We've previously told you about the iOS app Dark Sky, which predicts when the weather is going to get ugly. And we've also told you about Forecast.io, a Web-based app that does the same thing but also provides an API for developers to make apps using the same info that powers Dark Sky.
This information is capable of giving shockingly accurate weather reports, specifically over the next 60 minutes, and can warn you about an impending downpour or snowstorm.
With Dark Sky not being available on Android, and the Forecast.io Web app not being a preferred … Read more
Apple has given developers a sixth beta of iOS 7, its upcoming software update for iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
The update went out late Thursday, which is unusual timing given that past releases went out in the morning.
iOS 7 brings an overhauled design for every part of the operating system, while remaining largely the same in terms of functionality. Onlookers are expecting a few more changes before it's finalized. As usual, Apple's only saying the software "contains bug fixes and improvements," though 9to5Mac notes that the update fixes an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, … Read more
FileThis is a service that collects online statements and makes them available to you in one place via cloud storage or locally on your computer. The FileThis Fetch app works well with many online financial institutions such as banks and moneylenders as well as merchants and service companies. Whether you want to stay on top of personal finance or manage small business expenses, FileThis Fetch might suit your needs.
After the installation, you will be required to create a FileThis account. The free service allows up to six free connections (statements) with a paid premium option of $5/month for … Read more
Catch Notes sent out an e-mail this week stating that service will be terminated August 30, 2013. According to the e-mail, the company is "headed in a different direction," and evidently your notes are not invited for the ride.
After the end of the month, Catch Notes and AK Notepad will have their sync and collaboration abilities discontinued, and the app and Web interface will stop working. So now it's time to export your data and move on. Here's how:
Step 1: Log in to your Catch account on the Web. The export tool that the … Read more
A security flaw in Apple's iOS 6 that could theoretically allow malware to be uploaded to iOS devices via a malicious power adapter will be patched in the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, Apple said Wednesday.
The hack, dubbed Mactrans by the three researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology who discovered the flaw, was demonstrated Wednesday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. The trio announced in June that they had developed a proof-of-concept that showed how a malicious iPhone charger lets them hack into the mobile device running the latest version of … Read more
Mention of three new models of iPad Mini have been spotted in a pre-release version of Apple's upcoming iOS 7, but seemingly without a key hardware feature many are hoping for.
Pointing to hidden iOS 7 code sent in by a developer, 9to5Mac notes mention of iPad models "2,8," "2,9," and "2,10" which represent higher numbers than Apple's existing trio of iPad Minis, which are listed in code as "2,5," "2,6," and "2,7."
The new models also have a reference … Read more
Apple continues to refine certain elements in iOS 7 as seen in the fourth beta released on Monday.
The phone buttons that appear in response to an incoming call are now less text-heavy, as noted by AppleInsider. The buttons for "remind me later" and "respond with text" have been renamed to simply "remind me" and "message" with icons to represent their roles.
All the call buttons, including those for decline and answer, also have received a small aesthetic change. Their transparency has been reduced so they now appear almost opaque. Apple received … Read more
Last year's Nexus 7 kicked off the small-tablet movement and predated the iPad Mini, with an aggressive price and comfortable design, but a set of features that were slightly bare-bones (no rear camera). The iPad Mini offered a deeper feature set, but the new Nexus 7 has taken the lead -- at least, on paper -- once again.
Screen The new Nexus 7 has a 1,920x1,200-pixel 16:10 7-inch display, whereas the iPad Mini has a larger 4:3, 7.9-inch display at only 1,024x768 pixels. The iPad Mini's screen was bigger and better than … Read more