Thursday, April 28, 2016
Switch Streaming Music Services Without Losing Your Songs and Playlists
Sick of Spotify? Tired of Tidal? Annoyed by Apple Music? There’s no shortage of choice if you want to jump from one streaming music service to another, but don’t be too hasty. Before you switch sides you want to make sure you’re not going to lose any of your precious tunes along the way.
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With £160bn in the bank, this is how Apple rebounds from falling iPhone sales
Should we be predicting the imminent downfall of Apple? No. Should we litter opinion pieces with puns about bad Apples? Not really. Let us instead be constructive and look at what Apple can do to dig itself out of what is, for now, a relatively small hole.
Read more www.ibtimes.co.uk
Google releases an Android TV app … for iOS
You know what they say about TVs and strange bedfellows. No? Well, apparently Google didn’t know about it either. Which is probably why it both expectedly and surprisingly released an iOS app that lets iPhone and iPad owners control an Android TV with a non-Android mobile device. Not that it’s a bad thing, mind you.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Control your music from anywhere in iOS with TinyPlayer [jailbreak]
Music lovers, whether you’re using Apple’s stock music app or a third-party music app like Spotify or Pandora, you are probably used to either opening Control Centre or the app you’re listening from to control your music. If so, you can benefit from a new free jailbreak tweak called TinyPlayer Lite, which makes controlling your music a little easier.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Apple Pay Now Supported by ANZ in Australia
That means that ANZ customers will be able to register their credit card and debit cards in Apple’s digital wallet on their Apple devices and use that device to pay for products and services at contactless terminals. “I’m proud we’re the first major Australian bank to offer Apple Pay and we are confident the convenience, security and privacy will be well received by our customers”, Elliott said. Users can do so by opening the Wallet app on their iPhone and tapping the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner to begin. iOS will then guide users through the rest of the processor.
Read more PopHerald.com
Philips releases Hue ‘Gen 2’ app with Routines, Rooms & other improvements
Routines are schedules based on activities, and specifically geared towards different temperatures and intensities of white light. A “Wake Up” routine, for instance, will gradually increase brightness as the sun rises, while “Nightlight” will output dim warm light so as to make it easier to go back to sleep.
Read more appleinsider.com
Pointers: how to record audio on the go with your iOS device
We’ve covered various forms of audio recording before on Pointers—including an entire series on podcasting—but we’ve rarely and only lightly mentioned recording “in the field,” and so this Pointers is about the specifics of recording with iOS devices. Thanks to some recent changes by Apple and some existing third-party products, the need to bring a Mac with you to wherever you are in order to facilitate a quality recording has been greatly reduced, and recording either your voice or an instrument using just iOS devices has finally arrived.
Read more www.macnn.com
FBI discloses iOS security flaw, but not the one used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone
The FBI still won’t tell Apple how the third-party hackers it hired to crack the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino mass shooter managed to get into the device, but the agency has shared another security vulnerability with Cupertino. That’s real nice of them and all, but Apple had already fixed that particular flaw.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Klug Home will turn your router into a smart home hub
Klug Home looks like a small USB drive, but instead of plugging into your laptop or TV, it connects to your Wi-Fi router. From there it coordinates all sorts of devices, from wearables to smart home tech. And the kicker is, when it lands in October, it will integrate Google’s Nest, Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s HomeKit, and a bunch of gadgets besides—all for the low price of $109 (roughly £75 or AU$140).
Read more www.cnet.com
Starbucks now offers a stand alone emoji keyboard for iOS
Snaps Media today works with a range of brands who want to launch their own emojis or keyboard apps, but don’t have the time or inclination to build the apps themselves. The new emojis follow the company’s recently revamped mobile app that comes with a slew of new features, including personalized offers and a music discovery function for songs played in Starbucks locations.
Read more bilbaoya.com