Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been active in updating its apps for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS devices. Over the past nine months, the company has rolled out a number of major updates to its various apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in a bid to showcase Google’s iOS SDK’s strengths.
Over the weekend, developers created 15 new apps and services as part of Evernote and Honda's design hackathon. They were tasked with building apps that utilized Evernote's API, as well as APIs from the Honda Silicon Valley Lab for smart cars, gesture technology company Leap Motion, Pebble, and sensor platform for smart devices NODE.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has begun seeding the fourth beta for iOS 8.2 to developers, taking the latest build version to 12D5461b. The latest beta release comes just under a month after the company released iOS 8.2 beta 3 to developers in December 2014.
The iOS 8.2 beta 4 can be downloaded by registered developers as an OTA update or via Apple’s official iOS Developer Center.
Modern-day smartphones solved a lot of problems. It's easier to keep in touch with people, play addictive bird-themed games, and manage your calendar. But they also created a bunch of new problems like having to whip out your phone every time you want to check a new alert. And sometimes that can be pretty rude.
A good magician never reveals his tricks, but that hasn’t stopped Jay Olson from trying to understand the science behind them.
Mr. Olson, 28, a professional magician and graduate student at McGill University, is the lead author of a study that explores the psychological factors that make card tricks work. The goal was to learn how outside factors influence decision-making.
“Magicians usually know the secret, but they don’t know the psychology behind the magic trick,” said Mr. Olson, who is in McGill’s psychiatry program.
Pebble, arguably the hottest smart watch on the market, is now accepting pre-orders for its high-end Pebble Steel smartwatch. The Pebble Steel, which will retail for $249, features the same e-paper display, a five-to-seven day battery life, and waterproof design. Pebble plans to start shipping the watch on Jan. 28.