Apple's Favorite New Startup Wants to Be the Pixar of Robotics

Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised everyone at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) when he invited a tiny robotics startup onto the stage. Out came Boris Sofman, the chief executive of the fast-growing artificially intelligent robotics company Anki. What followed was a glitchy demo of Anki Drive, a seemingly… » 6/11/13 5:20pm 6/11/13 5:20pm

WWDC 2013 Roundup: All the New Toys Apple Announced Today

Today's keynote marked day one of Apple's giant developer love fest, and while we pretty much knew what was coming, Tim Cook and co. still managed to toss a few surprises at their legion of loyal followers. So in case you didn't happen to spend the afternoon glued to your screen, these are the best and brightest… » 6/10/13 5:45pm 6/10/13 5:45pm

All the New iOS Features Your Old iPhone Won't Get

As expected and widely reported ahead of today's keynote, Apple introduced a completely revamped iOS at WWDC. Not only did they ditch the skeuomorphic design scheme in favor of something a little more colorful and fun, the company added a handful of neat new features—some old, some new. But as with any major update to… » 6/10/13 4:03pm 6/10/13 4:03pm

The New MacBook Air Comes Packing Intel's Awesome New Processor

Today's golden children may be iOS 7 and all things software, but that doesn't mean the actual machines running that software are being tossed to the wayside. Confirming recent rumors and stock shortages, we are officially seeing Apple's super skinny MacBook Air get a much deserved refresh. » 6/10/13 1:52pm 6/10/13 1:52pm

Apple Maps Is Coming to Your Desktop and Calendar's Losing Its Leather

Apple Maps is getting a pretty little desktop client in the new OSX Mavericks. The desktop client includes the same (steadily improving) offering of 3D-flyover views, and provides you with information cards as you skirt around different locations. And once you find your destination on the desktop, you can shunt it… » 6/10/13 1:52pm 6/10/13 1:52pm

iCloud Finally Looks Like It's Useful (Updating)

While all the hullabaloo at WWDC is focused on what iOS and OSX look like, we should be more concerned with whether or not they actually work. The late Steve Jobs did say over a decade ago that Apple focuses on not just the aesthetics of its products but also how they actually work: "It's not just what it looks like and … » 6/10/13 1:44pm 6/10/13 1:44pm

The New Safari: Your Power-Saving Google Reader Replacement

Apple updates Safari every year, but now with the help of Intel's Haswell processor, they might actually have made something that people will actually want to use. Running at about a third the energy usage of Firefox, way less memory, and 1.44 times faster than Chrome, this might just do it. » 6/10/13 1:41pm 6/10/13 1:41pm

Apple OS X Mavericks: Everything You Need to Know

While iOS 7 was expected to be the star of Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) this year, it wasn't the only operating system getting a significant update. Supposedly codenamed "Cabernet" at headquarters, OS X Mavericks was unveiled on Monday with little fanfare. The specific improvements, however, are… » 6/10/13 1:24pm 6/10/13 1:24pm