Thursday, August 25, 2016
Apple Watch users who take advantage of the features that the watch offers might have a hard time making it all day on a signal charge. Kanex has a new portable, cordless charger made just for the Apple Watch that has 6x the power inside than the Apple Watch has alone.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Ruismaker means ‘noise generator’ in Dutch. The original Ruismaker started its existence as a hardware drum machine, but is now available as an Audio Unit Instrument for mobile DAWs and sequencers. Just released is Ruismaker FM a sibling to the first iOS Ruismaker and designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch. Here’s the details from developer, Bram Bos.
Read more www.sonicstate.com
In Part I, we discussed how to architect your iOS app for more modularity and easier backend replaceability. Following the wisdom of John Carmack and Debasish Ghosh, we decided to use plain old functions instead of classes to model behaviors.
Read more dzone.com
IK Multimedia announces the release of SampleTank 2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to the flagship virtual instrument for mobile musicians. iOS users now have the power of desktop virtual instruments—without compromise—with a massive number of more than 1,900 high-quality instruments and the most advanced sound and groove workstation for the mobile platform.
Read more www.guitarworld.com
Let’s start off with this simple notion: iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices. It allows developers to build things - apps—on top of it that do certain and specific things. One app takes photos. Another takes and makes calls.
Read more www.computerworld.com
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Someday soon, iOS users might finally have a reason to use Apple Maps. MacRumors says the company has gotten its hands on an augmented-reality patent under the fancy-sounding title of visual-based inertial navigation. That implies that Apple could give you directions in real-time using an augmented reality overlay.
Read more www.tomsguide.com
Prisma, the photo manipulation app that uses neural networks to regenerate users’ images in the styles of famous artists and paintings, marks a big upgrade today. The iOS Prisma app is being updated to allow offline processing of images for the first time, taking away much of the frustration around needing an internet connection and waiting for overloaded servers to catch up.
Read more www.theverge.com
Apple will reportedly take the wraps off the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at a special event on September 7. Wireless carrier leaks suggest that the devices will hit the store shelves on September 23. The new iOS 10 update should be rolled out to the public sometime between these two dates, given the new iPhones will run iOS 10 right out of the box.
Read more www.valuewalk.com
Microsoft today released version 2.0 of its swipe-friendly Word Flow third-party keyboard for iOS. Now the app is a much better match for the Gboard iOS keyboard that Google released in recent months. The new version of Word Flow lets you swipe left from the right side of the keyboard to bring up a bunch of new options. You can search for animated GIFs, images, your contacts, and the web (through Bing).
Read more venturebeat.com
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Apple on Monday announced the 10th anniversary Apple Music Festival, which will run from Sept. 18 through 30 at London’s Roundhouse. The ci ompany will feature live and on-demand streaming of concerts through Apple Music.
Read more appleinsider.com
It’s not easy to add smartphone-based infotainment to your existing car, especially if you prefer Android Auto. Many aftermarket head units are either devoted solely to Apple CarPlay (like Pioneer’s AppRadio 4) or mind-numbingly expensive (such as the $1,400 AVIC-8200NEX). Sony is aiming to fix that.
Read more www.engadget.com
Retailers including Coles have thrown their support behind a push by several big banks to put their rivalry aside and negotiate as a bloc with Apple over its digital payments service. Apple’s current constraints on “digital wallets” provided on the iPhone threaten to stifle innovation and competition, the retail industry’s peak body told the competition watchdog.
Read more www.smh.com.au
Microsoft today announced the availability of a new extension for its cross-platform Visual Studio Code text editor that makes it possible for developers to debug code for websites when they’re running on iOS devices. Until this point, if developers wanted to do this type of debugging, they’d have to do it using a tool in Safari — which in turn meant that they’d need a Mac handy.
Read more venturebeat.com
Thanks to the PanGu team of developers, there is now a stable jailbreak for iOS 9.2 -9.3.3, and thanks to the enthusiasm of the jailbreak community, not long after came a jailbreak solution that requires no computer at all — just an iPhone, iPad, and the Safari browser.
Read more www.valuewalk.com
Facebook is certainly the biggest social network around and it has come a long way since its initial launch in 2004. The company has just released a new application aimed at teenagers who are using iOS phones.
Read more mobile.softpedia.com
It’s twilight for Twitter on iOS. In a good way! The iPhone version of the app finally has an optional dark color scheme for your late night tweetstorms. I welcome the darkness.
Read more lifehacker.com
Friday, August 19, 2016
Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to providing haptic feedback from energy harvesting components, and in particular, to techniques for providing tactile feedback from an element which harvests kinetic energy in iOS devices. There’s an industry wide effort in this area of technology to incorporate energy harvesting components in future devices.
Read more www.patentlyapple.com
Worried about the force 9.3.4 update that will ruin your jailbreak functions? Foruntely, there’s an effective way to prevent this and make sure that your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device will stay intact. Apple works extra hard in always bring its users the latest update on their iDevices, be that iPhone, iPad or iTouch.
Read more www.mobilenapps.com
As someone who used to be heavily into jailbreaking, I’ve seen quite a few interesting and noteworthy tweaks come across my desk over the years. Needless to say, after seven or eight years of jailbreaking, it takes a lot to impress me, but that’s exactly what developer Elias Limneos was able to do. In fact, his new tweak, entitled AnsweringMachine, looked so intriguing that it convinced me to jailbreak my iPhone just to take it for a test drive.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Thursday, August 18, 2016
If you look at how HomeKit is being positioned by Apple, it’s going to be the brains behind everything in your house. Lights, heating, cooling, washer, dryer, dishwasher, and even your security system connect to HomeKit. It knows when you’re home and what your preferences are on a daily basis.
Read more www.fool.com