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Apple acquires augmented reality firm Metaio

Apple has acquired Metaio, an augmented reality startup based in Munich, Germany. Founded in 2003, Metaio specializes in AR software development and custom augmented reality applications and has subsidiaries in San Francisco, New York City and Dallas. TechCrunch, reporting the purchase, received the standard reply from Apple when confirming an…

Readdle launches Spark email client for iPhone and Apple Watch

Readdle today took wraps off its brand new email client, Spark. As the name suggests, Spark is a fast way to manage your email, taking advantage of an intuitive user interface and some smart automatic email categorization helps you get through your inbox more quickly. The app, out today for iPhone for free, also has an Apple Watch extension with some neat…

Apple acknowledges iOS Messages crash with new support page

Earlier this week, an odd bug was found with Messages for iOS. In particular, if a user receives a certain string of text, it forces the iOS device to “respring”, reloading the main Springboard application that provides the iOS app home screen. Some details about the cause of the bug have surfaced, and 9to5Mac’s community has more information on what is…

Force Touch to come to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

After being introduced in the Apple Watch and later in the trackpads of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro updates, Force Touch is said to be coming to Apple’s iPhones this year. While being reported earlier that Force Touch might only come to the larger iPhone 6s Plus, a new report from Economic Daily News says that Force Touch should be coming to the…

Video shows Apple Watch charging faster via hidden diagnostic port

It’s been widely reported that the Apple Watch features a hidden port thought to be used for diagnostic purposes, stowed away in the top strap slot and covered by a protective panel. This port can also be used to charge the Watch, something that accessory makers are keen to latch on to. One of the first projects to take advantage of this port for…

Quickly mark up screenshots on your iPhone or iPad with Pinpoint

Pinpoint, a newly relaunched version of Marco Arment’s retired Bugshot app, is a simple application from Lickability that enables you to quickly mark up screenshots with text, boxes, arrows and blur before sending them on to friends or colleagues. You take screenshots. But sometimes you need to mark them up a bit before sharing them with your friends…

Apple readying Apple Pay rewards program for WWDC debut

Apple is set to announce a rewards program for Apple Pay at next month’s WWDC, according to a report by The New York Times. In an article covering the futures of both Apple Pay and Google’s Android Pay — which will get some stage time later today at Google I/O — it is suggested that Apple will use its Worldwide Developer Conference to announce…