Here are 6 of Our Favorite iOS 11 ARKit Demonstrations

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 11 ARKit demonstrations on YouTube

The beta version of iOS 11 has been in developer’s hands for only a few days and we’re already seeing some impressive examples of what’s possible with ARKit augmented reality.

WWDC and AltConf Interview: Ish

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Jeff Gamet caught up with indy iOS app developer Ish at AltConf outside of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose. They talked about his new Boomerang language translation app, teaching other developers, his appearance in the documentary App: The Human Story, and more. Ish has a blog and is on Twitter, too.

iOS 11 Hands On - TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-06

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Now that the developer preview of iOS 11 is out following Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join jeff Gamet to talk about hands-on experiences with some of the new features.

Apple Intros Leather Apple Pencil Case

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple Pencil Case

It may not have been a big enough announcement to make the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, but the new Apple Pencil Case is still pretty cool.

Apple Uses iOS 11 to Make iPad more Mac-like

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

iOS 11 includes iPad-specific features at WWDC 2017

Apple gave iOS 11 for the iPad some special love during the 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote on Monday that makes the tablet more like a Mac with drag-and-drop support, a Dock, and touch-based app switcher.

Simon Pierro's Newest iPad Trick is 'Naked Scanner'

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

For your pre-WWDC entertainment, I present to you Naked Scanner, by Simon Pierro. You might remember him as the magician who specializes in doing amazing magic tricks with an iPad. He ventured into the realm of candid camera trickery Monday with the help of well-rehearsed models in a gag he called Naked Scanner. It’s likely obvious how the trick was done, but the reactions of the passers by is definitely worth a smile. He talks about the trick in a blog post, including a test-video from the development phase. And don’t fret, all the bits deemed naughty are blurred.

Plex Adds Live TV Viewing to iPhone, iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Live over the air HD TV viewing now available in Plex apps for iPhone and iPad

Plex’s latest up date lets you watch over the air HD TV shows live instead of having to record them first.

iCloud and iWork: Using On-Demand Downloads

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Using iCloud Drive? Then you need to know how to download all of your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote files to your iOS devices automatically. This’ll definitely save you some headaches if you need access to your spreadsheets when you head out into an area with sketchy cell coverage!

Apple's $200M Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment in Corning Means No Sapphire iPhone Displays

· Jeff Gamet · News

Corning gets $200 million from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund

If you’ve been waiting for a sapphire glass for iPhone display, stop holding your breath because Apple’s $200 million investment in Corning says that’s not going to happen. The investment comes from Apple’s recently announced Advanced Manufacturing Fund, and is going to be used for Corning research and development, capital equipment needs, and state-of-the-art glass processing.

How to Prevent Photos and iTunes from Opening Automatically

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’re getting sick of watching programs bounce in your Dock just because you plugged your iPhone into your Mac to charge it, then boy, have we got a Quick Tip for you! Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to stop Photos and iTunes from opening automatically.

iOS: What To Do When Your Public Wi-Fi Won't Connect All the Way

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are terrific, when they work. Unfortunately, sometimes they get hung up and won’t deliver the proper login page. Jeff Butts shows you what to do when your favorite public Wi-Fi hotspot won’t connect to the internet, and you really want to get back to surfing the web.

iOS 10: Get Started with iCloud Keychain

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iCloud Keychain

If you’re smart with login information, you set a different, highly complex password for every site you use. Remembering all of them can be a real pain, though. Jeff Butts shows you how iCloud Keychain can help with that struggle.

iPad's Downward Trend, Fitbit's Wearable Decline - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-05

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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iPad sales are on the decline, and John Martellaro thinks that fits into Apple’s master plan. John, along with Bryan Chaffin, join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s long term iPad plans, plus they have something to say about Fitbit losing its place as the top wearables device maker.

Why Apple is Letting iPad Sales Drift Downward

· John Martellaro · Editorial

iPad Pro & pencil

Apple has watched the iPad sales numbers drift downward since 2013. Apple has smart executives. The only conclusion John can draw is that in 2013 and again 2015 Apple embarked on an aggressive, multi-phase program to breathe new life into the iPad. It’s just taking some engineering time, and so during each quarterly Earnings Report, CEO Tim Cook just has to roll with the punches until it’s done. John makes his case for a big surprise in store.