Vine app for iPhone now imports video from other apps

by Kenny Hemphill on 20 August 2014 in News

Vine, the hugely popular video sharing app which limits footage to six seconds and loops it, has been updated on the iPhone to allow video recorded in other apps to be edited and shared. Previously, the Twitter-owned Vine only allowed users to share video recorded within the app. This limitation, together with the six-second maximum [...]

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iTunes Festival: Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Adams, and Elbow confirmed

by Kenny Hemphill on 19 August 2014 in News

Apple has confirmed several more acts for its iTunes Festival next month. Among them are Paolo Nutuni, Jesse Ware, and Gregory Porter. Luke Sital-Singh will support Robert Plant, and Elbow, Ryan Adams, and Lenny Kravitz have also been added to the bill for the month-long Festival. The iTunes Festival runs from 1-30 September at London’s [...]

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Apple tipped to ship ‘reversible’ USB Lightning cable with iPhone 6

by Kenny Hemphill on 18 August 2014 in News

Rumours about the size, shape, and features of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, widely assumed to be unveiled next month, continue to appear faster than even we can read them. One of the more interesting, and plausible, however is that Apple is readying a Lightning cable with a USB connector which would fit into a USB slot [...]

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Apple goes public with supply chain ban on benzene and n-hexane

by Kenny Hemphill on 14 August 2014 in News

Apple has banned the use of two dangerous chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, from all of its suppliers manufacturing processes, according to it Regulated Substances Specification, published today. A letter from its environmental director, Lisa Jackson, which accompanied the Specification, explained: Recently, we received some questions about whether the chemicals benzene and n-hexane are used in [...]

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Amazon’s new card reader unlikely to launch in the UK anytime soon

by Kenny Hemphill on 13 August 2014 in News

Amazon unveiled its latest attempt to entice businesses into its ecosystem today with the launch of its long-awaited credit card reader and payments app. Businesses can use the card reader, connected to an iOS or Amazon device, or one of a handful of Android smartphones and tablets, and the Amazon Local Register app to take [...]

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Apple publishes employee diversity data; Cook ‘not satisfied’

by Kenny Hemphill on 12 August 2014 in News
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Apple has released data showing the gender and racial diversity of its employees. It reveals that 70% of Apple workers are men, while 55% are white. ‘Let me say up front: As CEO, I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some [...]

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