2/22/17

Apple has just patented an Apple Watch battery band


Here’s further evidence that Apple wants to develop “smart bands” for Apple Watch. According to a recently published patent, Apple has developed a way for Apple Watch bands to incorporate a wearable battery that could charge the device on the go. These batteries could be partially embedded within a

Feature Request: Apple should roll its own VPN into iOS like Google and aim for better App Store moderation


When Apple released iOS 10 last September, they pushed in a small change when connecting to wireless networks. Tucked away under the Wi-Fi settings, iOS now warns users when connecting to insecure networks that it exposes a user’s network traffic. The easy answer to this is to simply not conne

2/21/17

How to Check for Open Usernames on Dozens of Social Media Sites at Once


If you want to create a new presence across social media sites, this tool will help you find a username that you can use on all of them!

LG fixing Wi-Fi interference problems with UltraFine 5K Display, new units will be unaffected


Earlier in the week, we reported that the LG UltraFine 5K Display can be effectively unusable if placed near a Wi-Fi router with some kind of radio interference causing the monitor to regularly black out and hang the connected MacBook Pro. LG has now said that it has identified the hardware problem

Irish government recalculation of Apple's EU tax bill close to $14 billion estimate


The 13 billion euros ($14 billion) Apple is requested to pay Ireland as part a European Commission ruling over tax is likely to be an accurate figure, with the Irish finance minister advising the amount calculated by government officials is in a similar ballpark to the Commission's number.

Apple Supplier Wistron to Manufacture iPhones in India


Apple has agreed to a deal with the government of Indian state Karnataka to begin manufacturing iPhones in Bangalore, reports The Times of India. The Karnataka government announced that it had approved Apple's proposal to "commence initial manufacturing operations" in a press release. Apple's d

2/20/17

Facebook Now Helps You Make Friends With Strangers


Facebook is rolling out a new feature called Discover People. This is designed to help you make new friends, providing a way of breaking the ice with complete strangers. Unfortunately, to make this happen Facebook needs to know where you live, where you work, and what you do at weekends. Discover Pe

How to Use Apple's CloudKit for Push Notifications


IntroductionApple introduced their CloudKit framework alongside iOS 8 in 2014. While its main purpose was to act as an online database for iOS applications, CloudKit also offers many other features, including push notifications. In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to use the CloudKit framewo

Wi-Fi Router Issue Fix Coming For LG's UltraFine 27-inch 5K Display


A recurring issue with the LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K display that causes glitches whenever the monitor is placed close to a router will be fixed, LG has announced. Recently, reports began circulating online that LG's 5K monitor – created in partnership with Apple – suffers from flickering and freez

Snapchat Spectacles Now Available to Purchase Online for $130


After debuting exclusively inside special pop-up vending machines last year, Snapchat has today begun selling its video-recording Spectacles online...