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June, A Countertop Smart Oven, Launches With A $1,495 Price Tag

june oven matt van horn What happens when you put a bunch of people who have worked at Apple, GoPro, Path, Google, and so on, in a room and ask them to design an oven? The answer, apparently, is June: a countertop smart oven that will cost around $1,495 and ship next spring. It’s about the size of a microwave and designed to operate more like a smart device than a typical oven. It sits on your counter and… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

June 9th

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Apple seeks Evangelist to promote third-party Apple Watch app development

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Apple wants the third-party app marketplace for the upcoming Apple Watch to be a hit just like on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Apple has begun seeking an “Apple Watch Evangelist,” according to a posting on its official jobs website. This evangelist position is specifically designed to work with third-party application developers and promote development for the upcoming Apple Watch platform:

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As a member of Apple’s Technology Evangelism team you’ll work closely with 3rd party developers to help them build platform differentiating, next generation apps for iOS, with a primary focus on Apple Watch apps. You’ll use your app development know-how and experience to communicate app architecture, design, and programming best-practices. You’ll work closely with Apple’s engineering and marketing organizations on new technologies and frameworks, and enhancements to existing ones. You’ll help to define technical sessions for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference as well as seasonal Tech Talks and other developer facing workshops and events.

The Apple Watch will integrate with existing iPhone App Store applications for notifications, and fully-optimized applications will be able to be developed via the upcoming WatchKit platform. Apple said last month that WatchKit will become available for application developers in November. Sources say that Apple has already provided the WatchKit SDK to companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Path.

Here are the Apple Watch Evangelist’s responsibilities, according to the job listing:

  • Technical liaison between Apple and 3rd party developers for vital app development frameworks, focused on UIKit, Watch Kit, and additional Cocoa Touch frameworks as needed.
  • Help 3rd party iOS developers adopt and understand key app development frameworks, techniques, and best practices.
  • Help 3rd party developers “cross the finish line” and get last minute technical issues resolved or escalated within Apple and prepare for special events and new products.
  • Identify and report technology adoption progress, trends, and issues faced by 3rd party iOS developers.
  • Work closely with Apple engineering teams to deliver and enhance APIs to make 3rd party iOS developers successful.
  • Oversee the creation and delivery of technical videos, sample code, and sessions at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference, iOS Tech Talks. and other developer events.
  • Guide 3rd party developers in the analysis of their app’s code quality, technology usage, design, and performance.
The job listing indicates that the Apple Watch evangelist will work on technical sessions and presentations for conferences such as the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Just like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac have dedicated sessions at WWDC, it is likely that Apple Watch applications will come into focus at the 2015 version of the event. According to Apple’s website, applications from developers like MLB, Pinterest, SPG Hotels, and Lutron are already in development. Apple earlier tapped former iPod and iPhone marketing executive Stan Ng as its Vice President of Marketing for the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch will launch in the early 2015/spring 2015 timeframe, according to Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts.


Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: App Store, Apple watch, Development, Evangelist, Facebook, Glances, iPad, iPhone, MLB.com, notifications, Path, Pinterest, SDK, Stan Ng, Twitter, WatchKit

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Mark Gurman

November 3rd

Apple

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Report: Facebook Prepping New App for Private Sharing Called “Moments”

Report: Facebook Prepping New App for Private Sharing Called "Moments"

Facebook is reportedly testing an app codenamed "Moments" so people can share posts with a smaller circle of friends.

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Kate Knibbs

September 17th

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Ping Redux: Apple Is Reportedly Buying Social Network Path

Ping Redux: Apple Is Reportedly Buying Social Network Path

Let's face it: Apple sucks at social . Path, the former "private" social network with not many users sucks at social too. Now, Apple is reportedly buying Path. It all makes so much sense.

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Pranav Dixit

September 10th

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Apple rumored to be in acquisition talks with Path for another attempt at social networking

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Apple tried to get social with the iTunes Ping network in 2010. Things didn’t work out so well. (Image via Wired)

Apple and social networking don’t have such a great history, but the Cupertino tech firm is ready to give it another go, if new rumors regarding a potential acquisition of the Path social app are true. According to PandoDaily, Apple is already in talks with the mobile social network and the merger is “essentially a done deal.”

Path, for the uninitiated, is a mobile-only social networking app launched in 2010 that features photo sharing, private messaging, and other features you’d expect from a basic social service. It isn’t as widely popular as something like Facebook or Twitter, but it’s estimated to have somewhere around 25 million users and could provide Apple with a decent platform to create its own network.

You may remember Path as the app that sparked a serious discussion about mobile app permissions and contributed greatly to the creation of the current iOS privacy settings when it was discovered that the software was uploading users’ entire address books to the network (and storing them there) without asking for permission.

According to Pando, the network as it stands would likely remain wholly intact and could be integrated into Apple’s Messages app. For what it’s worth, Path co-founder and CEO David Morin was reportedly spotted sitting on the front row of today’s Apple media event alongside the company’s executives.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: acquisition, iOS, Path

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Mike Beasley

September 10th

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Path social networking app finally updated to version 3.4 with new design for iOS 7

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Path, one of the last major social apps still holding out on an iOS 7  update, has finally been updated with a new design as well as a set of new preferences and features.

The app’s settings have been reorganized to simplify certain actions, as noted on the development blog:

In Settings, you will find that we’ve simplified the more detailed controls into Account, Notifications and Sharing sections. In Account, you’ll be able to update your profile photo, cover photo, email and other personal information. In Notifications, you’ll be able to manage notifications for your Inner Circle and your Friends. In Sharing you can manage all of the networks you can post to from Path.

The shop that houses in-app purchases for sticker packs and premium account upgrades has also gotten an overhaul and now presents everything in a simpler interface. A new “purchased” tab like the one found in the iOS version of iTunes and the App Store allows users to revisit their list of purchases.

Path 3.4 is available on the App Store for free.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: app, iOS 7, Path, release, software, update

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Mike Beasley

February 10th

Apple

Mac

Snapchat Now Has a 24-Hour Self-Destruct Timeline

Snapchat’s unique selling point has always been the fact that images and videos could be shared with one other person before—poof!—they went up in smoke. Now, though, the app is branching out, to provide a 24-hour timeline to share with friends.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 3rd

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A look at what some high-profile apps will look like when iOS 7 hits

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Mike Beasley

September 12th

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Mac

A look at what some high-profile apps will look like when iOS 7 hits

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Apple announced on Tuesday that iOS 7 will be publicly available on September 18th. The revamped OS moves completely away from the realistic designs of the past six generations, dropping almost all “artificial shadows” (as Apple SVP Craig Federighi called them), gloss, and even button borders. Instead, the Jony Ive-inspired interface features an entirely rethought design language that focuses heavily on large icons, lightweight fonts, whitespace, transparency, and conservative use of color.

We previously took a look at what some of Apple’s own in-house apps could look like when redesigned for iOS 7. During Apple’s September 10th event, Federighi flashed up a slide displaying the upcoming iOS 7 updates for many third-party applications. None of the apps were labeled, but we’ve tracked down names for most of them.

The apps featured are:

There are also three apps we haven’t been able to identify. If you happen to know what those three are, drop us a note in the comments and let us know.

Some of the above apps feature only minor changes. The Twitter header has been flattened, Mint’s header has changed to white, and Facebook’s header has been flattened and its tab bar (which only some users are seeing as part of an A/B test) has been changed to white. Other than that, those apps remain largely the same.

Other apps have seen a more dramatic overhaul. NBC’s home page has been revamped, and 500px appears to have been redesigned almost from scratch with a brand new color scheme. OpenTable also looks like it has been entirely redone.

Thanks to everyone who helped us track down the names of the apps in the photo above.

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Mike Beasley

September 12th

Apple

Mac

Path Now Has a Premium Version–But Who Will Pay For It?

Path Now Has a Premium Version--But Who Will Pay For It?

Path has today introduced a premium, pay-for service. Path 3.2 for Android and iOS now allows users unlimited access to the network’s stickers, camera filters and all manner of other things for a monthly or annual fee.

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Jamie Condliffe

September 5th

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