Pilot a drone with an Apple Watch

Boffins over at PVD+ in Taiwan have created a new app for the Apple Watch which allows complete control over the flight of a drone. Seen below in the video, the pilot, dubbed to be “using the force” uses his Jedi powers (and his Apple Watch app) to pilot the drone! 

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Helix Apple Watch Dock for Apple Watch Launched on Kickstarter

Makes charging Apple Watch simple, and taking it go easy. (PRNewsFoto/Standzout)

Standzout is proud to announce that their newest product, Helix Apple Watch Dock, is now raising funds on Kickstarter. Helix is a compact housing for the Apple Watch charging cable and USB charger that makes charging Apple Watch simple and easy, and taking it to go even easier. Helix is the first of its kind, an Apple Watch accessory thoughtfully designed to fit the way people are using and charging the Apple Watch.

Helix uses the USB charger and magnetic charging cable that comes with the Watch to create a charging platform that plugs directly into an outlet. It eliminates the clutter of an extra charging cable, making it the perfect product for travel or home.

Helix is easy to use: simply wrap Apple Watch’s charging cable around the barrel, insert the charger, and plug it in. It is compatible with any of Apple’s one- or two-meter magnetic charging cables.

The last thing any of us needed in our lives was another cable, says Helix co-founder Blake Frazier, Helix is the solution that makes it easy to grab your charger and go. No mess, no tangles, no fuss.

Helix was built on real-world testing of the Apple Watch, observing the way that users are interacting with and charging the device, and carefully considering feedback.

Once we had the Watch in hand, we quickly realized that the nightstand isn’t necessarily the only place to charge Apple Watch, says Brandon Barnard, Standzout CEO, Helix lets you charge wherever works best for you, and keeps another charging cable off of your already-cluttered nightstand.

The Kickstarter campaign for Helix will be live until Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Backers of the project can pick up a Helix in any of three colors black, white, or clear at reduced Kickstarter-only prices

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Everything you need to know about Apple Pay in the UK

Apple Pay Here

So today (14/07/15) saw the launch of Apple Pay in the UK.. But what is it, and why should I care I hear you say.. Well – hopefully the post below will help you get the most from Apple Pay, and answer any questions you may have.

What is Apple Pay?

Apple Pay is Apples attempt at getting you to leave your wallet at home, or at least your bank cards! Ever since the inception of the Apple Wallet (aka Passbook) companies have offered up ‘membership/club’ cards as ‘Passbook’ items, to save you having to carry extra cards round with you. Apple have worked hard to take that one step further, and have worked with some pretty influential organisations to introduce Apple Pay. Which allows you to store your bank card details in the secure enclave on your Apple iDevice, then using NFC (Near Field Communications) and Apple’s Touch ID you can use your phone to securely pay for items or services at supported pay points.

Sounds cool doesn’t it? But wait.. Also a little daunting? Well no need to panic just yet, check out my definitive and always up to date post below to find out all there is to know!

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Apple Watch can be used as a games controller on Apple TV

It seems, Apple Watch OS 2 brings with it some pretty impressive features.. The most impressive feature being games controls for the Apple TV! One such game reported to support the Apple Watch’s new feature is Bowling Central by Rolocule. Whats more, Rolocule have confirmed they will let you lucky Apple Watch owners (and all those who don’t own one) bag Bowling Central completely free of charge!

Bowling Central uses the built in AirPlay feature of the iPhone and iPad to stream the gameplay to your Apple TV. Of course, this is either going to mean constantly removing your watch and passing to your friends..? Unless they introduce multi user/watch gameplay!

Check out this gaming footage:

Rolocule are some what experts in the field of motion controlled gaming.. Not so long back they introduced their motion tennis, which uses Android phones to control the in game rackets!

It’s fair to say this will be the first of many now the ball is rolling…

You can download Bowling Central right now from the AppStore using the button below.

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