Automatic introduced its Automatic Link connected car system in March of this year, promising to ship out the app and the Bluetooth adapter beginning in May. The system includes a plug-in adapter that is designed to read data from a car’s onboard diagnostics, turning nearly any car manufactured after 1996 into a connected car. The adapter utilizes an accompanying iPhone app to provide detailed information on driving habits and car health. Unfortunately, Automatic has experienced some problems with the aforementioned iPhone app and as a result, it has decided to delay (via Engadget) the final release of the system until August to work out some of the kinks.The good news is that the Link – that little device that plugs into your car – is ready and being manufactured! Unfortunately, we underestimated the time needed to complete the iPhone app and we’re sorry to say that it won’t be ready until the end of August.As it is only the software that needs to be tweaked (the hardware is already in production), Automatic is offering its first preorder customers the opportunity to test a beta version of the system.
As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today seeded build 12E55 of OS X 10.8.4 to developers. The release comes nine days after the previous build 12E52 and marks the eighth beta iteration of OS X 10.8.4. As with previous beta releases, Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari. The update is available through the software update tool in the Mac App Store and Apple’s Developer Page.
Apple might unveil a new iPad mini at WWDC, but if the rumors are true that it might not have a Retina display, then you might want to consider getting a first gen iPad mini. The Online Apple Store just dropped the price on all refurbished iPad mini and iPad 4 models today. The price The post Apple Store Drops Prices On Refurbished iPad Minis And iPad 4 appeared first on Cult of Mac.Related StoriesForget The iWatch, Here Are 11 Apple Watches You Can Buy Right Now [Gallery]Fifth Avenue Apple Store Roof Springs A Leak, Again [Video]Smarter Stand Clips: Turn Your Apple Smart Cover Into An iPad Stand [Deals]The FDA Is Worried About You Using The iPhone For UrinalysisHP Wants You To Believe That Its New Laptops Were Designed By Apple
In less than two weeks, Apple will head to trial over allegations that it colluded with five publishing houses in an effort to inflate the price of e-books. Indeed, the Justice Department last week released internal Apple emails which it claims supports the allegation that Apple was a “ringleader” in a price-fixing conspiracy. In one such email, Apple executive Eddy Cue explained to Steve Jobs that he was able to secure a deal with Random House by threatening to block an app of theirs from getting into the App Store. With a trial on the matter scheduled to kick off on June 3, Bloomberg reports that US District Judge Denise Cote — who happens to be overseeing the trial — expressed confidence that the government will be able to prove its case against Apple. I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books, and that the circumstantial evidence in this case, including the terms of the agreements, will confirm that
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Here in the US, most of us are celebrating a three-day weekend that also serves as the start of summer, which means BBQs, poolside hangouts, and lots and lots of time in the sun. Oh, and it means one more thing these days: iOS game sales!
PureShot, a U$1.99 universal app, takes a very shooting-oriented approach to photography on iOS. You don’t process your images here, or add filters. Instead, you just use the tools provided to take the very best picture you can, then process it on your iOS device, or get it onto your Mac or PC and use a dedicated image editor. I like that approach, because most do-it-all apps aren’t strong in every feature. PureShot is dedicated to taking good pictures, and I think it succeeds at that goal.
Skycore, a marketing and developer support firm, has introduced a new feature to its services platform to allow developers to send Passbook passes to users via MMS. The feature should allow more companies to use Passbook because they won’t need users to download a dedicated iOS app. Passbook was a new feature in iOS 6 that allows users to store frequently used items like gift cards or frequent shopper cards, as well as single use items like movie and airline tickets.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to BioSense Technologies over its iPhone uChek urinalysis system, asking why its medical app hasn’t been cleared by the agency. The app is one of the first that turns the iPhone into a medical device, designed to read urinalysis test strips that are normally examined by users and compared to a color-coded chart. With the uChek system, patients can take a picture of the strip with the iPhone’s camera and then receive an automated readout of parameters like glucose, urobilinogen, pH, ketone and more. The app also stores results which then can be analyzed over time
Martin Hajek’s oft-shown iWatch model has been dusted off yet again, this time to show how the iWatch could act as a second-screen compass for Apple Maps running on an iPhone. Got to say, first obviously compelling use for an iWatch that I’ve seen yet. Source: FlickrThe post How You’ll Use The iWatch With iOS Or Google Maps [Image] appeared first on Cult of Mac.Related StoriesForget The iWatch, Here Are 11 Apple Watches You Can Buy Right Now [Gallery]Fifth Avenue Apple Store Roof Springs A Leak, Again [Video]Frugal Readers Can Access Free Sample iBooks On The iPhone And iPad [iOS Tips]The FDA Is Worried About You Using The iPhone For UrinalysisHP Wants You To Believe That Its New Laptops Were Designed By Apple