Apple’s WWDC 2013 Conference Set For June 10-14

Apple WWDC 2013

On Wednesday, Apple announced that annual WWDC conference is officially scheduled for the week of June 10-14. The WWDC 2013 conference will be held in the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco where the Cupertino, California based company held all of their other previous conferences. Apple has priced tickets for the conference at $1599 for each developer that attends. … Read More

Apple Donates $8 Million to Chinese Earthquake Victims

Apple Donates 8 Million to Chinese Earthquake Victims

Late Sunday, an earthquake with magnitude 4.8 occurred in the city of Ya’an, China in the Sichuan province, causing over 189 deaths and over 11,000 injuries. Almost instantly, rescue teams began searching for survivors and money began flowing in through different channels to help the victims of the terrible quake. Big corporations such as Apple didn’t stand by either, donating … Read More

iPhone 5S Release Date Pushed Past June Due to Issues with Fingerprint Sensor?

iPhone 5S Fingerprint sensor

Earlier this year, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo reported on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S with a fingerprint sensor and the rumored lower cost iPhone. Kup specifically noted in his report that the Cupertino company would run into issues when including the fingerprint sensors, particularly with the color coatings on the sensors. Although Kuo initially claimed a June/July timeframe, he later … Read More

iPad 5 Rear Shell and iPhone 5S SIM Tray Photos Surface Online

iPad 5 rear shell

On Monday, a set of photos were posted by a case company called Tactus with claims that the parts in the images belonged to the rumored iPad 5. A separate report also leaked images of what it claimed to be genuine iPhone 5S parts. Tactus had published an image earlier this week of what it claimed to be the rear … Read More

iPhone Jailbreak Tweak Integrates Facebook ‘Chat Heads’ Directly Into iOS

Facebook Chat Heads iPhone Jailbreak

Earlier this week, The Verge reported on a new iPhone jailbreak hack that allows for users of iOS devices to integrate Facebook’s new ‘Chat Heads’ feature directly into the operating system. Currently, Chat Heads is only available to iOS users through the iOS app, while Android users have the feature directly integrated on their devices. This allows them to continue … Read More

Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive, Makes Time’s 100 Most Influential List

Jonathan Ive

Apple’s SVP of Industrial Design, Jony Ive has achieved yet another accomplishment, having been awarded knighthood last year at Buckingham Palace. Now, the forty-six year old designer has made Time’s 100 most influential list with the likes of many other notables in Time’s lists which includes President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Justin Timberlake, … Read More

Twitter Launches Music App, #music, For iOS and Web

Twitter music

On Thursday, Twitter launched the music app that was nothing but a rumor for the past several weeks. Twitter released the app early Thursday, and called it Twitter #music, with a hashtag in the title to reflect the popular feature from the social networking site. The app integrates a number of other music streaming services such as Rdio and Spotify … Read More

Apple Stock Price Down After Cirrus Logic Reports Lower Than Expected Results

Apple Stock Price Down

Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock price is once again faltering, after one of the company’s key suppliers, Cirrus Logic reported weak results. On Wednesday, Apple’s stock was down more than 5% from the $420 opening price, reigniting concerns that the company may not be performing up to analysts expectations. The stock went below $400 briefly and then rebounded to stop at … Read More

Facebook Hires Apple’s Former Maps Manager Richard Williamson

facebook timeline

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook has hired Apple’s former Maps manager, Richard Williamson. Williamson was in charge of Apple’s iOS mapping team, and was fired in November after the new Maps application was released with many issues and faced intense criticism. By hiring Williamson, Facebook is expanding its mobile push and improving its iOS and Android application to reflect … Read More

USPTO Grants Apple iOS App Folders and “Jiggle Mode” UI Patent

iPhone Jiggle Mode Patent

Apple introduced iOS app folders in iOS 4 and has had the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI since iOS 1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple the patent for iOS app folders and the ‘Jiggle Mode’ UI. The patent, which is listed as U.S. Patent No. 8,423,911, describes the iOS app folders as “Device, method, and graphical user interface … Read More