Apple is taking advantage of its battle with the FBI to gain some free marketing. The company has made it clear that it’s doing everything it can to protect consumer privacy, which is good news for all of us, but bad news for authorities trying to bust criminals using iOS to hide their tracks. Turns out, though, that Apple actually used to help the feds.
Taylor Swift’s official tour film, “The 1989 World Tour Live,” is now available for streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Filmed at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, the film includes an entire show with special guest performances, and never-before-seen backstage footage.
Apple just released iOS 9.2 for all. The software had been moving through both public and developer betas for the past several weeks, so we had an idea of what to expect.
Apple revealed its first Mophie-style “Smart Battery Case” on Tuesday, though the design looks a bit rushed. The new accessory promises to add up to 25 hours of extra battery life and integrates directly with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s.
Apple is said to be testing at least five different iPhone 7 prototypes with features like USB-C connectivity, wireless charging, and dual rear-facing cameras. Sources say the company is even exploring new display technology with embedded fingerprint scanners.
Sonos offers some of the best solutions for in-house audio, but it hasn’t offered support for Apple Music until now. The company announced on Monday that it will deliver support for Apple’s streaming option on December 15 through an open beta.
The next few months will be freezing cold for many of us, but we’ll resist wearing gloves because it means we won’t be able to use our iPhones while we’re out and about. Fortunately, this may not be a problem with future Apple devices.
Get ready to buy artisanal cheese with Apple Pay. Square on Monday finally deployed its new NFC-based payment solution that supports Apple’s mobile payment solution. The company said that it launched the new reader across just 100 businesses in the United States, in cities such as St. Louis, San Francisco, New York City and Chicago, that allows folks who own an iPhone 6 or newer to make a payment with a simple tap of their phone.
Apple officially revealed its sleek new smartwatch charging dock on Wednesday, just one day after leaked images hit the Web. The new accessory will charge your device with the display facing up or at a 90 degree angle, for Nightstand mode, though it doesn’t come cheap.
Apple Music is finally available on Android, and you can grab it now on Google Play. The new app offers almost everything included in the original iOS version, including a three-month trial that should tempt even Apple’s toughest critics.
Apple’s latest iOS 9 software has already been installed on 66 percent of compatible devices less than three months after it made its public debut, the Cupertino company’s latest adoption figures reveal. Meanwhile, only a quarter of modern devices are still running iOS 8.
Apple has published a list of products that will be considered “obsolete” this December. The list includes Macs, the first-generation iPod touch, and a number of Beats devices, which will no longer be eligible for service or repair through Apple support.