Last week, Twitter announced a list of improvements coming to the service including enhancements to Direct Messages and video capabilities slated for next year, and today the social network started rolling out its new features as promised. With the latest version of Twitter for iPhone, you can now share public Tweets privately over Direct Messages with native embedding. You can see the new feature in action below… Read more
Apple wants the third-party app marketplace for the upcoming Apple Watch to be a hit just like on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple has begun seeking an “Apple Watch Evangelist,” according to a posting on its official jobs website. This evangelist position is specifically designed to work with third-party application developers and promote development for the upcoming Apple Watch platform:
Pretty much the whole Macworld staff has been let go. Looks like the end. Sad—
Roman Loyola (@pinatubo2000) September 10, 2014
A personal announcement: I'm leaving Macworld after 17 years. snellworld.com—
Jason Snell (@jsnell) September 10, 2014
International Data Group (IDG) is shutting down Macworld Magazine, the long time Apple periodical according to tweets by staff and conversations I’ve had with personnel. Dan Miller, Editor, Macworld tweeted the following:
The Macworld.com website will remain open [although as a shell of its former self -ed] with a reduced staff according to Miller, who himself is leaving in a month.
As a former contributor and fan of Macworld.com it is sad to see the publication go. Ironically, the transition from print to digital hastened by Apple’s own iPad and other online tools made the publication one of the last remaining Apple publications in print.
There’s no word yet on the fate of the annual trade show of the same name that has also taken a hit since Apple stopped attending. We’ll update as we hear more.
Update: Dan Miller wrote in to clarify that he never implied that the magazine “would be a shell of its former self” (even though most of the names and faces that were the backbone of the magazine have been let go). Read more
Running U2 ad looks like 10 year old iPod ads
U2 is going on. They are putting their album on the iPhone 6
Now talking Music
Talking about iTunes
Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349
magsafe induction charging
3 different editions. Works with iPhone 5/c/s or iPhone 6
Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, AppleWatch Edition
can control Apple TV, walkie talkie,
Jay Blahnick talking about all of the fitness features
Fitness App monitors activity
Workout App allows you to set specific goals
Talking Fitness now
Pinteresting and city Mapper. BMW Charge level
American Airline 1 tap, Starwood Hotels (creating a key).
Twitter and Facebook are making apps as Mark reported
3rd party apps for iWatch.
Notifications from apps.
Watchkit for Glances and notifications
This tap communication this is going to change the world.
Interesting maps interface on Apple Watch
:PLots of updates since iPod Nano
I’m really like the polish of these watch apps and glances
Glances is interface for Watch for little bits of info
Kevin Lynch (former Adobe Exec) is demoing Apple Watch
2 size Apple Watches
Magnetic leather and lots of other watch options
lots of watch faces and personalization options
Magsafe induction charger
4 sensors in the back
Share heartbeat with other people
Ive narrating. Whole different UI
Jony Ive narrating Apple Watch Story
MultiTouch allows people to interact with technology
Apple Watch is the most personal device Apple has ever created.
tim Cook Dropped it
Apple Pay: October in US
Integrated into Target Appor Groupon or Uber
Lot of locations will take Apple Pay
Apple doesn’t know what you buy
No need to cancel Credit cards if iPhone gets lost
Device only – no iCloud syncing
Use iSight Camera to add new card. Add to passbook
Passbook will be the wallet
NFC Radio in 6 and 6Plus with touch ID.
Apple demonstrates NFC payment/ Brings up Eddie Cue
Apple loves these types of problem. This is what Apple does best
Apple talking security non-ironically
Credit card/magnetic stripe interface
Bigger than Bigger
Tim Cook back up: How it makes you feel!
That’s all for iPhone 6/+
New Silicone Cases and LEather cases including Product Red
New Gyroscope in camera
"This video stream is actually being recorded and hosted on the new iPhone 6"—
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 09, 2014
Schiller: iPhone has become the world’s most popular video recorder.
iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor.
Sounds like Fast Autofocus, Tone mapping, noise reduction,
Focus Pixels Camera
802.11AC and Wifi calling and VoLTE
Apple Invents calling over Wifi
it measures elevation (Barometer)
THE NEW M8 CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CYCLING AND RUNNING
Double Touch moves whole screen down for reachability”
Apps/Websites not updated to new iPhones “just work”
2B Transistors on a 20nm process. 13% smaller than A7
25% faster CPU
Developers can customize apps for the larger screen
“easy to use one-handed
Sleep/Wake is pushed to right side (all as expected)
Sideswipe gestures for new phones
6 plus has new horizontal display
1080P display in Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus
“Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.”
more importantly, #1 loved phone in the world
#1 smartphone in the world
Starting with iPhone
(Last Apple event at Flint Center was iMac launch in the late 90s
Hello again says Tim cook with a Bondi Blue iMac in the background
This video stream is a mess for me (Safari)
(unless you’ve got the Truck)
It is showtime!
Might just be Electric President
We love music … so much you get two songs at once.—
Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) September 09, 2014
This music isn’t great unless that CD is skipping
Video is now live!
T Minus 20
They're letting media in!—
Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) September 09, 2014
Not going to lie. Not sure who this is
Apple making your typo famous? Priceless
We’ll, can’t deny it any more. I’m in Cupertino, CA. At the Flint where the iMac was launched and today … ? We’ll soon see!—
Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 09, 2014
No doubt? V
Dre will be there
Are those presenter clothes for the fitness expert?
It's a watch. A wallet, A fitness device.
Are you getting it?—
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 09, 2014
Maybe they’ll be time lapsing the covers coming off of the major structure
I'm telling you guys, don't go into that white box. You will not be the same when you come out.—
Joe Brown (@joemfbrown) September 09, 2014
Craig on scene
Apple’s doing their own blog
He needs coffee?
Its Craig Federighi waiting in line for coffee like a normal. The hair blessed, they're just like us. http://t.co/wTLxrouiCI
Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) September 09, 2014
Apple is liveblogging themselves? Yisssssss. I can go back to sleepwat.
Who invited this guy?
Some TMI from Engadget:
Steve Kovach sharing some great photos of the breakfast scene.
We’re now 2 hours from liftoff
It’s September 9th, and you know what that means: Apple’s biggest event in several years is happening today. We’re expecting Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team of executives to discuss two new and larger iPhone models, a mobile payments system, and of course, a fashion/health/fitness-centric wearable device. We’ll be following along and providing articles with the latest news throughout the day. This News Hub will embed the latest action from the ground at the Flint Center in Cupertino and provide an easy access view of the latest news articles. You can also follow us on Twitter at @9to5Mac for quick updates as they break, and all our updates below:
“We couldn’t be happier with how we’ve done with the first four years of the iPad. I’d call what’s going on recently a speed bump, and I’ve seen that in every category” …
He made that same comment before during the last earnings call and obviously that’s not the whole story…
The iPhone 6’s packaging might not only include a redesigned smartphone, but a redesigned USB to Lightning cable. While it’s unlikely that Apple will yet-again change the Lightning port introduced with the 2012 iPhone 5 anytime in the near future, a redesigned version of the USB plug could be ready for this fall. Sketchy photos of a reversible USB cable first surfaced on the web last week, and Sonny Dickson yesterday shared another shot of the cables via Twitter.
Like the Lightning connector, the benefit of a reversible USB connector is that it can be inserted into a USB port in either direction. This makes it easier to insert the connector in darkly lit or hard to reach places (like behind a desk). Due to uncertain sourcing, the first batch of photos did not seem completely believable, but digging a little deeper into the situation reveals that Apple readying a reversible USB iPhone cable is a real possibility…
Ahead of Apple’s new iPhone event on September 9th, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (that nation’s version of what we know in the U.S. as the FCC) has approved two new iPhone models for sale in the country. The approval was confirmed on Twitter by the country’s Secretary General for these matters, and a local report indicates the model numbers for two new devices: A1524 & A1586. Thailand’s Secretary General spoke about the matter in a video from earlier this week:
When Siri lost its beta tag almost a year ago, I suggested it might be a good time for those who’d been frustrated with its early performance to give it another chance. What I discovered through your comments was that Siri seems to be one of those things that polarizes views: people either loving it and using it every day, or dismissing it as a useless gimmick. Not too many people seem to fall between the two.
But Apple has continued to work hard on improving the service, adding new capabilities as well as refining its ability to handle existing ones. It might not yet be as sophisticated as its creators envisage for the future, but a year on seemed a good point to revisit the topic and find just how many of its capabilities people are using … Read more
This fall, Apple is expected to unwrap two next-generation iPhones with larger displays: a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch higher-end “phablet” variant. While the 4.7-inch model has had physical mockups floating around the web for the past few months, parts or shells for a 5.5-inch model have not been seen until now. Sonny Dickson has sent us photos of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 physical “dummy” mockup in the Space Gray color (above and below), and he has posted photos of a white and gold model on Twitter:
Update: Our winners have been chosen at random and contacted. As thanks for everyone participating, Pad & Quill is generously offering 15% off any order for a limited time to our readers using the coupon code DAD14 at checkout. 6/12/14
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, our friends over at Pad & Quill are teaming up with us to give away some cool bags and cases for your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more. Pad & Quill makes super well-crafted accessories that look and feel very rich and thought out. We’ve had the chance to cover and review several of their products in the past.
We’ll be picking one grand prize winner to receive Pad & Quill’s Field Bag, Aria for iPad Air case, Bell Fino for iPhone 5s case, and any choice of Pad & Quill MacBook case for free (over a $600 value). In addition to the grand prize winner, two additional winners will be selected each to receive their own choice of any Pad & Quill iPhone or iPad case. Find out how to enter after the break… Read more