Unreleased Apple Watch Companion App Reveals New Details

Watch home screen

Apple has provided plenty of information regarding their forthcoming and highly anticipated Watch, yet many details remain unknown. They continue to work on refining the software and part of the Apple Watch experience will rely on the interoperability with the iPhone. Yesterday, Apple released iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers, a release that provides support for Watch Kit. Using this latest release, 9to5Mac partnered with developer Steven Troughton-Smith to reveal screen shots on an upcoming companion app, aptly titled Apple Watch Companion app for iPhone. The application serves a central destination for users looking to make changes to settings and to manage settings for supported third-party applications. The application revealed a number of … [Read more...]

Continuity and Handoff Master Class: The Ultimate Guide

Continuity & Handoff Guide

iOS 8 introduced a number of new features. Continuity and Handoff are two which can be deemed incredible or incredibly maddening, depending on your preference. With Yosemite and iOS 8, your computers, iPads and iPhones are more integrated than ever. Pardon the reference, but some folks don't like peanut butter in their chocolate. For others, this union seems like an inevitable and natural transition, allowing all of your devices to work seamlessly together to keep you use more productive and more in touch. Whatever your position, these are extremely powerful features. iOS 8 doesn't ship with a manual, so we're breaking out all the stops to provide you with the ultimate guide on Continuity and Handoff. Our handy table of contents makes it … [Read more...]

Chinese Smuggler Had 94 iPhones Strapped To Body

Chinese iPhone smuggler

The latest in absurd acts revolving Apple products comes to us courtesy of a Chinese smuggler who was caught with 94 iPhones strapped to his body. The iPhone-clad gentelmen looked like a myriad of packing packing tape and technology. The valiant effort to get past security proved insufficient when security personnel noticed a weird posture and joint stiffness. Despite what others may tell you, iPhones are not as flexible as you ligaments. These images were shared on a Chinese social media site. … [Read more...]

iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Released To Developers

Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers. The update is the fourth release en-route to the public release. It represents the first update in three weeks, with the holidays likely impacting the update. iOS 8.2 will be a significant release as it will usher in official support for the Apple Watch. This should not be confused with iOS 8.1.3, which is rumored for release early this week. Developers can download the update either OTA (if currently running iOS 8.2 beta) or via the developer portal. Apple has yet to provide details on when the Apple Watch will be released, other than a vague 'Spring' timeframe. … [Read more...]

Apple TV To Play Role In HomeKit Control

This week at CES, a large number accessory makers used the event to showcase their Apple compatible products. With the Internet of Things becoming a growing trend, there was a big emphasis on home automation products. Specifically, manufacturers were showcasing outlets, light bulb adapters, locks, power-strips and garage door opens that support Apple's HomeKit. Though they used the event to showcase their products, none have yet to receive the all important MFi (Made for iPhone) certification. In fact, one parter commented that Apple "had a lot of work to do." One common theme was the importance Apple TV will play in HomeKit. … [Read more...]

Apple Pay Could Come To Canada By March

Apple Pay is one of the most notable features on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, yet it remains limited to US availability. Apple has officially confirmed that a Canadian launch would start sometime in early 2015. According to a new report by 9to5Mac, it appears the wheels are in motion, with the planning suggesting a March timeframe for Apple Pay in Canada. Apple is currently in negotiations with partners. According to sources, the planning is underway to include March availability of promotional and advertising materials. In addition to planning for materials necessary for a launch, several sources tell 9to5Mac that Apple is targeting March. As with any major launch with so many moving pieces, things could change. Despite a September … [Read more...]

Belkin WeMo Light Switch Review

Belkin WeMo Light Switch

Belkin continues to expand their line of home automation products with everything from a smart Crock Pot to smart LED lights that are virtually plug and play. Connected light bulbs, much like the Philips Hue kit, are an easy way to get started with home automation. If you are looking to connect your existing lighting, the Belkin WeMo Light Switch replaces your existing switch, offering you a number of ways to interact and control your lights. I've been using a pair of WeMo Light Switches for over 6 months and have found them to be a fantastic addition to my smart home. … [Read more...]

New Mophie Juice Pack Cases for iPhone 6, 6 Plus Available for Pre-Order

Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6

Though both new iPhones offer significant battery life improvements over their predecessors, there is always a huge demand for battery cases that extend battery life. Mophie has announced a new line of their popular Juice Pack cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Three new cases are coming that offer up to 120% of extra battery. … [Read more...]

AT&T To Let Customers Roll Over Unused Data

ATT Mobile Share

AT&T has announced they are bringing the popular roll over feature to customers who have a Mobile Share Value plan. With customers enjoying unlimited talk and text, the bigger concern has shifted to data usage. Up until now, if you were well under your data allocation, the unused portion would be lost at the end of the month. That however, is changing starting on January 25th. Any unused shareable plan data from a Mobile Share Value plan will be rolled over the the following month. … [Read more...]