News tagged ‘Office’
Apple Released Update to iOS 11
Apple has just released iOS version 11.0.1, one week after major version came out.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. To be honest, there are some articles worth your attention, so let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Jonathan Ive Gets Promoted to Chief Design Officer
According to the latest email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook to the employees, Jonathan Ive has been recently promoted to Chief Design Officer. In case you don’t know, earlier he was Apple's Senior Vice President of Design. Because of this promotion, two other people will get new posts at Apple. These are Rich Howarth, who will become the head of Industrial Design department and Alan Dye, who’s supposed to get the post of the head of User Interface department.
New Apple Campus 2 Aerial Photos Appear Online
According to the latest aerial images shared by a traffic reporter Ron Cervi, the construction workers at Apple’s Campus 2 are working with an enormous speed. The images shared via Twitter depict the entire construction site and show how fast the main building, four-story restaurant and the amphitheater with a large demonstration area are being built. The aforementioned aerial photos are available below, take a look.
'Test Model iPad from Apple' Stolen in Cupertino
According to the latest report from MercuryNews, something called a 'test model iPad from Apple' was stolen during a robbery and kidnapping in Cupertino. A man with the device was robbed by a couple. Two people threatened him with a knife, pepper-sprayed him in the face, took all his possessions and then forced him to get into their car. After driving near a mile from the scene of the crime, the couple released a man. At first, the victim had doubts about contacting the police, but five days after the incident finally reported this crime to the local sheriff's office.
12-inch MacBook: First Benchmark Results Are Quite Good
Although the ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook, which was officially announced at Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event is yet to be released, earlier this week, first benchmarks showing the performance level of the new laptop appeared on the Internet. According to the result of the tests, in terms of CPU speed, the new MacBook can be compared to the 2011 MacBook Air. However, because of the noticeable improvements, this device will surely beat the old Air in terms of SSD speed and graphics performance.
New Rumors About Apple's Beats-Based Streaming Music Service Appear Online
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on its new streaming music service, which is based on the Beats Music functionality and which is expected to be embedded either to iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. According to the latest report released by The New York Times reporters, Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine are playing major roles in the development of the service. The reporters believe that in terms of functionality and usability this Apple’s creation will be quite similar to Beats Music and that it will be priced $9.99 per month, just like the rival services.
Apple Granted Patent for Docking Station with Flexible Connector
Apple has been recently granted a patent for a brand new docking station for smartphones and tablets with a flexible connector inside, which makes the whole mechanism more durable and easy to use. The patent is entitled “Dock connector with compliance mechanism” and its number is 8.986.029. Below you may take a look at the rendering of the new docking station, which was included in the document filed by the guys in Cupertino last year.
Apple Gets Patent for Brand New Mac Keyboard
Apple on Thursday was granted a patent for “Method and Apparatus for Localization of “Haptic Feedback”. In other words, this is the document, which describes a brand new type of a Mac keyboard with a touch-sensitive flat surface similar to the one Magic Trackpad has. Physical keys on this keyboard are replaced with virtual ones. Their work is based on the technology nearly identical to Force Touch that debuted in the Apple Watch and the trackpad of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook.
Reporters Reportedly Found Apple's Secret Car Facility
Last month, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that Apple decided to start working on its own self-driving electric car codenamed “Titan”. Today, reliable insiders claim that they have found something like a secret research lab, where the work on the project is carried out. This secret research and development center is situated not far from Apple’s main headquarters, in Sunnyvale, California.
Apple Makes Browser Version of iWork Available for All Users for Free
Apple has recently made the browser version of its office suite called iWork available for all users. What this means is that now even those people who don’t have an Apple device can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote directly in the browser for free. All they need to do is to create an Apple ID account and log in to iCloud.com. After that, they will get 1GB of cloud storage and the ability to create and edit different types of documents from any browser. If you for some reason can’t use Google’s online office tools or the web-version of Microsoft’s office suite, you should definitely try Apple’s iWork for iCloud.
Apple Invites Developers to Cupertino to Help Them Finalize Their Apple Watch Apps
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino have recently invited several third-party app developers to Apple headquarters to allow them to test their Apple Watch apps ahead of the launch of the wearable device in April. Some insiders claim that Apple is planning to help nearly 100 developers finalize their products in February, however, this information hasn’t yet been confirmed officially. Most of the developers invited to Cupertino are those who create sports and productivity applications.
Apple to Allow Chinese Officials to Perform Security Audits of Its Gadgets
According to the latest report from a news agency Beijing News, Apple has agreed to allow China's government officials to perform security audits on those company's gadgets that are sold in the country. The officials have fear that the iPhones, iPads and other devices are used for surveillance by the governments of other countries and want to protect the Chinese customers.
Apple Gets Patent for Eye-Tracking Technology
Earlier today, Apple was granted a patent for an eye-tracking technology, which can help users control the whole interface of a computer, laptop or smartphone. This technology will reportedly be used in the next generations of Apple's iPhones, iPads, Macs and even Apple TVs. The technology described in the document is unique as it allows users not to lose control of a cursor while working with a device. That is the key point of Apple's most recent patent.
Apple Patents New Home Button That Can Transform into Gaming Joystick
According to the latest patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology, which will allow to turn the iPhone home button into a small joystick for gaming. The home button with Touch ID will continue performing its usual functions, however, a simple push will change it into a useful thing for gamers.