Posts tagged “Mac OS X”
Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.
If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update for mobile devices. There's also new functionality to make Macs act more like iPhones.
Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.
Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.
The historic American Tobacco Historic District in Durham is embracing energy efficiency as part of a collaborative project with Duke Energy and Durham-based Cree, a global leader in energy saving LED lighting technology.
After scorning Apple's operating system for years, Cary-based Epic Games fully embraced iOS with its Infinity Blade series. And Epic's ChAIR Entertainment studio remains an apple in the big Mac's eye, unveiling the third edition of the Blade series on stage at Apple's big media event Tuesday.
Yang Yuanqing has taken Lenovo to the No. 1 spot among PC sellers worldwide and has lofty aims for smartphones and tablets as well in what he calls the "PC Plus" era of Internet-connected devices. His global vision earns him a nod of respect from the distinguished Brookings Institute.
"The title is a groundbreaking visual feast that shows that it is possible to make high-end games with rich 3-D graphics on the Apple platforms," writes VentureBeat reviewer.
The Cary-based videogame developer and its ChAIR subsidiary will unveil the new 3-D role playing game for Apple mobile devices in time for holidays.
Adobe, Java, other developers could benefit. In a statement issued early Thursday, Apple said it has “listened to our developers” and is “relaxing all restrictions” on apps as long as they “do not download any code.”
“I really believed that this cool new device would solve the world’s technology problems and reduce the number of electronic gadgets I had to carry around,” writes entrepreneur and university professor Vivek Wadhwa. He now says he was wrong.
Analysis: Apple is expected to make at least one product announcement on Tuesday. Look for a ‘fix’ to Apple TV to make it a bigger part of Apple’s ‘digital hub’ strategy.