LAS VEGAS – tech gear bag maker STM GOODS is getting into the augmented reality world with an iPhone and iPad app that lets you virtually check out their products and even see them on your friends. Just point your device’s camera at an STM bag—on your computer screen or in real life—to see a virtual version you can view from different angles, add accessories to, and look at in an x-ray mode. It also lets you see how bags look on people, which is handy for gauging size before your buy. The STM GOODS app is a free download on Apple’s App Store.
Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In this very special edition, Michael and I chat about what we think Apple will ship in 2018. We go from certain, HomePod, to very speculative, a new Mac mini, and everything in between. iPhone 11? iPhone 9? Coffee Lake MacBook Pros? At the end of the show we also offer up some fantasies about what we’d personally like Apple to do.
The company cited low sales and overlap with Apple’s new Files app for iOS 11 as reason.
Thanks to some painstaking tests by engineer and super nerd* Dan Luu, we now know of one area where computers have gotten slower: “the latency between a keypress and the display of a character in a terminal.”
Here are a few of our favorite augmented reality apps for iOS 11 and ARKit on the iPhone and iPad.
Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share some of their favorite iOS 11 ARKit-based apps for the iPhone and iPad.
Here’s our short list of stand-out iPad apps from 2017.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at iPhone battery life from an technical stand point, plus they share some of their top iPad apps for 2017.
You’ll use this ID on any Apple device you have, whether it’s an iPhone or a MacBook.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share some of the must-have apps tucked away on their iPhones and iPads.
Aspyr Media released Thursday Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on iPad, the first game from this great franchise to come to iOS. Aspyr said the interface has been reworked for Touch, and it otherwise looks like Civilization VI. Which is awesome for gaming fun and miserable for my time management. I mean, utterly miserable. I do loves me some Civ action! The game is priced at $59.99, a hefty price that tests new waters for bringing premium games to iOS. But, it’s being released with an introductory price of $29.99, half off. This is the base Civilization VI game without any of the expansions for the desktop game. It’s a free (3.1GB) download that lets you play your first 60 moves for free. After that, you have to make an in-app purchase to buy the full game. Aspyr said the game is playable on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro—the requirements listed in the App Store’s requirements pulldown are more expansive, but I’d stick with the models specified in the description.
Setting up an iPad is an easy process, and you’ll be using it in no time.
Apple released iOS 11.2.5 public beta 2 on Wednesday, just a day after the developer beta.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to dive into Apple’s Project Marzipan plans for unified macOS and iOS app code, plus they look at the change resistance issues Apple is facing.
Apple reportedly has plans to make it easier for developers to create unified apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Your hunt for Pokémon just got more realistic thanks to ARKit support in Pokémon GO for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple released iOS 11.2.5 developer beta 2 on Tuesday for the iPhone and iPad. It looks like this update focuses on bug fixes and not new features.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what’s coming in the fight to save Net Neutrality, plus they talk about some apps that turn your old iPad into a security camera.
Apple makes a big fuss about the iPad being the future, but the facts don’t bear that out. Yet. Apple Marketing is beating a dead horse for the sake of a cute gotcha.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the HomeKit Zero Day exploit that was just revealed, plus John and Jeff get into a debate about whether the iPad should be considered a computer.