Wednesday, November 23, 2016
AS app developers, one of the most important measures for success is retention rates. But if you develop apps specifically for Android, you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle – a report by Apps Flyer, market leader in mobile advertising attribution and analytics, found that uninstall rates for apps on Android devices are twice as high as iOS.
Read more techwireasia.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Ecobee3 Wi-Fi thermostat with HomeKit support is on sale for 20% off today. Designed for homes with more than one room, the ecobee3 smarter Wi-Fi thermostat and remote sensors measure temperature and occupancy in multiple locations, resulting in increased comfort when you’re home and energy savings when you’re away.
Read more medium.com
The Apple Watch’s watchOS 3 includes a Dock feature, which allows you to access frequently used apps by pressing the long side button. You can easily add, remove, and rearrange apps on the Dock to better suit your needs.
Read more www.howtogeek.com
I’m moving some of my Mac scripting solutions to iOS. One of my favorite Hazel setups on my Mac is for uploading files to an SFTP server and returning a URL for the file. I use this for almost every blog post the has an image.
Read more www.macdrifter.com
Apple’s App Store rules are clear for everyone to see; however, now and again an app slips through the net. One such application was the recorder app Vidyo, which remained on the App Store for 24 hours before being pulled. It was pulled because it violated Apple’s Terms of Service by using private APIs.
Read more www.valuewalk.com
Firecore has released a major new update to its popular media organizer and player, Infuse. Dubbed Infuse 5, the new version of Infuse is available as a brand new app on the App Store and brings a lot of new features to the table not only for iOS-running iPhone and iPad devices, but for tvOS version of the app for Apple TV as well.
Read more www.redmondpie.com
Developers constantly strive to make amazing, intuitive and immersive apps for users. But are developers really building for every possible user? Can everyone truly use your app to its full ability?
An accessible approach to designing apps, products or any kind of services lets people use those products — regardless of ability. This includes people with vision, motor, learning, or hearing disabilities.
Read more www.raywenderlich.com
There is a new glitch in iOS that causes pretty much any iOS device out there, be it an iPhone, an iPod, or an iPad, to freeze completely and require a reboot in order to return to a working state.
Discovered by EverythingApplePro, the issue comes down to a malicious link which, when loaded, makes iOS devices completely unusable.
It’s a scary thing, moving from Android to iOS, or from iOS to Android. Fortunately, in their competitive zeal to gain a bigger share of the market, companies have provided tools to assist in the process. They’re not perfect, but as we’ll see the transition from Android to iOS is greatly facilitated by an Android app.
Read more www.gadgetguy.com.au
Monday, November 21, 2016
The Koogeek plug is a simple way to add smart HomeKit functionality to ‘any’ device you own with a plug (buy it for $34.99). The idea of a HomeKit plug outlet is by no means new — there are plenty available on the market — but the Koogeek stood out for its simplicity, form factor and WiFi connectivity (see below for full review of how to set it up and how well it works).
Read more 9to5mac.com
Apple Watch owners can get a special Activity Challenge for Thanksgiving, this November 24th. Apple Watch owners are waking up to notifications on their wrist announcing a special achievement in the Activity app, the first time Apple has done this. To receive the reward, users must run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) on November 24 using Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that integrates workouts with HealthKit.
Read more 9to5mac.com
During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump complained that America had lost too many manufacturing jobs and promised to force big companies like Apple to bring that work home. “I’m going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China,” he said.
Read more www.nytimes.com
Dealing with asthma is not the end of the world. You are going to have an easier time managing it with the right tools. Smart Peak Flow is an app enhanced gadget with a little propeller that moves as you blow into it.
Read more www.iphoneness.com
Just days after launching a repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus “Touch Disease” flaw, Apple today launched yet another repair program, this time for iPhone 6s users. The program is focused on users that are affected by a battery flaw that causes their iPhone 6s to unexpectedly shut down.
Read more www.iphonefirmware.com
Here is everything you need to know to localize your iOS app and go global. iOS gets a thumbs-up from many developers as a platform for developing apps.
Read more dzone.com
Friday, November 18, 2016
Apple failed again to register trademarks for the Apple Watch in China, as the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (Beijing IP Court) overruled Apple’s claim, Chinese online media TechWeb reported on Friday. In November 2014, Apple applied to register four trademarks in China, for products including the Apple Watch and accessories.
Read more allchinatech.com
The Ottm bands for Apple Watch are made out of three different types of wood. The firm offers bands made from Canadian Maple, Gabonese Zebrawood, and Indonesian Sandalwood. We received one 42mm band made from Sandalwood, and a 38mm band made of Zebrawood.
Read more www.mactrast.com
In Microsoft’s latest Visual Studio blog post, they focus on the recent release of TACO (Tools for Apache Cordova) in Virtual Studio 2017 RC and how it’s going to address some of the biggest issues faced by iOS and Android developers. According to the post, Microsoft is “tackling the big problems” in this release, and trying to address some of the most significant roadblocks that developers tend to crash into as they create and maintain apps.
Read more www.winbeta.org
iOS 10’s been found to upload missed call logs from apps like WhatsApp and Skype to servers, as well as near-real time FaceTime call logs—even if iCloud backup has been turned off, according to a Russian company called Elcomsoft which makes iPhone forensic tools aimed at law enforcement agencies.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Mozilla today announced the launch of Firefox Focus, its new free, fast, and private browser for iOS. The company’s objective with this browser is to make the web feel less cluttered for users. It’s being billed as the perfect browser for the times when users don’t want to leave a record on their phone.
Read more www.ubergizmo.com