Micheal Finch, writing for Al.com, has published a fantastic piece on Tim Cook’s early life in Alabama. The piece doesn’t go into his current position as Apple’s CEO. Long story short? Tim Cook has always been Tim Cook.
Well, here we are. After I ranted this morning about the lack of a patch for the Mac, Apple has released one in the form of OS X 10.9.2. If you have a Mac, update! It also includes various bug fixes and overall enhancements, particularly to mail.app, that will make your Mavericks experience that much better. And hey, SSL will work. So that’s a little advantage as well. (more…)
While the digital music world is mostly great right now, digital movies are another matter entirely. UltraViolet is great in concept, but awful in practice. iTunes is fine if all you have are Apple devices, but it falls short in multi-platform support with its studio-mandated DRM. Disney’s Movies Anywhere is an attempt to integrate with iTunes, but also to bring better support.
If you’re jailbroken and don’t want to update to iOS 7.0.6 — even though it can be jailbroken — Ryan Petrich has you covered. The enterprising developer has released SSLPatch, a tweak that can be found on his repo (http://rpetri.ch/repo/). The tweak is completely free, and everyone that hasn’t updated should grab it. Why? Because that SSL bug is horrible.
A few days ago, a rumor circulated stating that Apple’s Mergers and Acquisition team had made a visit to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla. Various rumors sprouted from there, stating that Apple was going to purchase Tesla. Elon Musk has confirmed that he has spoken with Apple, but he says that any kind of acquisition is “very unlikely.” (more…)
Yet another report out of Taiwan is stating that Apple will release two larger iPhone models this year. One will be 4.7″, while the other will be 5.6″, according to the rumor. This falls in line with other rumors that have circulated since the end of last year, and so it therefore seems likely.
However, the report also states something that doesn’t seem at all possible. (more…)
Apple’s “Your Verse” ad campaign expanded today with “Elevating the expedition,” which includes footage and other information about how mountaineers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger used the iPad to help their climb. It’s an interesting story, though obviously an ad campaign. Frankly, though, I stayed for the beautiful photos — photos that, I’m pretty sure, weren’t captured with an iPad. Still, it’s interesting to see the flexibility of the iPad. Also, Apple is getting fantastic at designing these types of web pages.
AppleInsider is reaffirming a December report from of BGR that Apple is planning to release iOS 7.1 in mid-March, following a very long beta testing period. iOS 7.1 carries countless bug fixes and overall enhancements to the iOS 7, which was released in September. It also will patch the exploit used by evasi0n7 to jailbreak the latest OS. (more…)