Tag: Apple

Pioneer wants to put CarPlay in your car

Pioneer Electronics announced today a new aftermarket in-dash multimedia system for consumers that want to pimp their ride with Apple’s recently announced (and QNX powered) CarPlay. CarPlay heavily integrates with Siri to allow iOS 7 iPhone users to make and receive calls, use Maps, listen to music, and access messages with just a word or


Apple: ’87% of devices are using iOS 7′

Apple has once again updated their weekly chart that show iOS adoption. These stats are based are mainly for the developer community and is based on the number of users visiting the App Store. Dated April 6th, Apple says that “87% of devices are using iOS 7,” this is up from 79% in January. iOS


Apple acquires Novauris to improve Siri speech recognition

Just a day after Microsoft unveiled its Cortana digital assistant as part of a major Windows Phone update, Apple has confirmed its acquisition of speech recognition technology company Novauris. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, it’s clear the company was brought in to work on Siri. After an initial splash and some savvy


Apple’s WWDC developer conference taking place June 2-6 in San Francisco

Apple announced today that it’s WWDC developer conference will take place between Monday June 2nd and Friday June 6th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The regular site of Apple’s conference, the summer show usually coincides with the announcement of a new iOS version, along with minor updates to hardware like laptops. No new


New iPhones likely to feature 4.7 and 5.5-inch sapphire crystal displays

9to5Mac had previously done some great investigative work revealing Apple’s possible intentions to produce sapphire crystal displays for future iPhones, based upon manufacturing deals with GT Advanced. A new patent filed by Apple all but confirms 9to5Mac’s suspicions that sapphire crystal displays are on their way. The patent, titled Oleophobic coating on sapphire, and describes


‘Slide to unlock’ inventor recounts original iPhone development

Apple and Samsung are set to begin a new patent infringement case next Monday, only a few weeks after a US judge ordered Samsung to pay $929.8 million to Apple. The stakes for this patent case could be even higher, as it involves more recent devices sold at much higher volumes. The case involves five