During an interview with CNN Money, Microsoft CFO Tami Relller said that they talked with Apple about developing an iTunes app for Windows 8, but users shouldn’t expect the app "any time soon". She notes:
"ITunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying."
Earlier this week highly popular Swype keyboard become available for users of Android devices on Google Play, but only after the release of Jelly Bean with the built-in Swipe-like Gesture Typing functionality.
While it is known that Swype owner Nuance has a tight relationship with Apple through the Siri's voice recognition technology, a Swype executive has now confirmed that its company has had conversation with Apple over its keyboard technology. The Vice President Of Swype Aaron Sheedy said at Reddit AMA:
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published two interesting patent applications filed by Apple. One of them described embodiments of laser projection and a depth perception system.
PatentlyApple covered the patent and outlined several possibilities of using a laser source and cameras to detect the distance from an object and implement different applications based on the distance determined. The report described how Apple could use the invention, for example, in iMacs. PatentlyApple also explained how Apple could use laser projected keyboard invention (pictured above).
Last year, it was revealed that Apple has been working on a proposal for a Bluetoothkeyboard that compartible with the 2nd generation Apple TV.
"The ability to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV would obviously make for significantly easier text entry, simplifying such tasks as initial setup with iTunes Store accounts and Wi-Fi network passwords as well as day-to-day content searching."
Launched this week, a new HTML5-based platform Kickfolio allows developers to share and test their builds of iOS apps in the browser. They just need to upload a zipped version of the iOS app and the service generates a link to a private testing web page displaying an interactive, CSS and HTML 5 version of the iOS app that is controllable from the keyboard and mouse in landscape or portrait mode.
Technologizer's Harry McCracken reported on some photos taken in 1976 by Paul Terrel from the Byte Shop in Mountain View. The Byte Shop was one of several computer stores in the world at that time and later become the first dealer for a startup company called Apple Computer.
Apple has released iOS 6.0.1 to iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod touch users. You can download the update by connecting your device to iTunes to download or via OTA update. Apple says that this update includes various improvements and bug fixes.
Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
If you have an iPhone 5, the updater will download an app first that enables OTA updates then it will download 6.0.1.
Digitimes reports that Apple is working with suppliers to develop a new process that will allow to shave 0.15 mm from the thickness of the light guide used to distribute lighting for the company's illuminated keyboard in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
Apple will reduce the thickness of light guide plates for the illuminated keyboards in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models from 0.4mm currently to 0.25mm in 2013, according to sources in Apple's supply chain.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published three patent applications filled by Apple and confirming that the company continues to research technologies that would contribute to improved accuracy of the autocorrect feature on the iPhone.
Application No. 12/976834, titled "Combining timing and geometry information for typing correction," describes a process for using keystroke geometry and timing to better detect a user's intended input. Any typed string could be analyzed for use in either autocorrection or autocompletion.