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Android Wear on iPhone: How it might happen and what it'll mean

The slow trickle of rumors surrounding iOS support for Android Wear came to a head today, with a report from The Verge stating that Google is a "close to finishing the final technical details" involved with getting its wearables to work with Apple's phones.

On the face of it, it seems surprising — an unholy union of Apple and Android. The mere possibility of Android Wear support coming to the iPhone with the Apple Watch imminent raises several questions, not least how Apple might react to an Android-branded thing encroaching on its ecosystem. Will Cupertino block the companion app because it's Android Wear? Will the company throw up roadblocks simply because it's a competitor?

We'll examine these questions and more after the break. Read on.

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Comic: If you talk to me while I'm using my iPhone, who's the rude one?

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Who's more rude– the person on their phone or the person trying to start a conversation?

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iPhone theft down by 40% in San Francisco, 25% in New York thanks to Activation Lock

The introduction of Activation Lock was credited by the FCC in December as the main factor behind the reduction in iPhone-related theft, and new data suggests that the trend has continued since. The latest numbers reveal a decline of 40 percent in the number of iPhones stolen in San Francisco and 25 percent in New York between September 2013 and September 2014.

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Comic: Apple's truly smashing fashion statement

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: A Truly Smashing Fashion Statement.

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More Android users are switching to iPhone than at any point previously measured

During the Q1 2015 conference call, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, said the company saw the highest rate of Android to iPhone switchers in 3 years — which is as far as the numbers go back.

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This is reportedly the Apple Watch Companion app

When the Apple Watch ships this spring it'll come with an app currently called the Apple Watch Companion. The Apple Watch Companion will let you manage the Apple Watch's Home screen layout (similar to how iTunes on the desktop can manage the iPhone's Home screen layout) and change various settings. Initially made public by some code found in iOS 8.2 beta 4, some apparent screenshots of the app have now also been published, providing additional information.

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Microsoft brings Sway app for iPhone to more English speaking countries

Late last year, Microsoft unveiled the newest addition to its Office family, a new presentation app simply called Sway. While it was only initially available as an iPhone app in New Zealand, Microsoft has announced today that the app is now rolling out to the App Store in more English speaking countries around the world, including the U.S., Canada, and India.

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Cyberpunk-themed game Frozen Synapse is now out for the iPhone

Frozen Synapse, the acclaimed cyberpunk-themed turn-based strategy game that was first released for the PC in 2011, has finally made its way to the iPhone for the first time after it was launched in an iPad version. The iPhone port is also cheaper at $2.99.

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Apple sued for false advertising by plaintiffs that don't understand iPhone digital storage

A pair of iPhone owners from Miami are suing Apple and seeking class action status in doing so, alleging that Apple has falsely advertised how much storage is actually available on the phone. They're not alleging that the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus actually have less physical storage than Apple claims, no, they're perturbed to the point of legal action that when Apple advertises a 16GB iPhone it only comes with around 13GB of free space out of the box because that pesky iOS 8 needs to take up space.

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How to record phone calls on your Mac

If you're in a business — as I am — where you occasionally conduct interviews over the phone, or want to remember brainstorming sessions with a friend, you may wish to record your calls. In the past, this was a bit of a pain with iPhone calls, since iOS apps can't hijack your audio signal. You usually had to record using an external device, either by putting your iPhone on speaker or wiring it up in some way.

No longer.

Thanks to the folks at Ecamm, you can use any Continuity-enabled Mac running OS X Yosemite to record your iPhone calls with Call Recorder for FaceTime ($30, free trial available).

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