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14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages were reminiscent of the Mac counterparts, giving the phone a PC-like feel.<p>Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.<p><b>Here's what iOS looks like</b> …

Apps

TestFlight now lets developers distribute iOS 9 apps to anyone

When Apple began letting developers seed beta apps for iOS 9, it was only for “internal” testing. TestFlight has now been updated to allow anyone to test iOS 9 apps.<p>This allows developers to provide any user with apps meant to run on iOS 9, which has yet to come out of public beta.<p>Developers can …

ObjectiveC2Swift will help you translate your tired Objective C code to Swift

Objective C’s time in the limelight is coming to an end. As Apple slowly phases its legacy iOS and OS X coding language out in favor of Swift, developers are transitioning as well. A new web-based tool, ObjectiveC2Swift, will help you port your legacy code to Swift.<p>It’s a simple translator, but a …

Google announces a Bluetooth beacon platform to compete with Apple’s iBeacons

Google today announced a new beacon technology called Eddystone along with APIs that together it hopes will make it easier for Android and iOS-powered devices and beacons in close proximity to communicate with one another. Unlike iBeacon, Apple’s take on the Bluetooth-based protocol, Eddystone is …

Apple iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: What's The Difference?

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

IPad Air

Mango Health’s Drug Prescription, Health Apps Eye The Ideal Spot On The Apple Watch

Stacked with execs from the mobile and social gaming industry, Mango Health has been taking the behavioral mechanics that make games addictive and applying them toward more intractable problems in the world of healthcare.<p>Two years ago, they launched a mobile app that helps patients with drug …

Digital Health

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Beacons Are The Most Important New Mobile Retail Technology — Here's How They Work

BI Intelligence's market forecast and FAQ on beacons have been among our most popular research reports this year.<p>We wanted to give our readers another window into the report's findings, and prepared this short 5-minute video.<p>Click on the image below to watch and learn what beacons are, how they …

eCommerce

More details on how iOS 8’s MAC address randomization feature works (and when it doesn’t)

A few days ago Apple published a new privacy page on its website that detailed the various measures it has put in place to protect Mac and iOS users’ personal data. One of those features, which is new in iOS 8, is the automatic randomization of MAC addresses when the device is searching for a Wi-Fi …

Stepping Down: Rethinking the Fitness Tracker

Wearable devices encourage 10,000 steps a day, but that's not a very dynamic understanding of health<p>The day after my hip surgery, I took a total of 48 steps from the couch, to the bathroom, and back.<p>Compare that to my 5,423,095 total lifetime steps on Fitbit over the last 628 days. That averages …

iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

It’s still pretty early days for beacon tech, but practical applications for the Bluetooth trigger hardware are set for big growth. Beacons can be embedded into all sorts of everyday objects linking them to smartphones and their users via a companion app.<p>Here at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt SF …

The only thing missing from Tile, the Bluetooth tracking gadget, is more users (review)

In 2013, a crowdfunded project known as the Tile became a smash hit, racking up over $2,500,000 in funding from nearly 50,000 backers. The secret to its success? Simple: The Tile promised to help users locate any object attached to the coin-sized Bluetooth-connected tag priced at $20.<p>I signed on as …

Want to build beacons into your business? Read this first

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Apple’s iBeacons have set off a rush of excitement in the retail and advertising industry with promises of being able to …

Live blog: Apple WWDC 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Twelve months of Apple(s aapl) rumors are coming to a close thanks to the company’s WWDC 2014 event. Well, at …

7 Things You Should Do Before Launching a Beacon Program

<i>Sam Gaddis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Mutual Mobile.</i><p>The buzz around beacons is substantial. Up to now it has been predominantly contained to retail, with brands salivating over the prospect of being able to reach their customers long before they make their way to the sales counter, but a …

16 Innovative iBeacon Applications

Indoor spaces often block out cell phone signals, but using Bluetooth Smart Beacons and iBeacon technology is one way to get around this issue. …

This Is What A Holographic iPhone Might Look Like

Lasers. Infrared sensors. Parabolic mirror assemblies. These are the technologies that could allow iPhones of the future to project holograms from 3-D screens, according to a new Apple patent application.<p>Now, whether or not Apple will actually make such a device, no one knows. It’s perfectly common …

Patents

An App To Share Civic Complaints Gains Popularity Where The Government Hasn’t Been Listening

In a country known for corruption issues, urban residents in Brazil are flocking to an app that lets them share what they care about directly with city officials.<p>Brazil is a country plagued by problems of rampant corruption, political and otherwise, but that doesn’t mean politicians completely …

Brazil

MyCheck Now Lets You Pay At Table, Split Bills And Tip Right From PayPal App

PayPal users will now have more options to pay with their phone when dining out. Thanks to a collaboration with Tel Aviv-headquartered checkout technology provider MyCheck, users will be able to pay for select restaurant bills and bar tabs, split their bill, tip their servers, redeem offers and …

PayPal Is Piloting A Wireless Smartwatch Payment System

From parking apps to Square, one of the key elements in the growth of the mobile industry is finding ways to make it easier for people to part with their money. Now PayPal is piloting a new program to enable wireless payments with smartwatches.<p>The pilot, which PayPal is trying out in its on-campus …

Paypal

Google Glass Could Assist Surgeons

The applications of Google Glass could soon stretch to surgical training following a successful trial by doctors in New York, though privacy issues …

San Francisco Giants (and most of MLB) adopt Apple's iBeacon for an enhanced ballpark experience

"It's kind of a no-brainer." That's what the San Francisco Giants' Chief Information Officer, Bill Schlough, said when asked why the team is implementing Apple's iBeacon technology this season.<p>For the uninitiated, iBeacon is a small Apple device that communicates with iPhones through Bluetooth to …

iPhone’s M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those technologies from …

Why Apple's 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

iOS is about to go beyond post-PC<p>In the wake of Tuesday's iPhone event, you've likely heard the news that iOS 7 and its core apps have been ported to 64-bit, and Apple's new iPhone 5s now has a 64-bit "A7" system-on-chip (SoC) inside. You might have also heard that it's just a marketing stunt; a …

Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.<p>The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not …