Apple iPod fans throughout Europe, Asia, and South America now have the opportunity to grab Apple’s new 16GB iPod touch, as the revamped model has launched in a number of new countries just five short days after its debut in the United States. The new model offers feature parity with its larger touch siblings, including a 5MP iSight rear-facing camera.
AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8’s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.
Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.
Apple today launched their annual Back to School promotion, offering qualified educational purchasers a $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac, or a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone or iPad.
As we reported awhile back, Apple’s annual Back to School promotion will kickoff tomorrow, July 1st. Apple will be redecorating its retail stores during the overnight hours tonight and early tomorrow to reflect the promotion.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Internet Software and Services head Eddy Cue have once more been invited to Investment bank Allen & Co.’s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Right on the heels of an update to iOS 7.1.2, Apple has also released an OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 update for Mac users. The update contains numerous fixes, including stability and security fixes, a fix for a Wi-Fi issue that prevented some Mac from automatically connecting to known networks, and Safari 7.0.5.
Apple has just released iOS 7.1.2 to the public. The minor update, coming over two months after the release of iOS 7.1.1, includes bug fixes and security improvements, an email attachment security fix, and improved iBeacon connectivity and stability.
Apple has expanded its Apple Store iPhone “reuse and recycle” trade-in program to a new market: Italy. The Italy Apple Store listings in the official Apple Store app indicate that Apple is offering up to €220, (roughly $300 USD), for the trade-in of older model iPhones.
Apple Employees Participate in SF LGBT Pride Parade – Pass Out Free iTunes Song Cards to Participants
Apple CEO Tim Cook joined the company’s new head of environmental issues, Lisa Jackson, to lead a large group of Apple employees who participated in San Francisco’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade on Sunday.
Apple Updates iTunes U – Brings Course Creation, Management for Teachers & Student Discussions To iPad
Apple today announced updates to iTunes U. Starting July 8, teachers using the free iTunes U app can create, edit and manage entire courses directly on iPad for the first time, and students will be able to collaborate including the ability to start class discussions and ask questions directly from their iPad.
Apple premiered a new iPhone 5s ad on Sunday. “Parenthood,” promotes numerous apps and products to help parents connect and interact with their offspring.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been 7 years ago today that the first iPhone was released to the public. We’ve seen a total of eight iPhones released in those seven years, (don’t forget the iPhone 5c), and more are on their way this fall.
As if to reassure their pro users that they aren’t completely abandoning them, immediately following the news that Apple would no longer be updating their Aperture professional photography software, they released updates for their other “pro” apps.
Apple has added two new locales to the Flyover feature in its iOS and OS X Mavericks Maps app. Tokyo, Japan and Zion National Park in Utah are the new additions. Flyover allows users to take a 3D look at various areas around the globe, zooming in to view buildings and other landmarks.
German automaker Audi has announced that it has been conducting “intensive dialog” with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker’s CarPlay infotainment system into its new vehicles beginning in 2015. Audi was a founding member of Google’s “Open Automotive Alliance,” based on the search giant’s Android mobile operating system.