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2015

Apple now labeling map data collection vehicles in the US, UK

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Weeks after officially confirming the existence of a real-world data collection effort designed to bolster its mapping service, Apple has updated its fleet of sensor-loaded minivans with branding that makes them more clearly identifiable.

Apple Music reaches streaming deal with indie labels under Merlin, Beggars Group

Wednesday June 24, 2015

A report late Tuesday claims Apple has inked last-minute streaming deals with independent record labels under the umbrellas of Merlin and Beggars Group, suggesting tracks from the likes of FKA Twigs, Radiohead, M.I.A. and more will be part of Apple Music's debut lineup.

IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

Wednesday June 24, 2015

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM's MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for 7 cities in Spain, Germany, UK and Puerto Rico

Tuesday June 23, 2015

As part of a feature buildout to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Tuesday added seven international locales to its list of cities supporting Maps 3D Flyover.

Study: Higher iPhone resale value in US and China suggests strong demand

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Fresh data shows Apple's latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are reselling at comparatively higher prices than last year's iPhone 5s and 5c models did during the same post-launch period in 2014, suggesting demand for the handset has not waned.

Apple's Lisa Jackson expands leadership role to government, education policy

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple on Tuesday quietly announced Lisa Jackson will taken on additional duties beyond company related environmental issues, and is to be responsible for all policy initiatives including worldwide government affairs, education, accessibility and social concerns.

Apple's 'World Gallery' billboard ad campaign wins Cannes Lions Grand Prix

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple's World Gallery, part of the "Shot on iPhone 6" media blitz, was honored at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity with five Gold Lions and a Grand Prix award in the outdoor category.

Social media prank prompts accidental 911 calls through Apple's Siri

Tuesday June 23, 2015

A social media prank is likely responsible for a rash of Siri-based 911 calls made over the weekend in the Canadian city of Regina, Saskatchewan, local police said on Tuesday.

Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple renewed its license for exclusive use of Liquidmetal's bulk amorphous alloy technology in consumer products for another year, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing disclosed on Tuesday.

iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to make room for OS updates

Tuesday June 23, 2015

The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete.

Tidal loses interim CEO Peter Tonstad on eve of Apple Music launch

Tuesday June 23, 2015

On-demand, Jay Z-backed music service Tidal on Tuesday announced the departure of interim CEO Peter Tonstad, marking the second CEO departure for the struggling service since April.

Apple issues second watchOS 2.0 beta to developers

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Alongside a new iOS 9 beta, Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of watchOS 2.0 to developers, marking another milestone towards the software's public launch in the fall.

Apple releases second iOS 9 beta to developers

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple on Tuesday issued a second beta version of the next-generation iOS 9 to developers, with a laundry list of known issues ranging from CarPlay to Podcasts that reflect the software's early beta status.

Apple issues second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Just over two weeks after OS X 10.11 El Capitan was made official, Apple has supplied developers with the second beta of the new Mac operating system set to launch this fall.

Free, ad-supported Google Play Music stations debut in US a week before Apple Music & Beats 1

Tuesday June 23, 2015

With just a week to go before the launch of Apple Music, a new ad-supported free streaming version of Google Play Music, centered around curated radio stations, is now available in the U.S.

Last Call: $1,799 high-end 15" MacBook Pro ($700 off); 1.3GHz 12" MacBooks in stock ($140 off w/ AppleCare)

Tuesday June 23, 2015

A killer deal that offers Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M) model MGXC2LL/A at $1,799 (or $1,949 with AppleCare) will expire on Thursday, June 25th. Meanwhile 1.3GHz fully-loaded 12" MacBooks are in stock in all 3 colors with discounts of up to $167 when purchased with AppleCare (or 4 free accessories).

Apple gains more influence over Bluetooth standard with Promoter Member status

Tuesday June 23, 2015

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard.

Buick, GMC vehicles to adopt Apple's CarPlay for 2016 model year

Tuesday June 23, 2015

General Motors on Tuesday announced plans to bring Apple CarPlay to still more vehicles, this time to its Buick and GMC brands, which will get the technology in the 2016 model year.

As Apple Music launch looms, Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'excited to see where they take it'

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that his band --early opponents of the digital music revolution -- is on board with Apple's new streaming music service, and that he feels confident the company's leadership can take the business in the right direction for music fans.

Apple wins patent for unreleased Beats gaming headset

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. design patent, discovered by AppleInsider, that could hint at the possibility of a Beats-branded gaming headset, potentially revealing a new microphone-equipped Beats product targeted at gamers.