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Your next iPhone could play double duty as a smoke detector. The smartphone could have the ability to take on a fire safety role, without the need to be mounted to a ceiling, an invention from Apple reveals.
A patent granted to Apple and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday, titled “Wireless Device Networks with Smoke Detection Capabilities,” details how the company could build in a smoke detector within its iPhones, iPads and Macs. Once smoke is picked up by the sensor, the device could transmit alerts to another electronic device along with a graphic or map displaying where the smoke alert was triggered.
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One week from today, Apple is expected to unveil its next version of its flagship smartphone, likely to be called the iPhone 6S. As is often the case with a major event in the consumer tech world, there are bad guys out there hoping to take advantage of all the hype.
A friend of mine recently was greeted with the popup below. It appeared on her iPad as she was browsing a Web forum. She texted me and asked whether it was legitimate. She’s a very smart and sophisticated professional, but apparently this was intriguing enough that she just had to ask. Hope springs eternal when it comes to being an iPhone 7 tester!
It is possible to pair an older Android Wear smartwatch with an iPhone, despite concerns that it might not be possible, according to a report from 9to5Google.
On Monday, Google released a new Android Wear app for the iPhone that enables users to pair one of the many Android watches to the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus.
Before now, Android watches only worked with Android phones. However, even with the update, it appeared that many older Android Wear watches, such as the Moto 360 and Galaxy Gear series, would still not work with the iPhone.