By Christian Zibreg on Nov 30, 2016
We were originally promised the AirPods in “late October” before Apple delayed launch because, as the company explained in a statement, “we don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready.” Since then, multiple sources reported conflicting availability information pertaining to the product, ranging from end of November to year-end to January 2017.
According to an alleged reply that a MacRumors reader received after emailing Tim Cook, Apple’s first Bluetooth earphones with an in-house designed W1 wireless chip will be shipping to customers over the next few weeks. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 30, 2016
Starting with iOS 10, your Maps app can remember where you parked your car. You can configure it to do this automatically, but in circumstances where you don’t have a compatible head unit, this isn’t going to work.
On the other hand, whether you have a compatible head unit or not, you can alternatively use Siri to remember where you parked your car manually. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 29, 2016
Your Apple Watch can be used as a bedside time-telling piece. This function, known as Nightstand Mode, is intended to give your Apple Watch a purpose even when you’re not wearing it by letting you use it to tell the time when it’s charging on a dock.
Nightstand Mode works when the Apple Watch is in landscape orientation, so it doesn’t work with every dock, but in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn the feature on. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 17, 2016
Another European reseller is claiming that it’s privy to when Apple’s $159 AirPods wireless headphones will start shipping after German authorized reseller Conrad told a customer a week ago that it would be kicking off AirPods sales tomorrow, November 18.
French retailer Fnac has apparently started the pre-order process for the wireless earphones.
Fnac reportedly told customers who pre-ordered their AirPods that the accessory would start shipping on or around Wednesday, November 30, Mac4Ever said Thursday. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2016
A report earlier this week alleged that one of Apple’s European resellers told a customer it would receive first AirPods stock on November 17 and start selling the earphones by November 18-19.
Contradicting the story, Barclays analysts heard chatter in the Asian supply chain that mass production of the delayed accessory is scheduled to kick off in December in time for Christmas, but in limited quantities, Yahoo Finance reported Friday. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 3, 2016
Thientam Bach, better known by a large amount of the jailbreak community as Surenix for his design work on high-end themes and jailbreak tweaks, released his first app in the App Store last year called Power.
It was essentially an information-based app that showed data about your iPhone’s battery level on your Apple Watch at a glance. But because so much has changed in iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Bach has released Power 2 in the App Store on Thursday with new features and support for the latest operating systems.
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 1, 2016
After Apple shared disappointing news that the much vaunted AirPods aren’t quite ready yet and won’t meet its self-imposed late-October deadline, a new report from Chinese-language Economic Daily News re-published Tuesday by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes suggests that Apple’s first-ever wireless earphones may not actually go on sale before January of next year. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 13, 2016
A new feature that comes baked into iOS 10 shows you where you last parked your car right in the Maps app. On the other hand, it requires you to both have the latest version of iOS installed and to have a compatible head unit in your car, either with Bluetooth or CarPlay capability.
Since not everyone has an interest in updating, nor does everyone have a compatible head unit in their car, there is an alternative way to see where you parked your car right from your iPhone. All you’re going to need is a specialized 12v iPhone charger for your car and a free App Store app. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 29, 2016
According to a new survey of more than a thousand customers in the United States, conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and cited in today’s BusinessInsider article, a whopping twelve percent of respondents are interested in buying Apple’s $159 wireless AirPods earbuds when they go on sale next month, resulting in an incremental $3 billion in revenue.
In fact, more respondents said they planned to purchase the AirPods than the new Apple Watch Series 2 (eight percent). Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 28, 2016
An important update for the popular MacID utility for iOS and macOS has been released this week with improvements for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and macOS Sierra.
The utility is known for its ability to let you securely unlock your Mac with the Touch ID sensor on your iPhone or iPad, but it also has built-in features that let you unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch over Bluetooth or with a Tap to Unlock gesture on the trackpad. Read More
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
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 24, 2016
Power Reserve mode is a feature of watchOS that let’s you conserve what’s left of your battery when you get low on juice by limiting your Apple Watch’s functionality to nothing more than a time piece.
Starting with watchOS 3, the steps to enable it has changed, so we’ll show you how it’s done. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 23, 2016
A mysterious low-powered wireless device from Apple has just passed testing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and could be released in the United States in the next few months, according to an FCC filing that was first spotted by French blog Consomac.
It’s designated by the model number “A1844”, includes both Bluetooth wireless functionality and built-in NFC and is rated at between 100mA and 700mA (from 5.5V to 13.2V). Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 17, 2016
Game publisher Niantic has launched a minor update for the popular GPS-based Pokémon GO game for the iOS platform bug fixes.
Version 1.7.1 can now be downloaded from the App Store and comes just three days after the update that enabled buddy Pokémon in the game. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016
iOS 10 takes 3D Touch, a pressure sensing technology which debuted a year ago on the iPhone 6s, to plenty new places throughout the operating system. With 3D Touch, you can clear all notifications in one fell swoop, rename folders quickly, prioritize downloads, interact with notifications and more.
You also get useful 3D Touch shortcuts upon pressing app icons in Control Center (sadly, 3D-touching Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles does nothing).
Worse, Control Center continues to inexplicably lack a dedicated cellular data toggle. But worry not, as Apple has found a way to slip in that sought-after cellular data shortcut with a little help from 3D Touch. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 9, 2016
Now that you’ve ordered your iPhone 7 and picked out a case, it’s time to think about getting another accessory: Bluetooth headphones. With Apple choosing to remove the 3.5mm jack from its latest handset, wireless headphones make the perfect companion for your new gadget.
As for which model to get, Apple’s just-announced AirPods look pretty cool. But between their steep $160 price tag and unproven real-world performance, we think there are some better options out there. Here is a list of 7 great pairs of Bluetooth headphones for your new iPhone 7. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 9, 2016
The AirPods, Apple’s new $159 wireless earphones, are scheduled to go on sale in late October so we’ll need to be patient for a while before getting our hands on a pair of these and learn just how long it takes to charge both the earphones and Apple’s Lightning-based charging case from 0 to 100 percent.
Meanwhile, I stumbled upon a nice tidbit in BuzzFeed’s interview with Apple executives saying that it only takes a short 15-minute boost from the tiny charging case to give AirPods three hours of run time. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016
With the removal the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has answered many kinds of concerns with the all-new Apple wireless AirPods. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016
Apple’s wireless headphones, likely to be called “AirPods”, will take advantage of an in-house designed Bluetooth chip and be marketed as a high-end alternative to the Beats brand, which itself will be positioned in the mid-range market, according to a note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In his report to clients, a copy of which was obtained by MacRumors, Kuo writes that Apple’s custom-designed chip improves Bluetooth reliability, sound quality and battery performance for longer battery life versus an off-the-shelf chip. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016
You can use the Reminders app built into your iPhone or iPad to remind yourself to do things at certain times throughout the day, but it can also be used for location-based reminders. Among these, you can have the app remind you of things when you get in or out of your car. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can set your Reminders app to do this. Read More