iPhone 5s fitness fans can mark their calendars for November 6. On this date, Nike will release two free apps in the App Store, an updated Nike+ FuelBand App and the Nike+ Move App. The Nike+ FuelBand SE with M7 chip compatibility also arrives on this date. The FuelBand connects to the iPhone 5s via low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.
While the Nike+ FuelBand App is used to get the most out of the FuelBand accessory, the Nike+ Move App provides iPhone 5s users with an introduction to the NikeFuel ecosystem. As showcased in the Apple iPhone keynote, using the M7 motion coprocessor means that the iPhone 5s can efficiently track physical activity without draining the battery.
Many iOS users, even Donald Trump, have been calling for Apple to release a larger iPhone, and they may get their wish if a report from the Japanese magazine Mac Fan (via Macotakara) can be trusted. The magazine claims Apple is aiming to release a phablet-sized iPhone 6 in September 2014. The new iPhone will feature a 5-inch display with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution and 440 ppi, and the screens will be manufactured by LG Display. Apple's phablet will also be designed to be one-hand operational by featuring a thin as possible display.
This is not the first report published about a possible 5.7-inch iPhone making its debut next year. Analyst David Hsieh believes Apple " is planning to revamp nearly all of the displays in its products over the next year." Hsieh expects Apple to release both a 4.7- and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 in 2014. But KGI Securities’ Ming Chi-Kuo thinks Apple will not cross the 5-inch threshold due to the company’s “unwavering principle of one hand use.”
The official Microsoft Remote Desktop app is available for free on the iOS App Store. Now those with a Windows computer can access their desktop from anywhere with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later. Microsoft even offers an online help page to assist iOS users with connecting to their Windows PC.
Remote Desktop makes it possible to connect to a wide range of Windows machines, log on and manipulate the computer over a wireless data connection. Thanks to remote desktop protocol (RDP) and RemoteFX supporting Windows gestures, iOS users can enjoy multi-touch functionality while connected. Improved compression and bandwidth usage means even high quality video and sound can be streamed using the Remote Desktop app.
Anki DRIVE, featured in Apple's latest iPhone keynote presentation is now available. The starter kit runs $199.95 and comes with two cars and a special racing track. Each vehicle drives itself with artificial intelligence, while players can control the vehicles for interactive fun. Anki DRIVE is described as the first video game in the real world.
Two expansion cars are available separately for $69.95 each. The action is powered by a free iOS app, which wirelessly connects to the racing cars. Each car has special weapons for battle on the track, and evolves intelligently over time as racing experience accumulates. Players can race against friends or the artificial intelligence built into each independent vehicle brain.
While a jailbreak solution for iOS 7 may not yet exist, every new firmware release means waiting for the all-clear from someone in the know. Apple could close the door on potential exploits at any time, so fans of jailbreaking should never rush into an update. Luckily, the evad3rs have already checked out iOS 7.0.3.
The verdict? Updating to the latest version of iOS will not interfere with a future jailbreak. When it comes to iOS 7, evad3rs member planetbeing previously explained that the team was in a "reconnaissance phase" to determine if their existing iOS exploits still work.
Apple quietly rolled out iOS 7.0.3 after the iPad Air event on Tuesday. The update brings back features like iCloud Keychain support, the ability to search Wikipedia from Spotlight and it fixes a few things like the accelerometer calibration issues. As you can see from the image posted below, Venture Beat has proved that Apple's fix has worked and "sensor-gate" should be over.
The image shows an iPhone 5 (the far phone) without 7.0.3 reading .2 degrees off level and an iPhone 5s (middle phone) with the iOS 7.0.3 fix reading .1 degrees of level. The nearest phone is an iPhone 5c which demonstrates the original sensor issue.
If it feels like you are scaling Everest every time you try to achieve a goal, you are not alone. A new, free app named after the infamous summit is designed to help you meet and track your goals through calendar reminders, progress updates, and the support of an online community.
Once downloaded, you create a profile, add a milestone you want to reach, and then choose to either do it privately or share it publicly depending upon how much support you feel you need. EVEREST then asks you to create a series of steps you need to take in order to meet your goal. Push reminders are sent to you when those steps need to be completed.
Goals can be as simple as remembering to meditate once a day or to learn to cook ten dishes. Co-founder and CEO Francis Pedraza told TechCrunch the startup believes “the biggest untapped resource in the world is human potential,” and the point of Everest is to help you achieve that potential.
Up until now only Android and iPad users could stream Hulu Plus using Google' s Chromecast, but today Hulu has added iPhone support. Chromecast allows users to stream movies, TV shows and music from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus to their HDTV. Current Hulu Plus subscribers can download the iOS app for free from the Apple App Store now, and start streaming through Chromecast from their iPhones today.
Hulu Plus is $7.99 a month and gives you unlimited access to popular TV shows, movies and Hulu Originals. However, the service is still supported by commercials so Hulu can "reduce the monthly subscription price." Hulu Plus can also be viewed directly on your iPad, iPhone and Apple TV and supports the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Wii and Wii U.
After many, many hiccups BBM is finally available on the Apple App Store, but with a catch. BlackBerry announced today that BBM will begin rolling out to Google Play, the Apple App Store and in select Samsung App Stores, but they need new users to get in line before they can use it.
The company says about six million people showed interest in BBM at BBM.com, and about one million Android users are already using a leaked version of the messenger. This is why BlackBerry has started a "line-up system to ensure a smooth roll out." To avoid a repeat of last month's server issues, new users must enter their email address to hold their spot in line after they download the app. BBM fans who already signed up at BBM.com can start using the app immediately without waiting.
Boost Mobile announced today that it would begin carrying the iPhone 5s and 5c beginning on November 8. The Sprint-owned company is not the only prepaid carrier to offer Apple's newest handsets. Virgin Mobile is already selling both the iPhone 5s and 5c for $549 and $449, respectively. Cricket will begin selling both devices on October 25, and US Cellular announced it will also offer the 5s and 5c on the same day as Boost Mobile.
Boost offers its customers unlimited talk, text and data starting at $50/month, and Daily Unlimited plans starting at $2. Boost users can also reduce their monthly payments to as little as $35/month by making their payments on time.