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Apple Watch relies heavily on iOS Continuity features like Handoff to ease the load, in some cases transferring to iPhone complex tasks that require a keyboard or access to a full-fledged app. Not documented in the Apple Watch user guide, however, is the ability to transfer these same tasks to Mac. Conducting an Apple Watch-to-Mac Handoff procedure is very similar in form and function to Apple's existing Continuity features, which themselves enable Handoff from Apple...
According to a report on Wednesday, Russia will be one of the first countries to host Apple's upcoming on-demand streaming music service rumored to debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference next month. Apple is currently in talks with record labels about the prospect, according to Billboard, which quoted local business publication Vedomosti. The latter cited sources at several major Russian labels. Apple already operates the iTunes Store in Russia, but...
Phase two of Apple's ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now underway as obsolete buildings have been demolished over the past weeks to make way for new testing workshops and facilities for research and development. Apple Campus 2 Phase 2, centered along North Tantau Avenue The first phase of Apple Campus 2 -- including its above ground and underground parking, theater complex and central "Spaceship" ring of office space--began to rise this winter. The...
Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide. Spotify Debuting on the company's iPhone app today is a new "Now" start page, with curated playlists oriented toward different activities and times of day, and recommendations evolving to match a listener's preferences. The company is also implementing news,...
Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch. Citing sources close to the company, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday that Pebble instead obtained a $5 million loan and another $5 million line of credit from a bank, after efforts to secure venture capital funding were denied. Pebble's alleged troubles come...
The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is using the Apple Watch to improve the treament regimens of breast cancer patients, citing the advantages of wearables in getting people to change their behavior. In a pilot project, the New Jersey-based center is partnering with Polaris Health Directions to fit about 30 patients with 38mm Sport models, each with a pink strap, mHealth News reported this week. Polaris will underwrite the Watches, and is developing a...
With a rapidly-expanding workforce and a shortage of options in the city of Cupertino, Calif., Apple is reportedly considering a "major expansion" of its corporate office and research and development facilities to neighboring San Jose. Even the addition of Apple's new "spaceship" campus will not meet the space requirements of the company's workforce. Apple is currently considering two sites in San Jose and could be looking for as much as 1.5 million square feet of...
Faced with production issues from launch, and amidst unknown levels of consumer demand, the Apple Watch is likely to see less than 15 million units shipped through the end of September, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted on Wednesday. Kuo's revised forecast was issued in a note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. In it, he said that Apple Watch shipments for fiscal year 2015 are likely to be lower than most analysts and investors expect. Apple's...
Apple is for the first time offering refurbished iPad Air 2 models through its U.S. online store, potentially saving shoppers up to $140 off the cost of the tablet. The discounts start at $80 for a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi version, and $110 for an equivalent cellular model, bringing prices down to $419 and $519 respectively. Cuts improve to $90 and $120 for 64 gigabytes of storage, and $110 and $140 for 128 gigabytes. A top-end cellular model can be had for just $689, well...
Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked "Microsoft Confidential" revealed on Wednesday. The page was discovered by a Twitter user known as @h0x0d, and describes the app as a "great way to have rapid email conversations on your phone with the people who are important to you." Users can reach anyone with an email address, the page adds, and conversations started in...
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