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Apple on Friday said it is working to implement an in-transit encryption solution for its email domains, offering additional protection for iCloud customers sending and receiving messages from people using other providers like Gmail. Word of Apple's initiative came in a statement provided to NPR after the broadcaster ran a report on its blog looking into the steps big tech firms take to protect users' data privacy. The story was based on an Electronic Frontier...
Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field. App Store reviews available for sale on the Fiverr marketplace Apple has been intervening on a case-by-case basis for some time, though it is unclear when they began the push as it is not a...
While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Bj?rk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. First released in 2011, the collaborative $12.99 iPad app Bj?rk: Biophilia is part album, part interactive multimedia presentation. As users listen to tracks from the...
Apple's new HealthKit health and fitness tracking platform looks set to gain a fresh challenger in the form of Android developer Google, which will reportedly launch a similar service dubbed Google Fit at its annual developer conference in San Francisco later this month. Google's previous health effort, which was shuttered in 2012. Google will attempt to upstage Apple's HealthKit reveal by announcing immediate partnerships with companies that make wearable devices,...
Online travel behemoth Priceline has struck a deal that will see it pay $2.6 billion for OpenTable, a provider of online reservation technology for restaurants that underpins Siri's table booking functionality. Siri's OpenTable integration in iOS 6, left, and iOS 7, right. Priceline will pay $103 per share -- a $29 premium over the stock's June 12 closing price -- for OpenTable in the all-cash acquisition. Executives from both companies touted Priceline's ability to...
With Apple widely expected to launch a wearable "iWatch" later this year, market watchers have begun to speculate exactly how many wrist-worn devices the company could sell, with one new projection pegging the device with at least 10 percent penetration among iPhone users in the first full year. "iWatch" concept render by Martin Hajek. With an estimated active iPhone installed base of 335 million users by the end of 2014, analyst Keith Bachman of BMO Capital Markets...
Apple has announced that it will replace potentially dangerous 5-watt European USB power adapters that were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, as well as sold separately from October 2009 to September 2012. Apple has said that the USB adapters can overheat and pose a safety risk in "rare cases." Affected adapters can be identified on the bottom with the name "Model A1300" and the letters "CE" in solid gray. "Customer safety is always Apple's top...
Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd. The biggest addition to Facebook Messenger version 6.0 is an option to film and send in-line video messages to friends with a "tap-and-hold" gesture. Prior to today's update, Messenger limited users to sending in-app pictures and pre-recorded videos...
Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts made her first official public appearance as an Apple exec at the grand opening of the company's newest retail outlet in Japan on Friday, posing for pictures with Apple fans and customers who made it down for the event. Angela Ahrendts poses with Apple fans at the Omotesando Apple Store's grand opening. | Source: Mac Otakara via Twitter A throng of people lined up to get into the Omotesando Apple Store in Tokyo when its doors opened...
Samsung on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy Tab S lineup, which comes in 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch flavors, boasts 2,560-by-1,600 pixel resolution Super AMOLED displays, supports fingerprint recognition and integrates Galaxy-only inter-device sharing software. Samsung's 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S. | Source: Sammobile Introduced at a special press event in New York called "Tab Into Color," the Galaxy Tab S series represents Samsung's latest assault on Apple and the iPad. According...
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