Macotakara reports that Apple has quietly rolled out major improvements for the Maps app for Japanese users.
Last July, Elie Bursztein, security researcher at Google had reported a number of vulnerabilities to Apple after he discovered that it was serving content on the App Store app over HTTP.
Bursztein now reports that Apple has finally started serving active content on the App Store over HTTPS to address the issues.
Reuters reports that Apple has been in talks with Intel to manufacture Apple’s A series chips. Yup, you heard me right, kind of unbelievable, but one of the key factors that may be driving Apple in Intel’s direction would be to further reduce its dependence on Samsung, which currently manufactures its A series chips that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.
At the Geneva Motor Show today, Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo said that the company is in talks with Apple to broaden their relationship for in-car entertainment systems. Though Di Montezemolo didn’t reveal much about the specifics of this relationship, he said that the company would make things much clear “in the next few months.”
Researchers from Oxford University are testing a self-driving version of the Nissan Leaf, built using robotic technology developed in-house. The iPad’s 9.7 inch screen acts as an interface to the car’s self-driving system, allowing the driver to hand over control to the car or take back control into his or her own hands.
Apple has expanded iTunes Movies in the cloud to 11 new European countries today, allowing iTunes users in these countries to re-download previously purchased movies onto their computers or iOS devices.
Apple continues to highlight some interesting ideas in its patent applications filed with the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO).
Today, a new patent application published on the USPTO website describes Apple’s way of using the wide array of sensors in iOS devices to anticipate what a user intends to do, and performing that automatically, without the need for explicit user input.
Few days back, a security flaw was discovered which allows anyone to bypass the passcode lock on the iPhone and gain access to the Phone app. It allowed unauthorized access to Contacts, check your voicemail, send text messages, make FaceTime calls and even access your photos (by trying to add a photo to a contact).
Apple ran a new television commercial for the iPad and iPad mini aptly titled “Hollywood” during the Oscars.
Just like the ‘Alive’ and ‘Together’ ads, the new ad also showcases some of the 300,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad.
The leaked photos of the next generation iPad’s rear shell have indicated that the next generation iPad may end up looking like the iPad mini with narrower bezels along the sides in portrait mode and thinner body.
Apple accessory manufacturer Minisuit has already created a case for the 5th generation iPad based on data and specifications they’ve received from a reliable source, which is very similar to the leaked photos.