Since Apple's HomeKit home automation framework was announced with fanfare at WWDC 2014 in June, we haven't heard a whole heck of a lot about products that are designed to work in its ecosystem. Today, smart energy technology design firm Velvetwire...
Unveiled at the opening of the Apple 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, iOS 8 is launched in parallel with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The big story is that iOS8 makes the development way more accessible … Continue reading ?
Like a person with a new gym membership, Apple’s been on a health kick all year. First we had the announcement of HealthKit at WWDC, then a fitness-oriented iPhone 5s ad in June, followed by Apple’s entry into the fitness-tracking market … Read more ›
Back at WWDC in June, Apple told the world that a new iOS 8 feature would stop marketers from spying on users through Wi-Fi. The feature is available now—but it turns out, it only works if you turn off your GPS and disable your cellular connection. Which isn't quite as comprehensive as we may have thought. Read more...
After first showing off the latest Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 and launching the professional-class desktop computer last December, Apple’s certified refurbished online store is now carrying discounted models for the first time. The 2013 Mac Pro, which is the only Mac computer manufactured in the United States, ordinarily starts at $2,999 for the base model […]
The Bing Search app has been updated to include the translation feature first demoed at WWDC, as part of the initial unveiling of iOS 8 extensions. Very simply, downloading the update adds a Bing Translate action to your Activities list in Safari. Enable the action and then visit a website in a foreign language. Pressing the Translate action […]
The launch of iOS 8 brought with it the launch of iCloud Drive, and... a whole lot of confusion. Apple stated during the WWDC keynote that while iCloud Drive was coming to both the Mac and iOS, there would not be a standalone iCloud Drive app. Show More Summary
During this year’s WWDC, Apple made several announcements related to iOS, OS X and the App Store that targeted both regular device users and app developers. One of the new Apple Store features introduced at the event was something called...Show More Summary
When CEO Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives unveils iOS 8’s great new features on stage during their WWDC 2014 keynote presentation back in June, the most dramatic audience response might have come when the crew unveiled iOS 8’s new Continuity features. Show More Summary
Epic Games has released its Epic Zen Garden demo for iOS 8 users, a few months after the game developer showed off the Unreal Engine 4-based graphics demonstration at WWDC 2014 in June. The free demo is set in a Japanese zen garden which has a number of interactive elements but isn't really a game. Show More Summary
First shown at WWDC, to demonstrate Metal (Apple’s new graphics API), Epic Zen Garden is now available in the App Store to download to try out on your newly-updated iOS 8 device. Although this is more tech demo than fully-fledged game, you can still get some enjoyment out of raking the sand or playing with the […]
Ever since Anki Drive -- a toy car racing system powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning -- made a big splash at Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote, it's been iOS-only. That ends next month, however, as Anki Drive is finally coming to Android...
Back at this year’s WWDC, Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney got up and demoed Epic Zen Garden, an impressive upcoming iOS 8 game which used Apple’s new Metal technology to great effect. Leap forward a few months, and the free game has finally … Read more ›
Following the announcement of Metal at WWDC, we've sort of been daydreaming about the amazing console-style games we'd see on the App Store with developers in iOS 8 soon being able to access the raw power of iOS devices. It didn't help that Apple straight up boasted about console engines being able to run on
At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple unveiled Metal, an API designed to improve game performance on iOS. Epic Games took the stage during the event to show off Epic Zen Garden, a game built using the Unreal 4 EngineShow More Summary
Note: At the time of this post Apple has acknowledged issues with HealthKit have delayed numerous third-party health apps. One of the big announcements out of WWDC 2014 was the iOS 8 Health app and the entire HealthKit framework. The framework is...
Roll the clocks back to WWDC, and we were all stoked to hear about Apple's new feature called "Metal." In a supreme nutshell, what this is is the new ability for iOS developers to get much more direct access to the hardware of your phone, thus allowing for much better performance in games. Gameloft's Asphalt
iOS 8 is about to be unleash on the world today after debuting earlier this summer at WWDC. Tim Cook is calling it the biggest iOS update ever and for good reason, as the new OS has been packed with … Read more ›
With Apple now accepting iOS 8 apps in the App Store, more third-party developers are starting to show off their use of Extensibility and Touch ID integration. Day One, an app that won a coveted Apple Design Award at WWDC … Read mor...
On a page for iOS 8's Continuity offering, Apple updated the section about SMS/MMS messaging to state that the feature won't arrive when the new OS does on the 17th. Back at WWDC, the folks in Cupertino touted the new tool that would allow users to...