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  • Apple Revives Ping As “Connect,” Letting Artists Share A Feed Of Music, Videos And Social Media

    Apple Revives Ping As “Connect,” Letting Artists Share A Feed Of Music, Videos And Social Media

    Apple wants to be the way you socially connect to musicians, not Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Spotify. As a tab in its new Apple Music on-demand streaming service, Apple is launching Connect, a feed showing music, videos, photos, and notes posted to a social media feed. Apple hopes that if it can own that relationship, fans won’t risk severing it by quitting Apple’s streaming… Read More

  • Apple Streaming Music Service Launches June 30th At $9.99 A Month, $14.99 Family Plan

    Apple Streaming Music Service Launches June 30th At $9.99 A Month, $14.99 Family Plan

    One of Apple’s biggest announcements at this year’s WWDC event was its brand new streaming music service. The offering has long been rumored, but Apple made it official this morning, setting the stage for the biggest player in digital music sales to also become the biggest player in online streaming music. Apple Music will eventually hit Android, too. The Apple Music offering… Read More

  • iTunes App Store Passes 1.5M Apps, 100B Downloads, $30B Paid To Developers To Date

    iTunes App Store Passes 1.5M Apps, 100B Downloads, $30B Paid To Developers To Date

    Apple didn’t kick off this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference with updated stats about the App Store — but it didn’t leave them out completely. More than one hour into the presentation, the company revealed that there are now 1.5 million apps in the App Store, putting it past the number of Android apps in Google Play. Apple also said that it’s passed the… Read More

  • Apple Teases Wireless CarPlay And Automaker Apps

    Apple Teases Wireless CarPlay And Automaker Apps

    Today Apple announced at WWDC that CarPlay will now be able to wirelessly connect to your iPhone. Previously, interfacing your iOS device with CarPlay required a constant wired connection with the car’s entertainment system. Additionally, automakers themselves will now be able to create apps for CarPlay which can control systems within the vehicle. Previously, drivers had to exit… Read More

  • Apple Just Cloned Flipboard And Named It News

    Apple Just Cloned Flipboard And Named It News

    Today at its WWDC keynote, Apple announced ‘News,’ an application for iOS that combines news content from a number of sources and an interface that will be familiar to any Flipboard user. News can be summarized as Flipboard with search, though I doubt that either company would be too enthused by the description. Apple’s Susan Prescott walked the audience through the app… Read More

  • Apple Just Turned The iPad Into A Real Computer With QuickType

    Apple Just Turned The iPad Into A Real Computer With QuickType

    It’s just a keyboard, and so it should be limited to keys. But with the new version of iOS 9 for iPad, announced at WWDC, the touch-sensitive QuickType keyboard now has the ability to transform into a trackpad whenever you set down two fingers on the keyboard portion of the screen. Simply move those fingers to the left and the cursor moves with them. This allows you to move the cursor… Read More

  • Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9

    Apple is looking to make iPads more functional devices for business productivity with a new split-screen app mode which allows iPad users to run two different apps side-by-side. This sort of feature is something Microsoft has previously used to target the iPad in its advertisements, which highlighted its own Surface tablet as something that’s better for those doing “real work”… Read More

  • Apple Lets You Search Within Apps With A Deep Link Search API In IOS 9

    Apple Lets You Search Within Apps With A Deep Link Search API In IOS 9

    Apple’s ongoing work to improve its search features got a big boost on mobile today: Apple launched a search API for iOS 9 that will be based around deep linking technology. This will let developers index and link out their apps, making their content discoverable through the native search experience on iOS 9. In other words, you will now be able to search on  your phone not just for… Read More

  • Apple Rebrands Passbook To Wallet

    Apple Rebrands Passbook To Wallet

    Apple just introduced a few new updates to the Apple Pay service at the WWDC conference in San Francisco. Alongside adding your usual debit and credit cards, Apple Pay now lets you add store cards as well as loyalty and rewards cards. With the help of PassBook, the Apple Pay also knows exactly which card you need when you’re in a given store and presents the right option. That said… Read More