Fortune has released their annual list of the world’s most-admired companies, and Apple has again topped the list, scoring the number one overall rank as well as a number one spot in the “Computers” category. Apple has held the top spot, perhaps unsurprisingly, for seven straight years.
In terms of simplicity and intuitiveness, iOS 7 is pretty darn good, but hidden beneath the gloss are a multitude of shortcuts and gestures that enable users and greatly enrich Apple’s mobile experience. Some amount to neat tricks while others are nearly indispensable once discovered.
Apple has filed papers this week to appeal a ruling from last year that found the company guilty of cooperating with others to fix ebook pricing. The formal appeal was filed with the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals and asks for one of two outcomes: that the initial ruling be overturned, or that a new a trial be granted.
A new bust of Steve Jobs will soon take up residence at Apple’s Cupertino campus. The unveiling of the piece created by Serbian artist Dragan Radenovic just so happened to coincide with what would have been the late Jobs’ 59th birthday this week.
While a fix a nasty SSL bug arrived for mobile devices almost immediately in the form of iOS 7.0.6, Mac users have had to nervously bide their time in waiting for an update to OS X Mavericks to address the issue. Today that update has arrived.
Apple isn’t one to participate in the big trade shows that other companies scamper to every year, instead choosing to host their own private events. That hasn’t stopped them from earning praise from their peers and industry experts.
With big changes expect to come to the iPhone in its next iteration, speculation has focused on the possibility that Apple could shift the phone’s launch from fall to as early as May or June. A financial briefing by Apple partner GT Advanced suggests such a change won’t be happening.
It seems as soon as Apple has squashed the last one a new research firm steps up to offer their own freshly discovered bug or hack that could send iPhone users into a tizzy. The latest is highlighted by FireEye and allows for the possibility that an app could log touch input and other actions even when running in the background.