Tag Archives: Control

Macworld 2014 First Look: Petcube, Motion Control Ring, Lumo Lift, and More

The annual Macworld conference, which will see hundreds of companies showing off Apple-related apps and products, officially kicked off today with the innovation showcase for media and workshop attendees. While Apple stopped attending Macworld in 2009, causing the conference to shrink considerably, there are still a number of innovative products being demoed at the show, [...]

Hands-on: IK’s iRing brings air gesture control to iOS

IK Multimedia, the company behind numerous music creation apps and the iRig series of MIDI, mic and mixer hardware for iOS, unveiled the iRing at CES; an inexpensive wearable motion control solution with tons of potential. IK claims iRing is the future of motion control for iOS apps, music and more. The system consists of [...]

Hands-on: ivee Sleek brings Siri-like voice control to the connected home

Interactive Voice introduced a novel device at CES called ivee Sleek, an Internet-connected, voice-activated virtual assistant that can not only process requests on-board, but control other “smart home” devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat or Philips’ Hue lighting system. At its most basic level, ivee can be thought of as a stripped-down version of Siri [...]

Words App review: Get your Internet reading list under control

Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2013. Every day (except Sunday) from mid-July until late September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout free or low-cost program. Learn more about GemFest in this Macworld podcast. You can view a list of this year’s apps, [...]

Get to know iOS 7: Control Center

For years, one of the biggest complaints that we’ve heard from readers—and that we’ve voiced ourselves—has been the way iOS buried frequently accessed settings one or two (or more!) screens deep in the Settings app. As Android gained nifty home-screen widgets for tweaking Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more, complaints about iOS’s settings hassle became even more [...]

Facebook does Prism damage control with first government request report

In the wake of citizen backlash against tech companies who play nice with surveillance agencies, Facebook is divulging for the first time government requests for user data, citing its “core values” of “transparency and trust.” Just call it Prism crisis control. Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch in a Tuesday blog post gave a country-by-country overview [...]

iOS 7 Beta 5 Tidbits: Icon Settings Redesign, New Control Center Options

Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 7, which brings a number of improvements, changes, and bug fixes to the operating system, including newly redesigned Settings icons and a Control Center option that allows the feature to be disabled within apps. iOS 7 beta 5 also offers a slew of minor interface tweaks and [...]

First Look: Muku Labs’ Shuttr brings remote camera shutter control to your keychain

Introduced by Hong Kong-based Muku Labs, Shuttr is, as its name implies, a tiny Bluetooth-connected remote shutter release that can be used with almost any iOS device, as well as many Android smartphones and tablets. The brainchild of Muku’s Kevin Leung, Shuttr claims to be the slimmest remote shutter release in the world, and AppleInsider [...]