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2016

Apple execs say 'no end date' to iTunes downloads, sales in better-than-expected decline

Tuesday June 14, 2016

There is no official wind-down schedule for iTunes music downloads, and while sales are on the decline they're still doing better than expected, Apple's head of internet software and services said in an interview published Tuesday.

Apple to host pop-punk band Good Charlotte at its WWDC16 Bash

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Good Charlotte will perform at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Bash on Thursday, the company has announced to attendees.

Safari 10 will prefer HTML5, require manual activations of plugins like Flash & Java

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Continuing Apple's deprication of third-party plugins, Safari 10 -- bundled with macOS Sierra -- will by default require users to manually activate Flash, Java, Silverlight, or QuickTime to use one of them on a website.

Inside iOS 10: Apple makes News app more accessible & better organized, adds alerts

Tuesday June 14, 2016

In a clear competitive move to take on rival Google News, Apple will be introducing a new design and organization to its News app in iOS 10, plus the addition of push notifications for breaking news.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets more familiar with dedicated dock button

Tuesday June 14, 2016

The upcoming launch of watchOS 3 will bring about fundamental changes to the way the Apple Watch hardware and software interact with each other, including a rare admission by Apple that a number of key concepts introduced with its wearable device missed the mark.

Inside iOS 10: Mail & Notes switch to triple-pane interfaces on 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Owners of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can take better advantage of their screen space in iOS 10, thanks to new versions of Apple's Mail and Notes apps that include three panes in landscape mode instead of the two present on other iPads.

Apple Pay confirmed for France, Hong Kong & Switzerland in coming months

Tuesday June 14, 2016

During its WWDC keynote, Apple solidified rumors by announcing that Apple Pay will be coming to France, Switzerland, and Hong Kong in the next several months.

Inside iOS 10: Third-party compatibility opens up Messages to Apple's app universe

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Apple users will be able to operate in a vastly expanded Messages environment now that Apple is introducing new flexibility, features and third party app compatibility - but developers had better hustle if they're going have their apps ready by the September launch target.

Siri for Mac: How it works in Apple's macOS Sierra and what it's capable of

Tuesday June 14, 2016

macOS Sierra, revealed during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, will be the first Mac operating system to include Siri. Although many people are familiar with how the virtual assistant works in iOS, there will be quite a few differences on desktops and laptops.

iOS 10 rich notifications will come to devices without 3D Touch, Apple tells developers

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Though Apple showcased the new rich notifications in iOS 10 using 3D Touch on an iPhone 6s, the same functionality will also come to older iPhone models without pressure sensitive displays, developers have been informed.

How to remove Stocks, Compass and other native apps from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

Tuesday June 14, 2016

The upcoming release of iOS 10 will finally allow users to uninstall unwanted native apps, including Stocks and Watch, and even core apps like Calendar, Mail and Music. Here's how it works.

Apple wins patents for transparent AR device, device with wrap-around display

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Apple on Tuesday won a pair of patents relating to advanced mobile devices including a property covering transparent augmented reality devices and IP detailing a mobile electronic device with flexible wrap-around display.

Apple removes Siri Remote requirement for gaming apps in latest tvOS beta

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Buried amidst an avalanche of WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday removed a stipulation in its developer resources guidelines that required tvOS games use the fourth-generation Apple TV Siri Remote as a gaming controller.

AppleInsider podcast dives into Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote

Tuesday June 14, 2016

In this special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Dan Dilger joins us live from San Francisco with a hot take on the products, services and initiatives unveiled during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday.

Flash Deal: Apple's early 2015 13-inch MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) for $829

Tuesday June 14, 2016

For the next 24 hours only (or while supplies last), B&H Photo is offering the lowest price we've ever seen on the Early 2015 13-inch MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 4GB, 256GB) at $829 with free shipping and no sales tax outside of NY. Or grab $200-$400 off current MacBook Pros.

Apple reveals macOS Sierra hardware compatibility list

Monday June 13, 2016

Following Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday, Apple posted details about the upcoming macOS Sierra release to its official webpage, noting hardware support going back to the 2009 model year.

Apple Design Awards go to Lara Croft Go, dj Pro, others

Monday June 13, 2016

Apple on Monday announced its annual selection of Design Awards recipients on Monday, handing out honors to the developers behind standout app properties like Lara Croft Go, Frame.io and dj Pro, among many others.

How to Register for Apple's iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas

Monday June 13, 2016

A spectrum of new features are set for introduction when iOS 10 and macOS (ne OS X) see public release this fall, but those brave enough to take the leap can test drive the software as part of Apple's Beta Software Program come July.

'Apple File System' will scale from Apple Watch to Macs, replace HFS+

Monday June 13, 2016

In an under-the-radar WWDC announcement, Apple on Monday introduced the Apple File System, designed to eventually replace the HFS+ format and better exploit modern technologies.

First look: Widgets escape Notification Center, arrive on lock & home screens in iOS 10

Monday June 13, 2016

After laying the groundwork with widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8, Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will make widgets more accessible and useful, by making them available not only on a a device's lock screen, but also on the home screen's Siri search.