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An Apple patent published on Tuesday could foreshadow future CarPlay functionality that allows users to unlocks car doors, start the engine and perform other automated tasks based on a user's proximity to their vehicle. Source: USPTO The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple U.S. Patent No. 8,868,254 for "Accessory control with geo-fencing," which basically turns an iPhone into an advanced car remote when paired with a CarPlay-like "accessory"...
Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education. "We forged a landmark partnership with IBM to provide a new generation of Mobile enterprise applications designed with our products'...
In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used. A report from The Washington Post painted the new implementation of Spotlight as a privacy blunder on the part of Apple, which publicly touts its commitment to keep customer data safe. The publication cited a...
When the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at this year's MLB World Series, fans attending the games at the two teams' respective stadiums will be able to buy concession items using Apple Pay. Fans attending Game One of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday will be able to buy food and beverages at concession stands with Apple Pay's iPhone 6-based NFC payments system, reports Forbes. The touchless system is being rolled out in...
In today's earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet's sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region. iPads beat expectations, didn't beat 2013 In the September quarter, Apple sold 12.3M iPads, versus 14.1M in the year ago quarter. While lower than last year, iPad sales were slightly above Wall Street's expectations.Apple continues to sell...
With today's release of iOS 8.1, Apple finally activated SMS text forwarding from iPhone to OS X Yosemite, allowing users to send, read and reply to messages directly from their Mac. Part of Apple's Continuity feature package introduced with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, SMS and MMS text forwarding promises access to cellular-based messaging from any one of the company's products, from iPhones to iPads, and now to Macs. Text forwarding is by turned off by default, but...
In an announcement made through its developer Web portal on Monday, Apple informed app makers that their wares must include 64-bit support and be built with the latest iOS 8 SDK starting Feb. 1, 2015. Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller introduces the A7 system-on-chip. Posted to Apple's Developer webpage, the news comes as no surprise as the almost all current iOS devices are powered by 64-bit A7 or A8 chips. Starting February 1, 2015, new iOS apps...
Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Monday that supply and demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are "not on the same planet" and may not reach a balance until next year. With a record-breaking first weekend sales of 10 million units in September, it was clear the iPhone 6 would be another hit for Apple. Apparently, sales are stronger than even Apple anticipated and the company has yet to balance supply with the huge groundswell of demand. "We're not nearly balanced, we're not...
During its quarterly conference call for the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple announced it will introduce new financial reporting methods that lump Apple Watch and iPod with Apple TV and other accessories, with CEO Tim Cook suggesting the move is a good way to shield details on the upcoming smartwatch from competitors. According to Apple's comments, the anticipated Apple Watch will be lumped together with iPod, Apple TV and accessory sales from Beats in a new category...
Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow. Apple earned $8.5 billion in profit on revenue of $42.12 billion in the September frame. It reported shipments of 39.27 million...
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