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2015

Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.

Apple offers limited number of developers expedited Apple Watch shipping

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday began sending emails out to members of its development community, offering them the opportunity to have a 42-millimeter Apple Watch Sport shipped no later than April 28.

Apple releases Xcode 6.3.1, fixing 'critical issues' related to debugging and more

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor update for Xcode, improving stability and fixing what the company said are "critical issues" associated with debugging, playgrounds, and Interface Builder.

If you want Beats Music on your Mac, skip the Web client and install the Beats Android app

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Apple's Beats Music service has been praised for its experience on mobile devices, but the same can't be said of its Web-based player. Fortunately, there's an easy way to get the Beats Music Android app running on your Mac.

First look: Adobe Lightroom CC with HDR and panoramic photo merging, facial recognition, more

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Adobe on Tuesday announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography suite with the launch of Lightroom CC, which boasts powerful enhancements like HDR and panorama photo merging, facial recognition and Filter Brushes, along with other improvements.

PowerPoint & TripIt update with Apple Watch functions, Excel for iPhone gets comments

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Microsoft on Tuesday updated the iOS version of PowerPoint with new Apple Watch features, simultaneously releasing more minor updates for two other apps in the iOS Office suite, Word and Excel. Watch features have also been implemented in TripIt's popular travel itinerary app.

Some 1,500 iOS apps exposed to serious HTTPS vulnerability, analytics firm says

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.

Review: Apple's all-new 12" MacBook with Retina display

Tuesday April 21, 2015

With the launch of its new ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook, Apple has signaled that the future of notebooks is here. The future does indeed look bright, though the initial cost and compromises made in building the new MacBook should keep most people from buying in -- for the first generation, at least.

Apple patents Apple Watch Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet designs

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Just days before Apple Watch is slated to ship out to early buyers, Apple on Tuesday was granted patents for its unique Sport Band, Classic Buckle and Link Bracelet device accessories, protecting the innovative designs from potential copycats.

Beyonce seen sporting Apple Watch Edition with gold link bracelet

Monday April 20, 2015

Less than a week after star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showed off pictures of his yellow gold Apple Watch Edition with custom all-gold link bracelet, Beyonce was seen at Coachella wearing what appears to be the same combination.

Apple starts charging Apple Watch orders, preparing units for shipping

Monday April 20, 2015

Ahead of an official launch later this week, Apple on Monday began charging full Apple Watch order amounts to customer credit and debit cards, while updating the official status of certain orders from processing to preparing for shipment.

Google to discontinue YouTube support on older iOS devices, Apple TVs

Monday April 20, 2015

The YouTube app will no longer function on many older iOS devices and Apple TVs after today, a consequence of the YouTube Data API being updated to support newer features, according to an official Google document.

TuneIn, Shazam, RunKeeper among latest apps ready for Apple Watch launch

Monday April 20, 2015

With Friday's launch of the Apple Watch just days away, major developers are still working to add support to their iPhone apps, some new examples being TuneIn Radio, RunKeeper, Shazam, JetBlue, and Instapaper.

American broadcasters turn up the volume on misguided campaign to enable FM tuners in smartphones

Monday April 20, 2015

Millions of consumers have switched off their radios in favor of music and commentary streamed over the internet, a trend that many in the terrestrial broadcast industry allege has been bolstered by device makers and wireless carriers who have conspired to disable built-in radio receivers in a bid to sell more expensive data packages.

Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

Monday April 20, 2015

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists' communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.

US Department of Justice expected to block Comcast-Time Warner merger

Monday April 20, 2015

As Apple is said to be in talks with content owners for its own upcoming streaming television service, the U.S. Department of Justice appears poised to block a proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Apple's 2015 Enviromental Responsibility Report shows larger carbon footprint

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple on Monday issued the 2015 edition of its Environmental Responsibility report, trumpeting attempts to reduce the company's contributions to problems like climate change and resource depletion, while admitting gaps in managing its carbon footprint.

Apple triples retail renewable energy rollout, 360 outlets worldwide go green

Monday April 20, 2015

Apple's plan to power its expansive retail operation entirely with renewable energy has taken a significant leap forward, the company revealed on Monday, as more than 360 Apple Store locations around the world now run on green power.

Independent Nokia Technologies aiming to return to phone market - report

Monday April 20, 2015

Although Nokia's original mobile phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2013, one of the company's three remaining divisions -- Nokia Technologies -- is planning to re-enter the phone world, a report revealed on Monday.

Apple touts its environmental bona fides in new promotional video

Monday April 20, 2015

Days after announcing new sustainability projects in the U.S. and China, Apple on Monday unveiled a new two-minute video highlighting the company's commitment to environmental responsibility.