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The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete. Developers running the first beta of iOS 9 on devices with limited free space were greeted with a new dialog informing them that their device has insufficient space to download the update, while offering the option to "Allow...
On-demand, Jay Z-backed music service Tidal on Tuesday announced the departure of interim CEO Peter Tonstad, marking the second CEO departure for the struggling service since April. The company offered few other details, according to Bloomberg. It did say, however, that until a replacement is found, executives in New York and Oslo will assume necessary responsibilities. Tonstad took over the CEO position in April after the departure of Andy Chen. Tidal has undergone...
Alongside a new iOS 9 beta, Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of watchOS 2.0 to developers, marking another milestone towards the software's public launch in the fall. Apple states that the new code includes various bugfixes and unspecified improvements. The software is identified as build 13S5255c. watchOS 2.0 is a 24.7-megabyte download that can only be installed via the Apple Watch companion app in the iOS 9 beta. The iOS 9 beta was also updated today, but...
Apple on Tuesday issued a second beta version of the next-generation iOS 9 to developers, with a laundry list of known issues ranging from CarPlay to Podcasts that reflect the software's early beta status. Today's version, carrying build number 13A4280e, comes two weeks after an initial build was seeded to developers at WWDC. Along with a tweaked user interface, iOS 9 boasts "proactive" Siri and Search functions, first-party app modifications like Transit for Maps,...
Just over two weeks after OS X 10.11 El Capitan was made official, Apple has supplied developers with the second beta of the new Mac operating system set to launch this fall. Identified as build 15A204b, El Capitan beta 2 is now available to download through Apple's developer website. The pre-release software is intended for testing purposes only, and Apple cautions that it should not be used in a commercial operating environment or with important data. A number of...
With just a week to go before the launch of Apple Music, a new ad-supported free streaming version of Google Play Music, centered around curated radio stations, is now available in the U.S. The Pandora-like service is now available on the Web, and it will roll out in an update to the official Google Play Music app for iOS, as well as Android, later this week. The new service is powered by the technology behind Songza, which Google acquired last year on the heels of...
A killer deal that offers Apple's 15" MacBook Pro (2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 750M) model MGXC2LL/A at $1,799 (or $1,949 with AppleCare) will expire on Thursday, June 25th. Meanwhile 1.3GHz fully-loaded 12" MacBooks are in stock in all 3 colors with discounts of up to $167 when purchased with AppleCare (or 4 free accessories). $1,799.99 loaded 15" MacBook Pro For the past week AI and Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama have been able to offer (see instructions below) Apple's...
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard. As a Promoter, Apple will have a permanent seat on the SIG's board of directors, and the ability to vote on corporate-level affairs. There are relatively few other companies at the Promoter level -- the only others are Intel, Ericsson, Microsoft, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Nokia. Even...
General Motors on Tuesday announced plans to bring Apple CarPlay to still more vehicles, this time to its Buick and GMC brands, which will get the technology in the 2016 model year. The first Buick vehicles with CarPlay will be the LaCrosse and Regal, while initial GMC entries will include the Canyon, Sierra, and Yukon. Both brands will also be getting support for Android Auto, but not until later on, reflecting GM's general prioritization of CarPlay. The automaker's...
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that his band --?early opponents of the digital music revolution -- is on board with Apple's new streaming music service, and that he feels confident the company's leadership can take the business in the right direction for music fans. "I think that Apple is just about the coolest company in the world," Ulrich said at Cannes Lions, according to the New York Post. "I am a huge supporter of Apple and all their products, and I have been...
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