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2015

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.

Apple's 'World Gallery' billboard ad campaign wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple's World Gallery, part of the "Shot on iPhone 6" media blitz, was honored at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity with five Gold Lions and a Grand Prix award in the outdoor category.

Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

Tuesday June 23, 2015

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal's bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed on Tuesday.

iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to make room for OS updates

Tuesday June 23, 2015

The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete.

Tidal loses interim CEO Peter Tonstad on eve of Apple Music launch

Tuesday June 23, 2015

On-demand, Jay Z-backed music service Tidal on Tuesday announced the departure of interim CEO Peter Tonstad, marking the second CEO departure for the struggling service since April.