It's been a while since we've heard anything solid about the Apple Watch, but now that the WatchKit SDK has made it to developers as of this morning, some new details are starting to emerge. Most notably, the new information includes the resolution, which has been absent from every bit of news we've heard about the device until now.
As we mentioned this morning, Apple attracted some unwanted attention yesterday when it informed James Thompson, the developer behind calculator PCalc, that he'd have to remove the app's iOS 8 widget if he expected the popular app to remain on the app store. Supporters of the app rallied in favor of Thompson not long after, and in the face of such an overwhelming response, the Cupertino company called Thompson personally to announce that it had reversed its decision.
Former Adobe engineer Kevin Lynch took the stage to give an extensive demonstration of what the Apple Watch is capable of, which third-party developers will be able to help shape with a new software development kit known as WatchKit.
While many pundits and analysts proclaim it's curtains for the tablet market, one of technology's more prominent voices says it's too early to write off such devices. Today's Morning Report also takes a look at rumors of a thinner MacBook for early next year, and a cute little programmable button that works with all of your devices. Read on for the details!
Google is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its $35 Chromecast dongle by giving new and existing owners a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music All Access, the company's all-you-can-eat streaming music buffet. The promotion...
Apple held its quarterly earnings call today, and the report from CEO Tim Cook follows the general trend we've been seeing for some months now. Device sales are generally up for year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad (which has witnesses sales drops of 8 percent in the past 12 months). But there's an important statistic among all these numbers—since 2008, the Cupertino giant has paid over 20 billion to its iOS developers.
It's been a week since Apple unloaded many of its plans for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but very little was actually said about one of Cupertino's more controversial software efforts — and there may be a good reason for that.
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the extensive improvements for SDK for iOS and Mac today, calling it "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store." Craig Federighi (whom Cook jokingly called "Superman" in reference to the time he's spent onstage today), took the stage to discuss the features.
After detailing an exhaustive list of changes coming this fall with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple executives turned their laser focus to the App Store and how developers will be able to do more with these virtual storefronts.