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2015

Apple Maps vehicles project expands to 13 new US states in July

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative, revealing its sensor-laden vans will be tooling around a total of 27 new U.S. locales come mid-July, including an expansion into 13 states.

Greek capital controls put squeeze on iCloud, iTunes, App Store subscriptions

Wednesday July 01, 2015

In a move to preemptively thwart a cash exodus as its economy implodes, Greece earlier this week enacted capital control restrictions to titrate the outflow of money, limiting international credit card payments to Web services like Apple's App Store and iTunes.

Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.

How to follow and get updates from your favorite artists in Apple Music Connect

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.

Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint for phone bill cramming

Wednesday July 01, 2015

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

Wednesday July 01, 2015

A series of Apple's online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple's official system status page. [Updated]

Promotional images suggest Apple's new iPod colors will launch July 14

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple's newly leaked iPod colors may arrive sooner than expected, on Tuesday, July 14, if the company's carefully designed marketing materials once again prove accurate.

Despite big licensing wins, names like The Beatles, Prince & Garth Brooks absent from Apple Music

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple Music has turned around many artists who previously opposed streaming --Radiohead's In Rainbows made its subscription debut on the service, for instance --but there are still a number of notable holdouts, including Apple favorite The Beatles.

Hyundai Blue Link comes to Apple Watch with remote car controls, locator tool

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Hyundai has released a Blue Link app for the Apple Watch, bringing many of the same vehicle remote control features present in the Blue Link iPhone interface to Apple's first wearable.

Full trailer for 'Steve Jobs' film shows Apple co-founder's successes and struggles

Wednesday July 01, 2015

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic was released by Universal Pictures on Wednesday, giving a closer look at how the film will feature high-stakes drama from the Apple co-founder's personal and professional lives.

Apple leaks new gold, deep blue and hot pink iPod colors in iTunes 12.2

Wednesday July 01, 2015

An update to Apple's dwindling iPod lineup is indeed in the works, Apple's own iTunes software appears to indicate, thanks to graphics showing gold versions of the iPod touch, nano and shuffle, along with new shades of blue and pink.

Review: Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock for Apple Watch

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Apple Watch owners looking to conveniently charge and showcase their wrist-worn device have a new, affordable quality option with the Griffin WatchStand Charging Dock.

Olloclip introduces Studio camera case & accessories for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Olloclip on Wednesday announced its new Studio accessory system, meant to enhance the use of its add-on lenses for iPhones, including a ruggedized case with kickstand and new mounts.

Apple could eschew plastic back for new metal case with 'iPhone 6c,' rumor says

Wednesday July 01, 2015

The next iteration of Apple's lower-cost iPhone "C" series might do away with the colorful polycarbonate shell it's currently known for in favor of a more robust metal case similar to the iPhone 6, according to a recent analyst report.

New iOS 9 beta with Apple Music integration due next week

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Developers testing out iOS 9 were excluded from Apple Music launch day festivities, but Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said to expect a build supporting the new streaming music service early next week.

Apple adds TRIM support for aftermarket SSDs in OS X 10.10.4

Wednesday July 01, 2015

Some four years after adding TRIM support for first-party solid state drives to OS X, Apple incorporated the command for aftermarket drives as part of Tuesday's OS X 10.10.4 update.

Samsung subsidiary Mapzen hiring Apple cartographers, designers for maps initiative

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Mapzen, a pioneering open source mapping project now backed by Samsung Research America, has hired a number of former Apple employees previously attached to Apple Maps, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple's automotive ambitions reportedly take toll on other departments with staff reassignments

Tuesday June 30, 2015

A report on Tuesday claims Apple's secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company's ranks as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

Apple Music comes to Mac and PC with iTunes 12.2

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Following the release of iOS 8.4 earlier on Tuesday, Apple pushed out the latest version of iTunes with support for the company's Apple Music streaming service, bringing including Beats 1 radio, Apple Music Connect, Apple Music Radio and more to Mac.

How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening

Tuesday June 30, 2015

Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable -- or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.