Apple vs Samsung takes an unusual twist today with a report that Cupertino has actually shared some confidential information it accused Samsung of unlawfully sharing. It all centers around a confidential license agreement with Nokia, which a Samsung executive reportedly made known his knowledge of. But, according to FOSS Patents, Apple has outed the terms of the deal anyway:
A report today suggests that Apple will be retiring the regular, non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2014. The news comes via Digitimes, a somewhat hit-and-miss source that cites insiders in the supply chain, and claims that Apple will be taking the MacBook Pro line Retina only:
There are some stories floating around about CarPlay being run by, powered by, or something by QNX, BlackBerry's embedded operating system division. A better way to phrase it is that CarPlay "takes over the user experience" of in-vehicule infotainment systems running QNX. Here's the thing: Apple doesn't make or license embedded operating systems for smart cars just like they don't make or license embedded operating systems for TVs. They simply hook into what's already there, be it a Ferrari or a Panasonic, via CarPlay or Apple TV.
While we never plan on losing our contacts and information, disaster always seems to strike at the most inopportune moments. We've already shown you how to back up the Contacts app on a Mac which is the first step to assuring your contacts are safe. Hopefully you never have to use that backup but if you do, follow along and we'll show you how to get the contacts you've previous archived back on your Mac, safe and sound.
Since Back to the Future Part II debuted in 1989, many of have dreamed of owning our own hoverboard, and now an entity called HUVr Tech claims to have made that dream a reality. In a video featuring appearances from celebrities including Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, and Moby, HUVr demonstrates it's supposed gravity-battling skateboard, modeled after the ones found in the movies.
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got some updates to Skype, Facebook's new Paper app, and more. Let's take a closer look...
The first iTunes Festival is going to kick off in a week at SXSW in Austin and rumor has it Apple will be releasing an app for iPhone and iPad to allow users to stream the content live. According to Daring Fireball the app will require iOS 7.1 , which has yet to even hit gold master status.
While Safari is a perfectly acceptable way to browse Twitter on your iPad, that doesn't mean it's the best experience. For that there are native Twitter apps. Whether you're a casual tweeter who just wants to follow their favorite celebs or a veteran wanting to manage lists and mute filters, there's an iPad Twitter app for you. Here are my current favorites and who I think they're best suited for...
Since the announcement of Apple's CarPlay we've seen details emerge about how the system will work in the vehicles of both Volvo and Mercedes-Benz, and now Ferrari has shown off its system as well. While it works just like the systems in Volvo and Mercedes cars, it appears that the Ferrari system also utilizes a resistive touchscreen, which requires users to press firmly to register touches.