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Thursday, February 11, 2016

The MocaHeart monitor, designed to enable individuals to chart health trends over time, uses a proprietary index to give users simplified blood pressure metrics. The latest version of MocaCare’s blood pressure tracking device, the MocaHeart, was among a plethora of mobile health wearable devices on display at CES 2016 in January.

Read more www.eweek.com



Apple has published four job postings that reveal the company’s intent to make its Siri personal digital assistant more capable when it comes to fielding queries about sports. Potentially, that could make Siri a more essential companion for resolving debates at the water cooler, VentureBeat reports.

Read more www.panarmenian.net



Vladimir Putin’s new internet advisor wants to take a harsh stance against technology giants and is keen to enforce high taxes on the sales of mobile apps, as well as moving away from Microsoft products in Russia. German Klimenko, 49, who was appointed as the Russian government’s first ever internet tsar in January, is keen to raise taxes in particular for US companies in order to create a more level playing ground for Russian companies.

Read more www.ibtimes.co.uk



If you’ve been eagerly awaiting BitTorrent to come to Apple TV or your favorite iOS device, your time has come. But if you’re expecting it to allow you to watch your favorite pirated media on said devices, your wait continues. OTT News, an app developed in partnership with BitTorrent and using their peer-to-peer technology, is now available for iPhones and iPads, along with Apple’s set-top box, and it offers live streaming news focused on the upcoming US election.

Read more www.slashgear.com



For most users, the ‘Other’ iOS storage category—reported after connecting an iOS device to desktop iTunes—is something of a mystery. ‘Other’ storage starts at one to five percent of total device capacity but can quickly creep in to a few gigabytes.

Read more www.idownloadblog.com



It seems that iPhones with the Facebook app installed are munching their way through 15% more juice every day. If you install an app such as TuneIn Radio on your redundant phone or tablet then you can set it up in a corner of your desk and use it as a digital radio. Another user @ToddFMoore tweeted “7 minutes of game time into the second half and @facebook sports stadium is still all posts about halftime”.

Read more bsccomment.com



It’s finally over – the testing period of Instagram’s support for switching your accounts at ease. The Facebook-owned company has officially announced that they have started rolling out multiple account support for its smartphone app in the latest update. Version 7.15 of the image-hosting app now features the multi-account support on both Android as well as iOS devices.

Read more www.devicemag.com



Apple has released the third public beta version of iOS 9.3. Members of the Apple Beta Software Program can grab the update as an over-the-air download through Settings > General > Software Update on a registered iPhone or iPad.

Read more www.imore.com



The classic game Canabalt was originally a Flash game, but it was successful enough that it ended up being ported to the iPhone (Apple’s App Store). The iOS game was open-sourced on GitHub, and now it’s being used to showcase Microsoft’s tools for porting iOS code to the Windows Universal Platform (UWP).

Read more venturebeat.com


Monday, February 08, 2016

Apple didn’t buy airtime during America’s National Football League 2016 Super Bowl, but some of its products did turn up playing a cameo role in a variety of commercials. A spot for T-Mobile featuring Drake ended with a promotion of the carrier’s unlimited “stream all you want” music feature that specifically called out Apple Music, spelled out with the Apple logo.

Read more appleinsider.com



We have already seen a bunch of reports about the upcoming 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se. Now a fresh one from Japanese website Mac Otakara suggests that the phone will come in “hot pink’ variant. Along with the hot pink variant, the iPhone 5se will also come in space grey and silver option.

Read more www.fonearena.com



iPhone users report Error 53 messages that leave their device useless. Apple says the Touch ID checks are to protect customers. An update to iOS is disabling iPhones that have had a replacement TouchID sensor installed by third party, rendering them completely useless.

Read more www.techweekeurope.co.uk


Thursday, February 04, 2016

Every night it’s the same routine. Fish around for the Lightning cable. Open the Clock app and turn on the alarm. Going to bed with an iPhone is neither mindless nor elegant, yet, most of us fuss with this same task on a nightly basis.

Read more www.fastcodesign.com



Nintendo’s first app made exclusively for mobile devices will launch on Android and iOS in March, and is the first of five apps the company will launch between now and the end of March 2017. Called Miitomo, the app is the Japanese gaming giant’s take on a social network. The title is a portmanteau of too — the Japanese word for ‘friend’ — and Mii, the name given to the big-headed digital avatars Nintendo has used across its game systems since the Wii.

Read more www.juneesoutherncross.com.au



Though interfaces like the excellent iRig Pro Duo are great for bridging the divide between music creation apps running on an iPhone or iPad and an electric guitar, changing tones on the fly does involve taking playing hands away from the guitar to make a touchscreen selection. China’s Tone Shifter has developed a box that places such control, and much more, at a player’s foot-stomping disposal.

Read more www.gizmag.com



Apple Inc said its mobile-payment service is now available in more than 2 million retail locations, with merchants such as Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A and Au Bon Pain rolling it out in stores. Online retailer Zappos.com added Apple Pay on its iPhone and iPad apps Tuesday as competition intensifies among mobile payment providers.

Read more www.businesstimes.com.sg



As you may have seen, Microsoft revealed that it has purchased SwiftKey and will, over time, integrate this software-based keyboard technology with its own WordFlow efforts. I look forward to that future, but for now, let’s take a quick look at how SwiftKey works today.

Read more www.thurrott.com



Like most online-based services, the iOS App Store keeps a local cache of information on a user’s iPhone or iPad in order to speed up the experience while browsing the store. If your App Store app is acting up — e.g., slow to load pages, frequently crashing, displaying corrupted images — one possible fix is to reset or clear this cache on your device. Here’s how to do it.

Read more www.tekrevue.com


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

If you bought an Apple Watch, you probably noticed that, when you receive new notifications on your iPhone, the smartwatch automatically takes them over, so your phone remains silent without ringing, vibrating, or lighting up.

Read more news.softpedia.com



Google has added a small but cute feature to the Google iOS search app that lets users hard press on the app and brings up a “3-D touch menu” for the “I’m Feeling Curious” button. This is to make it faster for searchers to get “a fun fact” from Google.

Read more searchengineland.com


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