Tuesday, May 24, 2016
BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M now support Apple’s CarPlay features for use. Also, it has been speculated that Apple is planning to integrate its tech upgrade in all cars that have the capability and the platform to work with Apple’s CarPlay features. Given the marketing decision of BMW to integrate Apple’s CarPlay features, Apple’s strategic tech gear has finally been touching diverse car brands.
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Tim Cook believes that in the future customers will look back and wonder how they ever survived without the Apple Watch, revealing that future models will add health-focused features which will monitor everything your body is doing. Speaking at the opening day of Startup Fest Europe, Cook said: “One day you will look back and wonder, “How could I have ever gone without the [Apple] Watch?”
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The record premiered in eighth place with the equivalent of 38,000 album units, Billboard said. Most of those are said to have come from Apple Music, with each streaming album unit equaling 1,500 streams. The record picked up 57.3 million track streams in total.
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Microsoft has rolled out a new update to Skype’s iOS app, bumping it to version 6.16. It’s a small update that includes what the software giant is calling “big improvements” as well as a new feature.
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Monday, May 23, 2016
“Siri, unlock my door.”
That phrase is something I have enjoyed muttering into my iPhone or Apple Watch far too much as of late. You see, I installed August’s newest Smart Lock, Keypad, and Connect just over a week ago.
During the SDK preview, the focus for integrating the application is on “remote advisor” functionality, which means that the businesses will be able to interact with remote customers over their mobile tablets and mobile device via video chat, and audio or video call. The company intends to target large enterprises with its new service which can run in tandem with Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook was in India last week and he had quite a schedule; meetings India’s top business leaders, partying with SRK, watching an IPL cricket match in Kanpur, and of course the final meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While there’s a fair bit of analysis going around on what Tim Cook’s visit means for India, there were some significant announcements.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
It’s been a couple months since Apple implemented ad blocking into iOS, and now that the dust has settled, it’s time to review the third-party ad blockers who survived the past couple months and secured a place in their users’ hearts. Below are the three best iOS ad blockers for iPhone and iPad that we found.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Apple has punted hacker Stefan Esser’s app designed to highlight the security posture and running processes on iOS devices. The app System and Security Info shows detailed data on the state of security including possible anomalies like injected libraries and the state of code-signing and AppStore binary encryption, and a breakdown of any installed jailbreak.
Read more www.theregister.co.uk
Apple iOS updates are getting bigger, but not necessarily better, by the day. The latest Apple iOS 9.3.2 update takes up 80 MB of mobile space but only includes a few security tweaks, bug fixes, and one useful, new feature.
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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Apple Wallet is already home to your credit cards and boarding passes, and soon it could hold your driver’s license, too. The United Kingdom’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has revealed that it is prototyping digital licenses that live on your iPhone.
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Friday, May 13, 2016
A recent patent filed by Apple and discovered by PatentlyApple hints at ways in which Apple is planning to make its HomeKit platform smarter. The patent, published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is for an “automated environment” in which HomeKit would be able to track the routines of users and implement automated behaviours based on those habits.
Read more 9to5mac.com
Apple Inc said it has invested US$1 billion (RM4.03 billion) in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple chief executive Tim Cook yesterday said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market The investment comes as Apple is trying to reinvigorate sales in China, its second-largest market.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google’s X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on the iPhone maker’s health projects. Matsuoka left Nest last year and was headed to Twitter until she was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, according to a post she wrote on Medium last May. Treatment of the undisclosed illness was effective, she wrote.
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An interesting profile of Apple’s overarching health initiative published Monday says Apple Watch, a device marketed to fashion-forward consumers, has roots in late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs’ personal quest for better healthcare, a goal he wanted for all Apple customers.
Read more appleinsider.com
Mobile payments are on the rise among Canadian consumers and they’re about to gain access to a large player. The entry of Apple Pay in Canada has now been announced and consumers in that country will be able to take advantage of that mobile payments service, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and an account with one of the Big 5 banks in the country.
Read more www.qrcodepress.com
Music-streaming services are growing in popularity, but are they so dominant that companies like Apple can ditch music downloads entirely? Not quite. Digital Music News on Wednesday reported that Apple will stop offering music downloads in the next few years, perhaps as early as 2018.
Read more www.pcmag.com
Apple’s fabled product secrecy is a key ingredient in its success, but something big must be on the cards considering the company’s R&D budget has grown from $3bn to $10bn in four years. That big pivot could be Apple’s electric car ambition, codenamed Project Titan.
Read more www.siliconrepublic.com
Even if you love Android, you can’t totally ignore iOS. You probably have plenty of family members or friends who use iPhones. Or you may dabble with the other side on your own with an iPad, which isn’t a bad option considering the Android tablet space could use really use a new Nexus flagship.
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YouTube is testing a messaging feature on its apps that will let you chat and share videos with friends without ever having to use another platform. The service is currently being rolled out to a small group of users, with the hopes that word-of-mouth will see it reach more people.
Read more www.digitaltrends.com