Ford CTO details plans for close integration between CarPlay and SYNC

In an interview today, Ford CTO Raj Nair gave us a peek at how the company plans to integrate CarPlay into its upcoming cars. Speaking with Re/Code, Nair emphasized that Ford is approaching CarPlay integration in a way that gives consumers choice, look…

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Logitech Keys-To-Go ultraportable keyboard

Keyboards haven’t yet outlived their usefulness, and Logitech continues to make some of the best for adding a little something extra to your iPad.

Here we’ve got a quick look at the Logitech Keys-To-Go. It’s a ridiculously thin keyboard for tablets. The one we have here is technically marketed for Android and Windows — it’s got a telltale Windows key as well — but it’ll work with iOS, too. (If you just have to have one sans Windows key, there’s a more iOS-friendly one available, too.)

There are a couple ways to use this keyboard. The sexier of the two is to already have the tablet propped up somehow (perhaps with Logitech’s own propper-upper), and then have the keyboard away from the display in a more comfortable manner. We’ll call that ”future mode.” But given the resolution of tablets these days, you might want it closer. So there’s a removable plastic clip that lets you stand the tablet up in the usual position right behind the keyboard.

This isn’t a full-size keyboard, obviously, but it’s surprisingly good given its stature. The thinness can’t be understated. On paper it maxes out at 0.24 inches thick, but in reality it feels thinner than a quarter-inch. The keys have a decent amount of travel to them consider that thinness. Our only real complaint was that the material covering the keys feels a little loose. (That could just be a manufacturing discrepancy, but we have a hard time seeing it getting any less lose over time.) And it’s a bit of a dust magnet — particularly the tacky bottom of the keyboard. It won’t take long to get a little nasty. (You can, however, clean the keyboard with a damp cloth just fine.)

There’s a microUSB port for charging in the back right corner, next to an on/off switch. Logitech rates it at three months of use on a charge. There are a handful of application/feature shortcut keys as well. It uses Bluetooth 3.0 for the connection and works with Android 4.1 and up, and Windows 7 and up.

Pros

  • Ridiculously thin
  • Good key travel
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Doesn’t attach to the tablet for travel
  • Cloth on keys feels a little loose
  • May be cramped for some


Bottom line

This isn’t a bad little keyboard at all. It’s portable as heck, and while we generally prefer keyboards that attach to their devices for easier traveling, there’s no denying that the thinness of this keyboard means you can pretty much slip it in anywhere. The Logitech Keys to Go keyboard for Android and Windows is available in black or blue, and MSRP is $69.99, but prices may well vary.



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Apple Store app scores Apple Watch support in latest update

The Apple Store app for iOS has picked up an update this evening that brings support for the Apple Watch. Specifically, the Apple Store app will now let users check order statuses, check in for Genius Bar appointments, and browse upcoming in-store eve…

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion. AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today. This acquisition marks AT&T’s second purcha…

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How to create and manage alarms on Apple Watch

Alarms on your Apple Watch are separate from your iPhone alarms, but they can work together.

Just like your iPhone, your Apple Watch comes with a built-in Alarms app to keep you from missing — or sleeping through — anything important. The two can work together quite nicely, or you can choose to just use one device’s Alarms app. Here’s everything you need to know.


The difference between iPhone alarms and Watch alarms

First and foremost: Alarms on your Apple Watch are completely separate from those that live in the Clock app on your iPhone.

If you launch the Alarms app on your Watch, you won’t see alarms from your iPhone, and vice versa. However, iPhone alarms do work with Apple Watch. For instance, if your iPhone alarm goes off in the morning and your Apple Watch is sitting on your nightstand, only your iPhone will alert you. This is to prevent you from having to silence two devices.

If you happen to have your Apple Watch on your wrist already, then your iPhone alarm will push the alarm through to your Watch. Snoozing or dismissing on either device will silence it on both.

You also have the option of creating completely separate alarms on your Apple Watch that are independent of your iPhone. Alarms created directly on your Apple Watch are ideal for situations when your iPhone isn’t close at hand, or you don’t want it nearby. Additionally, if you sleep with your Apple Watch on, wrist notifications may serve as a better wake up call. Whatever your reason, we can show you how to create new alarms and manage existing ones.

How to create a new alarm on Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Alarms app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Press firmly on the screen and tap New.
  3. Tap on Change Time at the top to set your alarm time.
  4. When you’re done, tap Set.
  5. You can also change options for when you’d like your alarm to repeat and if you want, you can even use Siri to add an alarm name.
  6. When you’re done making changes, tap on Edit Alarm at the top right to back out of the edit screen.

How to edit, disable and delete alarms on Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Alarms app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap on the alarm you’d like to edit or delete.
  3. To edit, just change any details you need to.
  4. To temporarily shut off an alarm, toggle the Off switch next to its name by tapping on it.
  5. To delete an alarm, scroll towards the bottom and tap the Delete button.



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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S.. Sprint says that users within range of a Boingo hotspot will now be able to automatically c…

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Airmail for Mac adds Fantastical 2 support and more in version 2.1

Airmail for Mac has hit version 2.1, bringing along several new and enhanced features. There are several enhancements in Airmail 2.1. The app has a new layout for the message composer, and now supports Fantastical 2. When you add a Gmail account to Ai…

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This is how CarPlay works in the Ferrari California T

MotoManTV takes an in-depth look at CarPlay in Ferrari’s California T. The Ferrari California T is one of the first four cars from the company to come equipped with Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system. CarPlay allows you to access some features and a…

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Apple opens developer sign-ups for new App Analytics beta

Apple is now allowing developers to sign up for the beta for a new App Analytics service. The new App Analytics service was first announced at WWDC 2014. Requests are made through iTunes Connect, where you can add your name to the list with just the p…

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IDC: Minskat försprång för Ipad


Den allt hårdare konkurrensen gör att Apple tappar marknadsandelar.

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