Download your WWDC 2014 wallpapers here

By Jim Gresham on Apr 3, 2014

Earlier today, Apple announced via a press release its annual developer conference will be held Monday, June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Each conference and media event Apple holds, a cleverly designed artwork is released along with the announcement. Merely hours later, many fans and graphic artists take their own visions and create iOS wallpapers to celebrate the occasion. Inside this post, find various forms of the WWDC 2014 wallpapers, prepped and ready for your Lock or Home screen… Read More


Apple confirms WWDC 2014 kicking off June 2

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 3, 2014

Apple on Thursday confirmed via a press release that its annual summer pilgrimage for developers, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), will be kicking off on Monday, June 2, at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

The five-day conference will focus on “the future of iOS and OS X,”, indicating that Apple will give us a preview of iOS 8 and the next iteration of its desktop operating system for Macs, OS X.

There will be more than a hundred technical sessions and over a thousand Apple engineers will be available to registered developers to help them integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps.

Apple will also hold its traditional Apple Design Awards to showcase the best apps from the past year and of course hold the keynote on the first day to update us on latest business metrics and hopefully announce “exciting new products” CEO Tim Cook has been teasing for months now… Read More


WWDC 2013 session videos surface on YouTube

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2013

Apple’s registered developers who have downloaded an updated version of the official WWDC app have been able to stream this year’s session videos the day they were made. Developers can alternatively access an archive of WWDC 2013 session videos through both the app and Apple’s official portal for developers.

It looks like Apple has now published those clips on YouTube for everyone to watch, or so it seems. It was unclear at post time whether the iPhone maker actually operates a brand new account seemingly created for the purpose of hosting these NDA clips… Read More


Apple posts video of WWDC keynote to YouTube

By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2013

Apple finally posted this year’s WWDC keynote to its YouTube channel tonight. The media event, which has been one of the most talked about in recent memory, saw Tim Cook and company show off updated Mac hardware, a new version of OS X, and the biggest update to their mobile platform since its inception with iOS 7.

Most people prefer YouTube over any other video delivery service because of its versatility. So if streaming the keynote through Apple’s website isn’t your thing, and you don’t feel like watching it on your Apple TV, you’ll be happy to hear you can now watch the presentation from virtually any desktop or mobile device via YouTube… Read More


Let’s Talk Jailbreak 15: WWDC hangover

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 18, 2013

WWDC 2013 is officially finished, and we think it’s safe to say that we’re all a bit hungover from all of the news and activity. In this episode, we, of course, talk about iOS 7, but we also discuss some of the more prominent jailbreak tweaks from the last week. Releases like Auxo for iPad, Overview, and iOS 7 Control Toggle Icons take the floor in this latest back to basics episode.

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Let’s Talk Jailbreak 14: WWDC chitchat

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 11, 2013

It’s WWDC week, and that can only mean one thing: iOS 7! Hence, today is a special episode, as we focus on the new features announced for iOS 7 via Apple’s WWDC keynote. In addition, we discuss the various apps and tweak ideas that Apple borrowed from the jailbreak community. We also talk OS X Mavericks, and Sebastien gives Jeff a timely lesson in surfing.

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WWDC 2013 keynote now available for download through iTunes

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2013

Shortly following its live-streamed WWDC keynote talk yesterday, Apple has posted a streamable replay to their home page.

I like to keep those keynotes handy for offline viewing, but saving a video stream to a computer is unfortunately a mess which involves too much trickery without guarantees for success.

Luckily, Apple has catered to the archivist in us by making the entire presentation available for download through iTunes… Read More


The 2013 Apple Design Award winners announced

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2013

Shortly after Tim Cook wrapped up Apple’s big keynote yesterday, developers and other WWDC attendees made their way over to another popular event: the 2013 Apple Design Award show.

Every year, Apple hands out awards to outstanding iOS and OS X apps based on a number of factors like design, and innovation. And the winners of this year’s prestigious Design Awards are… Read More


Everything you need to know about Apple’s WWDC keynote

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

Well, that’s all folks. Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC keynote has come, and gone. All announcements have been made, all new software and products have been unveiled, and now the day is coming to a close.

A lot has happened in the last 10 hours, with a new version of Mac OS X, iOS and new Macs all making an appearance during today’s event. And we understand that it might have been difficult to keep track of it all, so we’ve put together this awesome roundup of everything important that happened today… Read More


Apple makes Bing Siri’s default search engine

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

“The enemy of my enemy, is my friend.” That proverb seems fitting for the new Bing partnership Apple announced today, which sees Microsoft’s lackluster search engine tapped as the default search engine for the snarky digital assistant Siri.

The entire audience went silent during the keynote this morning, as Apple’s SVP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue announced that new in iOS 7, Siri will be able to respond to queries with integrated Bing web search results… Read More


Poll: do you like iOS 7 face-lift?

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2013

With the first iOS 7 beta now available to Apple’s registered developers, Twitter is on fire with both praises and complaints from those who have downloaded and installed the software to their devices. At first blush, a lot of people seem to dislike the redesigned home screen icons – and I bet some folks will actually miss skeuomorphism in iOS 7.

Those who do love the new iOS 7 look tend to be equally passionate about the subject. We knew changes in iOS 7 would be polarizing and I’m still bipolar about it.

That being said, today we’re asking you to participate in our little non-scientific poll and vote on the subject of iOS 7 redesign. Please disregard iOS 7 features, this poll is strictly focused on finding out whether or not iOS 7 is aesthetically pleasing to your eye… Read More


24 iOS 7 features Apple didn’t talk about today

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

Apple showed off a lot of cool new features in iOS 7 this morning. There’s the anti-theft measure, called Activation Lock, and ‘iOS in the Car,’ which lets users mirror their iPhone screens on in-car displays. And don’t forget about the new iTunes Radio.

But there’s also a lot of stuff in iOS 7 that Apple didn’t talk about today, due to time limitations and other restrictions. And looking at this slide behind Tim Cook at the end of the keynote, there’s at least 24 features that weren’t mentioned today… Read More


OS X Mavericks has native LinkedIn sharing, but what about iOS 7?

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2013

Apple has shared a bunch of software-focused updates during today’s WWDC keynote, but only briefly touched on a few topics dear to my heart, due to time constraints. Among them: native LinkedIn sharing. As you know, OS X Mountain Lion already incorporates single sign-on for Facebook and Twitter. Truth be told, the company did make a passing mention of LinkedIn integration during the keynote’s Safari segment and it would only seem natural that it will be bringing that capability to iOS 7 in the betas preceding a Fall release… Read More


Calendar app updated in OS X Mavericks with a fresh new look and new features

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

As we continue to sift through the mounds of new information Apple dropped on us today, one of the announcements that got lost in the shuffle is the new Calendar app in OS X Mavericks. The desktop OS didn’t get quite the makeover that iOS did, but Calendar looks and acts completely different than its predecessor… Read More


You can now watch the full WWDC 2013 keynote

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

Folks who missed Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has just posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously, you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB. But if you have the time, the video is definitely worth watching… Read More


Watch the iOS 7 intro video here

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013

About halfway through Apple’s keynote today, Craig Federighi brought Tim Cook back up onstage for one of the biggest reveals in the company’s history. It was the moment everyone had been waiting for: the preview of Apple’s biggest iOS refresh to date, iOS 7.

Rather than jump right into listing new features and improvements, Apple chose to introduce the new software with a hardware-like introduction video featuring Jony Ive talking against a white background. And in case you missed it, Apple just posted it online… Read More


iOS 7 to allow FaceTime audio calls

By Sébastien Page on Jun 10, 2013

Ask and you shall receive.

This is what I thought when I found out that iOS 7 will have a new feature which will let you perform audio calls via FaceTime. It was only two weeks ago that I publicly asked for this new feature and it’s is now a reality. Did Apple hear me? Probably not, but it’s good to know this is coming to an iOS device near you soon.

Dubbed as FaceTime audio, it’s not hard to imagine this feature being a direct competitor to Skype… Read More


New ad: ‘Designed by Apple in California’

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2013

Apple executives on several occasions during the just-finished WWDC keynote made note of both the fact that the new Mac Pro is being built in the United States and that the redesigned iOS 7 software and other apps are being conceived, designed and implemented by its team of engineers in California.

In fact, Apple’s been proudly putting stickers on its products saying ‘Designed by Apple in California’ for years and has now even made a compelling new ad which focuses in its California design roots… Read More


Apple announces iTunes Radio, coming this Fall

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2013

Ending months of speculation, Apple here at WWDC talked about its Pandora-like service, dubbed by the press iRadio. The company is actually calling it iTunes Radio and pitches it as a free Internet radio service that features over 200 stations and “an incredible catalog of music” from the iTunes Store. Built right into a redesigned Music app in iOS 7, iTunes Radio streams music for free, in exchange for ads.

The new service also gives you access to “first listen” premieres from top selling artists and other exclusives. Tim Cook called it “the best way to discover new music.” Here’s your fine print… Read More


iOS 7 availability and the devices that will be supported

By Sébastien Page on Jun 10, 2013

Although the beta version of iOS 7 is already available to registered developers, it was announced today that the public version won’t be available until this Fall, presumably around the same time the new iPhone will be released.

The question that might come to your mind is “will my device be supported?” Chances are it will… Read More

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