Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which is slated for the first week of June in San Francisco, had a new ticket application process that was revealed earlier this month. Those who didn't manage to get a ticket could get another chance, it has been revealed, with unclaimed tickets being up for grabs again.
On launch, Paper was widely viewed as the best app Facebook had created, with many preferring it to the app proper. It lacked a few features the Facebook had, which left many wanting. With today’s update, Paper fans will get a host of new features that could have them migrating away from Facebook altogether.
Apple's new iPad Air 2 has purportedly been leaked, or the display and touchscreen section at least, with a new set of photos of the second-gen full-sized iOS tablet seemingly indicating a change of construction approach that could help it be thinner. The new Air - which, if Apple sticks to routine, we could expect to see sometime around October 2014 - appears to integrate its layers rather than have them separate.
FaceTime has been around for the iPhone for several years now. The feature allows iPhone users to make video calls with other iPhone users. Reports are surfacing that iOS 6 users are having a FaceTime outage. Reports of the outage first surfaced on a mini site on the Apple Support Communities.
Scout for iPhone has issued an update that brings on-route services to drivers who need them. The idea is that other navigation tools might offer gas stations or other services that are off-route, taking up too much time, while Scout provides ones on your established route. With the update also comes personalized information based on user data.
Apple's iPhone 6 may still be several months out, but that hasn't stopped leaks and rumors about the new iOS smartphone, with the virtual personal assistant Siri likely to be a key feature. Launched on the iPhone 4S back in late 2011, and updated considerably with iOS 7, Siri has come increasingly under fire, first by Android's Google Now, and most recently by Windows Phone's Cortana.
Siri loves to give answers — often snarky — but she doesn’t do much outside of create reminders. The voice assistant for iOS is handy, but lacks a lot of curcial control that some have been wanting. Four fast-talking, enterprising freshman at the University of Pennsylvania successfully hacked Siri, creating an exploit that intercepts your queries and redirects them to apps called GoogolPlex.
A leaked set of what are said to be iPhone 6 cases suggest a number of significant design changes, including moved physical controls, while photos said to show a bigger battery lend weight to ongoing rumors of a larger display. The silicone case shots, shared by an unnamed third-party case manufacturer, indicate that Apple will shift the power button from the top edge of the iPhone 6 to the side, possibly for ergonomic reasons around people using the smartphone one-handed.
CarPlay is a feature that Apple has been talking up to bring more interaction with the iPhone into the car infotainment system. We know that Apple is tying up with a number of automakers to build CarPlay into cars that will be available to buy at dealerships. People out there who own a car that didn’t come with CarPlay won’t be left out.