Latest Scott Forstall Stories

Apple Maps Directs Drivers Airport Runway
2013-09-26 08:09:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Representatives with the Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska say Apple’s maps are once again responsible for putting people in danger. According to a spokesperson, Apple’s Maps have twice directed travelers to drive across an active runway to get to the airport in September alone. The entrance to the tarmac has since been blocked to avoid future confusion. Apple’s Maps have been the source of some heavy ridicule since...

Google Updates Maps For Apple iOS In A Big Way
2013-03-05 15:20:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has just released version 1.1 of Google Maps for iOS, packing Google contacts compatibility, the ability to switch to kilometers, and an easier way to find common destinations around you. These features are added onto the popular iOS 6 Maps alternative, an Apple app which some claimed kept millions of iPhone users from upgrading to iOS 6. "Google-centric" iOS users will no doubt appreciate the Google contacts...

How Siri Was Almost An Android
2013-01-25 11:25:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On October 14, 2011, millions of people eagerly waited for their delivery driver to drop off a very special package. For these early-adopting iPhone 4S fans, there were two features to try out immediately: The new 8-megapixel camera and that brand new intelligent voice assistant, Siri. Within hours, people were posting screenshots of Siri´s responses to their questions, both common and nonsensical alike. According to a...

Apple Maps Manager Williamson Reportedly Fired
2012-11-28 09:55:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the waning days of October, Apple performed a little spring cleaning in their executive offices, cutting loose head of retail John Browett and Head of iOS Software Scott Forstall. While no official word was given, it was easy for many to assume why these men were fired. Apple retail had become a mess during Browett´s short tenure, earning a few in-depth and provocative reviews into alleged lay-offs and low pay. Just...

Microsoft Announces Windows Leadership Changes
2012-11-13 10:13:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of a new operating system, a launch of a new smartphone OS and new hardware, and their very first tablet, Microsoft has been able to make even more waves by firing Steve Sinofsky. In a move which many have already compared to Apple´s firing of Scott Forstall, Steve Ballmer sent a memo yesterday to employees explaining the former Windows president would be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, a demo expert and user...

Google Updates Search To Compete With Siri
2012-11-01 04:04:59

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Since people first began talking to their iPhone's Siri, there have been complaints that the service doesn't do a good job with voice recognition, isn't accurate in its answers, and that Apple supposedly alters the answers to questions it doesn't like. This week Google released its Google Search for iOS, a straight-talking service that is said to be fast and accurate; it just doesn't always talk back like Siri. While Google has...

Apple Exec Scott Forstall Let Go
2012-10-30 09:36:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple´s latest “little” press event was not without its surprises. The new iMacs caught many by surprise, as did a newly revised iPad, just 7 months after the 3rd generation was announced. Yet, for all the surprises held within Apple´s last event of the year, there was one rather peculiar element: The entire event was hosted by Tim Cook and Phil Schiller, with nary a mention to Scott Forstall. For anyone...

Apple's Secretive Purple Project
2012-08-06 04:41:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Somewhere in the middle of Apple and Samsung´s row are little tidbits of interesting information for the rest of us. Though Apple notoriously prefers to keep a tight lid on their decision and design process – a fact that´s hard to imagine considering all we think we know about the next iPhone – this case is pulling Apple execs out of the woodwork as attorneys representing both companies cross-examine...

Apple iPhone GPS
2012-06-13 07:52:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Apple has yet to stray from their upward trajectory, and Monday´s Keynote proved they´re likely to remain on this path for the next several years. Not every company is able to hang with Apple at this altitude, however, and sometimes Apple must step on a few shoulders in order to achieve such great heights. After all, Scott Forstall announced on Monday Apple has sold more than 365 million iOS devices as of March. With that kind of weight, Apple...

2012-06-12 16:57:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Monday was more than a monumental keynote at Apple´s developers conference: It was also a coming out party for Siri. It had been rumored, of course, that Siri would play a large part in Apple´s newest offerings. It was obvious from the beginning Apple was rather proud of their Intelligent Assistant baby. As soon as they saw her pop up in the App Store all those years ago (ok, 2 years ago) they knew they´d be able to give her a good home in...

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