08 June 2013

Apple's WWDC June 10-14

Apple's WWDC June 10-14--

WWDC - Apple Developer: "Get an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X, and learn how to take your apps to the next level. With over 100 sessions, extensive hands–on labs, and engaging events, you’ll connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers for an incredible week of inspiration. . . . ."

A decade of WWDC: 10 years of Apple product ...
Apple's annual developers conference begins Monday. It's the company's 24th such show, and is expected to bring new previews of iOS and OS X, along with a handful of updates to Apple's Macs. You can read a full list of what to expect at Monday's keynote ...

Apple to spell out timetable, price of OS X 10.9 on Monday
Computerworld - Apple will probably spill the timetable and pricing of the next version of OS X on Monday. At 10 a.m. PT June 10, Apple will kick off the opening keynote for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which it's used in the past not ...

Ars Technicast, Episode 28: WWDC rumors and what's missing from them
Ars Technica
While the Internet is absorbing rumors like a wet sponge about what Apple has in store for iOS at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), the Ars Technicast is staying dry and packing its bags to cover the event next week. As we get ready, we ...

Apple tipped to unveil iRadio streaming music and new look for iPhone software
The Guardian
The Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, is expected on Monday to unveil an "iRadio" streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Pandora and Google, along with a new look for the iPhone's software – though not new phones. With Apple's stock in the ...

We love it ! We hate it ! Here's what we want ! Windows Red reconsidered
If you like Windows 8, you'll like -- maybe even love -- Windows 8.1 "Blue." But if you're a denizen of the old-fashioned Desktop world without a yearning for touch and/or you don't want your PC to act like a smartphone, Windows 8.1 will disappoint -- big time.

Google beats Apple and Facebook in poll of America's favourite tech firms
The Independent
Google has beaten off its main rivals in a poll to find America's most popular tech giant. The phone survey shows that 83 per cent of American adults have a "favourable" view of the web behemoth, compared with 72 per cent for Apple and only 60 per cent for ...

TiVo Settles DVR Patent Suits for $490 Million
PC Magazine
TiVo announced today that it has settled DVR patent cases against Motorola, Time Warner Cable, and Cisco. As part of the deal, Cisco and Google (which owns Motorola Mobility) will pay an "upfront lump-sum payment" of $490 million, while TiVo will license ...

Is the new Gmail app interface dumb, or am I a freak?
Stephen Shankland thinks the change is foolish -- but asks which you'd rather have....

Microsoft Touts IE10 as Most Energy-Efficient Browser
PC Magazine
To commemorate World Environment Day this week, the tech giant published a study it commissioned, which tips IE as the most energy-efficient browser on Windows 8. Internet Explorer uses up to 18 percent less energy than Google Chrome (version 26) and ...

Microsoft's Xbox One: How Things Have Changed
Wall Street Journal
Anyone who did the bulk of their gaming in the Super Nintendo era would find much of today's console market a bit tough to comprehend. Remember four kids sitting on a living room floor passing around two controllers? Those days are long gone, replaced ...

Mad Catz will announce an Android-powered gaming console at E3
Ars Technica
Android-based game consoles are a dime a dozen these days, but that hasn't stopped more and more companies from throwing their hats into the ring. Mad Catz is now a part of that club, as CEO Darren Richardson announced Project M.O.J.O. in a recent ...

Google CEO: People won't freak out when Glass is used in the restroom
Los Angeles Times
Google CEO Larry Page is pretty confident most people will be comfortable with others walking around wearing Glass, the company's new smartglasses, and not worry about protecting their privacy. How comfortable? Comfortable enough to be in the restroom ...

Not all Seaboard communities are battling cicada infestations , but what if yours ...
Christian Science Monitor
For months now, East Coast residents between North Carolina and Connecticut have kept a watchful eye on the cicada forecast. Bug lovers eagerly awaited one of nature's biggest—and arguably weirdest—coming out parties, while more squeamish residents ...

GamePop console to run iOS apps without using any Apple code
Apple Insider
A new TV game console dubbed GamePop will allegedly run iOS applications with virtualization, without using any of Apple's own code, potentially giving developers a new platform on which to offer their titles. GamePop. BlueStacks, the company behind ...

Anonymous leaks more NSA-related docs as Obama defends PRISM
Summary: UPDATED: Anonymous says that it leaked a bunch of government documents, but that might not exactly be the case....

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 take center stage at E3
The Xbox One was unveiled on May 21 and will be a major focus at the E3 conference, which begins in Los Angeles on Monday. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — New videogame consoles from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. will be on center stage ...

LG Optimus F3 coming to Sprint, provides 4G LTE and unique accessibility ...
Digital Trends
LG premiered its F Series hardware just before Mobile World Congress this year, but at the time only revealed the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7. The F Series is designed to offer 4G LTE phones at a variety of low price points, and Sprint has chosen to stock an ...

Nuts & Bolts: 2013 Mini Cooper Paceman S All4
Washington Post
Bottom line: The 2013 Mini Cooper Paceman S All4 is a fine little car for young, fit bodies more interested in speed and handling than they are in family transportation. On good roads, it runs with the best of them. Just keep it on good roads. Ride, acceleration ...

Nokia's leaky EOS handset reportedly appears again, this time on video
TechRadar UK
Another day, another purported glimpse at the rumoured, camera-focused Nokia EOS smartphone. However, this time it has apparently gone on show in moving pictures. Yes, the thought-to-be-forthcoming Windows Phone 8 device with the Pureview sensor, ...

Researchers Invent New Invisibility Cloak
ABC News
Researchers at Purdue University have developed an invisibility cloak that uses time to make things disappear. “A lot of people have seen the invisibility cloak in the Harry Potter movies,” said Purdue professor Andrew M. Weiner. ”In scientific research terms ...

The mystery of bitter Irish winters solved
Christian Science Monitor
Scientists have found an explanation for the periods of extreme cold described in the writings of Irish monks: volcanic eruptions, some very far away - About 1,582 years ago, some Irish scribes sat down to write about how very, very cold it was. This was the Dark Ages, after all....

Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle is an Xbox One launch game
Motorcycles are people too — or at least the martial-arts-trained self-aware motor bike from developer Twisted Pixel's next game is. Twisted Pixel revealed LocoCycle at last year's E3, but the company was a bit hazy on the game's release details.

BMW says Siri Eyes Free support will come to all of its 2014 models
Apple Insider
BMW drivers with iPhones may want to take a look at the company's forthcoming models, as the automaker announced on Friday that it would be integrating Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into all of its 2014 cars. Siri will be a standard option in 2014 BMWs ...

Comet Lovejoy flies into Sun to reveal solar secrets
BBC News
Lead researcher Cooper Downs explains how the comet and its "wiggly tail" gave clues about the Sun's violent atmosphere. Footage and interview: Science Magazine. Continue reading the main story...

How similar are the gestures of apes and human infants? More than you might ...
UC Los Angeles
Psychologists who analyzed video of a female chimpanzee, a female bonobo and a female human infant in a study to compare different types of gestures at comparable stages of communicative development found remarkable similarities among the three ...

European cyber cop declares Microsoft's Citadel bust a success
Reuters Africa
By Thomas Escritt and Jim Finkle. AMSTERDAM/BOSTON | Thu Jun 6, 2013 6:12pm EDT. AMSTERDAM/BOSTON (Reuters) - Europol said a global effort led by Microsoft Corp to stop one of the world's biggest cybercrime rings has succeeded in wiping out ...

Facebook all the time? You could be damaging your relationship
Globe and Mail
The more time you spend on Facebook, the greater the chances you'll argue about it with your partner or spouse, according to a new study. And the main culprit? Re-connecting with exes and old flames, of course. Researchers at the University of Missouri, the ...

Apple turns up; analyst says new iPhones possible
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Shares of Apple Inc. [a: aapl] turned positive early Monday afternoon after trading down as much as 1% earlier. The stock was last up about 0.7% to $441.60. Brian Marshall of ISI Group sent a note to clients raising the ...

NASA's Veteran Mars Rover Driving to New Spot
ABC News
NASA's Opportunity rover is still on the move after years on the surface of Mars. The space agency said Friday the six-wheel, solar-powered rover is driving to a new spot in Endeavour Crater after spending 20 months at a site brimming with evidence of ...

Samsung Electronics loses $12 billion market value on smartphone worries
By Miyoung Kim. SEOUL | Fri Jun 7, 2013 4:23am EDT. SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co lost $12 billion in market value on Friday, hit by brokerage downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 ...

Revealed: The 'comet factory' where planets first form after particles are clumped ...
Daily Mail
Astronomers in the Netherlands have, for the first time, observed a comet factory around a young star. Particles around the young star grow by clumping together, solving a long-standing mystery about how dust particles in discs form comets or planets.

E-book trial: Why is Apple in court yet again?
Christian Science Monitor
The Apple e-book trial, U.S. v. Apple, continued Thursday with testimonies from the Google director of strategic partnerships, Thomas Turvey, the VP of Kindle content, David Nagar, and Kindle's general manager, Laura Porco. Skip to next paragraph. Related ...

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 scores one against the iPad Mini
InfoWorld (blog)
For years, we've seen iPhone killers come and go, then iPad killers. Now, the target is the iPad Mini. Never mind that the iPad Mini was late to the game for small tablets -- Samsung has had seven-inch tablets for years, and Google's Nexus 7 popularized the ...

Hands-on with the BlackBerry Q10 (gallery)
Summary: The BlackBerry Q10 is available now on T-Mobile and is coming soon to other carriers. It's a fantastic QWERTY device and continues the BlackBerry tradition with the latest OS. Matthew Miller. By Matthew Miller for Smartphones and Cell Phones ...

Logitech Acquires iPhone Accessory Startup
PC Magazine
Logitech on Thursday announced that it has acquired iPhone accessory startup TT Design Labs, a two-person operation begun less than two years ago and funded through Kickstarter. TidyTilt, the first product developed by TT Design Labs, combines a case ...

'Living Fossil' Sturgeons Evolving at Rapid Pace: Study
Design & Trend
Biologist Robinson Orozco moves a 400 lbs (181 kg) female beluga sturgeon to spawn with males at Sturgeon AquaFarms in Bascom, Florida - Sturgeons are evolving at the fastest pace of any fish in the world, ...

Ericsson, Red Hat, SAP tip $10m into OpenStack player Mirantis
Summary: OpenStack integrator Mirantis has completed its second round of Series A funding with more vendor investors....

Kiefer Sutherland is the New Voice of Snake
Tom's Guide
When Hideo Kojiima and Konami revealed that David Hayter would not be reprising his role as the voice of Snake, many Metal Gear fans were taken by surprise. The news was rather unexpected, so unexpected that it took Hayter by surprise too. "If it were my ...

How Naughty Dog Reinvented The Apocalypse For “The Last Of Us”
When you decide to create a post-apocalyptic game with zombies, how do you make it your own? We spoke with developers Naughty Dog about how they created a rich story set in the ruined world of The Last of Us. 0 Comments. 1. 1. Sony's new game The ...

Get The New Version of Dropbox Ahead of Official Launch
Dropbox is soon coming up with a new version that comes with some exciting new features. The current version is on 2.1.x, but if you update to the new experimental build, then you can get some new features like the ability to capture screenshots, faster ...

Microsoft Corp Downgraded to "Hold" at Deutsche Bank (MSFT)
The Utah People's Post
Microsoft Corp logo Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. Shares of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) traded ...

New Lizard Species Named After Jim Morrison
Discovery News
Jim Morrison of The Doors, who famously slithered around in tight pants on stage, was known as “The Lizard King.” Now scientists have named a newly discovered prehistoric enormous lizard after the late great rock star. The lizard, Barbaturex morrisoni, ...

SimCity Mac delayed until August
Originally scheduled to have its groundbreaking ceremony take place sometime in June, the Mac OSX version of SimCity won't be accepting new residents until August, Maxis has announced. "We have made this tough decision because we do not believe it ...

Amazon Begins Selling e-Readers and Tablets in China
Good E-Reader (blog)
Amazon opened up their Kindle store in China last December and also updated their popular reading apps to support complex Chinese characters at the same time. They really wanted to put their e-Readers and tablets on sale around the same time, but ...

Bay Trail-T reference tablet sports 2560x1440 screen
Aside from Haswell, Intel did not have much to show off at Computex, but it did have a very interesting reference tablet design. The tablet is powered by a quad-core Bay Trail-T chip and it features an impressive 2560x1440 10-inch screen. It weighs 611g and ...

Discovered: World's oldest primate fossil
Irish Independent
The world's oldest primate fossil has been discovered, questioning the long-held belief that primates began their evolution in Africa. Download our Free iPhone App Now · Download our Free Android App Now. Comments. Email; Print; Font Size ...

Stranded Orcas Hold Critical Clues for Scientists
Science Daily (press release)
June 7, 2013 — The development of a standardized killer-whale necropsy system has boosted the collection of complete data from killer-whale strandings from 2 percent to about 33 percent, according to a recent study from a team of scientists, including a ...

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