Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 8, is well on its way to being finalized and ready for the public. The company recently released beta 5 to developers and there is a possibility it will be the last one before the Gold Master, which is the last beta before it launches publicly.
This July, Apple published another milestone for its current mobile operating system. As of July 26, iOS 7 was running on 90 percent of all iOS devices (currently at 91 percent). A recent report from OpenSignal compares that to Google’s current mobile operating system, Android 4.4, which is only running on 20.9 percent of devices.
There are hundreds of Bluetooth enabled speakers on the market these days. They can be small enough to fit in your pocket, loud enough to compete with an in-house sound system, or versatile enough to take with you into the shower. To stand out in the market, developers really have to start getting creative with their products.
The OM/ONE is just such a speaker. Not only does it let you play music from your iOS device more than 30 feet away, but it levitates like the orb in Phantasm, only not so deadly.
Summertime is the best time of the year for star gazing, especially when you are camping. The night sky lights up with millions of stars when you are far out in the woods with no pollution, congestion, or interference from manmade light sources. My favorite stargazing app has always been Star Walk. It comes with so many amazing features that it is like a planetarium in your pocket.
The app’s creator, Vito Technology just launched a brand new version of their incredible astronomy app and, believe it or not, it has even more amazing features than its predecessor.
With a new movie in production and Disney at the helm, Star Wars is bigger than ever and now there is a new game in the App Store which will provide hours of fun as you choose sides in an epic battle between good and evil. Star Wars: Commander is similar in game play to Clash of Clans, but with the story telling you have come to expect from LucasArts and Disney.
Today, Namco Bandai added a brand new title to the PAC-MAN franchise. This completely new pellet-chomping game was made specifically for touch screen devices and allows players to use tilt controls to get the job done. Help PAC-MAN rescue his pals by maneuvering through nearly 100 stages of complex mazes.
PAC-MAN Friends is based on the “waka-waka-waka” arcade classic, but features a whole new set of rules. Players work their way across various mazes while avoiding the likes of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
Evidence is mounting that Apple is working on a reversible USB cable that can be plugged in either way to your computer or USB port. It is all but confirmed that the technology is going to exist at some point. The question is whether it will show up this fall when Apple launches a new line of iPad and iPhone devices.
Earlier this week, we heard the rumor that Apple might have a universally reversible Lightning cable ready for launch with the next-generation of iPhone and iPad. Sonny Dickson even showed off some fairly convincing pictures on his Twitter feed. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published another patent that goes into more detail about how Apple plans on executing their reversible USB cable.
The Green Electronic Council (GEC) recently announced that tablets and slates are now part of the Electronic Product Environmental Tool (EPEAT) registry. Based on new computer category specifications, these mobile devices are now considered eligible for Energy Star, which makes them eligible for EPEAT. Now that the new category exists, participating manufacturers can register their products and line up as supporters of the green energy standard.