Hands On: 1Password 5.2 (iOS) - Admit it: if you've already got 1Password, then you use it for creating superbly strong passwords for any site you use -- but the password you use to unlock the app itself is rubbish. That's partly because you've used this password since the dawn of time, and it's ingrained in you, but it's also because changing it across your Mac, iPhone and iPad is a pain. Not anymore. The new update is to the iOS version, but now if you change you password on your Mac, it will automatically change on your iOS devices ...
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The launch of a small satellite won’t fix the the drought in the American West—now entering its fourth year—and it won’t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission might at least tell scientists and farmers something new about that drought, and maybe ...
The post A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space appeared first on WIRED.
(Via Wired Top Stories.)
Friday, January 23, 2015
Hands On: Audio Hijack 3 (OS X) - When Audio Hijack 3 was announced, one of us actually squealed in delight. It wouldn't be right of us to mock him, but you can. In fairness, many people who had heard of the software -- and certainly every one who had used it -- was pleased too. For this is one of those applications that isn't just a regular part of your toolbox, it's one that reminds you every time why it is just so much handier working on a Mac than a PC ...
Pointers: Five quick and dirty iPhone battery tips - You've got to hand it to Apple. We were in an Apple Store, trying to decide between an iPhone 6 and a 6 Plus, as you do, and naturally a salesman came over. We mentioned that one thing that's really drawing us to the Plus is the battery life -- and you know what would have then happened in any other store selling any other phone. Of course the salesman would have immediately evangelized that feature. He'd somehow make it sound magical, how long you can go without charging the phone and yet, simultaneously, sold us some extra battery pack. Except this was Apple, and the guy didn't do ...
iPhone usage rates correlate to education and population density, study finds - According to a new study published on Thursday, usage rates of Apple's iPhone in the U.S. are positively correlated to users' level of education and population density, with northeastern states seeing a relatively higher concentration of iPhone owners.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
iPod Shuffle Shipping Times Worsen as Retail Stores Run Out of Stock - Supplies of Apple's lowest priced iPod, the $49 iPod shuffle, are temporarily dwindling as shipping times on Apple's website drop to 7 - 10 days and Apple Retail Stores run out of stock around the country, reports 9to5Mac.
According to multiple sources, supplies of the iPod Shuffle are dwindling across Apple’s physical retail and online channels. In fact, Apple has warned its retail employees that Shuffle supplies will be short for an unspecified period of time and that customers seeking to buy a Shuffle via a retail store should be directed to Apple’s online store.The other two iPod lines, the nano and touch, aren't seeing the same dwindling of supplies as they both display 24 hour shipping times and are available now in most of Apple's retail stores. It's unclear why the shuffle is seeing supply problems, but one possibility is that Apple is seeing a temporary shortage of iPod shuffle components, impacting the company's ability to make new iPod shuffles.
New York City appears to be the city mostly suffering from the iPod shuffle shortage, while the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Chicago seem to have a sporadic number of stores without any stock.
Apple hasn't updated the iPod shuffle since September 2013. In early 2014, CEO Tim Cook said that the iPod was a "declining business". In September 2014, Apple discontinued the iPod Classic due to the difficulty in purchasing parts to manufacture it and a shrinking audience for the device.
Mark you calendars: FCC to hold Net neutrality vote on Feb. 26 - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces the date to a CES crowd, indicating that the proposal on the table will include reclassifying broadband as a utility.
(Via CNET News.com.)
The multi-room speakers of CES 2015 - A long dormant category, multi-room speakers have exploded in popularity and can offer consumers better sound quality than typical Bluetooth. Here are the best products on show at CES 2015.
(Via CNET News.com.)