Here’s How To Use Siri Commands On iOS Devices With HomeKit Accessories

apple-wwdc-20150252 The first HomeKit accessories launched earlier this month, just ahead of Apple’s WWDC event (at which Apple also announced new HomeKit features coming in iOS 9). Now, additions to Apple’s HomeKit support page tell users how to use Siri, the voice-powered assistant included on iOS devices, to control their HomeKit devices, including thermostats, smart outlets, lights and more.… Read More

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Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Running On An Apple Watch

Mac_OS_7_6_1 Nick Lee, a dedicated programmer with access to WatchOS 2.0, has ported Mac OS 7.5.5 to his wrist. That’s right: the OS you used in the 1990s to make your zine can look keel can now boot – albeit slowly – on your Apple Watch. He used Mini VMac, an “early Mac emulator,” and recompiled it for the Watch. Can the Watch actually run these sorts of programs well? Sure.… Read More

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DODOcase’s Apple Watch Accessories Have You Covered At Home And Away

DODOcase-charging-stand Of the companies betting on Apple Watch’s third-party ecosystem as a source of consumer interest, DODOcase might be one of the most aggressive out of the gate. The company has launched two Apple Watch charging accessories, both available for pre-order, including a stand for home use and a dual-charging device that’s ideal on the nightstand or as a travel companion. Both these… Read More

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Apple Watch Is About To Become A Perfect Podcast Machine

overcast-apple-watch The Apple Watch is set to become almost an entirely new device with the introduction of watchOS 2 this fall, but the changes set to arrive with the update seem like they’ll have extreme benefits for one group in particular: podcast aficionados, and podcasters themselves. How does watchOS 2 achieve this? Two ways: support for local, long-form audio playback, and support for audio… Read More

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Apple’s WWDC Keynote In 90 Seconds

apple-wwdc-20150133 Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more. Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. While it doesn’t come with a visual overhaul like last year’s Yosemite update,… Read More

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What To Expect From Apple’s WWDC 2015

wwdc2015  This year’s kick-off event at WWDC will likely have a developer focus, given the nature of the event, but there will plenty for everyone to pay attention to, especially if you’re a fan of iOS, OS X or the latest new Apple device: The Apple Watch.
Here’s a roundup of what’s likely to go down at WWDC this year, along with a few far-out wishes and some cold water for… Read More

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Apple’s ‘Shot On iPhone 6′ Campaign Expands With New User Films

iphone-6-plus-camera Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone” campaign is probably something you’re already familiar with, given the ubiquitous presence of billboards, print and transit ads created using iPhone 6 user photos. But what you haven’t seen that much of, until today’s expansion of the iPhone World Gallery, are examples of what users can capture with built-in iPhone 6 video camera… Read More

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Google’s Cardboard VR Now Works (Very Well) With iPhone

cardboard-iphone Google’s Cardboard VR app first appeared last year at I/O 2014, but the initial version was somewhat limited in terms of device support. A new version released this year works with devices with screen sizes ranging up to 6 inches, but the more exciting news for many might be that it now also works with iPhone. Read More

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