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2015

New iOS 9 beta with Apple Music integration due next week

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Developers testing out iOS 9 were excluded from Apple Music launch day festivities, but Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said to expect a build supporting the new streaming music service early next week.

Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.

Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple's automotive ambitions reportedly take toll on other departments with staff reassignments

Tuesday June 30, 2015

A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

Apple Music comes to Mac and PC with iTunes 12.2

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.

How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable -- or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.

Photos of alleged 'iPhone 6s' chassis show revised internal layout, unchanged external design

Tuesday June 30, 2015

A set of supposedly leaked photos suggest Apple's next-generation iPhone will include new or redesigned internal components, while retaining an external design identical to current models.

GarageBand 10.1 for Mac adds Force Touch, Apple Music Connect publishing [u]

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Apple on Tuesday released GarageBand 10.1 for the Mac, adding a number of features including Force Touch support and the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect. Accompanying it was a minor iOS app update. [Updated]

First look: Apple's revamped Music app in iOS 8.4

Tuesday June 30, 2015

The launch of Apple Music on Tuesday brought with it a nearly all-new Music app, with a host of new functionality that blends the best of Beats Music with Apple's long-standing iTunes platform.

How to hide the Apple Music subscription service & get back Playlists parent menu in iOS 8.4

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Though heavily hyped, Apple Music subscriptions may not be for everyone. Those who want to remove the streaming service from their iOS 8.4 Music app, and gain back easy access to custom playlists in the process, can easily do so --here's how.

Apple SIM goes global: GigSky brings iPad data plans to more than 90 countries & territories

Tuesday June 30, 2015

iPad toting travelers can now use their Apple SIM card in many more places internationally thanks to GigSky, which announced on Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Apple to provide high-speed wireless connectivity in more than 90 countries and territories across the world.

How to sign up for (and cancel) an Apple Music streaming subscription

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.

Apple's 24-hour Beats 1 radio station goes live in 100 countries with Spring King, Beck, Jamie xx

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Apple on Tuesday began officially broadcasting Beats 1, its live, worldwide Internet radio station built into the iOS 8.4 Music app intended to promote new artists and songs, enhancing discovery for music lovers.

Everything you need to know about Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1 radio, and more

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos improvements, 'discoveryd' fix

Tuesday June 30, 2015

In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.

Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

Tuesday June 30, 2015

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

Apple Music service goes live with redesigned app, out now in iOS 8.4

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.

Apple Music & Beats 1 launches hyped by Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine & Trent Reznor

Tuesday June 30, 2015

To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.

iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad metadata ahead of Apple Music launch

Tuesday June 30, 2015

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.

As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.