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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

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

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).

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Apple supplies developers with new betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

Apple supplies developers with new betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

While the focus this week is on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, those won't become available to the public until this fall. In the interim, Apple has new updates for iOS and OS X that remain in testing, patching bugs and issues for each platform.

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UK's Barclays in 'constructive' talks to add Apple Pay support

UK's Barclays in 'constructive' talks to add Apple Pay support

Responding to a flurry of public complaints, U.K. bank Barclays said on Twitter that it is in negotiations to add Apple Pay support, and that efforts "remain constructive."

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Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

Apple will introduce an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.

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Apple still in licensing talks to complete Apple Music library - report

Apple still in licensing talks to complete Apple Music library - report

Even after making Apple Music public during Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple is still negotiating some important music licenses for the streaming service, a new report says.

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First look: iOS 9 brings Find My Friends widget, changes for Safari, Reminders, Camera

First look: iOS 9 brings Find My Friends widget, changes for Safari, Reminders, Camera

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system includes a number of evolutionary updates to complement its new headline features, like a new Notification Center widget for Find My Friends and user interface tweaks to Safari, Reminders, and the Camera app.

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First look: iOS 9's iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

First look: iOS 9's iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

During a jam-packed keynote address at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a slew of new iOS features set for release when iOS 9 debuts this fall. In anticipation, we took a first look at Apple's latest mobile OS and compiled a few bits and bobs worth noting.

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Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Music industry execs unconcerned by Apple Music threat

Music industry execs unconcerned by Apple Music threat

After Apple officially debuted its Apple Music streaming service at WWDC on Monday, industry executives blithely offered their two cents — albeit anonymously — on the latest product to come out of Cupertino, proclaiming early that it won't be a runaway success.

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Apple posts full WWDC 2015 keynote extravaganza online

Apple posts full WWDC 2015 keynote extravaganza online

Apple late Monday posted to its website a full version of this year's WWDC keynote address, which clocked in at just under two and a half hours from Bill Hader's comedic intro to a musical performance by The Weeknd.

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Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

Following Apple's WWDC keynote at Moscone West on Monday, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS and OS X apps "combined design and technology in powerful ways."

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Apple Watch to get Activation Lock with watchOS 2

Apple Watch to get Activation Lock with watchOS 2

Apple's upcoming watchOS 2 will bring Activation Lock to the Apple Watch, the company quietly revealed on Monday via a new webpage for the operating system.

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Apple targets China, Japan with new OS X El Capitan system fonts and input

Apple targets China, Japan with new OS X El Capitan system fonts and input

Asia has already proven to be the next major market frontier for Apple, and as such the company is catering to prospective Mac buyers with new input features custom tailored to Chinese and Japanese speakers.

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Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.

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First look: Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

First look: Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

The first pre-release versions of Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system confirm the company's plans to bring its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.

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iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.

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Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.

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Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7 'Beats 1' station, on iOS & Android for $10/month

Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7 'Beats 1' station, on iOS & Android for $10/month

Featuring on-demand content, curated playlists, and a new global always-on radio station dubbed "Beats One," Apple Music is a subscription service that aims to redefine how people discover and listen to music for $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for six family members. It launches on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.

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Apple's iOS App Store hits 100B downloads, pays out $30B to developers

 Apple's iOS App Store hits 100B downloads, pays out $30B to developers

In an update to developers at WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company recently exceeded 100 billion downloads at the iOS App Store, and has generated $30 billion for developers.

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Apple reveals watchOS 2: 3rd-party complications, nightstand mode, native apps, more

Apple reveals watchOS 2: 3rd-party complications, nightstand mode, native apps, more

Though the Apple Watch is newly on the wrists of users, Apple is already showcasing the next major update to its wearable operating system, which will offer a number of new features, most notably the ability to run native third-party applications without the need for a connected iPhone.

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Apple to open source Swift later this year with support for iOS, OS X, and Linux

Apple to open source Swift later this year with support for iOS, OS X, and Linux

Apple on Monday announced that it would make its popular new Swift programming language open source, releasing the language and toolchains for iOS, OS X, and Linux.

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New Apple Pay plans include store cards, UK launch in July

New Apple Pay plans include store cards, UK launch in July

At its Monday WWDC keynote Apple annouced a number of planned changes to Apple Pay, including the addition of store rewards cards, and plans to launch in the United Kingdom in July.

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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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Monday, June 08, 2015

Apple unveils transit data for Maps in iOS 9

Apple unveils transit data for Maps in iOS 9

As expected, Apple announced transit directions integration are coming to the Maps app in iOS 9, featuring multi-modal routing, rail line information and Siri integration, among other functions.

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Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.

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Apple introduces Metal for Mac, promises huge leap in graphics performance

Apple introduces Metal for Mac, promises huge leap in graphics performance

At WWDC on Monday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced Metal for Mac, which combines the power of OpenCL and graphics crunching capability of OpenGL into a unified API that reduces draw rendering times by 50 percent.

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Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan, focusing on experience & performance

Apple announces OS X 10.11 El Capitan, focusing on experience & performance

Apple's next major release of OS X will be dubbed "El Capitan," the company announced on Monday, featuring a number of tweaks and improvements, including enhancements to Spotlight, new gesture-based input methods for built-in apps, and more.

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Apple Pay support will expand to include 'private label' retail store cards

Apple Pay support will expand to include 'private label' retail store cards

Apple on Monday is expected to announce that its Apple Pay mobile wallet will begin accepting retail store cards, allowing consumers to benefit from special offers and discounts at certain locations.

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Live from Apple's WWDC 2015: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

Live from Apple's WWDC 2015: iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Music and more

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off with a keynote presentation, unveiling the company's upcoming products, including the next-generation versions of iOS and OS X. AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with complete exclusive coverage of the company's big event.

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Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.

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HTC uses photos taken on an iPhone to show off its new 24K-gold One M9

HTC uses photos taken on an iPhone to show off its new 24K-gold One M9

Taiwanese device maker HTC recently unveiled a limited run of its flagship One M9 handset plated in 24-karat gold, showing the new device off on Twitter —using photos taken with an iPhone.

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Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.

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