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In a book excerpt published on Friday, lead Apple designer Jony Ive says he was worried he would be fired when Steve Jobs returned to serve as the company's CEO in 1997. The excerpt, hosted by Fast Company, is from Becoming Steve Jobs, a biography due to be released on March 24. It was written by Brent Schlender and the executive editor of Fast Company, Rick Tetzeli. Ive is reported to have been nervous when Jobs first came to visit him at the Design Lab, thinking...
Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo, for an undisclosed amount of time, has knocked $100 off 3 of Apple's brand new, early-2015 MacBook Airs. Including the base 11-inch configuration and two 13-inch configurations, including the 1.6GHz, 4GB, 128GB model, which now starts at $899 and the same model with twice as much SSD hard drive storage for $1,099. These deals are not expected to last long. 11" Air (1.60GHz/4GB/128GB) $899.00 for $799.00+ ( $100.00 savings, B&H...
Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for installations of Windows 7 on the recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, meaning users will have to switch to third-party virtualization software, upgrade to Windows 8 or wait for Microsoft to release Windows 10. According to a Support Pages document posted on Apple's website, Boot Camp running on early-2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air -- all of which went on...
A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary. The image, from Japanese blog Macotakara, depicts a tray with several different brands, including three Beats models -- the Tour, urBeats, and PowerBeats 2 Wireless -- plus three models from other companies. These include the JayBird BlueBuds X, Bose QC20i,...
Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver. South Korean security researcher Jung Hoon Lee toppled Safari with a use-after-free vulnerability, according to Threatpost. Lee was then able to bypass Safari's sandbox thanks to an uninitialized stack pointer, with the combined exploits netting him some $50,000 in prize money. It seems likely that Lee's...
More than one quarter of the visitors to U.S. government websites in the last three months have come by way of a Mac or iOS device, according to federal analytics data, underscoring just how much Apple has inserted itself into the lives of average Americans. Nearly 17 percent of the 1.36 billion visits over that period were logged on iPhones or iPads, while 9 percent were on a Mac. Safari was the third-most popular browser, scoring a 20 percent share. Microsoft's...
In a new television segment aired on Friday, Apple offered an inside look at the previously secret health and fitness testing labs for the Apple Watch, hidden inside of a rather plain looking warehouse. In a segment on Good Morning America, ABCNews revealed that a number of Apple workers, ranging from developers and engineers to managers, were participating in tests for almost two years without knowing the purpose behind them until the Watch was unveiled. Subjects...
Apple is planning to take the wraps off of a brand new Apple TV set-top box, featuring Siri integration and support for a native App Store, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report. Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, John Paczkowski of Buzzfeed News reported on Friday that Apple will introduce a next-generation Apple TV in a matter of months. It will also apparently provide developers with a new software development...
This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Editors Neil Hughes and Mikey Campbell review their 'Project Titan' Apple Car report, we give a first look and thoughts on the new MacBook Force Touch trackpad, Nintendo commits to make mobile games, online Apple TV service coming this fall, and more. This week, AppleInsider staff members Neil Hughes, Mikey Campbell,...
Google on Thursday launched a beta Places API for iOS, which should allow future apps with location sharing to use actual place names, instead of latitude and longitude. The application programming interface connects with Google's database, covering over 100 million locations such as restaurants and hotels. Developers have a range of features they can implement for end-users, such as a place picker, real-time location, and/or detailed information about a place such as...
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