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You may not be able to afford it, but Apple's textbook transformation is pretty neat. Its hands-on time, class. Find a cozy seat, use your indoor voices, and read along with Gizmodo. Today's lesson: Science!
iBooks Author, Apple's new iPad textbook maker, is purported to be so easy to use that [insert stupid animate object here] could go and make one. So we figured we'd try our hand at it. Even if we won't win any education or design awards, making a three page book was a walk in the park.
Between coming up with a curriculum, assigning homework, getting important messages to students, teachers have it tough. iTunes U is going to let them do all of that from an iPad. Which means students can basically take their entire course from their tablets.
It's hard to get excited about textbooks, until you see something like this: Apple just made the notecards obsolete forever. No more index cards, no more boxes — no paper. iBooks 2 turns your reading habits into instant study help.
Algebra, Biology, Geometry — these have never been particularly exciting words when it comes to textbooks, but that could change today. Apple's attempt at reinventing learning is officially online and ready for browsing — with each title offered at only $15 in the US (UK pricing has yet to be confirmed).
Steve Jobs wanted to do to education what he did for music, phones and tablet computers. Apple's new textbooks was his Next Big thing (or one of them). They want to change the way students access education material with their new iBooks 2.
Just because that old iPod touch of yours is already obsolete doesn't mean it's automatically useless — it just needs some sprucing up. Whited00r 5.1 brings iOS 5 looks — and some of its functionality — to Apple devices running iOS 3.1.3.
You might have a stressful job—everyone's is, sometimes. But does your job involve an office with windows that inexplicably frost, plainclothes agents that spy on you at bars, and instant firing? Welcome to Apple, says Fortune's Adam Lashinsky.
Despite its recent strategy of "sue everybody for everything," Kodak has succumbed to its financial pressures and filed for Chapter 11 business reorganisation (aka, bankruptcy protection) in New York. The iconic photography company isn't dead yet, however, just very broke.
When a bunch of fraudsters wanted free iPads, they purchased them, removed the iPad, packed the box with clay and returned it to the store. Cheeky, illegal, but ingenious. Only, the stores then sold the clay to unsuspecting customers.
The iPhone screen is, and probably always will be, 3.5 inches. But Android handsets have gotten enormous over the last year or two, to the point where 4.3 inches feels standard, if not a bit small. Why is that?
Apple’s just been awarded a swath of patents in the US for so called “smart garments”. It seems to want to turn the clothes on your back into sensors to keep an eye on you. There’s also a patent in there for telling you when your clothes have worn out, just not when you stink and they need a wash, unfortunately.
What's the only thing more exciting than a new Core i7 MacBook Air at your local Apple Store? No, not the Genius Bar helping you out with a cracked iPhone screen—a ranting, pot-smoking lunatic crashing a Q&A. Naked.
Apple's NYC educational event Thursday is rumoured to herald its new textbook-service, but who will be leading the initiative? The WSJ reports that it will be Roger Rosner, vice president for productivity applications. Though currently in charge of the iWork software suite, he has reportedly been closely involved with the new service's development. [WSJ]
iOS already has Twitter's DNA woven into its own code, which is nice for posting things from various other apps into the 140-character social network. But as some code monkeys have discovered in a recent beta, it looks like Facebook will be getting the same treatment in future versions of iOS.
Woz never fails to impress me. If the man has opinions, he doesn't mind sharing them, whatever the consequences. I just didn't expect him to openly admit to preferring many Android features over those of his iPhone.