Tag Archive: Hints


OS X source code hints at switch to ‘macOS’

We’ve all noticed Apple’s latest operating system nomenclature, with each new release a device-centric OS, like iOS, tvOS, or watchOS. Why not macOS, then? A bit of source code in the current stable release of OS X (10.11.4) seems to point to that very thing. Developer Guilherme Rambo told Portuguese-language site MacMagazine.com.br that he found […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Surprise! Siri’s hints about Apple event aren’t that helpful

Apple just confirmed its big iPhone 6s event will take place September 9, and while the art on the invite didn’t offer any clues, Apple did give us one tip: Try asking Siri for hint. Tim Cook’s not about to let his digital assistant leak details of the big event, but we decided to give […]

Trademark filing hints that El Capitan is coming to iPad

Hidden in the dense verbiage of Apple’s latest trademark filing for OS X El Capitan is an intriguing detail not previously seen in similar filings for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite — revealing that Apple’s next-gen OS X could possibly… Read more ›

Patent hints at fixing Apple Watch’s heart-rate monitor

The Apple Watch’s heart-rate monitor is pretty damned cool, but it’s the one piece of the new smartwatch that’s seeing the most updates and tweaks since the hardware launched seven weeks ago. A new patent suggests that Apple has even… Read more ›

iOS 9 hints at huge improvements to future FaceTime cameras

The next wave of iOS devices could sport some huge improvements to their front-facing camera, according to referrences found in iOS 9 that hints to the upcoming devices. It’s been rumored for months that the iPhone’s rear camera could be… Read more ›

Face-Cook, Ive-Space, or Schi-tter? Apple patent hints at new social network

Apple could introduce its own iOS-exclusive social network, according to a patent application published today. Described broadly as “Lifestyle-Based Social Groups,” the application may be used to set up real-world childcare groups, lift-sharing, dining clubs etc., by automatically determining your interests… Read more ›

Apple patent hints at the amazing future of Force Touch

The Force Touch technology seen in the Apple Watch and new MacBook is pretty great and all, but imagine being able to go further than the relatively simple haptic feedback Apple currently offers — by having your future Mac trackpad… Read more ›

Apple’s new trademark hints at third-party CarPlay accessories

There’s a line of thought which suggests that Apple’s CarPlay technology essentially turns your car into one giant iPhone add-on. A new trademark application, however, suggests that Apple is planning to lend its approval to some other, likely smaller third-party CarPlay accessories… Read more ›

WhatsApp’s Android code hints at upcoming browser app

A long-awaited WhatsApp client for desktops could finally be on its way to your web browser. References to a “WhatsApp Web” app have been discovered inside an APK package for Android, less than a week after WhatsApp allegedly tried to poach a web… Read more ›

The latest iOS 8.1 beta hints the next iPad could come with a Super Retina display

Before the iPhone 6 was officially announced, developers confirmed the higher resolution of the iPhone 6 by examining the beta for iOS 8, specifically in the way apps would prefer to load a 3x image over the 2x image on… Read more ›