Mix: CastCatcher, Ferrari + iPod, Cook as CEO, Ocarina
Apple has rejected the latest version of iPhone developer return7’s CastCatcher Internet Radio application for using too much cellular bandwidth, according to a post on the developer’s blog. “CastCatcher Internet Radio cannot be posted to the App Store because it is transferring excessive volumes of data over the cellular network, which as outlined in the iPhone SDK Agreement section 3.3.15, is prohibited,” Apple said in its rejection correspondence. The developer notes that basically every competing Internet radio app also works over cellular connections, and that Apple has approved three prior versions of the CastCatcher application.
In celebration of its 16th Formula 1 Constructor’s championship, Ferrari has introduced a special performance version of its F430 Spider called the Scuderia Spider 16M. Notably, the new car—which is limited to 499 vehicles—features a special audio system featuring a removable iPod touch with a central in-dash dock. The Spider 16M is expected to sell for around $300,000 when it becomes available.
Fortune has posted a lengthy profile of Apple COO Tim Cook, investigating the possibility of Cook replacing Steve Jobs as Apple CEO when/if Jobs should decide to retire or otherwise leave the company. Through interviews with two dozen people who have dealt directly with Cook, the article explores his career through his time at Auburn University up through his current position as COO of Apple. The article suggests that Cook, a workaholic and lifelong bachelor, might not have the creative spark of Jobs, but could easily run the company with the aid of similarly creative and visionary partners.
Smule has released its new Ocarina application for the iPhone. Described as a musical instrument for the iPhone, the application lets users blow into the microphone to create music, while the notes and pitch are manipulated by on-screen buttons and vibrato rate and depth are controlled via the accelerometer. Like other Smule applications, Ocarina is a social application, allowing users to touch the globe icon to see and hear other Ocarina players throughout the world. The company has posted a YouTube video of users playing “Stairway To Heaven” as an example of the application in action. Ocarina sells for $1 and is available now from the App Store.
- Notes from Apple’s Q2 2015 earnings call
- Apple Q2 2015: Record $58B revenue, 61.1M iPhones, 12.6M iPads
- Apple releases second iOS 8.4 beta to developers
- Major hospital links HealthKit data to patient records
- Apple Pay adds Discover cards
- Apple enables iTunes donations for Nepal earthquake
- Apple’s third-generation Siri built on Mesos platform
- iLounge Weekly coming Monday, sign up now
- Apple Watch unboxing gallery posted
- FoneFox posts Apple Watch waterproof testing video
- Apple Watch
- Zagg Pocket Keyboard
- Adonit Jot Script 2
- Rokform Rokfolio Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- Parrot Bebop Drone
- Soen Audio Transit XS Wireless Speaker
- Divoom Voombox-party Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Scosche MagicMount XL Dash/Window
- Theo Power Jump + Power Jump Wireless for iPhone 6
- VERT Wearable Fitness Monitor
- Why can’t I see the iPad-style landscape view on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- Is there a point to having both iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Photo Stream enabled?
- Why can’t I set a longer passcode timeout on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- Can I turn off Message Read Receipts for only some users?
- How do I share one iCloud Photo Library within a family?
- Can I turn off the app icons that appear in the bottom corner on the lock screen?
- Why do I have two separate conversations with the same person in Messages?
- Can I transfer the existing version of an app to my new iPhone?
- How do I quickly erase all of the contacts on my old iPhone?
- How do I disassociate my phone number from iMessage?