Apple's so-called iBeacons have only been out for a short while, but as MacRumors reports, some developers are already testing their potential for mobile gaming. In an interview with Re/code, Dave Bisceglia, CEO of The Tip Lab, outlines some of the ideas for how this the technology could work for location-based games.
Siri has improved considerably since her (or his) first appearance back in 2011, but what happens when she improves to the point of self-awareness? As Cult of Mac reports, that's the joke behind the latest short released by the Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse chain of indie theaters, which is directed at rude moviegoers thinking about sending texts while attending screenings of Spike Jonze’s film Her.
Few games can command so bold a spot in the history of games as Pac-Man, and if you've never played the legendary game in all the years since its release back in 1980, you'll be happy to know that you can pick it up for free this week on the App Store. No more buckets of quarters, no pricey iOS downloads. Now, you have no excuse.
The latest entry in our "cool stuff from CES 2014" file comes from 3D systems, which today announced an iPad version of its unique Sense 3D scanner. Appropriately enough, it's called the "iSense," and it can scan three-dimensional objects and then send the data to your iPad, thus eliminating the need for the large, bulky scanners usually required for such technology.
So it seems official--this year's CES in Las Vegas is all about showing us the different ways in which we can integrate iOS into our lives. The Crock-Pot mentioned yesterday was only the beginning. Now Haier is telling us about Made-for-iPhone air conditioners, and Macgasm is passing along news that there's a spiffy new case called the FLIR ONE that has thermal sensory capabilities.
So how's that iWatch coming along, anyway? MacRumors related a few facts it picked up today from The Information, which in turn reveals that Apple's long-awaited gem of wearable tech is mired under concerns about battery life, screen design, and the very process of building the device.
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.
Never let it be said that we at Mac|Life dislike iOS integration, but the latest news from CES in Las Vegas shows that some concepts are just getting weird. As The Verge reports, Belkin's latest "innovation" is to team up with Crock-Pot to introduce a slow cooker that work's with Belkin's home automation technology. It's said to mark only the beginning of a host of similar devices.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show may be heating up the Las Vegas desert this week, but a big chunk of the country is buried under subzero temperatures unfit for either men or mice. But that doesn't mean there aren't any shiny new gadgets or tech news to talk about... why, just keep reading on and get a heaping helping in our Tuesday recap!
One upon a time, just a few weeks ago to be precise, your only options for a quality, Made-for-iPhone gaming controller were the peripherals from Logitech and MOGA that clamped onto your device. But if you're used to gaming with a slightly more compact experience, today SteelSeries announced its Stratus controller for iOS 7, a wireless dual-stick controller that resembles the beloved gamepad for the Xbox.