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2016

New third party iOS 10 App Extensions designed to extend Siri, Maps in tandem

Thursday June 30, 2016

Developers building support for their ride sharing apps to plug into iOS 10's Siri can be supported within Maps as well, thanks to integrated efforts between the two teams to share a mechanism for deciphering and responding to user intent, whether driven by voice or the multitouch interface.

Renderings of Space Black 'iPhone 7' has hints of rumored dark Space Gray option

Thursday June 30, 2016

Ahead of an expected next-generation iPhone release this fall, graphic designer Martin Hajek ran with the latest rumor and speculation to create a detailed rendering sans headphone jack, with "Force Touch ID" and clad in a Space Black finish.

Apple reportedly mulling Tidal acquisition for access to exclusive content

Thursday June 30, 2016

A shaky rumor on Thursday claims Apple is in early talks to acquire Tidal, the music streaming service and Apple Music competitor purchased by rapper Jay-Z in 2015.

Dell abandons its remaining Android tablets, 6 months after HP

Thursday June 30, 2016

The weak sustainability of low-end market share has claimed a new victim. Dell has dropped its remaining Venue-branded Android tablet line and will instead focus on selling conventional PCs and hybrid "2-in-1" devices running Windows, citing over-saturation and declining demand for slate-style tablets.

Apple and NASA collaborate on Jupiter-themed short film 'Visions of Harmony'

Thursday June 30, 2016

To commemorate the impending arrival of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, Apple and the space agency released a new short film on iTunes and Apple Music on Thursday featuring original music by artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple executive Trent Reznor.

Apple CEO Tim Cook named lead independent director at Nike

Thursday June 30, 2016

Nike on Thursday appointed Apple CEO and longtime board member Tim Cook as its "lead independent director," while announcing company founder Phil Knight's retirement from the board.

JVC ships promised KW-V820BT receiver with support for Apple's CarPlay

Thursday June 30, 2016

JVC on Thursday launched the KW-V820BT, its first aftermarket receiver with support for Apple's CarPlay.

Sling TV splits into 'Orange' and 'Blue' tiers, adds NBC, BBC America & other channels

Thursday June 30, 2016

Sling TV on Thursday announced a slew of changes to its streaming service, including several new channels and the creation of "Orange" and "Blue" tiers, the latter bringing multi-stream support out of beta.

NYC Apple reseller and community staple Tekserve to close Manhattan store

Thursday June 30, 2016

Tekserve -- both an Apple reseller and a gathering place for Apple users and devotees -- has announced it will close its Manhattan store in August, ending 29 years of service.

Spotify says Apple rejected update over App Store policies, 'causing grave harm' to service

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple Music competitor Spotify has accused Apple of rejecting an update to its official iOS app, claiming that the iPhone maker has exhibited "a troubling pattern of behavior" that's anti-competitive.

MetroPCS to sell Apple's iPhone for first time on Friday, but only in Florida

Thursday June 30, 2016

T-Mobile's prepaid brand -- MetroPCS -- will officially begin iPhone sales for the first time on Friday, though initially only in the state of Florida.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch app in iOS 10 lets you browse & customize watch faces

Thursday June 30, 2016

One key new feature in watchOS 3 comes in tandem with iOS 10, allowing users to view, add and edit watch faces to their liking with more screen real estate, via the Apple Watch app on an iPhone.

TSMC expected to net big revenue boost on Apple 'A10' chips for 'iPhone 7'

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple processor maker TSMC is reportedly forecast to grow revenues almost 20 percent sequentially in its third quarter, owing primarily to shipments of "A10" processors for Apple's "iPhone 7."

Apple gives away iPhone drawing app 'Procreate Pocket' through Apple Store app

Thursday June 30, 2016

Apple selected popular iPhone drawing app Procreate Pocket as its latest paid app giveaway on Wednesday, making the former App Store Editors Choice and App Store Best of 2015 title available for free from the Apple Store app for iOS.

Nancy Pelosi expresses disappointment over Tim Cook's GOP fundraiser

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Engaging in a bit of political posturing this week, U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a -- surprisingly condescending -- takedown of Apple CEO Tim Cook's fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican candidates.

Apple uses platform dominance to 'lock out' competition, says Elizabeth Warren

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned a critical eye to Silicon Valley in a keynote speech delivered at New America's Open Markets Program on Wednesday, saying industry leaders Apple, Amazon and Google use their respective platforms to the detriment of smaller, less powerful competitors.

Hillary Clinton's tech platform backs Apple positions on encryption, privacy, innovation, patents, education

Wednesday June 29, 2016

A new position paper outlining U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "Initiative on Technology & Innovation" broadly addresses a wide range of subjects, but in particular aligns with Apple's position on encryption and privacy championed by its chief executive, Tim Cook.

Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Startup camera maker Sioeye on Wednesday announced its Iris4G LTE iOS-connected action camera now offers data plans with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, including a starter package with 5 gigabytes of free bandwidth to begin live streaming on the go.

New photos show possible Lightning-equipped EarPods for Apple's 'iPhone 7'

Wednesday June 29, 2016

A pair of photos published on Wednesday show what are claimed to be Lightning-ready versions of the EarPods bundled with iPhones, presumably intended for Apple's "iPhone 7" and "iPhone 7 Plus."

Porsche expands Apple CarPlay support with 2017 Panamera

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Porsche has announced that its upcoming four-door sedan, the 2017 Panamera, will support Apple's CarPlay technology when the vehicle launches in the U.S. in January.