Google Calendar is finally on the iPhone. You now have access to your GMail events. And it’s free.
Apple revealed today, the Apple Watch. It starts out at $349 with some watches as high as $10k. Pre-orders can begin April 10. Apple stores will start selling on April 24, most likely you’ll need a reservation. You just can’t walk into a store and get one, at least not in the first few weeks after its release. Here’s an article from ZDNet, PCMag, Gizmodo, ComputerWorld, and Lifehacker.
Lost in the hoopla is the reduced price of the Apple TV. It’s now sells for only $69. Let’s not forget the new super-thin Macbook. It’s thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air. It’s powered by Intel Core M. It’s fan-less and has a single USB C port that allows you to connect to everything. Gone are the USB 3.0 ports and the Display port. You have to buy a $79 dongle if you want connect to other devices or displays. I think the MacBook is a little bit underpowered. It’s a almost a cross between a tablet and laptop. The MacBook starts at $1299 and $1599.
Purportedly criminals have been using Apple Pay to purchase high-priced items from the Apple Store. They’re using stolen identities and credit cards. The crooks have broken into Apple’s fingerprint wireless payment verification. Some are scrambling to prevent the problem from going out of control. Here’s the original article from the Guardian.
Would you buy an Apple Watch? For $350 a pop. I don’t think I’ve ever bought a watch that expensive. But, it’s not just any watch. It’s a smartwatch, a wearable device! This particular wearable device will most likely run hundred of apps, including the ability to track your activity when exercising. Will the Apple Watch kill Fitbit? What about privacy?
Will you get the latest iPad mini 3? A few experts are saying to not bother! The argument is basically, it’s the same device as last year’s iPad mini 2, with just one notable exception. It has additional hardware for Apple Pay. Other than that, it’s the same hardware as last year, the same design, the same screen and the same cameras. It’s not any thinner or any lighter. It has the same graphic and processor chips. However, it’s available in gold! If gold fancies you, then spend the extra $100. Last year’s iPad mini 2 is now selling starting at $299. The iPad mini 3 retails starting at $399.