With a only limited number of tickets available for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, not all of the developers that want to attend will be able to. But take hearts devs, Apple has suggested it will be posting videos of the conference sessions while the conference is still underway!
Among the many updates delivered in Apple’s recent quarterly conference call, the company noted that iCloud is now up to an impressive 300 million users – that’s a 20% increase from the 250 million reported last quarter, and a 200% increase from the 100 million users reported one year ago.
Love classic comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, and Dilbert? Then you’ll be glad to hear the Uclick has released GoComics, an app that allows you to download classic comics to your iPhone or iPad.
So, you know you’ve always wanted to sit down and have a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Now is your chance. If you have polite manners, and show respect for Mr. Cook, you can set down for a cuppa with him. Oh yeah, you’ll probably need tens of thousands of dollars too.
Google has acquired aggregation and summarization startup Wavii for more than $30 million, putting an end to a bidding war with Apple over the firm. Apple reportedly wanted to integrate the company’s technology with its Siri services.
As Amazon develops more homegrown video content, reports say it plans to roll out a TV box to compete with the Apple TV, Roku devices, and others in the fall of 2013.
In keeping with their tradition to foster the talents of young developers, and their commitment to education, Apple is once again offering 150 WWDC scholarships to students 13 years old or older who aspire to develop great apps. Apple made a similar offer last year – and I for one am glad to see them offer the program once more!
During Apple’s recent quarterly earnings conference call, Tim Cook revealed an interesting nugget about the launch of Apple’s new ultra-thin iMacs. It’s no secret that supplies were extremely short when the device launched late last year, with some customers waiting 5-6 weeks to get their pre-ordered machines – and reflecting on that, Cook noted that he thinks Apple should have waited until this January to release the machines.
This might just be the best quality screen that a PC can run on. Hacker emeryth managed to hook up a PC to the panel of a Retina display iPad, creating one heck of a nice image. Wowzers!
The latest versions of OS X and iOS will be made available to developers at this years Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, giving some indication the event will showcase the next major version of Apple’s Mac OS in addition to iOS 7.
Apple is celebrating “A Decade of iTunes” by rolling out a new feature to its iTunes Store, which offers a history lesson about the company’s uber-popular digital content downloading service.
Sales of Apple’s iPhone slowed at Sprint in Q1 2013, as the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier lost over a half million subscribers in the period, yet still posted returns beating most Wall Street estimates.
Apple has announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event will be held June 10 through 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Tickets for this year’s conference will go on sale Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
Among the many topics address by Tim Cook during yesterday’s quarterly results conference call, Cook took a moment to discuss rumors that Apple may be working on a larger version of the iPhone. Cook was quick to squash rumors that Apple would head in that direction, noting that there are still to many quality trade-offs in such displays.
Following Twitter’s announcement that they would be discontinuing TweetDeck for iPhone, Android, and Adobe Air, the company has now officially announced the expiration date for those versions of the app as May 7. On that date, Twitter will permanently disable the apps from functioning, and dropping all support and development.
Apple offered a progress report yesterday on the state of the App Store – and to say that Apple’s app market delivered impressive results would be quite the understatement. According to Apple, the App Store has now seen over 45 billion total app downloads – that’s over 700 million app downloads per day, and over 800 downloads every single second.