Apple Targeting WWDC Launch for Revamped Music Streaming Service

Apple engineers are hard at work on a revamped Beats-based music streaming service, with the company planning to unveil it at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), according to 9to5Mac. Similar to previous years, the event will take place on a Monday, with June 8th being the most likely date. The new iTunes music streaming service is … Continue reading Apple Targeting WWDC Launch for Revamped Music Streaming Service

Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook will be removing the messaging functionality from its mobile app over the next few days, requiring users to download its Messenger app in order to chat on-the-go. Facebook first started requiring users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan … Continue reading Facebook Pulling Chat Functionality From Mobile App

Apple and IBM Announce Landmark Deal To Transform Enterprise Mobility

Apple on Tuesday announced a partnership with fellow tech giant IBM to revolutionise enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps tailored specifically for the iPhone and iPad. The landmark partnership aims to redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change—grounded in four core … Continue reading Apple and IBM Announce Landmark Deal To Transform Enterprise Mobility

Over 24 Million Cars Could be Fitted with CarPlay by 2019, New Report Claims

Market research and intelligence firm ABI Research has forecasted that Apple’s CarPlay technology could be in over 24 million cars by 2019, according to a new research note released yesterday. With so many supporting CarPlay, ABI Research forecasts that in 2019 over 24 million new cars will be fitted with CarPlay. As well as CarPlay, … Continue reading Over 24 Million Cars Could be Fitted with CarPlay by 2019, New Report Claims

Chinese Court Rules Against Apple in Voice Recognition Patent Suit

Apple suffered a legal setback earlier this week after a Beijing court upheld a Chinese company’s patent related to a voice-controlled assistant, Xiao I, which Apple had attempted to invalidate in favour of Siri. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Apple had sued China’s Patent Review Committee and the Shanghai Zhizhen … Continue reading Chinese Court Rules Against Apple in Voice Recognition Patent Suit

Senior Maps Engineer Reportedly Leaving Apple for Uber

Apple has reportedly lost a senior engineer of its Map team to transportation networking start-up Uber, according to an article published by tech site The Information earlier this week. Uber has poached Chris Blumenberg, a senior engineering manager who worked on Apple Maps, according to three people familiar with the move. Blumenberg was one of the first … Continue reading Senior Maps Engineer Reportedly Leaving Apple for Uber

Apple Remains Top Smartphone Manufacturer Among Consumers in U.S.

Apple is still the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States with a 41.9% market share, according to the latest statistics from American Internet analytics company comScore, Inc. comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for May 2014. Apple … Continue reading Apple Remains Top Smartphone Manufacturer Among Consumers in U.S.

Apple Expands CarPlay with 9 New Partners, Including Chrysler, Mazda and Fiat

Following German auto maker Audi’s recent announcement that it would be integrating CarPlay into its upcoming models, eight other carmakers have pledged support for the technology as well, according to Apple’s updated CarPlay site. The eight new carmakers are: Abarth Alfa Romeo Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Mazda Ram CarPlay is Apple’s new in-vehicle extended iOS … Continue reading Apple Expands CarPlay with 9 New Partners, Including Chrysler, Mazda and Fiat