Monday, April 18, 2016
Watch out if receive a text message telling you that your iCloud account is set to be deactivated. It’s a scam designed to get your Apple ID, credit card information and password.
Read more www.cio.com
Shazam has a lot more competition from Siri, Cortana and other services, but the music recognition service has tried to stay on top with Google Now integration, faster recognition and other new tricks. The company has just added a feature that seems indispensable, but somehow wasn’t available before: syncing across devices.
Read more www.engadget.com
New new data shows that the Chinese iOS App Store revenues have outstripped earnings from the Japanese iOS App Store for the first time. Tracking from analytics firm App Annie shows that revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store have been on a rapidly increasing trajectory over the past 12 months.
Read more www.macnn.com
For obvious reasons, Apple does not allow developers to push apps onto the App Store that emulate a certain console – Game Boy Advance for instance. But luckily for us, there are many ways out there that allow us to emulate games on our iPhones and iPads, but most of them require a jailbreak.
Read more wccftech.com
Saturday, April 16, 2016
According to a recent study, Spanish men and women are some of the most unfaithful in all the world. In light of this, Durmet — a Spanish mattress company — has come up with a rather unorthodox solution to put an end to infidelity. Color me skeptical that this actually exists, but if it does it’s on another level when it comes to trust issues.
Read more thenextweb.com
Friday, April 15, 2016
This week Intel introduced the ‘Naked 3D Fitness Tracker’ system along with startup Naked Labs and by our cover graphic you can see that the system is designed to connect to an iPhone 6, though the connectivity specs just says for iOS with no specific iPhone model noted. The Android based mirror system uses the dual lens 3D depth camera known as Intel RealSense. You could learn more about the specifications and design here.
Read more www.patentlyapple.com
Thursday, April 14, 2016
LG has announced the Rolly keyboard 2 successor to the Rolly keyboard which was unveiled at the IFA 2015 last year. This is a decent upgrade from the Rolly which has just 4 rows of keys and insufficient space which did not give an immersive typing experience.
Read more www.gizmotimes.com
Facebook Messenger just introduced a Dropbox integration for the iOS version of the app. This means that you don’t have to leave messenger in order to share what you have stored in the cloud with contacts. Dropbox is one of the most popular platforms for storing photos, videos, documents and other files, so this new colaboration is practically a match made in heaven!
Read more features.en.softonic.com
Kounta is a powerful cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) app for iOS geared towards hospitality businesses. Whether you operate a cafe, restaurant, bar or coffeeshop you need a POS – and which one you choose can make a big difference. Kounta is an app which offers the basics in a streamlined fashion as well as powerful analytics and reporting for your business.
Read more www.tapscape.com
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Apple Music might be flawed, but we still think it compares favourably to the likes of Spotify and Tidal in some key areas. One of the best bits, though, is the no-strings three-month free trial, which makes the 30 days you get with rival services seem miserly.
Read more www.stuff.tv
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull may have put money behind his vision of an Asia-Pacific export explosion for the leaders of Australian financial technology (fintech), but on-the-ground innovation is proving somewhat scarcer, as innovation-hungry banks protect their domestic fintech investments and take a cautious approach to Apple Pay. The payments system could have serious implications for the country’s $A2.5bn merchant-fees market, with Australia being one of the world’s leading users of iPhones (the devices make up over 35% of the local market, compared with around 16% globally).
Read more www.computerweekly.com
Following a beta period, Edge Music Network announced the official launch of its updated music video application on iOS. The app allow users to watch live and on-demand music video content, and it is backed by industry veterans such as John Paul DeJoria, VH1 Classic founder Eric Sherman, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, as well as music giants Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Def Jam Recordings and Geffen Records.
Read more www.adweek.com
While iOS 9.3 fixed a bug that bricked iOS devices when the date was set to January 1, 1970, security researchers have found a variation on the theme that can remotely brick later devices as soon as they connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot. The exploit uses a combination of two weaknesses discovered in iOS, reports KrebsonSecurity.
Read more 9to5mac.com
It’s fun to speculate about the iPhone 7 and what technology Apple might pack into the device, but what about the new software that goes with it? We don’t know much about iOS 10, but a new concept video from Ralph Theodory offers some interesting ideas on how the company could improve its mobile operating system.
Read more www.technobuffalo.com
Starbucks has announced the launch of its new re-designed App, used by 17 million people across iOS and Android and they hope that it will offer a far more personalized experience for its customers. Starbucks hope that the new App will offer far more benefits by bringing to life engaging content as well as interactive in-app features.
Read more www.businessreviewusa.com
Google Calendar turns 10 this year, but the service isn’t ready to rest until it has ordered your entire life into neat chunks. Calendar’s newest mobile feature, announced late last night, is Goals — a way for users to automatically set aside time for self-betterment tasks like learning a new language or working out by telling the app what you want to do and relying on it to find a spot in your busy schedule.
Read more www.theverge.com
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Facebook Messenger for iOS is gaining native Dropbox integration for the first time, allowing users to share any file stored in their Dropbox account without having to leave the app. Tapping the More button in the popular messenger app now displays Dropbox as an available source.
Read more www.macrumors.com
The Cardboard project aims at developing inexpensive virtual reality (VR) tools to allow everyone to enjoy VR in a simple, fun, and natural way. The Cardboard SDK for iOS enables developers familiar with OpenGL to quickly start creating VR applications. The toolkit simplifies many common VR development tasks, including:
Read more developers.google.com
Monday, April 11, 2016
WE’RE GUESSING YOU don’t use Snapchat. Sure, you’ve probably downloaded it; maybe you’ve sent one or two crappy stills to your friends. You think you did everything right, but who knows, because you couldn’t really figure out what Snapchat is supposed to be used for. And so you turned your back on Snapchat. You shrugged and thought Well, it’s for those damn Millennials and turned it into a punchline for self-deprecating stories about the limits of your technological savvy.
Read more www.huffingtonpost.com
There’s no word on how long the exclusivity period will last, though these deals have traditionally run for between one week and one month. Apple confirmed the exclusive arrangement with Pitchfork. Views From the 6 will include singles One Dance — itself already an Apple Music exclusive — and Pop Style.
Read more appleinsider.com