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2015

iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's iPad world closer to the Mac

Friday June 12, 2015

New hardware keyboard capabilities for the iPad in iOS 9 make it easier than ever to switch apps and access shortcuts, pushing Apple's tablet to become more like a traditional computer than ever before.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

Friday June 12, 2015

Apple's native Notes application is getting a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

Friday June 12, 2015

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple is getting ready to add new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

Rdio responds to Apple Music with statement satirizing Apple reaction to IBM PC

Friday June 12, 2015

Rdio on Friday responded to this week's announcement of Apple Music, satirizing Apple marketing from 1981 as part of an argument that the company is doing nothing fundamentally new.

Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airborne and Hydrofoil models [u]

Friday June 12, 2015

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, privacy, Metal, Swift and more

Friday June 12, 2015

This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger as we discuss Apple's WWDC keynote, Apple Music, Apple News, Wallet, privacy and Apple's apps for Android phones. Daniel gives us a view into what's important to Apple, how it changes the industry, and what matters for consumers.

Apple posts 'Backstage' parody sketch from WWDC 2015

Thursday June 11, 2015

With WWDC 2015, Apple chose to kick things off with a humorous sketch video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The video is now up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to resign, 140-character limit lifted for direct messages

Thursday June 11, 2015

Twitter announced two major, albeit unrelated, developments on Thursday, noting the departure of Dick Costolo as CEO and a crucial service change that raises direct messaging limits from 140 characters to 10,000.

Twitter launches 'Experiments' program for iOS, Google brings AirPlay to Slides

Thursday June 11, 2015

Twitter is launching an "Experiments" beta-testing program for iOS, a report said on Thursday. Google meanwhile updated its three iOS Docs apps, most notably adding AirPlay and Chromecast support to Slides.

European Commission probes Amazon over e-book publishing contracts

Thursday June 11, 2015

The European Commission on Thursday began an antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business, addressing concerns the company is unfairly using publisher deals to undercut competition -- mirroring earlier cases brought against Apple.

Apple leases 26K-square-foot space in Pittsburgh for unknown project

Thursday June 11, 2015

Apple has leased one and a half floors, or about 26,000 square feet of floor space, of a mixed use development currently under construction in Pittsburgh, though the company's plans for the facility are unknown, a report said Thursday.

First look: iOS 9's new cursor-controlling gesture keyboard on iPad

Thursday June 11, 2015

One of the headline features in Apple's next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad's on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.

Expiring Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M) for $1,799 ($700 off)

Thursday June 11, 2015

In yet another unbelievable WWDC deal from Apple's Authorized Resellers, readers today can take advantage of an offer that delivers a $700 discount and the lowest price we've ever seen for Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M) model MGXC2LL/A at $1,799.99 (or $1,949.99 with AppleCare) with free accessories. [Update: The $1799 price on this deal is set to expire soon.]

Apple to renovate flagship Fifth Ave. glass cube store, set up temporary outlet at FAO Schwarz

Thursday June 11, 2015

Apple is planning to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City, and during construction will reportedly direct shoppers to a temporary outlet in a space currently occupied by FAO Schwarz.

iOS 9's 'predictive touch' may pave road for rumored 'iPad Pro' stylus from Apple

Thursday June 11, 2015

One of the new technologies in iOS 9 is "predictive touch," an addition that may presage the launch of an Apple-made stylus in tandem with an anticipated jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad.

Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

Thursday June 11, 2015

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --at a convenient time for the user.

iPod's disappearance from top of Apple website signals further slide into obscurity

Thursday June 11, 2015

Apple quietly removed the iPod category from the top menu of its website earlier this week, in yet another sign that Apple is further sidelining the aging portable media player product category.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-only 'Picture in Picture' mode lets you keep watching video with any task

Thursday June 11, 2015

Starting with the release of iOS 9 this fall, iPad owners will be able to shrink video and continue watching and listening while accomplishing other tasks, thanks to Apple's all-new Picture in Picture mode.

Foxconn may build Apple iPhone plant in India, could reduce local costs

Thursday June 11, 2015

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly in talks to open a new iPhone assembly plant in India, potentially allowing the handset to achieve lower prices and boost sales in the growing market.

Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

Thursday June 11, 2015

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.