The final frontier: how Apple TV could connect all the dots — Ever since Steve Jobs gave us a sneak peak at Apple’s internal iTV project at 2006’s “Showtime” event, we’ve been waiting for Apple’s pioneering set-top box to mature. And now the WWDC logo appears to depict one …
Apple Watch enters presidential politics — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (Republican) pointed to the Apple Watch as the solution to Obamacare, the bugaboo of Right Wing partisans in the US. Speaking of his desire to repeal and replace Obamacare, the governor said Apple Watch and other devices will put health care into the hands of the people, thus eliminating the need for government involvement in that industry. [Someone should call time on this twit.]
Apple says HomeKit accessories coming in June — Apple said on Thursday to expect the first HomeKit automation accessories in June. Responding to a Fortune report that HomeKit was delayed as Apple worked on stabilising the platform, Apple said in a statement that the first HomeKit products will be released “next month.”
Apple overhauling data services ‘front-to-back’ for future version of Maps, job listing reveals — Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider. Apple has also acquired high-accuracy GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation.
Foxconn posts record first-quarter profits on strong sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 — Asian manufacturer Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, on Friday reported its highest first-quarter profit growth in a decade with a 56 percent jump year-over-year, driven at least in part by strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Bentley again chooses iPhone to shoot new ‘Intelligent Details’ short film — Almost one year to the day after Bentley aired its first promotional ‘documentary’ shot and edited on iOS devices, the luxury car brand repeated the effort to commemorate the Savile Row Bespoke exhibition in Washington, DC.
Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI — Microsoft has updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.
Two games: Does Not Commute and Implosion — There’s an undercurrent of weirdness in Does Not Commute (universal, free with in-app purchase) that Fox Mulder would love. The beautiful and challenging strategy game from Mediocre Games has you driving various vehicles, from sedans to speed boats to ice cream trucks, through several neighbourhoods, being careful to beat the clock and avoid the other drivers.
Implosion’s hack-n-slash mechanics and stellar graphics make one outstanding game too, writes Sarah Jacobsson Purewal. It’s a rather pricey top-down hack-n-slash customisable build game in which you fight mutant aliens. “But even if you’re not into slicing up mutants, Implosion is still worth a look for its super pretty graphics and unparalleled gameplay mechanics.”