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Before the Apple Watch launched there was much speculation as to how much of a distraction it would be when driving, and also how using an Apple Watch behind the wheel would be viewed by the authorities in those countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom where using mobile devices when driving is banned.
Well now we have the answer, with Phone Arena reporting that a driving in Quebec, Canada, has been fined $120 with four points on his license for using his Apple Watch when driving.
Jeffrey Macesin (pictured) told CTV News that when he was stopped by the Quebec police he was using the Apple Watch to scroll through songs, with his iPhone safely (or so he thought) stowed away in his bag. The police officers found him in breach of section 439.1 of the Quebec Highway Safety Code,...
Sometimes when Apple buys a company (like Beats Audio) it's a high profile acquisition covered heavily by all of the mainstream media. Of course, sometimes they will purchase smaller companies to improve their talent pool and gobble up new technological ideas. We have a prime example of the later to share with you guys today.
The above video is just one of three from a company called Metaio. Apple just purchased this company because of their extensive work in the field of Augmented Reality. Metaio shared three total videos (all shown in the thread below) showcasing their work in this field, and we can see why Apple decided to acquire them. Their concept is impressive!
Yesterday, during its annual I/O conference, Google has unveiled its new Photos cloud storage service which puts to danger its competition. Available for iOS, Android and through a web app, as well, the new service lets users upload as many images and videos as they want, totally for free. So, this means that you get free unlimited storage, which is quite a feat!
The single restriction is that Google Photos will only allow images up to 16 megapixels to be stored at full resolution while those taken in higher resolutions will be compressed, without affecting the image quality. The same goes for videos, and you can upload clips up to 1080p, while those with a higher-resolution will be downsampled. Those who have a paid Google Drive account can choose to store their photos and videos in...
Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Company Metaio, Could use its Technology in the Mapping ApplicationApple is taking a big step into augmented reality by acquiring Metaio, a German company which has had such clients as Macy's, BMW and furniture retailer Ikea. At the moment we don't know exactly what is Apple going to do with Metaio's technology, as they released the standard statement in such situations:
"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."
However, according to earlier reports, Apple could be working on a project to bring an augmented reality view called Browser Around Me to its maps for local listings. Thus, by using this special feature, iOS users would be able able to point their device to a restaurant, for example, and the Maps app would display a virtual view of its menu.
Metaio boasts a big...
Lara Croft: Relic Run is the latest Tomb Raider game to be released for iOS, and as you’d imagine from the title, it’s the Tomb Raider version of an endless runner game. Even if you’re not a fan of endless runner games, this one actually has a bit more substance to it than the usual fare, being steeped in the traditions and lore of the Tomb Raider universe, as well as having a really impressively atmospheric soundtrack.
The free-to-play game is the creation of Square Enix and Simutronics, in partnership with Crystal Dynamics. The storyline sees Lara Croft running, swinging, driving, and swan-diving her way around jungle temples and desert ruins in a bid to unearth the truth behind a shadowy worldwide conspiracy.
Gameplay is much more varied than the average endless runner, complete...
Square Enix announced today that it has released Chaos Rings III for iOS. Released primarily due to demand from the series’ loyal RPG fans, Chaos Rings III is set in Neo Paleo, a maritime city in a floating continent where adventurers go to achieve their dreams of reaching Marble Blue, a faraway azure planet full of treasure and mythical beasts.
Players take on the role of Nazca, a young man who lives with his sister in a small village, and who is beguiled by the voice of a beautiful maiden who urges him to go to Marble Blue and the city of Neo Paleo, to find the mythical garden, Paradisus.
“The Chaos Rings franchise has been a mobile RPG leader for more than five years, gaining praise worldwide for its rich visuals, compelling scenarios and superb music,” said Takehiro Ando,...
It seems that Apple is increasingly interested in getting more customers to use its official Apple Store app. Yesterday we shared with you the news that a popular astronomy app was made available through the app, which can be viewed as an incentive to make more Apple customers use the app.
And now it seems that the company is adding another interesting feature to users of the app - same-day deliveries. For this, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates in order to offer its customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.
However, this new on-demand delivery option, is currently available only to San Francisco Bay Area residents who are willing to pay a fee to get their items as soon as possible. Postmates currently operates in select...
HBO Go is one of the most used and appreciated video streaming services, with millions of iOS users from all over the world. The app has recently undergone a visual revamp and the app has become identical with the iOS-exclusive HBO Now application. And now another major update has been released by HBO.
The newest 3.0.1 version finally adds support for video playback through HDMI output, which is a feature that has been requested by many users. Thus, from now on, you will be able to cast from your iPhone or iPad the video content that you want to enjoy to a TV set by using an HDMI adapter.
You just need to have a Lightning to HDMI adapter and to be an HBO GO subscriber to enjoy this great functionality. The most recent version of HBO Go for iOS also resolves issues associated with...
9to5 Mac has a round-up of some of the major new enhancements that are expected in iOS 9, including split-screen apps for iPad, a new Home app for HomeKit accessories, a new system-wide UI font, mass transit directions for Maps, as well as big quality, performance and security updates.
9to5 Mac’s sources also confirm that the forthcoming iPhone 6s will look very much like the current iPhone 6, but with the addition of a Force Touch display with haptic feedback as one of its main new selling points.
To support this new iPhone feature, iOS 9 has been designed to be Force-Touch-ready, with developers being able to integrate Force Touch into their apps. The Force Touch feature will also enable Apple to free up some control space in the forthcoming iPhone, and may well take the place of...
‘Sky Guide’ is an award-winning astronomy app and also very popular among iPhone and iPad users. As it turns out, the app is free right now within the Apple Store app, down from its usual price of $1.99. We don't know for how long this promotion will last, so if you're passionate about astronomy, you need to get it as soon as possible.
While the app is free, it isn't available on iTunes but through the official Apple Store app. Thus, in order to download it, you will first need to get the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. After that, you need to open the app and select the Stores section near the bottom of the home page. Scroll down a little bit to the first section, and then swipe right twice.
That's where you’ll see the offer to download the regularly $1.99 title for free....
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