The App Store turns 10

This year marks the 10th anniversary of when Apple first introduced the App Store for iOS, back on July 10th, 2008.

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Google’s AR app, Just a Line is now cross platform

Google has announced their experimental augmented reality app, Just a Line, now allows users to draw with a friend on both Android and now iOS.

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Apple September 7th 2016 Event: Everything you need to know

After countless rumors and leaks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has finally been revealed. Apple also announced the Apple Watch 2 (called the Apple Watch Series 2).

In case you missed the big event, Apple has posted a short 107-second video to get you up to speed.

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Favourite Apps of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s that time of year for the annual “best of …” or “favourite thing of 2015.”

This post will be focusing on the apps that I used the most this year, so much that I consider them my favourite apps of 2015. Some of these apps might not have come out in 2015 but some have been significantly since last year’s post: Favourite Apps of 2014.

Some of these apps are just available on only one platform (just Android or just iOS) but some of them are multiplatform in which they are on both Android and iOS and have a web app as well.

The links to download these apps will be in the form of “Get on Google Play” or “Get it on the App Store” pictures after each app description.

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Android Wear now works on the iPhone

Google has announced today that Android Wear is officially supported on the iPhone. The software platform allows you to get notifications with a quick glance, track your workouts and fitness goals all from your smartwatch.

From Google:

  • Get your info at a glance: Check important info like phone calls, messages, and notifications from your favourite apps. Android Wear features always-on displays, so you’ll never have to move your wrist to wake up your watch.

  • Follow your fitness: Set fitness goals, and get daily and weekly views of your progress. Your watch automatically tracks walking and running, and even measures your heart rate.

  • Save time with smart help: Receive timely tips like when to leave for appointments, current traffic info, and flight status. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like “Is it going to rain in London tomorrow?” or create to-dos with “Remind me to pack an umbrella.”

From this point forward, all Android Wear watches with have iPhone support built-in. But for now, the only Android Wear watch that support the iPhone officially is the LG Watch Urbane. Although some people (like The Verge) have gotten older Android Wear devices like the Moto 360 to work on their iPhone.

Google has also confirmed that the upcoming watches from Huawei, ASUS and Motorola will have iPhone support.

The Android Wear for iOS app (and yes, some how Google got their app approved through Apple’s App Store with Android in the name intact) should be available to download now. You can find it here: Android Wear for iOS. It works with the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later.

Source: Google, App Store

Apple WWDC 2015 Keynote: Everything you need to know

There were a number of announcements that were made at Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote. The event first started off with a intro video starring former-SNL star, Bill Hader and also included Danny Pudi of Community fame.

The video below is the opening video for the keynote.

And you can watch the full keynote here: Apple WWDC 2015 keynote.

After the video, Tim Cook came on stage but he did things a bit different this year. He did not talk about all the record breaking numbers that Apple has achieved over the last year, he saved those for later on.

OS X El Capitan

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The first announcement of the day was OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The name for this version of the OS still falls in a with Apple’s new California-based names.

OS X El Capitan brings along a whole slate of new features while still retaining the look that OS X Yosemite brought last year.

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