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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Apple spotlights two new videos in 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

Apple spotlights two new videos in 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery

Two new "Shot on iPhone 6" clips were added to Apple's crowd sourced World Gallery webpage on Thursday, highlighting the handset's ability to capture color-saturated scenes, sharp grayscale images and slow-motion footage.

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Benchmarks detail processor throttling in iOS 9 beta Low Power mode

Benchmarks detail processor throttling in iOS 9 beta Low Power mode

A benchmark test performed on an iPhone 6 Plus running Apple's latest iOS 9 beta puts numbers to the upcoming operating system's Low Power mode, which throttles down processor performance to preserve battery life.

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Apple highlights LGBT content with special curated App Store section

Apple highlights LGBT content with special curated App Store section

In celebration of efforts made toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights equality, Apple on Thursday added a special section to the iOS App Store pointing to movies, music, TV shows, apps and other online media it says reflects LGBT pride.

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Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

Apple confirms Confederate flag ban in App Store, says war games have to change art

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it has removed a number of games and other apps from the App Store because they contain images of the Confederate battle flag.

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Rumor: Apple could be plotting new multitouch Bluetooth remote, OS X El Capitan beta reveals

Rumor: Apple could be plotting new multitouch Bluetooth remote, OS X El Capitan beta reveals

A file reportedly discovered in the second beta of Apple's next-generation desktop operating system suggests that the company is exploring a new kind of Bluetooth-enabled remote control, potentially hinting at future plans for the Apple TV set-top box.

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iTunes U update allows homework submissions, outside app integration [u]

iTunes U update allows homework submissions, outside app integration [u]

Apple's iTunes U is set to be updated to allow students to submit homework through the app, and for course materials to integrate external apps, greatly expanding the abilities of its education-focused platform. [Updated]

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Deals: Dell 27" Ultra HD 4K LED display for $499.99; deep Mac mini and Mac Pro discounts; $1,799 15" MacBook Pro (10 hours left)

Deals: Dell 27

Back exclusively for AI readers and for a limited time, grab Dell's 27" Ultra HD 4K LED monitor for a record low of $499.99. Meanwhile, there's just 10 hours left to secure the lowest price you'll ever see on Apple's mid-2014 high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro (MGXC2LL/A). Plus all Mac Pros and Mac minis at unbeatable discounts.

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Eminem's exclusive Beats 1 interview may signal patched-up relationship with Apple

Eminem's exclusive Beats 1 interview may signal patched-up relationship with Apple

Eminem's interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe may reflect a long-term thawing of the rapper's relationship with Apple, which was once defined by legal battles that would influence how royalties are paid for music downloads.

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Taylor Swift 'happily' bringing blockbuster '1989' album to Apple Music

Taylor Swift 'happily' bringing blockbuster '1989' album to Apple Music

Pop megastar Taylor Swift will allow Apple Music to stream her latest album —called 1989 —after the company altered its stance on payments to rights holders during the free trial period, a major coup for the company's new streaming service.

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Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags

Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags

Apple appears to have removed most or all content from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, even games which only feature the flag in a historical war context, it was discovered on Thursday.

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New, faster Qi wireless charging spec could get an iPhone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes

New, faster Qi wireless charging spec could get an iPhone from 0 to 60% in 30 minutes

The Wireless Power Consortium has updated its popular Qi wireless power specification to include a new 15-watt fast charging mode, meaning that if Apple eventually does choose to expand the availability of wireless charging across its product range, it could do so with no detriment to charging times.

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Beats 1 to feature celebrity shows hosted by Elton John, Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre & more

Beats 1 to feature celebrity shows hosted by Elton John, Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre & more

Apple will indeed have a number of mainstream musicians host shows on Beats 1 including Drake, Disclosure, St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, and Elton John, a report said on Thursday.

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With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.

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Save $809: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $1,089 with free AppleCare, Microsoft Sculpt Mouse & LG CD/DVD drive

Save $809: Apple's 11

For just a few more days, readers can save $809 on Apple's completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $1,089 with free AppleCare and plus your choice of two free or heavily discounted accessories.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features

A pair of Apple patent applications published Thursday point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).

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FeatureWith IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS

After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users — and developers building on Box's platform — can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Apple to reportedly pay 0.2 cents per song for Apple Music 90-day free trial period

Apple to reportedly pay 0.2 cents per song for Apple Music 90-day free trial period

As Apple Music nears its June 30 debut more information is coming out regarding Apple's fee structure as applied to the service's 90-day free trial, with reports on Wednesday now pegging the number at 0.2 cents per play.

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Apple Music ad blitz moves to Times Square with Beats 1 billboard

Apple Music ad blitz moves to Times Square with Beats 1 billboard

In preparation of the upcoming Apple Music launch on June 30, Apple installed a gigantic billboard in Times Square this week advertising its unique live-streaming Beats 1 radio service.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

Apple CEO Tim Cook invited to attend Sun Valley conference in July

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals.

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Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account

Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.

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Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers enabled for Apple CarPlay, starting at $900

Kenwood ships its first aftermarket receivers enabled for Apple CarPlay, starting at $900

Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time.

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Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

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TipsHow to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

How to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.

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'Freedom' by Pharrell Williams will be an Apple Music launch exclusive

'Freedom' by Pharrell Williams will be an Apple Music launch exclusive

A new single from Pharrell Williams, "Freedom," will be an Apple Music exclusive and launch alongside the service on June 30, according to a Facebook update by the hip-hop and R&B singer.

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Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

Apple on pace to sell 53M iPhones in June quarter, Apple Watch demand sustaining 'healthy' levels

Demand for Apple's flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains extremely strong, even as the product cycle begins to wind down, while consumer interest in the Apple Watch is outperforming the first iPhone, new data reveals.

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Adobe addresses new 'actively exploited' critical vulnerability in Flash, users urged to update

Adobe addresses new 'actively exploited' critical vulnerability in Flash, users urged to update

Yet another severe flaw in Adobe's much-maligned Flash Player has been discovered and is being "actively exploited," the company said on Tuesday, and users with Flash installed are being urged to upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

Apple renews Liquidmetal exclusivity license into 2016

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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