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By Jerry Doremus | Mobile Design, Development and News

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …

Watches

Disney is expanding its billion-dollar mobile technology to more parks

ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs said.

The $1 billion MyMagic+ …

Walt Disney Company

Twitter’s REST API adds support for video uploads

After introducing native video on for its mobile apps in January, Twitter has updated its REST API with support for video uploads.

With this new API access, developers can allow users of their Twitter apps to add a single 30-second video or GIF up to 15MB in size to their tweets.

The update also …

Upload

Google Search Console now shows you how well your in-app content is performing

Google’s Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) has been updated with new reports to show developers how their mobile app content is performing in search results.

The Search Analytics report lists top queries, top app pages and traffic by country for each indexed app. You can also use filters to …

Google

Apple Watch support is coming to IBM's enterprise apps

For the past year or so, Apple and IBM have collaborated on the MobileFirst for iOS project, a series of 22 enterprise-specific apps for iOS. These apps are designed to help service professionals better perform their duties but for some, constantly fishing out a phone or tablet to access those apps …

Apple Watch

Apple Store app gets 2-step verification, Touch ID security

Considering the mess it found itself in over the iCloud fiasco, Apple could not but help hunker down on its security measures. Aside from data …

Security

ZeroChroma Folio-Slide iPad Air 2 Case with Removable Bluetooth Keyboard

Integrated kickstand, removable Bluetooth keyboard plus robust design, ZeroChroma’s Folio-Slide iPad Air 2 case may be a must-have accessory if you …

Bluetooth

Incase Reform Collection Sling Bag Supports Your MacBook

The sling bag provides you a stylish and comfortable way to carry your MacBook and daily essentials. Like the feature? Let’s go on for Incase’s latest …

MacBook

PowerCliq iPhone 6 Battery Case with a Detachable Bluetooth Headset

With a detachable Bluetooth headset, the PowerCliq iPhone 6 battery case offers a handy handsfree way to answer your calls, and built-in backup battery …

iPhone

Google is reportedly building a new version of Android to power the Internet of Things

Google’s interest in software for low-spec devices might take it through the emerging market and straight to the Internet of Things.

According to The Information, Google is preparing to release an Android build capable of running on devices with as little as 32 megabytes of RAM, codenamed “Brillo”. …

Google

Google Adding Fingerprint Authentication To Next Version of Android

Scheduled to be announced next week, Android M will will include one-touch log-in for supported apps.

Google’s new mobile operating system, Android M, will include native fingerprint authentication, BuzzFeed News has learned. The new functionality will allow users to log in to all of the supported …

Google

Apple Watch update bug makes heart rate monitor less reliable for some

Numerous Apple Watch owners at MacRumors and Apple's own support forums are reporting that the device's heart rate sensor has been taking readings less consistently ever since Apple released a software update on Tuesday. By default, the smartwatch is supposed to take your heart rate every 10 minutes …

Apple Watch

Jawbone’s Up3 Hardware Drags Down Smart Software

We need to talk about the Jawbone Up3.

The $180 Up3, for those who haven’t been following trends in wearable technology, is the new flagship activity-tracker from consumer electronics company Jawbone. It’s also the pricier, feature-packed sibling of the Jawbone Up2 ($100), which replaces Jawbone’s …

Computer Hardware

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, “We Have A Lot Of Work Ahead Of Us”

Digital commerce company PayPal is moving to establish itself as “more than just a button” to a global payments platform as it readies a split from parent company eBay later this year.

“We’re coming into the market at a time when the financial services industry is going through some fundamental …

E-commerce

Uber's experimental cars are driving around Pittsburgh

It looks like Uber's robotics lab is now up and running -- the Pittsburgh Business Times has just spotted one of its test cars marked "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" driving around the city. If you recall, the ridesharing company teamed up with Carnegie Mellon scientists in 2014 reportedly to …

Uber

Messaging App Firm Line Is Testing A $2 Per Month Music Streaming Service

Line, the Japanese messaging app with 205 million active users, is continuing its push into entertainment services after it began testing a standalone $2 per month music streaming app.

Line Music is being trialled in Thailand, where Line has carried out a series of other pilots related to its shift …

Japan

It’s time! Pebble Time ships May 27

You might say all the timely puns that you want, but nothing will stop Pebble Time from shipping out in time. Or at least that's the idea. Pebble has …

Wearable Tech

Google, Samsung, and 16 others receive post-password certification

This morning, the plot to kill the password got a little stronger. 18 different companies received an official FIDO certification for 31 different products, ranging from physical devices to login services. They're the first products to be officially certified under the specification, opening the …

Google

You can now use Soundcloud on the Apple Watch

More of your favorite songs just became wearable. Soundcloud recently updated its iOS app to include Apple Watch compatibility, marking the seven …

SoundCloud

There's a new BBM for iOS feature that will actually make iMessage users jealous

True story: a little over a year ago, a friend of mine asked me to help him pick out an Android phone because he was tired of his iPhone. For a few …

iMessage

Google Glass Is Edging Toward A Reimagining—And A Relaunch

On January 19, Google Glass went off sale to consumers, the end of the first chapter in the story of a device that had sparked scorn and excitement in equal measure. "We're continuing to build for the future," promised Google, "and you'll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re …

Google

We're making the combination charger for Apple Watch and iPhone that we would want to buy. Night Stand is a combination charging stand for your Apple Watch

We’re making the combination charger for Apple Watch and iPhone that we would want to buy. Night Stand is a combination charging stand for your Apple …

Apple Watch

Sunrise Calendar now integrates Wunderlist tasks right into the daily view

Sunrise Calendar now offers full integration with Wunderlist, allowing you to see your to-do list tasks in the daily view – and to add new Wunderlists tasks from within the calendar app.

Any Wunderlist tasks due on a particular date are shown as All Day items in your calendar. When you mark them as …

Sunrise

Ultra-Cheap Chromebook Laptops Are Killing it This Year

The Google devices even managed to beat out the iPad in one category

Google’s line of Internet-dependent Chromebooks are increasingly growing out of their niche market. The laptops are expected to sell 7.3 million units this year, according to research firm Gartner. That’s a 27% increase over 2014. …

Google

This App Wants To Help Public Transit Compete With Uber

Imagine: public buses on demand.

For those that have the cash, it keeps getting easier and more compelling to avoid public transit. Private buses like Bridj and Leap Transit crunch data to give people the fastest commute possible. UberPool and Lyft Line find riders going in the same direction to …

Transportation

Apple’s Mobile Hotspot Patent Application Could Connect Apple Watch Anywhere

Apple has a new patent application for a mobile hotspot (via AppleInsider), which might surprise people since it hardly seems like the type of accessory the iPhone maker would go out of its way to create. It becomes interesting, however, when you think about how a dedicated mobile hotspot might …

Patents

How accurate is the Apple Watch's step counter and distance tracking?

CNET's Dan Graziano tested the step and distance accuracy of the Apple Watch. See how it stacks up against the competition.

There's no doubt that the …

Apple Watch

Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

Mozilla’s Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, as the organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its App Store debut. A recent survey sent to potential testers is asking for details about which devices they own, and instructs them that the …

Firefox

Google Maps gets even more detailed traffic features

Google has updated Maps with more specific traffic alerts just in time to help you dodge Memorial Day traffic nightmares. The app can already route you around closures and other problems using crowdsourced traffic data, but now it'll give you an explanation for why a detour is recommended with a …

Google