10 September 2014

Apple Introduces Watch.

After lots of rumours, finally the Apple watch is here. And it's simply called Watch. It comes in three variants, Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. It was unveiled by Tim Cook on 9th September 2014 at Flint Centre, Cupertino.

The Watch has a specially designed face and it is covered with Sapphire glass. Apple understands that, one size won't fits all. So the are offering in two sizes with 38 mm and 42 mm. It comes in various colours including 18K real gold. It has a specially designed user interface. You can chose from variety of watch faces to suit you.

In the back side of the watch, there are infrared and LED sensors present, which calculates your pulse . the back side also houses the charging port via beautifully designed MagSafe charger.

The watch will be available in Early 2015 and cost $349.

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Apple Unveiled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

At last Apple has unveiled what people have been waiting for, a bigger iPhone. Apple CEO, Tim Cook unveiled the newest and biggest iPhone yet, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It comes in two sizes, 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch. The bigger iPhone 6 Plus is the flagship.

On Tuesday, 9th September 2014, Tim Cook unveiled the hotly anticipated handsets at Flint Centre, Cupertino. The iPhone 6 sports the new A8 SoC (speed unknown) and M8 chip. The 64-bit A8 has 25% more CPU power and 50% more GPU power than A7. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1334x750 (326 PPI) and the Plus has a resolution of full HD i.e. 1920x1080 (401 PPI). The display is called Retina Display HD. The 6 is the thinnest iPhone at 6.8 mm and the Plus is at 7.1 mm.

While both the phones have similar specification, the Plus has few technologies exclusive to it. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) is exclusive to Plus. The bigger display supports landscape mode to certain apps such as, Mail.

The iPhone has better connectivity with 150 mbps cat4 LTE, Wi-Fi ac, VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling and NFC. The NFC works with Apple Pay, a payment service introduced by Apple at the event.

The iPhone keeps the same 8 MP iSight camera, but with improvement. It has the aperture of f/2.2 and a pixel size of 1.5ยต. The True Tone flash is also present, but its round instead of oval. The camera offers faster auto focus with Phase Detection and Focus Pixels. It offers 1080p recording at 30/60 fps and slo-mo video at 240 fps. It's unknown at the point that the iPhone still records mono audio.

The iPhone is offered in three capacity versions, 16 GB, 64 Gb and 128 GB. The 32 GB option is gone as you get 64 at the price of 32. The starting price is unchanged at $199. The 6 will cost $649 and the Plus will cost you $749 unlocked. The new handsets will start selling on September 19th.
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Apple Website Sports a Flat Look


After unveiling the newest iPhone at Flint Centre, Cupertino, Apple has changed its website to sport a a flatter. Now it matches the design philosophy of iOS and OS X Yosemite. The icons have changed too to seamlessly integrate with the website. And it looks beautiful.

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29 August 2014

Dash - A Must Have App For Developers

Have you ever came across an app that keeps all your API docs in one place ? If the answer is No, meet Dash. An app which keeps all the documentation in one place. It downloads and keeps them up to date. It has support for almost all languages.

The interface is similar to Xcode documentation browser, so you will feel at home. You can add document sets from your local hard drive or download from provided locations such as Stackoverflow and other places. It will scan your HD when you open the app and keep everything tidy.

The best part is that, it integrates with apps on your Mac such as Xcode, Eclipse, Alfred and many others, so that you can directly browse the API docs from within that app.

It has another cool feature known as Snippets. You can store test snippets and abbreviations for later use. It's really handy as you don't have to remember large texts.

The app is basically free with an option of in-app purchase. You can use it free with full features, but it will nag you sometimes for payments if you don't pay.

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Bioshosk Arrives on iOS

One of greatest first person shooters Bioshock has landed on Apple iTunes App Store. It has the same immersive gameplay as it's PC and Console counterpart. The game has been modified to run on Apple iPad 4, iPad Air, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Due to heavy graphics, the game is not supported on older devices. The game requires iOS 7.1 or later.

Get the game at INR 920 or $14.99 at App Store.

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08 August 2014

Drag and Drop Files or Folders Between Spaces or Fullscreen Apps

Droppy for Mac is a very useful utility that enables you to drag and drop files and folders between Spaces or fullscreen apps. It supports any file types and any application. Just click the app icon at status bar and you can drag and drop your files or folders.

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1Password For Mac and iOS Goes On Sale With 30% Off

The popular password management for Mac and iOS, 1Password is on sale for a limited time. Get the Mac app at 30% and the iOS app at 30% off. The iOS 8 version of the app will be free if you buy it now for iOS.

The Mac version will cost you $34.99 and iOS version will cost you $9.99.

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