Apple says that the first batch of smart home devices running its HomeKit software will start shipping in June—despite a recent Fortune report to the contrary. According to the Wall Street Journal, an Apple spokesperson says that we’ll get our first taste of Apple-crafted home automation within a few short weeks.
Said Apple’s Trudy [...]
It’s getting warmer, and that means summer is almost here. And with summer comes that most beloved of events for Apple fans: WWDC, which will be set for this coming June. There, we’re likely to see a new version of iOS, its mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. A post on 9to5Mac says that Apple will probably have iOS 8.4 on offer—but iOS 9 is moving forward for its own debut before too long.
Yesterday, Apple revealed that HBO Now, the premium content company’s cable-plan free media service, would launch exclusively on Apple products – specifically the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. And according to a new post on Re/code today, the deal between Apple and HBO has been in the works for the better part of a year.
The post explains that HBO’s CEO Richard Plepler, who appeared on Apple’s stage yesterday, called Cupertino last spring about bringing HBO to Apple’s content [...]
Things are really heating up in the wearable space! Apple is set to show us more of the Apple Watch tomorrow, right on the heels of some pretty big announcements from a competing smartwatch maker — Pebble. We’ll catch you up on what Pebble unveiled to the world, as well as other big stories from Apple, Google, and Valve.
Your Weekend Wrap-Up starts now.Pebble Unveils Pebble Time Steel
If you’re familiar at all with Pebble, you may know of the [...]
Two new reports about Apple’s long-rumored iPad Pro claim that we may see the 12.9-inch tablet in the second half of 2015. Both reports, however, offer different explanations for why production on the iPad Pro might be on hold until later this year.
A Wall Street Journal report says that Apple is considering adding a few features to the iPad Pro that would be a first for the iPad line. The feature that earns the most ink in the report is a USB 3.0 port, while the story also says [...]
Yesterday, Apple became the first U.S. company to close with a market capitalization above $700 billion (currently sitting at $711 billion), Tim Cook credited its success to its ability to sell pricey products to Chinese consumers and ignore commonly accepted beliefs about big companies. In Apple’s most recent quarterly earnings report, it shattered a world record in terms of profit in a single quarter earning $18.04 billion, much of that profit being associated with the 74.5 [...]
Fans of Flipboard, a mobile-specific social reader, might be surprised to learn that the company unveiled its new website today – surprised, either because Flipboard was launching a website when its mobile app had worked well for so long, or because it didn’t already have a website. It’s up and running right now, though, and it signifies the idea that perhaps the web itself isn’t quite as irrelevant as some tech critics have said.
A post on GigaOm offers up some comments from [...]
I love my Surface Pro 3. That said, I rarely ever use the included stylus to do, well, anything, since I mostly enjoy the thing as a laptop replacement rather than a tablet. I like knowing that I can use the stylus, but it usually stays in its little loopy thing. Even still, the stylus is a UI method that’s gathering traction, and is even alleged to be heading for Apple’s as-yet unconfirmed iPad Pro, which seems like Apple’s attempt to hit back at Microsoft’s laptop/tablet [...]
Back when Foursquare was both a check-in app and a venue finder, it was limited to smartphones only. And that made a lot of sense — who is carrying their iPad around looking for a good dinner spot? Since then, however, Foursquare split, separating its functionality into two apps: Foursquare and Swarm. Foursquare handles the Yelp-type reviews and ratings, and Swarm does check-ins.
That split put Foursquare into a more tablet-friendly place, so starting today, you can find an [...]
Lately, the folks over at Mozilla – the makers of the Firefox web browser – have been making a bit more noise than usual, having recently announced a partnership with Yahoo to replace Google as its default search engine. Today, Mozilla made headlines again, this time revealing that its longstanding decision not to develop Firefox for iOS devices has been reversed.
The news comes by way of a post on TechCrunch, which first pointed the way back to a Tweet from Firefox release [...]