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 just found itself on the receiving-end of some legal hurt. Motorola has successfully sued Apple in Germany, paving the way for a Europe-wise sales ban on basically all iOS devices. Better get those Apple stocking stuffers, like, nowish.
The Apple TV has finally been given the gift of streaming TV shows from the iTunes store in the UK. You still have to buy them first though -- you can't rent them -- which means it's not exactly a cheap way of consuming your favourite TV shows; if they're even available on iTunes that is.
It's about that time of the year that the Best of the Year lists start rolling in, and you realise what a horrible, uncurated existence you've led over the past twelve months. Here's Apple's year in review of the best music, books, apps and everything else in iTunes—and we have no earthly idea where some of these come from.
File this under cool shit we probably won't see for a long time. Apple just recently filed filed an expanded patent application for a system that would detect hand/head motion around a computer and let you manipulate projected image controls.
It's that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and even Apple's getting into the festive spirit with the release of its 12 Days of Christmas app for 2011. Like previous years, Apple'll shovel you some chosen free downloads from the iTunes store through the app, starting on the 26th December and running through till the 6th of January.
Manufacturers are never going to agree on a universal charging standard, but Innergie makes that empty promise easier to stomach with their Magic Cable Trio that's got you covered whether you need a microUSB, miniUSB or Apple dock connector cable.
The new iBooks 1.5 is out. It's great. It has a nighttime mode to make reading books in the dark easier on the eyes and full-screen layout with none of the stupidly gimmicky backdrop. Just beautiful typography. More useful features:
I'm surprised that, after three decades of amazing launches, hundreds of outstanding missions, great science and some very sad moments, there's not more stuff celebrating the space shuttle. Thankfully, NASA is coming to the rescue with this free iPad app.
I personally don't give a damn about this gimmicky piece of software, but if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 now you can add full Siri functionality using a Cydia program called H1Siri. Unfortunately, there's a catch.
A long time ago, I made a pact with Apple. "You can control my entire technological life, from my computer to my phone to my stereo. I'll pay premium prices. I'll dive into your product ecosystem, and buy books and music and movies and apps from you. Even though they won't work on devices made by anybody else."
All the rumours of late have been pointing to the demise of the Mac Pro, or at least Apple not bothering to refresh the line. If the drivers contained within the latest Mac OS 10.7.3 beta build are to believed, that might be soon to change.