Sunday, May 01, 2016
Facebook owned WhatsApp has introduced a lot of new features to its service over the past few months. Now, the company is rumoured to again add a few more features in the coming weeks.
Read more tech.firstpost.com
New jailbreak tweaks for iOS are being released all the time, which is great news if you are a fan of the jailbreak world and like to have new things to try, but it can often be overwhelming for those who are just getting started or simply don’t have the time or the inclination to stay on top of everything. That’s when choice and availability start to have a negative affect, and that’s no good for anybody.
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Bar Roulette, the clever service that sends you and your buddies to random top-rated bars in your area, now has a dedicated app for iOS with a new premium service tier and support for Foursquare. As we mentioned in the past, Bar Roulette uses Uber’s open API and Yelp ratings to help you find the best bars in your area.
Read more lifehacker.com
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sick of Spotify? Tired of Tidal? Annoyed by Apple Music? There’s no shortage of choice if you want to jump from one streaming music service to another, but don’t be too hasty. Before you switch sides you want to make sure you’re not going to lose any of your precious tunes along the way.
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Should we be predicting the imminent downfall of Apple? No. Should we litter opinion pieces with puns about bad Apples? Not really. Let us instead be constructive and look at what Apple can do to dig itself out of what is, for now, a relatively small hole.
Read more www.ibtimes.co.uk
You know what they say about TVs and strange bedfellows. No? Well, apparently Google didn’t know about it either. Which is probably why it both expectedly and surprisingly released an iOS app that lets iPhone and iPad owners control an Android TV with a non-Android mobile device. Not that it’s a bad thing, mind you.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Music lovers, whether you’re using Apple’s stock music app or a third-party music app like Spotify or Pandora, you are probably used to either opening Control Centre or the app you’re listening from to control your music. If so, you can benefit from a new free jailbreak tweak called TinyPlayer Lite, which makes controlling your music a little easier.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
That means that ANZ customers will be able to register their credit card and debit cards in Apple’s digital wallet on their Apple devices and use that device to pay for products and services at contactless terminals. “I’m proud we’re the first major Australian bank to offer Apple Pay and we are confident the convenience, security and privacy will be well received by our customers”, Elliott said. Users can do so by opening the Wallet app on their iPhone and tapping the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner to begin. iOS will then guide users through the rest of the processor.
Read more PopHerald.com
Routines are schedules based on activities, and specifically geared towards different temperatures and intensities of white light. A “Wake Up” routine, for instance, will gradually increase brightness as the sun rises, while “Nightlight” will output dim warm light so as to make it easier to go back to sleep.
Read more appleinsider.com
We’ve covered various forms of audio recording before on Pointers—including an entire series on podcasting—but we’ve rarely and only lightly mentioned recording “in the field,” and so this Pointers is about the specifics of recording with iOS devices. Thanks to some recent changes by Apple and some existing third-party products, the need to bring a Mac with you to wherever you are in order to facilitate a quality recording has been greatly reduced, and recording either your voice or an instrument using just iOS devices has finally arrived.
Read more www.macnn.com
The FBI still won’t tell Apple how the third-party hackers it hired to crack the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino mass shooter managed to get into the device, but the agency has shared another security vulnerability with Cupertino. That’s real nice of them and all, but Apple had already fixed that particular flaw.
Read more www.macworld.com
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Klug Home looks like a small USB drive, but instead of plugging into your laptop or TV, it connects to your Wi-Fi router. From there it coordinates all sorts of devices, from wearables to smart home tech. And the kicker is, when it lands in October, it will integrate Google’s Nest, Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s HomeKit, and a bunch of gadgets besides—all for the low price of $109 (roughly £75 or AU$140).
Read more www.cnet.com
Snaps Media today works with a range of brands who want to launch their own emojis or keyboard apps, but don’t have the time or inclination to build the apps themselves. The new emojis follow the company’s recently revamped mobile app that comes with a slew of new features, including personalized offers and a music discovery function for songs played in Starbucks locations.
Read more bilbaoya.com
When you’re using the Facebook Messenger app, you normally don’t have control over your privacy. For instance, you cannot disable the typing indicator or hide your online status. SilentMessenger is a new jailbreak tweak that provides you the freedom to use Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps privately.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Many of us still have the same email address associated with our Apple ID that we made years and years ago when we got our first device. We use it to sign into each and every one of our devices when we buy one new from the store or restore an existing one to factory settings.
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With drops in revenue and iOS device sales in what CEO Tim Cook called a “challenging quarter,” highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings today include an increase in Apple Music subscribers, more cash for Apple’s capital return and share repurchasing programs, and a “huge number of Android switchers and new to Mac customers.”
Read more 9to5mac.com
Many iOS fans have been looking forward to the iOS 9.3 jailbreak ever since Apple released the latest version last month. There has been no word yet as to when it will be, but there have been reports that it could be dropped at any time before the WWDC which is scheduled to happen in June. While there have been no iOS 9.3 jailbreak yet from the popular jailbreaking teams such as Pangu and TaiGare, there has been an iOS 9.3 jailbreak making its rounds on the internet but it’s something that you should definitely avoid.
Read more www.thebitbag.com
Instagram has been busy with the changes recently, and now it looks like the photo and video social network is ready to make a few bigger changes at some point in the future. According to a report published recently by Mashable, and citing images sent to the publication, Instagram is in the process of testing a flatter, simpler design for its iOS app.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Windows Bridge for iOS project just got a kickstart from Intel. Intel wants to give developers the best experience possible by providing support for key iOS developer frameworks, including Objective-C code bases, that can take the code and reuse it on Intel-powered Windows 10 devices.
Read more www.winbeta.org
Monday, April 25, 2016
Its Guidelines webpage links to a number of existing assets relating to the app review process, human interface and marketing guidelines, and rules covering Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. Many companies make mistakes when they seek to hire ios developer talent, having a designer conceptualize the app who then farms out development to third-party coding farms. (Siri spilled the beans on WWDC dates yesterday.) While the specifics of Apple’s plans around the App Store are still unclear, the new developer site suggests we’ll be hearing a lot more about developers in the App Store in the weeks to come.
Read more la-kabylie.com