Posts by Jake Zarobsky

Apple announces new Maps for iOS 6

  Apple has finally announced their highly anticipated Maps application, and it offers a lot of awesome new features. Here’s a quick run down of all of them. 1. Turn-by-turn- Android fans will no longer be able to gloat about getting free turn-by-turn navigation with their phones. Apple has finally integrated a free solution, right into…

Rumor: Apple TV SDK at WWDC

Remember those rumors of the Apple TV getting applications? Well according to BGR and their well placed source, it looks like Apple is ready to unveil a software development kit (SDK) for developers that will allow them to start building native applications for the device. The first SDK for an iOS device was announced in March 2008, at the iOS (then…

WWDC posters go up, advertise “great things”

The Moscone Center has been preparing for WWDC, and has started putting Apple’s event posters up. This year’s posters include Apple’s colorful WWDC2012 logo, as well as a pretty exciting message: “Where great ideas go on to do great things.” There’s two major ways of interpreting this. One of them may be that Apple is going to open up a lot more APIs…

Rumor: Entire Mac lineup to be updated at WWDC 2012

During WWDC 2011, the focus was all hardware. Steve Jobs made it clear that WWDC was going to be used to show off updated software. However, it is looking more likely that Apple is planning to release some epic Mac hardware. Apple may even refresh the entire Mac line-up, from the MacBook Air, all the way up to the Mac Pro. Of course, the MacBook Air…

Google to hold Maps event on June 6, too little too late

Google and Apple have a very turbulent relationship. When the first iPhone (and the best designed, according to Cam) launched in July 2007, Android was still at the R&D department at Google. It was nearing its public release, but Apple was still in the dark about Google’s ambitions to launch a new smartphone platform. Google was one of Apple’s main…

More iPhone 5 details leak, processor and kernel upgrades

9to5Mac has got their hands on what looks like a beta build of iOS 6 from an unnamed source, and they’ve found some information regarding the iPhone 5′s hardware. First off, the Darwin Kernel has been updated from 12.x to version 13.0. For those who aren’t Linux/Unix geeks, a kernel is a piece of software that allows the hardware to communicate with…

Tim Cook’s D10 highlights: “Stay tuned”

For the past few years, Steve Jobs attended one public, full length interview. It was held with his good friend, Walt Mossberg, at the All Things Digital Conference. With Steve gone, Cook decided to fill in, and was the first speaker for the D10 conference. Tim talked a lot about pretty much everything Apple does; from China manufacturing, to the Apple…

John Malkovich appears in two of Apple’s new iPhone ads

Apple’s known for its legendary commercials. Especially ones that talk about Siri. In fact, they’re so well known that every time I take out my iPhone, people say it’s impossible for Siri to do that. I tell them no it’s not, and I go through the whole commercial routine. It’s kind of amusing that people think that Siri can’t do all the stuff in the…

MacBook Pro gets price drop, WWDC launch imminent?

WWDC 2012 is getting closer and closer, and rumor mills are churning at full capacity, spewing rumors about things like iOS 6, Mountain Lion, and the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro is approaching its End-Of-Life date, or the day that Apple will stop selling the current version. On average, the MacBook Pro gets updated every 267 days, and we’re currently…