Kenny Hemphill

Google Fit stumbles as third-party services wait to get up and running

by Kenny Hemphill on 29 October 2014 in News

Google launched its long-anticipated fitness tracking app for Android today. Called Google Fit, the app uses sensors in smartphones to track health and fitness data and log it. It’s also supposed to work with third party apps, hardware, and services according to the company. ‘You can also connect your favourite fitness devices and apps like [...]

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Tim Cook on Watch: ‘We think you’re going to end up charging it daily’

by Kenny Hemphill on 28 October 2014 in News

Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple’s Watch, due to ship next year, will need to be charged daily, according to The Verge. The battery life of the Watch has been a subject of much discussion, in part due to the wide variation in the lives of batteries in existing smartwatches. Cook was appearing on stage [...]

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Leaked screen grabs show next Outlook for Mac

by Kenny Hemphill on 27 October 2014 in News

Screen grabs leaked on a website in China, appear to show an as yet unreleased version of Outlook for OS X, with A Yosemite-style user interface, complete with translucency. ‘The email client (and its dock icon) are now fully optimized for Retina displays, according to the report, and Outlook also supports Apple’s native pop-up alerts [...]

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Christian Bale confirmed as Steve Jobs in Sony movie

by Kenny Hemphill on 23 October 2014 in News

Aaron Sorkin, who’s writing the screenplay for Sony’s upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the lead role. ‘We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,’ Sorkin told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. ‘He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.’ [...]

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Tim Cook meets Chinese vice premier following iCloud attacks

by Kenny Hemphill on 22 October 2014 in News

Apple CEO Tim Cook flew to Beijing and met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today to discuss user privacy following reports that the Chinese government had been behind a phishing attack on iCloud users in China. According to Xinhuanet, the two men ‘exchanged views on protection of users’ information during their meeting in Zhongnanhai, [...]

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Apple issues advice on avoiding phishing after attacks in China

by Kenny Hemphill on 21 October 2014 in News

Apple has published advice on its website on how users should protect themselves from phishing attacks after confirming that hackers had attempted to intercept traffic destined for iCloud.com. The phishing attack was first reported Great Fire, which monitors sites blocked by the Chinese government, and also by 9to5Mac. According to Great Fire, the Chinese government [...]

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