Apple is said to have a handful of announcement planned for WWDC, and they may involve today’s rumors. Meanwhile, Google continues buying companies.
Apple is rumored to enter a new market with the release of a rumored iPad Pro, a tablet that is said to come with a 12.9-inch display. We haven’t heard much else, but a new rumor says the device will incorporate Apple’s latest technology… and a bit more.
For starters, it’s said to come with Force Touch technology integrated. This is the same tech that powers the new MacBook’s trackpad, and it allows the computer to recognize with how much force you are touching the product. This could enable new actions that were impossible before.
It’s also said the iPad Pro will come with an NFC chip, allowing for Apple Pay transactions, and possibly accessory pairing. The last bit is what has us going nuts. Though Steve Jobs once said “If you see a stylus, they blew it”, Apple may just be ready to… blow it. Internal sources indicate Apple is working on a pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus for this specific device.
Opinion: 10-inch tablets are already too large. I really can’t see myself using a 13-inch iPad. It does look like they are packing quite a bit of tech in there, though.
Is the current Apple TV remote a little too simple for you? That is what made it so awesome, but as the smart TV box becomes more complex, so should the remote. New York Times sources swear Apple is planning to unleash a new remote for its new Apple TV, and it will even have a touch pad.
It’s said this touch pad will be used mostly for scrolling. It should work with a couple other buttons and will be a bit thicker than the current Apple TV remote.
Opinion: Is touch really the right move for Apple TV? I mean, true TV enthusiasts keep buying remotes with actual buttons for a reason. Nothing compares to the simplicity and tactile feedback real buttons offer.
Google Calendar works great, but there’s no denying it could be smarter. What if Google Calendar could learn from your schedule, habits and events? What if it could tell you when the right time to take on your to-do entries is? That is exactly what could be in the works.
Google has acquires Timeful, an iOS app that was famous for helping you organize your calendar events and tasks in said manner. The startup is now part of Google’s team, so let’s stay tuned and see how this app improves the Google experience.
Opinion: Now, we are not sure yet whether this app’s functionality will come to Google Calendar. Really, though – is Google buying a calendar app just to have two competing apps of its own? Nah!