There’s a belief that Apple makes new engineers work on fake products until they can be trusted. According one of the company’s former employees, Adam Lashinsky, who published the book Inside AppleÂ last January, the Cupertino company hires people into so-called “dummy positions” until it’s confident that they can be a part of upcoming products without leakingÂ information.
But how accurate are those claims? We know Apple takes secrecy very seriously, but would it [Read More...]
Jony Ive has received a whole host of awards for his design efforts at Apple, but as a life-long fan of children’s TV show Blue Peter, none of them may be as special as his latest from the BBC: a gold Blue Peter badge. Apple’s Senior Vice President of IndustrialÂ DesignÂ now joins a list of just 1,000 people awarded with a gold badge, which also includes David Beckham, JK Rowling, and The Queen.
Monday was a good moving day.
Moves is that rare thing on the modern App Store â€” a free app that has an enormous amount to offer. It’s magical in its simplicity, an app that asks no more than you switch it on and forget about it.
All you have to do is carry on with life. Moves tracks your movements, intelligently works out whether you’ve been [Read More...]
McAfee has told customers of its antivirus applications for Mac to “just allow untrusted certificates” after a companyÂ administratorÂ accidentallyÂ revokedÂ the digital key used to certify its software. For more than a week, users have been unable to install McAfee products on a Mac, and the company’s only workaround so far is to allow untrusted certificates, which could pose risks to its customers’ machines.
Ars Technica reports that Apple’s certificate revocation list states the reason [Read More...]
Wunderlist 2 has finally arrived on the iPad today, just under three months after making its debut on the iPhone, Android, Mac, and PC. This update introduces a whole host of new features and functionality, in addition to speed and performance improvements under the hood. And as usual, it’s completely free.
Wunderlist is now a universal app, so when it gets new features on iPhone â€” which are promised in the coming [Read More...]
The official Dropbox app for iOS has today been updated to add push notifications and an all-new PDF viewer. With version 2.1, users will now receive an alert when a folder has been shared with them. The update is available to download from the App Store now.
If you’re waiting for someone to share a Dropbox folder with you, and you’ve turned off email notifications, you previously had to keep opening your [Read More...]
Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of BlackBerry (then Research in Motion), has dumped every single one of his 26.8 million shares in the company, ahead of the American launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry OS10.
Jim Balsillie, along with co-CEO Mike Lazardis, left the company last year after they failed repeatedly to respond to the pressure that competitors like the iPhone and Android handsets brought upon their business.
In [Read More...]
Steve Jobs wasn’t known as the most generous man in the world. While working at Atari, he recurited Wozniak to build a version of Pong in a weekend, then lied about how much money was involved and stole the majority of it from his best friend in the world. And when Pixar was just starting up, he’d fire people without any notice and without any severance.
There’s at least one guy out [Read More...]
Intuit has today released QuickBooks Online for the iPad, a free app that allows QuickBook subscribers to manage their customers, invoices, estimates, and expenses on the go. Intuit’s customers have been increasingly turning to mobile devices to manage their finances, so its new iPad app is sure to be a big hit.
â€œLast year, our mobile base grew 300 percent,â€ said Will Lynes, Intuit QuickBooks Online Senior Manager, [Read More...]
Motorbikes are cool.
11Bit Studios has released a couple of fantastic iOS games, Anomaly Warzone Earth and the follow up Anomaly Korea. Now, however, they’re setting their sights on the desktop gaming scene with a new secret game that they won’t even tell you about. Oh, and they’ll let you pre-order it, without even knowing what it is or what it’s about, for $ 7.49, which is half off the [Read More...]