Microsoft has released a new commercial for the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 920, and in it they show off both Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S. A lot. So much, in fact, it's hard to know what the commercial is about until the very end, when the Lumia 920 finally makes an appearance. Anyone outside Microsoft see the problem there?
WWDC will bring with it the first developer's looks at new versions of OS X and iOS; Apple VP Phil Schiller said so when the company announced WWDC's dates. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, OS X 10.9 will tout features geared toward "power users," among them better Spaces management for multi-monitor systems, tabbed browsing and more.
We've been hearing about Jony Ive taking a sand blaster to iOS 7 for a while now -- removing a lot of the heavier textures, gradients, shadows, and skeuomorphs that built up at Apple under Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall. According to what I've been hearing, iOS 7 will make fans of the richer design style cry. 9to5Mac's ace reporter, Mark Gurman likens the flatness to Windows Phone Metro-style, and what's more:
I wanted to watch Apple's iPhone 5 product design video again this morning so I went over to YouTube/Apple, found it, clicked "Play"... and was greeted with a pre-roll ad for the Verizon BlackBerry Z10.
Metasploit software developer Joe Vennix has detailed a vulnerability in Safari’s webarchive file format along with how it can be exploited. The post on Rapid7 indicates that after being reported to Apple back in February, the bug was closed last month with a status of “wontfix”, indicating that Apple has no plans to address the bug. So what is it and why is that?
With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference -- WWDC 2013 -- selling out in under 2 minutes, Apple has published a shot news blurb on their News and Announcements for Developers hoping to assuage the disappointment of those who couldn't score a ticket by reiterating that videos will be coming quickly this year, and that Tech Talks will once again be following in the fall.
A recent survey produced some fairly promising results for iPhone's future in the U.S. Only 6% of iOS users were intending to switch to Android, with 91% intending to buy another iPhone. Meanwhile 24% of Android users planned to defect, 18% to iPhone.
Smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time in Q1 2013, with the iPhone reaching a new first-quarter personal high for shipments. Apple had the second-highest number of smartphones shipped, coming in behind Samsung.
#AltWWDC is a free, independent alternative to Apple's WWDC 2013 scheduled to take place the same week, just down the street of Moscone Center at SF State Downtown Campus. Since WWDC 2013 sold out in under 2 minutes yesterday, AltWWDC could be of interest to anyone who didn't score a ticket to WWDC, but still plans to be in San Francisco that week and wants something more formal than just hanging out and bar hopping. Here's the abstract from the AltWWDC:
Apple has aired a new iPhone commercial, Photos Every Day, which unlike previous, recent commercials, eschews cheery music, chanting, and a rapid fire parade of apps to focus on the camera and camera apps, and on capturing those special moments, at a variety of times, in a variety of places, under a variety of conditions.