Reconsidering every element of the Mac interface, Apple has released a promotional video showing off the changes OS X Yosemite will deliver when the operating system launches this fall. The minute-long clip highlights several changes made to Apple’s upcoming OS, including flatter iconography, modernized system text and transparencies. Click here information about OS X Yosemite.
The iPhone 6 will reportedly include support for near field communication (NFC), wireless charging, a faster LTE radio, and a much bigger screen, according to VentureBeat.
A source ‘close to the situation’ told the site that the iPhone 6 is nearing completion and is now being tested for durability, speed, and network performance.
Although Apple held back on NFC in the past, the company is reportedly ready to pull the trigger now. It’s unclear if Apple aligned itself with the ISIS wireless payments standard or whether it will introduce its own mobile payments standard.
While the current iPhone contains a Category 4 LTE radio capable of speeds up to 150 Mbps, the new iPhone 6 is said to contain a Category 6 LTE radio which is capable of speeds up to 300 Mbps. Continue reading
Apple today announced OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever.
The new Today view in Notification Center gives you a quick look at everything you need to know, all in one place; iCloud Drive is located within the Finder and can store files of any type; and Safari has a new streamlined design that puts the most important controls at your fingertips. Mail makes editing and sending attachments easier than ever; Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other; and Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Yosemite even gives you the ability to make iPhone calls on your Mac. Continue reading
Apple has officially unveiled iOS 8 with the new iCloud photo library, Messages Features, Health App and More
Apple today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere. Continue reading
Apple has officially announced that it’s agreed to acquire the subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software.
As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.
“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”
“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” said Jimmy Iovine. “The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”
The latest rumors regarding Apple’s long-awaited iWatch point to a release as early as Summer 2014. Supposedly set to debut sometime after the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, initial production reports point to 65 million units at launch. A report from the Economic Daily News claims the device will boast custom A-series chips designed by Apple specifically for the iWatch, with manufacturing handled by Samsung. The report also points to a display made of sapphire glass, the same material used on the TouchID home button of the iPhone 5s. Like early rumors, the latest report also points to the iWatch playing a more biometric role with advanced sensors capable of detecting a user’s heart rate, blood pressure and more.
The video, despite its poor English, is of impressive quality mimicking the elements of Apple’s ‘Plastic Perfected’ ad and product introduction videos. SET Solution has posted an introductory video for their iPhone 6C concept. Continue reading
As one of the many new features in iOS 7, iTunes Radio is Apple’s long-awaited music streaming service. iTunes Radio is a direct competitor to similar streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and Google Play Music All Access. At the heart of the service are playlists or “stations” which are based on the music that already exists in your personal library, generated from iTunes’ entire catalogue. Or as the iTunes Radio site puts it, “So the more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more iTunes Radio knows what you like to listen to — and the more it can play music you’ll love.”
The service is free and supported by ads, although you can subscribe to iTunes Match to get rid of them. iTunes Radio is available on all Apple devices and as part of iTunes on Windows-based devices.
As expected, Apple has introduced the iPhone 5c — the most colorful iPhone yet. Coming in five new colors, the iPhone 5c features an all new design and is available in blue, green, pink, yellow and white. Continue reading
Apple today announced iPhone 5s featuring an all-new 64-bit A7 chip, a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, and Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio. Continue reading