Although it’s little surprise after seeing banners go up Friday afternoon, iOS 6 is indeed real and Apple wasted no time jumping right in to show developers what they’ll be working with in the months ahead.
Now that June is in full swing, the annual E3 show kicks off this week in Los Angeles, only the first of a number of exciting (and costly to our wallet) events. By this time next week we’ll be basking in the glow of whatever Apple has deigned to show us at WWDC, and Google I/O will wrap up the busy month with their own brand of fun. Might be a good time to put those credit cards on ice, right? In the meantime, soak up some absolutely free fun with today’s recap for Monday, June 4, 2012.
The tenth annual D: All Things Digital conference kicked off in California on Tuesday night with a rousing Tim Cook interview. While the Apple CEO didn’t divulge any corporate secrets on the company’s HDTV plans, there was plenty of discussion about the future.
Hey, the weekend is here! And for those of you in the United States, it’s probably a three-day extravaganza, thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Although we’re not sure getting an extra day off work is really showing appreciation for those in the Armed Services who keep us safe, we’ll take it where we can get it. The daily recap will be taking Monday off as well, so we’ll see you back here on Tuesday -- in the meantime, enjoy the day’s news for Friday, May 25, 2012!
Actor John Malkovich may not be the next actor you’d expect to see in a pair of Apple commercials following in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel, but that’s exactly who you’ll find discussing “Life” and “Joke” with Siri next.
IBM may have adopted a “bring your own device” strategy for its employees back in 2010, but judging from an interview with the company’s chief information officer, you won’t be able to actually do much with them while there.
Could Google’s Chrome browser ever come to iOS? At least one analyst seems to think so today, and they seem confident that the search giant may even have a final version of the app waiting for Apple’s approval in the App Store. There’s not much to dislike about Mobile Safari, but choice is always a good thing -- even though Apple isn’t likely to ever voluntarily let us change the default browser on our iOS devices. Meanwhile, here’s a look at everything else making news for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
For the past five years, we've been using our fingers to navigate our iPhones, tapping and pinching to control every square inch of our favorite apps. But as Apple showed us with Siri, "the world's best pointing device" might not be the best way. With Sonar, the popular Dolphin Browser wants to be among the first to test that idea. It might look like a cheap rip-off of Siri, but Sonar -- available as a $0.99 in-app purchase for the existing free app -- brings voice control to Dolphin's lengthy list of features, adding a unique layer of interaction far superior to what Siri brings to Safari.
Apple has used celebrities sparingly to pimp their product, most notably with the classic “Think Different” ad campaign. But the company appears to be going in a new direction, starting with a pair of television commercials that popped up Monday night.