News tagged ‘Lion’
According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:
iTunes Festival is almost over - it will come to an end this Monday, September 30th with a performance from Katy Perry. Below you may see a short video that highlights the best performances, which took place in London over the past 30 days.
According to Tim Cook’s recent announcements, more than 20 million people applied for free tickets for iTunes Festival, moreover, Apple managed to stream the autumn’s largest music event to more than 100 countries.
If you missed the whole Festival or if you want to watch your favorite singer’s performance again, you can do this using an iTunes Festival app for iOS and Apple TV. It is available on the App Store.
A new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 is said to be released in the coming days. According to the unidentified sources, the so-called “Supplemental Update” is already being tested by Apple - that means that very soon it will reach the end-users. As usual, the new OS X version will be available through Software Update menu on the Mac App Store.
The LinkedIn app for iOS has been updated recently with the iOS 7 support and the ability to accept and send back the endorsements to people you have in your connections list.
Apple has broken another record - over the opening weekend the company managed to sell as many as 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. This devices included, there’re now more than 200 million smartphones and tablets running the new iOS 7 in the world. Incredible!
Apple has finally released its OS X 10.8.5. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the update:
The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.
Apple is currently asking its developers to submit iOS 7 compatible app updates to the App Store. This is the email that has been sent by the company from Cupertino:
iOS 7 will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of customers. Reimagine your app's interface with the clarity, translucency and depth of iOS 7. Integrate APIs for AirDrop, multitasking, games, and camera, as well as new APIs that take advantage of the powerful new capabilities of iPhone 5s.
To prepare your apps for the App Store, download the GM seed of iOS 7 and Xcode 5, test, and optimize for iOS 7. Submit your apps today.
As you know, iOS 7 GM is now available for all developers. Ordinary users will be able to download it on September 18th.
According to WSJ, Apple has obtained the final license essential for the launch of iPhone on China Mobile's network standard.
According to the website of China's Telecom Equipment Certification Center Wednesday, Apple was given a "network access license" for a handset resembling the iPhone that runs on the mobile standards used by China Mobile for third and fourth generation cellular services. Other licenses were given to Apple for handsets running the technology used by both China Unicom and China Telecom.
The approval means that Apple is most likely to introduce the iPhone on China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier with 700 million subscribers.
A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system - OS X 10.9 Mavericks - is rumored to be released at the end of October. Well, this is what the sources aware of the Apple’s launch plans say.
The Wall Street Journal
Another Apple’s supplier is accused of labor abuses. This time it’s a factory that manufactures the widely rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. According to the latest China Labor Watch report, all the workers at a Chinese factory, which is owned by a Florida-based company Jabil Circuit are regularly forced to work extra hours without getting money for the work they do.
Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.
MacRumors reports that iPhone has already arrived to the U.S. in preparation for its presentation during an event September 10th.
As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday's media event, Apple's past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.
On August 16 PopCap introduced the highly awaited Plants vs Zombies sequel. Ten days ago it reached the level of sixteen million downloads. Today it was announced that the game was downloaded twenty-five million times. It means that nearly a million copies were downloaded every day.
It is also stated that the number of Plants vs. Zombies 2 downloads is bigger that the total number of the original Plants vs. Zombies game.
In fact the two games can hardly be compared, as he original one is a paid-app, while the sequel can be downloaded for free from AppStore. The number of Plants vs Zombies 2 downloads is certain to grow once the game is released for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms, which is expected to happen later this year or next one.