Check out the introductory video for Apple's new iPad Pro. Posted to YouTube this afternoon, it was first shown during the "Hey Siri" media event. In it, Sir Jony Ive walks us through the new form factor, some of the decisions that went into making it, and many of the new technologies used.
Apple has posted Sir Jony Ive's video introduction of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to YouTube. This video focuses specifically on 3D Touch, the new Force Touch implementation for iPhone that allows users to interact with their devices in a new way. This video delves into many of the technical innovations Apple developed to make 3D Touch possible. It was first shown in Apple's "Hey Siri" media event, but even if you saw it, it's worth another look.
Apple has made the replay of Wednesday's "Hey Siri" media event available on the company's website. As of this writing it hasn't yet been added to YouTube. This event features the unveiling of new Apple Watch models and straps, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Live Photos, Retina Flash, new Apple TV hardware, tvOS, Siri voice commands for Apple TV, and much more.
Behold Cameron's World! This work of beauty is, "A web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of GeoCities." That's right, GeoCities, that relic from the 90s when the Internet was new, Buffy was rad, and everyone knew the iMac would fail because it didn't have a floppy drive. Also, what is USB, anyway? In any event, visit this page and scroll, taking in everything that was bad about 1990s Web design. What I captured in the screenshot below is just the beginning. Thanks to Jim Tanous for the heads up on this beautiful resource.
eBay rolled out a big update for its iPhone and iPad app on Tuesday that should make sellers happy. The eBay 4.0 update makes it easier for first time sellers to get up and running, and sports a new dashboard with easy to follow activity updates. The update sports a streamlined interface that makes it easier for buyers to find top deals and promotions as well as jump between categories, which should make sellers happy, too. Looks like it's time to go shopping. eBay 4.0 is free and is available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.
DocumentSnap's Brooks Duncan has released the Paperless Security Guide to help you keep your digital info safe. Armed with this guide you can implement a backup solution for your paperless documents (although a good backup solution is useful for all your files), which Brooks points out is the most important piece of the entire guide. If you have ever worried about your data but were intimidated about where to start, this is absolutely the guide for you. If you are tech support for your family, you owe it to yourself to gift this guide as needed. This is a download in PDF format for $7, but TMO readers can apply the code TMOBACKUP and drop the price to $5.
If you're hard on headphones, have we got a deal for you: The AudiOHM RNF Earbud Headphones by GOgroove are ultra-rugged with a reinforced metal driver housing, interior and exterior protection, and a thick 3mm audio cable. Other features include noise isolating in-ear design; 9mm stereo drivers; three sizes of interchangeable silicone ear gels; in-line microphone with integrated control button; support for Siri and Google Now; protective zippered carrying case with belt strap; and a limited lifetime warranty. Suggested retail price for these babies is $79.99 and they're currently on sale for just $19.99. But wait! There's more! If you use this exclusive code -- AUDIOSAV --when you check out at Amazon, you'll save an additional $3 and pay just $16.99 with free shipping! This offer ends on September 13, so don't wait too long.
Runtastic is going analog with its new Moment fitness tracker. It looks like a traditional watch and tracks daily steps, calories, and sleep patterns, plus it's waterproof to 300 feet, syncs data with your iPhone, and has a six month battery life. It runs on a replaceable battery and uses standard watch straps so you can customize your Moment's look, too. Runtastic's new fitness tracker starts at US$129 and is available in plastic or metal models. You cam pick one up at the Runtastic website.
This is so poignant, so spot on. So #totallynailedit. Nitrozac and Snaggy have made a new cartoon for The Joy of Tech called Apple TV: us and them! that utterly encapsulates the reality of the cable TV industry, Apple, and Apple customers, too. Not bad for two frames. Snaggy gave me permission to republish it, so check it out and tell me what you think.
Even though Star Wars The Force Awakes isn't due in theaters until December 18 everyone wants to get their own BB-8 droid, and now you can. Sphero designed the little ball droid that rolls around in the next Star Wars movie, and now they have a smaller remote control version you can send zipping around your home or office. You control it with your iPhone or iPad, and can set it to patrol, explore, or play as it rolls around, and Sphero says BB-8's personality changes based on how you treat it. Sphero's BB-8 goes on sale on Friday, September 4 and will set you back US$150.
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