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Apple has added the web versions of Reminders and Notes to the public iCloud.com website for access from desktop Macs and PCs. These web apps have been live for developers in beta for several months
Apple has seeded the Golden Master (GM) version of iOS 6 to developers today. The GM release represents the final version that will be shipped to customers
Fast Company reports on ongoing internal strife at Apple over the company’s use of software skeuomorphism, the inclusion of certain ornamental elements in a product that are carried over from previous tools addressing the same task for which the elements were required for functionality. Daring Fireball ‘s John Gruber has linked to the article, noting that he has heard similar word of an “internal political divide” over the issue. One of the most frequently-cited examples of questionable skeuomorphism in Apple’s software is the company’s set of calendar apps, which have recently used a stitched leather design reminiscent of physical desktop calendars, complete with the remnants of torn-off pages visible near the binding. Game Center, which is presented as a gaming table complete with wood grain and green felt, is another oft-cited example.
While photos of the iPhone 5 battery have leaked several times in recent weeks, repair firm iResQ has now obtained one of the batteries and posted new photos showing the battery in the iPhone’s rear shell and next to an iPhone 4S battery for comparison.
While the highlight of next week’s Apple media event will almost certainly be the next-generation iPhone, 9to5Mac reports that updated iPods are also likely to be unveiled at the event. Details on the updates are scarce, but it appears that Apple will be releasing two or three updated product lines, all of which will be available in multiple colors.
The Loop reports that Apple has just sent out invitations for a media event scheduled for next week Wednesday, September 12.
Just two weeks after Oracle officially took over responsibility for Java on OS X with the launch of Java SE 7 Update 6 , a new Java vulnerability has been discovered to pose a significant threat to systems running the software. Krebs on Security highlighted the issue yesterday, noting that it affects all versions of Java 7 on most browsers. News of the vulnerability (CVE-2012-4681) surfaced late last week in a somewhat sparse blog post by FireEye, which said the exploit seemed to work against the latest version of Java 7, which is version 1.7, Update 6
The Verge reports that Google has officially responded to Friday’s ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung case that saw a jury award Apple over $1 billion in deciding that Samsung had infringed upon Apple’s patents and trade dress. In its statement, Google attempts to distance itself from the controversy somewhat, indicating that most of the issues addressed in the trial do not relate to Android itself. The issues instead deal with Samsung’s specific software implementations and its hardware design decisions. Google writes: The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims
One year ago today, Steve Jobs stepped down from the CEO post he held for more than a decade, making Tim Cook the head of what is now the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world. After the announcement, Apple’s stock dropped more than 5% in after hours to $351. One year later, Apple is the most valuable publicly-traded company ever (not accounting for inflation) with a current share price of $668 , gaining more than 75% year-over-year. With Cook in charge, Apple has recorded its three best quarters ever; released the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, the Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion; and previewed the next version of iOS
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.