News in the iOS world this week covered the first update for Apple Watch OS, a judge opens iPhone design to the world, and the watch will soon hit retail stores for purchase.
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Look for Apple to debut Home, an iOS app to gather up and configure HomeKit products on your iPhone or iPad. But will it be the app to control them too?
The small update is mainly bug fixes, a new default Today view and performance improvements, including some for Siri which has been inconsistent on my wrist of late.
It's about time for Apple's TV "hobby" to become a big deal: A new software platform for third-party apps would help. And the Apple Watch is expected to improve too next month.
This week in Windows Phone we saw a big new Windows 10 update, heard that porting apps may not be so easy, and the hot Lumia 640 is coming to the US.
Unlike an iPhone or iPad, the Apple Watch doesn't have any security mechanisms to prevent a thief from wiping the device and resetting it to factory condition.
Citrix updated its product line at its flagship conference with a focus on making enterprise apps more accessible on tablets and mobile devices.
Rumors are heating up that Apple will release a large iPad with a stylus this year. Such a product goes against the grain of the way the folks in Cupertino do business, and if it's real it will probably fail.
NetSuite also outlined customer wins including Pebble, the smart watch maker.
Bushel is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. You can put your Apple devices under Bushel's MDM and still let them shine.
Battery life on the latest iPads and iPhones is pretty good, but if you've recently noticed that yours isn't lasting as long as before, Amazon might be to blame.
Reports claim that the iPad Pro is late due to screen supply issues. But Apple already sources millions of advanced displays. A radical new screen technology is the problem as well as a major new competitive barrier - if they can build them.
The iPhone was a big hit and while China was a huge reason, it's not the only one, says Apple's CEO. He still has high hopes for the iPad and shared an Apple Watch apps goal.
While Apple doesn't seem to have any problems shifting iPhones pretty much as fast as it can make them, sales data suggests that the peak for iPad sales may have come and gone, and now it's on a steady decline similar to that experienced by the iPod.
Google recently announced Wi-Fi support for Android Wear and now the companion app includes the Cloud sync feature, plus a choice of calendars to display on your watch.
Google's latest software update for Android Wear will make the smartwatches easier to use in a hands-free mode and over Wi-Fi networks.
Make sure your company has the right information in Apple Maps: Use the new "claim a business" function on an iPad or iPhone.
Scaling phone apps up to a large screen? That's far easier than scaling them down to a wearable device. It will require more planning and thought.
This app written by former Apple engineers turns most any iPad into a second monitor for Macs. It is the first solution good enough for the enterprise.
In iOS news this week we had reports of loaner iPads from vending machines, Apple Pay users having trouble, and you can trade in some non-Apple phones for a new iPhone.
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