Tagged with: Apple

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Apple’s iBeacon Adds Interactive Attractions at MLB Stadiums

Major League Baseball was among the first to embrace Apple’s iBeacon technology on a wide scale, installing them in 28 MLB ballparks across the U.S. last year to help iPhone owners check-in to games automatically and collect special offers. Now, the project is entering phase two, with a debut project at this year’s ...

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple Beefs Up iTunes Extras to Add it to iOS 8 and Apple TV This Fall

Apple's iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that's just changed. Before, only iTunes on the desktop users could view extras that came with movies that were purchased from Apple; things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 —which went out today — along with a ...

Rumor: The iPhone 6 May Let You ‘Feel’ Objects on Screen

Rumor: The iPhone 6 May Let You ‘Feel’ Objects on Screen

The next killer feature on Apple's expected iPhone 6 could be a display that provides tactile feedback to users -- giving users the impression, for instances, of a physical keyboard on a flat touchscreen. This latest iPhone 6 rumor stems from a report Wednesday on Chinese site Laoyaoba, which said so-called "haptics" ...

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

Manything, a cloud-based video monitoring service that allows you to use old iOS devices as security cameras around your home, has released a new version of its app on Wednesday which brings new functionality and support for its freshly-launched IFTTT channel. Announced on Wednesday, the new app allows users to set motion ...

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

iTunes U Version 2 Improves Discussion, Adds Course Creation from iPad

Apple has updated iTunes U with a bunch of new features, cranking the version number up to 2 and introducing improved discussion features and the ability to create and update courses directly from the iPad app, which previously has been mostly a user-facing client for consuming content. The update, live now in the App ...

Roku and Chromecast Have Surpassed the Apple TV in Sales

Roku and Chromecast Have Surpassed the Apple TV in Sales

Roku and Chromecast were the two most successful streaming devices sold in the U.S. in 2013, according to new data from Parks Associates, which puts Apple TV on third place. Google sold an estimated 3.8 million Chromecast streaming sticks after introducing the product in mid-2013, according to Parks, which also estimates ...

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

Apple is Working on a System to Automatically Unlock Your iPhone at Home

Apple is Working on a System to Automatically Unlock Your iPhone at Home

Apple is working on a system that automatically unlocks iPhones when they are in safe locations like home or work, but locks them again when they leave the area. The system works by identifying where the iPhone is and allows users to set “safe” locations, where settings including security can be automatically changed ...

Facebook Messenger is Now Available on iPad

Facebook Messenger is Now Available on iPad

Three years after Facebook acquired Beluga and turned it into Messenger for smartphones, its dedicated chat app got a version specially designed for iPad rather than just running as an enlarged iPhone app. Messenger for iPad features a multi-window interface showing a list of threads and your current conversation at the ...

Apple’s CarPlay Lands in 9 More Manufacturers (Now 29 Total)

Apple’s CarPlay Lands in 9 More Manufacturers (Now 29 Total)

Nine new automakers have committed to supporting Apple's CarPlay in future models of their vehicles. Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram are joining the existing 20 companies that have already announced their plans to integrate CarPlay, Apple's iOS-powered dashboard for vehicles. ...