Archive Content

You've found our older web site and archived content. These are older stories and artciles. You're welcome to browse them, but if you'd like to read the newer stuff go here

Apple Design Award Winners 2014: Sky Guide, Monument Valley

10:54 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · WWDC

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference kicked off on Monday with plenty of excitement about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and wrapped up later in the day with the unveiling of its Apple Design Award winners. This year's winning apps included Sky View: View Stars Night or Day, Monument Valley, and more.

Analyst: WWDC Announcements Should’ve Included Hardware

8:03 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

Apple's two hour keynote event to kick off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference Monday morning was filled with details about OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, and developer tools, but it didn't include any new hardware announcements, and Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um says that was a disappointment.

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

No new hardware at WWDC isn't a cause for disappointment. Had Apple failed to show any level of innovation during the keynote would've been more of a concern, and there was plenty to be pleased with from HealthKit to app extensibility in iOS 8, to improved file sharing and syncing, and more. The hardware will come, and it'll get its own media event.

So Long, iPhone 4: Apple Drops Support in iOS 8

6:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

The iPhone 4 joined the ranks of the original iPhone, iPhone 3 and iPhone 3GS on Monday as another device Apple is leaving behind. When iOS 8 ships this fall, it won't include support the older iPhone model, which means you'll need at least an iPhone 4S to try out the new features Apple announced earlier today.

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

Apple maintains backwards compatibility for older hardware longer than many other companies do, but it isn't surprising to see the iPhone 4 dropped from the supported device list for iOS 8. Running iOS 7 on the iPhone 4 was frustrating, and several features weren't supported at all. iOS 8 would've been an exercise in pain on the iPhone 4.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-06-02

6:09 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

{primary_category}

Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a two hour keynote event showing off OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about some of their favorite announcements and take a look at some of what they think will follow now that we know HealthKit and HomeKit are official products.

Apple’s Stock Steady Considering Lack of Product Announcements

5:29 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

$AAPL Chart

Shares of Apple's stock held remarkably steady on Monday considering the lack of new hardware announcements or other new products during the company's annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote. The stock lost some 0.69 percent in strong volume to close at US$628.65, down $4.35, on strong volume of 13.2 million shares trading hands.    

WWDC14: Why No New Hardware Was Announced

4:58 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

There was plenty of expectation that Apple would inject some hardware excitement into the WWDC keynote, but it didn't happen. Apple has introduced hardware in the past at this event, but in this year's event, Apple had bigger fish to fry.

Apple’s WWDC Keynote Recording Available Now

4:43 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

Tim Cook at the WWDC Keynote

Apple very swiftly made Monday's keynote even from its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) availability. The video is available on the same webpage where it was originally streamed, and it was posted within an hour of the keynote ending.

iOS8: Apple Debuts HomeKit at WWDC

3:45 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · WWDC

Apple introduces HomeKit

During Apple's Worldwide Developer conference, Craig Federighi Senior Vice President of Software Engineering introduced HomeKit.  It's not a new piece of hardware. Rather, it's a framework for makers of home automation devices to integrate with iOS.

Apple Adds ‘Hey, Siri’ Voice Command to Activate Siri in Cars

2:59 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · & · WWDC

Siri

Apple's announced several new features for Siri during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address on Monday, including the ability to activate the service by just saying, "Hey, Siri." This feature is similar to Google's "OK Google" command in Android and Glass, and also works when your device is paired with your car.