The newly launched Apple CarPlay previously known as iOS in the Car was unveiled yesterday as iOS marketing chief Greg Joswiak joined Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at Geneva Motor Show for an updated four-seater Ferrari FF grand tourer launch.
When releasing the iOS 7, Apple hinted at releasing ‘iOS in the car’ feature for the iPhone. The iOS 7 Beta 2 also had some of its functionality embedded. According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple is releasing the feature next week at the Geneva Motor Show with Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes – the first partners.
As reported by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, Apple is suing the country’s State Intellectual Property Office and Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technlogy over the Apple’s Siri patent infringement. Siri, Apple’s personal assistant is found on iPhone and iPad.
BlackBerry Messenger BBM for iOS was updated to version 2.0 on Thursday, with added support of voice calls, channels, location, attachments, Dropbox and more. BBM for iOS is one of the major messaging platform on the iPhone.
Flappy Bird removed from the App Store as promised by the developer Dong Nguyen in his recent Tweets. The free app was the number one hit on the iPhone and iPad. It still shows up in the App Store but cannot be downloaded anymore.
In a recent Twitter post, the developer of viral hit ‘Flappy Bird’ promises to remove the game from the App Store by tomorrow. The popular game was a hit on the iPhone and iPad and now the developer wants to take it down because he just can’t handle this much attention.
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off with the grand opening ceremony at Fisht Stadium Sochi, Russia yesterday. You can follow/live stream the all-time costliest 18-day Winter Olympics right on your iPhone, Mac or the iPad.
Apple today released a special 90-sec Mac anniversary video titled ‘1.24.12’ to celebrate the 30 years of mac. The entire video is shot with iPhones. The original Macintosh turned 30 on January 24. Unseen videos of its first demo also came out recently.
Facebook on Thursday announced a new News reading app named ‘Paper’. Paper for iPhone works on curation and includes news about photography, science, food, design and sports from the user’s news feed and some well-known and reliable sources as claimed and is an effort of the Facebook Creative Labs.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a new patent titled “Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing” that details on a pressure-sensitive iPhone touchscreen. The patent involves working of force sensors with iPhone and possibly iPad touchscreen to detect pressure as input.