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Rest in Peace MacUser Magazine: 1985 – 2015

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Long running British Apple-focused print magazine MacUser has reached the end of the line. For thirty years the publication provided readers with reviews, buying advice, news, and features.

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Intel CEO Confident His Company’s CPUs Can Hang On in Apple’s Macs

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Although there is increasing talk that Apple may be looking at using its own home-grown A-series ARM processors in place of Intel CPUs in their Mac line of computers, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company’s relationship with the Cupertino firm remains “strong.”

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iTunes Radio Offers 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Station

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards – music’s biggest night of the year – will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, and Apple is joining in the fun by giving U.S. listeners a chance to listen to nominated artists and songs via a special GRAMMY Effect iTunes Radio station.

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“Father of the iPod” Tony Fadell Takes the Wheel at Google’s Glass Division

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Tony Fadell, “Father of the iPod,” and creator of the Nest thermostat will be taking over the reins at Google’s Glass division. Google plans to spin the wearable device off into it’s own division, separating it from the Google X research lab where it originated. The unit will be led by Ivy Ross, who will report to Fadell.

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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Shoots Up The Charts

Posted on 16/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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While the unveiling of Apple’s new programming language Swift may have taken the developer community by surprise last year at WWDC 2014, it hasn’t taken them long to adapt the new method of developing for the iOS devices and the Mac.

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Urban Armor Gear Gives the iPhone 6 a Free Ride Into Space… And Back Again

Posted on 15/01/2015 by Chris Hauk

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iPhone case maker Urban Armor Gear took a stock iPhone 6, encased in the company’s composite case and sent it into space via a weather balloon. The company has now shared a video of the device’s journey, and you’ll be glad to know the iPhone survived. The rest of the rig… Not so much.

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