This is not an Apple versus the FBI thing. It's bigger than that, and will have lingering effects on each and every person using technology for the foreseeable future. I stand with Apple, but more importantly I stand for privacy — mine, yours, everybody's.
AT&T and NYU are sponsoring the Connect Ability tech challenge, a global competition for developers and makers to create tech to help those with special needs, and we're seeing a few examples of the great work the enterprising participants have come up with.
Apple announced that iOS 8 will be available for everyone starting September 17, but for those on the beta track the gold master should be available shortly (edit — it's live now). The update will be available starting now through the Apple Developer Portal.
Using the Apple Maps app on your iPhone, you'll be able to have a neat little miniature version of the app right on your wrist through Apple Watch! You can pan around the screen by swiping, use the crown of the watch to zoom your view in and out, and touch the screen to bring up search for favorite or recent places.
Apple's new Apple Watch will come in three different models to suit just about everyone. From the sporty to the luxurious, you'll be able to have just the look you want right on your wrist. And each will be available in a smaller size for folks who don't have a large wrist.
Apple has a new vision, and that is to replace your wallet with Apple Pay. With $12 billion spent via a plastic card every day in the US, they plan to begin with payment methods and using NFC, you'll be able to tap-to-pay using your new iPhone. This means we no longer will have to rely on the "vulnerable" magnetic stripe used on most credit and debit cards today.