Thursday, May 12, 2016
Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on the iPhone maker’s health projects. Matsuoka left Nest last year and was headed to Twitter until she was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, according to a post she wrote on Medium last May. Treatment of the undisclosed illness was effective, she wrote.
Read more fortune.com
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Apple and SAP have announced a partnership in which they’ll deliver a new software development kit (SKD) for SAP enterprise applications on Apple iOS-running devices. Additionally, SAP will develop native iOS apps in the Apple programming language Swift for “critical business operations.”
Read more www.eweek.com
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Should we be predicting the imminent downfall of Apple? No. Should we litter opinion pieces with puns about bad Apples? Not really. Let us instead be constructive and look at what Apple can do to dig itself out of what is, for now, a relatively small hole.
Read more www.ibtimes.co.uk
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
With drops in revenue and iOS device sales in what CEO Tim Cook called a “challenging quarter,” highlights from Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings today include an increase in Apple Music subscribers, more cash for Apple’s capital return and share repurchasing programs, and a “huge number of Android switchers and new to Mac customers.”
Read more 9to5mac.com
Monday, April 25, 2016
Apple — the world’s most profitable public company — is a day away from releasing its March quarter earnings. That means that while the company itself is in an official quiet period, everyone else is free to publish false and misleading information about it. Let’s take a look at some of the worst fallacies.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Apple is unique, and I mean that objectively. Forget about products for a moment, about which reasonable people can disagree. Leave aside the financial results, which certainly are unprecedented. And ignore the people you know so well: folks like Jony Ive or Jeff Williams or Phil Schiller, and the many talented workers underneath them.
Read more stratechery.com
You might have thought including public transit directions, arrivals times, and mode of transportation options were just a given with an online mapping system. That is, unless you’ve been using Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. Apple Maps users didn’t have the ability to find out how to get from one point in Seattle to another using King County Metro or light rail.
Read more seattle.curbed.com
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will kick off on 13 June. Siri was the first to let slip the date of Apple’s annual developer conference, but the company confirmed shortly after that WWDC 2016 will run from 13 to 17 June in San Francisco.
Read more www.theinquirer.net
Saturday, April 09, 2016
The iPhone didn’t “disrupt” flip phones by coming in at the low end. It was immediately so much better than what existed that it simply made everything old irrelevant.
Read more theweek.com
When Apple launched the iPhone SE in March, it did not get the same hype as its bigger siblings such as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and it’s all because of its smaller 4-inch display. There is a list citing the reasons that explain why the new, smaller, and more affordable iPhone is a risky move for Apple, which has recently launched devices with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens.
Read more www.inquisitr.com
We already knew about San Bernardino and Brooklyn, but according to court documents unsealed on Friday, Apple’s legal struggle with the FBI includes a case in Boston, too. The Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU was successful in getting the documents unsealed after filing a motion in court.
Read more www.pcworld.com
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The epic fight between the F.B.I. and Apple over a locked iPhone is now over, but a central question in the case has remained unanswered: What secrets did the phone, used by one of the attackers in the San Bernardino, Calif., rampage, actually hold?
Read more www.nytimes.com
Thursday, March 31, 2016
As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an iPhone 5/5s, and for the most part, it looks like that really is the case.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The questions raised by the DOJ announcing that it was, in fact, able to get in to Syed Farook’s work iPhone continue to grow. The latest is that, if it could get into that phone, running the fairly secure iOS 9, why is it still fighting the case in NY where it’s trying to get into a drug dealer’s phone running iOS 7?
Read more www.techdirt.com
Friday, March 25, 2016
Apple recently unveiled the Apple Renew program, which pays you in Apple gift cards and good Earth vibes to recycle old iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices. Here’s what you can expect to get back if you send in your used stuff.
Read more lifehacker.com
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
There are a number of ways the FBI could be attempting to hack into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino killer, say security experts. One intriguing approach involves creating a digital copy of the phone’s chips.
Read more www.usatoday.com
Monday, March 21, 2016
Calling it the most powerful 4-inch phone ever, Apple on Monday officially announced the iPhone SE, a refresh for its smallest form factor, giving it the latest-generation 64-bit A9 processor and 12-megapixel iSight camera. The iPhone SE features the same matte chamfered edges found on the iPhone 5s. But inside it’s been vastly upgraded, including all of the camera improvements already found in the iPhone 6s, such as Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, and panorama capabilities up to 63 megapixels.
Read more www.hardwareheaven.com
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Apple will be streaming tomorrow’s ‘Let us loop you in’ media event live on the company’s website. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a number of new products related to iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch, but we’ll have to wait and see to know for sure.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The Department of Justice is certainly not going to back down in the San Bernardino iPhone saga and there’s now evidence that the feds could even force Apple to provide the full source code of iOS should the company refuse to build a backdoor. Specifically, if Apple does not want to create custom software that would help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers and the company loses in court, the Department of Justice might request Cupertino to provide the source code of the operating system instead.
Read more news.softpedia.com
Friday, March 11, 2016
As expected, federal prosecutors filed their formal response on Thursday in the ongoing case involving the seized iPhone 5C that was used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack in December 2015. Last month, the government obtained an unprecedented court order under the All Writs Act, an obscure 18th-century statute, which would compel Apple to assist in the government’s investigation.
Read more arstechnica.com