Daily Archives: January 26, 2016

Tip: parents, disable explicit music and podcasts on your Apple TV

Among other enhancements, yesterday’s tvOS 9.1.1 software update for the fourth-generation Apple TV has brought out podcasts to your living room experience via Apple’s Podcasts app. If you have kids and everyone in your household is using the same Apple TV, it might be a good idea to prevent explicit content in Apple Music and […]

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Review: Aukey Optic Pro wide-angle camera lens attachment for iPhone [Video]

The Aukey Optic Pro is a wide-angle lens attachment that works with the iPhone. Thanks to its clip that can accommodate a wide variety of devices, it also works with many other tablet or phone form factors. The main benefit to using an attachment like the Optic Pro is that you can gain a wider […]

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Spotify’s iPhone app gaining video content from BBC, Maker Studios and ESPN next week

A Spotify-branded video-streaming service that should augment its music platform has been in the works since May 2015 and now the Swedish startup is poised to launch the new product, The Wall Street Journal said yesterday. An update to Spotify’s iPhone and iPad application with support for ad-free video content for all users in the United […]

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Aura for Mac brings Quick Replies to your Gmail conversations

Unlike most desktop notifiers that merely send you to Gmail’s mobile interface on the web, the most recent update to a cool Mac app called Aura actually implements Quick Reply functionality so you can reply to messages, or add a new message to any thread—right from its notification banner. This nifty little app can save you […]

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Apple granted a patent which could help get rid of iPhone’s embarrassing camera bulge

Apple has just been granted a very cool patent that promises to solve the protruding camera lens on the back of the iPhone 6/6s series. The invention basically calls for packing a spherical photosensor and lens array in a tiny package. The patent No. 9,244,253 for a “Small form factor high-resolution camera,” which was published […]

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VirnetX seeking to extract $532 million from Apple in patent infringement retrial

Patent holding firm VirnetX yesterday told a federal jury that Apple should be slapped with a $532 million fine over an alleged patent infringement pertaining to FaceTime, iMessage and VPN technologies used in its products, which is nearly 45 percent higher than an initial damages award vacated last year. According to Bloomberg, the notorious patent […]

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Barclays confirms Apple Pay rollout in late March

Barclays, a large British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, has confirmed that it will be rolling out support for Apple Pay sometime in late March. In an email dated January 12 and sent to customer Oli Foster-Burnell, a copy of which was shared on Twitter and obtained by Engadget, Barclays CEO of […]

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Apple Watch 2 said to enter mass production in second quarter

Following a TechCrunch report which alleged that we might not see a second-generation Apple Watch released in March, as previously rumored, Taiwan-based DigiTimes reported Tuesday that the device is scheduled to enter mass production in the second quarter of 2016. In addition, sources told the publication that Apple Watch 2 volumes will not be high as Apple’s […]

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Tip: use Siri to toggle system settings

Siri is the personal voice assistant pre-installed on your iOS device. Introduced in iOS 6, the voice assistant allows a wide variety of functions, conversions, information queries, and fun comments to be invoked with just your voice. But did you know Siri can also be used to toggle certain system settings on or off too? […]

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