We're back after an extended Labor Day weekend here in the U.S., and with only a week away from Apple's next media event, there's plenty to get excited about. Unfortunately, things are looking grim for the rumored iWatch, which appears to be stuck in not-quite-final testing, but Elgato's got a batch of new HomeKit-friendly accessories on the way to tide us over once iOS 8 hits the streets. Click to read more!
Judging from today's Morning Report, the line between console and mobile gaming appears to be narrowing rapidly, as the latest saga in the Skylanders series will offer the same experience on both platforms. Meanwhile, a murder suspect in Florida tries to make Siri an accomplice, and Amazon eyes small business registers — read on to find out all the details!
The possibility of Siri coming to the iPhone is one of those subjects that's always been popular on the Apple rumor mill, but a new patent application suggests we may see it after all. Intriguingly, the features described in the application extend even further than the features currently offered for iOS. There's even a hint that future Apple desktop screens might feature screens support interaction via touch.
Apple’s CarPlay is on the way, but what if buying a new car or installing an aftermarket upgrade isn’t possible for you in the next few years? As alternatives go, perhaps the Mobile Home Siri Remote will suffice. It’s cheap, simple to set up, and gives some access to iOS in the car.
Apple today released the latest developer build of iOS 8, and while it's full of little tweaks and tips, it doesn't have any of the significant additions we've been seeing in previous releases. This new focus on polishing means that the Cupertino company's likely in the final stages of getting the operating system ready for release sometime this fall.
If you happen to own Analog on the Mac or Analog Camera on iPhone, you may notice some changes soon. That's because both apps have been handed off from Realmac Software to new owner Appuous, who plans to revolutionize "the way people capture meaningful moments and how they translate those moments to creative, beautiful works of photography" with future updates. And there just so happens to be more on iPhone photography in today's recap, so read on...
It's been a while since we've heard much substantial about Apple's CarPlay system, but the company broke that silence today with an updated page that confirmed the support of nine brands (many of them from the Fiat-Chrysler group) — namely Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and RAM.
Regardless of whatever happens to Nuance, it looks as though Apple's about to extend Siri to a greater segment of the world's population. MacRumors reports that the Cupertino giant recently posted job listings for "Siri Language Engineers" fluent in Norwegian, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Thai, and Russian — none of which are currently supported by the service.
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.
Apple rumors tend to vary wildly between fact and total fiction, but here's one of them we would certainly like to see: a partnership with Shazam to make it even easier to discover music with an iPhone.