Apple Announces Dates for WWDC 2013

It’s been a long time coming but finally Apple have announced the dates for WWDC 2013. It will take place between June 10 – June 14th with tickets going on sale April 25th at 10a.m. PDT. Apple’s Phil Schiller says that its “developers have had the most prolific and profitable year ever, and we’re excited to show them the latest advances in software technologies and developer tools to help them create innovative new apps,” adding, “we can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into their hands at WWDC.” Sounds like it could be an exciting year – I can’t wait to see what else apple have up their sleeve…

This is the Reason VR is Going to Revolutionize our World

This video goes to show just how powerful virtual reality can be if it’s implemented properly. I can’t wait to get my hands on the consumer Oculus Rift to have a go with it myself. Losing your mind over how incredible something is – that’s the reason I get so excited for technology.

Low End iPhone Parts Pictured

There are a lot of rumours about a cheaper, low end iPhone. For the first time there are now pictures of what is supposedly a component of this new phone. Apple blog Macotakara on Thursday published a photo of a dual-head vibration motor that has not previously been used in any iPhone model. According to “iLab factory” the source of the image, the part will be included in Apple’s upcoming low-end iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone 5S later this year as well as an entry-level iPhone that the company will use to bolster its market share in emerging regions.

Hyperlapse – Make your Street View Journey a Visual Adventure

I’m sure we’ve all spent hours and hours ‘walking’ around in Google Street View, but now Teehan+Lax Labs have created a tool called hyperlapse that turns your journey into something potentially visually stunning. It allows you to create a pannable timelapse of any journey that will play forwards and backwards – and the effect is quite something to behold. It works better on shorter journeys as every hyperlapse is the same length, although I’m sure as the site is updated this will be changed. The developers originally wanted the application to be used as a reference for a traditional hyperlapse, but realised they could use the street view data as the source material. It is available free online here. Video after the break.

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[RUMOUR MILL] Mac Pro to be Replaced in April?

It’s been a while since the 2006 release of the Mac Pro, and since then there have only been incremental updates to keep the processors/hard drives up to date with modern software. According to Mac Daily News, we could see a Mac Pro replacement as soon as this month. Although their source did state this could be pushed to May or even June. There is no information which states whether it will be a desktop tower, a mini tower or something completely new – but it certainly is time that Apple built something new to house that Intel Nehalem Processor.