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2016

Apple Music for Android gets music video support, family membership option

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday pushed out an update for the Android version of Apple Music, delivering support for music video playback and new billing options for families.

Vudu and Telegram iOS apps update with new 3D Touch options, more

Thursday April 28, 2016

Walmart on Thursday updated its Vudu iOS app with support for 3D Touch and iOS 9's Picture-in-Picture mode, while messaging service Telegram expanded its use of 3D Touch across the board.

Porsche to bring Apple's CarPlay to 718 Cayman series

Thursday April 28, 2016

Sportscar maker Porsche has announced support for Apple's CarPlay in the 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S, which are now on sale, but only shipping to dealers in late November.

Citing concerns in China, activist investor Carl Icahn no longer owns shares of Apple

Thursday April 28, 2016

Billionaire Carl Icahn, who has used his financial clout to influence boardroom decisions at publicly traded companies, announced on Thursday that he no longer owns shares in Apple, just days after the company announced its first revenue decline in over a decade.

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Thursday April 28, 2016

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Alphabet, Fiat Chrysler working toward self-driving car tie-up - report

Thursday April 28, 2016

Google parent Alphabet may soon have a major ally in its push toward autonomous vehicles, as the company is said to be "in the late stage of talks" with London-based Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Apple Watch shipped 2.2M units in March quarter, but lost marketshare, estimates claim

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple shipped about 2.2 million Apple Watches in the March quarter, although it still saw its share of the smartwatch market slip to 52.4 percent, according to research estimates published on Thursday.

Apple-supported US Email Privacy Act passes unanimous House vote, with compromises

Thursday April 28, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted unanimously to pass the Email Privacy Act, a bill that has the backing of a coalition of major technology businesses including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo.

No ducking way: Apple may soon let your friends know when autocorrect makes a mistake

Thursday April 28, 2016

Textual ambiguity may be a thing of the past if Apple adopts one of its newly-published patent applications, a system which will inform the person on the other end of the line when autocorrect has been at work.

Volkswagen says it's not in talks with Apple or Google about new 'digital mobility' businesses

Thursday April 28, 2016

Volkswagen is talking with external partners about launching so-called digital mobility businesses, but is not in any negotiations with either Apple or Google, the carmaker's CEO said on Thursday, pointing to a different direction for its self-driving car efforts.

Second-gen August Smart Lock with Apple HomeKit support now shipping

Thursday April 28, 2016

The newly launched August Smart Lock includes support for Apple's HomeKit, allowing users to lock, unlock and check the status of their door lock with voice commands using Siri.

Apple CareKit platform goes live with four health apps

Thursday April 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on its new CareKit framework, a health-minded platform that lets developers build advanced software solutions for tracking, managing and reporting medical conditions.

Philips releases Hue 'Gen 2' app with Routines, Rooms & other improvements

Thursday April 28, 2016

Philips on Thursday released a "Gen 2" Hue app for iOS, updating the tool for its HomeKit-enabled smartbulbs with new features like Routines, and extra options for controlling rooms and scenes.

Indian government approves Apple bid to open stores free of 30% sourcing policy

Thursday April 28, 2016

An Indian government committee this week recommended Apple be exempted from local sourcing regulations that previously kept the company from opening its own brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the country.

Samsung reports Q1 mobile profits just 24% of Apple's

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Samsung Electronics reported Q1 operating profits of 6.68 trillion won ($5.81 billion), while its Mobile division reported 3.89 trillion won ($3.38 billion) in profits, both a fraction of the "disappointing" $13.987 billion in operating profits Apple reported for the same quarter.

AMC launches tvOS app with free streaming for select shows

Wednesday April 27, 2016

As promised, AMC this week launched a tvOS app with a content selection mirroring that of its iOS app and web portal, including free-to-stream episodes of hit shows like "The Walking Dead" and "The Night Manager."

U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android

Wednesday April 27, 2016

The FTC is expanding its investigation into Android related to complaints that Google is exploiting its ostensibly open platform to shut out rivals.

Was Mike Daisey right about Apple being doomed?

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Back in November, theatrical performer Mike Daisey was given the opportunity to write about Apple in the Technology section of the The Guardian. He's now claiming "reverse claim chowder," insisting that some of what he wrote about actually turned out to be true, given Apple's recent earnings report showing the first decrease in year-over-year, quarterly iPhone revenues.

New videos offer first-person view of Apple's Campus 2 'spaceship'

Wednesday April 27, 2016

A pair of videos posted to YouTube are some of the first to show an up-close look at the main "spaceship" building on Apple's Campus 2 headquarters, including views of the structure's inner courtyard and underground access tunnels.

Apple R&D spending jumps to $2.5B in Q2, accounted for 5% of total revenue

Wednesday April 27, 2016

Apple's research and development spending spiked at an all time high of more than $2.5 billion during the second quarter of 2016, with the unusually large $600 million year-over-year jump owing primarily to new hires and related expenses, Apple said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.