Tagged with: Apple

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t ...

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Similar to Android

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Similar to Android

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday published two Apple patent applications (1, 2), both titled "Gesture entry techniques," that together form the basis of a device unlocking feature in which a user draws a pattern on screen with the help of illuminated discs. One patent filing deals with the system as a ...

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

Breeze by RunKeeper (iOS) Tracks Your Every Step

RunKeeper is one of the most popular run-tracking apps for the iPhone, and on Thursday it's launching a new app called Breeze to take count of how much you're walking around, too. The app works only on the iPhone 5S and is based around its M7 motion processor, which is always collecting your steps in the background. Using ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2014

If it seems like your iPhone battery is draining more quickly than it should, it’s easy to check if there’s a problem with your phone. Head into your Settings app, tap on General, then Usage, and you’ll find two numbers. Usage is how long you’ve actually used your device for, and Standby is how long it’s been ...

Better (iOS) Gives You 24/7 Access to a Personal Health Assistant

Better (iOS) Gives You 24/7 Access to a Personal Health Assistant

The latest take on telemedicine in the age of apps will launch Wednesday morning, as Better premiers in Apple’s App Store. The Palo Alto, Calif., startup of the same name has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to offer users 24/7 access to a personal health assistant, nurse line, automated symptom checker, personalized health ...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung to Include Smartphone Anti-Theft Measures

With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year. The commitment, announced Tuesday, has the backing of the five largest U.S. cellular ...

Minor Tech Makeovers: Cheap Tricks to Make You Think You Own a New Gadget

Minor Tech Makeovers: Cheap Tricks to Make You Think You Own a New Gadget

Spring is great for a lot of reasons. I can finally sit next to an open window without shivering. (I’ve found through VERY scientific research that I can stand about an hour and a half of 50 degree weather in a t-shirt before I get way too cold and have to close my window.) Baseball is on almost all the time, and I ...

Microsoft Office 365 Personal: $70/Year or $7/Month for 1 PC and 1 Tablet

Microsoft Office 365 Personal: $70/Year or $7/Month for 1 PC and 1 Tablet

Microsoft officials said last month that the company's newest Office 365 subscription plan -- Office 365 Personal -- would be available later this spring. On April 15, Microsoft made Office 365 available for purchase for $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month. The Personal version of Office 365 allows users to install Office ...

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

Aftermarket CarPlay Console Will Cost Between $500 and $700 This Fall

So far, consoles compatible with Apple's CarPlay feature have only been integrated into a handful of high-end cars. If you want to use the feature without buying an entirely new vehicle, Alpine Electronics will soon be able to hook you up—Nikkei reports that the company will begin selling a standalone CarPlay console in ...

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among Kuo’s predictions are ...