It started with WWDC, Apple's annual conference where it announces all the year's new software stuff. It ended with Detroit decay and Steve Wozniak telling us about his tenure as the World's #1 Tetris Player. What a week it's been! Here's all the good stuff you might've missed.
The brand new OS X Yosemite is perhaps the most dramatic redesign of Apple's operating system to date. After some time using the biggest features in the new OS in a developer preview, I think Apple's on to something.
The new Apple iOS 8 presented at WWDC 2014 is a lot more than Healthkit—Apple's new vital statistics monitoring system—and a few adjustments to the interface introduced last year. Here you will find the complete catalog of new features along with live commentary on all of them.
There's plenty of great new stuff coming in iOS 8. You'll be able to remote control your phone from your computer to send text messages. There's soon to be an army of new keyboard options. It's a brave new world. But Apple didn't even mention some of the best new features on stage.
We saw a bunch of really great and pretty surprising updates to iOS on Monday—and crossed off more than a few items on our wish list—but now that we've had a chance to fiddle aroundwith the beta, we've unearthed some hidden tricks and features that are going to make iOS 8 a powerhouse.
This week at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs.
If you're not a frequent flyer then you might never have used Airplane mode on your phone or tablet; and thanks to the FAA relaxing restrictions on personal electronics it's a feature that may not be around for much longer. There's more to Airplane mode than flight safety, though. Here are three scenarios where the feature can prove useful.
Though it's easy to crack jokes about Detroit's downfall from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.
This week I saw a demo of the best messaging system yet. One where SMS and non-SMS messages, all calls, come to all your devices automatically. It only had one major flaw. It's trapped on an iPhone.
Earlier this week, we learned that Apple's Touch ID could be used in third party apps with iOS 8, paving the way to make your fingerprint a universal password. On a seemingly unrelated note, we also discovered a concept cigarette designed to help you quit smoking. And suddenly, it seemed apparent. We're living in The Fifth Element.
Last night, Yuri Victor tweeted a screenshot of a new Netflix error message he saw while a video was buffering. It tells Verizon customers exactly what's to blame for slow video. And judging by the response from Netflix's spokesperson Jonathan Friedland, it's no mistake. Update:AT&T customers are getting similar error messages.
In our article about Tetris's 30th anniversary, the one and only Steve Wozniak dropped by to regale us with tales of his long reign as America's #1 Tetris champion. He was so good,Nintendo Power magazine stopped accepting his score submissions. So Woz had to get crafty.