Of all the companies that would make sense for Apple to acquire, Nuance — the company behind Siri — would seem high on the list. That's apparently not the case. A new report from the Wall Street Journal states that Apple's chief rival Samsung is moving in to acquire the influential creator of voice-recognition software, which could mean dire things for the folks in Cupertino if the deal goes through.
Perhaps feeling the heat after seeing the markup feature now included with OS X Yosemite, Evernote-owned Skitch debuted version 3.2 of its own free markup app for iOS last week. Featuring a top-to-bottom redesign, the app is said to make the entire process much easier than before, with additional helpful settings for Evernote users and new social PDF sharing. Curious what else happened over the weekend while you were spending time with Dad? Read on to find out more...
Well, have we all cooled down since WWDC? Good. Sure, little bits of info keep on trickling in of this discovery inside the code of iOS 8's beta or in Yosemite's plist files, but for now we're firmly focused on new hardware - - until some new beta is released with lots of new goodies to dig into. For now, we've got some good news, some weird news, and some improvements all around, so let's get newsing.
iOS-compatible household items have become so commonplace that they scarcely warrant attention in the news anymore, but Vessyl, a new smart cup conceived by Justin Lee and designed by Yves Béhar, is something of an exception. Dump virtually any kind of drink into the unit, and it can tell you exactly what you're drinking and yield some associated nutritional information.
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's new senior vice president of retail, has only been on the job for a few weeks, but she's wasted no time in establishing herself as one of the company's most noteworthy and visible figures. Just yesterday we relayed the news about her enthusiastic discussion of "new technologies" from Cupertino; today we get a look at first official public appearance at the opening of the new Apple store in Tokyo, Japan.
Discovery has become a key focus for Apple of late, and one subtle change for the better can now be seen in the App Stores. Read all about the improved shopping experience — plus new wireless charging at Starbucks, a Father's Day discount on Pebble Steel, and more — in today's Overnight Recap!
Since jumping from a CEO position at Burberry to the head of Apple's retail efforts a just over a month ago, Angela Ahrendts has been watching and learning — and is now ready to jumpstart her efforts to grow the company even more.