Haptic

Harp brings haptic feedback to your music controls

The haptic feedback trend continues with the release of a new free jailbreak tweak called Harp by iOS developer candoizo.

This tweak generates a soft ‘buzz’ in your hand whenever you interact with your iPhone’s music controls from your Now Playing interfaces in Control Center or on the Lock screen.

HapticScroll gives you haptic feedback when you scroll beyond iOS’ scrolling limits

Some of the more visually appealing parts of iOS that I have always liked are those fluid bouncy animations you get when you over-scroll and end up hitting the bottom of a pane. This is particularly noticeable in apps like Safari or Settings, where scrolling too far gives you the bounce effect.

Because haptic feedback jailbreak tweaks are so popular as of late, iOS developer Hrvoje Kostic made yet another addition to the family called HapticScroll, which gives you a little bit of a buzz whenever you happen to over-scroll and hit that bouncy boundary in an app.

Fantastical gains iOS 10 rich notifications, iMessage stickers, iPhone 7 haptics & more

Developer Flexibits today issued a major new update to its popular calendar and reminders app, Fantastical 2.8 for iPhone and iPad. Beginning with this version, the app no longer works on older iOS editions and now requires iOS 10 or later, developers have said Wednesday.

On iPhone 7/Plus, Fantastical now supports enhanced haptic feedback. They’ve also added a convenient sticker pack for iMessage that you can enable or disable manually in the Messages app.

djay Pro for iPhone is out: 4-deck mixing, waveform haptics, 3D Touch cue points & more

German developer Algoriddim today completed its lineup of apps for DJs by releasing djay Pro for iPhone following the launch of djay Pro for iPad a year ago and djay Pro for Mac two years ago.

The app puts the complete djay experience in the palm of your hand and provides some iPhone 7-specific features, like unique haptic feedback that lets you literally feel the beats while scratching and scrubbing the music, support for 3D Touch so you can quickly set a cue point by pressing and more.

djay Pro for iPhone is available on the App Store at the introductory sale price of $4.99.

Deliveries gains full iOS 10/watchOS 3 support & many new features in latest update

Deliveries, my favorite package tracker for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch, received a major update on the App Store this morning. Bumped to version 8.0, Deliveries is now fully compatible with iOS 10 and watchOS 3 and supports many new iOS 10 features, from rich notifications and haptic feedback to a reworked widget, deeper 3D Touch support, faster background updating for the Deliveries widget and its Apple Watch app, improved suggestions when you add a delivery, an iMessage sticker pack and more.

Camera+ update brings RAW shooting and editing, support for iPhone 7 Plus dual camera & more

Taptaptap’s Camera+, one of my favorite camera/image-editing apps, has received a major update on the App Store today. Bumping version number to 9.0, the new Camera+ enables both RAW shooting and editing on compatible iOS 10 devices. Moreover, the app brings out extensive support for the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual-lens camera and wide color photography while implementing rich haptics on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Camera+ is available for $2.99 from the App Store.

With the Touch Bar, Apple gives us a glimpse into a future keyboardless MacBook

Apple have a proven track record of ardently pursuing their vision, no matter the cost. The latest MacBook Pro serves as another reminder that the company is wholly unimpressionable by outside opinions, keeping up the dream of more simplistic products with every iteration, all the while taking away your beloved USB ports or SD card slots.

The ends might be justifiable, but the means can regardless lead to frustration with the most patient customers and complete alienation of the more short-fused ones. This cycle repeats every other year, when Apple decides to roll out hardware that is often just a little ahead of the curve.

Much has been made of the MacBook Pro’s latest changing of guard in the USB department. For now, the story goes, Apple has simply done their homework and found USB-C to be the technology fit for the immediate future. But the days of all ports are numbered if rumours are to be believed, as Apple generally contends that less is more and wireless the ultimate endgame. It does not take a giant leap to draw that conclusion and granted its validity, focus on the port situation has drowned out another discussion we clearly need to have at this point: Apple plans to get rid of the physical keyboard, and with the launch of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro the process is well under way.