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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    Apple Music has been introduced at this year's WWDC, in an attempt to lure users over from similar offerings on the market, such as Spotify or Tidal. Apple's iTunes has an exhaustive collection of music titles, but you already know that if you are an iPhone or iPad user (even if you're not). While there weren't too many details about the service unveiled at the keynote, some of them surfaced shortly after. One question remained unanswered, and that refers to Apple Music streaming quality. While competitors like Spotify or Beats offer high quality streaming (320kbps for premium ...

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    Even though iOS 9 is all over the news lately, it doesn't mean that Apple isn't going to focus on its products before the fall. We know that iOS 8.4 beta has been in the test bench for the last couple of weeks, and Apple's new music app revamp is just part of the story. Today we learn more about the service to come. Apple has just pushed iOS 8.4 beta 4 to developers, and everything points to this being the OS update that will serve Apple's new music service next month. The company's new music app is not only included in this beta, but there are also other audio enhancements being pushed ...

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    There were strong reports at some point that claimed that Apple's Steve Jobs made a very strong offer to acquire DropBox, and to which the later refused. The rest is history as Apple eventually decided to build its own iCloud service in a way to cover up the horror stories that MobileMe users experienced. iCloud Drive was the latest push in making the service more like DropBox, and today we see that taking shape. In the past iCloud Drive was a service that existed, but oddly had no product placement in your iOS device's home screen. This is a very odd behavior considering how many apps ...

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    Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn't seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another. Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our ...

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    By far one of the biggest announcements of WWDC yesterday was when Craig Federighi demonstrated the new multitasking capabilities of iOS 9 on the iPad. Everything we've been lusting over for years is finally here; there's splitscreen multitasking, column browsing, even picture-in-picture video. Of course, there will always be the buzzkills that comment "Apple copied this from so and so!" or "I've been using this feature for years!", and sometimes they're right, to some extent. But just as it's known for delaying features compared to its competitors, Apple is also famous for putting out ...

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    Among the myriad announcements Apple had ready for us at WWDC yesterday, the company talked about the continuing expansion of Apple Pay, not just with new retail partners signing on in the US, but also as it got ready to bring its brand of contactless payments to the UK. With a number of big bank partners on board, it sounded like great news for Apple fans over on the other side of the pond. And while it largely should be, there's one important limitation Apple Pay's going to face in the UK that may have some users thinking twice about relying on it. To be fair, this isn't a problem with ...

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    Yesterday brought us Apple's announcement of its new streaming music service, as the company used its “one more thing” moment at the end of the WWDC keynote to introduce Apple Music. With promises of access to high quality radio, a huge library of streaming music, and exclusive content from popular artists, the service sure sounds like it has a lot going for it. Now in the hours since the initial reveal, we're picking up on some additional details about just how Apple Music will work, what content it will offer, and what you're going to be left without. Take, for instance, the issue of ...

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    It’s that time of year again. Apple unveiled iOS 9, among other things, at today’s annual WWDC conference, and with it came some awesome new features for iPhone and iPad users. Features like a much improved interface for Siri, a new low power mode, a large update to Maps, and yes, finally — side-by-side multitasking for the iPad. These are all huge value adds to the iOS experience, and the new multitasking solution is something we’ve all been asking for for years. But as great as iOS 9 looks (and I mean that wholeheartedly), there are still a few things I’d like to see before I ...

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    The just-announced Apple Music sounds like it has a lot going for it, not the least of which being its upcoming multi-platform support. Sure, initial availability this summer will be an Apple-only affair, but Android support is in the works. Besides what that development stands to mean for the service's chances of building up a larger user base, it's noteworthy if only to see Apple announcing an Android app at all. But as it turns out, today's WWDC news also brings word of a second Apple Android app, as the company shares its plans for Move to iOS, an app designed to ease the transition ...

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    Update: we've pushed our roundtable time back to 4:00pm Eastern to accommodate the extended WWDC keynote running time. Join us then! Apple's World Wide Developer Conference has always been the show floor for Cupertino to show the world its software roadmap for the next twelve months, and it has even been the launch platform for some of Apple's most iconic product launches. This is a very different Apple for 2015 though, as we've seen the company succeed incredibly with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, but disappoint with the performance of its music business, and also with the iPad. WWDC ...

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    So far, WWDC 2015 has been doing a solid job at hitting most of the notes we were expecting: new platform updates, new Maps, split-screen on the iPad... and it's not stopping now. For months, we've been talking about Apple's next big push with media, re-thinking how it makes music accessible to its users - especially now that it has Beats under its umbrella. Today, Apple shares what we've been anticipating, announcing Apple Music. Beats 1 is Apple Music's 24/7 global radio effort, broadcasting from New York, LA, and London. Apple decries the rise of algorithmically generated playlists ...

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    The iOS 9 feature reveals continue at WWDC 2015, and the iPad is getting a few special abilities of its own. One exciting ability that had been frequently rumored was system-level support for working with two apps at once in a dual-window multi-task mode, and that's now confirmed, not only with split-screen mode, but with picture-in-picture support. First things first, we get a new app switcher, letting you page through big, clear screenshots to get to the software you want. Once you're in an app, a new system called Slide Over lets you swipe in a column view of a secondary app, giving you ...

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    Apple Pay has brought the the iPhone 6 into the world of wireless mobile payments, and as it moves forward, Apple's ambitions for expanding its system are only getting more and more grand. Today at WWDC, the company talks about growing retailer support for Apple Pay, as well as expanded user access, particularly as it expands to Apple users in the UK. Support from credit card companies grows as Discover joins the party, and more and more retailers are signing up, as well. New Square hardware is coming out to support wireless payments (above), and soon over one million retail locations in ...

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    Apple's WWDC 2015 is currently on its way, and Cupertino is breezing through the presentation like never before. This could be that there is a lot more to expect than what we predicted recently, but for now it's all about a new OS X and a new iOS. Apple has just announced iOS 9, and we do see that it's more than just the conservative update that was rumored. Apple is focusing on improving the foundation of the OS with changes that are focused on giving users better battery life, performance and security enhancements. Siri also gets some major improvements as Apple has decided to make it ...

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    WWDC 2015 is underway, and we're wasting no time getting to the announcements - no sales figures, no reflection on the last year's growth: straight into the new products. Apple's getting us started on the desktop with the announcement of the latest OS X release, dubbed El Capitan. Craig Federighi takes the stage to share some of the new OS X 10.11 features with us, proving that no tweak is too small as he highlights little but well easy-to-appreciate changes like how the system will enlarge the cursor as you shake it while waking from sleep. That gesture support continues with things like ...

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    Apple fans, your day is finally here. After sitting through all that talk of Windows 10 at Build, and what Google's up to with Android at I/O, today the spotlight's on Apple and Apple alone, with the company's Worldwide Developer Conference finally set to get started. The fun kicks off at 1pm Eastern (that's 5pm GMT), when the WWDC 2015 keynote address gets underway. We're expecting all manner of announcements, from the next generations of Apple's both mobile and desktop operating systems, to the debut of the Apple Music streaming radio service. That said, not all the big-ticket items once ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is one of the company's biggest events of the year. The company is definitely famous for its hardware, but you'll remember the late Steve Jobs claiming that Apple saw itself as a software company primarily, and this is the show floor for us to see what Cupertino plans in that department for the next twelve months. So far we've heard a ton of rumors surrounding iOS 9 and the future of OS X, and some of these point to similar offerings to what Android gives users with Google Now. We've also heard other rumors regarding Apple's plan to revamp its music ...

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    If you want to do business through one of the companies behind the major smartphone platforms – whether that's selling your apps, music, movies, or whatever content you're in the business of making – that means getting comfortable with the idea of forking over a more-than-generous portion of your income to those gatekeepers. Right now, the magic number for many companies is the 70/30 split, with 30 percent of revenue going to the Apples and Googles of the world. While that poses a very lucrative arrangement for them, it doesn't always seem quite so fair to the devs and artists out ...

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    We're a month removed from Microsoft's Build conference, and even though Google I/O is still fresh on our minds, we're already looking forward to the season's next big platform event, with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference welcoming attendees this coming Monday, June 8. But before the doors open at San Francisco's Moscone Center, and all the latest news about Apple software, hardware, and services starts arriving, we want to take one last look back at what we've heard so far: what's likely to be announced, what might not make the cut, and all the rumors concerning what's on the menu ...

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    Even though many sources claim that the Apple Watch is a success in sales, we still don't have solid information to back that up. What we do know is that Cupertino has struggled to meet consumer demand for the watch, so much so that people that ordered it on preorder date are still waiting for their unit. Apple has decided to give users an official statement on the matter, and today we learn more. Apple has just confirmed that the Apple Watch will all orders placed through May should reach customers within the next two weeks. The only exception to this is the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black ...

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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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