Thursday, February 04, 2016
This Ingenious iPhone Dock Could Fix The Smart Home’s Biggest Problem
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.
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Nintendo details first ever mobile offering, launching in March
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.
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Tone Shifter 3 puts iOS interface and MIDI controller at your feet
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.
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Apple Pay locations reach 2m, with Chick-fil-A to come
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.
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Quick Look: SwiftKey for iOS
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.
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Clear Your iOS App Store Cache to Solve Loading and Update Issues
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.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
How to Get Notifications on Both iPhone and Apple Watch
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.
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Google Search iOS App Adds “I’m Feeling Curious” To 3-D Touch
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.
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Monday, February 01, 2016
12 paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time
As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone.
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What Is Apple Inc. Spending All of Those R&D Dollars On?
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending and there’s little sign that the company is going to take its foot off the proverbial pedal anytime soon. In the last quarter alone, it invested just over $2.4 billion on research and development, a $509 million increase from the same period a year ago.
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