or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by AppleInsider

As anticipated, Parallels on Wednesday released Parallels Desktop 11, the latest version of its virtualization software that comes with a slew of improvements, the most notable being support for Microsoft Windows 10 and major features like the Cortana virtual assistant. Prior to today's launch AppleInsider was given a sneak peek at some of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac's top features and came away impressed with the improvements made since last year. For example, the...
In a post to Twitter on Tuesday, developer Hamza Sood revealed an Apple Watch hack that bypasses Apple's restriction against installing third-party watch faces on the device. Sood, who is well known for digging into Apple code, said he was able to roll his own watch face source code, complete with customizable color schemes, up and running on his Apple Watch after some "haxx." The result, seen below, is a custom animated watch face playing the "Onoz Omg" meme against...
Commenting on a recent survey conducted by research firm MusicWatch, which claimed only 52 percent of Apple Music trial customers still use the service, Apple said the actual attrition rate is closer to 21 percent. Apple provided the correct Apple Music numbers to The Verge shortly after the MusicWatch survey was released on Tuesday. Specifically, Apple said 79 percent of people who signed up for a three-month free trial are still active users. The admonition brings...
Presenting Tuesday at the annual Intel Developer Forum, fashion brand Fossil teased its first competitor to the Apple Watch, a device that will run Google's Android Wear platform. Image Credit: CNet The company didn't announce many features, but on Twitter, Intel noted that the device will use its technology and ship later this year. A photo obtained by CNet shows that the product is similar in design to the Moto 360, one of the first Android Wear products, including a...
Google on Tuesday launched preorders for the OnHub, a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi router it hopes will simplify wireless connections and will also act as a hub for smart home appliances. But the company also acknowledged that its Project Ara modular smartphone won't reach the public until at least 2016. The OnHub -- built in partnership with router maker TP-LINK -- employs an unusual cylindrical design, hiding 13 antennas inside its frame. It also replaces a router's standard...
Most consumers still using the three-month free trial of Apple Music say they are likely to continue paying for a subscription after the period ends, new survey data shows, though a significant portion may have dropped off soon after trying the service. Of the iOS users who told market research firm MusicWatch that they were listening to Apple Music, 64 percent classed themselves as extremely or very likely to continue with a paid subscription. Many have already turned...
Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update. Members of Apple's public beta program can now download the update via the Mac App Store. Because it is pre-release software with bugs yet to be resolved, Apple advises users not to run El Capitan as their main operating system. Users can opt in to Apple's Beta Software Program at the...
Apple on Tuesday updated its list of official Apple Pay-backing card issuers with 18 more U.S. institutions, putting the current total close to the 500 mark. Continuing recent trends, the additions skew towards a relatively even mix of credit unions with traditional banks. For a stretch of time the company concentrated heavily -- though not exclusively -- on credit unions. Apple Pay is now available in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom, the latter having gained the...
Square on Tuesday released a new version of its Square Cash iPhone app, bringing the platform's quick money transfers to the Apple Watch. The Watch version of the app concentrates on sending money to top contacts. It highlights nearby contacts at the top of the list, and also identifies any recent interactions. After choosing a person to send money to, users must then enter the amount to pay in increments of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, or $100. Payments can be sent via...
People who swim for fitness or competition will have a new option for tracking their progress some Sept. 1, when the Speedo Shine swim tracker --?a collaboration between wearables firm Misfit and swimwear brand Speedo --?will hit Apple Store shelves. The new $79.99 Speedo Shine is a swimming-adapted version of Misfit's Shine fitness tracker, with what Misfit calls "proprietary lap counting algorithms" that more accurately track swimming lap counts. It currently...
New Posts  All Forums: