March 14, 2014 |
Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for British users. However, the male voice was changed, to the displeasure of numerous users. VIDEO: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute Users who want to hear the difference between old British Siri, new male British Siri and female British Siri, can check out them out in this YouTube video . The change to male British Siri led one user to post a eulogy titled " In Loving Memory of British Siri " for the old version on the Apple sub-reddit.
September 3, 2013 |
Apple has sent out invitations for a press event next week at which it will very likely announce new iPhones, so if you want to sell your old device, now is the time to do it. The Cupertino tech giant will hold its event on Sept. 10, and some reports say the new iPhones could go on sale as early as Sept. 20. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5S, a successor to the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 5C, a low-cost version of the phone that is expected to have a plastic shell and come in numerous color options.
September 10, 2011 |
In early June, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made what amounted to an extended architectural sales pitch when he appeared before the City Council in Cupertino to present the details of a planned new headquarters for the company he co-founded in 1976. Jobs showed renderings of a sleek, glimmering building, ring-shaped and four stories high, set gently into a lush green landscape. The members of the council found the pitch persuasive, to say the least. ("The word 'spectacular' would be an understatement," one said.)
June 7, 2013 |
A couple of years ago, when Steve Jobs appeared before the Cupertino, Calif., City Council to discuss Apple's proposed new campus, he mentioned that the company had even hired a "senior arborist" from Stanford . Since then, the identity of that arborist has remained a mystery. But no more. Meet Dave Muffly, Apple's arborist and tree whisperer. Muffly is a well-known figure in the Silicon Valley tree community. Several folks I contacted were surprised that his identity had remained a secret for so long.
October 18, 2013 |
Apple and the city of Cupertino, Calif., took a moment to catch their breath this week after a 2.5-year process culminated in the unanimous approval of the company's new headquarters. But they're only pausing for a moment. Because now comes the really hard part: Building Apple Campus 2. WATCH: 5 videos to introduce new Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts "We can't wait to get our people closer together," said Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer this week at a press conference.
November 21, 2012 |
Cupertino, we have a problem. Apple's spaceship-like headquarters will likely not open its doors before mid-2016. That's because earlier this month, the tech company submitted an updated version of its proposal to the City of Cupertino. The company, which hoped to break ground on the new campus sometime this year, will likely not begin work on the proposed facility until at least 2013, according to a report by Bloomberg . “They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,” David Brandt, Cupertino's city manager, said, according to Bloomberg.