Apple Releases iOS 8.3 Beta 3 (with Release Notes)

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 Beta 3 (with Release Notes)

By Rich W Woods Today, Apple released iOS 8.3 Beta 3 alongside Xcode 6.3 Beta 3 and a new Apple TV beta. There’s not a whole lot that’s new. It’s mainly bug fixes from iOS 8.3 Beta 2 as well as they added the Apple Watch app, since they released iOS 8.2 on Monday after they launched the Apple Watch. Stay tuned for the Xcode 6.3 Beta 3 release notes.

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Apple’s ResearchKit will be Open Source

Apple’s ResearchKit will be Open Source

By Rich W Woods At today’s Apple event, Apple launched ResearchKit, an API created for the sole purpose of medical research. I wasn’t going to write about it. I’m not a doctor, so I really don’t understand what it does. The big deal here is that it will be open source, which means that Android phones and even Windows Phones might be able to use this technology. It’s all very exciting. More to come.

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Apple’s New Multi-Culti Emojis are Here!

Apple’s New Multi-Culti Emojis are Here!

By Rich W Woods When I say that Apple’s new multi-culti emojis are here, I mean just that. They are here, not there. You can’t have them yet. It got seeded to developers today in iOS 8.3 Beta 2. I have seen a few headlines saying that they’re “almost” here, and that’s not entirely true. Let me explain why. As I mentioned, it came with the iOS 8.3 Beta 2 seed. Your iPhone or iPad…

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Apple Seeds iOS 8.3 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple Seeds iOS 8.3 Beta 2 to Developers

By Rich W Woods Today, Apple seeded iOS 8.3 Beta 2 to developers, alongside Xcode 6.3 Beta 2 and a new Apple TV Beta. This is the first Apple TV Beta of this beta cycle. iOS 8.2 is still in Beta 5 and has been since February 2, most likely because they’re waiting to release the GM on the day of the Apple Watch launch.

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OnePlus One vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison Part 2

OnePlus One vs iPhone 6 Camera Comparison Part 2

By Rich W Woods I have never compared the OnePlus One to the iPhone 6 before. Oh wait. This is the third time I’m doing it. My bad. The first was a comparison with the iPhone 6 Plus. When that comparison caught a lot of traction, people asked for more (different lighting conditions, etc.) so I compared it to the iPhone 6. OnePlus recently pushed out an update to the OnePlus One that promised camera…

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Need a Valentine? Cortana has your Back. Siri Doesn’t.

Need a Valentine? Cortana has your Back. Siri Doesn’t.

By Rich W Woods There’s just four hours left of Valentine’s Day, well, assuming that you live where I live, and you probably don’t. So, yea. There’s more than four hours left to Valentine’s Day, or more. Who knows? Anyway, you might be sitting home in your living room, alone, sifting brandy around in a glass, thinking of all of the great times that have been and never were, wishing for that one person that…

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Apple Seeds iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Apple Seeds iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

By Rich W Woods That’s right. Developers don’t even have an iOS 8.2 GM seed yet and Apple is pushing them right out. It would appear that Apple is on a rapid release cycle. Many speculated that since they released iOS 8.1 immediately following iOS 8 and iOS 8.2 immediately following iOS 8.1; however, the features in iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.2 (Apple Pay and Apple Watch support, respectively) were all features announced at the…

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Cortana, Siri, and Alexa Play Trivia Crack!

Cortana, Siri, and Alexa Play Trivia Crack!

By Rich W Woods We all know what Cortana and Siri are. They are voice assistants that are integrated into another platform, being Windows Phone and iOS, respectively. Alexa is a voice assistant that is not tied to a particular platform, at least not in the way that Cortana and Siri are. Alexa is the Amazon Echo, a device who’s sole purpose is to answer questions. Sure, it does other stuff. You can ask it…

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