Saturday, May 23, 2015
While the first iteration of the Apple Watch has received mixed reviews, one group is excited about the new level of accessibility it could offer — the disability community. From using public transport to communicating via touch with another person, smartwatches are creating an even playing field for those with different needs.
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Apple has done a great job with Apple Watch in terms of making sure that anyone can use it, including folks that might be left-handed or that might otherwise prefer using the watch on either hand. Yes, you can comfortably wear the Apple Watch on your right or left wrist.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
In terms of entertainment, as you lounge back in the comfy leather seats, there is Audi’s new 3D sound system and, from the end of year, Apple’s CarPlay connection, which lets a few selected apps operate via the car’s main control screen. While CarPlay is certainly overhyped for what it is, the addition of Google Maps view in the sat-nav is a big bonus feature for the driver, while the Connect package that offers in-car wifi hotspot access is great for passengers.
Read more www.irishtimes.com
Apple today updated its webpage for its enterprise app solutions to show that a few of the apps have been updated with Apple Watch support. Apple first launched the MobileFirst for iOS solutions last year through a partnership with IBM and most recently added 9 new apps in March bringing the total up to 22 across several industries.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Thursday, May 21, 2015
In addition to launching a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch and a cheaper 27-inch Retina iMac, Apple has also introduced its first official iPhone Lightning Dock with compatibility for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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The iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6S) continues to be a focus of rumors in the tech community, and today is just like any other day. This time it’s pertaining to the acquisition of a startup that focuses on GPS technologies.
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Just because you don’t get to wear a chef’s hat for your daily job, it doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be one in your own kitchen. Whether it’s finding the perfect recipe or putting together a winning shopping list, the iPhone can make you an award-winning chef, at least in your own home. All you need is a little bit of help from these must-have apps for cooking.
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Got an idea for an Apple Watch app? Now you can make your own no-fuss, interactive prototype—no device, no downloads and no coding knowledge required. ThinkApps launched a free online tool Tuesday that lets users throw together a working concept, complete with glances and notifications, using drag and drop.
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The Siddur app may be good example of how Watch apps should be written, says RustyBrick CEO Barry Schwartz. For Jews who are serious about prayer, the new RustyBrick Apple Watch Siddur may seem like a gift from heaven.
Read more www.timesofisrael.com
Smartwatch app developer Little Labs, part of Venice accelerator Amplify LA, announced a $3 million seed round on Tuesday led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital, Crosscut Ventures and Amplify LA. It also announced on Tuesday its first Apple Watch app, a slot machine casino game called “Slots Time,” a significant move for the young company.
Read more www.labusinessjournal.com
You can do a lot of interesting things with $194 billion dollars and a globally dominant platform, even if those things aren’t exactly aligned with your historical operations. For instance, you can thrust a team of industry experts into stealth mode and build an electric car (allegedly).
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“Apple’s plan to manage upcoming HomeKit-compatible accessories could revolve around a new iOS app called ‘Home,’ according to sources familiar with the app,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
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Apple is currently planning to use the new system font developed for the Apple Watch to refresh the looks of iPads, iPhones, and Macs running iOS 9 “Monarch” and OS X 10.11 “Gala,” according to sources with knowledge of the preparations.
Read more 9to5mac.com
With a bold and powerful wearable gizmo, Apple is not just making a style statement, but also making us stop looking at our iPhone all the day. There are a whole lot of things to do with the Apple Watch, beyond checking time or sending messages. Here are some useful tips and tricks to use Apple Watch.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Apple Watch received its first official software update today, giving lucky early adopters their first opportunity to see how the Watch OS updating process works. Unlike the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, which can update themselves using iOS’s Software Update feature, the Apple Watch depends upon an iPhone to download the update from Apple’s servers and install it on the Watch.
Read more 9to5mac.com
With its new mobile kit, e-commerce checkout platform Shopify is giving developers the ability to add one-touch payment options like Apple Pay to their iOS apps. Called Mobile Buy SDK, the new kit connects directly with Shopify to process payments. Developers then have the option of letting users pay for their purchase with Apple Pay or a credit card.
Read more venturebeat.com
Almost four weeks into Apple Watch’s world debut, women seem to like the wearable computer more than men, and apps are the device’s biggest selling point. Nearly 65% of women expressed positive feelings about Apple’s $400-and-up watch while 53% of men were positive, a drop from the watch’s fall announcement when 74% of women and 56% of men said they intended to purchase the device, according to CrowdFlower, a data-enrichment platform that collects and categorizes data sets.
Read more www.usatoday.com
The Apple Watch arrived on the scene with at least a few rough edges, but the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is trying to smooth at least some of them today. The company has released a 1.0.1 update for the Watch that improves performance across the board, and should be a particular help with third-party apps hosted on your iPhone—many of which seemingly took forever to load in the original release.
Read more www.engadget.com
Fitness trackers can provide a lot of useful health metrics to help you stay in shape and look good, but lets face it: most of them are designed to look more utilitarian than stylish. Basis is looking to change that with a new $299 Titanium Edition of its Peak fitness tracker, a limited-time model available from today.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Because you’re wearing Apple Watch as opposed to holding it, Apple Pay on Apple Watch is even easier and faster to use at retail than an iPhone. Simply wave your Apple Watch over a contactless terminal at a supporting retailer. Those wearing an Apple Watch can keep their phones tucked away in a purse or pocket — or even left at home if preferred — but the payment process is similar.
Read more www.dummies.com