Apple’s iOS has so far been a tightly controlled application environment where each app runs in its own sandbox and you hardly have any interaction between the apps. iOS is a place where you can’t even access one app’s files from within another one.
Well, as of iOS 8 this seems finally about to change (to a reasonable extent). Enter Extensibility.
For the first time ever Apple will be giving developers access to enhance the core system apps and options. Read more »
We bet you are itching to learn whether your iOS device will be treated to the new features announced as iOS 8. The latest release of Apple’s mobile is easily one of today’s major announcements that came from the Apple WWDC 2014 keynote speech.
A iOS 8 beta should be available as we speak while the final release should see the light of day this fall. It’s choke full of new features and here is the list of devices that will get updated once it’s released. Read more »
Fresh off the WWDC come the Apple AppStore latest official stats. Apple was proud to share that its app repository now hosts 1.2 million app titles.
Not only that, but the total number of app downloads has now reached 75 billion. The numbers certainly sound impressive. Read more »
When the news of Apple’s Smart Home dropped, you may have had grand dreams of controlling every aspect of your house with your iPhone.
You may just want to hold off on those plans, as new reports indicate that the abilities of Apple’s Smart Home, at launch, will be limited. Read more »
There have been murmurs and mumblings about Microsoft’s smartwatch which has reportedly been in development since last year, and a new report indicates that the Seattle-based tech giant may make their upcoming wearable play nice with multiple platforms.
Big M’s smartwatch will purportedly work with Windows Phones, as well and Android and iOS devices and will also measure your heart rate and push the data to your handset of choice. Read more »
Uber’s social car service has become wickedly popular in a short amount of time and it seems like the company is always expanding.
In a move to get even more exposure and have more people know about Uber, the company has teamed up with AT&T to pre-install its app on the wireless provider’s smartphones. Read more »
Internet streaming services have been steadily changing the way people watch movies and TV shows. But what about Sports? If you want to catch the game, at least, in the US, you’ll have to resort to a television provider.
Well the NFL announced that they would be launching their own online viewing service, NFL now. The service won’t offer live game streams from the get go, but it will offer replays and other personalized fan experiences for users. The service will be available on Kindle tablets and Roku devices from the first day it is launched. Read more »
Fitness tracking on mobile devices aren’t anything new. Manufacturers have found interesting ways for you to track your weight loss and exercise progress. The new Galaxy S5 even has a built-in heart rate monitor. But it looks like Samsung has upped the ante with its new Simband and SAMI platform.
In conjunction, SAMI and the Simband from Samsung provide a fairly comprehensive, real-time update of your health status; it’s almost like being hooked up to a health monitor at a hospital 24/7. Hit the jump and you’ll be surprised by just how granular the Korean-tech manufacturer has gotten and its plans for the Simband. Read more »
Yesterday Apple users across Australia and New Zealand were hacked away from their iDevices. Apparently their iCloud accounts have been hacked by people hiding behind the pseudonym Oleg Pliss and thus the connected iDevices were locked remotely.
Today Apple has issued a statement claiming this has nothing to do with any iCloud breach. The people who lost their Apple IDs to Oleg Pliss were simply using the same email and password on another service that got compromised. Read more »
Angry Birds Star Wars II is getting an update today. The new episode is called Rise of the Clones and brings over 40 new levels.
The first platform to get the update is iOS, but Rovio promises other platforms will join the fun shortly. Read more »
Thanko, known for gadget curiosities like USB staplers and USB-powered allergy masks, has another interesting product in store – a telescope designed for the Apple iPhone. It can be used with naked eyes but put on an iPhone 5 or 5s and you get 100x magnification so you can play astronomer.
The iPhone 5 Astronomical Telescope kit includes a telescope with 700mm focal length, a tripod, ocular lens, iPhone 5 case to hold the phone and a number of other accessories. Read more »
Apple’s Find My iPhone users in Australia have been hacked by someone or a group of people hiding behind the pseudonym Oleg Pliss (otherwise a respected software engineer and technology scientist). Some of the affected devices are put into lost mode with a message saying “device hacked”. Some users report demands of $100 sent by PayPal as ransom.
The information comes from numerous Apple users that have gone to Apple’s support forums complaining about the issue. Allegedly there were also reports from New Zealand users and one Australian currently in London. Read more »
Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad campaign continues in full force, as the tech company has unveiled several new videos focusing on unique uses for its latest iPad Air tablet.
The two new ads focus on how the iPad helps hearing-impaired writer and traveler Cherie King navigate foreign countries, as well as Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new The Orchestra app that helps demystify the process of creating orchestral scores. Read more »
Analytics and research company IDC has conducted a survey asking some 50,000 people across 25 countries what are their main drivers when it comes to getting a new smartphone.
The results are quite interesting as they show what customers are looking for in a smartphone and 40% of buyers who went the Windows Phone route looked specifically for a device running Microsoft’s operating system. Read more »
Microsoft’s corporate Vice President Panos Panay revealed an interesting stat at the on-going Surface event in New York.
The executive said that according to a research, 96% of the people who own an iPad also own a laptop. He further talked about how three years ago people thought that tablets would kill the laptop – “That was supposed to happen, for sure.” Read more »