CIO reports on a keynotepresentation made yesterday at Interop by chief information security officer of PayPal Michael Barrett, in which he told about the future of account security and suggested that PINs and passwords will soon become a thing of the past. Michael Barret is a president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which is seeking alternative user authentication methods. The report said:
According to a report from GigaOM, Major League Baseball is expanding support for mobile ticketing via Apple’s Passbook app, announcing that this season mobile tickets will be accepted at 13 stadiums, up from four last season.
iFixit has already completed its teardown of the new 21,5-inch iMac that officially launched on Friday. The company described the teardown as an “exercise in disappointment,” saying that the new thinner design brings new hurdles for reparaibility. Notably, the iMac’s LCD and glass are now glued to the frame, while accessing the CPU, hard drive and RAM now requires removing the logic board. iFixit said:
Other announcement Apple made yesterday was the release of iOS 6 mobile operating system, which was first announced in June at the company's WWDC keynote event and will be available on September 19th as a free download for the 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and 4th generation iPod Touch. The iPhone 5 will ship with iOS 6.
Apple already detailed the specific iOS 6 features that would be available to certain iOS devices back in June. Siri will be enhanced to provide movie information, sports scores, and the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter. The new Passbook app will hold tickets, passes, and payment cards for participating businesses. Safari will have a full-screen mode for better browsing and iCloud tabs to save your open tabs and offer immediate access to them on your other iOS devices and your computer.
With the yesterday’s Mountain Lion launch, Apple updated its iWork productivity suite, as well as iPhoto, iMovie and Aperture. Updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote include support of the high-resolution Retina display on the next-generation MacBook Pro.
New features in Pages 4.2, Numbers 2.2, and Keynote 5.2 according to Apple, are:
At Worldwide Developers Conference this month, Apple announced that it would release OS X Mountain Lion through its Mac App Store in July. Apple also said that users of Snow Leopard and OS X Lion would buy the new OS at an upgrade price of $19.90. After the conference keynote, the company also issued a “near-final” build of its new OS to developers for testing purposes.
Every year thousands of Apple developers flock to San Francisco to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference to be educated in all things Apple. Over the past decade the conference has undergone some big changes as Apple has introduced products like the iPhone, Mac Pro, Intel Processors, Mac OS X operating systems, and much more. An event that used to be lightly attended has now become the most popular developers conference in the world and sold out within 2 hours this years.
Here’s a look at the banner images of WWDC over the past 10 years.
Apple announced OS X 10. 2 (Jaguar), QuickTime 6, and held a mock funeral for OS 9 to tell developers there would be no more Mac OS 9 development.