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Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple's new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company's existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer). New Apple Store progress at Union Square, San Francisco Work on the new Apple Store is now underway, with beams that will support the sides and back wall of the structure now rising from the construction site, as can be observed...
After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users -- and developers building on Box's platform -- can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg. Initially, the plan is to launch a first wave of products focusing on practical enterprise needs like cloud files and content -- Box's bread and...
As Apple Music nears its June 30 debut more information is coming out regarding Apple's fee structure as applied to the service's 90-day free trial, with reports on Wednesday now pegging the number at 0.2 cents per play. Citing music executives familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports Apple's deal with labels has the company shelling out 0.2 cents for songs streamed during a free 90-day Apple Music trial period. The amount is comparable to free tier rates...
In preparation of the upcoming Apple Music launch on June 30, Apple installed a gigantic billboard in Times Square this week advertising its unique live-streaming Beats 1 radio service. Apple's Beats 1 radio billboard in Times Square. | Source: Zane Lowe via Twitter Posted to Twitter by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe, the banner, sporting the catch phrase "Worldwide. Always on," dominates a billboard adorning the facade of the Marriott Marquis hotel. Apple shares ad space with...
Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly on the list to make a return appearance at this year's Sun Valley conference in Idaho next month, where media and tech moguls meet to take in lectures, participate in roundtables and broker deals. Tim Cook and Eddy Cue at the 2014 Sun Valley conference. | Source: Kaja Whitehouse via Twitter According to Variety, the Sun Valley guest list is filling out nicely with Cook to be accompanied by fellow Silicon Valley bigwigs such as AOL CEO...
Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without a Facebook account, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service. The option is currently rolling out in Canada, Peru, Venezuela, and the United States. People opening up the Messenger iOS or Android apps for the first time will see an added link letting them join Messenger with just a name, phone number, and contact photo. Most of the apps' features will still be...
Kenwood on Wednesday began shipping two new dash receivers, the DDX9902S and DDX9702S, expanding aftermarket support for Apple CarPlay beyond Alpine and Pioneer units for the first time. Kenwood DDX9702S Both units have 6.95-inch resistive touch displays, and features such as Bluetooth, HD Radio, HDMI input, SiriusXM compatibility, and DVD playback. Users can also hook up a rear-view camera, and natively control Pandora or iHeartRadio when a smartphone is...
As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad. Once the changes are in place, developers will no longer be able to access app download data for advertising purposes, according to Amir Efrati of The Information. Currently, major apps like Facebook and Twitter access this data, and can use it to better...
When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer. Backing up an iPhone to iCloud requires users to have an active account and be logged-in on their device. This is normally completed during the activation process, but if you are not logged...
A new single from Pharrell Williams, "Freedom," will be an Apple Music exclusive and launch alongside the service on June 30, according to a Facebook update by the hip-hop and R&B singer. The post didn't indicate how long the song might be an exclusive, or whether Williams' next album would also be limited to Apple. The single was originally heard during the WWDC 2015 keynote announcing Apple Music. Prior to the keynote, rumors suggested that Williams might be one of...
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