Japan will enjoy a new service launched by Apple, iTunes Pass which allows users to go to an Apple Store in Japan, buy credit in-store for the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, after which money will be applied immediately to the Apple ID account instead of requiring to receive a gift card and entering a redemption code. This new service for iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore will be availed by users in Japan with iPhones and iPod touch.
A report by 9to5Mac states that Apple is searching for retail employees who are “passionate photography enthusiasts” to test their forthcoming Photos app for the new OS X.
We are seeking a technical and passionate photography enthusiast to join our Quality Assurance team working on Photos for OS X. You will be part of a fast moving team of specialists tasked with delivering the next generation of photography tools for Apple.
Apple is planning to replace their current PR head Katie Cotton with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Re/Code’s Kara Swisher expressed that Jay Carney’s name is “being bandied about” for the position.
According to a new report published by KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the launch of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may defer to 2015 due to production hitch at Apple. The smaller 4.7 inch version will set afloat over the larger 5.5-inch model before the year ends.
According to The New York Times, Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General, announced that Apple’s Activation Lock Feature in iOS 7 has helped to reduce iPhone-related theft in New York, London and San Francisco. The report says that there has been “significant” reduction of iPhone-related theft.
Apple TV is said to be equipped with the continuity feature which Apple introduced in the Worldwide Developers Conference. Developers who installed the latest iOS 8 beta with the OS X Yosemite version, and the current Apple TV beta released yesterday spotted a pop up notification stating that Apple TV will gain few of the Continuity features released in the Worldwide Developers Conference.
According to a SEC filing today, Apple revealed Luca Maestri’s official progression as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President role. Apple’s executive biographies page is yet to be updated in the coming days. Its said that Maestri’s previous role as Principle Accounting Officer will be enclosed into the CFO role.
Today We launched our vibrant new category, Hand-Picked. We envision the category to voice opinions and standpoints on apps for iOS & OS X, we admire these apps and see a promising consumption value being received by the users. There’s a simple yet meaningful story behind the depreciation of the usual Review category to a fresh, more responsible category, Hand-Picked. While I was discussing about reviewing Clear app for Mac with my colleague Mark, he jokingly said “We better be careful, Clear doesn’t really need a review.” We continued discussing about apps we truly embrace and wish to feature on our website for our readers.
Clear is a to-do app in the overcrowded Productivity category of the app store. Why I say overcrowded is because productivity driven apps are submitted every fortnight, very few ones make it to the top and eventually become an important part of a user’s daily life, a tool to kickstart your day and an app which stays on your iPhone, Mac for a reasonable amount of time. While you look around, veterans & award winning apps like Things already occupy a senior rank, there’s a stiff competition which already exists and to cut across this competition is an achievement in itself. Clear certainly transcends well-known productivity apps and is fully able towards resting on your iPhone, Mac for months or even years.
Given a first glance, Clear might appear a clean, simple app, lacking in details and frills expected from a typical muscly built productivity app, and not powerful enough to carry the burden of meticulous schedules and routines of a user. But, once you start using you realize how effectively it manages to-do’s and is a secretly feature-packed app. Clear can smoothy manage a complex productivity plan of a user.