Apple has taken their Your Verse spot, featuring Robin Williams' voice-over from Dead Poets Society, and broken it down into two shorter, more tightly focused sports, Light Verse and Sound Verse. Both Light, above, and Sound, below, share the same description:
The iconic 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City is in need of some shattered glass replacement of its very own today, thanks to a combination of the arctic vortex-driven weather and a clumsy snowblower. The above image was caught on Twitter.
Apple has been temporarily spared the presence of an external antitrust monitor, initially placed at the company as part of the judgment in the U.S. government's case against Apple regarding ebooks. Apple has been fighting to remove the monitor, Michael Bromwich, since he was placed at the company last summer. The company believes that Bromwich is a disruptive and unnecessary imposition, according to Reuters:
iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager, Apple's attempts to revolutionize education and bring curriculum fully into the digital age, are expanding into even more countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Apple:
The lack of NFC on the iPhone is a downer when it comes to using it for tap-to-pay purchases. ISIS, however, has long been talking about coming to the iPhone through a tie-up with case maker Incipio. Prototypes have been shown off, but now, the folks at Engadget have received the first concrete evidence that these things might actually go on sale:
Nintendo content on mobile is something many of us dream of, but it might just be on the table following the Japanese game company's latest financial reports. After forecasting a $240 million loss for the year following weak demand for the Wii U, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata outlined what may come next, as reported by Bloomberg:
The surge of automaker presence at CES strikes an interesting counterpoint to the traditional auto show circuit. Where the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the week after CES is more about design and horsepower, the automakers in Vegas were talking about technology and software.
Chevrolet was one of those automakers, and their offerings were more on the software side of things. Sure, the average consumer might be intrigued by Audi's laser headlight (yes, lasers), they're far more likely to be able to afford something like a Chevy (sans lasers). So Chevrolet was showing off technology that not only can normal people afford, but will be able to buy in the relatively near future: AppShop and LTE connectivity.
Responding to a recent security bug, Starbucks released an update to their iPhone app addressing the issue late last night. Starbucks said in an update on their blog:
As promised, we have released an updated version of Starbucks Mobile App for iOS which adds extra layers of protection. We encourage customers to download the update as an additional safeguard measure.
Both Apple and China Mobile have put a ton of work into getting a partnership off the ground, and as of today the hard work pays off as sales of the iPhone on the worlds largest carrier finally begin. Apple CEO Tim Cook joined his counterpart from China Mobile, Xi Guohua at the carriers headquarters store in Beijing, handing out autographed iPhones in the process.