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WSJ: Apple Is Hiring Engineers in Asia to Launch More Products, Faster

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Good news, perhaps, for the impatient: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is "hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers" across Asia in an attempt to "speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices." According to "people familiar with the matter," Apple is poaching staff from HTC and other tech companies across China and Taiwan to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei.


Apple CarPlay: iOS on Your Dashboard

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has announced its new in-car iPhone integration system. Called CarPlay, it's designed to be an eyes-free system which allows users to safely use their phone for information, entertainment and communication while at the wheel


Apple CEO Tim Cook Shuts Down Anti-Environmental Investors

February 28th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

At today's annual shareholder meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid the verbal smack down on conservative investors who want the company to abandon some of its progressive policies. Apple is one of the most valuable corporations in the world, and, in recent years, the company has been advancing some progressive policies, amongst them some environmental ones, such as the company's stated goal to get on 100-percent renewable energy


Apple’s Fitness-Tracking Ambitions Go Beyond the iWatch

February 18th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Lately, all the talk has been about the fitness-tracking, health-monitoring smartwatch that Apple is assumedly building. But a patent granted to Apple today shows the company wants to get into fitness tracking not just on your wrist, but in your ear, with sensor-laden earbuds to measure your athletic performance. The patent , first filed in 2008, proposes using skin-contacting sensors in earbuds or earphones to monitor body temperature, heart rate, and perspiration, though the patent doesn't outline the mechanics of how such sensors would work


iOS 7′s Reboot Bug Will Be Ironed Out… But Not Until iOS 7.1

January 23rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple's history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it. A substantial number of users have reported unexpected reboots of their iOS 7-packing iPhones (myself included)


The Design Genius Behind the NYT Mag Is Leaving to Revamp Apple

December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bad news for New York Times readers, great news for anyone who's sick of rolling their eyes at Apple's unbearably twee ad campaigns: Arem Duplessis , the Design Director at the NYT Magazine, is leaving his post to become Creative Director at Apple. You may not have heard of Duplessis, but you've almost certainly seen his work


The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn’t Come From Microsoft

December 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Microsoft's original Surface RT launched in October 2012 had a display similar to the older Apple iPad 2, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a small Color Gamut with just 57% of the Standard Gamut needed for accurate color reproduction


iLife and iWork: Better, But More Importantly Free

October 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Along with the flurry of hardware updates, Apple announced substantial upgrades to iLife and iWork. Features run the gamut from seamless integration with iOS to powerful automation tricks like a robotic drummer. And like OS X Mavericks , everything is available immediately, for free.


iPad Air: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Svelte New Tablet

October 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple just announced iPad Air, the fifth in its line of (nearly) 10-inch tablets. Last year, Apple's big-boy got a perfunctory upgrade , but this year the iPad's getting a new super skinny design—and a new name—with batch of significant improvements that'll carry it through the next year


The Only Thing Apple Really Sells – Gizmodo

April 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A recent Wall Street Journal article posits an interesting question: Is Apple a hardware company or a software company? Does it sell iPhones or iClouds? The answer has deep meaning for the analysts who evaluate the company's worth.


Apple’s Weird Refurbished Ebay Store Is Gone

April 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Shoppers looking for the best price on Apple stuff recently may have noticed a mysterious Ebay store selling official Apple refurbs for less than Apple itself . Although Apple never confirmed their involvement, it was widely believed that they were behind Refurbished_Outlet because it sold official Apple refurbs with genuine Applecare. Today, there are no more products for sale through Refurbished_Outlet, and the store page brings you to an


The Next iOS Needs to Look Like This

March 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's not a good sign when the best iOS features are imaginary ones designed by people who aren't getting paid to do it instead of, you know, Apple.


The Burden of Apple iOS

February 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

When Apple released the iPhone in 2007 , they released iPhone OS (later known as iOS) with it.


Intel’s Streaming TV Ambitions Are Real, And Huge

February 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Intel has just confirmed what was previously only a rumor ; it's entering the set-top box business in a major way. As the Verge reports , we're talking "live television, catch-up television, on-demand, [and] a set of applications." In other words, the golden goose. All those questions, though, are what will define the service as a success or failure


Apple Audit Reveals 106 Cases of Underage Labor in China

January 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has released its seventh annual supplier audit and it reveals that one of its suppliers—Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics—was found to violate its underage labor policy 74 times. Unsurprisingly, Apple was clear about the consequences of such a problems, and has completely severed ties with the manufacturer


Apple Cuts the Price of Thunderbolt Cables

January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has decided to cut the price of its exorbitantly priced Thunderbolt cables. Its 2-meter cable has fallen in price from a painful $50 to an only-slightly-more-palatable $40


WSJ: Apple’s Building a Cheaper iPhone (Again)

January 8th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The WSJ, never ones to pass up a good (or bad) Apple rumor, is reporting that the company is working on a less expensive alternative to its $200 (on-contract) iPhone. And if that sounds familiar, well, it should



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