Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, several of the company's HomeKit partners are today announcing the availability of the first HomeKit-compatible products. HomeKit is Apple's home automation platform, first introduced at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference.
The first three companies to announce completed HomeKit-compatible products that will be available for purchase shortly are Lutron, iHome, and Elgato. Lutron is debuting its Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit with Smart Bridge, while iHome is announcing its iSP5 SmartPlug, and Elgato is launching its "Eve" connected home sensors. Ecobee and Insteon also announced new HomeKit-compatible products today.
Intel has chosen to join other companies who have embraced new USB-C technology. The company has announced that Thunderbolt 3 will be released with USB-C connections.
Apple includes seven short videos, each around 15 seconds long and set to a backing track, in a new section of its "Shot on iPhone 6" website that debuted in March. The World Gallery of films joins an existing section filled with photos taken by everyday iPhone 6 users.
Cool. I hope to see great panorama photos soon.
We've said before that if you spend your time at a Mac keyboard, then this is for you and you should get it. All we'd add now is the word "very."
Released with an initial set of compatible links/apps such as Twitter, Overcast, SoundCloud, Spotify, Kickstarter, and more, Opener allows you to avoid tapping buttons in web views to launch associated apps; Opener can automate the process by resolving links and launching them inside apps with an extension.
These mean that to be compromised, you will have to specifically download the installer from a malicious site, and then purposefully open it and then supply your administrative password when prompted. As such, there are several approaches for avoiding these requirements and keeping your system safe.
A fault in OS X may exist for some users, where external drives unexpectedly eject and cause the system to display a “Disk ejected improperly” warning message. This usually occurs when the system is idling, such as when it is asleep, but at times may happen in the middle of file transfers or when browsing the drive for various files. When this happens, the drive’s view will disappear and all activity from it will halt, interrupting the transfer process.
For those who are new to the Mac platform, zapping the PRAM is an age-old tradition that goes back to the classic Mac OS days.
Apple quietly made a number of changes to the way it features and organizes mobile applications in the iTunes App Store in May that are of particular interest to mobile game developers. Previously, developers relied on algorithmically generated sections highlighting new and trending titles as a way of having their games found, but now many of these lists are gone.
Now missing are lists like “New,” “What’s Hot,” and “All iPhone (Free & Paid),” for example. In their place, including for the first time ever in the Games’ subcategory pages, are editorially curated lists instead.
Your average scripter likely isn't writing a whole lot of proofs or going through the rigors of formal program verification, generally. Which is fine because your average scripter also isn't writing software for jet airliners or nuclear power plants or robotic surgeons. But somebody is—and the odds are pretty good that your life has been in their hands very recently. How do you know they're not a complete hack?
Well, you don't really. Which prompts the question: How is this sort of code tested?
So about 1 ½ years ago I decided to teach myself to code. Today I'm starting my first job in tech. Whoop!— Lucie (@Autofocus) June 1, 2015
Speaking of the imminent retail launch, Ahrendts told employees that “this is where the rubber hits the road, and now we need to make sure that we are above and beyond ready.” She added that Apple needs to “make sure that [it has] the best customer experience and that [this launch] is faster, smarter, and better than [Apple has] ever done before.” Because of the various Apple Watch models, Bean calls this a “different launch” in comparison to past products debuts.
Typo can no longer sell any keyboards for devices with a screen smaller than 7.9-inches as a result of a recent settlement with BlackBerry.
Apple will indeed reveal a new streaming music service next week, according to the Wall Street Journal, and said service will cost $10 per month and provide unlimited listening. The service will be similar to Spotify in features and function, but won’t offer a free, ad-supported on-demand tier across the catalogue, instead opting to leave that for iTunes Radio, which will gain human-hosted and programmed channels.
The Cupertino technology company has told network executives the planned unveiling will be postponed because Apple has yet to finalize the licensing deals. Industry executives predict Apple’s Web TV offering may not launch until later this year, or in 2016. Technology and money issues remain sticking points.
I've spend about five minutes wondering why one of the iPhone app I'm using simply cannot connect to the internet.
Five minutes later, I remembered I've turned off celluar data for this particular app.
Did the latest version of iOS removed that annoying dialog that helpfully let me know that I don't have celluar data turned on for the app everytime I use the app? Because, I don't recall seeing that dialog box.
Either that, or I have been so well-trained by Apple that I don't even recall seeing that dialog box anymore.
I don't really like a lot of the gestures on iOS.
On the Lock Screen, I often accidentally launch the camera when I just want to launch Control Center. Also, I often fail to go back to the previous screen by swiping from left to right. (This seems to work worse on some apps.) After a few tries, I usually just give up, shift my phone in my hand, and tap on the back button on the top-left corner. And the drag-to-refresh gesture just isn't satisfying, like how an headphone clicks satisfyingly into the headphone port on an iPod.
But drinking coffee shortly after waking up, as it turns out, is actually a bit counterproductive. Not only does it undermine the caffeine's effect, but it tends to lead people to build a tolerance for the drug, thereby diminishing its effect down the road.
That brief moment between accidentally hitting ⌘-Q and when the app actually closes, and you foolishly hope “maybe I didn’t actually hit Q.”— Nick Arnott (@noir) June 1, 2015
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