If you've ever used the app Knock to unlock your Mac with an iPhone, you've probably felt a little bit like living in the future. But the developer of that software has much grander designs in mind, with a forthcoming release eyeing the ability to automatically sign into everything you do on the Mac. No word on when such a feature might arrive, but the Knock folks are taking on beta testers to help out. And with that, here's a fresh round of updates before we enjoy a work-free 4th of July, and we'll see you back here on Monday, July 7!
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It’s a week of the new and the old all together in one fine batch of stories. Got a hobbyist enthusiasm for early code? Have we got some news for you. Wanna speculate on what comes next? Do we ever! And do you want to know what’s in your wallet? The answer may surprise you. That and a whole heaping helping more where that came from. Just mosey on up.
Knock, knock, who’s there? It’s your iPhone, unlocking your Mac! Knock is a clever solution pairing a paid iPhone app with free OS X host software, which allows owners of late-model Mac computers to log into their user accounts by simply "knocking" twice on the handset – even if it’s sitting locked and idle in your pocket. The iPhone and iPod touch app performs this trickery by communicating with the Mac in question using the latest low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.
iWork for Mac users had good reason to celebrate Wednesday as the usually secretive Apple unleashed a volley of information about which features it plans to bring back to the latest Pages, Numbers and Keynote versions with future updates. Could this be a sign of a kinder, gentler Apple? Time will tell, but don't expect to see it similarly sharing future plans for the next iPhone or iPad... that would just be crazy.