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  Located at 88 East Main Street, in lovely downtown Ramsey, New Jersey is an authorized Dealer for AT&T Wireless Services. They have been in the wireless business since 1999; but their cumulative wireless experience totals over 40 years. This type of experience can only benefit their customer base. Since day # 1, the owner and staff have tried to steer clear of the stereotypical wireless dealership mentality. It has been their goal to be more of a consultant; than a salesperson. They treat “word of mouth” or “referral” business as their driving force.

Archive for the ‘Iphone’ Category

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We’ve covered some pretty cool uses of the iBeacon technology from Apple, but the product itself is still not available for the general public. Now, a new filing has spotted for an iBeacon device through FCC, attached to the product numbe A1573. According to the filing (and the included imagery), this iBeacon measures 5.46-inches in diameter and is powered via USB connection.

The device was tested on behalf of Apple by China’s Audi Technology, noting the 2.4GHz frequency for compatibility with Bluetooth of today. This iBeacon will enable purchasers to utilize Bluetooth 4.0 and wireless connectivity to offer location-based content to compatible hardware, including the iPhone and iPad, as we’e already witnessed with solutions covered already.

Apple’s iBeacon is a cool concept that has already been shown to work in not only Apple’s own retail stores, but partnered companies too. While the device is passing through FCC, it’s still not known when Apple will launch it, if at all. We could also be looking at HomeKit integration, but we’ll have to see.

Source: FCC, via: TUAW









iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

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Following China’s decision to call iOS location tracking a threat to their national security, Apple has posted a lengthy article on its Chinese website, both in Chinese and English, reaffirming their longstanding commitment to privacy. According to Apple:

Privacy is built into our products and services from the earliest stages of design. We work tirelessly to deliver the most secure hardware and software in the world. Unlike many companies, our business does not depend on collecting large amounts of personal data about our customers. We are strongly committed to giving our customers clear and transparent notice, choice and control over their information, and we believe our products do this in a simple and elegant way.

We appreciate CCTV’s effort to help educate customers on a topic we think is very important. We want to make sure all of our customers in China are clear about what we do and we don’t do when it comes to privacy and your personal data.

iOS is a security- and privacy-first operating system. The iPhone and iPad have been called amazing instances of applied cryptography with, in all cases where it wouldn’t prevent functionality, not even apple having the keys to the data kingdoms.

Apple has taken pains to not only make customer data safe, but to make convenience features like suggested locations and geo-fences easy to refuse, and easy to switch off if don’t initially refuse them but later change your mind. In point of fact, every iPhone or iPad, on setup, asks if you want location and other services enabled.

Would that everyone were as careful with data as Apple. Perhaps, for some, that’s what makes it consternating?

You can find the full statement below, and the Chinese version in the source link below that.

Your Location Privacy Apple is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of all our customers. Privacy is built into our products and services from the earliest stages of design. We work tirelessly to deliver the most secure hardware and software in the world. Unlike many companies, our business does not depend on collecting large amounts of personal data about our customers. We are strongly committed to giving our customers clear and transparent notice, choice and control over their information, and we believe our products do this in a simple and elegant way.

We appreciate CCTV’s effort to help educate customers on a topic we think is very important. We want to make sure all of our customers in China are clear about what we do and we don’t do when it comes to privacy and your personal data.

Our customers want and expect their mobile devices to be able to quickly and reliably determine their current locations for specific activities such as shopping, travel, finding the nearest restaurant or calculating the amount of time it takes them to get to work. We do this at the device level. Apple does not track users’ locations – Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.

Calculating a phone’s location using just GPS satellite data can take several minutes. iPhone can reduce this time to just a few seconds by using pre-stored WLAN hotspot and cell tower location data in combination with information about which hotspots and cell towers are currently being received by the iPhone. In order to accomplish this goal, Apple maintains a secure crowd-sourced database containing known locations of cell towers and WLAN hotspots that Apple collects from millions of Apple devices. It’s important to point out that during this collection process, an Apple device does not transmit any data that is uniquely associated with the device or the customer.

Apple gives customers control over collection and use of location data on all our devices. Customers have to make the choice to enable Location Services, it is not a default setting. Apple does not allow any app to receive device location information without first receiving the user’s explicit consent through a simple pop-up alert. This alert is mandatory and cannot be overridden. Customers may change their mind and opt-out of Location Services for individual apps or services at any time by using simple “On/Off” switches. When a user turns “Off” location data for an app or service, it stops collecting the data. Parents can also use Restrictions to prevent access by their children to Location Services.

When it comes to using iPhone for traffic conditions, iOS can capture Frequent Locations to provide commute information in the Today view of Notification Center and to show you automatic routing for iOS in CarPlay. Frequent Locations are only stored on a customer’s iOS device, they are not backed up on iTunes or iCloud, and are encrypted. Apple does not obtain or know a user’s Frequent Locations and this feature can always be turned “Off” via our privacy settings.

Apple does not have access to Frequent Locations or the location cache on any user’s iPhone at any time. We encrypt the cache by the user’s passcode and it is protected from access by any app. In the interest of even greater transparency for our customers, if a user enters their passcode successfully, they are able to see the data collected on their device. Once the device is locked no one is able to view that information without entering the passcode.

As we have stated before, Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will. It’s something we feel very strongly about.

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

Source: Apple China via 9to5Mac









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Apple is reportedly reaching out to businesses to verify address data that has been marked as incorrect in the Maps app’s “Report a Problem” feature. According to a post on Reddit:

A 408 number called me from Apple Maps and let me know that a user reported my business address as incorrect. They still had my old address that was listed on Yelp so I gave them the new one. I asked when I should expect it to be updated on Apple Maps and the lady said, “We don’t have an exact timeline for updates but it should be within the next week.”

It appears that Apple pulled from Yelp awhile ago but it doesn’t actually sync the addresses and other information.

Still couldn’t believe that they called me to fix up the listing – how awesome.

At this stage, it is unclear if the Maps team is contacting other points of interests. Considering the sheer amount of requests that the Maps team likely gets, a turnaround time of one week sounds impressive. The move is indicative of a larger push by Apple to update the Maps app with the latest data, which includes inculcating user-submitted corrections.

What about you guys? Are you seeing more accurate listings in Maps?

Source: Reddit









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Action extensions in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Posted by On July - 11 - 2014
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Action extensions promise to rework your Yosemite workflow by putting your content front and center instead of your apps

OS X’s Yosemite’s new Markup tool is an example of a new class of technology called Action extensions. Action extensions promise to save you time and make you more productive with the software you’re already using.


How Action extensions work

Let’s look more at Markup as a practical example of how Action extensions work. Markup will let you make changes to photos and other image files. You can embed arrows, dialogue bubbles and other shapes, add text, even add a magnification loupe to zoom in on part of the picture.

Markup as demonstrated at WWDC shows off new functionality in Mail, but it doesn’t stop there, because Markup can work in any application that handles text and images. So will other Action extensions.

Action extensions aren’t just there to let you mark up images – they can transform all kinds of data. Need to do language conversions? Action extensions can make it happen. Developers can limit Action extensions to whatever type of data is best suited for them.

Expanding and extending

You can liken Action extensions like Markup to plug-ins in applications like Photoshop. Action extensions provide really specialized, context-sensitive ways to both show and modify content you’re creating.

Ultimately, Action extensions will let you access the capabilities of the apps you depend on from anywhere in the OS, without having to actually launch the app. The possibilities are endless — it’s really up to app developers to figure out how and where Action extensions will be used.

Conceptually, Action extensions are a much bigger deal for iOS 8, because Apple has, up to now, prevented iOS app developers from having that access. As Rene Ritchie explains:

Extensibility in iOS 8 means that we’re not longer bound to action options supported by Apple and Apple alone. We no longer have to wait for things like AirPlay and AirPrint to be rolled out, or wonder if Apple will ever add system-wide support for someone else’s product or service. Now any app can add an action extension that increases the utility and diversity of other apps and iOS itself.

New spin on an old idea

But OS X is different. Since the very first version of OS X, there has been a Services menu (buried in the application menu) — it’s actually a vestige of the NeXTSTEP operating system upon which OS X was based. Action extensions provide similar data transformation capabilities. Apple calls Action extensions the spiritual successor to the Services menu.

Accessing Action extensions will be easy. Select content, move the cursor over it and click the button that appears — the Action extension you’ve selected will spring into…well, action. Action extensions will also be available through the Share toolbar and menu. Developers can also create custom toolbar buttons for Action extensions.

The bottom line

It’ll be interesting to see how app developers and Apple alike implement Action extensions in Yosemite. Services in OS X have often gone ignored and underutilized, but they’re also more limited in scope.

Action extensions make it possible to do more to your content without having to shuffle different applications. By doing so, Action extensions continue a concept we’ve seen Apple iterate over and over again with iOS 7 and Mavericks: The idea that the interface should just get out of your way.









iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

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Speaking of accessibility, here’s a terrific talk by Robin Christopherson from Mobile Mobile Conf 2013.

Robin will take the stage to thoroughly and wonderfully blast away any preconceptions you may have about the potential of technology to create a truly inclusive future. Being blind himself he provides us with an excellent first-hand example of the choices we can provide for all our customers and users if we simply design with an eye for inclusion. Robin will be talking about (but more importantly demonstrating) the truly empowering nature of technology. From AI to robots, from apps to wearables he’ll be showing how putting truly inclusive design at the heart of the customer experience has the power to change and even transform people’s lives regardless of ability or environment. Will you be part of the Everybody Technology future?

Christopherson talks about why Apple’s implementation of accessibility — including the new Maps app — makes it the only choice for him, and then proceeds to show how phenomenally well, as a blind person, he can use an iPhone. Both the implementation, and his usage, are beyond impressive.

Via: Natalia Berdys









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Sonos is today adding SoundCloud to it’s lineup of services in beta form. Sonos owners will now be able to connect to SoundCloud’s complete library, which features music from new and established artists from all around the world.

Users wanting to listen to SoundCloud’s free service can add it to their existing lineup of music services using the new Sonos Controller app. Simply hit Add Music Services and select SoundCloud from the list. Support for SoundCloud is rolling out today, though it might not be available to all users yet.

Are you glad to see SoundCloud come to Sonos? Tell us below in the comments.

Source: Sonos









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Popular strategy game Magic 2015 debuts for iPad

Posted by BMetts On July - 9 - 2014
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Magic 2015: Duel of the Planeswalkers is now available for iPad. One of the world’s most popular strategy games is ready for you to play with today. Play as a Planeswalker and you become a mage with the ability to travel between Multiverses, cash powerful spells and more. Read on to get the Magic 2015 download link plus a video of our hands-on.

Head into the App Store and you’ll find Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers available for free. The latest installment of the popular game brings the following features:

LEARN MAGIC: – Detailed tutorial makes it easy to start playing – The quickest way to learn the world’s best strategy trading card game

BATTLE ACROSS THE PLANES: – Sharpen your skills as you fight your way across the Multiverse – Face ever-more challenging opponents – Come face-to-face with legendary Planeswalkers on Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, and more.

BUILD YOUR DECK: – Craft your ultimate deck from hundreds of cards – Open Booster packs to grow your collection and become more powerful

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS: – Enter multi-player mode to test your deck – Pit your skills against random opponents or your Game Center friends

You can check our E3 hands-on with Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers above.

Download it and let us know what you think!









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Gameloft latest entrant in the highly anticipated Modern Combat series, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, is scheduled to hit the App Store on July 24.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout features a unified character progression system for the single player and multiplayer versions of the game, along with four soldier classes — assault, heavy, recon, and sniper — each with their dedicated skill-set. The game also features new vehicles, better visuals and new combat environments.

Gameloft has confirmed that the game would require continuous online connectivity, even when in single player mode, because of unified character progression. Multiplayer gameplay will be a huge factor in Modern Combat 5: Blackout, as it has been in earlier games in the series. The game has four multiplayer modes — Capture the Flag, Free for All, Team Battle and VIP, with support for up to 12 players at the same time. Controller support will be available, but is unlikely to make its way in time for the launch.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available for $ 6.99 without any subsequent in-app purchases. How many of you are looking forward to the game?

Source: Twitter (Gameloft)









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Brace yourself, folks. iPhone and iPad owners will soon get to battle sharks tossed into the air by tornadoes in the upcoming, and completely official, Sharknado game

The game takes its inspiration, if you want to call it that, on the Z-movie about sharks attacking Los Angeles thanks to a really powerful storm. The “bad and we know it” movie became a social media hit when it was released a year ago on the Syfy cable channel. The game will be launched in time for the movie’s sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, will will debut on Syfy July 30.

Other Ocean is handling the development for the game, which will be published by Majesco Entertainment. The game will actually be based on the sequel movie, which moves the action to New York City. Players will be “racing through Manhattan bouncing off the backs of tiger sharks and wielding chainsaws from inside the Sharknado.”

The game will likely be free to download when it is released, with plans to offer in-game purchases to give the players even more ways to kill the flying sharks. Of course, it’s hard to believe anything can beat killing it with a chainsaw.

If the mobile game is successful, Syfy and Majesco could make another Sharknado title for game consoles. You have been warned.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter









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Apple shows off its ‘Pride’ in new video

Posted by BMetts On July - 8 - 2014
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Apple has released a new video showcasing the thousands of employees and families that took part in the San Francisco Pride parade on June 29, 2014

They came from around the world — from cities as far as Munich, Paris, and Hong Kong — to celebrate Apple’s unwavering commitment to equality and diversity. Because we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.

Apple raised the pride flag at their Cupertino headquarters earlier in the week and gave out t-shirts can caps to the parade walkers, as well as iTunes gift cards. Tim Cook as well as other members of the management team, engineers and designers and public relations and marketers were all in attendance, once again lending Apple’s name, brand, and support to social equality.

There’s an old saying that Apple employees bleed in six colors, reference the older version of the Apple logo. Last week they marched in it as well.

Good on them, every one.









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