Apple reportedly has a secret team working on improving search and discovery in the App Store. This is a significant challenge for every company on the planet, and Bryan Chaffin looks at what Apple and its small team might be able to accomplish.
Apple and several developers joined forces Thursday to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in an effort labeled Apps for Earth. From now until April 24th, 100 percent of proceeds from some 27 apps will be donated to the WWF, and Apple CEO Tim Cook helped launch the campaign with a tweet.
It's a Lightning cable, 18-inches long, stiff, yet flexible, and can be bent into just about any shape you need, even the one in the image where it's holding an iPhone up like stand. We have a deal on it for you at $13.99, more than 60 percent off retail.
David Winograd thinks iPhone upgrade programs should increase the rate we replace our devices, with or without carrier subsidies. He walks us through the math in this editorial.
Bryan Chaffin is skeptical of so-called "Textalyzer" technology that can detect device usage on a smartphone in the wake of an accident. He walks us through a bill that would legalize its use by police in New York.
The second generation Apple Watch is coming this spring and it's going to be 40 percent thinner than the original model. Or, the new model is coming this fall and it'll have the same form factor as the original. What we really know about the second generation Apple Watch is that we don't really know anything yet.
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tl;dr: No one knows when the next Apple Watch is coming, or what features it'll have.
Solicitation calls and texts can be incredibly annoying and intrusive, but your iPhone's got your back. In this Quick Tip, we'll describe how to block people from contacting you and how to unblock them if you've done so accidentally.
We have a deal for you today on the ThinCharge iPhone 6/6S Battery Case, a thin battery case with a 2,600mAh capacity. You control the charging with a button, and there's an LED indicator for when it's doing it's thing. It has pass-through charging that charges your phone first, and then the case, when it's plugged in. You can get it through our deal for $56.99.
We have a developer tutorial designed for Apple TV today. Called tvOS and Swift 2 - The Apple TV Developer Course, this program features 17 hours of instruction. You'll create games and utilities, study the tvOS Focused Engine, Native Application Controls, Storyboards, and nib File support. You'll learn to use images and sound, and study Swift 2 and tvOS coding from the ground up. Check out the details in the listing.
Apple includes certain convenience functions in iOS that make life better. Then, as a result, inventive users find workarounds that expose private information using special techniques. This is often labelled a "Security Flaw." Of course, it's nothing of the sort. But the bigger question is, what is Apple thinking?
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