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2015

Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

Tuesday June 09, 2015

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that's set to change with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.

Cadillac to support Apple CarPlay on 'majority' of upcoming 2016 cars

Tuesday June 09, 2015

General Motors' Cadillac division on Tuesday announced that it will add support for Apple CarPlay to most of its 2016 vehicles, the first group of which will launch later this summer.

Apple supplies developers with new betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

Tuesday June 09, 2015

While the focus this week is on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, those won't become available to the public until this fall. In the interim, Apple has new updates for iOS and OS X that remain in testing, patching bugs and issues for each platform.

UK's Barclays in 'constructive' talks to add Apple Pay support

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Responding to a flurry of public complaints, U.K. bank Barclays said on Twitter that it is in negotiations to add Apple Pay support, and that efforts "remain constructive."

Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Apple will introduce an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.

Apple still in licensing talks to complete Apple Music library - report

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Even after making Apple Music public during Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple is still negotiating some important music licenses for the streaming service, a new report says.

First look: iOS 9 brings Find My Friends widget, changes for Safari, Reminders, Camera

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system includes a number of evolutionary updates to complement its new headline features, like a new Notification Center widget for Find My Friends and user interface tweaks to Safari, Reminders, and the Camera app.

First look: iOS 9's iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

Tuesday June 09, 2015

During a jam-packed keynote address at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a slew of new iOS features set for release when iOS 9 debuts this fall. In anticipation, we took a first look at Apple's latest mobile OS and compiled a few bits and bobs worth noting.

Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

Tuesday June 09, 2015

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.

Music industry execs unconcerned by Apple Music threat

Monday June 08, 2015

After Apple officially debuted its Apple Music streaming service at WWDC on Monday, industry executives blithely offered their two cents -- albeit anonymously -- on the latest product to come out of Cupertino, proclaiming early that it won't be a runaway success.

Apple posts full WWDC 2015 keynote extravaganza online

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple late Monday posted to its website a full version of this year's WWDC keynote address, which clocked in at just under two and a half hours from Bill Hader's comedic intro to a musical performance by The Weeknd.

Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

Monday June 08, 2015

Following Apple's WWDC keynote at Moscone West on Monday, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS and OS X apps "combined design and technology in powerful ways."

Apple Watch to get Activation Lock with watchOS 2

Monday June 08, 2015

Apple's upcoming watchOS 2 will bring Activation Lock to the Apple Watch, the company quietly revealed on Monday via a new webpage for the operating system.

Apple targets China, Japan with new OS X El Capitan system fonts and input

Monday June 08, 2015

Asia has already proven to be the next major market frontier for Apple, and as such the company is catering to prospective Mac buyers with new input features custom tailored to Chinese and Japanese speakers.

Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

Monday June 08, 2015

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.

First look: Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

Monday June 08, 2015

The first pre-release versions of Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system confirm the company's plans to bring its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.

iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

Monday June 08, 2015

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.

Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

Monday June 08, 2015

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.

Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7 'Beats 1' station, on iOS & Android for $10/month

Monday June 08, 2015

Featuring on-demand content, curated playlists, and a new global always-on radio station dubbed "Beats One," Apple Music is a subscription service that aims to redefine how people discover and listen to music for $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for six family members. It launches on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.

Apple's iOS App Store hits 100B downloads, pays out $30B to developers

Monday June 08, 2015

In an update to developers at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company recently exceeded 100 billion downloads at the iOS App Store, and has generated $30 billion for developers.