Friday, July 03, 2015

July just started, but the Apple rumor mill is already looking forward to September, the month when we tend to get new iPhones, a new iOS, and other refreshed Apple devices. Right now, the usual sources seem to think we’re getting new iPhone 6Ses that add Force Touch and faster modems but are physically identical to the current models, none of which should be particularly surprising. Yesterday, people digging through the iTunes 12.2 release found some evidence of new iPods, which would be a surprise—the lineup’s last significant update came in September of 2012.

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

HDFC Bank, the country’s second largest private sector bank, unveiled its banking application for the Apple Watch which allows its customers to view their account summaries and also recharge their mobile phones and DTH connections. The application is live on the Apple Store and can be downloaded by anyone who has an Apple Watch.

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We’re fans of Citymapper, the realtime public transport app for iOS, Android and the Web. Its latest update for iOS brings its smart assistant GO to the platform (it debuted on Android back in May) and adds a cluster of new features as well as new cities.

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One of the main upgrades to the next iPhone’s internals will be a redesigned wireless system featuring a new Qualcomm-made LTE chip, as revealed by images of a prototype iPhone 6S logic board shared by a source. As shown in the image below, the new device will include Qualcomm’s MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. This new chip promises significant performance improvements over the “9X25″ chip found inside of the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds…

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Back in 2010, Apple signed an exclusive agreement with California-based company Liquidmetal Technologies to use the firm’s advanced “amorphous” metal alloys. According to Liquidmetal’s description of its technology, this material exhibits an “amorphous” molecular structure differing from the crystalline structures of traditional metals, making it lightweight, strong and malleable.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 is expected to be released next year after the typical “S” refresh hits store shelves this coming fall. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be fairly significant upgrades from last year’s 6 models, and analysts are already modeling for huge sales. But while the world’s top Apple insider says 2015’s iPhone 6s models will indeed feature a few big design changes, we’re almost certainly looking at phones that are very similar to Apple’s current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Apple’s business model has famously focused on proprietary ecosystems to maintain maximum control over how a product is designed and marketed to consumers. When the company whiffs on a design, it can lead to one of their many product flops.

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If you happen to have updated your iPhone to iOS 8.4 then you’ll undoubtedly notice the all-new Apple Music app. The app, which is Apple’s entrance into subscription music business, is a mixture of Apple’s library of over 30 million songs along with some enhancements from Beats which Apple purchased nearly a year ago.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Apple plans to let you try iOS 9 early this year with a public iOS 9 beta that arrives in July. Apple will allow regular users to test the new iPhone software for several months before the public iOS 9 release date that arrives this fall. Here is what you need to do now if you want to take part in this iOS 9 beta for regular users.

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Apple Music and iOS 8.4 will be available to download in the UK for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at 4PM UK time. Launching 30 June, the update is the last major software update before iOS 9.

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We understand why you have outfitted (or might be tempted to outfit) your house with every Sonos device you possibly can. It’s kind of neat to be able to stream music from a variety of different online services to speakers all around your house.

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Apple is investing significant resources into a car-related project, so much so that it’s been reassigning employees from other divisions, insiders claim. Sources familiar with the matter told El Reg that Apple has shifted so much staff towards its auto division that senior managers in other divisions are complaining about the loss of talent from their teams.

Read more www.theregister.co.uk


HomeKit, Apple’s initiative to controlling home automation that was introduced last year at the Worldwide Developers Conference, has been in the market for nearly twelve months now. Just recently Apple updated an entire list of commands that you can give Siri for taking care of Apple HomeKit enabled devices.

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Watching a movie at your home with your family, suddenly you remember that you have forgotten to switch off A.C in your office. What would you do? Wouldn’t you rush to your office to switch off A.C? Most probably yes!

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Are you pumped for some Apple-Zane Lowe music goodness? Apple Music is scheduled to go live on 30 June, and that means many of you are probably wondering how to get access to the streaming service, when your favourite DJs will take over the Beats 1 radio feature, and so on.

Read more www.pocket-lint.com


Monday, June 29, 2015

Well, here’s a bit of a twist: knock-off Apple accessories that are selling for a higher price than the authentic ones. A handful of listings for fake Apple Watch charging cables have appeared on Amazon, and they are all more expensive than Apple’s.

Read more www.slashgear.com


Apple has come up with a great idea that could allow people to transfer data between their Apple Watches with simple gestures such as handshake, fist bump, or a bow. The Cupertino based company recently filed a patent that will make it possible.

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We’ve known most of the big details about Apple Music since Apple officially announced it at WWDC earlier this month: it launches on June 30, it costs $10 per month or $15 per month for families of up to six people, and it comes with a three-month free trial that up until recently was causing some grief for Taylor Swift and other independent artists. But questions about how it would interact with other paid Apple services, most notably iTunes Match, remained.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Reserve Strap is readying an add-on for the Apple Watch that may solve one of its controversial features, a fairly regular need for charging. The Apple Watch is sold at a starting price of ship £299, and went on sale in April. It was described as a game changer by Apple chief Tim Cook, but has disappointing battery life for the price.

Read more www.v3.co.uk


The new Apple Watch will be available in three more countries from July 17th 2015 allowing residents of the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand to be able to purchase the wearable. Apple originally launched a new Watch in nine countries and has today launched it in seven more including Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Read more www.geeky-gadgets.com


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