YouTube Claims iPhone Battery Issues Are Fixed in Latest App Update

(Source: Some users had complained that YouTube was sucking the life out of their phones even while it was running in the background, although it’s unclear if that was limited to when users were casting video to a smart TV. Let us know how you get on with the updated YouTube app in the […] […]

Apple iPhone X May Have Sold Out Fast Only Because of Short Supply

(Source: This morning was the beginning and almost immediate end of the iPhone X’s first sales availability to consumers. Reports show that it sold out in minutes. So, is the new model a hit? Although the time frame sounds promising, there’s a significant chance that sales will be iffy relative to some previous iPhone […] […]

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 […]

Hands on with SanDisk’s iPhone storage-expanding flash drive — TechCrunch

The iXpand is an odd thing to behold, a strange Frankensteinian amalgam of adapters fused together and folded over for good measure. It’s another interesting concept out of SanDisk as the company attempts to stay nimble in a world of rapidly dropping storage costs and increasing reliance on cloud backups. The iXpand is a new,… via […]

Apple demands all new Apple Watch apps be native — The Zetetic Forum

Starting June 1, all new Apple Watch apps submitted to the App Store must have the ability to operate independently of an iPhone. Sourced through from: Requiring Apple Watch apps to be native will make them much more performant than those that depend on a paired iPhone. See on – Wearable Technology […] […]

U.S. Drops Case to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone — TIME

The Justice Department dropped a court case asking Apple to help them unlock an iPhone after its owner came forward with the passcode, a potential blow to the department in its ongoing battle with Apple over encryption and privacy Prosecutors said the phone’s owner, who was arrested as part of a drug investigation, suddenly remembered… via […]

iBooks and iTunes Movies ordered closed in China by government regulator, just six months after launch — TechCrunch

The New York Times reports that a government regulator forced the closure of iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in China last week. The two services launched there in September, along with Apple Music (which is still available). Read More via iBooks and iTunes Movies ordered closed in China by government regulator, just six months after launch — […]

Apple’s head of legal says it refused China’s request for its source code — TechCrunch

Appleng’s head of legal has denied a lo-standing rumor that it has collaborated with the Chinese government to provide its source code. Read More via Apple’s head of legal says it refused China’s request for its source code — TechCrunch

The next version of OS X could be called ‘MacOS’ — TechCrunch

It’s a small branding change, but it would make a lot of sense. Many different signs point to Apple abandoning the name “OS X” in favor of “MacOS”, or maybe “macOS” without a capital letter. Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller first hinted at this change last year at WWDC in an interview with… via […]

Apple tells NY judge FBI has ‘utterly failed’ to prove it needs help unlocking iPhones — TechCrunch

Apple has strong words for the Justice Department. The simple fact that the feds unlocked a phone without any help shows that they didn’t need it in the first place, Apple asserts: “The government has utterly failed to satisfy its burden to demonstrate that Apple’s assistance in this case is necessary.” Read More via Apple tells […]

Jony Ive designs one-off iPad Pro and accessories for charity auction — TechCrunch

Want some serious bragging rights in the tech community? Why? Inquire within yourself whether this craving for attention is healthy, and if you still want those rights, consider bidding on this one-of-a-kind iPad Pro and accessories designed by Jony Ive. It’s for a good cause, or at least you can tell yourself that. Read More via […]

Apple launches CareKit to create health apps — The Zetetic Forum

Apple announced on Monday the launch of CareKit, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open-source.. Sourced through from: Apple expands on the health features of Apple Watch and ResearchKit with a new HealthKit aimed at directly benefiting people’s health. See on […] […]