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2015

Chevrolet to add CarPlay support to 14 vehicles for 2016 model year

Wednesday May 27, 2015

General Motors' Chevrolet division on Wednesday announced plans to add CarPlay and Android Auto support to 14 vehicles in the 2016 model year, marking a major growth in availability for the two platforms.

Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

Wednesday May 27, 2015

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.

Apple's Jeff Williams calls cars 'the ultimate mobile device' in discussion on CarPlay

Wednesday May 27, 2015

As the CarPlay rollout slowly marches on and rumors swirl around a possible Apple-branded electric car, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams on Wednesday referred to cars as "the ultimate mobile device."

Native apps for Apple Watch will arrive this fall, Apple still won't reveal sales

Wednesday May 27, 2015

At next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will release a new software development kit that will allow applications to run natively on the Apple Watch, and those apps will become available to consumers this fall, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

CBS 'excited' about Apple's rumored web television service, CEO says

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Les Moonves, longtime chief executive of broadcasting giant CBS, said on Wednesday that his company will "probably" sign on to Apple's forthcoming streaming television offering.

Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

Deals: Free AppleCare with all Mac minis; $305 off new 15" MacBook Pros with AppleCare; Free Apple TV with all iMacs

Wednesday May 27, 2015

This week, AI is teaming up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to knock $305 off both of Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pros with AppleCare in addition to giving away free AppleCare with all Mac minis. Additionally, readers can save between $119 and $469 on dozens of 21- and 27-inch iMac configurations, each of which also includes AppleCare and a free Apple TV.

Jony Ive makes list of influential tech execs, Apple retakes top spot in brand rankings

Wednesday May 27, 2015

On Wednesday Apple's newly-minted Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, came second to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a Juniper Research list of the most influential technology executives in 2015, while Apple as a whole reclaimed the top spot on a Millward Brown chart of the world's most valuable brands.

Apple's iOS drives 75% of Google's mobile advertising revenue

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google's mobile ad revenue to users of Apple's devices.

Watch Effect: Apple Watch hints at a Siri who's always just a shout away

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone makes Siri easier to access than ever. But with a new voice-controlled Apple TV said to be on the horizon, Siri seems poised to become an even more prevalent part of the Apple ecosystem.

Bug in iOS Unicode handling crashes iPhones with a simple text

Tuesday May 26, 2015

A peculiar iOS bug apparently that allows pranksters to crash a victim's iPhone by sending a text message from their own iPhone containing what appears to be a single line of seemingly innocuous Arabic script.

Snapchat might abandon hold-to-view UI, takes wait and see approach to Apple Watch app

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Speaking at Re/code's Code Conference on Tuesday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the ephemeral messaging firm is tossing around the idea of ditching its familiar hold-to-view user interface, a change that could help pave the way for an Apple Watch app version.

Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd DNS service, replaced with mDNSResponder

Tuesday May 26, 2015

In an apparent effort to fix DNS errors seen in recent OS X 10.10 versions, Apple's latest Yosemite beta shows the buggy discoveryd service replaced with mDNSResponder, a process last implemented in OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

MLB At Bat comes to CarPlay, 1Password gets faster launch, numerous bugfixes

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Major League Baseball on Tuesday added CarPlay support to MLB At Bat for the iPhone, while AgileBits released an update to 1Password for iOS, making a large collection of technical improvements.

Wealthy Chinese man buys two gold Apple Watch Editions for dog, prompts bizarre controversy

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Wang Sicong, the son of mainland China's richest man, incited a virtual riot Tuesday after posting photos on Weibo of his Siberian Husky wearing not one, but two Apple Watch Editions on its front legs.

Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.

Emergency crews respond to 'large fire' at Apple complex in Mesa, Ariz. [u]

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Emergency responders coped with a "large fire" at Apple's complex in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday afternoon, putting out the blaze in 35 minutes, a local TV station said. [updated]

Apple eyeing first-ever bond offering in Japanese yen worth $1.62 billion

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

Apple issues fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, public with focus on Photos & Migration

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta of OS X 10.10.4, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Yosemite, with an identical new build being supplied to both developers and public beta testers.