Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill

This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’ is muxed based on editorial curation and algorithmic interpretation of your musical tastes. A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening. An updated Chill playlist will be delivered… via […]

Apple is ‘working rapidly’ to launch Apple Pay in more countries in Asia and Europe — TechCrunch

Apple Pay may only be available in a handful of countries right now, but the iPhone maker is working hard to extend the footprint of its digital payment services into new parts of the world. Read More via Apple is ‘working rapidly’ to launch Apple Pay in more countries in Asia and Europe — TechCrunch

Apple opens India-based development center to work on its maps services — TechCrunch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is having a busy week traveling to Asia’s two biggest countries. Last week, he was in China where Apple announced a landmark billion dollar investment in Uber rival Didi Chuxing, this week it is India where the announcements are continuing to flow. Read More via Apple opens India-based development center to work […]

Apple’s GarageBand picks up traditional Chinese sounds and instruments in new update — TechCrunch

Apple’s interests in China, its second-largest regional market, expand far beyond their recent $1B investment in Didi Chuxing. As the company eyes a larger presence in China, they’re also looking to capture the country’s creativity and imagination with their content creation tools. Today, Apple’s GarageBand music creation software is gaining an update that will more… Read… […]

Apple Invests $1 Billion in China’s Uber Rival Didi Chuxing — TIME

Apple has invested $1 billion into a Chinese ride-hailing service in an effort to fortify ties with China’s booming consumer market. The service, Didi Chuxing, is Uber’s biggest rival in the world’s most populous country, completing 11 million rides a day — 87% of China’s ride-hailing market, Reuters reported. The Apple investment is the largest… via […]

Majority of apps lost over 10% of downloads due to last week’s App Store glitches — TechCrunch

Last week’s App Store issues caused headaches for users who, for several hours during the morning on May 5th, were unable to surface apps using keyword searches. This affected top apps like Uber, Spotify, Google, YouTube, Tumblr and many others, as well as apps from smaller developers. Now we know what sort of impact that… via […]

Windows 95 on the Apple Watch features the world’s most twee Start button — TechCrunch

Big, complex things running on tiny things is a common theme this week. Earlier we had a hack that put Counter-Strike on Android Wear, and today some maniac has installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. At last it’ll do something worthwhile! That is, of course, if you can find the Start button. Read More via […]