AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is currently hiring new staff for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa divisions of AppleCare, and they're looking to train the staff in Apple's OS X 10.8 operating system. Not really big news, but what is news is that Mountain Lion may actually be a lot closer to release than we expected:
[quote]The source went on to say that Mountain Lion may be just a few weeks from launch as internal training recently commenced regarding certain facets of the operating system. Apple usually restricts ... more
Most of us can't afford one iPad per child, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise when we hear that a lot of people are concerned that there are not user accounts in iOS currently. A simple login system would go a long way towards alleviating the problems of children having access to financial apps and other sensitive information like email. What does come as a bit of a surprise is that Apple has stated publicly that its engineering team is currently investigating the problem. According to an ... more
With Intel and other PC manufacturers looking to take a chunk out of Apple's MacBook Air sales with their cheaply priced – and cheaply manufactured – Ultrabooks, word on the street has Apple thinking about lowering the price of its introductory MacBook Air.
The always wrong DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will release a sub $800.00 MacBook Air in the coming months:
[quote]Currently, Apple's 11-inch 64GB MacBook Air is priced at US$999 with a 128GB version priced at US$1,199. The 13-inch 128GB version is priced at US$1,299 and 256GB version ... more
Apple may be looking to take password generation out of its Keychain Access application in 10.7, and instead add a password generation utility, much like 1Password, directly to Safari in Mountain Lion (10.8).
According to MacRumors, the latest developer build of OS X Mountain Lion and Safari 5.2, the app now includes a Passwords preference pane:
[quote]One of the more visible changes in the Safari 5.2 developer builds has been a new "Passwords" pane in the application's preferences, offering a way for users to access stored user names and passwords ... more
The Korea IT News is reporting that Apple's next generation iPhone, labelled the iPhone 5, will leave behind the glass based design, and instead be made from a liquid metal alloy of zirconium, titanium, nickel, and copper. The material is called Liquidmetal. Apple was awarded a full patent for the technology back in 2011. At the time it was expected that the Liquidmetal alloy would be used only for internal parts.
[quote]According to industry sources, the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented ... more
The iPad Mini has been a part of the rumor mill for about as long as the idea of an Apple tablet has been around. When Amazon released its Kindle Fire, it stirred up the rumors even more. AI:[quote]In a note to investors on Tuesday, [Shaw Wu with Sterne Agee] said that a so-called "iPad mini" is a "question of when, not if" from Apple. He believes it would make strategic sense for Apple to expand the iPad family to boost sales and ward off the competition. Wu ... more
Though I’m usually not a huge fan of iPad sleeves, there are a few that really stick out from the crowd. One of these sleeves is the Bowden by the folks at FineGrain, a relatively new startup that focuses on iPad sleeves. The Bowden is a sleeve that is handcrafted
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve