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Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists. In the first, "Discovery," Apple claims that it wants to create "a place where artists and fans can discover one another," run by people "who live and breathe music." It mentions radio stations and curated playlists as some of the service's core features. The other commercials, "Discover...
Apple, Google and other large multinational corporations conducting operations in Australia might soon see their annual tax payments made public as a result of a government inquiry into corporate tax dodgers. An Australian Senate committee investigating corporate tax avoidance is set to present transparency proposals on Monday that are expected to include a "name and shame" register for tax-dodging companies, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Also on the table will be...
Just days after patching the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability with a new OS X point release, Apple's desktop operating system has been hit with yet another zero-day exploit that would allow an attacker to gain root access without using a password. Luca Todesco on Twitter The exploit was discovered by Italian developer Luca Todesco, who relies on a combination of attacks --?including a null pointer dereference in OS X's IOKit --?to drop a proof-of-concept payload into a...
Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification. The two new devices (1, 2) were revealed by the FCC on Friday, with accompanying documentation declaring that the hardware provided for testing "represents the final version of the equipment as it will be released to the market." They both...
Groundwork continued to be laid this week for Apple's rumored Sept. 9 press event, but the news that stole the show was the revelation that Apple is not only working on an electric car, but a self-driving one, as some had speculated. Reports conflict on fate of 'iPhone 6c' Although reports are unanimous that Apple will launch two flagship iPhones this fall,a more controversial matter has been whether there will be a third, budget device known as the iPhone 6c. One...
Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review. The idea behind SmartPlug is simple: transform nearly any plug-in appliance up to 1800 watts -- from lights to air conditioners -- into a "smart home" gadget by...
For the past couple of weeks, construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group. Contractors protest outside the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, Calif. | Credit: AppleInsider reader Benjamin The apparent labor dispute has yet to gain the attention of local media, though visitors to Apple Stores in San Francisco,...
Apple on Friday quietly introduced several new band options for Apple Watch focusing on options for people with larger wrists, while at the same time activating orders for the standalone Modern Buckle. The Sport Band is now available in an large and extra large sizes at no extra cost, but only for owners of 42-millimeter Watches. Meanwhile a Link Bracelet Kit, costing $49, lets owners of the 42-millimeter Link Bracelet stretch the size of the band by up to six more...
Apple's automotive project is said to be moving along quickly, with the company allegedly planning to rent a sprawling 2,100-acre property near San Francisco to work on its apparently self-driving "Project Titan." Apple is said to have been interested in the manufacturing of BMW's i3 series. Evidence of the project came from a public records act request conducted by The Guardian, which revealed that Apple has met with GoMentum station, a former naval base in California....
U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders. As is common with mobile transactions in the country, people will only be able to make purchases up to ?20 in most cases, according to MacRumors, which obtained a copy of the email. Lloyds offered few other details, other than to list current devices that support Apple Pay. Lloyds is one of several major...
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