The main new feature of this product is that it is a clip on rather than a whole set of glasses, this allows it to be attached to any set of goggles or glasses. It also is reported to have a battery life that lasts 2 hours longer then the previous edition. The new version is expected to be water resistant as well as more durable in general. It is estimated to be released in mid 2016.
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Amazon Dash was recently made available to purchase for all Amazon Prime members. Since it was announced on March 31st, earlier this year, many people assumed it was an April Fool’s joke. It has become recently apparent that it is not. You can now choose from 255 Dash Buttons for different household items from Gatorade to diapers or an Amazon Dash which works through voice control or scanning the bar code on the item.
Amazon Dash connects to your home WiFi and your Amazon account and automatically puts the item in your shopping cart. You then view the purchase on your computer or mobile device and schedule delivery. Dash Buttons are available for $5.
The minute we heard that Apple gave away free music to every iTunes account in the world we were shocked, to say the least. Our first thought was the cost and how much they had to pay U2 for a HALF BILLION downloads of their album Songs of Innocence. Our second thought was about how those HALF BILLION iTunes users were going to feel about Apple just dropping free music into their private accounts.
Well, now we know the answer to both of those questions. Apple paid U2 approximately $100 million to give the album away. As far as how users feel about it, there were so many complaints that Apple had to launch a special removal tool so unhappy customers could delete the album out of their iTunes.
If you are one of those unhappy people who feels Apple is …
Apple is planning to release iOS 8 today, its latest operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Apple usually lets the releases go around 11am PST but it might not get to everyone’s device right away. iOS 8 is compatible with the iPhone 4s and up, iPad 2 and up, all iPad Mini’s and the 5th generation of the iPod touch.
A quick recap of the new iOS 8 features include an updated photo album with improved on-device photo editing, enhanced voice and video messages, an updated predictive keyboard that anticipates your next word, new fitness apps, a cloud-based drive, enhanced notifications and a few others. You can see all of the details from Apple here.
HTC is holding an event on October 8th in New York City and many are speculating that this will be when they announce their new durable underwater camera. This new device is being called “GoPro like” in durability and also giving the users the ability to take pictures underwater.
The tube shaped camera will feature an ultra-wide angle lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. It will also have the ability to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to both Anroid and iOS devices, with the apps for both coming from HTC as well.
HTC is also expected to announce a new smartphone at this event. This smartphone will supposedly have a better camera for taking the “selfie”. Many teenagers and adults alike will be happy to hear this.
HTC has had declining sales over the years with their smartphones, hence the reason for joining …
Did you pre-order an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? You’re not the only one. When customers were given the go ahead to pre-order the iPhone 5 two years ago, 2 million of you did so on the first day. With the iPhone 6 pre-orders that first-day number doubled to 4 million.
The numbers aren’t in from the weekend yet, but it was estimated that pre-orders would reach the 10 million mark by the end of day on Sunday.
If you pre-ordered your phone quickly, yours will probably be in the mail by this coming Friday. If you were late at the pre-order rush, yours might take as long as October to reach you. This is because of that good old “supply and demand” concept we all learned about in Economics 101. The company said demand has outstripped the supply.
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One of the major announcements coming out of Apple’s meeting on Tuesday was another anticipated technology from both retailers and consumers called Apple Pay. This feature will be built into the iPhone 6 coming later this month and the Apple Watch being released early next year.
Apply Pay will build on the Passbook app and will incorporate a near field communication (NFC) antenna allowing consumers to pay at the counter by a simple tap. The iPhone 6 will also incorporate Touch ID to get the fingerprint of the consumer for added security and Apple also included something called the Secure Element, which is a dedicated chip to store encrypted payment information on the device.
In order to help with adoption, which has been difficult with this type of technology in the past, Apple is making it easy to incorporate …
We are pretty sure the world stopped spinning Tuesday Sept, 9th in order for everyone to hear the latest news from Apple. They have officially announced that they are releasingApple Watch in early 2015 and the iPhone 6 later this month. No big shockers here.
What was a bit of a shock however was that Apple was taking a step forward by upgrading the physical size of the iPhone. There will be two different sizes; the 6 will get you a 4.7 inch screen while the 6 Plus will get you a 5.5 inch screen. They have also slimmed it down again from the 5, and it will now be one of the slimmest smart phones on the market.
Most of you in today’s social media world want us to cut right to the chase about the camera. It is still the …
After the huge hack into some celebrities private photos last week, Apple has come up with a temporary fix, kind of. You will now get an email from Apple telling you each time your account has been accessed from the web.
The email will read: “Your Apple ID has been accessed from a web browser on (date and time). If you accessed your account disregard this email. If you have not signed into your iCloud account recently and believe someone accessed your account please go to My Apple ID and reset your password.”
Yeah, this kind of helps. We are just going to pray that none of us here ever get this email.
Sony is jumping on the popular hi-resolution audio band wagon. Thanks to Neil Young’s Pono project, Sony doesn’t need to spend much on advertising. Just google “hi-res audio” and Sony new toy is the first thing that pops up.
Young’s Kickstarter project was so successful, Sony probably thought “What the hell, lets give it a shot”. With that they will be releasing a new hi-res audio player at the end of this month, the Sony Walkman NWZ-A17. This device is smaller and lighter than Pono. The screen is bigger and will play all the popular formats; WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, AAC, and WMA. It also comes with 64GB of storage. And to top it off the battery life is off the charts, 50 hours of battery life or 30 hours when playing full 24-bit/192kHz files
So, we suppose you …
Just when you thought there wouldn’t be another one, Adidas proves you wrong. miCoach is Adidas’ version of a wearable activity tracker. Much like any of the others on the market today it tracks health data such as heart rate, steps walked, and calories burned. The miCoach also has LED lights that change color with the intensity of the workout and is made of a comfortable material that makes it easy to wear for long periods of time.
You can use Adidas miCoach app to set weekly goals and training plans. This new device, Adidas claims, aims to keep the user motivated and to keep up with fitness goals.
Since there are so many other models out there and this one is not cheap, $199, we wonder how this one will do when it is released next month.
According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Apple announced on Thursday at the Worldwide Developers Conference that it will be releasing a new wearable watch-like smart device as soon as this October. According to the report, the ‘iWatch’ will have a curved OLED touchscreen display and will be able to collect health-related data such as calories, sleep tracking, blood glucose level and blood oxygen levels and integrate with smart phones.
The report indicated that the smart watch from Apple will also run on iOS 8, the new operating system recently announced for the iPhone and iPad, and will be partnering with Nike, which could be marking the end for the FuelBand and all coincides with the release of a new OS in the fall along with the previously announced Health and Healthkit applications.
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Today Amazon posted a notice on Twitter for a mysterious launch event in Seattle later this month, but was vague about what exactly is being launched. The notice did include a link to a YouTube video showing what appears to be people using some sort of handheld device, but a device was never really shown.
Rumors have previously circulated about Amazon working on a technology that will track a person’s retinas, allow a picture to move along with the angle of someones eyes providing a 3D-looking image without any type of 3D glasses. The movements people are making in the video seem consistent with something like this but it’s tough to say for sure. Take a look at the video below and come up with your own conclusion:
The rumors appear to be true, iPhone 4 users will be left in the dust once the new iOS 8 update is released. This is nothing new for Apple, as keeping with tradition, they did the same thing with the iPhone 3GS which did not support the iOS 7 update.
The iOS press release states that these devices will be receiving the new update: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display. iOS 8 is set to release in the fall of 2014 along with that release, are rumors of the new next generation iPhone. So start saving those pennies now iPhone 4 users.
Apple made a number of anticipated announcements today at WWDC, but the likely most anticipated was the release of iOS 8 for the iPhone and iPad devices. This is the latest operating system for the mobile devices from Apple, replacing the existing iOS 7 with a number of changes. None seem radical but all were well received. Below is a summary of what came down for the new OS today:
The Mail application will have the ability to hold and simply swipe to delete messages, not unlike Mailbox or Android’s Gmail. They also added a feature to minimize a message you are composing temporarily to read other messages.
When typing emails or any other text using the keyboard, Apple added something they are calling QuickType. QuickType will prompt with predictive words, again not unlike Android’s OS, but Apple claims that the …