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2015

Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could improve selfies with 1080p front-facing camera and flash

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Selfie fiends may have a good reason to upgrade to Apple's next-generation iPhone, as configuration files discovered in the first beta release of iOS 9 hint at new capabilities for the front-facing camera, including 1080p recording and a built-in flash.

Medical researchers gain new data opportunities with ResearchKit debut on Apple's iPad

Wednesday June 10, 2015

ResearchKit is now supported on the iPad, creating a new avenue for Apple's open-source platform for medical researchers, the company announced in a mailing this week.

Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-exclusive split-screen multitasking will enhance productivity

Wednesday June 10, 2015

With this fall's iOS 9 upgrade, the iPad lineup will be getting special attention to enhance productivity on the big-screen tablets, including an all-new split-screen multitasking mode that will allow users to more easily accomplish two tasks at once.

PlayStation Vue adds to live TV subscriptions for iPad ahead of rumored Apple service

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Sony on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue TV service for the iPad, growing the number of TV subscrition services available for Apple products even as Apple's own rumored service remains in limbo.

First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has --as it does in every iOS revision --made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone's side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.

Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.

Spotify climbs to 20M paid subscribers, picks up $526M in funding ahead of Apple Music launch

Wednesday June 10, 2015

With the debut of the competing Apple Music service only weeks away, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its total subscriber base has climbed to 75 million people, 20 million of whom are subscribers to its more profitable Premium tier.

Apple fires Campus 2 contractors as 'spaceship' faces delays, spiraling costs

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Apple has reportedly severed its relationship with general contractors Skanska and DPR -- the two firms responsible for overseeing construction of its new "spaceship" headquarters -- with near-immediate effect, a rare mid-stream shakeup that follows a string of delays and increasing costs.

Find My iPhone, Friends become built-in apps in Apple's first iOS 9 beta, cannot be uninstalled

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Both Apple's "Find My iPhone" and "Find My Friends" applications are built in to the first beta of iOS 9, hinting that they could be added to the growing list of native iPhone apps when the software update launches this fall.

Apple confirms vans are for mapping data, reveals future locations they will be driving

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Apple has officially brought to an end the speculation surrounding its formerly secretive mapping vans, revealing that the vehicles are collecting data for future Apple Maps updates, and also emphasizing both privacy and transparency with a list of upcoming driving locations.

Apple's Schiller talks iPhone storage, thin design tradeoffs, single-port MacBook and more

Wednesday June 10, 2015

During a panel session with Daring Fireball's John Gruber on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his take on 16GB iPhones, the tradeoffs between battery life and device thinness, single-port MacBooks and more.

Apple's new developer resources for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan promise next-level apps and services

Wednesday June 10, 2015

At is annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced a host of new technologies designed to help developers offer improved user experiences over the entire Apple product line.

WWDC Steals: Apple's new iMac 5K for $1,799; 15-inch MacBook Pros for $1,749; more

Wednesday June 10, 2015

WWDC 2015 has delivered some shocking deals, such as $200 off Apple's brand new 3.3GHz iMac with Retina 5K display ($1,799) and $300 off its souped up 3.5GHz cousin. Similarly, 15-inch MacBook Pros are now available for as little as $1,749 ($250 off) without a discrete graphics card or $2,149 with one ($350 off).

Apple, record labels under scrutiny for collusion in New York and Connecticut

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Attorneys general in New York and Connecticut are conducting a joint antitrust investigation concerning Apple's negotiations with record labels over its new Apple Music streaming service.

Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit will accept a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.

Apple Music to reportedly stream at 256kbps, below Beats Music and industry rivals

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Apple is putting a 256kbps cap on Apple Music streaming, a report said Tuesday, a bitrate lower than competing top-tier offerings from Spotify and the service's own Beats Music forebear.

eBay arrives on Apple Watch, Google Maps for iOS gets pushed locations

Tuesday June 09, 2015

eBay on Tuesday released its first app for Apple Watch, while Google Maps for iOS updated with the ability to receive locations pushed from the desktop.

iOS 9 power-saving tactics include cutting display power for face-down devices

Tuesday June 09, 2015

Better battery life is an Apple priority for iOS 9, and to that end the company is adopting extreme attention to detail, implementing things like face-down power restrictions, a Low Power mode, and a dedicated menu in the Settings app with more granular detail.

Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

Tuesday June 09, 2015

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that's set to change with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.

Cadillac to support Apple CarPlay on 'majority' of upcoming 2016 cars

Tuesday June 09, 2015

General Motors' Cadillac division on Tuesday announced that it will add support for Apple CarPlay to most of its 2016 vehicles, the first group of which will launch later this summer.