Apple has updated its iTunes Festival to version 5.0, just ahead of the SXSW iTunes Festival, which is set for kickoff next Tuesday, March 11th. Oh, and it doesn’t require iOS 7.1 to work.
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The upcoming SXSW Festival, host to Apple’s latest iTunes Festival, will reportedly be using iBeacons, working in tandem with the SXSW GO iPhone app, to enhance attendees’ experiences by speeding up badge pickup, and allowing them to be more involved in interactive sessions.
We’ve seen iPhone accessories that can check your blood pressure, monitor your heart rate, and even take an electrocardiogram (ECG). But now there’s a thin, ultra-light iPhone case that can do all that and more. Enter: Wello.
Apple is continuing to offer freebies via its Apple Store app on the iPhone, as this time the freebies are musical in nature.
Popular tasks and to-do list app Clear is free for the next 24 hours in the iOS App Store. Realmac, maker of the popular tasks and to-do list apps Clear+ and Clear, has elected to return to a single universal Clear app.
Apple has awarded their top executive leadership nearly 36,000 restricted stock units each. At current prices those would net over $19 million. The information comes from a series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings made on Wednesday.
Shares of video and pixel processing semiconductors and software maker Pixelworks jumped more than 30% in premarket trading on Thursday, following the company’s revelation that Apple represented more than 10% of its revenue in 2013.
The Australian Financial Review reports it has uncovered a scheme that it says has allowed Apple to move almost $9 billion in untaxed Australian profit to Ireland. The program has allowed Apple to pay a mere $200 million in taxes on $8.9 billion in profit over the past ten years or so.
While drivers may be excited about Apple’s recently announced CarPlay technology that allows them to control navigation, hands-free calling, apps and more from their vehicle’s infotainment center while driving, auto safety experts do not share their enthusiasm.
Apple continues to work to make Siri play well with others. “Others” being third-party apps and services. A new report from The Information tells of Apple’s work to improve Siri’s search capabilities, and on widening its capabilities set.
Apple chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly begun production of the next-generation A8 chip that will be used in the upcoming iPhone 6 later this year.
Apple Toolbox has shared a number of new aerial photos showing the nice progress of the demolition at Apple’s future Campus 2 campus.
It seems that Apple’s Lightning cable may be prone to corrosion, as a report from ZDNet’s Jason O’Grady details the issues that he, and other users, have experienced with the cables.
Corning Glass Execs Unsurprising Thoughts on Sapphire Glass: ‘Expensive, Heavy, Environmentally Unfriendly’
It won’t surprise many readers that Corning Glass executives may be less than enthusiastic about sapphire glass, and its uses in mobile devices.
If a rumor from semi-reliable DigiTimes is to be believed, Apple will cease production of the 13-inch non-retina MacBook Pro later this year. The laptop, which was last updated in June 2012, is the only MacBook Pro model sans a Retina display.
This “how to” will walk you through the simple steps of turning on DND, and setting the different options for the feature. And don’t worry, we’ll do it very quietly, so as not to disturb anyone…