OS X 10.10, code-named Syrah, us currently sprinting its way towards developer beta for WWDC 2014, which kicks off June 2. Syrah is rumored to be getting a Jony Ive-led interface refresh this year, like iOS 7 got last year. That makes a lot of sense, since part of the opportunity cost of iOS 7 getting all that attention was that there wasn't much left for OS X Mavericks. It shipped with a few rough edges, like stitched leather, shaved off but others, like green felt, remaining. 2014 should see a reversal of those fortunes, with iOS 8 getting refined but Syrah getting a more significant visual upgrade. But how far will it go?
There are a lot of great games for iPhone and iPad but lets just be honest with each other here — some are way more trippy than others. Whether it's the color, the animation, the theme, the art, or just the overall vibe, if you're looking for something exceedingly mellow, or completely out of this world, the App Store has you covered. Here are the top 10 trippiest games for iPhone and iPad. Since audio is a big part of the experience, make sure to have your headphones on before getting comfortable. Then launch and enjoy!
Apologies for the delay on this episode folks. As you'll hear during the show, I dropped my Retina MacBook Pro and it's still in with Apple for repairs. Sadly, the feed generation software we use doesn't sync, and it's really painful setting it up on another machine (yeah, I have backups, but I don't have the machine back to restore those backups onto yet. Ugh.) I did manage to manually hack together the RSS for the audio, so YouTube and MP3 are currently available, and I'll work on MP4 next. Hopefully I'll get my rMBP back soon and next week will be nice and normal... Now, on with the show!
Rene and Peter talk about dropping MacBooks, updating the OS X 10.10 Syrah interface, what they'd like to see in a new Mac Mini, iOS 8 getting Shazam-powers, 3D on phones, Passbook, and more!
This lightweight hard shell case features impact resistance in an extremely slim profile design, showcasing your iPhone's form and style. There's cutouts for all ports and controls for instant access, and the cutout around your camera lens is raised and reinforced to prevent scratching when placed flat on a tabletop.
Following the publication of Apple's absolutely stellar iOS Security white paper in February, Steve Gibson of the TWiT network's Security Now! show spent three episodes going through it, providing extra explanation and context. Gibson was incredibly impressed by the iOS Security white paper, and by Apple's security implementation in general, calling it "amazing" many times over, especially the Apple A7 and its secure enclave. he also widely praised Apple's choices for the crypto they implemented, and especially how user- and privacy-focused their choices were.
Game of Phones is a great-looking card game in the home stretch of its Kickstarter campaign. It resembles Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples in that a judge plays a single challenge card, and decides which response from the other players he or she likes best.
Beats Music has announced integration with the Apple digital Store, offering consumers a more convenient way to purchase a premium subscription, which was only possible outside of the app. This is a strong move for the company as Apple takes a cut for all the purchases made through the store, including new subscriptions to the Beats Music service within the iOS app.
auki is a jailbreak app for iPhone that provides quick-reply functionality for messages. That means that, with auki, you don't have to spend time switching to and from the Messages app. You can reply to and compose messages from anywhere on the iPhone, be it the Home screen or from inside another app or game. Anywhere. That might sound similar to other jailbreak apps like BiteSMS, but auki takes a different approach, and one I'd really like to see Apple consider for iOS 8.
Here's one to take with a grain of salt, simply because as of now it's not official. Sources at CNet say that most of the FuelBand team is to be let go, and that Nike will halt production of the hardware altogether. This includes the planned "slim" version to be released later this year, and everything else the 70-odd member team may have been working on.
Facebook Paper —the "Flipboard" way to view your Facebook feed — was updated today with a slew of new features. The app still curates and aggregates stories from your feed, but now things are down with a bit more style and flair.