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.
General Electric has debuted its new lineup of smart LED light bulbs, dubbed “Link.” The lights can be controlled via an iOS device, and are priced at $15 for an individual light bulb or $49 for the starter kit that includes two bulbs and a (required) link hub.
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 premiered a new iPhone 5s ad on Sunday. “Parenthood,” promotes numerous apps and products to help parents connect and interact with their offspring.
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.
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.
During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X.
Remember the Trapper Keeper? That great catch-all notebook/random access paper filing system you kept in your school locker back in the ’80s? Well, it’s making a comeback in a form today’s kids will likely find much more useful than its previous incarnation: As an iPad case!
Apple Grabs Top Software Engineer From Atlas Wearables – Indicates ‘iWatch’ Activity Tracking Capabilities
Apple has grabbed Atlas Wearables chief software engineer Alex Hsieh to work on their iWatch project, says a recent update to the developer’s LinkedIn page. Atlas Wearables focuses on devices that can track a wearer’s physical activity.