National Federation of the Blind says "Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company"
07/12/2014, 01:07 pm
On Friday, the president of the National Federation of the Blind clarified the group's recent resolution calling on Apple to collaborate with the group's efforts to expand accessibility among third party apps, noting a "good relationship" despite a "provocative and poorly reported article" on the subject released by Reuters.
07/11/2014, 07:07 pm
Apple has remained silent on its plans for PrimeSense, the 3D scanning firm it acquired last November. But a new iPad app based on some of the same underlying technology--which allows users to quickly capture three dimensional models for use in CAD and 3D printing via a third party peripheral--indicates that Apple may be planning to integrate the tech into future iPads as a differentiating feature.
07/11/2014, 03:07 pm
Apple's march toward transparency continued on Friday with the launch of the Swift Blog, a new developer-focused blog covering the Swift programming language introduced by the company at WWDC.
07/10/2014, 03:07 pm
Two popular iOS titles released notable updates Thursday as the weekend approaches, with Minecraft adding a number of new features -- including infinite worlds -- while Plague, Inc. takes advantage of a new 20th Century Fox partnership to let players control colonies of apes.
07/10/2014, 01:07 pm
Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.
07/10/2014, 11:07 am
Apple on Thursday released iTunes version 11.3 and with it announced the availability of high-definition iTunes Extras for the Mac and Apple TV, with the bonus features coming to iOS 8 after the operating system's rollout this fall.
07/10/2014, 10:07 am
Thanks in part to the massive popularity of Apple's iPhone, over 24 million cars featuring the company's CarPlay infotainment offering could be on the road just five years after the first vehicles sporting the new system roll off of automotive assembly lines.
07/10/2014, 04:07 am
Apple is enhancing its accessibility features in both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, widening its lead over Google's Android in accommodating the needs of users with disabilities.
07/09/2014, 11:07 am
A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.
07/09/2014, 10:07 am
Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents' money "like a drunken sailor."
07/09/2014, 07:07 am
Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.
07/07/2014, 10:07 pm
With the release of iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, Apple continued to build out its forthcoming Health app with new features, including support for the iPhone 5s' M7 coprocessor and additional data collection categories.
07/07/2014, 03:07 pm
Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.
07/07/2014, 01:07 pm
Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.
07/07/2014, 05:07 am
At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new feature enables new and existing web services to extend iOS and OS X to support social sharing of documents, websites, photos and other media.
07/05/2014, 02:07 pm
Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot's Asteroid Smart doesn't participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.
07/04/2014, 11:07 am
iOS gamers can turn their Apple TV into a Wii for free during this long weekend with Motion Tennis for Apple TV, or fight tyrants and titans for half off in the Infinity Blade franchise, while parents can keep their children occupied on the cheap with Disney's 85 percent off sale.
07/04/2014, 03:07 am
At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions enable a new type of widgets in Notification Center for both platforms, along with enabling third party Custom Keyboards for iOS.
07/03/2014, 12:07 pm
Social networking behemoth Facebook on Thursday released a new version of its Facebook Messenger application for iOS that brings with it a new user interface optimized specifically for the larger screens found on Apple's iPads.
07/03/2014, 03:07 am
At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.