Today United Airlines announced its intentions to distribute iPhone 6 Plus units to its more than 23,000 flight attendants sometime in the second quarter of next year. With the help of Apple's latest handsets, flight attendants will be able to access company e-mails and perform most onboard functions and thereby replace many separate items once needed to do the same job.
After so many years of relying on Google Maps for key apps on iOS and OS X, Apple is almost completely free from its competition's navigation service. Today the Cupertino company dropped Google Maps from iCloud.com, specifically for its Find My iPhone service.
One of the great ways to get in on the Apple rumor writing racket is to scour the patents and the job listings. At least one of those bears fruit this week, plus keeping an eye on the Asian press, where so many Apple products are manufactured, also delivers some goods for your rumor mongering. So let's see what they've discovered and what else might be happening in the Apple news.
In September of this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook caused a bit of a stir when he said that "A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks that's "ridiculous," according to a new interview from TIME. He even managed to throw in a dig of his own at Apple.
This marks the second year that Apple has announced plans to participate in Code.org's "Hour of Code" campaign. If you've ever wanted to learn what it takes to be a coder yourself (or if you have a young one who's interested), you'll want to head down to your local Apple Store on December 11 to enjoy a free hour-long introduction to computer programming.
So Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, but don't worry — there are still plenty more deals out there, and you won't even have to face the the crowds and clamor of one of the year's busiest shopping days! One thing you can count on is that our weekly deals happen year round and you can always find a great one on any given Thursday, right here. So let's see what this week has to offer.
December isn't off to a particularly great start for Apple, with news that a lucrative contract with the L.A. Unified School District is being abandoned. Find out why in our Wednesday Morning Report, along with details on a pair of new Mac products to help you write better and expand the horizons of those Thunderbolt 2 ports. It's all just a click away!
If, for whatever reason, you've always wanted Mozilla's Firefox browser on your iPhone or iPad, your wait may at last be coming to an end. Mozilla has said for years that it had no interest it making its browser available for iOS users, but according to TechCrunch, the company apparently now has different ideas.
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We've heard a lot about how consumers love the new screen sizes for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but very little about how that love translates into practical use. The news reading app and service Pocket now has some data to remedy that, and it seems clear that the devices are changing how users are changing their reading habits on their iDevices.