Apple has officially debuted OS X 10.10 for the Mac. The redesigned, and improved operating system is dubbed “Yosemite,” and brings much of the look and feel of iOS to the Mac, while also adding new “Continuity” features that bring improved integration between iOS and OS X.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 kicked off today with the traditional Keynote address from Apple executives.
Apple has made the “Apple Events” channel available on Apple TV, just in time for today’s WWDC 2014 Keynote. The Keynote is expected to feature the debuts of iOS 8, and OS X 10.10.
Fortune released its annual “Fortune 500” list, a ranking of the largest companies in the United States, ranked by revenue. Apple has moved up one spot on the list, to fifth, up from sixth in last years list. The company was ranked #17 in the 2012 rankings.
WWDC 2014 Attendees have been given the usual badge and jacket when registering for the conference over the weekend. However, in addition they also received a $25 App Store gift card, honoring the 25th birthday of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Monday marks the beginning of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014. The conference will be kicked off by a Keynote address at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern time. What can we expect from Monday’s keynote address?
A WWDC 2014 banner promoting OS X 10.10 has just went up at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, and it indicates that the name for the upcoming version of OS X will be “Yosemite”.
Business Insider’s Jay Yarow has brought the world a photo of the first iOS 8 banner that has been hung at San Francisco’s Moscone Center in preparation for next week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
Ads for a local tire store will break up the talk shows you’re listening to on iTunes Radio, if a new report proves to be correct. Apple is reportedly planning on offering “locally targeted advertising” to users via iTunes Radio later this year. Apple also plans to offer more “non-music” content on the streaming service.
Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats breaks down as follows: Less than $500 million for the Beats Music streaming service, and more than $2.5 billion for the Beats Electronics hardware division.
Japanese Apple site Mac Otakara [Google Translation] reports that Apple’s soon-to-open Omotesando store in Japan will use a unique method of climate control, a “green curtain” of vines.
Gigaom reports that Apple’s smart home initiative will be less about a “whole home” experience, and more about a program for connected devices that will be certified under the Made for iPhone label.
Beats Electronics has announced the release of what may be their final pair of non-Apple influenced headphones, with the release of a new version of their popular on-ear cans. The Beats Solo² offers a new design, and improved acoustics.
If you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s stock has made a nice comeback recently. As of this article, it’s trading at around $628, a nice 42% bump over the same time last year. Why is Apple’s stock performing so well?
Apple SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue has confirmed that Beats Music will remain available on both Android and Windows Phone devices following Apple’s acquisition of the company, making it Apple’s first app on a non-iOS platform.
It’s Official: Apple Acquires Beats Electronics for $3 Billion – Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Will Join Company
Apple officially announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire high-end headphone and speaker maker Beats Electronics, along with Beats Music, the acclaimed streaming music service. As a part of the deal, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple.