Another year, another iPhone, now on its 6th generation, 9th and 10th if you're actually counting models. But how much has changed between these devices? EverythingApplePro does a quick comparison and shows not much, at least when you compare iPhone models to their immediate predecessors.
Back when Jason Holtman left Valve, got hired by Microsoft, left Microsoft and went to Oculus (in early June), one major project was in the works. That project has turned up now, and its headed up by Holtman: creating a Virtual Reality Marketplace. Oculus will start this project in the public with the Oculus Platform, ready for action soon on web browsers, apps for iOS, Android, and Windows, and on Virtual Reality devices.
It’s the first day the iPhone 6 has been out in the wild, and what do people do? They smash it! They call them "Drop Tests," aimed in some cases to freak out iPhone fans in line for the device, and in others to actually, truly test the device’s ability to withstand the ground. Disclaimer: Andy Samberg has not yet done a "happy birthday to the ground" to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. We’ll be waiting on that one.
Anki has a flood of good news today for fans of its DRIVE racing video game slash robot car racing. Along with a new extension car named Spektrix, the company is also announcing a new and lower pricing scheme for its products. On the mobile app side, iOS users will have two new racing modes to enjoy while those on Android will have a promise to hold on to.
Tags for things like luggage and various other items you want to track are a great idea, but not always well-rounded. Battery powered tags can be rendered useless should you not be close enough, with some relying entirely on a very tight proximity to your phone. Tintag takes many of those concerns away, offering up the first rechargeable bluetooth tag for consumers.
All this chatter about iOS 8, and it seems everyone is slow to upgrade! Via several sources who track which OS is in use on their network, we find that iOS 8 is not yet widely used, and is seeing a slower uptake than iOS 6 or iOS 7 before it.
Chitika, Mixpanel, Appsee, and Tapjoy are all networks who provide information about OS use based on their ad networks. Through charts they have provided, we see that iOS 8 is on a slow march to its eventual takeover. There could be a variety of reasons for this slow iOS 8 adoption rate, which we’ll unceremoniously jump right into!
When you first see the Yohann iPad stand, you might expect the device teeter-totter back and forth. What you’re seeing is a sort of optical illusion - an intelligent use of physics to create a stand for the iPad that’s quite straightforward. Yohann provides three different basic angles for both vertical and horizontal usage, able to be used in a variety of environments.
In an interview set to be published in full in Time Magazine on the 29th of this month, Bono and U2 have spoken up on the "punk rock" nature of their deal with Apple. He suggests that Apple’s relationship with U2 is like "the Medicis’ patronage of Michelangelo." The full interview also includes the rest of the band: The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
This morning you may have seen the instructions for Apple Wave, a feature you’ve likely never heard of before for iOS 8. That’s because it is not real. Like our favorite iOS 7 waterproofing hoax, this feature is the idea of a trickster hoping to get you to toss your iPhone in the microwave, thereby blowing it up.
iOS 8's addition of third-party keyboard support may answer one of the most common requests among iPhone owners, but not all keyboards are created equal. While the first add-on keyboards - such as SwiftKey and Fleksy - are already showing up in the App Store, they're all missing one key button: voice dictation.