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2015

Apple hiring editing team to curate content for iOS 9's News app

Monday June 15, 2015

Ahead of iOS 9's debut this fall, Apple is hiring a team of editors to find and curate content for its News aggregation app, according to a new job listing spotted on Apple's website.

Microsoft demos 'mixed reality gaming' capabilities of HoloLens with Minecraft

Monday June 15, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens virtual reality accessory took the stage at E3 on Monday, with the company showing how "mixed reality gaming" will work on the future hardware, via its popular Minecraft universe.

Apple aims to double retail footprint, iPhone sales in India with help of new distribution deals

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple has signed a deal with a fifth Indian smartphone distributor, Optiemus Group, as part of a campaign to more than double retail reach and hence double iPhone sales in each of the next three years, a report said on Monday.

New Alchemy-like GarageBand synths appear to be first fruits of Apple's Camel Audio acquisition

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple has quietly revealed a forthcoming update to its GarageBand music production app that will add a number of new synths with shape-shifting controls, additions that seem to be influenced by Camel Audio's popular Alchemy synth software, which Apple acquired earlier this year.

More than 70% of Apple Music revenues passed to rights owners, Apple confirms

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple will pay out more than 70 cents of every dollar it earns from its new streaming music service, the company revealed on Monday, a slight premium over the rates paid by competing services like Spotify.

iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

Monday June 15, 2015

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains quick cut, copy, paste & more on iPad

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple's QuickType keyboard will gain new iPad-specific functions in iOS 9, including a "Shortcut Bar" with quick links to commonly used text entry functions like cut, copy, paste, and font options.

New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

Monday June 15, 2015

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

Monday June 15, 2015

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app viewing mode called Split View and a more intuitive Mission Control for easy window management.

Inside App Extensions: WebKit Content Blockers extend user privacy in iOS 9, OS X Safari 9

Monday June 15, 2015

Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.

24 Hour Deal: Apple's Unlocked 128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for $449 with free Folio case & cover

Monday June 15, 2015

For the next 24 hours, readers can grab Apple's 128GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G LTE completely unlocked in either Silver or Space Grey for just $449 with free shipping, a free Kensington Comercio Me Customizable Folio Case, a free BlooPro Ultra Clear Anti Scratch Screen Protector, and no sales tax collected outside NY.

Apple is making the Watch better by making it even more realtime

Sunday June 14, 2015

Apple is set to introduce two new features in the second generation of watchOS --internet connectivity independent of the iPhone and push-capable complications --that promise to make the company's first wearable an even better companion.

At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

Saturday June 13, 2015

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.

Apple opens Upper East Side NYC store with unique design elements, including VIP bank vault

Saturday June 13, 2015

Apple's somewhat controversial new store on Manhattan's tony Upper East Side opened for business this weekend, and photos of the remodeled bank reveal a number of one-off design flourishes including a dedicated Beats display wall and a bank vault-turned-VIP room.

This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

Saturday June 13, 2015

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

Apple releases 'San Francisco' system fonts for iOS, OS X and watchOS 2 to developers

Friday June 12, 2015

Apple on Friday made downloads of its San Francisco system font available to developers working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

Beats axed plans for Sonos-esque Wi-Fi speaker system after Apple acquisition

Friday June 12, 2015

A report on Friday claims Beats had plans to build a Wi-Fi-connected speaker system similar to product lines from market leader Sonos, but ultimately killed the project following Apple's purchase of the company.

Rumor: LG to be exclusive OLED supplier for second-gen Apple Watch

Friday June 12, 2015

A report out of South Korea on Friday claims Apple tapped current Apple Watch plastic OLED supplier LG Display to handle panel production for a second-generation model, which could see release next year.

iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's iPad world closer to the Mac

Friday June 12, 2015

New hardware keyboard capabilities for the iPad in iOS 9 make it easier than ever to switch apps and access shortcuts, pushing Apple's tablet to become more like a traditional computer than ever before.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

Friday June 12, 2015

Apple's native Notes application is getting a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.