Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives introduced a slew of updates at the WWDC 2014 keynote on Monday.Among the standouts were iOS 8, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, HealthKit and a new programming language called Swift. “iOS 8 offers simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard and an entirely new Health app,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple and secure experience.”
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2014) takes place June 2-6 in San Francisco, where 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers will gather. “And life will be different as a result,” says the WWDC site. WWDC has long been the place to be if you want to get an early glimpse at the future of iOS and OS X, and already iTunes chief Eddy Cue has teased that Apple’s product lineup this year is the best one that it’s had in over two decades. Apple has multiple products on the horizon in 2014, but it appears that many will not be
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2014 third quarter: revenue between $36 billion and $38 billion
Facebook has updated Messenger app for iOS with the ability to make free calls all over the world, over WiFi or your cellular data connection. The Messenger app already had Voice Calls built in since quite some time, but the feature was available in a select set of countries like Canada and the US. With version 4.1, Facebook has rolled out this feature to all countries: Free Calls: Talk as long as you want and stay in touch wherever you are. (Calls are free over Wi-Fi. Otherwise, standard data charges apply). There are a number of services that let you
Apple sent notification to developers to book the tickets for WWDC 14. The most waited event of the year will held in San Francisco from june 2 to 6th. Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is the one of the most awaited event for the apple customers and developers. Every one is eager to see what’s Apple is going to unveil in WWDC. As we all know the usual pattern for the Apple is to announce the softwares and upgrades in WWDC. We may see the new hardware announcements like iWatch or iTV or Macbook Air with retina display. There are several
Potential uses of Apple frameworks/services are building up rapidly . FireChat, a new iOS app released this week, lets you chat with people nearby without the need for internet. For connecting two devices, the app uses a new iOS 7 technology called Multipeer Connectivity Framework instead. The Multipeer Connectivity Framework lets apps communicate with other devices using infrastructure such as Wi-Fi networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth personal area networks. While these technologies are short ranged, their range can be extended if there are a chain of users, with each user being close enough to just one other user, so there’s
Apple has recently announced that, starting from February 1st, all iOS apps and updates need to work seamlessly with iOS 7.Starting February 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and must be optimized for iOS 7. In technical terms, now all the apps submitted to the App Store need to be built with iOS 7 SDK and Xcode 5.x or later. Anything that does not conform to these terms will be rejected. Does this mean that my app won’t work on older versions of iOS? No.