The Apple Watch may be in trouble, but iPhones and iPads are getting a nice treat. Meanwhile, HBO launches on Sling TV right before Game of Thrones comes back.
If the latest rumor is true, the Apple Watch may be facing some difficulties competing against Android Wear. The Verge’s sources are saying Google is working on making its wearable platform compatible with iOS, a move that is likely not settling right at Apple’s headquarters.
Not only is this said to be happening, but it seems it will happen soon. Google is said to be working on finishing the final technical details. Now the only real question is whether Apple will allow the Android Wear companion app into its app store.
Opinion: If Google is working on this, it must mean they have already gotten approval from Cupertino, right? Apple seems to be playing fair in this battle. The Pebble does support iPhones, after all.
Mophie has become a leader in cases, simply because they introduced a series of high quality phone protectors that offer more than protection. These cases carry an external battery that can keep your phone alive for much longer, and their Space Packs even give devices a boost in storage.
So far Space Packs have been limited to very few devices, though, an issue that ends today. The case manufacturer has announced three new Space Pack sizes, made to fir the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Mini. These come in 32, 64 and 128 GB versions, but they are not cheap. The iPhone 6 version comes in at $150, $200 and $300 price points, accordingly.
In terms of battery capacity, the iPhone 6 version comes with 3300 mAh of juice, while the iPhone 6 Plus case offers 2600 mAh and the iPad Mini one comes with an 8000 mAh battery. You can get them all straight from the Mophie website.
Opinion: I use aa Mophie Juice Pack myself and must say I love it. Yes, it will add some bulk to your phone, but it will definitely make up for it in functionality. Especially for iOS users, who don’t have access to expandable storage or removable batteries.
You didn’t think Sling TV would wait until after the return of Game of Thrones to start offering HBO, right? The service is now up and all Sling TV users can enjoy HBO for $15 a month, and it is available for all Sling TV-supported devices.
Opinion: Sling TV is pretty much the first internet TV service to offer HBO, which makes this quite the event. The real question is: how many of you will sign up? I certainly wouldn’t sign up for Sling TV just for HBO, but if I was already a subscriber I wouldn’t wait to sign up.