Nomad already makes some of the most versatile and practical accessories for Apple hardware, and now the California company is teaming up with Chicago’s Horween Leather Company to offer some high quality and stylish gear. The two companies are starting with new versions of Wallet, Nomad’s ordinary billfold that cleverly tucks a 2400mAh rechargeable battery and Lightning cable within, now available in two sizes and wrapped in Horween leather.
Tech Industry Stories June 13, 2016
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn professional social network for over $26B
Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today that the two companies would become one after Microsoft purchases outstanding shares at $196 in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.
The new organization will give Microsoft a big social graph for professional life and is interestingly announced just hours before Apple’s WWDC.
LinkedIn also owns the popular Pulse Reader for iOS/Web.
Tech Industry Stories June 10, 2016
At WWDC on Monday, Apple will unveil the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. With the conference being light on hardware, expectations are high for Apple to announce some major new features for iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad. The rumor mill is quieter than usual, so there’s definitely a bigger opportunity to be surprised with this year’s keynote.
We have some idea about what to expect but we want to hear what you want to see Apple announce next week. Join in the poll after the jump to have your say on what you want to see in iOS 10 …
Late last year we got an early look at improvements coming to the next version of Bluetooth, and now the Bluetooth Special Interest Group has revealed the name of the upcoming version plus more specifics about the new standard. Bluetooth 5 will be the successor to Bluetooth 4.2, which was released at the end of 2014, suggesting a notable release this year. The new standard will be announced next week, and this is what we know so far.
Tech Industry Stories June 9, 2016
Apple has released a special ‘Shot on iPhone’ TV commercial for European markets called ‘The beautiful game’. It features iPhone photography of football stadiums, goalposts and players. The ad will likely air during the UEFA European Football Championship games, which kicks off tomorrow … expand full story
Tech Industry Stories June 7, 2016
Microsoft offers WWDC party to try to woo iOS developers to Windows/Azure
You have to feel a little sympathy for Microsoft. At a time when everyone wants to be writing apps for iOS first and Android second, Windows 10 is left out there as a platform people might get around to if they have time. But the company seems to be compensating by beefing up its efforts to both sell its services to iOS developers and create more iOS apps.