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2015

Apple looks to reinstate Home Sharing with iOS 9, Eddy Cue says

Monday July 06, 2015

Following revelations that Apple disabled the popular music Home Sharing feature with its latest iOS 8.4 update, SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue on Monday said the company is working to restore services for iOS 9.

How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

Monday July 06, 2015

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.

Apple to reportedly debut co-designed third-party accessory packaging at Apple Stores next week

Monday July 06, 2015

Apple Stores will soon get a more uniform look as select third-party accessory makers adopt packaging co-designed by Apple, part of a larger transition toward a "premium feel" under retail chief Angela Ahrendts.

Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

Monday July 06, 2015

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase "demo unit" quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple's SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store's display computers to record a full-length album.

Amazon brings Cloud Drive media, document access to iPhone & iPad

Monday July 06, 2015

Amazon on Monday released an official iOS client for Cloud Drive, allowing people to access content from the file storage service on their iPhone or iPad.

Purported 'iPhone 6s' schematics back claims of 0.2mm thicker design for Force Touch

Monday July 06, 2015

An alleged schematic for Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6s" may support claims that the device will be marginally thicker than its predecessor, presumably owing to design additions such as Force Touch.

Google's Waze mapping service launches carpooling trial in Israel

Monday July 06, 2015

As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.

GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone connectivity

Monday July 06, 2015

GoPro on Monday announced a new $400 action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple's iPhone.

Worries about sales of Samsung's Galaxy S6 temper investor expectations ahead of earnings

Monday July 06, 2015

Korean investors have begun to back off their formerly hopeful predictions that Samsung's updated flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone could mitigate the conglomerate's recent financial freefall, thanks to seemingly lackluster sales of the new handsets.

Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft

Monday July 06, 2015

Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.

Review: Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i wireless game controller for iPhone and iPad

Sunday July 05, 2015

The Mad Catz Micro C.T.R.L.i is the most affordable iPhone- and iPad-compatible wireless game controller on the market, and that alone will make it the ideal choice for many mobile gamers, even though its design has a few glaring issues.

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music, Beats 1, new iPods, car plans & more

Saturday July 04, 2015

The week's news was dominated by the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1 on Tuesday, but other developments percolated under the surface -- including Apple losing its last appeal of a long-fought e-book antitrust case.

Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

Friday July 03, 2015

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.

Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy' as Apple Music exclusive on July 4th

Friday July 03, 2015

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.

How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

Friday July 03, 2015

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.

Custom iPhone 6 paint job hints at what a rose gold Apple 'iPhone 6s' could look like

Friday July 03, 2015

Apple is rumored to offer its next-generation iPhone in a new rose gold color option, which has led to forgeries in the Far East attempting to imagine what the color might look like on a so-called "iPhone 6s."

Apple's 'iPhone 6s' again said to be in production as parts leaks continue

Friday July 03, 2015

Late-week reports from the Asian supply chain continue to suggest that Apple's next-generation iPhone has begun to roll off of assembly lines, with some indications that the forthcoming device will sport a nearly identical outward appearance with slightly tweaked internals.

Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of Apple Music debut

Friday July 03, 2015

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple Music & the iPhone's 8th birthday, plus listener questions

Friday July 03, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Neil Hughes and Shane Cole as we discuss the Apple Music launch, Beats 1 going live, and leaked new iPod colors. Shane and Neil have a word to say on cloud services and the small storage of the entry-level iPhone, and we briefly reminisce about our first iPhones from 8 years ago.

New video showcases Apple's participation in 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade

Thursday July 02, 2015

Apple on Thursday posted a video depicting its participation in the 2015 edition of the San Francisco Pride Parade, which celebrates support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.