The movie JOBS is set for wide release on August 16 and Ashton Kutcher (who plays Steve Jobs in the movie) is now beginning to hit the publicity circuit to talk about the film. Last night he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and discussed how he missed a chance to meet Steve Jobs six months before Jobs’ death and his decision to play Jobs. » Ashton Kutcher Talks More About Playing The Role Of Steve Jobs
Apple is working hard to get the developer site back online, which has been down for more than a week now due to a security breach, the company appears to be experiencing another problem with its systems today. A number of users on Twitter and forums have reported they are unable to activate their new iPhones. » Apple’s iPhone Activation Servers Experiencing Extended Outage
From screen sizes to specific user interface tips, this infographic from Kinvey is your go-to-guide for designing iOS and Android apps. Check out the full cheat-sheet after the break. » iOS & Android Design Guidelines Cheat-Sheet [Infographic]
Two weeks after the release of Mavericks Developer Preview 3, Apple has released the fourth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers. Developers can get the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store. OS X Mavericks will be release this fall and with new features such as a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new Maps app.
Microsoft has released another anti-iPad commercial, this time focusing on the iPad’s lack of a USB port while highlighting the Surface RT’s keyboard and stand. The ad uses Siri’s voice to point out iPad’s shortcomings. » Microsoft Releases New Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Surface Accessories
Hi-Tech Mail reports that the Russian cellular carrier Beeline (through parent company VimpelCom) has decided against renewing its contract with Apple, making it the last of the country’s three major iPhone carriers to do so. Instead Beeline made a deal to offer Samsung devices on their network in place of Apple’s smartphone. » Beeline: Third Major Russian Carrier To Drop iPhone