Apple today announced that its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on Monday, June 4 and will last through Friday, June 8 with the conference to be held once again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Developers can register to attend starting today, and Apple says registration will be open until Thursday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As is typical, Apple will be selecting WWDC attendees using a lottery system due to the popularity of the conference.
Tickets will be priced at $1,599, and only developers who win Apple’s ticket lottery will be able to purchase a WWDC ticket. To enter the lottery, [...]
Apple will open a retail store in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Saturday, February 24 according to a new webpage for the store published recently on Apple’s site.
The new three-story Vienna Apple Store is located on Kärntner Straße, a famous shopping street in central Vienna, and for the last several months, Apple has been renovating the location.
Kärntner Straße is near Stephansplatz, a square located at the center of Vienna that’s home to the Stephansdom cathedral, which is known as one of the tallest churches in the world. The street is home to dozens of well-known retailers, like H&M, Forever 21, Zara, and more.
Siri has been updated with additional sports information, allowing the personal assistant to provide details about a range of tennis and golf events. Siri’s new knowledge has been introduced just ahead of the Australian Open, which is set to kick off this weekend, and it joins other sports data Siri offers for baseball, basketball, hockey, and football.
As noted by 9to5Mac, Siri can provide information on both upcoming tournaments and past events from recent years, along with details on player backgrounds and statistics.
For tennis, the personal assistant can answer queries about the ATP world tour and the Women’s Tennis Association, offering up data [...]
Apple recently joined the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member, according to an updated member list first noticed by CNET.
The Alliance for Open Media, according to its website, was formed to „define and develop media codecs, media formats, and related technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web.“
The Alliance is developing a royalty-free video codec known as AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is designed to compress video before it’s stored or sent over a network. Apple’s move to join the Alliance for Open Media is notable because implementing such technology requires it [...]