Dockplus – 9 months on

Black & White Dock+

It’s been a while since I backed the project Dock+ on Kickstarter. And now 9 months on, I’m not looking for another dock because it’s fell apart or it’s not charging. Nope, this dock is still going with no signs of wear at all. It really is an amazing piece of engineering and yet so simple. Continue reading

Notifications on your Pebble

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So since day one of the Pebble launch, I have seen little waves of frustration from people on social networks complaining about not receiving notifications from a device. Believe me the engineers at Pebble do everything they can to squeeze out any bugs before they release an update to the app for your device or the Pebble software itself. But occasionally, a few bugs do sneak through.

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WWDC 2014 keynote recap: Everything you need to know about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite (Video)

Iain:

Everything you need to know about the developments from WWDC 14.

In short it was crammed with lots of scope for developers to give users the best possible way to enjoy the Apple platform, along with great humour.

Yes, some of the features of iOS have been available on other platforms for a while now. But let’s be honest, Apple doesn’t ship anything until it’s ready.

Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day

Good work Apple

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Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote was home to plenty of announcements including iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. There was quite a bit of information covered in during the two hour presentation, but luckily we didn’t miss a second of the action.

If you don’t feel like sitting through the entire keynote video, we’ve put together a condensed version to give you the rundown on everything that was announced. Find out all that you need to know about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite in our keynote recap below…

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Apple and Google agree to settle patent litigation, but will not cross license

Iain:

Play nicely kids

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Photo: USA Today

Photo: USA Today

According to a court filing discovered by Reuters, Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle their ongoing smartphone patent litigation battle against each other. In a statement, the two companies said that this agreement does not include the ability cross license each other’s patents, but rather the promise to “work together in some areas of patent reform.”

The two tech giants have been battling it out over various patents for several years now, both directly and indirectly. It’s important to note, however, that this agreement is solely between Apple, Google, and its Motorola Mobility unit. This does not apply to any lawsuits between Android device manufacturers, such as Samsung and HTC, and Apple. Although theoretically, it would apply to patents owned by Google that device manufacturers are licensing.

A verdict was reached in the latest Apple v Samsung battle just a few weeks ago

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Rays of the waves

Robbie captured an absolutely fantastic shot of the sunseting in the curve of a wave. I’m a really sucker for a great sunset shot, so this is why it’s made it onto my blog of favorite tweets.

— Robbie Crawford (@CrawfordArts) April 25, 2014