Pokémon GO is now available on the Apple Watch! You will now be able to explore and experience the world around you directly from your wrist, whether you’re searching for wild Pokémon or trying to hatch the Pokémon originally discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games.
Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world. You can easily interact with Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, using quick taps to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops. Once you encounter a Pokémon, you can catch it from your iPhone. You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also counting distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs.
To recap the core features of Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, you’ll be able to
- Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings
- Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon
- Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon
- Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them
- Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded
It’s christmas, and one favourite christmas dish is turkey.
What you need
- 2 kg / 4 lb turkey breast, skin on, bone in or boneless
- 1 head of garlic, cut in half horizontally
- 1 onion (brown, yellow or white), unpeeled, cut in half
- 5 sprigs of thyme (or 2 tsp dried thyme leaves)
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 5 grinds of black pepper
- 1.5 - 2 tbsp olive oil
- Chicken broth, for topping up liquid
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- Salt and pepper
How to make it
- Place Rub ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine, it should be a wet paste.
- Pat the turkey dry all over with paper towels.
- Cover turkey with the Rub, using most for the side and top.
- Place the garlic, onion and thyme in the slow cooker.
- Place the turkey breast on top so it is elevated.
- Cook on high for 1 hour
- Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
- Remove turkey from the slow cooker and let it rest for 20 minutes before crisping the skin.
- Strain the liquid into a measuring cup, top up with chicken broth.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour and mix to combine. Pour about 1/2 cup of liquid into the flour mixture and mix until it forms a paste.
- Slowly add remaining liquid, stirring as your go.
- Use a whisk if required to make the gravy smooth.
- Simmer until thickened - take it off before it is as thick as you want because it will continue to thicken.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with turkey.
Crisp the Skin
If you want to make your turkey skin crispy, then follow this step after cooking it in the slow cooker
- Preheat grill broiler to high.
- Place an oven shelf 30 cm / 1 foot from the heat source.
- Remove turkey breast from the slow cooker into a heatproof serving dish.
- Place on the oven shelf and broil for 3 to 5 minutes until the skin is crispy.
- Serve immediately with gravy on the side.
Mitchel Broussard, writing for MacRumors:
Nintendo and developer DeNA’s shares have declined over the weekend in reaction to negative user reviews facing the new mobile game Super Mario Run, which currently averages a 2.5/5 star rating on the iOS App Store, based on around 54,000 user reviews. Shares in DeNA have gone down 14 percent since Super Mario Run launched on December 15, while Nintendo’s stock has fallen about 13 percent in the same time frame.
Although many of the top reviews for the game remark on Super Mario Run’s better qualities, the harshest criticism remains to be Nintendo’s decision to make the game free-to-download, but $10 to unlock all of its content. Users can play nearly all of World 1 for free, but gaining deeper access to the remaining five Worlds, along with Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder modes, requires the $10 fee.
It’s a fun game, but I can see the $10 fee being a factor a lot of people wouldn’t like.
Apple EarPods were standard issue with iPhones released before the iPhone 7. So what happens when Apple releases a phone with no headphone jack? They release wireless headphones. Are the new Apple AirPods worth the wait? Only one way to find out. Ladies and gents, hold onto your headphones seats, it’s teardown time!
Alright, we’ve got Apple’s latest stocking stuffers on our teardown table, and it’s time to see what they’re made of. Here’s the scoop so far:
- Each AirPod weighs 0.14 oz (4 g), while the charging case weighs 1.34 oz (38 g)
- Each AirPod measures in at 0.65” × 0.71” × 1.59” (16.5 mm × 18.0 mm × 40.5 mm) while the charging case measures in at 1.74” × 0.84” × 2.11” (44.3 mm × 21.3 mm × 53.5 mm)
- Utilizes Bluetooth technology and Apple’s new W1 chip for wireless connectivity
- Uses microphones, optical sensors, and a motion accelerometer for in-ear detection
- Beamforming microphones are coupled with an additional accelerometer in order to filter out unwanted noise
- The AirPods alone can hold a charge up to 5 hours, while their charging case holds additional charge for up to 24 hours of listening time
Read the rest of the teardown, these are a pretty interesting set of wireless earbuds.
The sad story of Pebble’s demise may have just taken a turn toward the ugly.
In an article dated to December 13th, 9to5Google‘s Ben Schoon wrote that he and countless other Pebble Time 2 and Core Kickstarter backers had only received partial refunds from the company for their pledges.
In Schoon’s case, he put $179 USD toward the Time 2 only to get a $70 refund. In the week since that article went live, the company’s Kickstarter page has become filled with backers complaining that they’ve yet to see any money at all from Pebble.
That’s after Pebble said on December 7th, “Kickstarter will process refunds for all eligible pledges within one week.” Reading the company’s statement again, what’s notable about it is that nowhere does Pebble say it will refund backers in “full” or “completely.” Like with the company’s Kickstarter comment section, Pebble customers have taken to the December 7th update to say they’ve yet to see a refund from the company.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company’s commitment to desktop Mac computers remains strong, despite a glaring omission of the product line in a slate of recent MacBook announcements. Cook’s comments on the manner were posted to Apple’s internal employee message board, which were then obtained and verified by TechCrunch today.
Here’s what Cook had to say in response to a question about whether Mac desktops were strategic for Apple:
The desktop is very strategic for us. It’s unique compared to the notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop — the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater variety of I/O, and fastest performance. So there are many different reasons why desktops are really important, and in some cases critical, to people.
The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.
Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we’re committed to desktops. If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.
It’s unclear if Cook is referencing just the company’s iMac all-in-one line, or if he also intended his statement to include the Mac mini and the Mac Pro. But the lack of updates to all three is a genuine concern for fans of Apple’s desktop computers.
Apple’s AirPods are up for pre-order and arriving in Apple Stores next week. I’ve got a set in hand, and rather than jumping straight to the review, I thought I’d answer some of the most common questions I’m seeing about Apple’s new wireless earbuds.
Khoi, Subtraction.com, on switching from the iPhone to the Pixel:
To be sure, it’s a terrific phone. It has a world class still camera that just about lives up to its hype, and to me the operating system has never felt as united with its hardware as it does in this phone.
As much as I tried though, after living with this device for several weeks I still felt that there were several stumbling blocks to jumping entirely to Android. Whether you consider it lock-in or value-add, Apple’s ecosystem is a powerful argument for sticking with the iPhone.
This is the standard argument I end up making almost every time I try to stick to Android.
I wasn’t sure I needed a 12.9-inch iPad when Apple announced the iPad Pro in September 2015.
And yet, over a year later, the iPad Pro is, by far, the best computer I’ve ever owned.
I’ve never felt so satisfied with any other Apple device before – but the transition wasn’t easy.
Apple today announced AirPods are available to order online now from Apple.com and will start delivering to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week.