Awards

2016 Apple Design Award winners: Streaks, djay Pro, Lara Croft GO, and more

Following its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple held a smaller event to announce the winners of its Apple Design Awards. This is an annual undertaking for the company, and the awards are highly coveted by developers.

Apple grants the awards to high quality apps and games, with unique and compelling designs that set them apart from other offerings. Winners get featured in the App Store, a trophy, and an assortment of Apple products.

Apple wins Outdoor Lions Grand Prix at Cannes for ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign

Apple picked up the top prize in the Outdoor Lions category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this week for its recent “Shot on iPhone 6” ad campaign. The annual event, often referred to as the world’s biggest ad festival, features thousands of ads from around the world to be showcased and judged.

The win marks the second Cannes Grand Prix award in three years for Apple and its longtime advertising partner TBWA\Media Art Lab. Additionally, the duo also picked up five Gold Lions awards for specific posters from the “Shot on iPhone 6” campaign, which showcases photographs shot using Apple’s latest handset.

CNN names Tim Cook ‘CEO of the Year’

Time Warner’s Cable News Network (or CNN) has named Tim Cook its “CEO of the Year” for 2014. Cook finished ahead of several other high profile chief executives including Meg Whitman of HP, T-Mobile’s John Legere and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.

CNN justifies its picking of Tim Cook for the prestigious honor by pointing to his company’s stock performance this year. “Apple is the apple of Wall Street’s eye again” the outlet says, noting that shares of AAPL are up 40% in 2014 an near all-time highs.

San Francisco museum to honor Jony Ive with lifetime achievement award

According to a new report by MediaBistro, Jony Ive will be presented with this year’s Bay Area Treasure Award on October 30. The award is granted annually by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in recognition of artists and creative leaders who have redefined visual art.

Ive will be the 15th recipient of the award, joining the likes of Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas and famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. And he’s being honored for his long history of designing innovative products for Apple, which include the iMac, iPhone and iPad…

ABC to live stream the Oscars via its iOS ‘Watch’ app this Sunday

ABC has said that it is going to stream the complete Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday to mobile phones. The network has long offered highlights of the event on mobile, but this is the first time it’ll stream the event live.

The feed will be funneled through the ‘Watch ABC’ app, which means that if you have it installed on an iOS device and meet the requirements, you’ll be able to catch the show. Unfortunately, the requirements are pretty stringent…

Steve Jobs to appear on commemorative postage stamp next year

The United States Postal Service approved a number of stamps today that will be printed as part of a collectible series next year. The subjects of these stamps include Nintendo’s Mario character, The Beatles’ John Lennon and yes, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
While any member of the public can nominate someone to appear on a postage stamp, an advisory committee must review and then select those that go into production based on subjects that are “contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting and educational.”