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Former Apple exec and board member Bill Campbell relives his years at the company

After spending 17 years with Apple as an executive and then board member, Bill Campbell has stepped aside to make room for incoming board member Susan Wagner. Campbell has seen and been involved in so much over the years, and talking to Fortune today he relived some of the great moments of his tenure.

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BlackRock's Susan Wagner brings M&A experience to Apple's board

Apple had announced today that its longest serving board member, Bill Campbell, has retired after 17 years of service and to replace his seat will be BlackRock co-founder Susan Wagner. Of note is the fact that Apple highlighted Wagner's experience with M&A, or mergers and acquisitions, to her seat on the board. Though it's still too early to tell if Apple will be aggressively acquiring more companies after its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Wagner could help Cook and company do so if needed.

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Mikey Digital's new Lightning support brings robust audio recordings to iPhone 5s

Blue Microphones has updated its popular Mikey Digital microphone for the iPad and iPhone to add native Lightning port support, bringing the option for high quality audio recording for newer devices like the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Though the iPhone has a built-in microphone, Mikey Digital from Blue Microphones brings cleaner stereo recording without the distortion of using a compact mic on a phone.

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Cabin is a battery case and MagSafe charger for your iPhone

Cabin is a new battery case for your iPhone that easily attaches itself to your phone using magnets. The 2200mAh battery attaches to the bottom of your device by use of the magnetic MicroAdapter that plugs into the Lightning port on your phone. The aluminum back of the Cabin serves to protect your device. The Cabin's MagAdapter attaches to your Lightning cable so that you can charge your device without MicroAdapter.

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If you're a celebrity with a verified Facebook page, Mentions is your new favorite app

Facebook has introduced Mentions, a new app that makes it easier for public figures on Facebook to connect with their followers and fans. Facebook Mentions lets these figures see what's trending related to them, interact with their fans, and more.

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Latest Unreal Engine update adds support for iOS 8 Metal

Epic Games has released version 4.3 of it's Unreal game engine, with this version adding support for Metal, Apple's new low-level application programming interface (API) coming with iOS 8. You'll need compile your code with the Xcode 6 beta, and Metal is not enabled by default, though this is easily done through your game's Project Settings.

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Three UK to provide free Wi-Fi on London Underground

Three UK has announced that it is partnering with Virgin Media to provide its customers with free access to Virgin's Wi-Fi network on the London Underground. Other carriers like EE, Vodafone and O2 have already made similar deals in the past.

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Apple launches iTunes Pass in the U.S., UK, Australia and more

Following the initial launch in Japan, Apple has now begun to push its new iTunes Pass out to a more global audience. Initially we've been able to verify that the U.S. and the UK are now seeing it, but there are reports from all around the world such as Australia, Spain, Germany, Canada and the Netherlands that are also seeing iTunes Pass availability.

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Environment the focus of Apple's presentation at education conference

Apple VP of Environmental Initiative Lisa Jackson gave a talk at the Distinguished Educator Conference to highlight some of the clean energy strides that the company published last week in its environmental report and reiterate Apple's commitment to going green. Noting that its data centers now operate on 100 percent renewable energy, Jackson says that the company won't be slowing down its commitment to the environment any time and points out how its products are helping consumers be greener in the process.

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DirecTV NFL SundayTicket.TV on iPhone, iPad, Mac requires no satellite dish

In a bold move supporting cord cutters, satellite provider DirecTV is allowing users to stream NFL Sunday Ticket games to their personal devices without requiring a satellite dish in the process. Streaming will work on compatible Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad, Macs and PCs, as well as Microsoft's Xbox gaming console depending on the package you sign up for.

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