This week, popular password management app LastPass issued a security warning; a fake app with a similar logo and name was live on the Apple Store. Aside from collecting user information and acting as a data decoy, “The LassPass Password Manger” was poised to take cash.
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A pair of limited edition Apple sneakers are now available via Sotheby’s for $50,000. Originally, the rare shoes were a giveaway at a National Sales Conference in the 90s. Never for public sale, the Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers were custom-made for Apple employees.
Apple Vision Pro officially released its Developer Kit today. The AR/VR headset is considered Apple’s very first foray into “spatial computing.” Users will be able to function in digital and mixed reality with just hand and eye gestures. No buttons, keyboards or heavy hardware. The goal is to create an immersive digital experience.
The iPhone 15 series is expected to be unveiled in September. But until Apple’s official showcase, rumors of what the new iPhone will feature have been leaking everywhere online. Developers, beta testers, tech journalists, and Apple’s partnering manufacturers have all been dropping hints. Even though we officially won’t see the latest iPhone until about six months from now; we’ve rounded up our favorite predictions below.
Netflix Games has officially launched on iOS and iPad. Are you playing? Through its app, the streaming giant offers five games at no additional cost. Today’s announcement comes a week after first dropping on Android devices. Only two of the games are related to a Netflix show (Stranger Things). After the global success of Squid Game in September (and past experiments with actual gaming), rumors of Netflix launching a gaming vertical became more amplified.
Next week, Apple will launch its biggest event of the year; “California streaming.” The virtual presentation will take place from the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Media reps or outlets will not be attending. Like last year’s presentation, product launches are believed to be pre-taped segments. The entire event can be viewed from the company’s site, YouTube or the Apple TV app.
Apple has invented a device that lets users move objects in virtual and mixed realities. According to the application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple calls the invention a “Computer Systems with Finger Devices.”