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2015

British indie labels object to Apple Music's terms, may withhold artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Independent music labels in the UK are reportedly loath to agree to Apple's demand that they receive no royalties for songs played during Apple Music's three-month free trial period, a sticking point that could leave the new streaming service missing some major artists at launch.

Serious iOS, OS X flaws lead to password theft in wide ranging security study

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Three serious vulnerabilities in cross-app resource sharing protocols on Apple's desktop and mobile platforms have been discovered and used successfully to steal data --like passwords and secret authentication keys --including one that lays Keychain open to attackers.

Apple opens up US Watch retail reservations, shoppers get unique bags

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Apple on Wednesday morning opened up Apple Watch reservations in the United States, allowing shoppers to pick up an order at a time and Apple Store of their choosing, handed over in a specially-made bag.

Rumor: 'iPhone 6s' to be stronger with Series 7000 aluminum, slightly thicker for Force Touch

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Apple's next-generation iPhone will take a few design cues from the Apple Watch, not only gaining the new Force Touch input method, but also utilizing the company's custom Series 7000 aluminum for a casing that will be up to 60 percent harder than the iPhone 6.

Apple Watch models now available for in-store pickup at Australian Apple Stores, UK to follow

Tuesday June 16, 2015

As of Wednesday local time, Apple Stores in Australia are stocking Apple Watch models for in-store sales, portending a start to brick-and-mortar retail sales at outlets around the world.

Apple expands roles for remaining Campus 2 contractors after shakeup

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Following Apple's decision to jettison general contractors DPR and Skanska from Campus 2 construction, two of the other construction firms on the project have stepped in to fill the gap, a report said on Tuesday.

Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed "Made for iPhone" accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple's certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.

Apple wins two patents on feedstock, molding for Liquidmetal alloys

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Apple has won two new U.S. patents through its ties with exclusive materials partner Liquidmetal, addressing ways of manufacturing amorphous alloys including hollowed-out shapes.

Overseas Apple Watch shipping times improve as retail launch looms

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Apple Watch buyers outside the U.S. can now get their hands on one of the company's new wearable even faster than before, with the more diminutive 38-millimeter model shipping in as little as one day in a number of international markets.

Apple adds UBS, 29 other financial institutions to Apple Pay roster

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Apple on Tuesday added another 30 institutions to the list offering credit and debit cards with support for Apple Pay, the most prominent being the U.S. branch of UBS, a Swiss banking and investment firm primarily serving rich and institutional clients.

Apple Music signups begin appearing in iOS 8.4 beta ahead of June 30 launch

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Users of the latest iOS 8.4 public beta are encountering a signup prompt for Apple Music a full two weeks before the service is scheduled to go live, according to tips received by AppleInsider.

Apple wins patent for Shanghai store glass cylinder entrance co-designed by Steve Jobs

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Apple this week was awarded a design patent for the cylindrical entrance to its iconic Shanghai retail store --a concept credited in part to late company co-founder Steve Jobs.

First look: iOS 9's totally redesigned app switcher

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system comes with many visual tweaks, but the all-new, simplified app switcher is perhaps the most radical change to the user interface.

Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

Tuesday June 16, 2015

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

Adobe announces next generation Creative Cloud 2015 with Adobe Stock images platform

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Adobe on Tuesday announced the 2015 release of Creative Cloud, the company's comprehensive graphic design offering, with 15 new desktop app versions, integrated sync technology and a stock image monetization platform called Adobe Stock.

Apple discussed same-day delivery deal with Uber prior to Postmates partnership

Monday June 15, 2015

As part of a push into logistics, on-demand transportation provider Uber was reportedly in talks with Apple to provide same-day product deliveries, but the iPhone maker ultimately went with startup Postmates.

Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube

Monday June 15, 2015

After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

Apple shares four new 'Shot on iPhone 6' videos to World Gallery

Monday June 15, 2015

Continuing its camera-focused iPhone 6 ad campaign, Apple added four new user films to the "Shot on iPhone 6" webpage on Monday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture stunning high contrast images.

iOS 9 code suggests 2,732-by-2,048-pixel display for 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro'

Monday June 15, 2015

Code buried in the iOS 9 developer beta suggests Apple's 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" is poised to use a high-resolution 2,732-by-2,048-pixel display, with a pixel density of about 263 pixels per inch.

Apple releases sixth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite beta to developers [u]

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple on Monday released a new beta build of its upcoming OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite operating system to developers less than one week after a fifth version was seeded at WWDC, suggesting a public launch could be in the offing.