Apple’s iTunes is putting its own stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event hosted by the city of Austin with a five-night music festival all its own.
Among the must-see technology conventions to visit are the Cloud Expo in New York, E3 2014 in Los Angeles, MacWorld/iWorld and Dreamforce in San Francisco and South by Southwest in Austin.
Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter on her iPhone, all taken by the child herself. “Sideways, of the corner of her eye, her eyebrow,” Koskie said.
Kids snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, all while bills mounted. Now, Apple has agreed to refund the money.
Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as “Minecraft,” ”Angry Birds Star Wars” and “Sleep Cycle” alarm clock.
Apple started taking orders for its high-end Mac Pro desktop computer on Thursday. The cylinder-shaped machine is being assembled in Austin, and starts at $2,999.
The new Mini is the first version of the smaller iPad to feature a high-resolution display that Apple calls Retina.
When Apple came out with a smaller iPad last year, the original version suddenly seemed heavy and bulky. The iPad Mini fit more easily in pockets and bags.
Computerized wristwatches that display message alerts and weather updates are abound this holiday season. Consumer electronics companies are trying to persuade you to add these smartwatches to your shopping lists.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next week to announce new products — likely updated iPads.
Wearable technologies have long been a sideshow to mainstream laptop and smartphones, but, this year, Google’s glasses and rumors of Apple’s iWatch are popularizing the field.