Major General Nick Justice and several members of his staff traveled to Cupertino this month to discuss using Apple’s solutions in the field.
Major General Justice leads the US Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Command. He wants to abandon some proprietary Army systems in favour of consumer products, including Apple mobile products. Continue reading →
We’ve talked before about Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV. Tim Cook even characterised the product as that once again during a recent analysts call – but we suspect Cupertino’s being cunning once again, and one day the Apple TV will morph into something completely different – a games console.
At least one games industry analyst agrees (video below) and it really isn’t a massive stretch right now to imagine how such a step could take place:
First, use an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch as the game controller(s);
Leading US publisher, Conde Nast, takes Apple’s iPad extremely seriously and intends releasing not one but five magazines in a format ready for the “magical” device, the New York Times explains.
The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, the company will announce today. GQ’s iPad version will be ready in April, while Vanity Fair and Wired will take space on your iPad in June, with the remaining two titles set to reach the platform this summer.
Well our American cousins have been investing in the next, best iteration of OS X since this weekend. Now Amazon UK has opened for business selling the software for pre-order, (price, mysteriously, not avail. on Amazon’s site, or Apple’s – please guys, give Britain a day off from feeling ripped-off, is tough times here, after all..)
Apple has confirmed 300 million application downloads through its App Store since launch on July 11, 2008.
The five month achievement is noted within a pair of iPhone ads published Friday in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The company also confirmed that in excess of 10,000 applications are now available through the App Store.
The two ads name a range of available applications for the device, including: Facebook; Bank of America; Urbanspoon; Shazam; Asphalt 4; eBay; APMobile News; Bloomberg; Mandarin; Remote’ Sudoku; Flight Status; Loopt; Spore; QuickVoice and AIM.
We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.
For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.