Today's news leftovers include several Apple job listings that reveal the company is searching for new team members to help improve iOS apps, a gallery of rare Steve Jobs photos and Google's announcement that it will disqualify some of its Glass explorers.

Apple hiring to improve iOS apps

Apple is seeking Maps Ground Truth managers and an iOS Communications Application Engineer to help improve the iOS Maps, iMessage and FaceTime apps.

The iOS Communications Application Engineer described in Apple's job listing on its website asks for a new team member who will "take the revolutionary iPhone to the next level' and 'will be responsible for implementing new features to our existing FaceTime and iMessage applications."

Apple is looking for multiple Maps Ground Truth managers across seven countries to help improve the Maps app, which was widely criticised for its inaccuracies when it was launched last year.

These new job listings could hint at improved features for the apps in iOS 7, which is expected to be unveiled later this year.

Rare Steve Jobs photographs

Rare photos of late co-founder Steve Jobs returning to Apple in 1996 have been published online by former Apple employee Tim Holmes. You can see collection of photographs in his Flickr gallery.

Google disqualifies some of the thousands of Glass Explorers for not complying with terms

Google has announced that some of the invitations for its Google Glass Explorer test group that were sent out this week will be revoked, because not all of the applicants comply with the terms of the competition. SEE: Google chooses thousands as 'Glass Explorers'

In a Google+ post on Wednesday, the company wrote: "With #ifihadglass we set out to find a truly diverse group of Explorers, and that’s certainly what we’ve gotten. We need honest feedback from people who are not only enthralled and excited by Glass, but also people who are skeptical and critical of it. That said, it’s become clear that a few applications that don’t comply with our terms have slipped through the cracks, and we’re going to have to disqualify applications like these. As for the rest of you, please keep that feedback coming - it’s all in the Explorer program spirit!"

The winners who do in fact meet the terms of the contest will have won the right to buy a prototype of the Google Glass digital eyewear, for a price of $1,500. But, while they're not getting the privilege for free, they will have the right to brag about being the one of the first people to test out the revolutionary wearable tech.

[Via The Next Web]