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.
It's easy to be jealous of some of the cool mobile-only apps and functions in iOS 5 that aren't available on OS X. But rumours have two of the more desirable ones—AirPlay mirroring and iMessage—in development for a future OS X release.
The next time you drop by the Apple Store to pick up a spare charger, you might not need to talk to a single blue-shirted Apple peon. Several reportsindicate that self-checkout is coming to the Apple Store app.
It doesn't seem fair that the MacBook Air line has several features over the MacBook Pro (sleek profile; USB ports on both sides; higher-res screen...). A major design refresh to the Pro line, the first in three years, has been bandied about for months now, but according to Japanese site Macotakara, Apple's definitely working on a skinnier Pro.
For the past few years, Apple has been hammering away at building its own mapping platform to shake the yoke of Google Maps. It just took another step toward assembling its cartographic Frankenstein monster by buying up C3 Technologies, which assembles hyper-realistic 3D maps and integrates them with more traditional 2D maps and photos.
The original iPhone 4 stumbled out of the gate with an infamous antenna issue that left many users very disappointed. And while the problem was eventually resolved in a modified housing that carried forward to the recently released iPhone 4S, the latest model seems to be suffering from its own serious performance issues.
It's not going to help your battery life issues, but if you want to break free of Apple's checks and balances that prevent you from running any old app on your new phone, you'll be happy to hear that the iPhone Dev-Team is already demonstrating a preliminary jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
My iPhone 4S is an voracious energy-sucking vampire and its internal battery is its victim. I figured Apple was hard at work trying to solve the issue. According to the Guardian they are, but it looks like Apple's not sure why it's happening.
After the Steve Jobs biography spilled the goods, everyone's assuming the fabled Apple TV (an actual TV, not a box) is definitely coming. Now the NYT's reliable Nick Bilton says it's definitely definitely coming. And there are prototype parts around.
The ESNET security company is reporting that the Tsunami Trojan originally developed for Linux systems has been ported to OSX. The Trojan is designed to hijack an infected system and use its network connection in DDoS attacks or to automatically download more malware. More details are available at MacWorld.
Apple is known for its ability to create products that are easy to use and even easier to understand. Too bad that ease of use doesn't translate to their latest cloud features. Instead, they've seemed to have mastered the art of confusing the hell out of everyone.
Whether you're sliding a bar or pulling a puzzle piece across your smartphone screen, you're performing an action patented by Apple. Seriously, any "predefined gesture" used to unlock a phone is now covered under patent 8,046,721, issued today. Check out the full—albeit indecipherable—patent description at The Register.
From an aesthetic point of view, draping Apple products in carbon fibre is a staggeringly obvious idea. Staggeringly expensive, too—Apple's never gotten past a concept. But if you can't have carbon fibre iProducts, here's the next best thing.
You see that photo right above these words? That's a bloody ice cream sandwich. You know what's on the next generation of Android phones? An operating system. Android 4.0 to be specific. I defy you to eat it.