The original iPhone turns 10

Today, marks the 10th anniversary of the day that Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone.

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Happy 40th Birthday, Apple

Forty years ago today, (on April 1st 1976), is when Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne started a little company called, Apple. Their plan was to develop and sell personal computers.

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs

If you don’t know the story of how Apple got started, he is shortened version of it. Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne, established Apple, so they could their Apple I personal computer kit, these kits were single handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak.

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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