All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apple’

Apple Music Unveiled At WWDC

As expected, Apple unveiled its new music service today, aptly called Apple Music. It’s even going to be available for Android. The app includes a streaming music service as well as a live radio station and a way for people to connect with artists. It makes use of the iTunes library of music as well as music users have ripped …

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Apple Pay Gets Discover, Square, UK Launch [WWDC]

As you may know, Apple unveiled iOS 9 today, and that includes some updates to Apple Pay. For one, Discover will come on board starting in the fall, at which point Apple Pay will work with all major credit card networks. Also coming on board is Square, which will launch a new reader that accepts Apple Pay. Next month, Apple …

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Apple’s iOS 9 Brings New Focus On Siri And Search [WWDC]

Apple unveiled iOS 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Much of the focus on the new OS was related to search and Siri. Apple is clearly getting more serious about competing with Google. According to Apple, Siri serves over a billion requests per week, and it’s gotten 40% more accurate over the last year. It’s also 40% faster …

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Apple Announces Mac OS X El Capitan [WWDC]

Apple unveiled its latest version of Mac OS X at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. It’s called El Capitan. The company said the previous version – Yosemite – had the best adoption rate of any PC operating system ever, before showing off features that it hopes will help top that with the new one. El Capitan includes enhancements to …

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Here’s Google’s Google I/O Talk For iOS Developers

You don’t typically associate Google developer events with iOS, but while Google I/O was largely about Android, there was a surprising amount of iOS discussion from the company last week. For one, the the company announced that it’s expanding app indexing (which is now a ranking signal for mobile search results) to iOS. At Google I/O, the company held a …

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Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Font Is Likely Going to Change

Are all the Apple users ready for a font change? Everyone loves a font change! Love it or not, a new look might be coming to your iOS and Mac OS devices. 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman quotes the ubiquitous sources with knowledge of the situation, who say that when Apple unveils its new operating systems iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, …

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Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products. We request that the White House instead focus on …

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Here’s Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs in the First Official Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’

Steve Jobs, the highly-anticipated biopic of the late Apple co-founder, finally started filming in January after it spent a while on a casting and directing carousel. Now, Universal Pictures has just dropped the first official teaser for the film. Here’s your first look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. What do you think? The rest of the cast is as …

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Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company said in an email to …

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Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

File this under interesting, but unconfirmed, reports. Earlier this month, reports said that Apple was doing its damnedest to kill Spotify’s free tier. Apple, of course, is planning on relaunching is Beats Music-based streaming competitor this summer (likely at its Worldwide Developers Conference). The reports suggested that Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing …

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Apple Announces Partnerships For Environmental Efforts In China

Apple announced that it is expanding its renewable energy and environmental protection efforts in China. This includes a multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund, which the company says will “significantly increase” responsibly managed forests across the country. The two strive to protect a million acres of forests, which provide fiber for pulp, paper, and wood products. Apple says its goal …

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Fitbit Files $100 Million IPO

Fitness tracking wearables company Fitbit has decided to go public According to Fortune, Fitbit will trade on the NYSE under the symbol FIT. The company says it plans to raise $100 million, but that number is likely to change. Fitbit’s regulatory filing revealed some interesting things about the company – including some impressive numbers in terms of revenues and profit. …

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