Even today, in the wake of the touch-based smartphone revolution that the iPhone initiated, the BlackBerry is still considered the "smartphone of business" for many large companies. As the news about the veteran smartphone developer's woes gets worse and worse, however, many businesses are starting to dump the old standby as their "official" smartphone in favor of options such as the iPhone and Android devices.
More and more news continues to drift in suggesting that the iPhone 5c isn't quite the success Apple had hoped for. The latest comes from Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), which reports that Apple is still cutting back on orders in order to stay in line with the low demand for the lower-cost smartphone. According to their findings, Apple has told supply partner ProTek (Pegatron) to cut back from 320,000 units per day in October to a mere 80,000 units per day.
Apple is widely starting to be known primarily for its portable products (and, yes, we’re including laptops in that category), but you also have to give it recognition for its solid, sexy desk-bound models as well. There are some pretty sweet deals on these home computers this week, and we’ll show you where to find them.
When Pages for iOS was released alongside the iPad in 2010, it was a showcase of all that was possible with Apple's revolutionary tablet. A natural extension of the Mac app, it set the tone for multitouch content creation, with powerful page layout and word processing templates plus tools that complemented the ones we used on our MacBooks. With the new version 2.0 release, however, Pages is no longer a companion app. A complete rewrite for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks has brought parity across all platforms, and you'll find the same templates, menus, and features everywhere you go, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and editing.
Hey, open source enthusiasts! Want to know how long it takes for Apple to release its source codes to the public? Judging from an announcement from the Computer History Museum and the DigiBarn Computer Museum (via MacRumors), it's around 35 years. As of today, the two museums worked together with Apple to make the 1978 Apple II DOS source code available for non-commercial use for the first time.
The iPhone 5s and 5c had an astonishingly successful launch, but that hasn't stopped some critics such as Catherine Rampell of the New York Times from making dramatic claims about their perceived lack of repairability. As Cult of Mac points out, however, the iPhone 5s and 5c are actually "super repairable," but only if you bring them into your local Genius Bar.
Up until now, Apple has only used sapphire crystal for tiny components, such as the glass that covers the Touch ID button on the new iPhone 5s and a portion of the device's rear camera. But according to TechCrunch, new technology might allow Apple to start using it for iPhone screens much sooner than expected.
We've seen scale models, we've seen a couple of works of concept art, but today Wired revealed an astonishing away of vivid and realistic images that show what life at Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters in Cupertino will look like once it's finished.
Apple Maps has had a rough time in the publicity department, starting with a less-than-stellar debut least year and culminating in recent stories about passengers following erroneous directions onto Alaskan runways. But according to data from comScore and The Guardian (via 9to5 Mac), Apple Maps is doing just fine for itself. It's doing so well, in fact, that 35 million iPhone owners in the U.S. use it as of last September, compared to the six million iPhone owners who use Google Maps.
Well, the MacBook Air didn't get much love during Apple’s recent events, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of deals to go around to get you the lightest, best laptop around. Maybe people aren’t throwing over their Airs for the newest, freshest model like they are for iPads, but that doesn’t mean you’re not ready to rock these bargains.