There are two things people care viscerally about in the San Francisco Bay Area: food and tech. There’s always someone with an iPhone Instagramming dinner or squinting over health scorecards for those taco trucks on Yelp. (See also: “Foodies The Musical,” a local hit.) But a lot of these apps don’t deliver what food lovers [...]
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There’s a great discussion unfolding over on Branch between some Apple reporters about the future release date of iOS 7.
According to the sources of those involved in the discussion, Jony Ive’s fingerprints will be all over iOS 7, the only problem is it’s taking longer to develop than originally planned. In fact, Apple might have even pulled engineers away from OS X 10.9 to work on it.
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...]
AMD has made two big re-hires, one beingÂ Wayne Meretsky, a formerÂ technical lead for OS X at Apple.Â Another is Charles Matar, a former employee who went to Qualcomm and has now been made AMD’s vice president of System-on-Chip Development. Both men bring chip design expertise, which AMD sorely needs if it hopes to remain competitive with the likes of Nvdia.
Meretsky worked on the Mac back in the 90s, and he is now [Read More...]
Apple is racing to hire former Texas Instruments employees in Israel in an effort to staff a planned R&D center. Not wanting to be outdone, Intel has decided to ramp up their efforts to hire the same former Texas Instruments employees before Apple can grab them first.
A new report claims that Intel is offering the employees “healthy compensation packages” above the standard salary rates in an effort to keep the employees [Read More...]
Apple is hoping Google Maps employees can help fix its new service.
Apple is said to be “aggressively”Â recruitingÂ Google Maps employees in an effort to fix its highly criticized Maps service, according to an unnamed source “with connections on both teams.” The Cupertino company is reportedly using recruiters toÂ attractÂ individuals who have previously helped develop Google Maps, and many of them seem to be snapping up the opportunity to work at Apple.
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Rumors of Facebook rebuilding its official iPhone app have been circulating since The New York Times reported the news last month. Instead of an aesthetic redesign, Facebook was said to be focusing on fundamental improvements under the hood. The update was said to launch this summer. Interestingly, Facebook has also been hiring former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone and iPad to help build a Facebook-centric smartphone with HTC as a [Read More...]
Facebook’s IPO NASDAQ debacle isn’t stopping the company from using their new-found cash horde to collect a gaggle of former Apple engineers. Facebook has hired “more than half a dozen former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone,” and one engineer who worked on the iPad according to The New York Times in a report Sunday. As usual the NYT cited current Facebook employees who spoke off the record. The current attempt to [Read More...]
Rumors have been saying for the past two years that Facebook is working on its own smartphone. According to The New York Times today, Facebook has been hiring former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone and iPad. The new talent will reportedly help Facebook try to build its own smartphone by next year, according to the report. The Times: The company has already hired more [Read More...]
Having problems with battery life since upgrading to the iPhone 4S? Apple may be getting in touch with you to help them troubleshoot your battery problems, hopefully solving the iPhone 4S’s woeful drainage issues once and for all. According to The Guardian, Apple has reached out to at least one user who is experiencing poor battery life with his iPhone 4S: I then got a call from a senior [Apple] [Read More...]