One of the world’s most prosperous companies, Apple is known for its iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook, iTunes and App Store products and services. Based in Cupertino, California, the company has been helmed by CEO Tim Cook since August 2011, a month before former CEO – and co-founder – Steve Jobs died. Expect to see unbiased news, reviews and opinion on Apple and its products in Gizmodo UK’s Apple hub here.
Apple updated its terms of service for iTunes in the UK last night, and it seems to have actually rolled out its cloud music service properly this time -- although there's still no mention of iTunes Match on the Apple UK site.
So I find this clip of the Ellen Degeneres show. Some dude in the audience gets down on a knee, pops the question to his girlfriend, and she says no. He's f*cking crushed and, I figure, will need a drink or 17 before the evening is over. But, as any recently dumped individual knows, the worst thing you can do in this situation is get historically slammed and drunk dial your freshly-ex'd. And that got me to thinking.
"How did a drug-taking college dropout create one of the largest companies of the world?" That's the question that this one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs by the BBC. I just watched it and it's not bad.
Looks like Apple might have hit the go button on the release of iTunes Match in the UK a little early. UK users have been seeing the option to sign up for the cloud music service, but have been bounced back when attempting to get it set up.
Although iOS does many things really well, its multitasking UI is not one of them. The iPad's gesture support makes things much better, but on the iPhone, it's just clunky. As it just so happens, Apple has brought on someone with a few ideas on how to improve that.
I Just Made Love may be the only free application that you must never download. I mean it—you wouldn't like to have this Foursquarish app any closer to your iPhone than what you would like to have herpes near your genitals.
We're not the biggest fans of iCloud's Photo Stream feature, largely because you can't manually delete pictures saved to the cloud without wiping everything out. But as devs are noticing in iOS 5.1 Beta 2, that's about to change...kinda.
Let's talk about music streaming. How much does it figure in your listening habits? Do you ever envisage stumping up the cash for a monthly subscription? We ask because the music industry is pinning its future survival on it. Why this particular model? Because it's one that they can control.
This very rare video was recorded in the 1980s. It shows Steve Jobs talking about the origin of Apple. It's fascinating to see how he hints at the Next Big Thing, back when the Macintosh was still a secret project in development.
AirPlay is an awesome, if not 100 per cent bug-less means of beaming music and videos from your Apple devices to speakers and TV. But there are very, very few things for your Apple devices to beam to. Will Bluetooth fix everything?
Apple has announced that its Mac App Store has provided 100 million downloads since it was launched, just under a year ago. While that sounds impressive, remember that the iOS store shifts almost a billion apps a month, so it's got some way to go yet. [Apple; Image: Shutterstock]
This image shows Apple lawyers' wet dream for a Samsung tablet. It demonstrates one thing: the Apple lawyers who described it are imbeciles and/or clueless mischievous snakes. Just as much as Samsung's product people are unimaginative shameless cloning bastards.