Among the flurry of news from Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote speech was the announcement that Bing will become a search option on the iPhone. Microsoft is expected to announce later on Monday that Bing will also be an option on the Mac and Windows versions of Safari.
Facing increased media coverage and more scrutiny from its customers after a wave of suicides at its Shenzhen, China, plant, Foxconn said Monday that it will raise the monthly salary of its factory workers once again.
The company said it plans to increase pay to 2,000 yuan ($293) from 1,200 ($176) yuan, an increase of about 67 percent. This follows last week's 30 percent pay raise by the Taiwan-based company.
The new salary does come with a few conditions, according to Foxconn. Workers will have to pass a three-month performance evaluation before they can receive the raise. … Read more
Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and CNET editors Kent German and Josh Lowensohn. For those of you who just want the updates, we've included them in regular text here. You can find a brief summary of what was announced in our followup article "WWDC 2010: What you need to know." For all the latest iPhone coverage from CNET, click here.
SAN FRANCISCO--On Monday morning Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference at Moscone West here. In all likelihood, he will be introducing the next version of the iPhone. And we will be there to bring you live coverage of the event.
Jobs' keynote will start at 10 a.m. PDT Monday. I'll be live blogging all the news from his speech, along with CNET's iPhone reviewer Kent German and CNET News' Josh Lowensohn. For a reminder of when the event will start, sign up below. You can also bookmark this page and come back here Monday morning.
Though the iPhone is widely expected to be the star of the show, expect more details about iPhone OS 4, the iPad, and lots about apps. The theme of this year's conference is, after all, "The Center of the App Universe."
Jason Howell, Rafe Needleman, Donald Bell, and Brian Cooley will be doing a special edition of Buzz Out Loud while the event is running. There's an embed of that video podcast at the bottom of this page, in case you want to listen to their commentary while following along with the Cover It Live live blog. Also, check out the official WWDC 2010 Bingo card and photos of workers setting up for the event on Friday.
9:51 a.m. PDT: Welcome to our WWDC 2010 live blog. I'm here with CNET's Kent German inside Moscone West where we're listening to Louis Armstrong while waiting for the event to begin. Josh Lowensohn will also be on hand to help out answering your questions once the event gets going. It'll probably kick off in about 10 minutes. … Read more
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, perhaps the iconic baby boomer executive, is often fond of quoting those other baby boom icons The Beatles. "You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead," Jobs told Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in a whimsical, shared moment onstage at the D5 conference three years ago.
It's with no shortage of irony that Jobs quoted a lyric from The Beatles, whose albums still can't be found in the voluminous iTunes library, thanks in part to a branding feud with another company called Apple, which owns the rights to … Read more
The battle between Apple and Google in the mobile space has been heating up lately, but new market share numbers from research firm Nielsen show the race isn't even close.
According to a report released late Friday that compares the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010, Apple's iPhone OS has more than triple the market share Google's Android operating system has. Nielsen puts the iPhone OS market share at 28 percent, while Android's is at 9 percent.
The numbers put Apple in second place behind BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, which has … Read more
Apple on Friday posted a demo page showing off the power of HTML5 and what can be done with the technology on a Web page.
For example, the video page lets you scale the movie, add a mask, and change the perspective of the video--all in real time. In the photo gallery page, you can switch from horizontal 2D to vertical 3D layouts in real time … Read more
Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, told CNET on Wednesday that a court there had appointed a "special master" to search the items seized from the home of Jason Chen in late April. The court has asked the special master to collect only information that pertains to Gizmodo's dealings with an iPhone prototype that the blog purchased for $5,000.
Verizon does not currently offer service for any Apple devices, but a new report suggests it might be at least testing one out.
The Boy Genius Report blog reported Wednesday that according to one of its "highly placed sources," Verizon is testing the iPad on its network.
"We have been told that the model they are testing is a CDMA-compatible device, and while our source mentioned LTE in some capacity (possibly another model), we haven't been able to independently confirm that part of it," the BGR report says.
A Verizon spokesman said the company had … Read more
Two major publishing houses have been questioned about electronic book pricing by the Texas Attorney General's Office, according to two reports Wednesday.
Hachette Book Group and HarperCollins both told The Wall Street Journal that they had been contacted by the Texas AG's office, but did not elaborate on the subject of the inquiry. Earlier, book industry publication Publishers Marketplace reported that Apple was the target of the state's questioning.
Hachette and HarperCollins are two of the six major book publishers who publish digital books on Apple's iBooks platform.
Apple is relatively new to e-books, but it … Read more