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  • The Best Overlooked Numbers And Subtle Features From WWDC 2011

    The Best Overlooked Numbers And Subtle Features From WWDC 2011

    In case you weren’t following our WWDC keynote coverage live earlier today, you missed — well, a lot. The event — which ran about two hours — was packed with information. Thousands of articles have already been written covering some of the bigger numbers and features. So I thought I’d highlight some of the smaller (or quickly mentioned) things you may have missed… Read More

  • About The Nuance No-Show At Apple's WWDC Keynote

    About The Nuance No-Show At Apple's WWDC Keynote

    With regard to today’s WWDC keynote, we were right about a lot of things. Twitter/iOS. Revamped notifications. Widgets (though they didn’t call them “widgets” on stage, the weather and stock areas in the notifications pull-down are widgets). iOS Messages (okay, this was more of a dream that somehow came true). July launch for OS X Lion. No “iPhone… Read More

  • Wanna Use Twitter's Photo Service Right Now? Become An iPhone Developer, It's In iOS 5

    Last week, we broke the news that Twitter would be integrated with iOS 5. At the time, we also noted that the timing of the launch of Twitter’s new Photo service was calculated. The feature was launching because Apple needed it in place for iOS 5. Today proves that. Apple has begun seeding the first builds of iOS 5 to developers today. And thousands are already trying it out. Given… Read More

  • Apple Has Finally Stuck A Dagger Into SMS. I Love It.

    Apple Has Finally Stuck A Dagger Into SMS. I Love It.

    Now that the WWDC keynote is over and I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect, I’ve been thinking about what excited me the most from today’s announcements. The list is long, no doubt. But I think I’m going to have to go with something that surprised me — while at the same time making me look smarter than perhaps I really am. (Again, just perhaps.) iMessages. As… Read More

  • Is This iOS 5? Dunno, But It's Likely The Right Idea

    Is This iOS 5? Dunno, But It's Likely The Right Idea

    Could it be? Is this it? iOS 5?! I honestly have absolutely no clue. But it certainly seems like it at least could have the right idea. Tomorrow morning, Apple is set to preview iOS 5 for the first time during the WWDC keynote. It’s likely that developers will get access to the initial build as well, so they can start working on updating their apps to take advantage of all the new… Read More

  • On iCloud, Baby

    On iCloud, Baby

    Apple did something really odd today. Something they almost never do. They pre-announced¬†the agenda for the keynote of one of their events, WWDC, taking place next week. Yes, they probably did this in an attempt to set expectations — read: no new iPhone coming — but in doing so, they also managed to do something even stranger: they outed a completely unreleased product. Read More

  • Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration

    Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration

    Yesterday, we first reported that Twitter was on the verge of launching their own photo-sharing service. That report has since been confirmed by Liz Gannes, who happens to work for All Things D, which is hosting a conference where Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was planning to announce this news. So, yeah. “Sources familiar with the matter.” Confirmed. And now we know a bit more. First… Read More

  • Official: iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud To Be Announced Next Week At WWDC

    There goes all the fun rumors and wild speculation. Apple just released a press release detailing what’s coming next week at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. Apple pre-announced something — iOS 5 and OS X Lion to be exact. Oh, and something called iCloud, too. It was already generally accepted that the two… Read More

  • A Bit More On WWDC, The Mythical iPhone "4S", and iOS 5

    A Bit More On WWDC, The Mythical iPhone "4S", and iOS 5

    With WWDC quickly approaching, the rumor mills are heating up with what we should expect at Apple’s annual conference known for big announcements. We’ve learned a little bit more that speaks to what to expect — including a couple of big, widely-requested things. First of all, a lot of sites seem to be working themselves into a tizzy about the so-called “iPhone 4S”. Read More

  • Apple's Massive New Data Center Set To Host Nuance Tech; Partnership Announcement Due At WWDC

    Apple's Massive New Data Center Set To Host Nuance Tech; Partnership Announcement Due At WWDC

    Last Friday, we posted about the negotiations between Apple and voice recognition company Nuance. While these talks have been going on for months, sources told us that it wasn’t yet entirely clear what the outcome would be — either a broad strategic partnership or, less likely, an acquisition. Things are looking a bit more clear now. In digging into the information about the… Read More

  • Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But…

    This past November, the blogosphere was briefly set on fire when a comment Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made in passing stated that Apple had acquired the voice recognition company Nuance. Wozniak quickly came out and corrected that comment, and most believed that he had simply confused Nuance with the company he mentioned right afterwards, Siri — a company that Apple¬†actually did… Read More

  • Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style

    Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style

    This past weekend, we broke the news that iOS 5, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, was likely being released in the fall. This would break the tradition of a summer release. And we also noted that instead of a separate event in the early spring, Apple was likely to use their WWDC event in June to talk about the new OS for the first time. Sure enough, today came word… Read More

  • iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

    iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

    Many people (including myself) were a bit disappointed that Apple didn’t devote any time during the iPad 2 unveiling to talking about iOS 5, the next major revamp of the software. But there may be a very good reason for that: it’s not coming anytime soon. In fact, the plan right now is to wait to launch iOS 5 until the fall, we’ve heard from two solid sources. If our sources… Read More

  • Is Apple Poised To Take Social Seriously In iOS With "Media Stream" And "Find My Friends"?

    Is Apple Poised To Take Social Seriously In iOS With "Media Stream" And "Find My Friends"?

    Another day, another iOS beta. This time, 9to5mac has dug into the latest iOS 4.3 beta and found something rather interesting: hints of a would-be new feature to be called “Media Stream”. While the details are obviously pretty scant at this point, early speculation points to a more social version of iOS. 9to5mac notes that inside the code for Media Stream is also a reference to… Read More