working on a 4K "Ultra HD" TV to be released in late 2013 or early 2014. Their sources come from unverified upstream supply chain sources, who say Apple's TV will support internet connectivity (of course), and feature voice and motion control. I know this rumour comes from Digitimes, but wait a second — consider the possibility that Apple aren't ordering high-resolution panels for a 4K TV, but for some other panel that needs high resolutions. Retina Cinema Display, anyone?
Apple is now hiring Maps Ground Truth Managers all over the world, not just in Australia. The Apple Jobs page now lists the same position for various locales, including the US, the Americas, Western Europe, Japan, Middle East and Africa, and more. As this position is specifically listed as a managerial position, it's expected candidates will be heading up teams of maps ground truth specialists.
A new data center in Reno, Nevada, is ready to go online. It was thought that the iCloud facility in Reno was just in the initial planning stages, but now AppleInsider has discovered it is just days away from going online.
Amidst all the "iCloud sucks" shouting that's going on is Matthew Panzarino, who says it's important to remember that iCloud is actually made up of two parts: the part that users see, and the part the developers interact with. He points out it's the iCloud developer APIs that are hard to work with, APIs such as Core Data which interact with a huge number of other systems behind the scenes.
The recent Twitterrific update brings push notifications to a great Twitter client, and they're rolling it out on a first-come, first-served basis. Their push notification beta works a little Tweetbot's push notification rollout did, with a staged rollout to ensure they can scale their back-end to handle a large number of users.
An article on Mac AppStorm puts forward the idea that OS X needs a built-in translator. The language support is there, and there are a number of ways to integrate it within current apps such as Dictionary, so why not? One possible reason why not: language translation is hard for computers, and sometimes, the nuances of language are lost. Still, a decent enough idea, just one that has a few pitfalls.
With all the noise saying Apple are going to release a smartwatch and the resulting "me too" responses from their competitors, doesn't all of this seem familiar? We've actually seen this before, and it was the launch of the original tablet — that's the iPad, for those of you playing along at home — that allowed us to see a similar story to the one that's unfolding now.
Not everyone carries an Apple QuickTake camera with them every day. But, if you did in 1996, you might have gotten shots of the night Steve Jobs returned to Apple, like Tim Holmes did.
An impressive Notification Center and iOS "Dashboard" concept from designer Geison Silva. People have been asking for widgets in iOS ever since Android popularised them, and maybe, just maybe, an iOS Dashboard is the perfect thing for it.
The Somersby Store by Somersby Cider seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen, but it's good for a laugh.
Built-in translation is an awesome idea. 10.9, let's make this happen.
Great news column yet again, thanks Benny