Learn to build cutting-edge apps with the iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle (93% off)

By iDB Deals on Sep 28, 2016

Get in on developing for Apple’s latest mobile operating system with the iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle: you’ll learn to build real, functional apps over 82 hours of premium training.

For a limited time, you can pick up this great offer for just $35, or 93% off with coupon code: IOS10 (get $10 off).

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Daily Deals: 50% off Logitech accessories, 20% off UE Roll 2 speaker, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 27, 2016

iDB’s Daily Deal post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping! Read More

 

Aetna to supply 50K employees with Apple Watch, subsidize for customers

By Cody Lee on Sep 27, 2016

Major healthcare provider Aetna announced plans on Tuesday to “transform members’ consumer health experience using iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.” As part of the initiative, the company will be subsidizing the cost of Apple Watch for select employers and individual customers, and will be supplying nearly 50,000 of its own employees with the wearable. Read More

 

Apple Watch and water resistance: a quick guide to proper use and care

By Sébastien Page on Sep 27, 2016

If the original Apple Watch could sustain minor splashes, starting with Series 2, new models now have a water resistance rating of 50 meters, making Apple Watch the perfect companion for swimmers, surfers, or just about anybody who wants to splash around in the pool or in the ocean.

Despite your Apple Watch being completely capable of going in the water, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Read More

 

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 now available

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 27, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers and public beta participants for testing, just six days after the first beta was made available. Read More

 

How to use stickers in Messages for iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 27, 2016

Starting with iOS 10, Messages allows you to tap to send stickers in a thread, adjust their size, rotate them or peel and place stickers on top of bubbles, other stickers and photos in your conversations. Anyone can create stickers without no coding experience and users can download them through the built-in Messages App Store.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to obtain, use and manage Messages stickers like a pro and spruce up your messaging game. Read More

 

Spotify’s new continuously updated playlist combines your favorites and new music

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 27, 2016

Spotify, the #1 music streaming service, today announced a new playlist updated daily with tracks that users mark as favorites as well as new music.

Now available in the updated mobile Spotify app for iOS and Android, Daily Mix differs from Spotify’s existing Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists which get refreshed each Monday and Friday, respectively, in that Daily Mix won’t be a complete refresh of songs each time the playlist is updated. Read More

 

Nvidia seeking software engineers to help produce “the next revolutionary Apple products”

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 27, 2016

Apple and the graphics giant Nvidia have had something of a rocky relationship, with the Cupertino company switching between Nvidia’s and AMD’s graphics chips for Mac desktops. Most of the Macs currently shipping use either integrated graphics from Intel or discreet AMD chips, but that could change in the coming years.

As first spotted by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Nvidia is seeking software engineers tasked with helping produce “the next revolutionary Apple products.” According to the job post, the role would require “working in partnership with Apple” and writing code that will “define and shape the future” of graphics-related software on Macs. Read More

 

Apple will hold September quarter earnings call on October 27

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 27, 2016

Apple said on the Investor webpage that it has scheduled an earnings call to discuss fiscal 2016 fourth quarter earnings a month from today on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET. The company’s fourth fiscal quarter corresponds to the third calendar quarter. A press release will go out 30 minutes in advance of the earnings call. Read More

 

Google announces YouTube Go app for watching and sharing videos without using any data

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 27, 2016

The annual “Google for India” event kicked off in New Delhi this morning, where the search company announced a new mobile app called YouTube Go.

Inspired by India for the next billion users, it’s designed to help people in areas with poor connectivity watch and share YouTube videos without burning up mobile data.

YouTube Go provides controls not found in the regular app to let users see the file size of videos before they download them to the device for offline viewing. And to save data, the app presents clips as slideshows. Read More

 

How to avoid toll roads when getting directions from the Maps app

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 27, 2016

Apple has been stepping up its mapping and navigation development efforts to bring users more powerful functionality. Starting with iOS 10, you can now streamline your navigation experience by avoiding toll roads or highways.

Since nothing’s worse than being stranded on a toll road without any cash, it’s now a breath of fresh air to know you don’t need to download a third-party navigation app like Google Maps to avoid them.

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Let’s Talk iOS 154: These guys have no idea

By Sébastien Page on Sep 27, 2016

Cody and Sebastien are definitely too old as they don’t get Snapchat’s Spectacles. After the sad realization that they’re clueless, the guys discuss their new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch devices, macOS Sierra, and Apple’s rumored Echo-like device.

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Typeeto lets you use your MacBook as a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 27, 2016

While lots of people aspire to have a Bluetooth keyboard to use to type on their iPhone or iPad, not everyone has a pocket deep enough to go out and purchase another peripheral.

Fortunately, an app called Typeeto lets you use the keyboard built into your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to type on your iOS devices. Read More

 

Get 13 award-winning Mac apps for that low low low price

By iDB Deals on Sep 27, 2016

Your Mac is the pinnacle of Apple tech, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it. The Award-Winning Mac Bundle will give your Mac a tune-up and efficiency boost with over a dozen highly-rated apps.

Take advantage of this great offer: pay what you want for the training for a limited time.

This collection of award-winning apps will help you stay organized, streamline your projects, repair your system, protect your activity, and much more. Here are a few included apps in your collection:

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Apple Music execs talk artist exclusives and more in new interview

By Cody Lee on Sep 26, 2016

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Bozoma Saint John and DJ Zane Lowe recently sat down with BuzzFeed’s Reggie Ugwu for a rather interesting interview regarding the streaming music service. The conversation covers everything from the controversy surrounding Apple’s push for artist exclusives to their plans for the future, and we’ve listed our favorite experts below. Read More

 

Some great wallet cases for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 26, 2016

The wallet case is a popular choice for iPhone owners, as it combines two things that you’d normally have to carry separately—your phone and wallet—into one easy-to-cary item. Thus, we thought it would be helpful if we put together a list of some great wallet cases for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

As usual, we based our selections on factors like personal experience, price, and customer feedback. We also paid attention to design—we wanted a mix of slot and folio cases—and availability. Because the iPhone 7 was just released, a lot of case-makers don’t have wallet options available yet. Read More

 

Pegatron CEO and Piper Jaffray slam analysts who predicted poor iPhone 7 sales

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

The CEO of Pegatron, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer that assembles Apple handsets along with Foxconn, told Nikkei Asian Review he remained “cautiously optimistic” about iPhone 7 sales.

His comment targets a recent analyst report from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo predicting fewer iPhone 7 sales in 2016 than the iPhone 6s garnered in 2015. Analyst firm Piper Jaffray, too, downplayed Kuo’s negative report in an interview with AppleInsider, saying it’s seeing similarities to the monster iPhone 6 upgrade cycle. Read More

 

Foxconn obtains government permission to repair iPhones at its Shanxi, China subsidiary

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

iPhone manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known in the Western press as Foxconn, has obtained approval from the local government to repair iPhones at its subsidiary in Shanxi, China, according to a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News newspaper cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. This marks a second Foxconn subsidiary that can now repair iPhones.

The business model helps Apple to “save 40 percent of its costs on its smartphone maintenance services,” added the paper. Read More

 

Bloomberg: Apple Watch to gain new sleep tracking and fitness apps & more

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

In an effort to advance its HealthKit framework, Apple has reportedly been developing a pair of new apps for the Apple Watch.

One will help users track and analyze their sleep and the other will their track fitness levels by measuring the time taken for the heart rate to fall from its peak to resting level, Bloomberg reports.

The company has hired “scores of healthcare experts” to develop improved electronic health record software and help turn the Apple Watch into a tool that diagnoses disease. Read More

 

Apple begins removing outdated apps from the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 26, 2016

In keeping true to its promise, The Great App Store Purge is now underway as Apple recently began removing old, outdated and seldom updated apps from the App Store, as first spotted by French blog iGen.fr. “We noticed that your app has not been updated in a significant amount of time,” reads Apple’s message to affected developers.

To keep their apps alive on the App Store, Apple is demanding that developers submit updated versions for review within 30 days. Read More

 
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