Apple launches ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program for third-party bands

Apple launches ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program for third-party bands

Apple has just announced an official program for third-party accessories for Apple Watch. The program is similar to the company’s MFi program for the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. 

Next-Generation Apple TV Remote to come with ‘Touch Pad’

Next-Generation Apple TV Remote to come with ‘Touch Pad’

The New York Times reports that Apple’s next generation Apple TV will come with a redesigned remote, which will include a ‘Touch Pad’.

GroupMe separates individual and group conversations into different tabs in Messages [Jailbreak Tweak]

GroupMe separates individual and group conversations into different tabs in Messages [Jailbreak Tweak]

Do you wish to keep your Messages app more tidy by separating the group messages from individual conversations? If so, you should check out a new jailbreak tweak known as GroupMe by iOS developer Alexandru Laurus.

Just as the name implies, the tweak places the individual and group conversations into two different tabs to prevent the Messages app from cluttering. 

Apple stops signing iOS 8.2, so you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.3

Apple stops signing iOS 8.2, so you can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.3

Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.2, four weeks after releasing iOS 8.3. This means that users won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 8.3 to iOS 8.2.

Download the best deals on apps and games for a limited time (May 4)

Download the best deals on apps and games for a limited time (May 4)

We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including The Ensign, Over and more. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Google acquires iOS time management app Timeful

Google acquires iOS time management app Timeful

Google may not be as prolific in its acquisitions as Apple, but when it does buy up a company, it’s a safe bet that a quick turnaround to improve its stable of apps is the intended move.

The Classic and Modern Buckle Apple Watch band parts can be used to connect third-party bands

The Classic and Modern Buckle Apple Watch band parts can be used to connect third-party bands

The Apple Watch has plenty of third-party accessories on the way, including ways to use third-party bands to replace the proprietary bands that Apple ships with the wearable.

GE announces intelligent LED lightbulbs with HomeKit support

GE announces intelligent LED lightbulbs with HomeKit support

In June 2014, Apple officially announced HomeKit, the platform that would allow manufacturers of smart devices to tap into a whole new level of connectivity, specifically tied to Apple devices.

MyFitnessPal Premium launches with more in-depth info about nutrition and greater customization

MyFitnessPal Premium launches with more in-depth info about nutrition and greater customization

On Monday, May 4, MyFitnessPal announced that it had recently launched “MyFitnessPal Premium,” which is designed to go more in-depth about specific dietary needs of those using the service.

Apple offering discounts on Star Wars iOS, Mac apps for Star Wars Day

Apple offering discounts on Star Wars iOS, Mac apps for Star Wars Day

It’s May 4, which means it’s “Star Wars Day,” and as a result Apple has deemed a special discount for Star Wars-themed apps is necessary.