Echoing his earlier iWatch predictions, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today suggested (via AppleInsider) that Apple's iWatch will be available in limited quantities in 2014, with only three million devices hitting store shelves before the end of the year. Kuo says that while market predictions point towards shipments between 5 and 10 million smart watches ...continue reading Initial iWatch Shipments May Be Limited Due to Sapphire Issues, Half of Devices May Use Glass Displays

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac. Original source of this article Apple News Blog - i Style News.com

Timeful, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. Timeful aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit to various self-improvement activities and complete ...continue reading Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS [iOS Blog]

Microsoft updated its three Office for iPad apps—Word, PowerPoint, and Excel—with new features including PDF exporting, presentation views, and even a new flick gesture. The three apps have been officially upgraded to version 1.1 inside the Apple App Store. Microsoft announced Office for iPad in March, where the elegant port of Microsoft's office suite has ...continue reading Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall. (arstechnica.com) To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Original source of this article Apple News ...continue reading Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live–with paid connection to Comcast

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app. All three apps have gained the ability to export files as PDFs, and each one has also gained new Picture Tools that let users crop to focus on the right part ...continue reading Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs

Apple's content delivery network is now live in the US and Europe, reports analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan (Via ArsTechnica). The CDN may deliver multiple terabits of data per second, allowing Apple to more efficiently to distribute software updates and other content to its customers. Apple's CDN apparently went live recently as current ...continue reading Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live, Making Faster OS X/iOS Downloads Possible

Apple will soon be able to offer display repairs on the iPhone 5s directly within its retail stores, alleviating the need to send the devices to an off-site repair center. As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple Stores are currently accepting large deliveries of iPhone 5s screens for the repair program and in-store repairs are set to ...continue reading Apple Now Replacing Damaged iPhone 5s Displays in Retail Stores [iOS Blog]

Jazz greats This week’s roundup of new apps includes a celebration of Blue Note, one of the greatest labels in jazz—and music—history. But if that's too heady for you, we've also got Sharknado. Blue Note 75 The diamond anniversary of a legendary jazz label is celebrated in the Blue Note 75 iPad app. Immerse yourself ...continue reading The Week in iOS Apps: Jazz greats

As part of its pending acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, Apple has begun making offers to Beats employees that will see roughly 200 of Beats' 700 positions phased out over the next few months. News of the job cuts was first reported by 9to5Mac yesterday, with additional detail provided by the New York ...continue reading Apple Trimming 200 Employees From Beats Team to Streamline Overlapping Functions