You can now start to count the hours until 10am Pacific on Monday, March 9, which is when Apple will give us all of the details on the upcoming Apple Watch. I'm very curious to find out how much the different models will cost, as well as all of the additional details that were not revealed on September 9, 2014 when Apple first announced the Apple Watch. And now, the news of note from the past week:
- Lit Software, the developer of the fantastic TrialPad and TranscriptPad apps (and a sponsor of iPhone J.D.), is having a sale, but it ends today. You can get both apps for only $139.99, a $40 savings over buying each app individually. And if you already own one app, you can take advantage of the bundle to get the other app for cheaper. Click here to take advantage of the bundle.
- Florida attorney Katie Floyd discusses the Sesame Smart Lock, an upcoming product that will let you unlock your from door using an iPhone app.
- Ben Lovejoy of 9to5Mac reviews the Brydge keyboard for iPad Air 2.
- David Pogue of Yahoo Tech has three tips for charging your iPhone or iPad as fast as possible.
- If you want an external battery to charge your iPhone or iPad that has a lot of power in it, Jeremy Horwitz of 9to5Mac reviews the Ankler Astro E7, which has enough power to recharge an iPad Air twice.
- Julie Strietelmeir of The Gadgeteer reviews an interesting device called the iBolt Command Remote. It is a button that you can use to control certain functions on your iPhone.
- And finally, Disney released an interesting iPhone app yesterday called Show Your Disney Side. The app is free, and if you have kids, you should download it. Even if you don't have kids, you should download it because what it does is neat. You take a picture of yourself or someone else, and then the app turns that picture into a Disney character, such as Anna or Elsa from Frozen, Darth Maul from Star Wars, Captain Hook, Maleficent, etc. That in itself is neat, but what is really interesting is how the app animates the picture so that the eyes move, for some characters the picture laughs, etc. The app is a little buggy and has crashed on my iPhone 6 several times, but it is quick to restart the app and try it again. What the app does is pretty cool, so you should check it out. Click here to download the app, and here is a video showing it off: