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In an update to its iOS 8 Feature Availability webpage on Thursday, Apple announced the rollout of CarPlay services to five new countries, including Russia and Sweden. With today's expanded availability, Apple device owners in Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia and Sweden can connect their iPhones to compatible infotainment systems and aftermarket head units. Users in each of the five countries have access to full CarPlay functionality, including Apple Maps...
Google today updated its Chrome for iOS Web browser with features such as an iOS 8 Notification Center widget and support for app extensions, while Microsoft launched its first Halo game for iOS, called Spartan Strike. Chrome for iOS The new Chrome includes a widget that lets users open a new tab from the Notification Center's Today view, or jump into a voice search. If a URL is present in the clipboard, it will appear automatically in the Today view for quick...
DODOcase on Thursday debuted its second Apple Watch accessory in the form of a book-like organizer with wooden charging stand and cable tamer capable of powering both Apple's new wearable and an iPhone. Simply called the Dual Charging Dock Organizer, DODOcase's upcoming product sports the company's familiar book-bound cover construction with Baltic Birch wood tray with steel inserts for storing Apple Watch and iPhone chargers and cables. When the dock is open, a...
Yahoo on Thursday announced plans to bring Apple Watch extensions to four of its iOS apps by April 24, while ReSound launched a Watch app for its iPhone-compatible hearing aids. Yahoo apps coming to Apple Watch The Yahoo Weather Watch app will offer morning and evening forecasts via notifications, and a "feels like" Glance feature. As with other Glance-enabled apps, more detailed information can be accessed by launching into the app itself. Yahoo News Digest will...
One week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with Photos for Mac, Apple on Thursday issued the first beta build of OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite to developers for testing. The new version, beta build 14E7f, comes a little over one week after Apple released OS X 10.10.3, which came with substantial additions like the long awaited Photos app and video glitch. Apple also included support for the NVM Express protocol, enabling faster SSD throughput. As a change log for OS X 10.10.4 was...
Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year. Apple's Maiden, N.C. solar farm. | Source: Apple The new facilities will be constructed in China's southwestern Sichuan province, within Hongyuan and Ruoergai counties in the Aba Tibetan & Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. They will be co-owned by...
During a promotional stop for Disney's upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams flashed what appears to be a stainless steel Apple Watch during a panel discussion at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Abrams was apparently sporting the 42-millimeter version with a dark blue sport band, an option not offered by Apple to the public. He also took the stage with an iPhone 6 Plus inside a protective case, which he used to take a panoramic shot of the...
Though the Los Angeles Unified School District's demand for a multi-million dollar refund from Apple has grabbed headlines, the failure of the $1.3 billion program to create a new digital curriculum for Los Angles students appears to lie primarily with educational publishing company Pearson. In addition to threatening litigation against Apple and Pearson --?the two primary contractors on the project --? the district has also asked for refunds from Chinese PC...
Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company. Bronwich has been assigned to keep tabs Apple's operations following an antitrust lawsuit won against the company by the U.S. government. And while Apple and Bromwich have not seen eye to eye from the start, in recent months the relationship has worsened, he said in a report to...
A video driver glitch that caused some Mac users to experience startup trouble under OS X 10.10.3 was addressed by Apple on Wednesday with a supplemental update to the company's venerable desktop operating system. Appearing in the updates tab of the Mac App Store under the slightly redundant heading "OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 10.10.3," the latest revision "fixes a video driver issue that may prevent your Mac from starting up when running certain apps...
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