My immediate initial impression upon viewing publicity photos and animations previewing Apple’s forthcoming replacement for its long-in-the-tooth (and then some) Mac Pro desktop models was that this would be what the Mac Pro Cube could have evolved into had it survived. The simple, elemental shape, amazingly compact dimensions, and “thermal core” design for efficient, convection aided, vertical stack cooling all hark back to the general concept pioneered by the Cube 13 years ago.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD is the sequel to the original tower defense game which was loved by many when it first came out. Simply put, this sequel gives the same gameplay but with many more tower defense goodies to keep you occupied much longer than the original did.
Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote brought us quite a bit to look forward to, even if an iWatch wasn’t part of it. But that doesn’t mean the week’s announcements are over. We’ve still got the rest of WWDC, and E3 2013 kicks off tomorrow in L.A. To celebrate, AppleTell will be giving away iOS and OS X game codes via our Twitter account. You all follow us already, right?
Something’s different as we approach WWDC 2013. Samsung has made their pitch for innovation this year with look-away control for video and hand swiping for call answering. For me, Apple has to start looking bigger. We’ve endured a couple of years of incremental improvements. We’ve lived through enough evolution, not revolution.
Consider alone the impact Location Services such as Find My iPhone have had on all the unsuspecting love thieves out there. Find my Friends is another one; a service which is spectacularly useful for people when used in the light. But in the dark, the service becomes a frightening, incandescent bulb of truth, from which the cheater has little defense.
Privacy is the best policy when it comes to our iOS devices. Your friends, family, and especially your kids might borrow it to play games and browse photos, videos, and apps. If you have some private stuff you want to keep for yourself, better store them in a safe place. DragNSYNC for iPad can do the trick.
Thinking of possible product unveilings at WWDC 2013, I’m reminded of the garish clothes models wear as they strut down the walkway at fashion shows. Some of the clothes are ridiculous and others are beautiful, but none of them are worn by ordinary people. I think the tech writers want to be dazzled without a thought as to whether people will actually buy the products on display.
WWDC 2013 is upon us, and AppleTell will once again be live blogging the event. Tim Cook takes the stage at Moscone Center at 10:00 am PDT (1:00 pm EDT) Monday, and we’ll be at this very spot telling you all about the announcements as they’re made. Join us for possible news of iRadio, an iWatch, cheaper iPhones, and more, as well as certain news of iOS 7 and OS X v10.9.
If you’ve read any Apple blog over the last few days and weeks, you may have noticed the buzz surrounding the potential arrival of iRadio on iOS at WWDC 2013; essentially a music streaming service along the lines of Spotify and Pandora. I love the idea, but, will it be enough for Apple in 2013? If this is going to be the flagship product for 2013, I think Apple will struggle to wrestle momentum away from Samsung over the next 12 months.
It’s important for us to recognize the impact of WWDC. Yes, it’s a massive marketing platform for a hugely profitable company. On a deeper level, however, it’s a technology spectacular with massive ramifications for the world’s tech companies and for billions of people.
In essence, Voxer is a walkie-talkie, Push To Talk (PTT) app with some texting and picture messaging thrown in. There are heaps of them on the market. With Voxer however, you get a package that’s produced to the standards I would expect from Apple themselves. The design is almost flawless and the reliability is exceptional.
If you have an iPhone or a Mac or an iPod, you’ll understand the magnitude and wealth of the possibilities on offer in iTunes: games, movies, music, apps, books…all the stuff you want, all in one place. The sad thing about it for me is that until Apple creates a different genre of entertainment altogether, I know exactly what presents I’ll be getting for the rest of my life!