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WWDC14: New Keyboard Features Include Third-Party Keyboards

Apple made two significant announcements related to the iOS keyboard today. One is predictive capability, called QuickType. Depending on context, iOS is now smart enough to predict words as you type.<p>In addition, iOS will now work with third-party keyboards. This has been one of the most-requested …

WWDC14: New Features for Siri

Siri will have a couple great new features in iOS 8. One is hands-free operation, such that you can simply say "Hey Siri" and Siri will respond. This, of course, will be especially useful if you're in your car.<p>Another feature is integration with Shazam, the music recognition service. When some …

WWDC14: Smarter Homes Thanks to HomeKit

As expected, Apple introduced HomeKit, a platform to standardize new and existing home automation systems. They didn't announce any new hardware, but that's probably for the best. Rather than stifle competition, HomeKit can help encourage competing vendors like Lowes, Schlage, Google's Nest and …

WWDC 2014 - 7 HUGE iOS 8 Advancements for App Developers

When Tim Cook opened up by saying that iOS 8 accompanies the biggest release of the Apple SDK since the launch of the App Store, I thought it might just be hyperbole. It wasn't. There are tremendous changes in store for iOS app developers that will drastically change the way you create apps. I'll …

A Few of Our Favorite Things from Apple’s WWDC Keynote

Today during the keynote at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple announced some exciting new products and upgrades. Much of what we predicted was right on, while a few things barely got a mention or were left out altogether. Here’s a rundown of …

iOS 8 Brings Many New Features to Messages App

Apple's Messages app will be getting many great new features in iOS 8, and it's likely the app that will see the most significant changes. One of the most requested features for Messages had been the ability to respond to alerts of incoming text messages from the lock screen or from within other …

Rumors: iWatch to Arrive in October, Will Have Curved LED Display

The blogosphere was buzzing with rumors about the so-called iWatch on Friday, with a news report on <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i> saying Apple was planning to come out with a wearable device and a report on <i>Re/Code</i> saying Apple's tentative launch date for the device will be October. In addition, the <i>Nikkei</i> …

What's Next After WWDC

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has come and gone. While there were plenty of surprises, like a whole new programming language called Swift, new hardware was conspicuously absent. Indeed Apple's hardware chief, Phil Schiller didn't even take the stage at the WWDC Keynote. However, Eddy Cue …

How iOS 8 Paves the Way for an iWatch

An interesting article on <i>9To5Mac</i> outlines how many of the new features in iOS 8 are well suited to the small display of an iWatch or other wearable device that Apple is expected to announce in October. The article says that the small app-associated widgets that developers will be able to create for …

Wearable Tech

Photos of iPhone 6 Mockups Posted; NY Times Says iWatch Slated for 4th Quarter

Case manufacturers use mockups in order to make cases and have them ready when new iPhones become available. Those mockups are dummy iPhones based on the specs of the actual device. Which means they can give a sense for what the new iPhones will look like. According to <i>AppleInsider</i>, over the …

Analysts Predict iWatch to Outsell iPad in First Year

Stock analysts that cover Apple predict that the rumored iWatch—which is expected to be announced in October—will be a runaway hit and even sell more units in its first year of production than the iPad sold in its first year. That would make it Apple’s most successful product ever.<p>Morgan Stanley …

Adobe Releases Ink & Slide for iPad

Adobe made the jump into hardware on Wednesday, and for iPad users that means a few more tools to hone your design skills. The <b>Adobe Ink & Slide ($199.99)</b> work in tandem as a stylus and ruler for creating digital works of art.<p>Adobe has been hinting at the stylus and ruler concepts for a little over …

Watching for an iWatch

All signs point to an Apple iWatch being released around October. Apple's boosting their Sapphire manufacturing, which could make iPhone screens more durable, but more importantly, it could make an iWatch that handles the bumps and grinds common to watches. Indeed Sapphire is commonly used already …

The Lynktec Apex & Nomad Mini 2

When a company creates an input accessory for a device that isn't designed for one, they need to decide what the accessory is going to do that the device's normal input method doesn't. The iPad was designed to use a finger as an input device, and although it supports multi-touch, the iPad's sensors …

Adventure-Proof Your iPhone with Catalyst's New Touch ID Compatible, Waterproof Case

I've consistently been impressed with Catalyst iPhone cases, ever since their first iteration of waterproof protective cases for the iPhone 4. Each version of the Catalyst protective case has gotten better, with marked improvements over the previous model. The Catalyst + Survivor case saw the …

Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

The Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is very similar in style to the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. It's not exactly a knockoff, but it's close: black plastic keys and tray, metal back, and magnetic attachments. The Anker keyboard one ups the Logitech keyboard with a pop-up …

Stand Tall: 5 Tips for Purchasing an iPhone Case for Video Viewing

“Can I watch a video?” my three-year-old son asks.<p>Ever since my mom turned him on to YouTube cartoons on her smartphone, this has become a frequent request, albeit one my wife and I decline more times than not. We aren’t opposed to watching television, but we view it as more of a special event than …

Big Touch ID Improvements Coming this Fall?

Apple's Touch ID may be getting more than just software enhancements this fall. The fingerprint sensor system is slated to expand beyond unlocking the iPhone 5s and making purchases in the App Store and iTunes. Apple announced at their WWDC event that Touch ID would be accessible to app developers …

Samsung design: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It’s not easy to claim the top spot in the worldwide smartphone market. You can’t do it without offering consumers something compelling and that starts with great design. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 89 million units in the first three months of this year, for a commanding 31.2% …

Apple v. Samsung 2014 infringed devices scorecard

The jury has returned its verdict in this year's big Apple v. Samsung case. Check out what devices were found to violate which patents.<p>After nearly a month of testimony, rebuttals, and cross-examinations, a verdict has been reached in the latest patent dispute between tech giants Apple and Samsung. …

Apple wins $120 million from Samsung in lawsuit

Print<p>Apple Inc., after seeking $2 billion in damages, won only $120 million from Samsung Electronics Co. in a jury trial over smartphone …

Test-driving Acompli: Could an email app be reason enough to go back to the iPhone?

Is a particular email experience reason enough to switch smartphones, or even platforms? For me, the answer was yes. I recently retired my iPhone 4s and began using the native Android Gmail app on an HTC One. Why? Here are just two reasons: I can archive or respond to emails from the lock screen …

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How Clean Eating Saved Our Grocery Budget

Shares 1K<p>What the heck is Clean Eating??<p>While there is no technical definition of clean eating or eating clean, it typically means a diet rich in …

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Clean Eating Super Berry Smoothie Recipe

Clean Eating Super Berry Smoothie<p>Prep Time<p>10 mins<p>Total Time<p>10 mins<p>Start your morning off right with a delicious smoothie packed with good-for-you …