Well we have a new Apple Television concept for you (not be confused with Apple TV). Its not really what I was expecting, most concepts concentrate on what they see the hardware being capable of, or what the device will look like. In this case the concept is more about the changes in software and user interface, both of which would be required to pull off Apple integration with pre-existing television networks and streaming services. Keep reading for the video preview and some more information.
Great news out of the United States today, for Apple and citizens alike – I'm sure the environment does not mind one bit either. We just reported that the Pentagon has approved iPhone and iPad models running iOS 6 for government use, and it looks like agencies are not waiting a second to adopt the device: the United States Air Force has purchased 18,000 iPads. Better yet, this transition from outdated paper printing to tablets is going to save tons of money.
For months now, Apple has been rumored to be working on a music streaming service similar to Pandora and Spotify. Unfortunately, the Cupertino company has struggled to land deals with the major players in the music industry, leaving Google to beat them to the punch.
Earlier this week, Google announced its new “All Access” music streaming service, which is almost identical to what Spotify and Rdio offer (excluding the ability to upload your own music). So where does this leave Apple? Well, Apple wouldn’t be too far behind if it could manage to announce its service next month at WWDC. However, it appears that the company is a long ways from release…
BlackBerry devices have always been the Pentagon’s go-to smartphones for government use. In fact, they’ve pretty much been the preferred smartphone for most US government agencies, but that has slowly been changing. As iOS and Android have grown to dominate the smartphone market, Blackberry has lost tons of ground to them. And now, it might lose even more…
If you've ever spent time in the Android community, there's a very good chance you've heard of MIUI. If you haven't, MIUI is a custom ROM for Android devices. I've personally worked on this ROM for a few years before switching to the iPhone with the U.S. team, porting and translating the ROM from Chinese. MIUI has always been somewhat inspired by iOS, and known for its clean and simple design. Today it comes to iOS, well it's look anyway, with the WinterBoard theme iMIUI.
Apple has just updated iTunes to version 11.0.3, bringing a number of new features and improvements to the beloved program. The biggest of the new features is actually a revamped Miniplayer, which includes a nice new view of the album artwork and allows you to skip ahead with a progress bar. Head inside for the update’s full change log:
One of the hallmarks of the iPhone “S” models is they all feature the same designs as the immediate past, flagship models. There's no reason we should expect this to change with the iPhone 5S, though beyond that it's anybody's guess of what else it will feature. That is, until today: BGR has come across a number of photos of alleged iPhone 5S internals, suggesting the upcoming iPhone model will bring with it “significant internal redesign”.
Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger service would finally be coming to iOS and Android this summer. However, it appears that BBM is actually only coming to iPhones and Android smartphones, not tablets.
The company’s software portfolio chief Vivek Bhardwaj explains why this is the case to Trusted Reviews: