April 26, 1996: Apple’s eagerly anticipated, but much delayed, Copland operating system for Mac suffers a fatal blow when the senior VP in charge of the project leaves the company.
David C. Nagel, Apple’s chief technologist, previously promised Mac OS Copland would ship to users by mid-1996 at the latest. With that deadline no longer appearing accurate, he leaves Apple for a job running AT&T Laboratories.
It’s yet another sign that Apple’s top-to-bottom operating system upgrade is in major trouble.
Rather than loads of glass and steel, the crowning architectural achievement of Apple’s new Dubai store is its motorized carbon fiber windows. Apple revealed the store’s “Solar Wings” today, and they’re one of the coolest features we’ve ever seen.
The automated system is designed to minimize air conditioning usage in the United Arab Emirates store, but the most impressive feature is the way the system opens and closes. Prepare to be mesmerized!
If Apple has its way in the field of artificial intelligence, robots and algorithms won’t just be used to replace you at work, they could help fix your brain too.
Apple executive and Siri co-creator, Tom Gruber, laid out a different vision for artificial intelligence today while speaking at the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Canada. During his remarks, Gruber told the crowd how he thinks AI could become more helpful than harmful.
Need a home security camera that’s super-simple to set up? Look no further than the Reolink Argus — the world’s first completely wireless camera. It’s battery-powered, streams 1080p video over Wi-Fi, and has built-in night vision.
It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got an iPad screen protector that feels like real paper, a ZX Spectrum reborn, a watch made of paper, and more!
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a response from Powermat Technlogies.
One of the most heavily rumored features of the next iPhone was seemingly confirmed by a wireless charging accessory maker before being quickly disavowed. In a press release sent out today for something not even related to Apple, Powermat Technologies CEO Elad Dubzinski claimed wireless charging would become a “standard feature” in the 2017 iPhone lineup.
When contacted by Cult of Mac, Powermat said, basically, that the company doesn’t know what it’s talking about. “It’s all speculation at this point,” a Powermat rep said. “We have no inside information. Sorry to mislead.”
If you’re new to iPhone, or you’ve recently upgraded to a new model, you might be wondering if you’re missing out on great apps. In this video, we’ll show you some of the terrific titles Cult of Mac video maker Ste Smith is using on his iPhone 7.
You’ll find apps for controlling your smart and home security devices, losing the weight you put on over Easter, keeping an eye on your data usage, and a lot more!