At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.
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As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.
Microsoft has launched a free iOS client for its SharePoint enterprise collaboration suite, making it easier for businesses to consolidate inter-office communication and collaboration on the go.
Further explorations of iOS 10's code may back expectations that the mobile OS will get a "dark mode" in later betas, and/or a cellular connection toggle in its Control Center.
Apple's WWDC keynote provided plenty of news fodder this week, including the announcements of macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3 -- plus many other technologies coming soon to Apple devices.
In preparation of the iOS 10 launch this fall, Apple on Friday sent out emails inviting developers to take part in a beta testing program for Search Ads, a forthcoming iOS App Store feature designed to boost app discoverability.
One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.
At E3 this week Square Enix announced plans to bring hit stealth action franchise Deus Ex to iOS as part of its "Go" series of mobile games, and AppleInsider was on hand check out an early version running on iPad.
The iOS 10 version of Messages appears to contain a hidden "dark mode" option, potentially backing up hints that such a feature will go system-wide, or at least come to other iOS apps beyond ones like iBooks.
A spectrum of new features are set for introduction when iOS 10 and macOS (nŽe OS X) see public release this fall, but those brave enough to take the leap can test drive the software as part of Apple's Beta Software Program come July.
Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.
A number of enhancements are coming to the fourth-generation Apple TV later this year, including the ability to authenticate a cable subscription just one time across a variety of apps.
User complaints about slowness on Apple Watch have not gone unheard, as Apple is planning major improvements to speed and responsiveness with watchOS 3, including background loading of data, a quick-access Control Center, and dynamic new uses for the side button.
Just hours before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was scheduled to start, LinkedIn's iOS Developer Community canceled its San Francisco-based watch party, following the news that the social networking service was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.
On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.
Building on rumors claiming Apple Pay would see website integration this year, a report on Friday says Apple is planning to officially announce the new payment feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next week.
As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.
Building on a foundation of recent rumor and speculation, designer Martin Hajek mocked up computer graphics renders exploring the utility of incorporating an OLED touchbar into Apple's rumored next-generation MacBook Pro, a device anticipated for release later this year.
An unconfirmed, and somewhat tenuous, rumor on Thursday claims iMessage will be Apple's next Android release, with the company potentially planning a debut next week at its Worldwide Developers Conference.
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
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.
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.
In another subtle hint that Apple plans to rebrand its desktop operating system "macOS," the company on Wednesday published a support document containing reference to the new naming convention alongside software pillars iOS, tvOS and watchOS.
After Apple announced an upcoming change to its App Store revenue sharing policies that will net developers a larger cut for customers who maintain a subscription for more than one year, a report now says Google plans to offer identical terms -- minus the probationary period.
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.