Google+ app for iOS was updated yesterday with the Hangouts and Google Drive support and some other useful features. Now it is much easier to communicate with friends, store, edit and share photos and access your account. The full list of improvements looks as follows:
- View, edit, and share photos stored in Google Drive
- Google Apps domain support: restrict posts to the domain, domain icons to identify members
- Hangouts app replaces Messenger for messaging and video calls. Visit Google Takeout to download your Messenger data.
Download links for iOS 7 Beta 6:
Apple is currently in search of workers in China, reports the WSJ. The company needs something about 200 specialists for senior roles as well as many lower-rank employees. The highest position a candidate can currently apply for is environmental affairs program manager.
According to venture capitalist and former TechCrunch reporter MG Siegler, Apple is likely to be planning a television product for launch in November. He made the following comments on John Gruber's podcast, "Mule Radio".
Not to go into rumor central here but the latest things like I've heard are some sort of television product — not necessarily a television screen but something — could be coming as soon as this November. And I think there's some surprises there about what it could actually be and I don't for sure what it could actually be but there's been whispers about, so I'm not going to write anything about it, but there's whispers out there that the interaction with it could be the interesting thing. People have talked about voice, but I think that's out the window and there might be some new way to interact with whatever this thing is.
We all know that Apple will release a new product called iWatch and that this will happen no sooner that the next year. Before that event, enthusiasts can create their own concepts of what we know as the Apple’s wearable computer or a kind of iPhone’s remote and share these projects with the Internet community.
The results of the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have recently been announced.
The unique feature of the competition is that the photographers are only permitted to submit images taken with an iPhone or iPod touch. No special programs such as PhotoShop are allowed. The only programs permissible are those available on iPhone/iPod such as Hipstamatic, CameraBag, etc.
Have a look at the winners of the award in different categories. Each of them received an iPad mini.
KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:
Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 6 today, so you’re welcome to download it. This release should have occurred next week, but somehow the company from Cupertino decided not to wait for so long. According to the rumors, this is the last Beta before the official iOS 7 release on September 10th.
The size of the new update is only 13.5MB, so obviously it includes only some minor changes and bug fixes. Anyway, if there would be some improvements that are worth mentioning, I’ll immediately inform you.
So far, the only thing I know is that this Beta fixes the problem with iTunes in the Cloud connected with content downloads and purchases.
Best Buy has launched another trade in program. This time the America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer offers a $200 gift card for all those who trade in their working iPhone 4S and a $100 card for those who decide to get rid of their iPhone 4.
According to the latest news, Apple has filed a patent for a flexible headphones connector, that can prevent the headset from accidental breakage. The patent application, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today proves that the company from Cupertino is working on an innovative type of iPhone headphones.
Apple executives - especially Jonny Ive - love the new iOS 7 design immensely, though a lot of users still haven’t got used to thinking that this is the future, the near future that every iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner has to face. Anyway, the guys from Cupertino liked the new iOS look so much that they redesigned the iCloud.com Beta website using a very similar to the iOS 7’s pattern.
The ‘Jobs’ movie release is just around the corner and since the big event is said to take place this very week, lots of new details about the movie itself, about the actors, about the plot and whatever else leak online. Some of these details - if not most - are simply rumors and nothing more, so if you want to be aware of what we’ll actually see on August 16th - watch the video below. This is the interview with a ‘Jobs’ director Joshua Michael Stern and he talks about the making of the film.
Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.
The leak of iPhone 5C parts seems endless, now it is a new video, showing in detail the back housing of the device in yellow.
Sonny Dickson, the one who shared the video said, "We’ve gotten our hands on something a little more interesting: A detailed hands-on video showing a yellow iPhone 5C back housing! Not only does this further drive home the idea that the 5C will come in multiple colors – it also adds to the already vast amount of confirmation about the device’s design."
Apple is expected to release the rumored low cost iPhone next month, most likely on September 10th.
We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come.
Had a nice conversation with Tim Cook today. Discussed my opinion that a larger buyback should be done now. We plan to speak again shortly.
The result of Icahn's tweets was Apple's stock upsurging by 5%.