Sunday, March 1, 2015

Apple Releases 'Shot on iPhone 6' Gallery

Available on Apple's website, you can now view amazing pictures selected by Apple that were shot on iPhone 6. I feel that it should be noted that most of these photos were taken with the built-in Camera app alone. That means there were few third-party apps used to edit the photos. Be sure to check it out!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Apple Watch May Be Sold At A Pop-Up Shop in London's Selfridges Department Store

The Apple Watch may be sold at a pop-up shop at Selfridges in London. Apple will hire employees for these pop-up stores. As far as I know, this is Apple's first dive into pop-up stores. Apple will have an event on March 9th, which will announce more details on the Apple Watch.

Wonder Room in Selfridges

Friday, February 27, 2015

iOS 8.2 May Come Out Next Week

According to BGR, iOS 8.2 may come out as soon as next week. This update is expected to have support for the Apple Watch. There have been five betas of iOS 8.2, so a public release is imminent.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apple Announces 'Spring Forward' Event On March 9th

Apple has announced their 'Spring Forward' event today. It will take place on March 9th, the day after Daylight Saving Time begins. This event is probably going to announce more details about the Apple Watch, which is expected to be released early April 2015. The announcement is available on Apple's website.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Modern Family Episode Shot Solely On iPhones and iPads

Tonight's episode of Modern Family, Connection Lost, was shot completely on iPhones and iPads. It was also edited on a MacBook. To find out how they made the episode, check out BuzzFeed's article. Essentially, the entire episode takes place on a MacBook screen with FaceTime calls and other activities running on the screen. Modern Family airs on ABC.

Image Credit: ABC

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pebble Time Debuts On Kickstarter

Pebble, a smart watch maker, has just unveiled their newest watch, Pebble Time. This watch has a color e-paper display, the company's first endeavor into color. It also promises a battery life of up to 7 days. It's available for backing on Kickstarter. Backer pricing is $179 and retail will be $199.

Monday, February 23, 2015

OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 Will Introduce New Apple Emoji

In the next version of OS X and iOS 8, new emoji focusing around Apple's products will be added. The watch emoji will be an Apple Watch, the iPhone emoji resembles the iPhone 6, and the computer emoji resembles an iMac. Of course, since emoji is just code being replaced by an image, if you were to text any of these emojis to a non-Apple device, it wouldn't be an Apple product emoji.

Image Credit: MacRumors

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Toyota Has No Plans To Support Apple CarPlay

Toyota, one of Apple CarPlay's partners, has announced that they have no plans to support Apple CarPlay. For those who don't know, Apple CarPlay is an Apple version of an "infotainment system" for a car. It can use Siri, iMessage, iTunes, and more. It should be noted that a few months back, Toyota had a leak that showed a Prius using CarPlay and that it would be available in 2015. This is a let down for many people, including myself. As I will be turning 16 this year, I was hoping my first car would be a Toyota Prius equipped with Apple CarPlay, and I'm not a fan of aftermarket systems. What really killed me was this quote from John Hanson.
 "We may all eventually wind up there, but right now we prefer to use our in-house proprietary platforms for those kinds of functions."
This is a bad move from Toyota because they, along with many other car brands, are famous for producing some of the most awful infotainment systems. It's like I said the other day with my whole puzzle metaphor. In this case, Toyota should stick to making cars and let Apple and Google provide the software that works well with their devices. Let's hope Toyota changes their mind.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Easily Turn Off Notifications for Specific Apps

In iOS 8, turning off notifications for specific apps is much easier. Before, you would have to turn off sounds, badges, and lock screen notifications, in addition to notification styles. If you want to turn off notifications for a certain app just go to Settings > Notifications > [App Name] > and turn off Allow Notifications. I hope this helps!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Raise To Listen

If you receive an audio message on your iPhone, you can quickly listen to it by raising your iPhone to your ear. Be sure the feature is enabled in Settings > Messages > Raise to Listen. This will enable you do listen to audio messages without tapping your screen. I hope this helps!