Apple will award up to 350 students and developers belonging to select STEM organizations that promote diversity with scholarships to attend its recently announced Worldwide Developers Conference next June 8 to 12 in San Francisco, as spotted by Re/code. The company previously limited WWDC scholarships to 200 students and developers at past conferences, and is raising that limit in an effort to promote diversity within the developer community. WWDC scholarships are available…

Macphun is launching an early preview of its newest photo editing app Noiseless for Mac today and giving 20 MacRumors readers the chance to win a copy of the complete Pro version of the software ahead of its launch. Noiseless is designed to give users an easy way to improve low-light photos by removing the “noise” or graininess in those images. Noise often plagues photos taken with smartphones and other non-DSLR cameras…

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, three days after seeding the sixth OS X Yosemite beta and two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta. The new beta, build 14D130a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. In today’s beta notes, Apple has added Safari and Mail as focus areas…

Apple today launched a new “Amazing Photo + Video Apps” promotion in the Mac and iOS App Stores, discounting a number of popular photo and video editing apps by 50 percent off or more. In the iOS App Store, there are 23 apps available at discounted prices, including options like Spark Camera ($0.99), Camera+ ($1.99), Over ($0.99), Mextures ($0.99), Word Swag ($1.99), Union ($1.99), and Juxtaposer ($0.99). There are apps for taking…

Samsung will provide Apple with A9 chips for its next-generation iPhone and other devices, reports Bloomberg, confirming a previous report in early February. Over the past couple of months there had been confusion and conflicting reports as to whether Samsung, Apple’s longtime supplier and rival, or Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would produce the chips. Samsung will start making Apple A9 processor chips at its Giheung plant in South Korea, the people…

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, more than two weeks after seeding the second iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today’s third beta release comes just days after the public launch of iOS 8.2, which included support for the Apple Watch. The beta, build 12F5047f, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. Apple…

Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X Yosemite to developers, almost a month after seeding the first OS X 10.10.3 beta and a week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 to public beta testers. The new beta, build 14D98g, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Dev Center. Apple has also released OS X Server 4.1 for developers. According…

Apple today made a pre-release version of iOS 8.3 available to those who sign up for the company’s public beta testing program, giving them early access to a new version of iOS for the first time ever. The version of iOS 8.3 being distributed to beta testers is the third iOS 8.3 beta, which was seeded to developers a few hours ago. The launch of today’s iOS beta testing program has also…

Casetify, a site that specializes in custom designed iPhone and iPad cases, recently debuted its first Apple Watch accessory — watch bands that can be personalized with photos or images for a range of custom looks. Using the site’s design feature, or the company’s mobile app, users can add photos from their computers, Instagram, or Facebook to create a watch band design. Bands are available in both 38mm and 42mm, to fit…

Apple’s spaceship-shaped campus under construction in Cupertino will include a spot for a historic barn, reports the San Jose Mercury News. First constructed in 1916, the Glendenning Barn is a historic Cupertino site left from a time when the city was still a sprawling orchard. During the teardown of the existing HP campus, Apple dismantled the redwood barn plank by plank and made careful notes on its construction because the company pledged…