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2016

Apple working on Apple TV guide for streaming content

Thursday August 04, 2016

As part of efforts to build out its Apple TV product offering, Apple is reportedly developing a universal digital viewing guide for streaming services, like a traditional TV guide but for apps.

Apple debuts overhauled Apple Store app with device & accessory recommendations

Thursday August 04, 2016

Apple on Thursday released a predicted refresh of the Apple Store app for iPhones and iPads, enhanced with a new recommendation system as well as features for customers shopping in person.

US antitrust officials decline to change agreements on songwriting royalties

Thursday August 04, 2016

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division said it won't be seeking any changes to agreements on songwriter royalties, maintaining the status quo for streaming services like Pandora and Apple Music.

Apple Music 'Planet of the Apps' series brings on Paltrow, Vaynerchuk, will.i.am

Thursday August 04, 2016

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician will.i.am, and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will all serve as advisors to the app developers selected for the Apple 'Planet of the Apps' video series.

Sling TV to add NFL Network & RedZone to live streaming this fall

Thursday August 04, 2016

Creating another option for sports-addicted cord-cutters, the NFL has confirmed a deal that will bring the NFL Network and NFL RedZone to Dish's Sling TV.

Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone and iPad, calls it an 'important' security fix

Thursday August 04, 2016

In what could be the last update to the iOS 9 software cycle, Apple on Thursday released iOS 9.3.4 to the public, calling it an "important security update" that all users should install.

Apple Energy gets federal approval to sell power into wholesale markets

Thursday August 04, 2016

On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Apple Energy LLC -- a recently-created Apple subsidiary -- the right to sell energy generated from its solar facilities into wholesale markets.

Apple debuts new 'Shot on iPhone' ad featuring Maya Angelou

Thursday August 04, 2016

Apple has debuted a single new 'Shot on iPhone' ad, with the latest addition focusing on equality, featuring a voiceover from poet and author Maya Angelou.

Possible Apple 'iPhone 7' video shows functional camera

Thursday August 04, 2016

A new video attributed to the same Chinese repair shop as photos published earlier on Thursday depicts a device alleged to be an "iPhone 7" actually functioning, and running Apple's camera test application.

Free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

Thursday August 04, 2016

Square Enix on Thursday released Mobius Final Fantasy, a new iteration in its popular role-playing series, this time said to be custom-tailored for phones and tablets.

New alleged 'iPhone 7' pictures surface, show installed Apple test software

Thursday August 04, 2016

New pictures have appeared of a fully assembled "iPhone 7," with the shots showing a functional device that may have Apple's hardware pre-release "Switchboard" toolset installed.

Tight AMOLED supply causing problems for manufacturing, could impact Apple

Thursday August 04, 2016

Supply chain reports suggest that Oppo, one of the forces combating Apple in the Chinese market, will not hit shipment targets as a result of insufficient OLED supply from leading display maker Samsung.

Apple's latest iOS 10 beta enables faster text deletion with 3D Touch

Thursday August 04, 2016

iPhone 6s owners with the latest iOS 10 beta installed can press down harder on the backspace button to delete text faster, users are reporting.

Over 100 leading design professionals file amicus brief supporting Apple in Supreme Court case vs. Samsung

Thursday August 04, 2016

Dozens of the world's top design professionals -- providing services to the likes of Coca-Cola, Google, Louis Vuitton, NASA, Porsche and Starbucks -- filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday, pledging their support for Apple in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against rival Samsung.

Apple investment in Didi accelerated Uber decision to leave China, report says

Thursday August 04, 2016

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's huge $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing helped accelerate Uber's decision to pull out of the region, ending a years-long turf war.

Apple Music lands exclusive streaming rights to Britney Spears' upcoming album 'Glory'

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple Music has won another round in the ongoing streaming music war, as Britney Spears on Wednesday announced her new album, "Glory," will be made available exclusively on Apple's service later this month.

Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

Apple Music for Android emerges from beta in newest app update

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple on Wednesday released version 1.0.0 of the Apple Music Android app, making relatively minor changes, but officially taking the service's Android support out of beta.

App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

Wednesday August 03, 2016

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

Latest Apple diversity report claims US pay equity, modest changes in gender & race

Wednesday August 03, 2016

Apple on Wednesday published its latest "Inclusion & Diversity" update, showing small changes in the gender and racial makeup of the company, and the steps the company is taking toward equal pay for people with the same jobs and performance levels.