Nightly Jun 03

  1. WWDC Special: Note: There are no new macs, no bigger screen iPhones nor iWatch. All the updates were on software and we should know that because this is the World Wide Developers Conference and developers are the audience.
  2. Apple: If you missed the Apple event this morning, The Verge has come up with a 10 minutes video covering all the gist of the keynote.
  3. Apple: Almost all the media coverage are on Apple’s WWDC. I filtered through all the articles and find that Lifehacker gives the most concise summary for all the new stuff on iOS 8. I love the new Photos app on iPhone and it does steals away a bit of limelight from Googleplus photos.
  4. Apple: From Lifehacker, everything you need to know about OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”.
  5. Facebook: Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network. The company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patent, to comply with the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa), which prohibits children under 13 from using online services that collect data without explicit “verifiable parental consent”.
  6. Google: Google has announced a new collection of frames and shades for Google Glass. The special collection were created in a collaboration with American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. There will be five new frames and eight new shades starting June 23 on Google Glass website. The special collection are also priced slightly higher at $1,620 ~ $1,725.
  7. Google: Google releases Android 4.4.3 factory images for Nexus devices.
  8. HTC: HTC will be releasing a polycarbonate shell aka plastic HTC One E8 in selected markets in early June. It is expected to come in a dual-SIM version and similar specs to HTC M8 except that E8 includes a 13-megapixel camera – as opposed to the M8’s dual-lens Ultrapixel snapper.
  9. Pixar: Pixar is an computer animation film studio that produces films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Harry Potter is giving away their 3D rendering software – RenderMan free for non-commercial use.
  10. Todolist: Todolist, a task management tool has launched their B2B product offering. For $3 per user, per month, you can create up to 80 active projects, have 200 active tasks and 50 collaborators per project, and the account administrator can add/remove team members from a central dashboard.
  11. Sony: Sony has introduced a new Android phone – the Xperia T3. It is 7 mm thick and comes with a 5.3-inch screen size. It is expected to ship towards the end of July.