06/09/2016, 03:06 pm
Apple's planned changes to the App Store still don't address some fundamental problems, a Spotify executive said on Thursday, hinting that the music service's in-app subscription fees are likely to remain unchanged.
WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana
06/09/2016, 10:06 am
While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.
06/09/2016, 09:06 am
Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.
06/08/2016, 01:06 pm
In the near future, Apple will be shifting to a new revenue sharing model for apps -- one that more heavily favors subscription services than one-time or in-app purchases, marketing head Phil Schiller revealed on Wednesday. The company also plans to begin allowing search ads in the App Store this fall.
06/08/2016, 09:06 am
iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.
06/07/2016, 10:06 pm
Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.
06/07/2016, 07:06 pm
Payments industry hopeful CurrentC continued its slow death march on Tuesday, announcing plans to officially end beta testing later in June without plans for wider rollout. In related news, Apple Pay this week gained support from more than 30 U.S. banks and credit unions.
After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption backdoors from Investigatory Powers Bill before passing
06/07/2016, 05:06 pm
The U.K. House of Commons has passed a limited version of its Investigatory Powers Bill after removing controversial elements that would have demanded that manufacturers like Apple to weaken or build backdoors into their encryption products.
06/07/2016, 04:06 pm
Apple on Tuesday released an important update to its iTunes U iOS app, adding features like a cloud-capable document picker. Google meanwhile debuted Motion Stills, an iPhone app that creates unusual GIFs based on Live Photos.
06/03/2016, 07:06 pm
Apple Pay gained the support of two major on-demand food delivery services on Friday, as Grubhub included Apple's payments service as a checkout option in updates to its Grubhub and Seamless iOS apps.
06/03/2016, 01:06 pm
Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.
06/02/2016, 09:06 pm
The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced and published samples of 72 new emoji characters set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 in June, including what is sure to be a crowd favorite: the cucumber.
06/02/2016, 05:06 pm
The software engineer who led development of satellite navigation systems for a variety of luxury carmakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, has been working for Apple since October.
06/01/2016, 09:06 pm
Apple customers who provisioned credit and debit cards with Apple Pay made $10.9 billion in purchases in 2015, a report said Wednesday, suggesting the nascent payments service is -- slowly -- gaining momentum as the company expands beyond core markets.
05/31/2016, 12:05 pm
Blast Motion is partnering with AppleInsider to offer readers the chance to win their choice of a baseball, basketball or golf sensor complete with app. And arguably the best part of this week's giveaway is that there are 10 sensors up for grabs.
05/30/2016, 07:05 pm
Last week, developer Marco Arment suggested in a blog posting that if Apple were to fail to grasp the potential for voice-based Artificial Intelligence to change the nature of smartphone demand, the company's core revenue generator could suffer the same fate as RIM's Blackberry, which a decade prior had similarly failed to see the importance of iPhone's advanced multitouch experience until it was too late to do anything about it.
05/30/2016, 09:05 am
It's championship season for both hockey and basketball -- the NHL Stanley Cup Final kicks off Monday night, while the NBA Finals matchup will be set after game seven of the Western Conference Finals. Here's how to watch all of this week's action on the go with your iPhone.
05/27/2016, 09:05 pm
Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday released an updated version of its iOS app with native support for in-app "Peek and Pop" 3D Touch gestures, while Google refreshed its flagship search app with integrated Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology.
05/27/2016, 10:05 am
The expanding electronic payments battle between Apple, Google, and Samsung will reportedly reach a new front next month as the South Korean firm is said to be readying a new web-based option that would enable iPhone users to make online payments via SamsungPay.
Apple eyes Apple Pay expansion into Asia and Europe, looks to roll out in 'every significant market'
05/27/2016, 02:05 am
Addressing this week's Apple Pay expansion in Singapore, segment vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple is "working rapidly" to deploy the payments platform in Asia and Europe on the way to launching in every major market the company's products are sold.