According to sources, Facebook will launch a new service today which can identify television shows and music playing in the background. This new addition will be available for download as an updated app on iTunes and Google Play. The software will work in collaboration with your phone’s microphone.
Owing to an increase in the workforce at Apple, a new seven-building campus in Sunnyvale, CA has been leased to move in approximately 1450 Apple employees.
According to a filing with the SEC, Apple has renewed exclusive rights to utilize Liquidmetal Technologies metal alloys in consumer electronics items under the MTA.
The license was initially purchased in 2010 with an expiry in February 2014. The current renewal will lengthen the agreement through February of 2015.
Flappy Bird’s game developer, Dong Nguyen is reintroducing the game in August according to an update. In an interview with CNBC, he commented the new version will be a multiplayer game and ‘less addictive’ than the previous version. Apparently, Nguyen withdrew Flappy Bird from the App Stores in February due to unanticipated attention, which was personally not liked by him.
Logic Pro X published an update today with enhancements and bug fixes. The app now supports 12-core Mac Pros more efficiently, which will now use up to 24 threads at once. While using Low Latency Mode fixes have been done to pace sequencer issues. Alignment guides have been implemented along with several XML import and export bugs been taken care of.
We have been frequently writing about the heated lawsuit between Apple & Samsung. The shallow remarks, flimsy declarations and Micky Mouse like expressions certainly bring in an urge to know the circumstance which Samsung stand as the top supplier for Apple, yet for an iPad display.
Apple today released a press release which explains how Samsung became top iPad Display supplier. According to Apple, while Samsung was allegedly designing their next Galaxy device, Samsung S6 which is a 7″ smartphone manufactured millions of iPad Mini Retina Display.
Samsung spokesperson further explained
“We were copying iPad Mini Retina Display part for our next S6 and in due course, miscommunication between our design team in South Korea and Chinese manufacturer led to 100% copy of Apple’s 7″ tablet display. Millions of these were manufactured in confusion and then sold to Apple as it was. Later Samsung ordered 99.9% copy of iPad display which was more relevant and is now being used in S6. We’re very excited.”
Due to a pause between their teams the Samsung S6 ‘turned’ out to be an imitation of the iPad display, therefore the 100% copy of iPad displays were transported to Apple so as to dispose & move ahead to create 99.9% copy which would be more relevant for S6.
In this procedure, Samsung became the top iPad display supplier for Apple.
An auction amount of $330,001 will be given to the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights by Apple. The auction took place for an hour to join Tim Cook for a lunch meeting at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. This year’s auction closed at a lesser amount as compared to last year’s coffee charity meeting with Tim Cook which concluded with an amount of $610,000.
The auction sum will be donated to the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, a charity which runs with a goal to achieve “a just and peaceful world by partnering with human rights leaders, teaching social justice and advancing corporate responsibility.”
Apple today made available the iOS Human Interface Guidelines for download with iBooks on a Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on a computer.
Downloaded books can be read with iBooks on a Mac or iOS device. Earlier, the guidelines were only accessible for Apple developer portal. The availability of the guidelines in the iBookstore will encourage designing of iOS 7 apps simpler.
According to Macotakara, a Japanese blog, Apple plans to introduce high definition audio playback in iOS 8 besides the new versions of its In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.
While going through a report which was published last month, Apple is expected to announce high-fidelity iTunes music downloads at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014, this addition will enable high-quality audio files to be played on iOS 8 compatible devices.
A progressing download number of Microsoft Office for iPad was announced today at the TechEd Conference. As noted, the suite of applications, Word, Powerpoint, Excel has been downloaded from the App Store 27 million times till date. The number was shared on Twitter by Paul Thurrott, Microsoft observer and also noted by Business Insider.