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Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.
Apple is said to open its first Brazilian retail store in December. According to the Brazilian technology magazine called Info Exame, the new Rio de Janeiro location should have been opened in July, but due to some recruitment difficulties, Apple has postponed the big event.
Those who use iCloud.com - not only the Apple developers - can now try the new iWork for iCloud beta. All you need to do to take a look at Google Docs and Office 365 main rival is to sign in to your iCloud account. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are the three apps the new cloud-based office suite can boast of.
Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.
Apple has redesigned its 'Apple and Education' website and added resources, stories, planning ideas and other useful menus for people to use, The Loop reports. Apart from that, one can find four sections on the updated education page, namely, iPad in Education, Mac in Education, Special Education and Real Stories.
Apple has released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for developers. It is compatible with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and requires Security Update 2013-002. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the new beta-version:
This pre-release version of Safari includes WebKit enhancements for better text, layout, and accessibility support. It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website. Please refer to the seed note for more details.
The report says that Tim Cook is not organizing the bi-monthly iPhone software meeting so popular with Steve Jobs. The ex-CEO used the meetings to discuss each plan feature in iOS. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."
Have a look at the video featuring the unboxing of part components for the rumored low-cost iPhone 5C.
Sonny Dickson, who has already presented several leaks, claims that the colors shown in the video will be the only ones available for iPhone 5C.
Dickson denies any report concerning black iPhone 5C shell.
With more and more rumours pointing to a gold iPhone 5S I rendered up some ‘clean’ shots.
Have a look at the beautiful photos below. Many resources have now confirmed that iPhone 5S will really be gold. However, nothing has been rumored about a gold iPad.
The surgeons in Germany used iPad to perform a liver surgery. The device helped them to access and visualize planning data. Reuters informs that the doctors used an augmented reality app to overlay the liver with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ.
Developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen, this procedure helps locate critical structures such as tumors and vessels and is expected to improve the quality of transferring pre operational resection plans into actual surgery.
Have a look at the photos of the surgery.
*Warning: if you are sensitive please do not look through the photos .
Microsoft has posted a new video on its Windows Phone
Here’s the description of the clip:
A kids's play is one of those times when you want to get the perfect shot. But most phones aren't capable of capturing quality photos at a distance. Even if it's just a few rows back. With the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 1020 you get 41 megapixels so every seat is the best seat in the house.
You may watch the ad below. What do you think about it?
One of the most popular games on the App Store - Real Racing 3 - was updated on August 21. As to the improvements, EA says it added the difficulty tuning, new cars, tracks, events, cameras and more to the game.