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1Password Beta for iOS 8: App Extensions, 3rd Party Touch ID Access

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Reportedly Building Its Own In-House Speech Recognition Team for Siri

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 Update – Includes Wi-Fi Fixes, Safari 7.0.5, More

Posted on 30/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Updates Final Cut, Motion and Compressor Pro Apps

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Audi to Integrate Both iOS Carplay and Android Auto Support Into Its 2015 Models

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Ends Development of Aperture and iPhoto – To Be Replaced by New Photos for OS X App

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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