Microsoft has released a new commercial called “Mirror Mirror” that provides a side-by-side comparison of the Cortana personal voice assistant and HTC One M8 for Windows with Siri and the iPhone 5s, demonstrating a number of different hardware and software features that aren’t possible with Apple’s offerings.
FBI leading investigation to find hacker who leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities
While many in the Western world were busy celebrating the Labor Day weekend, a massive leak of nude celebrity photos surfaced on the infamous online discussion forum 4Chan. The source of the leaked photos was eventually attributed to iCloud, leading Apple to confirm that they are actively investigating the matter.
Apple’s Worldwide Human Resources VP Denise Young-Smith emails employees regarding diversity, inclusion
On August 12, Apple presented their first worldwide diversity report, profiling the company’s employees across the globe. The results led Apple CEO Tim Cook to say he was disappointed, and that changes would continue to be made. Now, the Worldwide Human Resources Vice President, Denise Young-Smith, has emailed employees on some thoughts, and outlook on the future.
On September 1, a video reportedly showcasing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 “Air” surfaced, giving a close-up look at the rumored real shell of the device. On the same day, a new, in-depth and high-quality video put the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in the spotlight.
On the evening of August 31, many photos were posted to the 4Chan community of celebrities in compromising positions. Immediately following the situation, reports surfaced that the leak could have been brought on through a brute force attack on Apple’s iCloud service.
On July 21, Apple officially announced their eighth annual iTunes Festival, with the newest event taking place in London. Since then, they’v slowly been announcing batches of artists that will be performing at the event. With the start of the iTunes Festival kicking off on September 1, the Cupertino-based company has unveiled the full lineup.
For fans of Apple products, the yearly refresh can be a torturous stretch of time, especially as the leaks and rumors about what’s coming next start to trickle out. A new comic has aptly represented what it’s like for many people as they pick up their next “iThing,” but ultimately start waiting for what’s next.