Vdio, the on-demand video service from Rdio has launched fully to viewers across the U.S. and the UK. Until now the service has been in a private beta of sorts for Rdio Unlimited subscribers, but the gates are now opened to all. Vdio doesn't follow the Rdio subscription based business model, instead it just sells content to watch. Kind of like iTunes, then.
Feedly, one of the leading contenders to replace Google Reader, has announced the launch of Feedly Cloud and a stand-alone web version of their RSS client. Feedly is now beginning the process of migrating users from Google Reader over to their own services, and has announced the first 9 apps across different platforms that are built on the new service. Of interest to iOS users is Newsify.
Apple has just made the WWDC 2013 keynote available on their YouTube channel. So, whether you've yet to see it, or you just want an easy way to watch it again (and again), hit the play link above and enjoy all the OS X Mavericks, new MacBook Air, new Mac Pro, iWork for iCloud, and iOS 7 action.
Not only does iOS 7 seem to ever-so-slightly increase the size of iPhone icons, it seems to move away from the more common rounded-rectangle shape to the more complex superellipse. Hopefully Apple will provide tools to make generating curves of this type easier for developers and designers, but in the meantime Marc Edwards of Bjango has been doing a lot of maths (his spelling, not mine!) and has come up with something that seems to match up very well.
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to a $30 million deal with Apple to put iPads into the hands of every student at 47 schools over the next two years. It's the first phase of a larger rollout for the school district, according to Apple.
The Apple TV has been updated with access to five new content services, including premium cable broadcaster HBO, sports content from ESPN, Britain's Sky News service, concert film and music documentary service Qello and anime service Crunchyroll.
The Vauxhall Adam -- or OPEL, if you're in mainland Europe -- hasn't been on the market for long, but from today each Adam that drives out of the showroom will have Siri connectivity. But, current owners aren't left out, as they can take their car back to Vauxhall for a free update to their Intellilink to give them Siri in their car as well.
Registered Apple developers have been able to test OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 since their announcement at WWDC 2013, but reports are now emerging that Apple is widening the reach of both slightly. According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, selected Apple retail employees are now receiving an invitation to test out Mavericks for themselves:
Researchers at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have discovered weaknesses in the Personal Hotspot feature in iOS. The weak, and somewhat predictable password generation -- used in all current versions of iOS up through iOS 6 -- means people are susceptible to brute force attacks when using the personal hotspot feature on their iPhone or cellular iPad.
User experience (UX) design studio Teehan+Lax is offering a free downloadable Photoshop file containing interface elements from the first beta release of iOS 7. You can grab the iOS7 GUI PSD file by visiting their Web site.