Category Archives: Apple

Apple Continues Pursuit Of IT And Education

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If you’re unfamiliar with Apple’s Loyalty Program, we’ll forgive you. It’s not all that well publicized and for pretty good reason. It only kicks in if you’re the kind of person who spends more than $5,000 in a 12-month period with Apple. That kind of “person” is typically easier to define as an organization — […]

iOS 8 Said To Take Maps To The Next Level With Added Data And Transit Directions

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Apple has just shipped iOS 7.1, which brings a number of small enhancements and some considerable performance improvements to older devices, but now the way is clear for iOS 8, and already the rumor mill has started cranking. 9to5Mac, which generally has reliable information for first-hand reported rumors, revealed today a couple of details about […]

Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker

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Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accuracy on wearable step counters, by determining where a user is wearing it and adjusting the way it analyzes movement as a result. […]

Apple Said To Be Launching An 8GB iPhone 5c Tomorro

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Apple is preparing an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c for launch, according to a series of new rumors today. There’s a reported leak of a document from German carrier O2 alerting its staff to the new phone (received via our Tips line from Caschys Blog), and an apparent image of a barcode identifying an […]

Apple Working On More Third-Party Integrations For Siri

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Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information. Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integration, the tech site revealed that Apple is working on improving Siri’s search capabilities, and widening its capability set. The report points […]

Apple’s Jony Ive Seeks Product Inspiration In Unlikely Places, Heads A Team Of Just 15

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Apple’s design guru Jony Ive sat down with John Aldridge, for Time/The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview and profile, and while the article doesn’t really expose any secrets of the longstanding icon of consumer product creation, it does reveal some oh the particulars of how he does his job. The knighted industrial designer works […]

Apple Patents An iPhone Camera Remote With Built-In Display

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Apple has been granted a patent (via AppleInsider) for a wireless iPhone camera remote control, which has a built-in display for previewing and reviewing photos, and shutter buttons for both still and movies, as well as a way to switch camera modes remotely and full media playback controls. The device would connect to an iPhone […]

Grey Lady’s First Step Into Native Ads On Mobile, Dedicated Mobile Editors

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“All the News That’s Fit to Print” was a viable business model for many years at the New York Times, but these days, as newspaper costs rise and readers look elsewhere for their information, the Grey Lady is focused on stepping up its digital game. Today that strategy took a big step forward, with the […]

Mixpanel: iOS 7 Adoption At 90%, While Android Kit Kat Remains At Under 10%

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Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel has iOS 7 adoption covering the vast majority of Apple mobile devices, with its real-time adoption stat tracker showing between 88 and 90 percent of devices on the latest major revision of iOS based on hourly browsing data. By comparison, you can see that according to its Android device information, only […]

Apple Improves App Store With Related Search Suggestions

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Apple quietly introduced a new “related search” suggestion feature on the iTunes App Store, which began rolling out yesterday to iPhone users on iOS 7 devices. The addition involves showing a user who is searching for a particular keyword in the App Store other search terms that may also be useful. For example, a search for “calendar” […]