If you're still worried about how the Apple Watch will function once it's actually on your wrist but you want to be a day-one buyer, never fear: the development team who made the iOS app Pipes has made an online demo that shows how it works in practice. Elsewhere, adoption of iOS 8 continues to climb across all compatible devices, and the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is pushing up Apple's smartphone market share almost everywhere.
If you're left-handed and you were worried that you wouldn't be able to wear the fancy new Apple Watch, fear not. One of the benefits of its digital UI is that it's reportedly easy to change the orientation of it in Settings as needed, which should also come in handy if you ever need to sell the thing.
After the initial shock of the sweeping design changes that came with iOS 7, many iPhone and iPad users are still trying to adjust. But get this: more changes are on the way. As Cult of Mac reports with a comprehensive gallery of the changes in the third iOS 7 beta, eight new features will likely make significant modifications to the existing look of iOS 7.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
AirDrop is the Ad Hoc wireless transfer utility that can be found inside of the Finder on Mac machines running OS X Lion or higher. This allows you to transfer files over wireless mechanisms like Bluetooth and Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, but most older Macs don't support these methods of wireless transfer. Fortunately, you can make your Mac use any available network interface for transferring files via AirDrop, thus enabling AirDrop on any Mac running Lion or greater. Let's take a look at how it's done.
Occasionally, new tech can feel like a car without wheels. When Apple and Intel announced their new Thunderbolt input/output interface last year, the list of compatible devices was a bit slim. Obviously, the super-fast data transfer speeds are now showing up on new peripherals with each passing month, but what about that expensive Thunderbolt cable sold by Apple? As noted by Macworld, a few companies are finally stepping up with third-party alternatives. While there's not much of a price incentive, these cables at least offer slightly different features from Apple's lone offering.
If you're an Apple purist, you might want to consider skipping this post for fear of suffering permanent emotional scarring, as it seems that an intrepid member of the iOS Jailbreaking community has figured out a way to shoehorn Windows Phone 7's interface onto an iPod touch. The Horror. The Horror.