New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC

apple_tv Apple had Apple TV news at its most recent special event, but it wasn’t the new Apple TV hardware some expected. That refresh is coming in June at WWDC, however, according to Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, and alongside it we’ll finally see an App Store for the set-top box, as well as an official SDK, Siri support, increased onboard storage and HomeKit support for passing on… Read More

Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding

th_167ed1db3b9afea9f2f4df8da89e973a_socially-connected-twitter-sm1 Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones available to consumers today for $299 and a ship date ahead of the holidays. The headphone maker has also raised an additional $10 million to help bring its product to market. The smart part of the Muzik headphones revolves around four hot… Read More

Evernote Updates Its Penultimate App Following Criticism, Showing Tech Firms Do Listen

evernote Here’s a positive story about tech companies and their awareness of the outside world, just in case this week had you disillusioned. Evernote today issued a fix for its Penultimate digital handwriting app for the iPad that it hopes will end more than a week of frustration for its users. Read More

Slated iOS 8 Keyboard Translates Your Text Messages To Other Languages In Real Time

Slated iOS 8 Communicating with others can be difficult, especially if not everyone in the conversation speaks the same language. Computer-based translation is easing a lot of that pain, but in general it still means a lot of cutting and pasting has to happen, along with interpreting possibly imperfect translations. Slated, a new keyboard now available for iOS 8, aims to change that with real-time… Read More

Google Guarantees Inbox Invite By 5 PM PT If You Ask During Today’s ‘Happy Hour’

inbox-feature Google is expanding its Inbox invite program, having issued another collection of invites to existing members already today, with a new ‘Happy Hour’ taking place between 3 p.m. PT and 4 p.m. PT today. If users email them at asking for an invite during that window, they’ll get access guaranteed by 5 p.m. PT today.

Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm PT. Read More

Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow

inbox-feature Google’s Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google’s tried-and-true invite system. While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves, our first impressions might help you decided whether you want to even try chasing down an invite. First, this is a good-looking app that benefits from Google’s… Read More

The iPhone 6 Plus Gets A One-Handed Keyboard App, And It’s Glorious

one-handed-keyboard While I came around to the iPhone 6 Plus and its unique allure, as told in a post from a couple of days ago, Apple’s big smartphone still isn’t the easiest to use when typing one-handed. Specifically, it’s tricky to get to the requisite punctuation needed to properly express oneself. A new app, helpfully called “One Handed Keyboard,” eliminates this annoyance, with… Read More

Minuum’s iOS 8 Keyboard Lets You See A Lot More Screen As You Type

IMG_0037 Apple’s new relaxation of the ban on third-party keyboards means there’s now a plethora in the store, but a couple stand out. I wrote about Fleksy earlier, but Toronto startup Minuum has also launched an iOS 8 keyboard extension, and their approach is unique. The team’s goal was to engineer a usable, one-line keyboard, and that’s what they’ve delivered on iOS,… Read More