News tagged ‘applications’
According to what Apple shared on Tuesday, iAds have recently become available in Russia and Switzerland with several new features like full-screen banners and pre-roll video. These features will allow the ad makers to earn more, so I guess adding them is a huge step forward.
According to the latest reports from BGR, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8 Beta 6 to select partners. It should be noted, however, that this is still not a gold master seed of the mobile operating system. Very soon, Apple is expected to release a final version of iOS 8 to developers for testing and after that, probably on September 9th, the new version of iOS will become available for all users worldwide.
According to the latest figures from a research firm Net Applications, the global usage of Apple’s iOS as an operating system has fallen behind Android. Well, of course, the market in terms of the so-called install base has been for months or even years led by Google’s mobile operating system, but this is probably the first time when the guys from Cupertino lost the competitive struggle in terms of the actual user base.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released a new ad called "Dreams". This time it is focused on Apple's iPhone 5s and its Camera and Photos apps. The short video is available below, take a look.
Apple has reportedly filed trademarks for several apps and features from the upcoming iOS 8, namely, Healthbook, HealthKit, iResearch and some other. Apart from the filings related directly to Healthbook, there're some that deal with other iOS features. One of those is the Apple CarPlay trademark, which was filed in February.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Methods and systems for integrally trapping a glass insert in a metal bezel". The document describes a method of joining iPhone’s glass with a bezel made of a new kind of metal alloy. In our particular case, the alloy is called LiquidMetal.
According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in June. Apple yesterday confirmed that the big event will kick off on Monday, June 2nd. The official confirmation was found by journalists in Apple’s latest press release.
Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.
According to the latest reports, Apple is currently testing iOS 8 and such new apps as Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit. The screenshots showing the appropriate app icons leaked online earlier today. As to the first app, it is believed to be a fitness tracker; Preview and TextEdit are the Mac’s applications with iCloud support and slightly limited functionality (if to compare with their desktop versions).
Apple is currently rejecting apps, which in their name use a word-combination “Flappy Bird” or something similar to it. Apart from that, it seems to be impossible to add a game to the App Store, which resembles the recently deleted one.
The Chronicle reports that iWatch will be able to warn its user about a coming heart attack.
In 2011 Tomlinson Holman started working for Apple to "provide audio direction". Tomlinson Holman is a well-known audio engineer. He invented THX and 10.2 surround sound. It seems that Holman was studying blood flow sound in order to predict heart attacks.
Competition between headset's manufactures increasing. Many companies try to extend product lines and integrate new functionalities in their gadgets. Today we will try to find out how modern high-tech headset must look like and sound like. Our lab received Creative Sound Blaster Evo Zx couple weeks ago.
The box has the headset, small travel pouch, Micro USB-to-USB cable for charging, 4-pole analog cable and a quick start guide. Manufacturer site positions this device as gaming headset. While SB Evo Zx indeed is great for gamers, we strongly recommend music fans to take a look at this nice headset.
The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to