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A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system update will do that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you're probably planning to drive. iOS already offers estimated travel times in the Notification Center's Today view. But starting with the release of iOS 9 this fall, travel...
As a part of its newly-invigorated attempt to improve sales in India, Apple is reportedly working to help launch 500 "Authorized Mobility Reseller" locations in 12 different cities. The company is actively selecting partners in the project, and over 100 are already on board, sources told NDTV Gadgets. Retailers with past good performance as Apple resellers are said to be getting preference. The company has identified "micro markets" within each city, but is now hiring...
The Apple Maps vans currently on reconnaissance trips to collect street-level data will be coming to France and Sweden for the first time in August, in addition to touring areas in the U.S., England, and Ireland, Apple revealed on Monday. Vehicles surveying France will initially be touring regions around Paris and the Ile-de-France, such as Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Val-de-Marne, the company's website indicated. Swedish vans will be visiting multiple...
A major iPhone counterfeiting factory, which produced so many fake Apple devices that some even made their way to the U.S., has been shut down by Beijing police and led to nine arrests. The factory is said to have built more than 41,000 fake iPhones valued at as much as 120 million yuan, or $19 million, according to Reuters. The arrests come as part of a crackdown on intellectual property theft being undertaken by Chinese law enforcement, as the country looks to shake...
It was announced Sunday that Apple will be making Apple Watch available at more than 100 Best Buy stores in the U.S. on Aug. 7, making the big box electronics retailer the first major outlet to carry Watch outside of Apple's own stores. Best Buy will start stocking Watch through its online store and at select locations, with plans to expand to over 300 outlet before the lucrative holiday shopping season. Since launching in April, Apple has limited sales to its own...
Data shows that Apple Watch owners love their Watches, but Apple's selection of bands is limited and many of the models are expensive. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the most popular third-party models that you can buy today and have on your wrist by next week. The iVAPO/eLander stainless steel link band The Best: iVAPO/eLander's stainless steel link band This band --?sold under various brand names --?is much like Apple's link bracelet, though it comes with a more...
Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play piano should check out The ONE, a unique digital piano that uses iPad to offset the learning curve associated with mastering the instrument. Traditionally, learning to play the piano requires paid lessons from a professional teacher. This is still a solid means of learning, but digital music lessons have increasingly become the norm. Over the years, we have tried innovative teaching tools like Ion's Piano Apprentice, a...
A new report out of the Far East claims that Apple's iPad mini 4 will see many of the same upgrades received by the iPad Air 2 last year, only compressed into a much smaller footprint. Meanwhile, a 2015 debut of the iPad Air 3 is said to remain a possibility. The Japanese-language Macotakara said on Saturday that its industry sources are describing the iPad mini 4 as a shrunken version of the iPad Air 2, with plans calling for the adoption of many of the same...
Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends. Apple hires former Chrysler executive, stirs car rumors On Monday it was discovered that Doug Betts -- a former manufacturing and quality control executive at Chrysler -- was hired by Apple earlier in the month. A now-missing LinkedIn profile identified Betts...
Consumers who purchased a Nike+ FuelBand between 2012 and 2015 might be eligible for a small payment from Nike after the sports brand, alongside co-defendant Apple, agreed to settle a class action suit alleging the companies falsely advertised the device's health tracking capabilities. Disclosure: The author of this report is potentially eligible for payment as a member of the class. Under agreed upon terms reached in June, Nike will dish out up to $2.4 million to...
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