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2015

Apple announces 10 new Apple Pay merchants including Gamestop & T-Mobile [u]

Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple on Wednesday updated its "Where to use Apple Pay" webpage, adding a total of ten new merchants to an ongoing list of retailers that accept the company's branded NFC-based mobile payments system [updated].

Maps in iOS 8.3 lets business owners claim POIs, removes select TripAdvisor reviews

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.

Apple revamps Siri informational webpage with example interactions, fresh graphical style

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Alongside Wednesday's iOS 8.3 rollout with expanded international support for Siri, Apple launched a redesigned expository webpage that helps explain how users can interact with the virtual assistant.

Apple releases Xcode 6.3 with Force Touch support, Swift 1.2

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Continuing a barrage of software releases on Wednesday, Apple launched the latest version of Xcode with new compilers for the Swift programming language, SDKs for new hardware like the Force Touch trackpad and more.

Apple's iOS 8.3 enables Wi-Fi calling on Sprint in U.S., EE in UK

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Eclipsed by an avalanche of features introduced with Wednesday's iOS 8.3 launch, Wi-Fi calling on iPhone is now available in on Sprint's network in the U.S. and through EE in the UK.

Photos for Mac launches with OS X 10.10.3, replaces iPhoto and Aperture

Wednesday April 08, 2015

With OS X 10.10.3, Apple's new Photos app, meant to replace both iPhoto and Aperture for people managing photos and video clips on their Mac, is now available to all Yosemite users.

Disney reportedly pressuring Apple to accept more channels for rumored Internet TV service

Wednesday April 08, 2015

A report on Wednesday claims negotiations over a rumored Apple-branded over-the-top TV service recently escalated, with Disney now pushing for that a bulk of its channels be offered as part of the deal.

Twitter upgrades trends features for mobile, drops #discover and activity

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Twitter today made a collection of changes to the way trends are presented in its iOS and Android apps, incorporating new information while simultaneously doing away with #discover and activity.

Apple expands Siri support to 9 new countries, CarPlay to 6 regions

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.

Apple reportedly purchased keyboard app maker Dryft last year

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple recently acquired Dryft, a software keyboard developer headed up by one of the cofounders of popular third-party app Swype, according to a report on Wednesday.

First look: DJI's new Phantom 3 drone is more powerful, affordable & integrated with Apple's iOS

Wednesday April 08, 2015

DJI took the wraps off its new Phantom 3 drone on Wednesday in Manhattan, and AppleInsider was there to get a first look at the more powerful and more affordable model, which also boasts tighter integration with Apple's iOS platform.

Apple Watch could debut with 4-6 week lead times for some models

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Consumers who don't pre-order an Apple Watch this week could find themselves waiting more than a month to pick one up after sales begin, as some foreign outposts of Apple's online store indicate lead times that could stretch as long as six weeks.

Apple launches iOS 8.3 with new emoji characters, wireless CarPlay & more

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple on Wednesday issued the final release of iOS 8.3, adding features such as new emoji characters, Siri improvements, and wireless CarPlay support, alongside a multitude of bugfixes and minor interface tweaks.

Drone maker DJI announces Phantom 3 quadcopter with 4K video

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Chinese drone maker DJI on Wednesday announced an updated version of its popular Phantom quadcopter, packing a new camera system with upgraded controls and a sensor that can capture video at ultra-high resolution 4K.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 update with new Photos app, iCloud Photo Library

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple on Wednesday released OS X Yosemite version 10.10.3, bringing with it the company's long-promised Photos app, as well as a collection of bug fixes and security improvements.

Apple preparing for 'major, major' datacenter expansion in Oregon - report

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Apple is set to follow through on expansion plans for its $250 million datacenter in Prineville, Oregon, a Wednesday report suggests, after the Oregon legislature resolved a tax issue that could have tacked millions of dollars onto Apple's bills in the future.

First Apple Watch unboxing video emerges from Hong Kong

Wednesday April 08, 2015

As Apple distributes preview units of its new Watch to media outlets, unboxing videos are likewise appearing online, revealing what buyers can expect to see when they open up the product's packaging.

Apple turns to high-resolution photography, not CGI, for Apple Watch 'Motion' faces

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The animated flowers, butterflies, and jellyfish seen on the face of Apple's new smartwatch were not created with computer graphics packages, according to a new report, but were instead photographed in an intensive process that sometimes required more than a week to capture a single image.

Apple Watch performance problems to be fixed with software update ahead of April 24 launch

Wednesday April 08, 2015

The review version of the Apple Watch is experiencing performance problems that Apple says will be fixed in upcoming software updates, one of which is expected to arrive before the device lands on the wrists of consumers, according to an early review of the device.

Apple Watch reviews: world's best smartwatch, but nobody knows what a smartwatch should do

Wednesday April 08, 2015

Journalistic luminaries have begun to go public with their views on Apple's new wearable in the days before it goes on sale, and they have generally found it to be a beautiful device that ultimately succumbs to the fact that smartwatches have yet to find their niche.