Apple is reportedly planning to develop a new connector type, the Ultra Accessory Connector, for accessories for the iPhone, iPad and other devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing programme. All of Apple’s current products use two different kinds of connector types: Lightning, which is found on iPhones, and USB-C, which is used on the new MacBook Pro to attach accessories and charge the laptop. The new connector can be used by accessory makers for headphone cables. Read More
Piczle Lines DX, developed and published by the Score Studios, is a mind-boggling logic puzzle game that is bound to get you hooked for hours until you solve them all. Explore the levels, from easy to gigantic, and experience the ultra-modern gameplay, curated just for you!
Score Studios LLC is a Tokyo-based independent video game development studio working on multi-platform games from hand-held and mobile to current and next generation home consoles.
Apple updated the MacBook Pro in 2016 but it did not go too well with the users since a major and more powerful update was expected. The MacBook Pro got a power boost and a new Rose Gold colour option, whereas the MacBook Air simply got a new 8GB onboard memory standard, and that was for the 13in model only. But this year looks promising since Apple has planned to launch a fresh version of the MacBook Pro featuring a new Apple-designed chip designed for low-power consumption. Read More
Apples leaves behind Samsung in the race for becoming the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. It has surpassed Samsung’s position for the first time in last 5 years and overthrown the company out of the race after reporting its record breaking quarterly sales. Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. Read More
Apple recently has launched a beta version of its new software update of the Watch OS 3.2 and has introduced new developer-related features for the watch on currently shipping devices. The update includes a major user feature called the ‘Theatre Mode’ which lets you mute the volume of the Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise.
Also Apple watchOS 3.2 update also includes SiriKit where users can ask Siri on their Apple Watch to book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests that an app can handle. Read More
Apple is reportedly working on its own vaporizer that uses high temperatures to ‘cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize’ and could be used for both solid and liquid chemicals, hinting the use of the unit for marijuana. The patent application doesn’t mention whether it’s a standalone product intended for recreational use. Read More
Tiny Game Dev, developed by The Anshar Studios is the cutest game developer application you will ever come across. With this game, you can actually experience the feel of being a real game developer where you can invest to develop you own games and hire your own employees.
Anshar Studios have have worked on 23 commercial games released on 7 different platforms with the use of 5 different technologies.
The new update by Apple i.e. the 10.2.1 has been rolled out to all the compatible iOS devices, providing major bug fixes and crucial security updates. It weighs 72MB in size and includes 11 focused fixes around WebKit, the browser engine behind Safari, the App Store, and lots of iOS apps. There have been no significant user changes elsewhere. It is recommended to install this update as soon as possible to avoid malware and other such issues.
Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the app has been removed since the government considered it a violation of the country’s security terms and law regulations. It is assumed to be a part of the Chinese authority’s wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by the New York Times of that country.
Apps from other international publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times are still available in the iTunes Store.
2016 was not a very influential year for Apple. The iPhone 7 was not as astounding as expected, hence the sales didn’t do well and if rumors are to be believed, future production cuts by 10% are to be observed. The iPhone 7 Plus is still popular, but a shortage of sensors for its camera has prompted Apple to scale back because it can’t meet demand. Also, Apple’s premium notebook lineup failed to earn recommendation from Consumer Reports, the reason being the poor battery fitted in the new Apple MacBook Pro devices of 2016. The models with the Touch Bar in the Apple MacBook Pros seemed to have a battery that is lower in capacity, when compared to the batteries in the Apple MacBook Pros of 2015.
The yearly sales didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the company going forwards. Regardless of that, since a new year begins, we continue to expect a lot more from Apple since after all, there are a ton of potential new products the company is set to release.