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 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.
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.
Lightning connectors, 30-pin connectors, Micro-USB… Wouldn’t it be great if there was a charging dock that could handle any of these, so you could dock and charge your smartphone or tablet without any hassle?
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.
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 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.
While Siri is a quite capable personal assistant, it appears she also has a more business minded sibling. SRI International, the company that originally invented the virtual personal assistant found on Apple’s iOS devices, is introducing Kasisto, a business version of Apple’s virtual assistant.
Discount retail chain Walmart has has made the 16GB iPhone 5c and the 16 GB iPhone 5s quite a bit more affordable for its customers, dropping the price of the iPhone 5c down to $29, (down from $49), and the iPhone 5s to $99, down from $149.
Apple’s Podcasts app is causing problems for a number of users today, crashing and hanging for many, rendering the app unusable. The issue appears to have reared its ugly head during late morning/early afternoon.