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  • Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

    Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

    Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.” That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan being executed. Read More

  • The Best Of iOS 7′s Minor Upgrades

    The Best Of iOS 7′s Minor Upgrades

    Apple revealed a number of notable new features with the debut of iOS 7 yesterday, but there are many smaller features which are now leaking out as developers have had a chance to play around with the new operating system. Though most of these didn’t get a shout-out during Apple’s keynote and accompanying demo at WWDC, they are the “little touches,” which help to make iOS… Read More

  • Apple’s Top Brass Looks Very Much In Sync At WWDC Following Last Year’s Reorganization

    Apple’s Top Brass Looks Very Much In Sync At WWDC Following Last Year’s Reorganization

    Apple’s WWDC Keynote yesterday left one impression on me above all others: the executive team seems much more comfortable and in sync under CEO Tim Cook now than they ever have before. Rarely has a keynote or event gone as smoothly as the one Apple delivered yesterday, and rarely has the ensemble cast approach (where different execs present different features and announcements) worked… Read More

  • Why Apple Killed Genius For Apps, And What’s Next For The App Store’s Long Tail

    Why Apple Killed Genius For Apps, And What’s Next For The App Store’s Long Tail

    Apple is no longer offering the “Genius” feature as a way to surface and discover new mobile applications in the iOS App Store in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 7. Instead, the spot that used to belong to “Genius” now goes to “Near Me,” a new feature demoed during yesterday’s keynote at WWDC, which recommends apps… Read More

  • Jony Ive Debuts iOS 7: “Bringing Order To Complexity”

    Jony Ive Debuts iOS 7: “Bringing Order To Complexity”

    Apple debuted the next generation of iOS yesterday at WWDC and now you can watch Jony Ive’s 7 minute iOS 7 introduction video. “True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absences of clutter or ornamentation,” Ive explains. “It’s about bringing order to complexity.” Read More

  • Apple’s Flashlight Is Why We Can’t Fund Nice Dumb Things

    Apple’s Flashlight Is Why We Can’t Fund Nice Dumb Things

    Flashlight apps are a testament to the power and simplicity of modern technology. Power outage because of a hurricane? There’s an app for that. Need to stealthily kill a mosquito without waking up your partner? There’s an app for that, too. Actually, there are more than 1,000 in the App Store alone, many with 5-star ratings, because flashlight apps, which turn the flash of your… Read More

  • Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

    Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

    iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive collection of screenshots from the new beta out today. The screens really just show a close-up view… Read More

  • WWDC: Mavericks, IOS7, iTunes Radio, MacBook Air and Pro

    The TechCrunch TV WWDC Wrap-Up: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, Apple Steps On Pandora’s Turf, And More

    You may have heard that there was some Apple news today — a lot of it, in fact. So to make sense out of all the news that came out of the WWDC keynote in San Francisco this morning, we brought in Greg Kumparak and Darrell Etherington, two TechCrunch reporters who were at the event in person, to tell us all about the biggest takeaways. Read More

  • iOS 7 Leaves Older iPhones And iPads Out Of The Fun

    iOS 7 Leaves Older iPhones And iPads Out Of The Fun

    iOS 7 hits iPhones this fall, but only the iPhone 5 and iPod touch will get all the features announced at WWDC. The iPhone 4 and 4S will only get the new iOS 7 look and a splattering of features. And forget about the iPhone 3GS and older iPhones. They will be stuck in the skeuomorphic world of iOS 6 forever. Read More

  • The Best Features Of iOS 7

    The Best Features Of iOS 7

    Users of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices got their first look at the company’s newest operating system, iOS 7, earlier today. Not only has Apple given iOS an entirely new look and feel, courtesy of head designer Jonathan Ive, but it has also revealed a revamped suite of core apps like Photos, Camera, Calendar, Weather and others, added new services like iTunes Radio… Read More