Driving with the Apple Watch
iPhone, turn-by-turn instructions will automatically be transmitted to your Apple Watch. Things started well. It was nice being able to glance at my Apple Watch, on my left wrist at the 10-o'clock position on the steering wheel, to see the next ...
10 things I want to teach my autistic son before he goes to college
In the back seat of my car on the way to school, he sprawls out, iPad or iPhone in hand, looking like a loosely assembled collection of limbs. Then he hops out, straps The conversation made me feel mildly panicked, because it reminded me that the ...
April 29, 2015
Better camera works with your smartphone
But you also appreciate having an alarm clock with a genuine analog clock – you know, one with hands! If so, you'll like the look of the Model Three BT AM/FM alarm clock radio. In addition to sporting a "real clock" and broadcasting your favorite radio ...
April 27, 2015
Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone
Apple has several timer and clock apps apart from the stylized watch faces, which also work when your iPhone is disconnected and offline. You can use Apple Watch like a full-featured chronograph and watch, or as an alarm clock. And of course, you can ...
April 18, 2015
No queues please: Apple Watch gets a low-key debut
of the Apple Watch, and the wide range of options available - in terms of straps and finishes - that make the Watch a more complicated sort of sale, with customers offered a 'personal setup' session to customise and pair their Apple Watch with ...
April 24, 2015
The Week in iOS Accessories: Better BiteMyApple
This week's roundup of accessories includes two devices brought to you by BiteMyApple, a clearinghouse for Apple products produced with Kickstarter help. Plus: Batteries galore. Apelpi. The $30 Stem is a 2200-mAh portable external battery charger, ...
April 15, 2015
The Implausibility of Some Wearables
Last week I was hit heavily by a bout of the feeling as I walked past the Apple Store at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip. There was a frenzied The dream was some subconscious innovation arising out of some major irritation caused by my ...
April 26, 2015
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When he became ambulatory, Archer started spinning his own body — not in a "whirl around until dizzy" way, but in quick jumps and turns, while pacing back and forth and talking to himself in a barely audible singsong. Archer is 13 now, taller than his mother, and he's still half-walking and half-running in tight ovals, carrying on hushed conversations with himself. In the back seat of my car on the way to school, he sprawls out, iPad or iPhone in hand, looking like a loosely assembled collection of limbs. A few weeks ago I picked him up after class, and we went through our regular routine, where he tells me, period by period, what he did that day. One advantage to having a communicative, detail-oriented autistic child is that my wife and I hear a lot more about what happens at school than most parents of teenagers do. On this day, he walked me through what happened in choir, biology,... The conversation made me feel mildly panicked, because it reminded me that the countdown clock to Archer's adulthood keeps ticking closer to zero.
You could snap and share photos with your smartphone, but the quality of the pictures wouldn't match the magnificence of the view. Equipped with Wi-Fi and an NFC module that can communicate with your smartphone, the 20-megapixel camera makes it easy to share action shots online. The water-resistant camera also has a Self-Shot Assist that can help you take a flattering selfie from a ski lift or beach cabana, and a 3-inch LCD screen that can be viewed from different angles. Other features include an 18-55 mm retractable zoom lens, in-body shake reduction and speedy auto focusing, even when snapping pictures in challenging settings. The camera will be available in March for about $800. www. You like having an alarm clock with Bluetooth technology and all of the features that let you know you're a hip, 21st century citizen. But you also appreciate having an alarm clock with a genuine analog clock – you know, one with hands. If so, you'll like the look of the Model Three BT AM/FM alarm clock radio. In addition to sporting a "real clock" and broadcasting your favorite radio channels, the radio can be connected to audio devices via an audio jack or a wireless Bluetooth connection. The 20-watt speaker can stream audio from a connected Bluetooth device up to 33 feet away.
Best Apple Watch Apps
It’s been several long months, but finally the Apple Watch is available ... location and show a countdown clock informing when it’s ready for pick-up. Don’t forget the extra guacamole. This version of the popular radio-streaming service transforms ...
May 4, 2015
Driving with the Apple Watch
Thanks to apps like Google Maps and Apple ... your iPhone, turn-by-turn instructions will automatically be transmitted to your Apple Watch. Things started well. It was nice being able to glance at my Apple Watch, on my left wrist at the 10-o’clock ...
British Breakthroughs: The Most Innovative People Our Fair Isles Have Ever Seen
Sure, he’s presided over some bizarre stinkers in his time, but for leading the external designs of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad ... ll be revolutionising the clock radio and Teasmaid, adding a few more billions to Apple’s offshore savings account.
April 27, 2015