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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    Even though the CEOs of Spotify and Pandora don't seem to be breaking a sweat over Apple Music, you can't deny that Cupertino has enough cash to put up an endless fight. Apple is desperate to make Apple Music work, and in that sense we even heard of Spotify's CEO concerned over Apple's competing tactics. In the end Cupertino borrowed help from music artists for the Apple Music launch, and today we learn more about that deal. New reports claim that Apple is currently making original in-house music videos for the artists that are helping with the Apple Music launch. It seems that the music ...

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    Apple knew that the iPhone would kill the iPod, but Cupertino decided to act against itself before competing smartphones did. As such we've seen iPods decline significantly over the years, up to the point where we don't understand why the lineup still exists. It would be odd for Apple to give the iPod new life, but this would be the second rumor that claims otherwise. It's hard for us to consider the source trusted yet, but new reports claim that Apple will revamp its entire iPod lineup tomorrow. If you remember, the launch iOS 9 pretty much leaked new color options for the iPod Touch, ...

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    We've spent a great deal of 2015 and even 2014 covering rumors of a possible iPad Pro or iPad Plus in the works. For a minute there we thought the "New Macbook" killed the buzz, but that's far from reality. With the proximity of Windows 10 competition and a declining tablet market, Apple is in desperate need to reinvent its approach, and today we learn more. Digitimes is famous for getting most of its reports right, and this time we hear that Foxconn is preparing to start supplying components for this 12.9-inch tablet in late September, with a possible launch time in November. The source ...

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    Apple made its music streaming service, Apple Music, available to the masses at the end of June. While a three-month trial period is available, the subscription for the service is $9.99 in the US, pretty much in line (identical) with what other competing companies (like Spotify or Rhapsody) are charging for their offerings. However, according to a recent Reuters report -- that cites three distinct industry sources -- the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking closely at Apple's Apple Music service. While Apple is charging the same amount as main competitors ($9.99) for its own ...

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    If you've been itching to get into the wearable space, you might find it hard to find out which devices are worth looking into. Smartwatches release less frequently than smartphones or tablets, and even when a new device launches, it just doesn't see the same type of hype and publicity. Wearables don't just include smartwatches though, and there's a certain VR kit that has every potential to be a home run — assuming it's properly marketed. Find out our top picks for the best wearables in early 2015! [embed width="780" height="439"]http://youtu.be/zEJQ3MeOIK0[/embed]

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    It seems Apple Music may have made quite a big splash in the pond. On June 30, the streaming music platform was launched alongside the Beats 1 internet radio station (which, by the way, has been met with a lot of acclaim, much to the surprise of many), and was available only through two ways – you could get it by updating your iOS device to iOS 8.4 and then using the new Music app found on that build of iOS, or you could update iTunes on your computer to version 12.2 to be able to access the service there. If data gathered by Mixpanel is accurate, in just over a week this latest ...

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    Tablets are a strange thing. Most people don't upgrade them near as often as they do their smartphones, and the entire purpose of tablets is still debated among many confused consumers. Because they're not as popular as their smartphone counterparts, OEMs don't make tablets at as quickly a pace as they do phones, and so we're a little short on new devices to wave in your face. Thankfully, tablets keep like leftovers from a pasta dinner, and not that month-old milk you haven't bothered taking out of the fridge, and some of the best tablets in early 2015 are the same tablets from 2014, and ...

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    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have performed (and still are) well; according to a recent research, the two Apple smartphones are still accounting for almost 50 percent of the US smartphone market. It is very clear that the 2014 models are the company's best selling smartphones ever, and the Cupertino-based company saw the potential, with 70 to  80 million units in the initial production plan. However, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple is raising that initial production figure to 85-90 million units by December 31. The 2015 models, dubbed the iPhone 6s and the ...

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    Microsoft isn't really everyone's cup of tea with some of the drastic measures taken to its mobile division lately. The company is clearly on a roll in reinventing its approach to the software business, and we've seen it in the way it neglects its own platform for some early product launches for competitors. The biggest example of this is how the company has pushed new versions of Office apps and Outlook for iOS and Android, while leaving Windows Phone in the dirt, and today things go a step further. Microsoft has just announced the launch of Office 2016 for the Mac, which brings new and ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan will be when they launch in the fall. As such, the company has spent the last couple of weeks polishing its operating systems through three private betas that were only accessible to developers. One of our biggest questions was when would Apple launch the public beta of any of these, and the answer arrived today. Apple has just announced that it will launch the public beta of both OS X El Capitan, and iOS 9. It seems that the third beta that developers received was good enough for consumers, and it ...

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    A recent report out of AppleInsider shows that a survey from Canaccord Genuity has produced some interesting details about iPhone market share in the US. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus held the top-selling smartphone brand spot at all four major wireless carriers in the United States, with a sell-through share of almost 50 percent. These numbers have remained fairly level since around December, despite new competition from flagship Android devices such as HTC's One M9, Samsung's Galaxy S6, and LG's G4. And don't let yourself be fooled into thinking all iPhone users upgraded to the 6 or 6 Plus ...

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    We're already moving into the second half of 2015, and it's been a great year for smartphones — and the people looking to buy one. We've seen devices improve across the board at all different price points, from the affordable to the high-dollar. It's getting harder and harder to buy a *bad* phone these days, as the market grows more mature and full of great options all around. But of course, there still has to be that one "gotta have it" phone. For all different kinds of people, these are our top picks for the best smartphones in early 2015. [embed width="780" ...

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    It's another summer here in the United States. It's also another run up to another iPhone. And so, everyone's simultaneously catching onto both some sick waves and the latest iPhone 6S rumor. We're all looking for a speck of truth within a parsec of speculation. What exactly will Cupertino bring to us this time? We don't know. We know what we want, though. I've compiled the team's thoughts here and have edited them for clarity. Adam Doud The iPhone 6S will largely be a software update, if past years are any indicator. We've already seen what iOS 9 will bring. My biggest beef with the ...

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    Apple has spent a great deal of 2015 breaking smartphone records around the world. The company sold a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in just the first quarter alone, and that trend has continued over the following quarters, up to the point of defeating Xiaomi as the China smartphone king. There has been a ton of speculation over Apple's sales forecast for its next-generation of iPhones, and today we get some solid data on the matter. The Wall Street Journal has recently published a story that claims that Apple has placed a crazy order for 90 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. We ...

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    Music streaming competition has existed for a while now, but it's not until the birth of Apple Music that we see competitors sending blows at each other. Spotify spent a great deal of time with both US and European antitrust investigators asking for help in stopping Apple from killing the freemium model we all currently enjoy. Obviously that was just the beginning, and today we learn of a new plan. Spotify will apparently contact customers who purchased their Premium subscription through iTunes. The email will give users the option to save $3 on their monthly premium fee, given the fact ...

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    Here's one fact a lot of people don't know: Apple doesn't make its own display panels for its iPhone. It outsources them to not one, but a variety of different display panel manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2015, LG Display took the number two spot for Apple display providers. No, you didn't read that wrong: LG manufacturers iPhone panels. LG actually has a quite good Display division, responsible for the display breakthroughs we saw with the G2, G3, and then G4. A year earlier, it took the number three spot, but it has moved up for the first quarter. It was responsible for 34.5 ...

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    Google Maps for iOS is one of the the go-to solutions (together with Here Maps and other third party offerings) for many iPhone owners that are not satisfied with Apple Maps. If you are a Google Maps for iOS user, you should check your iTunes app (or the link below) for an update to your application, as it brings a couple of new things to the table. Redesigned transit directions are now available in the latest version of the app (4.8.0) which also enables real-time information regarding arrival at your destination, where available. Additionally, you now have new options for sharing a place ...

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    We've been able to unlock our smartphones through face detection for a significant amount of years now, so long as you're using an Android phone of course. You'd assume this would be the most logical way to unlock your phone, given the fact that you're staring at it during this particular process. The biggest problem with this though is how inaccurate it can be, and Apple seems to be working on that for a future iPhone. Apple was just granted a new patent called “Low threshold face recognition,” which in its name alone is almost self explanatory. The patent focuses on “reducing the ...

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    It's funny how the same company that was famous for fighting uniformity with its 1984 ad campaign, is the exact same company that's now famous for doing the opposite. Apple was once famous for not conforming to a standard, and using this as a way to show itself as cool, but the last thing you'll find in Apple's product lineup today is diversity lately. We did see some of these roots remain in the Apple Store experience, but it seems part of it is about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already training retail employees on some major changes that are coming to the way ...

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    Over the past few months, we've gotten to know the Apple Watch. We've worn the smartwatch on our wrists, used it to interact with our iPhones, and become familiar with all it has to offer. So while the wearable itself may be quite known to us, there's a bigger picture question that's so far remained elusive, as we've tried to get a sense of what kind of sales the Apple Watch is seeing. At least, while most accounts have suggested strong initial performance, questions have surfaced over just how sustainable those sales might prove to be over the long term. While we still don't have any ...

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    Have an iPhone? Updated to iOS 8.4? Congratulations, you just lost Home Sharing for music! You are basically not able to stream music (video still works) from your library to your iOS devices in your house. The change happened once the 8.4 update was introduced, the version of iOS which enabled Apple Music. It wasn't by mistake, or an oversight, as the official Apple Support page has now been updated to reflect that Home Sharing for music is not supported on iOS 8.4. According to Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, the company is working on iOS 9 ...

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    Even though the success of Apple Pay is still a debatable topic, Apple can't just quit when it barely got started. The company has expanded the bank and retail availability options in the US substantially over the last couple of months, and its expansion to international markets should also be code for growth. Today we learn that the service is already gearing up for a launch in the UK, but not all with be at its best on launch date. Trusted sources claim that Apple has already informed certain employees about the launch of Apple Pay in the UK on July 14. The source claims that Apple Store ...

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    Nobody buys a phablet for added comfort, unless of course, you play in the NBA or something like that. Phablets are more about the added screen real-estate for media consumption, or the added benefit of all-day battery life, but not because they're either pocket friendly or easy to operate. The last thing you'd expect is for a 6' 10" NBA player to get injured by using a phablet, but that's the news today. Matt Bonner, longtime member of the San Antonio Spurs, was recently interviewed and blamed his recent injury on owning an iPhone 6 Plus. He revealed that he spent the last two months of ...

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    It seems like Apple's vow of secrecy to keep its products hidden before launch date gets sloppier by the minute. It does make sense though, as Cupertino needs to keep building anticipation for its next-generation iPhone one way or another. So far most of the recent rumors paint the Apple will repeat its iPhone design strategy as with previous models, and today we get additional confirmation on that. New leaks that come from a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain claim that reveal the iPhone 6s schematic. If these documents are true, then the recent rumors of a thicker iPhone 6s and ...

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    As fun as it can be to marginalize and criticize them, smartwatches are magical pieces of technology. From something as mainstream as an Apple Watch to something as fringe as a Cogito Classic, today’s wristborne wearables are modern miracles of miniaturized intelligence. As I say at the top of every Pocketnow Weekly podcast, these real-life tools are the manifestation of many childhood dreams, mine included … and it’s incredible to stop and think about just how complex they really are. All of which makes it doubly frustrating when these supposedly “smart” devices screw ...

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