As we draw ever closer to the release of Apple Watch, news continues to swirl around the long-awaited device, including reports on its associated operating system and how it will impact the Apple Store experience. In addition, the Steve Jobs movie has a release date, new details have emerged on the hotly anticipated Photos app, and Apple apparently has something in store involving automobiles. All that and more in this week's hottest Apple news!
Siri is great fun to use, but it becomes even better when you let it know who your family members are. All you have to do is make sure each member of your family has an entry in the Contacts app, and then tell Siri about your relationship to that person. In this tutorial we’ll show you how it's done.
CES is now behind us, but news associated with the show is still rolling in, such as how we'll need to own an Apple TV if we expect to use Siri to interact with HomeKit-compatible devices remotely. Elsewhere, we learn about some smuggling antics in China and Xiaomi's struggles with copycatting, as well as Apple's rankings on Flickr and new support for the Apple Watch in the iOS 8.2 beta.
Ford unveiled its Sync 3 technology for automobile entertainment late yesterday, and it revealed a substantial surprise. Microsoft's Embedded platform was nowhere to be found. Instead, Ford is now using BlackBerry's QNX technology for Sync, and that means that the service can now support Apple's CarPlay with hands-free Siri.
Ever wish you could have one or more devices around your home capable of answering questions whenever the whim strikes? Our Friday Morning Report has the details on Amazon's latest hardware endeavor, as well as what steps Apple may be taking to stomp out NAND flash storage issues with the iPhone 6, plus the release of Pixelmator for Mac 3.3. It only takes a click to find out more!
We're back after an extended Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., and with only a week away from Apple's next media event, there's plenty to get excited about. Unfortunately, things are looking grim for the rumored iWatch, which appears to be stuck in not-quite-final testing, but Elgato's got a batch of new HomeKit-friendly accessories on the way to tide us over once iOS 8 hits the streets. Click to read more!
Judging from today's Morning Report, the line between console and mobile gaming appears to be narrowing rapidly, as the latest saga in the Skylanders series will offer the same experience on both platforms. Meanwhile, a murder suspect in Florida tries to make Siri an accomplice, and Amazon eyes small business registers — read on to find out all the details!
The possibility of Siri coming to the iPhone is one of those subjects that's always been popular on the Apple rumor mill, but a new patent application suggests we may see it after all. Intriguingly, the features described in the application extend even further than the features currently offered for iOS. There's even a hint that future Apple desktop screens might feature screens support interaction via touch.
Apple’s CarPlay is on the way, but what if buying a new car or installing an aftermarket upgrade isn’t possible for you in the next few years? As alternatives go, perhaps the Mobile Home Siri Remote will suffice. It’s cheap, simple to set up, and gives some access to iOS in the car.