune.com
Friday, March 27, 2015
Yes, we know there are fake Apple Watch devices available for sale in China, online and at certain tech conferences, but what’s behind the veneer of imitation smartwatch deception? Do the insides of these cleverly crafted shams live up to the finely hewn artistry of Apple’s internal case designs?
Read more mashable.com
This follows up the press release from last month that announced the Apple Watch would appear at Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Isetan in Tokyo on April 10, the same day try-ons go live at Apple Retail Stores. All Apple Watch collections should be available at the locations, along with specifically trained staff to assist customers in getting just exactly the watch they want.
Read more www.imore.com
Apple Stores won’t have the Apple Watch on display for a few weeks, but anyone eager to see what the world of wrist apps will offer can already download them to their iPhone.
The first wave of Apple Watch-supported apps started hitting iTunes today, with big names like Target, Evernote, WeChat and Expedia being some of the first out of the gate.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Interested in a $10,000 Apple Watch? Apple Inc. will give you a 30-minute appointment to check it out, double the standard appointment time, according to Apple Store employees at two separate locations in New York. Apple will begin booking appointments to try on the Apple Watch April 10.
Read more www.ibtimes.com
Very few people know that Apple’s long-term goal is to make you into a cyborg. But soon enough, you will be an assemblage of Apple technology and organic parts. Even fewer people know that this cybernetic vision of the future was dreamed up, imagined, or prophetically envisioned during one of Steve jobs much discussed and little scrutinized acid trips.
Read more www.news-loot.com
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Apple admits that its Siri — an intelligent personal assistant for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices — is collecting and also transmitting users voice data to 3rd party companies, which was disclosed in an unsurprising revelation two weeks back on Reddit. FallenMyst, a Reddit user claimed to had recently started a new job with a company called Walk N’ Talk Technologies, where job profile requires her to listen voice data collected from Apple, Microsoft users and check for incorrect interpretations.
Read more www.digitalmunition.me