While you're waiting around for the iWatch, the fitness buffs among you might be interested in picking up the new Fitbit Force wristband. As AllThingsD reports, it includes all the features from last year's popular Fitbit Flex, while adding actual watch functionality, a larger screen, an altimeter for measuring how many stairs you've climbed, and a system for measuring how long you've really been exercising.
We here at Mac|Life know that Apple products are appealing because partly they hold up well and are intuitive to use, but much of the world knows them for just how darn good they look. To that end, as MacRumors reports, Jonathan Zufi has self-published a 326-page book celebrating Apple's design entitled Iconic: a Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation.
Following its notable acquisitions dealing with improving its much-maligned Maps app, Apple now has acquired Cue, an app that collects information from your e-mail, contacts, and calendars into one convenient package. AppleInsider broke a rumor of the acquisition earlier today, which was followed by independent confirmations from both Cnet and TechCrunch.
After months of waiting and mere speculation, a leaked image of what could be Logitech's long-awaited gamepad for the iPhone surfaced today on the @evleaks Twitter account. As TechCrunch reports, @evleaks has a good record when it comes to presenting leaks from companies like Samsung and Nokia, so there's a good chance that what we're seeing is legit.
iOS 7 is still suffering from a few bugs since going live, but it's likely that none have proven so annoying as the one that's affecting users of iMessage lately. In most cases, you'll type out an iMessage and click send, but it'll get stuck in the process with little indication that it failed aside from iOS 7's barely discernible status bar. Today, MacRumors released a tip that might help resolve the issue until Apple releases an official one.
Don't feel like you already have enough potential places to buy an iPad? Presumably just in time to start selling new models in October, Apple has now added Staples to the official list of authorized resellers for its tablet.
In a victory for the impatient (or merely bored), a 28-member committee from the Federal Aviation Administration has recommended that airline passengers should be allowed to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and similar electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
With the release of the two latest iPhone models, case makers have to be happy that not only can they continue to sell out their existing stock for another year, but they have something new to slightly tweak current designs to work with. And if you have an older-model 30-pin iPhone, accessory makers are starting to clear out their stock of merchandise, which is good news for you if you like sales. Plus, we still have a healthy selection of the best refurbs on the block, so dive right in.
As more and more people get a chance to tinker around with iOS 7 in the days following its release, even more surprises keep popping up that were never discovered during the long beta period. One of the most notable, as reported by 9to5Mac, is a new feature that allows Wi-Fi and cellular data streams to run run at the same time, presumably to assist with streaming media.
What's the adoption rate like for iOS 7? While we still have no concrete numbers from Apple, consider this: according to Business Insider, allegedly the demand is so high for the redesigned mobile OS that it's crashed the Wi-Fi servers at several colleges throughout the United States. Few universities have acknowledged iOS 7 as the culprit at this point, but the simultaneous outages not long after iOS 7's public release seems clear proof of the cause.