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November 8, 2018
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watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability

These ‘bug fix’ versioned Apple software betas keep delivering with all sorts of little additions. New in watchOS 5.1.2 is a Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie … more… The post watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability appeared … Continue reading

October 30, 2018
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Snapchat adds CallKit integration, bringing calls to the stock Phone app on iOS

Snapchat’s app for iOS has been updated today to make it much easier to make calls through the app. Today’s update adds CallKit integration, meaning Snapchat calling now integrates with the stock Phone app and interface on iOS. more… The … Continue reading

October 3, 2018
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Twitter for iOS adds new ‘data saver’ feature for easier control of data usage

Twitter for iOS has been updated today with a handful of new features and changes. The update brings the app to version 7.33 and includes new data management tools, group message controls, and more. The new Twitter data saver feature … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler … Continue reading

August 24, 2018
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JAMF Now adds custom .pkg deployment and in-house applications

JAMF is the maker of the Apple-focused mobile device management platform. They have two products: JAMF Now and JAMF Pro. I am actually a JAMF Pro customer, but JAMF Now is a really great platform as well. JAMF Now is … Continue reading

June 14, 2018
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Apple adds Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul & others to upcoming ‘Are You Sleeping?’ drama

Apple is continuing to expand the cast of its upcoming “Are You Sleeping?” drama. According to a new report from Variety, Apple has rounded out its case for the series, adding a handful of notable stars… more… 9to5Mac

March 12, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple adds specs for USB-C port on Made-for-iPhone accessories, Lightning to 3.5mm out cable

Apple adds specs for USB-C port on Made-for-iPhone accessories, Lightning to 3.5mm out cable

Accessory makers in Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program now have the ability to create new types of products as the company adds specs for a Lightning to 3.5mm output cable and USB-C ports. The new specs were detailed in Apple’s … Continue reading

March 8, 2018
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August adds free 24 hour cloud video storage to its smart home video doorbells

Perhaps fearing competition from Amazon’s acquisition of Ring last month, August today announced they are adding free cloud storage for customers of August Doorbell Cam and August Doorbell Cam Pro. With the new ‘Basic August Video Recording’ subscription, the doorbells … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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iHeartRadio adds support for podcasts to its CarPlay application

iHeartRadio is expanding its CarPlay application. The company announced today that it is adding support for podcasts to the app, alongside several new features that make the podcast experience as seamless as possible… more… 9to5Mac

October 31, 2017
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Instagram adds mid-feed preview tiles for Stories, tests new stop-motion camera feature

Over a year ago, Instagram rolled out its clone of Snapchat’s popular Stories feature and has since said that its version of Stories reaches over 250 million daily users. Now, Instagram is making a change to its iOS app that … Continue reading

October 21, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon. more… 9to5Mac

October 3, 2017
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Comments Off on Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor

Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor

Philips is retroactively adding HomeKit support and features to several existing Hue accessories through the latest software update. Hue tap, dimmer switch, and motion sensor all gain compatibility with Apple’s Home app and automation features when used with the second-gen … Continue reading

September 13, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

The new Apple TV 4K is getting faster network connectivity with the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port, but the company has also removed the USB-C port previously used for troubleshooting and screenshot capture. AppleInsider – Frontpage News