05/23/2015, 02:05 pm
Apple has gobbled up mapping market share on iOS (and the Mac) since introducing its own alternative to Google Maps back in 2012, despite lacking a variety of key features. Hints at how Apple Maps may soon improve are coming from a seemingly unlikely source: China.
05/22/2015, 12:05 pm
The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.
05/21/2015, 09:05 pm
Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.
05/21/2015, 05:05 pm
In recognition of Global Awareness Accessibility Day on May 21, Apple has showcased a series of iOS apps and published a podcast highlighting its efforts to make Apple Watch easy to use for people with disabilities.
05/20/2015, 04:05 pm
Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.
05/17/2015, 02:05 pm
In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software.
05/14/2015, 04:05 pm
Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June.
05/13/2015, 05:05 pm
Broadcom on Tuesday announced that the software development kit for its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform has been fully vetted by Apple for use with the HomeKit framework, paving the way for wider adoption of the iOS-connected Internet of Things protocol.
05/13/2015, 04:05 pm
Apple on Wednesday opened up the App Analytics beta to all registered iOS developers, moving beyond an early system in which people had to request access and briefly wait for their chance to participate.
05/13/2015, 03:05 pm
Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.
05/12/2015, 04:05 pm
BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.
05/12/2015, 03:05 pm
A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.
05/11/2015, 10:05 pm
During a recent visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is moving forward with talks to roll out Apple Pay in partnership with regional banks and perhaps e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.
05/11/2015, 08:05 pm
In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.
05/11/2015, 12:05 pm
With less than a month to go before its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple on Monday issued third betas of iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 to developers, and second public betas to people in the AppleSeed testing program.
05/11/2015, 08:05 am
Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.
05/08/2015, 05:05 pm
Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple's iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.
05/08/2015, 10:05 am
Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.
05/07/2015, 08:05 pm
In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."
05/06/2015, 03:05 pm
The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.