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iOS 8
Ars Technica has published a thorough review of Apple latest iOS operating system – iOS 8. The review highlights that for the first time, Apple has given third-party developers a lot of control over the system while keeping the operating system familiar to users.Read More
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In a massive update, Instapaper – a  popular iOS reading app, will make use of the new extension functionality in iOS 8. This means users can now save to Instapaper from any application on their iPhone or iPad that support the iOS system share sheet. Additionally, the app has a widget in the today’s view pane showing you the article you saved that today. MacStories’ Federico Viticci has a great review of the app here. Starting today, Instapaper app is free to download while upgrading to Instapaper Premium will cost $2.99/monthRead More
iPhone 6 and 6 plus
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews have hit the web and from all accounts, they are the biggest and best iPhones Apple has ever made, thus making them the best smartphone on the planet. Here are several reviews: iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone (TechCrunch):   iPhones 6 and 6 Plus are a very big deal (USA Today):   iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner (Re/code):   iPhone 6 Review: Apple’s Cure for Android Envy (WSJ):   iPhone 6 review: Giving the people what they want (TheRead More
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ReadWrite first reported that Pay Pal has published full-page advertisements in the New York Times, the New York Times, USA Today, and San Francisco Chronicle suggesting that potential Pay users will be wise to avoid the service if they want their money to be safer than their selfies. The Ad is pretty ironic given that Pay Pal has already pointed out that Braintree, a subsidiary, can process Apple Pay payments. More importantly, it shows a company that is scared of the impact Pay is going to have on its’ business. And withRead More
HealthKit
Reuters is reporting that Apple’s HealthKit is being used by Stanford University Hospital and Duke University in two important clinical trials. The hospitals are reportedly preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple’s HealthKit. According to the report, Stanford University Hospital doctors are working with Apple to track blood sugar levels for children with diabetes, while Duke University is developing a pilot to track blood pressure, weight and other measurements for patients with cancer or heart disease. HealthKit aims to centralize medical information from various health apps withRead More
Apple watch
Former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée claims that the “ Watch isn’t just another iDevice, a “wearables” accessory to the Apple ecosystem. It’s a bold attempt to create a new kind of wrist-worn personal computer that looks like a smartwatch.” Like many, Jean-Louis Gassée thought that the Watch will be an iPhone accessory with limited power that couldn’t possibly run its own apps. He was wrong. Jean-Louis Gassée: I also believe that Apple will do the same with their rumored full-fledge Apple TV. While the Watch will be crowned the smallest personal computerRead More
Tim Cook
Very interesting interview from Tim Cook. Includes wide ranging topics such as Apple TV, Steve Jobs, iPhone 6 and Watch.Read More
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According to a new report from Reuters, the next generation Watch, likely to be released sometime in 2016 will have richer health features and additional sensors. “Two people familiar with Apple’s plans told Reuters the company is planning to unveil richer health features and additional sensors in later versions, the first iteration not hitting the market until early 2015,” the report said. This new rumor may appear absurd given that the first generation Watch has not been released to public. However, there were high hopes that the Watch will come with groundbreakingRead More
Apple watch
In an insightful piece for CannyVision, Sisir Koppaka posits that Apple latest creation –  Watch is really about tracking user emotions and ushers in age of truly mainstream affective computing. Koppaka suggests “Apple will now know your emotional reaction to every social media interaction, conversation (phone calls or text), news, games, and even ads – because they’re tracking your heartbeat.” Sisir Koppaka: Read moreRead More
Apple Pay
Writing for The Verge, Dieter Bohn proclaimed that the most revolutionary product introduced by Apple at yesterday’s event was their Apple Pay mobile system. “Most people that have worked on [mobile payments],” Cook told the audience, “have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered around their self-interest instead of focusing on the user experience.” Bohn concurs with Tim Cook’s view but feels the situation is actually worse than that. Dieter Bohn: According to Bohn, Apple was able to overcome this issue with their new token system: “WeRead More