It's still not entirely clear if iBeacons will ever take off quite like Apple wants them to, but Major League Baseball is determined to give them a fighting chance. Over the past few months the organization has outfitted 28 stadiums with the technology, and now it's entering phase two with a special project at this year's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Apple has done a lot to establish Apple TV as something other than a "hobby" over the past couple of years, but the latest research from Parks Associates indicates all that work hasn't been quite enough. Though Apple's diminutive entertainment box has been around for seven years now, it's slipping behind Chromecast and Roku in the U.S. in terms of recent sales and adoption rates.
Last week's iOS 7.1.2 update introduced improvements for iBeacon, third-party accessories, and mail attachments, but apparently some international users are finding the patch also messed up their calendars.
Yesterday we referred to the United Kingdom as an "iPhone stronghold" in reference to the comparatively weak inroads that Samsung made with the Galaxy S5 in May; today, new research from Chitika only confirms Great Britain's affection for Apple's smartphone. According to a new study, the iPhone was responsible for almost half of the smartphone traffic in the UK in the second quarter of this year.
According to analyst Steve Milunovich of UBS, you may end up sending more messages via your iWatch with your voice than with traditional text messaging. That, at least, is the vibe Milunovich picked up during a meeting he had with Apple CEO Tim Cook recently, and he relayed his convictions in a letter to investors recently, reports Fortune.
It's been a while since we've heard much substantial about Apple's CarPlay system, but the company broke that silence today with an updated page that confirmed the support of nine brands (many of them from the Fiat-Chrysler group) — namely Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and RAM.
An app store for Apple TV might still be the stuff of myth and rumor, but today's update for the diminutive entertainment device demonstrates that Apple's still attempting to improve it. Log in today, and you'll see new channels for ABC News, PBS Kids, and AOL On. You'll even find Willow, a channel dedicated to the sport of cricket.
The Contacts app and settings in iOS 7 make it easy to access and organize your address books. You can import details from various sources, then find people from any group, quickly create a correctly addressed email, and more. Getting it all organized can take some effort, however; but don't worry — we'll guide you through it.
Regardless of whatever happens to Nuance, it looks as though Apple's about to extend Siri to a greater segment of the world's population. MacRumors reports that the Cupertino giant recently posted job listings for "Siri Language Engineers" fluent in Norwegian, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Thai, and Russian — none of which are currently supported by the service.
One of the first changes to iOS 8 that beta testers noticed was that Yahoo, long the source of Apple's data for its default Weather app, had been ousted by The Weather Channel. At the time, some commentators wondered if it was a simple mistake. But according to Re/code, the switch was all part of a plan by Weather Channel CEO David Kenny, formerly a Yahoo board member, to wrest the high-profile logo placement from his former company.