Jimmy lovine and Dr. Dre, co-founders of Beats Electronics are anticipated to take up senior roles at Apple after the acquisition of Beats Electronics. They may not fill up full-time positions at Apple and accordingly they will travel to and fro from Los Angeles to Cupertino to attend meetings.
Few days back we reviewed Diveland, a two-dimensional world game created to render a rich three dimensional world experience. The developers of Diveland, Andrea and Steve Bourne have come up with yet another simple yet challenging game Quint, which is a classic tile based word game, centered on the idea of making 5-letter words. Fundamentally, in a tile based game tiles are the elements of play. In a tile based game, tiles either create multiple possibilities for the board layout or allow changes in the overall board geometry during play. Quint’s foundation is on the former presumption which means, with the help of tiles multiple possibilities can be created using your intellect to generate meaningful words. The game becomes really addictive as it proceeds.
Apple is in the closing stage of acquiring Beats Electronics, the well-known headphone manufacturing company which also offers a music streaming service. Few hours back, we wrote about a possible acquisition between Apple and Beats and we have thronging updates and speculations ready about the entire deal.
A few international iOS users wrote on Apple’s support forums, MacRumors forums and Twitter reporting issues on unsuccessful app updates today. According to users who faced this issue, the procedure of updating apps in the iTunes popped a warning messaging stating “the update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item was refunded or cancelled.”
Apple published a new page defining legal processes guidelines wednesday night, the page gives an idea about the guidelines with regard to customer data from U.S. law enforcement agencies, stating what information the company is permitted to retrieve and not permitted to do the same, from devices upon the receipt of a search warrant or a legal notice.
While extraction of data from passcode protected iOS devices, Apple specifies that it may only recoup information from their native apps including Message, Photos, Video, Contacts, Audio recording and call history. However, Apple will not allow access to email, calendar entries or any third-party app data. Apple said that data extraction and retrieval can only be performed on devices in “good working order” at Cupertino, California HQ.
Jony Ive, Design chief at Apple will be applauded with the Bay Area Treasure Award, presented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The award is dedicated to Jony Ive for putting forward long-lasting innovation in designing products for Apple.
“Ive is our generation’s most innovative and influential figure in the field of industrial design–no other design mind has done more to transform the way we visualize and share information,” said SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. “SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast to establish a department of architecture and design, and we’re thrilled to celebrate Ive’s revolutionary achievements.”
Apple is said to close an acquisition with Beats Electronics, the California based producer of audio products and equipment. The company was founded by rapper and hip-hop producer Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records chairman Jimmy Lovien, the company chiefly produces products under the brand “Beats by Dr. Dre”. According to Financial Times, the deal could be finalized anytime next week if negotiations go smoothly.
Although I think Apple’s buying Beats has nothing to do with headphones. All about Spotify & cloud-streaming music services iTunes.