18 min ago
Apple releases guidelines for creating third-party Apple Watch bands
Apple has released guidelines for creating third-party Apple Watch bands today, paving the way for accessory makers to work their magic.
The guidelines detail exact specifications for third-part Apple Watch bands, detailing everything from the specific tests each band should pass, to recommended materials for the bands themselves.
43 min ago
Pebble talks day one features of the Pebble Time as it begins mass production
As the Pebble Time gears up for mass production, Pebble has provided an update on what features the device will ship with, as well as those that are planned for a later update.
In its update, Pebble provides some videos of the Pebble Time in action and notes that users will enjoy a new timeline interface, expanded app storage, a new sports app, and more when the device launches later this month.
1 hour ago
Rumored Apple TV refresh may include redesigned remote with touch pad
Apple's rumored upcoming Apple TV refresh will reportedly include a redesigned, slightly thicker remote with a touch pad.
According to a report out of The New York Times, the expected refresh of the Apple TV will include a slightly thicker remote with an integrated touch pad.
2 hours ago
Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines updated, new resources added!
Apple has re-launched the company's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for Apple Watch.
The new HIG, part of the Apple Watch developer center, is now even easer to navigate. Sections are broken down into 5 major categories, each containing guidelines and suggestions for how to utilize different aspects of the watch during app development. The UI Elements section, for example, breaks down a ton of different guidelines and suggestions for ways to incorporate everything from images and labels, to switches and sliders in your app. Along the way, there are ample example photos to get you started.
4 hours ago
Why celebrities paid by Samsung keep using iPhones
A few days ago boxer Manny Pacquiao was given a Samsung phone in an effort to get some of the attention from his fight to carry over to Samsung products.
Pacquiao's Twitter account posted a picture of it, and included a Samsung hashtag in that and several subsequent tweets. Most of those tweets were posted from the Twitter website or from a "social management tool". Earlier today, after the fight, when Pacquiao posted another picture and thanked his fans for their support, it was tweeted by — you guessed it — Twitter for iPhone.
4 hours ago
RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras
Apple has issued a new Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update for Mac today that adds support the image format for a slew of new cameras.
5 hours ago
How to turn off alerts for apps on the Apple Watch
App notifications buzzing your wrist when you don't want them to? Here's the fix!
The Apple Watch has done a lot to reduce my notification panic, letting me filter out the noise I don't need to immediately hear about — Instagram notifications and emails from my favorite soup spot — from the information I do.
But often times, I don't want to kill those notifications completely. I like scrolling through what I've missed on Facebook within the Watch's Notification Center, or what new card packs are available in Topps' Star Wars trading game. I just don't need to be prominently alerted to them.
So how do you turn off sounds and haptic buzzes without disabling third-party app notifications entirely for your Watch?
5 hours ago
GE will launch an LED light bulb that will connect with Apple's HomeKit
General Electric will launch a color-changing LED light bulb that will support Apple's HomeKit home automation feature in iOS 8.
The bulb itself will use GE Align technology that is designed to change color for the promotion of better sleep patterns.
6 hours ago
How to stop remote images from loading in Mail for iPhone and iPad
If you want to make sure your email stays as private as possible, disabling remote images is a good idea.
Just like disabling remote image loading on the Mac prevents companies and spammers alike from detecting when you opened an email, and potentially collecting other information, preventing them from loading on your iPhone and iPad makes sure you are protected against snooping on all your devices.
6 hours ago
Getting the most of Mac ID: Unlock your Mac with Touch ID and much more!
Mac ID enables you to use Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad to unlock your Mac. That's cool, but that's not all this useful third-party utility can do.
Mac ID is a two-part tool you get both from the iOS App Store and from the developer's website. Once you've set it up, you can unlock your Mac from your Touch ID-equipped iPhone or iPad. Mac ID can do a lot more too, to help you with security, controlling audio, and more!
6 hours ago
WeMo app update brings IFTTT recipe support for connected LED bulbs
Belkin has announced an update to its WeMo app today that brings IFTTT recipe support to its connected LED lightbulbs.
In today's update, WeMo LED lightbulb users will be able to create IFTTT recipes for a wide variety of situations, such as turning the lights on when a user pulls into their driveway, or flashing the lights when you receive a tweet (yes, that's a thing).
7 hours ago
Droplr update brings a new look, sharing extension, and more
Sharing service Droplr has updated its iPhone app, adding a new design for iOS 8, self-destructing files, and more.
Droplr's all-new design is ready for iOS 8, along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app also has a sharing extension, letting you upload to Droplr from almost any app on iOS.
7 hours ago
MyFitnessPal adds premium subscription option for $9.99 per month
Popular calorie-tracking app MyFitnessPal has launched a premium version of its service that brings an ad-free experience along with some added features.
MyFitnessPal Premium runs $9.99 per month, or $49.99 a year, and removes advertisements, adds premium content such as original recipes and meal plans, and lets subscribers jump ahead in line for customer support.
8 hours ago
How to save battery life on Apple Watch during workouts
By default the Apple Watch constantly monitors your heart rate during workouts, which consumes extra battery life.
While some kinds of workouts require consistent heart rate data in order to track calorie burn rates more accurately, it isn't necessary for all kinds of workouts. That's why the Apple Watch gives you a way to disable consistent heart rate tracking during certain kinds of activities. In turn, you get a little more battery life out of your Apple Watch. Here's how!
8 hours ago
May the Fourth be with you: Celebrate Star Wars day with these great apps, movies, and more!
Several Star Wars-related apps and games for iPhone, iPad, and Mac are available at discounted prices for one day only.
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