• Apple’s App Store gets a “Notify” button for soon-to-launch apps

    Apple’s App Store gets a “Notify” button for soon-to-launch apps

    Apple surprised everyone this morning at its iPhone press event with its announcement that Nintendo’s iconic character Mario was finally arriving on the App Store in a brand-new game, but an image of this forthcoming title quietly unveiled a new App Store feature, as well: a “Notify” button. Before, pre-launch apps were available only through testing platforms like… Read More

  • With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    Oh boy, here we go — John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, just told the world that Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch on stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 event. The game has become one of the most successful game launches of all time (if not the most successful game launch of all time). Hinke said Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times around the world since it… Read More

  • Apple takes on Google & Microsoft with iWork real-time collaboration

    Apple takes on Google & Microsoft with iWork real-time collaboration

    Announced at Apple’s event today, the company takes on Google Documents with real-time collaboration on iWork documents. The long-awaited feature makes it easier to cooperate on creating documents on the fly. Read More

  • Apple and Nintendo are bringing Super Mario to an iPhone near you

    Apple just announced that it is working with Nintendo to deliver a new game on the App Store called “Super Mario Run.” As the name implies, Super Mario Run is a runner game – think “Temple Run” – that lets you tap to jump, and tap longer to jump higher. The longer you run, the more coins you collect, and you simply finish the race by getting to the flag at… Read More

  • App Store sees 140 billion downloads, 106% year-over-year growth

    App Store sees 140 billion downloads, 106% year-over-year growth

    Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a brief update on the App Store this morning at the kickoff of the iPhone press event, noting that Apple’s application marketplace has now seen 140 billion apps downloaded to date. He also touted the store’s 106% year-over-year growth over the course of the last two months – an interesting figure, but one that was not explained in more detail as to… Read More

  • This is the iPhone 7

    This is the iPhone 7

    Apple just leaked the iPhone 7 on Twitter. iPhone 7. The best iPhone ever, in every way that matters. Pre-order now. Available 9/16. apple.co/iPhone7preorder https://t.co/jK5y3cpzpr—
      (@Apple) September 07, 2016 (The tweet above was instantly deleted. Even funnier, Apple has deleted all of the account’s tweets.) It’s water resistant. It has new cameras. It has… Read More

  • Apple Music hits 17 million subscribers amid slowing iPhone sales

    Apple Music hits 17 million subscribers amid slowing iPhone sales

    Already the news is rolling in at today’s Apple iPhone 7 event: Apple Music has hit 17 million paying subscribers. The company’s streaming service continues to keep rolling on despite steep competition, but it’s not super surprising given that Apple is securing exclusive after exclusive for Apple Music. For a bit of fun, Tim Cook arrived at the event with a video of him… Read More

  • Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops

    Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops

    The Disrupt SF Hackathon kicks off this Saturday, September 9th at noon and you still have a chance to snag a ticket. Also, we’re excited to announce the hackmasters, judges and API workshops for the event. Hackmasters Jeffery Bennett and Reshma Khilnani are reprising their roles as Hackmasters and are currently practicing cutting off presentations that go longer than a… Read More

  • Live from Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement

    Live from Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement

    It’s become something of a ritual: September comes around, and Apple sends out its ever-mysterious invite to a few dozen outlets. We all head for San Francisco, and a new iPhone is unveiled. It’s September. We’ve got our invite, and we’re live in SF. As we have for nearly a decade now, we’ll be liveblogging the event as it happens, bringing second-by-second… Read More

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