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[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple’s September Media Event is still a week away, but El Gato is taking advantage of the calm before the storm to pre-announce its Eve home automation product line. And, yes, these peripherals and apps are Apple HomeKit compatible.
The full …

iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Security »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

On Monday, California mandated that all smartphones ship with a killswitch installed and turned on by default. That’s very nice, but not as nice as Apple’s iPhone killswitch.
For example every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7, which as …

iOS, Mac »

[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

In just over two weeks, Apple will formally introduce the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 to public. Time is short. That said, Apple has sent an email to developers noting the following change: CloudKit requires OS X Yosemite DP5 and …

Apple luv, Apps, iOS »

[1 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

When you think about the iPhone, Android and their related app ecosystems a few truisms come to mind — rich, educated folk trend to Apple and a scrappier crowd in lower income places prefer Android. That basic paradigm extends to …

iOS, Mac »

[23 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1 views]

People are pretty much focussed on OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 right now. However, Apple’s still prepping interim updates for Mavericks and iOS 7. In pursuit thereof, the mothership has seeded OS X 10.9.4 13E19 and iOS 7.1.2 …

Conference, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod »

[2 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple has introduced iOS 8 to developers at the WWDC 2014 conclave currently ongoing at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Needless to say, one of the hottest need to know items is iOS 8 compatibility.
Here’s the list as delivered by Apple …

Conference, iOS, Mac »

[31 May 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Tim Cook’s WWDC 2014 keynote will kick off at 10am on Monday, June 2. Naturally, Apple’s busy getting the Moscone Center ready for the festivities, which quite naturally includes quite a few WWDC 2014 banners featuring OS X 10.10 and …

Apps, Deals »

[18 May 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Apple’s iOS Calendar app is functional, but little more. Readdle’s Calendar 5 is better in nearly every respect and also includes an integrated task manager, which is what attracted my attention.
Well, the task manager caught my eye and the …

Apple luv, Apps, Music, movies, TV »

[24 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 255 views]

Apple’s new iPhone 5s Powerful TV spot is very, very aspirational (clip below). As with most Apple advertising, the products take a back seat to people actually doing stuff. In this case, the iPhone 5s and iPhone apps shown are …

Apps, iOS »

[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 65 views]

If you live within Apple’s walled garden, all the streams are strong, encoding rates good looking and quality of service above average. There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside those walls and VideoLAN’s VLC for …

iOS, iPad, iPhone »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 421 views]

Significant functional enhancements to the industry-leading, royalty-free 3D graphics API that is used on nearly all of the world’s mobile devices — here comes OpenGL ES 3.1, which provides access to state-of-the-art GPU functionality with portability across diverse mobile and …

Apps, iOS »

[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,209 views]

One of the first things you are likely to notice after installing iOS 7.1 Update is the increased use of contrast and updated different button designs. From the now obvious “Shift Key On” (image below) to the updated Lockscreen, while …

iOS, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 233 views]

Yesterday, Apple and Benz, Volvo and Ferrari introduced CarPlay and today we have videos, lots of videos. There are, of course, the official vids from the carmakers, as well as hands on reviews from the car media.
Fun stuff and likely …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[28 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 1,457 views]

Because it patches the “go to fail” SSL certificate security vulnerability, Apple’s iOS 7.0.6 is an absolute necessity. That said, some iPhone users, not many, have noticed a battery issue that makes their Apple smartphones hot and powerless.
So, if you …

Apps, iOS, Tech »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 476 views]

If dissatisfaction is the mother of change, data is mother’s milk. That said, FCC Speed Test, a consumer app for collecting broadband metrics, is now available of iPhone and iPad.
An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the …