Apple creating its own chips could help it protect its intellectual property, as well as keep it tightly integrated with the rest of the system.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what might be coming in the next Apple Watch along with what product announcements may be coming this fall. They also look back at the iMac 20 years after it first shipped.
The rumor mill is full of predictions about the next Apple Watch, Series 4, which may well be announced in September, 2018. John sizes up the possibilities.
watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for the Apple Watch is out, along with iOS 12 and macOS Mojave developer beta 7.
Last week Dr. Mac promised to tell you about the one feature that makes the Apple Watch indispensable to him this week. So, in this week’s installment of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #290 for those keeping score), he delivers the big reveal…
Rounding out Apple’s Monday beta update-palooza is watchOS 5 developer beta 6 for the Apple Watch.
iPhone jailbreaks are almost as old as, well, the iPhone. Apple Watch jailbreaks, however, haven’t been a thing until now. A developer going by the name Tihmstar on GitHub is sharing an Apple Watch jailbreak dubbed jelbrekTime for Apple Watch Series 3 running watchOS 4.1. The hack isn’t really useful for average users, but it does give developers a deeper look under the hood, so to speak, which could be helpful for the apps they’re developing. OK developers, start making us some crazy-cool watch faces.
Kelly Guimont found two cool images designed to be Apple Watch faces.
Instapaper discontinued its Apple Watch app with its latest iPhone app update, but the iPhone and iPad versions are sticking around.
Apple’s wearables business, which includes Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones, is rising quickly with a 60% revenue increase year over year.
Tim Cook called out Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports from China on Tuesday saying they amount to a tax on consumers.
Apple reported a record June quarter on Tuesday, with record revenues of $53.3 billion, up 17% year over year, and record earnings per share of $2.34, up 40% year over year. [Update: This article was updated with more information.]
Version 1.3 of KeepSolid Sign brings the productivity app to Apple Watch. You’ll get immediate notifications about a document status, the very moment your clients or partners sign it, or when a new document is sent to you, and constant access to all your documents info, like name, date, status, participants, etc. The deal signing process is simple and quick with KeepSolid Sign. No more going back and forth with papers – you simply download a doc to your device, sign it, and send. It’s possible to import documents to the app from pretty much any email client or storage. With top-quality AES-256 encryption, your personal data and sensitive information is completely secure. No unauthorized parties are going to intercept or access it. In addition, you can safely download files from a wide array of storages and synchronize them across your devices. App Store: KeepSolid Sign – Free
Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to talk about Bryan’s vision for whole home listening for voice assistants and why an iPhone in our pocket doesn’t count.
Apple’s values, strengths and ecosystem advantages make it, more and more, the compelling, indeed, only choice for our tech life.
I love a good deployant clasp for a watch, but there aren’t many Apple Watch straps that feature them. I’ve been wearing one from Monoware that I like, but I found another line I want to check out, too. It’s the Juuk line from MyAppleWatchBand.com. It features metal bracelets in solid red, silver, and dark gray (at $119), or you can get a racing stripe down the middle like the three I picked below (at $149). The bracelets are made of anodized aluminum, while the double push button butterfly deployant buckle is made from 316L stainless steel. I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve used one.
I’m glad to see that Nike Training Club is now on the Apple Watch. Although I don’t have my watch anymore, I do use Nike Training Club on my iPhone so that I can do bodyweight workouts at home. It’s a great app and I recommend it.
What’s to be expected? A Nike Training Club workout is started on the phone and then the Apple Watch allows for easy check of time or reps remaining on a drill. It also delivers haptic prompts, which signal the beginning of the next drill and run until the workout is complete.
The Nike Training Club (NTC) app will be available globally on the Apple Watch beginning July 25. All 180+ workouts currently available on the NTC app will be supported by the Apple Watch.
App Store: Nike Training Club – Free
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they’d like—and expect—to see in Apple Watch Series 4, plus they have a PSA about a just announced Bluetooth security flaw.
Word on the street says a redesigned Apple Watch is coming this fall, leading to speculation on what it will include. Concept Creator made a video showing what the Series 4 model could look like. It’s pretty similar to the Apple Watch we already have, but with a larger display that sports rounded corners, and new complications (including step count). Check out the video and see what you think.
Apple has a new summertime Apple Pay promotion that’ll save you money when you buy movie tickets through Fandango, food through Grubhub, and more. The promotion runs from July 19th through August 1st.