The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.
The company from Cupertino on Thursday released the fifth OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks beta to developers for testing purposes. Over the past few weeks, Apple has seeded several OS X betas, which means that the final version is nearly ready and the public release will take place soon.
No more rumors claiming that Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch will use solar power as a source of energy; as noted by several reliable insiders, the new wearable gadget will be equipped with a usual lithium-ion battery, manufactured (most likely) by LG Chem. However, there’s no information about the battery capacity of the would-be device.
Apple presents a new video called 'On the Runway With iPhone 5s'. This time Cupertino company boasts the possibilities of iPhone 5s camera by filming the Burberry's September 16th runway show held in London. Apple has already had some dealing with the fashion company. In October Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts was hired to work as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores in Apple.
It is the second video showed by Apple to feature the possibilities of iPhone 5s camera. The Mac 30-anniversary video was also filmed with the new iPhone.
You can enjoy the Burberry runaway video right here.
Looks like Apple has found a way to prevent people from jailbreaking their iOS devices. According to iH8sn0w, iOS 7.1 beta 5, released on Tuesday, patches two exploits used to jailbreak Apple’s smartphones and tablets. Keep in mind that the fourth beta patched another vulnerability used by evasi0n7. It appears that beginning from iOS 7.1, it would be impossible to hack your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And that is definitely not good.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting Turkey on his mini world tour. The meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gümeet will be held on Tuesday, February 4. The information was published on president's official website.
Naturally, the topics to be discussed are kept secret, although there are some speculations. It is believed that the main issue will be Turkey's "FATIH Project", which implies replacement of traditional teaching tools with innovative equipment like Apple's iPad.
According to information provided by Philip Elmer-DeWitt for Fortune, in the first quarter of 2014 Apple earned $13.1 billion. It is the forth best result of all time. In fact, Apple occupies half of the top-10 list, being the only tech company.
It was Apple's fifth $10-billion-plus quarter in three years. Only oil and gas companies make that kind of money, and they haven't seen $10 billion quarter since 2011. Why did the stock drop 8% Tuesday? I suspect part of the the answer can be found in the geometry of those five red bars. Apple is reporting record earnings, but Wall Street is looking for earnings growth.
Apple on Thursday seeded the fourth OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta to developers. What is interesting is that this release comes just a week after the third OS X beta. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to finalize the new version of the operating system for Macs as soon as possible. Well, that good, I guess.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published another Apple’s patent filing that describes a pressure-sensitive touch screen for iPhone or iPad. The company from Cupertino suggests to use several sensors to detect the level of pressure user applies to the display. Such sensors can be used as a secondary mode of input.
Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.
Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers on Tuesday. The new iOS version contains a number of performance improvements and a fix for the message sending issue. As to the other notable enhancements, these are only ‘slide to unlock’ and ‘slide to power off’ texts, which seem to be tweaked a bit.
As you probably know, a few days ago iH8sn0w, winocm and SquiffyPwn have released an untethered jailbreak for smartphones and tablets running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 - p0sixspwn. At first it was available only for Mac users, however, things have changed. Yes, you’ve got that right, p0sixspwn (version 1.0.4) for Windows is finally out.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.