Apple has officially joined the smart watch race with its announcement of Apple Watch, the company’s “most personal device ever.” When paired to an iPhone 5+, or the newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, users will have access to the major features of their smartphone, but in an experience specifically designed for such a small device’s screen.
At an event today in Cupertino, California, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, with the company calling the devices “the biggest advancements in iPhone history.” The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, respectively, and feature advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, the Apple-designed A8 chip, improved wireless technologies, increased battery life, and Apple Pay, a new way to use one’s phone for making payments in-stores and online.
Relationship-building app Refresh has been redesigned on iOS, giving users more tools for creating better relationships based on common interests and important moments in the lives of the people they meet. The app aggregates a user’s internet footprint, with data or “insights” from a variety of sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare and AngelList, among others.
This update includes insights from new sources, including SlideShare, Quora, Yelp, Flickr and more. When all of this data combines, Refresh gives users a look at the lives of their business or personal contacts, giving them talking points for future meetings with those individuals. This may include names of family members, photos of recent vacations, information about hobbies and more.
BrilliSoft has announced the release of its photo sharing app Pkshr on iPhone. Like Instagram, the app allows users to take photos and share them with friends and strangers on the platform, but Pkshr focuses heavily on the locations these photos were taken, and on the ability to instantly download other users’ photos for later viewing.
Having extra juice for your iPhone doesn’t have to look or feel bulky with this portable battery and charger from this Kickstarter project, Cabin: it’s slim and minimal. You’ll love it if you love the design of the iPhone, but you’ll also be able to appreciate the simple magnetic connection similar to the Magsafe plugs found on other Mac devices.
After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.
An iPhone robbery turned deadly when a girl died after sustaining injures trying to save her phone. The teenager, Rubi Rubio, was only 15. She was walking with her 7-year-old sister when a stranger approached the girls and asked for the time. He then took the phone away from Rubio by force. (more…)
Valdimir Putin is getting the same distinction as Steve Jobs, Muhammad Ali, and Leonardo da Vinci from Caviar, an Italian luxury brand that recently designed a special gold-plated iPhone in honor of the Russian president.
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