Aside from unveiling OS X Mavericks during their WWDC keynote, Apple also sneakily handed out preview copies of the upcoming version of OS X running on a MacBook Air to a number of prominent journalists. The first Apple-sanctioned hands-on previews have begun hitting the web in force – and pundits all seem to agree, this is one OS X update you won’t want to miss.
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As many of you have likely heard, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today, overturning a proposed ban against benefits for homosexual couples, and strongly implying that banning homosexual marriage is unconstitutional. A number of companies have stood up to applaud the decision – including Apple, who provided a strong statement in support of the decision to AllThingsD.
A new study shows that in the last year alone the total number of malicious apps has grown an astounding 614% to 276,259 and 92% of malicious mobile software is targeted at the Android platform.
Apple has added a new webpage to their site promoting the enterprise features iOS will offer. The site promotes everything from configuration to data security features in the upcoming iOS version.
Jet Blue has joined the Mile-High Club. No, not that one. The airline has joined the likes of American Airlines, United, and British Airways in issuing iPads to its pilots to replace the heavy flight bags they traditionally carry. However, they are taking the idea one step further than the other airlines.
9to5Mac has discovered that iOS 7 beta 2, which was released yesterday, offers a new function for developers that allows them to locate facial expressions in photos.
Sprint Nextel Corp shareholders gave the OK to a sweetened takeover offer from SoftBank Corp on Tuesday, bringing the takeover battle for Sprint to a close. Satellite TV provider Dish had also made a bid for the number 3 U.S. wireless carrier, but dropped out in the face of SoftBank’s higher bid.
Dropbox updated its iOS app to version 2.3 on Tuesday. The update includes new swipe gesture support for all files and folders, sharing of multiple files, and the ever-popular bug fixes and improvements.
Apple launched its online store for Russian customers on Wednesday, bringing online ordering to the world’s ninth most populous nation. Apple is offering its full lineup of products to Russian customers.
The grand and glorious “Facebook Phone” experiment seems to be at an end, as CNET reports that AT&T has sold the last of its HTC First handsets and has no plans to order any more.
American Airlines has officially become the latest airline to ditch extremely heavy pilot flight bags in favor of Apple’s iPad for all future flights. The airline officially made the announcement on Monday, noting that the switch should save the company upwards of $1 million in annual fuel costs.
Apple released a nice little update for their iTunes U app – used to take advantage of a host of free online high school and university courses from Stanford and other educational institutions. The update adds significantly improved support for several languages, as well as the addition of a handy pull-to-update feature.
Among the many changes Apple has made in iOS 7 are a pair of all-new voices for Siri – and as YouTube user Alex Mackenzie demonstrates in a new video, Apple’s “personal digital assistant” now sounds even more human than ever before – almost eerily so.
A new image floating around on Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo claims to show Apple’s next-gen iPhone display on an active production line, suggesting that mass production of the device is already well underway at Apple’s Chinese manufacturing partners.
Apple’s repeated mentions of 4K support for the new Mac Pro are more than a little interesting, and the Thunderbolt display is, in fact, overdue for an update – so I decided to do a bit of checking around on retail stock levels. What I found was that Apple is apparently restricting new shipments of their Thunderbolt Display until further notice.
Microsoft may not be the most friendly group of folks out there when it comes to working with other companies – particularly Apple. But according to a report from Nikkei (via Reuters), the company is nevertheless planning to bring one if its most popular PC and console games to Apple’s mobile platform – Age of Empires!