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Engineer iPads, Live Photos, 3D Touch, international iPhone growth, privacy moves, Facebook warning, 3D scanning, Waze


(Image form Apple Insider)
(Image from Apple Insider)

Japan’s major architecture, engineering firms going all iPad in support of Apple, Inc. iOS enterprise push — Apple’s mobile enterprise ambitions are beginning to shift the market in Japan, where large architecture, engineering, construction and operations firms have already moved to standardise on iOS and iPads for their enterprise tablets.

How to enable Live Photos on iPhone 6s — The Harry Potter-style Live Photos you can take with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are really cool, fun to share, and easy to take. That doesn’t, however, mean it’s obvious how to enable Live Photos — something I realized after being asked just that several times in the past few days. Read on to learn how to enable and disable Live Photos with a tap.

3D touch could be better — 3D Touch is only at its first baby steps, but it needs improvements to really become beneficial. One of the marquee features in the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is 3D Touch, “an entirely new way to interact with your phone.” 3D Touch includes three types of interaction: Peek, and Pop, and Quick Actions. In some ways, 3D Touch is a right click for the iPhone, offering shortcuts that would not be available otherwise, or that would require more interaction. Jason Snell explains how it works in this article, and Macworld has posted a FAQ about 3D Touch.

International growth fueled Apple smartphone share gains before iPhone 6s launch — Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s, Apple saw continued market share gains across most of the world’s largest smartphone markets, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Apple pulls 250-plus iOS apps that violate its privacy policy — Researchers at SourceDNA, an analytics service that profiles the Apple and Android app stores, say they’ve found more than 250 iOS apps that violate Apple’s App Store privacy policy forbidding the gathering of email addresses, installed apps, serial numbers, and other personally identifying information that can be used to track users. And Apple has addressed the issue.

Facebook warns users of potential state-sponsored attacks — Facebook will now warn people if it has a strong suspicion an account is being targeted by a nation-state.

3D iPad scanning — The Structure Sensor by Occipital claims to be the world’s first 3D sensor for mobile devices. It’s taking 3D scanning to the next frontier: your living room. By installing iOS apps built specifically for the Structure Sensor, you can begin to incorporate 3D scanning into your everyday life, from finding the right shipping box to measuring indoor spaces, and even capturing 360-degree body scans of your loved ones.

Waze for iOS gets redesigned with new look, simpler interface, improved battery life — The latest update to Waze’s navigation app for iOS introduces a major redesign that not only alters its look to be clearer, but also simplifies many tasks, particularly for long road trips. The Waze iOS app is a free download and runs on any iPhone or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later, though only cellular-equipped iPads have built-in GPS.

iPhone 6 gush, Apple Watch, iCloud outages photo and Notification Centre, science, Rome, Waze


Apple Watch in Colette's window, Paris
Apple Watch in Colette’s window, Paris

Gigaom’s Kevin C Tofel gushes over the iPhone 6 — It’s not surprising for those of us who write about nothing but Apple products to get excited over new iPhones, but what about an online journalist who is equally at home in iOS and Android worlds, often buying both an iPhone and an Android phone each year?
Kevin C Tofel of Gigaom says in a new reviewI like the iPhone 6 so much that I may not buy a new Android.”
[By the way, I talk about the new iPhones in the NZ Tech Podcast with Paul Spain and Paddy Buckley. Paul is equally platform agnostic, also impressed with the iPhone 6; Paddy is Android. You can listen directly at that link or subscribe to the podcast on your Mac in iTunes or directly on iPad, iPhone via the Podcasts app.]

Apple Watch manufacturing to begin in January, Quanta to be sole supplier — A new rumour suggests Apple plans to begin manufacturing its upcoming wearable device in January, and that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer will exclusively handle that responsibility. The forthcoming Apple wearable was in the spotlight at Paris Fashion Week. The Guardian talks about this too (pictured above). It also took the window of The Colette store at 213 rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris (pictured above).

iCloud outages — Apple has reported all iCloud services down for some users worldwide. In an update to Apple’s online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more. [It’s back online now, and could be related to the implementation of the new iCloud Drive that will be part of Yosemite.]

Evercore raises Apple’s price target to $125 thanks to iPhone 6 — Bigger iPhone 6 screens are likely to result in a bigger upgrade cycle for Apple, in the eyes of Evercore Partners, which increased its price target to $125 on Tuesday and advised investors to buy in.

4 Cool iOS 8 Photo Extension Apps — iOS 8 opened the door for developers to share features with other apps and one place that really shines is Photos. Developers are updating their apps to take advantage of iOS 8’s new Extensions feature, and Mac Observer put together a list of some of early favourites for working with your photos.

Four science-oriented Apps that support iOS 8 Notification Centre — iOS 8 supports widgets in the Notification Center. Apps that are properly built will be visible there and support a subset of the app’s full features, often for quick reference. Here are four science oriented apps currently shipping that integrate with Notification Center.

Hands-on with Places, Waze’s latest feature — Community-powered navigation app Waze got a major update on Monday, which introduces a new feature for sharing info about destinations. Dubbed Places, drivers can share information about local businesses and residences with other Waze users, providing tips and photos of places they’ve visited.

Raise an army in Rise of Rome — Commanding armies, building a city, and employing strategies to complete a variety of quests are a big part of the action in Rise of Rome. On the quest to create a strong Roman empire, players can upgrade their city for defence and upgrade their army to be able to conquer more territory. Rise of Rome is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 5.0 or later.

Office for iPad gets PDF export ~ Indiegogo, Wikipedia, Waze, apps ~ false alarm ~ Wanderlust 3 ~ Percentage Calculator


Office for iPad gets PDF export
Office for iPad gets PDF export

Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures — Microsoft updated its three Office for iPad apps — Word, PowerPoint, and Excel — with new features including PDF exporting, presentation views, and even a new flick gesture.

Indiegogo and Wikipedia release new iOS apps, Waze adds updated voice guidance — Crowdfunding site Indiegogo on Thursday unveiled an iOS app that allows users to back projects on the go, while internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia launched a ground-up rewrite of its own native app and crowdsourced traffic information app Waze issued an update featuring improvements to its voice guidance system– it’s all on Apple Insider.

Emergency app triggers panic after false alarm warns of impending quake — Just after noon on Monday, thousands of Mexico City residents evacuated their office buildings and filled the streets thanks to a warning from the SkyAlert emergency app. Now the company behind the app is doing its best to apologise for the false alarm.

Wunderlist 3 makes many nice improvements — Dave Caolo at TUAW finds that Wunderlist, the cloud-based, task- and project-management solution from Germany’s 6Wunderkinder, available for iOS, OS X, Kindle Fire, Chromebook and the web, finds good new features and trouble for some.

Percentage Calculator does the math so you don’t have to — Percentage Calculator is one of those utility apps that you don’t realise you need until you need it. The app is not your typical calculator with a numeric keypad and operators. Instead, it’s a formula tool that lets you calculate interest, percentages, loan payments and more. Percentage Calculator supports 13 languages and a variety of currencies. It’s free and works with both the iPhone and iPad.  [I got it.]