With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
Vine compilations seem to be catching on but there are many people who don’t know how to download Vines to make Vine compilations themselves. This easy tutorial will work on anyones Vine profile and any number of Vines, it allows you to download all Vines on a page or just one.
One of the most popular messaging services, WhatsApp, has been updated with a cleaner user interface to match iOS 7. WhatsApp is a smartphone messenger that uses 3G or WiFi to communicate with others that have the app through messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
What’s New In This Version:
– new iOS 7 User Interface
– broadcast lists: communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once.
– improved share location: 3D map view, hide places, search places
– large thumbs: see more
– new notification alerts and sounds: WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > New Message.
– application will now use your device text size as configured in iOS Settings > General > Text Size
– new improved User Interface for managing your blocked contacts: WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Blocked
– crop image before sending
If you are already a WhatsApp user then make sure to backup your conversations to iCloud before updating the app.
Version 3.0 of Tweetbot is now available for download in the iOS App Store. The latest version includes a complete design overhaul to match iOS 7, customizable navigation, and realistic physics. Check out the video below…
Tweetbot is a full-featured Twitter client that’s fast, beautiful, and redesigned from the ground up for iOS7. Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process. Prepare to fall in love with your favorite Twitter client all over again.
◆ Completely redesigned from the ground up for iOS7.
◆ Native Push Notifications.
◆ Mute filters lets you block messages from users without unfollowing them. Mute services, hashtags, people, and even keywords (regex included).
◆ Sync timeline position, direct message read statuses and mute filters between iPhone, iPad, and the Mac via iCloud or Tweetmarker.
◆ Customizable Navigation. The last 2 tabs are customizable and unused tabs are easily accessible.
◆ Support for multiple services like Pocket, Instapaper, Readability, CloudApp, Droplr, and more.
◆ Save drafts, add locations and POI’s, attach photos/videos, manage your lists, and much more.
Activision has finally gotten around to releasing a Call of Duty game for iOS that shows potential. In Call of Duty: Strike Team you can play in both first-person and third-person which creates a very unique experience. Check out the video review below…
Today at Google’s I/O keynote they announced the new maps that we have been waiting for and the wait is worth it. The new Google Maps will be available soon on desktop and this summer for Android and iOS with dedicated apps for tablets and phones.
Discover more with every click
The entire map is now interactive. Clicking anywhere will focus the map on that location and show you helpful things, like related places and the best ways to get there.
Dive into your world
From outer space down to the streets, the new Google Maps gathers all the imagery of a location into one spot, making it easy to explore your world from every angle.
Find the best way there
You can now compare multiple modes of transportation right on the map to find the best way there and the best way home.
A map that gets better with use
As you search the map, star places you like and leave reviews, the map starts to adapt and can suggest things like restaurants you might enjoy or the quickest way home. In other words, the more you use the new Google Maps, the more helpful it becomes.
Check out Google’s video above which gives us a tour of the new Maps and its features. If you want a early access to the maps, go to the source link below and sign up with your Google account.
iOS users can finally enjoy (almost) all of the functions of Google Glass. Having an iPhone, it was somewhat cumbersome to use some of the features like directions and screencast since I needed to use an Android device. Google’s new app allows Glass users to set up the device and download apps to Glass.
MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device. Use it to set up Glass, get directions on the go, screencast what you see on Glass to your phone, and add Glassware and contacts.
If you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that. Learn more at google.com/glass.
The official Google Play Music app is now available to iOS users. The app allows you to access music that you have uploaded to the cloud, create custom radio stations, and cast music to your Chromecast.
Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love, anywhere!
With our new All Access service, you can enjoy millions of songs, listen to custom radio with no limits, and discover more of the music you love
With both All Access and the standard service, the Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music collection anywhere. All your music is stored online, so no need to worry about syncing, storage space or offline playback. You can listen across any device and on the web, seamlessly.
All Access features:
* Listen to unlimited songs
* Create custom radio stations from any song, artist or album
* Enjoy radio without skip limits
* Get smart recommendations based on your tastes
* Enjoy handcrafted playlists from our music experts
All Access and standard features:
* Add up to 20,000 of your own songs from your personal music collection using your Mac, Windows or Linux computer
* Listen on all your devices and our web player at play.google.com/music
* Access your music anywhere without syncing, and save your favorites for offline playback
* Experience all your music without ads
* Learn more about availability of Google Play Music at https://support.google.com/googleplay/?p=availability
Rovio has posted a video on their YouTube channel confirming that they are indeed making an Angry Birds Go Kart Racing game which will be titled “Angry Birds Go”. Check out the video below where Kalle from the Rovio Games team explains a little more about their upcoming game.
No pricing or release date has been announced, all we know is that they are “almost ready to share a release date and gameplay trailer”. Check out http://go.angrybirds.com for more info on the upcoming game.
The developers behind the Clear To-Do app for iOS have announced the Analog Camera app for iOS which will be a mobile version of the currently available, Analog for Mac. The app makes it super simple to take a picture, add a filter, and then share to Twitter and Facebook without any complications.
Check out the video above to see Analog for iOS in action and, if your interested, you can sign up here to stay tuned for updates.