Monday, January 16, 2017
At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Leviton announced the development of new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with your iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches. Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories using Siri voice control on an iPhone or iPad, or Apple’s Home app.
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D-Link unveiled its first HomeKit-enabled smart security camera at CES, joining a select number of manufacturers who have announced similar cameras this week that integrate with Apple’s smart-home platform. Called the Omna 180 Cam HD, it is the first in a planned line of products from D-Link that will be compatible with HomeKit.
Read more www.digitaltrends.com
Apple long ago established itself as a trendsetter, a company that prides itself on selling customers what they need before they even know what that is. But as the company delves into new devices and services, including the Apple Watch, AirPods wireless earbuds and software that links Internet-connected home devices to a smartphone, some analysts are wondering whether Apple should rethink its strategy.
Read more www.sfchronicle.com
You’ll still be hard-pressed to find Apple‘s new AirPods in stores anywhere, ever after the holidays, but Cupertino has taken to rolling out a new series of television commercials for the wireless headphones, highlighting and promoting their key features.
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So I decided to learn Xamarin and C#. Because learning new things is cool. Specialization is cool too, but, as a wise man once said, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”
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Friends, ever bought a iPhone, iPad or iPod with 16 or 32 GB of storage and realised it was a big blunder? With growing sizes of movies, music and apps, its nearly impossible to handle a device with that range of storage space. Also temporary files and logs fill up space very fast. One needs to manage storage for such devices with care.
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This year, iOS localization will rise to the top of any product manager’s to-do list. Why? Because localizing your iOS app will allow your business to gain access to growing markets all over the world.
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A few updates ago, Niantic introduced a bug into Pokémon GO that’s one of the more irritating in the game’s history, and this game has had a lot of annoying bugs. On iOS, when the game is open, it automatically cuts the volume of whatever audio your device is playing by about half, music, podcasts or what have you.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
As Apple’s iPhone turns 10, we’re getting a preview of what it took to get iOS to this point. Established tech tipster Sonny Dickson posted a video this week showing the earliest prototypes of what we now know as iOS, and there’s a lot we can learn from it.
Read more insights.dice.com
First off, the update refreshes the entire ride sharing interface. Google says that when you open the ride sharing screen, you’ll now see new ride options and more actionable informational. For instance, instead of a long list of ride service providers and ride options, you’ll see a map interface with a carousel of ride service providers available:
Read more 9to5mac.com
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to easily implement push notifications in your iOS app using a cloud-based, third-party back-end service. We will start by looking at the required steps for any iOS app to implement push notifications and then use back4app (based on the Parse platform) as our back-end service.
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Xcode Server is a valid CI tool for iOS apps, with static analysis, testing, building, archiving, and reporting mechanisms — but we must consider the cost of managing CI server machines.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
With Apple widely believed to be planning to drop the headphone socket in the iPhone 7 in favor of Lightning-connected and wireless headphones, a patent application published today describes how a single set of headphones could switch smoothly between wired and wireless modes without any interruption of playback.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Venturing into the depths of iTunes is no longer an activity for the faint-hearted, as Apple’s gold mine is famously becoming more convoluted with every update. It is by no means impossible to keep up with the changes, but staying on top of every small cosmetic shift does pose a decent challenge today.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Apple Watch has been a sad gadget of late. To give it a slight memory refresh, Elago is selling an Apple Watch Stand that will make the watch look like a Mac from yesteryears. The stand dubbed Elago W3 is compatible with all Apple Watch 1 and 2 variants including the Sport and Edition.
Read more www.damngeeky.com
When the Uber app received a major makeover in November of last year, the ride-sharing service promised that it will be adding a feature to integrate the native calendar app of the smartphones of users.
Just a couple of months after, the feature is now being rolled out to Uber customers on iOS devices, offering an easier way to request for rides.
Read more www.techtimes.com
Apple’s iPhone and the firm’s iOS operating system are surely cash cows for the Cupertino tech titan. But exactly how lucrative have they been?
Read more www.siliconbeat.com
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
“Chris Lattner designed and built most of LLVM as a graduate student. In 2005, he joined Apple where LLVM was integrated into Apple’s developer tools,” John Voorhees reports for MacStories. “Beginning in 2010, Lattner designed and built much of Swift, which was introduced to the world by Apple at WWDC in 2014.”
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At CES Unveiled in Las Vegas, Jim Daniell, Media Relations Manager, Communications & Brand Management for Velux, introduces us to their new HomeKit-compatible window controls that help improve your indoor climate. By sensing CO2 levels, humidity and sunlight levels, your windows open automatically to provide fresh air when you need it most.
Read more www.macvoices.com
A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home —AppleInsider shows you how to configure the Apple TV to act as the hub of the system.
Read more appleinsider.com