Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    Last week we told you about the progress the new color-screened Pebble Time was making towards getting into the hands of buyers, not only learning about upcoming pre-orders for regular retail sales, but also of shipments on their way out to Kickstarter backers. And by now, plenty of those backers have received their orders, and they're all ready to start trying out their new wearables. Or, at least, they would be, if they had access to the corresponding smartphone app. Despite Pebble's efforts, the iOS Pebble Time app isn't yet available, and the company spends a moment today explaining ...

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    "The Internet of Things" seems to be a big deal recently, as more companies continue to provide manufacturers with options to make home appliances smarter. The biggest problem so far is that manufacturers haven't really adopted any solution quickly, and then there's the price tag challenge that consumers face later. Still, we do see Google going crazy with things like Project Brillo, and then there's Apple's HomeKit, which is apparently going to get smarter with a new development. Apple has just published a new support document that claims that the third-generation Apple TV or later will ...

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    Apple Maps is not only the company's biggest flop in history, but also the most resilient. Cupertino is famous for putting its flops to sleep quickly, but oddly this particular service has stuck around, even after the dismissal of its creator Scott Forstall. Apple has actually done a thing or two to improve the service over time, and even with some of the rumored improvements that we heard for iOS 9, it seems that there is a broader plan at hand. Apple has a new job posting for its Apple Maps department, and the listing is clear in that the company is searching for a "Maps JavaScript ...

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    Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics represents a massive investment for the company, and the $3 billion deal signals a clear focus going forward on both portable devices and entertainment – both right up Apple's alley with the iPhone. Right now the most interesting thing happening as a result of that acquisition may be the new Beats Music, rumored to emerge as Apple Music and offering all sorts of exclusives, but before that day comes Apple's got one little hiccup to deal with first, as it works to handle a potentially dangerous situation brewing with some Beats hardware. At issue ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is definitely one of Cupertino's most important events of the year. We did see Steve Jobs announce a few iPhones during this event back in the day, but the fact that the company uses this event to announce major updates to its software experiences is just as important. If you're planning to keep an eye on what Apple announces, the company just made it easier for you to tune in. Apple has just made it official that it'll be live streaming its WWDC 2015 keynote on June 8. The company's website was recently updated to confirm that you can watch it from ...

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    Apple's hobby with the Apple TV has proven to be quite resilient over the last couple of years. Cupertino has done its best to drop the price of the hardware, and even add options like HBO GO to sweeten the pot for those in the market for a streaming hub. We'v heard that Apple has some major plans to reinvent the TV with a new subscription service, but it seems you'll just have to wait. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple's negotiation with TV services is still not finalized, and it will delay the rumored possible launch at WWDC. Apple's negotiations are rather complex as the ...

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    Spend enough time interacting with your smartphone, taking advantage of intelligent software that seems to anticipate your needs, and the rest of the hardware in your life can start to seem a little, well, dumb. Why can't your coffee maker know when you could use a fresh cup as easily as Google Now can realize it should give you a heads-up about how a traffic jam threatens to make you late for an appointment? Thankfully, plenty of companies are looking to fix that, including Apple with its HomeKit platform. Announced last year, we recently heard some rumors that commercial availability ...

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    At a time when music labels are already enjoying the economical benefits of the music freemium model, Apple is clearly desperate to regain its supremacy in this department. Previous rumors have even claimed that Cupertino has tried to use its current leverage to get music labels to drop the model in order for the company's plan to survive. For now what we know is that the service might be called Apple Music, and today we learn more about the company's plan. New sources mention that Apple is in talks with music celebrities like Drake, Pharrell Williams and even David Guetta in a plan to ...

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    Buying any flagship smartphone these days is an expensive proposition, no matter what brand you're acquiring. iPhones are specially notorious for being expensive pieces of hardware, and especially if you desire more than the entry-level 16GB of storage options. Carrier subsidies have always been the best option for US consumers to gain access to new iPhones, but it seems that's about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple has just informed its employees that it will be dropping AT&T carrier subsidies this month of June, but the reasons for the change weren't announced. Consumers ...

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    Have your “friends” been having fun crashing your iPhone all week? The other day we shared with you word of a super-annoying denial-of-service attack that was affecting iOS devices, whereby a specially-crafted text sent to iMessage could crash your iPhone when received. With the potential to be extremely disruptive, we've been on the lookout for a workable fix. Today Apple responds to the issue with word of development on a software update, as well as a workaround that can help restore full system functionality. Apple's formal fix is coming – it just isn't here quite yet, and there's ...

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    A few years ago I was trying to find my way around an unfamiliar city with my friend and her husband, and I pulled out my Android phone to help us navigate the tricky terrain. Looking upon my then-new HTC Evo 4G, my friend's husband asked, "those phones are basically just iPhone ripoffs, right?" "No," I replied. "Android is totally different from iOS. In some ways it's better." "Yeah," the guy shot back, "but they're all just trying to be the iPhone, right?" If it sounds like he was trolling me, he was – but he also meant what he said. And while he was kind of a dirtbag (they later ...

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    Apple's Force Touch technology has certainly made a big boom since it became public with the Apple Watch, and Apple's new MacBook. Many of us still find it confusing to determine when an Apple Watch has this command option, but it is cool to have a sort of right-click function on such a small display. We've heard conflicting rumors on this technology reaching the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, mainly because most of these claimed it to be an iPhone 6s Plus exclusive. Trusted supply chain sources now claim that Apple has already made up its mind, and will bring Force Touch to both the iPhone ...

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    Right now, the events spotlight in the tech world is mainly on Google I/O, but soon after that event goes down Apple will be ready to counter with an annual developers' conference of its own. Following today's likely unveil of Android M, Apple will almost certainly continue the trend it has set in the past few years, and go official with the newest version of iOS (likely to be dubbed iOS 9). It seems as that pivotal WWDC 2015 keynote time has been set for sure by the company. Apple is expected to reveal a new streaming music service, Mac OS X 10.11, as well as iOS 9 during the keynote – ...

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    Even though Cupertino will want you to believe that its mobile operating system is the most secure and reliable in the world, we know there's no such thing. We've expressed how disappointing things have become for iOS since the launch of iOS 7, and as much as iOS 9 might come to save the day, that doesn't mean you won't have to wait another couple of months to get it. Today we get word on a new iOS bug, that's actually older than many think. Users are complaining of their iPhones randomly rebooting themselves, or in some cases, of having the SMS app crash every time they try to launch it. ...

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    Siri's often spoken of in the same context as Google Now, but there's a wide breadth between the features each service offers. The reason being that Google Now (and even Cortana) is more than just voice-powered search, and also delivers tools that are more in line with what you might get from a personal assistant – and the key there is being proactive about delivering you information. We voiced just such a complaint about Siri this time last year as we were first learning about iOS 8, and with iOS 9 expected to be announced at WWDC in the coming weeks, Apple might finally be ready to ...

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    Apple Maps is not only one of Cupertino's most recent flops, but also one that was bad enough to get high level executives fired. As such we've seen the company work hard on getting its mapping services on par with existing competitors, and even then we see Apple Maps lag significantly behind services like Google Maps. We do know that Apple is planning to fix things up a little with iOS 9, and transit maps is what we hear most. Trusted sources claim that while Apple might launch Apple Maps transit services with iOS 9, these won't be ready for prime time at launch. It seems that only a ...

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    Many of the rumors we've heard about iOS 9 have really just focused on telling us that Apple will relax its push of features to the next-generation OS. Apple has a ton of bugs to iron in iOS, and some experts even called iOS 9 as being for iOS what Snow Leopard was for OS X. That said, we don't expect Apple to make this a basic launch either, and today we hear what we should expect. Truste sources claim that even though Apple will announce iOS 9 at WWDC in a few weeks, some of the improvements won't become official until Apple launches new hardware this fall. One of these is Apple's ...

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    While there's more than a quarter until Apple unveils the next iPhone, or the next iPhones -- though some reports claim we'll likely see it/them in August -- we're already hearing rumors regarding the 2015 models (tentatively called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), including some Sony-made camera improvements. On top of those, we're now getting information according to which Apple is working hard on making the new models thinner and lighter, by cutting down on some key components. The BLUs (backlight units) inside the next iPhone/s will reportedly be smaller. Rumor has it Apple will ...

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    Even though modern wearables are anything but reliable when it comes to calculating fitness activities and heart rate data, the Apple Watch is actually not as bad as the rest. Apple has even publicized how the Apple Watch will monitor your heart rate every 10 minutes in order to calculate your daily activity and workouts. You'd think that any software update that Cupertino pushes is for the better on its first-generation product, but reports claim otherwise. Users seem to be complaining about the reliability of the heart rate sensor after Apple pushed its Watch OS 1.0.1 software update ...

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    Jony Ive has had a hand in the design of Apple products going back decades, working on everything from the iMac, to the iPod, and now the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. His influence hasn't stopped at hardware, and we saw Ive play a major role in leading the big UI shake-up that arrived with iOS 7 in 2013. It suffices to say that the Apple products we know today would probably look much different without the benefit of Ive's vision and leadership. In recognition of the debt today's Apple owes to Ive's work, the company has just announced his promotion to a newly created role as Chief ...

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    Even though the iPhone is still regarded as one of the best mobile cameras in the smartphone industry, that doesn't change the fact that competitors like Samsung and LG have clearly outclassed the iPhone's camera, and not just in megapixel count. It's clear that Cupertino needs to bring something new to the table for its next generation smartphones, and even though the rumors of an L-shaped camera with optical zoom gained some traction, it seems that the improvements that are coming will focus on other new technologies currently available. Trusted sources claim that just as we heard a few ...

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    Even though Google I/O is in our immediate future, it won't be long before Apple gets its own conference started, with WWDC kicking off in early June. Odds are good we'll be learning about both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 there, and we've already talked a bit about some of the changes that might be present in both, like a move to the Apple Watch's font as the system default. A number of additional changes have been rumored since then, including possible split-screen iPad app support, and now a detailed report attempts to shed some light on even more, with an emphasis on security improvements and ...

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    As this week started off, we found ourselves thinking about some upcoming late-summer smartphone launches that might just occur a little bit earlier than expected, and maybe unsurprisingly, Apple seemed connected to all of them. First there was that rumor that Samsung could introduce the Galaxy Note 5 as early as July, supposedly in an effort to get a head start on an iPhone 6S Plus. Then we heard one about Apple itself, suggesting that the new iPhones could debut in August. While Samsung has since stepped up to dismiss that Note 5 rumor, could the early Apple launch still be in play? Some ...

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    The next time Apple refreshes its smartphone lineup, will it introduce a new (slightly) lower-cost, plastic-bodied model like the iPhone 5C? Rumors have occasionally claimed as much, suggesting we'll get some sort of iPhone 6C later this year. There's even been some possible evidence of such hardware, though it's hard to say just how legitimate that might be. But today we're turning to a much more reliable source, as Apple itself publishes an image that sure looks an unknown C-series iPhone. Maybe more precisely, it looks like an iPhone 5C with the addition of Touch ID. Remember, while the ...

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    If history is of any indication, we should expect to see an incremental update this year from Apple with the 2015 iPhone. Whether it will wear the iPhone 6s (and iPhone 6s Plus), or another moniker, it should be a hardware refresh, rather than a major release, which usually happens every two generations. We're going to refer to "the next iPhone", and the next iPhone fingerprint scanner will be different, at least in terms of its manufacturing process, according to reports. While still manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), like the ones on the current iPhones, ...

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