Jawbone has released a new Up app for the iPhone. The new HealthKit-connected app tracks a user’s food intake and physical activity, and then delivers advice to the user based on the data.
Google’s popular crowd-based navigation app, Waze, has received an update. New features include the ability to automatically remember where you parked, the ability to add driving related info, such as if a location has a parking lot, and more.
If you’ve been waiting for a deal on a Pebble smartwatch, Best Buy currently has the best deal we’ve ever seen on a Pebble. The big-box electronics retailer is offering the Pebble for a mere $99.99 – down from $149.99.
You like taking your music with you, but some of the environments you work and play in can be tough on a normal Bluetooth speaker? Meet today’s MacTrast Deal, the RAW Beats Bluetooth Speaker.
Apple took a few jabs from the Internet this week over the “bendability” of the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though Consumer Reports finally weighed in by showing that the new “HUGE!” iPhone was just as durable as competitor’s handsets, that didn’t stop competitors – and even brewers and candy bar makers – from taking a jab or two.
The results from Consumer Reports’ “three-point flexural test” of the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, and other smartphones may finally put the overblown “bendgate” hullaballoo to rest. TL;DR version: Both new Apple handsets are stronger than has been reported.
Popular wisdom has deemed you might want to think twice before installing iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S. Many, MacTrast included, were concerned that the experience would be less than satisfying. However, a new video shows that if you’re happy with the performance of your 4S running iOS 7.1.2, you just might be happy with iOS 8.0.2 on your device.
Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch. Now that 10+ million people are rocking an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, we wanted to give you a wallpaper choice!
Fitness/Dietary app MyFitnessPal received an update today, adding support for Apple’s Health app and HealthKit on iOS 8. The updated app interfaces with Apple’s Health app to share three types of data: workout data, calorie intake, and weight information.
Conan O’Brien has joined in the fun surrounding the reports of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus becoming bent while in users pockets. The jab takes the form of a fake Samsung commercial.
The FUBAR’ed public launch of iOS 8.0.1 was supposed to enable the release of HealthKit connected apps in Apple’s App Store. Now that Apple has finally gotten it right with iOS 8.0.2, we’re seeing the first of the HealthKit-enabled apps beginning to show up.
Friday saw the rollout of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to 22 new countries. The devices debuted in the United States and nine other countries on September 19th.
In addition to releasing a statement in response to reports about the iPhone 6 Plus reportedly bending in users’ pockets, Apple also invited reporters from CNBC and The Verge to its testing facility for a demonstration of the machines used to test the durability of its handsets.
Consumer Reports Enters “Bendgate” Fray – To Devise “Authoritative Test” for iPhone 6 Plus Bending Issues
Consumer Reports is preparing to jump into the iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate” hullabaloo with both feet, as it has announced that it is in the process of designing “authoritative testing” to determine if Apple’s “bigger than bigger” handset is more susceptible to bending than comparable handsets.
Apple has finally commented on the iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate” issues concerning iPhone 6 Plus handsets allegedly bending while in users’ pockets, saying the new handsets both include steel/titanium inserts to reinforce stress locations and that they use the “strongest glass in the industry.”
Do you have a bent iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? It’s just possible that Apple MIGHT replace it for you. TNW spoke to an Apple support representative via chat to find out the details. When TNW asked the rep if…