News tagged ‘design’
It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
As you probably know, Apple’s iOS 8.2 can boast of one special app. This is the Apple Watch companion, which can be used to fine tune the wearable device and control it from the iPhone. So far, we haven’t seen the design and features of this useful app, however, thanks to iOS developer Hamza Sood we can now take a look at how the smartwatch companion looks like after one connects the Apple Watch to it.
To be honest, the app looks quite similar to the Settings tab found in iOS. There are numerous sections responsible for app layout, notifications, sounds and many other things. You can take a look at the aforementioned app screenshots below.
Apart from seeding the third iOS 8.3 beta to developers, the guys from Cupertino released the third beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on Thursday. The release came just a week after the release of the first public OS X 10.10.3 beta and about a month after the release of the very first beta of this version of Apple’s operating system for desktops.
Immediately after the official announcement of the long-anticipated 12-inch Retina MacBook at the “Spring Forward” media event on Monday, first hands-on videos began to appear on the Internet showing how the new laptop looks and feels. Among all the clips I would like to point out the one published by TechnoBuffalo reporters as the one, which is the best in terms of length and the amount of information about the device it offers. You may take a look at this video below.
As you know, a couple of hours ago, at the “Spring Forward” media event, Apple announced its Apple Watch. Although the wearable device is not available for purchase yet, after the presentation, the reporters had an exclusive possibility to take a close look at the smartwatch and test its performance. Below you may take a look at the short hands on video showing the 42mm Apple Watch Sport tested by Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo.
Earlier this year I told you that the guys from Cupertino were planning to launch a revamped music streaming service based on both Beats Music and iTunes Radio functionality. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the debut of the service won’t take place at the “Spring Forward” media event, scheduled for March 9th. Instead, insiders claim Apple will unveil its new creation at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The service will use the technologies Apple obtained after acquiring Beats Music and will have a monthly fee of $7.99.
As you probably know, at the media event scheduled for March 9th, we may see the long-awaited Apple Watch as well as the redesigned 12-inch MacBook Air and the updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. While we don’t have any substantial evidence concerning the 12-inch laptop, there are some things that point to the refresh of the existing MacBook Air lineup.
Just as we expected, Apple on Monday made the latest beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 available to all those people who have previously registered as a member of OS X public testing program. As I have already told you, this pre-release version of Apple’s desktop operating system contains a wide number of stability and performance improvements, the support of Google’s two-step verification, new emoji picker as well as one noticeable feature, which is a new Photos app.
According to what Apple CEO Tim Cook told German retail employees last week, in April, the long-awaited Apple Watch will hit the store shelves not only in the USA, but in a number of other countries. Looks like the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to make the wearable device available for purchase in as many countries as possible and as soon as possible. The smartwatch is expected to hit the U.S. stores in the first week of April. In the second half of the month, the sales of the device may start in Germany and several other countries.
Ahead of the official release of the long-anticipated Apple Watch, which is expected to take place on March 9th, more and more details about the functionality and design of the gadget leak online. According to the most-recent report published by The New York Times journalists, the wearable device will boast of a "Power Reserve" mode. This mode will disable all the other features of the smartwatch and display only time in order to save energy when battery is critically low. Apart from that, the reporters claim that the official release of the Apple Watch should have come a bit earlier, however, due to some technical differences and the loss of several key engineers who left the company in 2014, it comes only now.
Samsung has just announced its two new flagships, namely, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This happened at the annual conference called Mobile World Congress. Both devices are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, moreover, they feature new metal and glass bodies, better cameras and serious hardware improvements. And yes, in terms of design, they look very similar to the iPhone 6.
Several images showing something what appears to be headphones for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about the leaked earbuds is that they look very similar to Apple’s EarPods.
According to the latest report from Reuters, the Chinese government has recently removed Apple and several other U.S. tech giants from the list of approved vendors for state purchases. Such a step looks quite strange, especially after Apple has been several times accused of spying on users on demand of the Chinese government.
Almost every week, a new rumor about Apple’s next-generation iPhone appears on the Internet. Some insiders believe this will be a smartphone very similar to the existing iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. There are also such people, who don’t wait till Apple announces a new smartphone. They just imagine, how the new handset may look like and create their own concepts.
Below you may take a look at the new concept of the device called the “iPhone 6c”, which features a colorful plastic back panel reminiscent of the one Apple’s iPhone 5c had. The concept was created by 3DFuture and I must admit it looks impressive.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release their long-anticipated Apple Watch in April. There will be several different versions of the wearable device, namely, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Each model will boast of several health-tracking sensors and its own unique design. While the first two modifications of the smartwatch will be relatively cheap and affordable for most U.S., European and Asian customers, the analysts believe that the gold Apple Watch will bring most of the income to Apple. Even though the prices for the device are expected to start at about $4000.