A German doctor has performed liver surgery with the assistance of an augmented reality app running on an iPad. This marks the first time such a surgery has been performed in this manner.
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It looks as if Apple might be preparing to publicly launch OS X 10.8.5, as the company has reportedly seeded a new prerelease version of the OS to its employees. The seed is marked as build 12F35, two builds higher than the most recent developer seed, released more than two weeks ago.
Apple’s iCloud system status webpage shows multiple services down for some users. The services include iMessage, Backup, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, and Photo Journals. According to the webpage, the outage began around 12:30 AM ET.
You may have seen the recent rumors floating around about a black iPhone 5C. You may have even seen some shoddy pictures of such a device online. Unfortunately, as pointed out by some keen sleuthing by well-sourced Apple insider Sonny Dickson, the images come from a Chinese social network, and depict nothing but a cheap $13 Chinese “dummy phone”.
Apple released a minor update to their iBooks app for iOS yesterday, The update is the first maintenance update in 6 months for the app, brings the version up to 3.1.1, and is meant to fix compatibility bugs with iCloud.
Apple has released their sixth developer preview of OS X Mavericks today (as noted by 9to5Mac). As with its predecessors, the 6th developer build comes around two weeks following its predecessor, and continues to address various bugs and add performance enhancements ahead of the public release of OS X Mavericks.
As if we really needed any additional confirmation that Apple is holding an iPhone event on September 10th, and planning to release new iPhone hardware later that month, The Wall Street Journal has chimed in with source of their own collaborating the reports, noting that the iPhone will be build by Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision), as expected.
Google has launched version 2.0 of its YouTube app for iOS. The update brings a tweaked user interface, a new icon, and picture-in-a-picture to the popular mobile app.
DVR pioneer TiVo has just announced a trio of DVRs with built-in iOS streaming. The TiVo Roamio (US$199.99), TiVo Roamio Plus ($399.99) and TiVo Roamio Pro ($599.99) will allow any TV junkie with an iOS device to view his recorded video anywhere, anyplace. (Well, anywhere with an internet connection…)
While there’s no shortage of e-mail clients for the iPhone and iPad, Eltima Software has been cooking up a unique new offering that aims to change the way you think about email – by making it a personal social experience!
The first seven “Steve Jobs Schools” have opened in the Netherlands. Schools in the Dutch cities of Sneek, Breda, Almere, Emmen, Heenvliet and Amsterdam will start teaching students according to the principles of the O4NT, emphasizing the role of the iPad in the elementary classrooms.
China Telecom continues to see a boost in its bottom line, and much of it is due to the iPhone. The world’s third-largest wireless provider posted its second-straight quarterly profit, as iPhone subscribers helped boost data usage numbers.
The 2013 iTunes Music Festival is fast approaching, and in preparation for the event, Apple has rolled out a new Apple TV channel, and refreshed their iOS app dedicated to the month-long concert fest. The channel and app feature a new look and contains in-depth information about the acts that will perform in September.
A report by Japan’s Nikkei on Wednesday says the new iPhones will arrive in Japan on September 20th. Yes, the “champagne gold” model of the iPhone 5S too…
Apple released an update to Logic Pro X on Tuesday. The updates to the professional level digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer were of the ever popular “bug fixes and performance enhancements” variety.
Music video platform Vevo has reportedly signed deals with both Apple and Samsung to deliver streaming and on-demand video content via set-top boxes and televisions. The service’s debut on the Apple TV could come as early as this week.