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Now that HealthKit is live on iOS 8, there’s been a ton of app updates that enable support for Apple’s new service. In fact, it seems like health apps are all the rage right now, and even Google is jumping into the game with its Google Fit API [ https://developers.google.com/fit/ ].
Long before HeathKit and this push toward centralized health and fitness data, there’s always been a number of fitness apps available in both the App Store and Google Play. What are... Read more →
That said, there's still something kind of satisfying and awesome about watching things happen in slow motion. Take for example, this... Read more →
For me it's definitely better TouchID support. 1Password and Day One have implemented this for unlocking each app. It makes getting into them much easier.
After that it's improved sharing. I no longer need some hokey way to save stuff to Instapaper or Pinboard. I... Read more →
As our phones get more and more powerful, we're getting... Read more →
I'm pretty excited about the iPhone 6 Plus and hope to score one tonight (er, tomorrow morning - September 12) when it goes on pre-order. If you're thinking about doing the same (or getting an iPhone 6), pre-orders will start on Apple Store's website, major mobile carriers and select Apple retail partners like ... Read more →
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:
Apple finally kicked up their iPhone to a 'phablet' size with the 6 Plus, which now clocks in with a 5.5-inch screen. The ole 6 comes in at 4.7-inches which is a step up from the previous 4-inch display.
The new phones also bring with them Apple Pay, Apple's answer to NFC based payment systems. This has been around in Android phones for at least 18 months now, but... Read more →
We're getting a lot of exciting phone announcements over the last week.
IFA gave us the following:
- Galaxy Note Edge
- Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha
- LG G3 Stylus
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- Moto X
- Moto G
The thing is, even with all this exciting new stuff I don't have any urge to upgrade. I bought my iPhone 5S on release day and a... Read more →
In light of the recent Apple iCloud news, I think it's a good time as any for us to re-evaluate how we're keeping our data safe in the cloud. I have a few measures in place including some two-factor methods and completely random passwords. Unfortunately no solution is full-proof but any methods can help.
With nearly every photo coming from iCloud, I'm beginning to second guess my reliance on auto-back up services. I know SpiderOak is supposed to be all... Read more →
Ever since I picked up a Harmony One I have been singing its praises. To me it's the perfect device for the living room with its sleek profile and convenient to reach buttons. This is why it pains me every time I go to use it and notice buttons not responding as well as they once did: it's on its last legs. Naturally, these aren't made anymore and the options from Logitech aren't great. The Hub is a... Read more →
Bill Gates may or may not have said this statement. And also, it wasn't about memory, but storage capacity. That won't stop Dave from making a similar statement about phones though!
64GB ought to be enough for anybody. Right?
As Apple's fall event approaches, there's no rumor about a new iPhone that tech news websites won't consider. Titanium oxide earbuds? Sure! Optical retina scanners? Why not? Solar powered kinetic pedometers? I don't even think that's a real thing... Read more →
We haven't done of these in a while, but what's everyone keeping in their bags?
Topo Design Daypack -- I moved away from shoulder bags because I found backpacks to just be way easier to carry around. I get less shoulder fatigue which is also a plus
As you may recall one of the newest additions to iOS 8 is a more open intent system, and this is something iOS fans have long been wanting. Currently there is tool called OvershareKit  that developers can take advantage of, but that's only for sharing. What the wonderful folks at AgileBits have done is create an extension to let developers use 1Password to auto-fill password fields. It's a huge feature I've been wanting out of 1Password and iOS for a while and... Read more →
Yesterday, this spinning wheel was going to town all day long on my phone. I'd force close apps and nothing would change. It's no wonder my battery life went from about 90% to 20% in 3 hours, while barely touching my phone! Finally, after rebooting my phone last night, it appears to have gone away.
That said, is there any way to see what apps are currently accessing data? (Similar to how we have a screen that tells us what apps are currently /...
Just a few hours ago, Jeff Bezos took the stage to announce Amazon's latest hardware venture: Fire Phone.
It mostly has spec parity with many of today's popular smartphones: large screen (4.7 inches), nice resolution (1280x720), fast processor (2.2GHz), and a seemingly good camera (13MP). However, Amazon is also introducing a few new tidbits: the screen features "Dynamic Perspective" which adjusts the... Read more →
How can I best identify just what in the hell is crushing my battery?