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2015

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.

Apple hiring editing team to curate content for iOS 9's News app

Monday June 15, 2015

Ahead of iOS 9's debut this fall, Apple is hiring a team of editors to find and curate content for its News aggregation app, according to a new job listing spotted on Apple's website.

Microsoft demos 'mixed reality gaming' capabilities of HoloLens with Minecraft

Monday June 15, 2015

Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens virtual reality accessory took the stage at E3 on Monday, with the company showing how "mixed reality gaming" will work on the future hardware, via its popular Minecraft universe.

Apple aims to double retail footprint, iPhone sales in India with help of new distribution deals

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple has signed a deal with a fifth Indian smartphone distributor, Optiemus Group, as part of a campaign to more than double retail reach and hence double iPhone sales in each of the next three years, a report said on Monday.

New Alchemy-like GarageBand synths appear to be first fruits of Apple's Camel Audio acquisition

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple has quietly revealed a forthcoming update to its GarageBand music production app that will add a number of new synths with shape-shifting controls, additions that seem to be influenced by Camel Audio's popular Alchemy synth software, which Apple acquired earlier this year.

More than 70% of Apple Music revenues passed to rights owners, Apple confirms

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple will pay out more than 70 cents of every dollar it earns from its new streaming music service, the company revealed on Monday, a slight premium over the rates paid by competing services like Spotify.

iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

Monday June 15, 2015

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains quick cut, copy, paste & more on iPad

Monday June 15, 2015

Apple's QuickType keyboard will gain new iPad-specific functions in iOS 9, including a "Shortcut Bar" with quick links to commonly used text entry functions like cut, copy, paste, and font options.

New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

Monday June 15, 2015

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

Monday June 15, 2015

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app viewing mode called Split View and a more intuitive Mission Control for easy window management.