2 days ago
28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know
Just got your Apple Watch in the mail? Waiting eagerly for it to arrive? Here are 28 tips and tricks you should know as you get started with Apple's new wearable.
My Apple Watch is out for delivery! I'm pretty excited to see it finally arrive — especially because I've spent awhile learning about all the cool stuff it can do. There are a lot of really nifty things you can do with the Watch beyond checking the time or sending messages: Here are 28 of my favorite tricks and tips I've discovered while reading through Apple's Watch user guide.
3 days ago
How to set up and start using your Apple Watch
Apple Watch will help you stay informed, stay in shape, stay in touch, and more. Once you set it up.
The Apple Watch is the most personal computer the company ever made. You wear it on your wrist and it pairs with the iPhone in your pocket or bag. From there it gives you notifications and widget-like glances, tracks your activity and exercise, handles calls and messages, makes payments, and controls your music and TV, and more. You can even customize your Apple Watch by swapping bands, changing clock faces, and more.
Here's everything you need to know to get started!
1 min ago
NBC Sports Live Extra now available on Apple TV
Sports fans, it's time to get pumped: NBC Sports Live Extra is now available on the Apple TV for all of your sports live streaming needs.
If users have an active cable or satellite TV subscription, they will now be able to log in to the NBC Sports Live Extra app on their Apple TV to start streaming live sports aired by NBC's channel roster—just in time for the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
13 min ago
Facebook Messenger adds free video calling for the US and 17 more countries
Facebook has announced a new update to its Facebook Messenger app that adds support for free video calls for the US and 17 other countries.
This new feature means that Facebook Messenger could be a competitor in the VoIP video market to apps such as Skype and Viber, among others.
19 min ago
Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and AppleSeed testers
Apple has released the second developer beta, and first AppleSeed Beta of OS X 10.10.4
Apple notes that OS X 10.10.4 "improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac". Apart from that, there are no specifics about exactly what is to be found in this release.
39 min ago
Chalkboard Pinball Creator lets you build the pinball machine of your dreams
Chalkboard Pinball Creator for iPhone and iPad lets you build and play in your own virtual pinball machines.
Chalkboard Pinball Creator is the latest title from Pangea Software, developer of iOS titles such as Enigmo. With Chalkboard Pinball Creator, you can build any virtual pinball machine you can imagine. You're given a chalkboard, on which you can sketch whatever kind of machine you'd like. Add bumpers, obstacles, and more to your course.
1 hour ago
Instagram adds emoji support for hashtags, along with three new filters
Instagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app.
Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore page.
1 hour ago
Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.4 to developers, AppleSeed testers
Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 8.4 to developers. They have also released the first version of the beta for their AppleSeed testers.
The latest beta of iOS 8.4 can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Center, as well as over the air on devices running the previous beta.
3 hours ago
New report estimates 376,000 Apple Watch deliveries in the U.S. so far
While the the Apple Watch recently began shipping to customers, apparently only a small number of people have received their orders.
It seems that only about 20% of U.S. Apple Watch orders have been delivered to customers so far. A new report, which estimates 1.7 million U.S. pre-orders for the watch, is claiming that only 376,000 of those orders have arrived on doorsteps.
3 hours ago
Save 54% today on this iPhone 6 Plus hard case with kickstand
Made of a durable, textured polycarbonate, the Amzer SnapOn cover shields your iPhone 6 Plus from impacts while providing a built-in kickstand for convenient viewing on the fly. There's complete access to the functions of the device while worn, too. Get yours in black or white today for only $6.95
4 hours ago
How to view goal metrics in Workout for Apple Watch
The Workout app for Apple Watch lets you log workouts quickly and easily.
By default, you'll see a large ring on the screen of your Apple Watch during a workout. It gives you a general idea of how much progress you've made during your exercising period. While it's a good indicator, if you prefer more specific data — what Apple calls "goal metrics" — you can get those too. So, if you want to see total elapsed time, distance, or calories burned while you work out, all you need to do is adjust a few settings.
4 hours ago
Siri 'third generation' architecture includes Apache Mesos and, yes, JARVIS
During a recent meet-up, a slide showed that Apple considered Siri to be on its third generation architecture.
Like any major online service, Siri is constantly being updated behind the scenes to improve stability, scalability, and performance. This presentation is specific called out Apache Mesos as helping with all of that, as well as efficiency and latency, and the ability to more easily build out additional services. The Mesosphere blog:
5 hours ago
Final Apple Q2 2015 earning estimates
Apple reports its second quarter earnings at 1:30pm PT, 4:30pm ET today.
The numbers for AAPL will certainly be big, the real questions is how big? Everything from iPhone to iPad to Mac sales, revenue from services like iTunes and the App Store, and profits from Apple Retail and Online will determine that. (It's early for the Apple Watch and Apple has said the company won't be breaking those numbers out anyway, at least not yet.) As usual, analysts professional and amateur alike have made their predictions.
5 hours ago
Discover credit card members in the US will be able to use Apple Pay starting this fall
The Discover credit card company has reached an agreement with Apple that will allow members in the US to start using Apple Pay this fall.
Discover said back in September they were "in discussions" to support Apple Pay but they were not among the launch partners when the payment service launched in October.
6 hours ago
Flying the Apple Watch skies
I've been wanting to try travel with the Apple Watch since the company first introduced it. This weekend, I had the chance.
The iPhone has been my frequent travel companion for a while now. I do almost everything with it. So, I was curious to see how different (if at all) traveling with the Apple Watch would be. I've long believed the Apple Watch's killer feature would be convenience. But reality doesn't always live up to our beliefs, especially when it comes to travel. So, with that in mind, on my flight home yesterday I decided to put the Apple Watch to the test.
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