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2015

Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

Thursday June 25, 2015

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.

New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Thursday June 25, 2015

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).

With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

Thursday June 25, 2015

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

Apple to reportedly pay 0.2 cents per song for Apple Music 90-day free trial period

Wednesday June 24, 2015

As Apple Music nears its June 30 debut more information is coming out regarding Apple's fee structure as applied to the service's 90-day free trial, with reports on Wednesday now pegging the number at 0.2 cents per play.

Apple Music ad blitz moves to Times Square with Beats 1 billboard

Wednesday June 24, 2015

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Music launch on June 30, Apple installed a gigantic billboard in Times Square this week advertising its unique live-streaming Beats 1 radio service.

Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals.

Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.

Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers enabled for Apple CarPlay, starting at $900

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time.

Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

Wednesday June 24, 2015

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

How to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

Wednesday June 24, 2015

When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.

'Freedom' by Pharrell Williams will be an Apple Music launch exclusive

Wednesday June 24, 2015

A new single from Pharrell Williams, "Freedom," will be an Apple Music exclusive and launch alongside the service on June 30, according to a Facebook update by the hip-hop and R&B singer.

Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Demand for Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains extremely strong, even as the product cycle begins to wind down, while consumer interest in the Apple Watch is outperforming the first iPhone, new data reveals.

Adobe addresses new 'actively exploited' critical vulnerability in Flash, users urged to update

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Yet another severe flaw in Adobe's much-maligned Flash Player has been discovered and is being "actively exploited," the company said on Tuesday, and users with Flash installed are being urged to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

Wednesday June 24, 2015

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.

Apple Music reaches streaming deal with indie labels under Merlin, Beggars Group

Wednesday June 24, 2015

A report late Tuesday claims Apple has inked last-minute streaming deals with independent record labels under the umbrellas of Merlin and Beggars Group, suggesting tracks from the likes of FKA Twigs, Radiohead, M.I.A. and more will be part of Apple Music's debut lineup.

IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

Wednesday June 24, 2015

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for 7 cities in Spain, Germany, UK and Puerto Rico

Tuesday June 23, 2015

As part of a feature buildout to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Tuesday added seven international locales to its list of cities supporting Maps 3D Flyover.

Study: Higher iPhone resale value in US and China suggests strong demand

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Fresh data shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reselling at comparatively higher prices than last year's iPhone 5s and 5c models did during the same post-launch period in 2014, suggesting demand for the handset has not waned.

Apple's Lisa Jackson expands leadership role to government, education policy

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple on Tuesday quietly announced Lisa Jackson will taken on additional duties beyond company related environmental issues, and is to be responsible for all policy initiatives including worldwide government affairs, education, accessibility and social concerns.