Starbucks is planning to update its iPhone and iPad app to support remote orders, which means that one day you'll be able to tap in the beverage you want, pay for it, and pick it up from the barista a few minutes later. At the very least, this should cut down on all the hilarious misheard names scribbled on the sides of the coffee cups.
The sixth anniversary of the iOS App Store may be past us, but there are still plenty of hot deals available if you know where to find them. From intense tactical shooters to apps that demand little more of you besides the ability to stand still, we've got you covered just in time for the weekend.
It's hot out there, which also means it's a good time to stay inside and tinker with new Mac and iOS devices when you've had a bit too much sun. Enjoying streaming movies with a new Apple TV, drift off on a flight to paradise with tunes on a new iPod nano, or play games on a massively powerful MacBook Pro. This week's deals allow you to do all this and more.
Album prices on iTunes got you down? If you're a Paul McCartney fan, Billboard reports, the former Beatle's got you covered. The legendary songwriter today released five albums from his solo career as standalone iPad apps, allowing music connoisseurs to pick them up for just $7.99 each (compared to the $12.99 or so they cost as standard iTunes albums).
American sports fans are starting to turn their attention back to our own particular brand of football in the aftermath of the World Cup, and a promotional page from DirecTV suggests that they have a big surprise waiting for them. According to the page, football fans will be able to watch the upcoming games live on their iOS devices and Macs without having to sign up for a conventional plan with the provider (or even needing to get a dish, for that matter).
In a move that almost certainly comes as a blow to Microsoft and Google, Apple and IBM today announced a partnership that will allow them each to expand the mobility options of enterprise customers with the help of new apps and services for iOS. It'll almost certainly result in a massive boost to Apple's enterprise sales.
The iPhone's battery life has steadily been improving since its debut, but a new rumored partnerhsip in the works between Apple and Britain's Intelligent Energy could result in iDevice battery lives reaching days or weeks. Reaching this goal is all about implementing embedded fuel cells, reports The Daily Mail.
The iPhone 6 isn't just the same device we've known and loved with a bigger display, the latest rumors claim; it'll also boast some beefy processing powers. According to China's CnBeta (via GforGames) the upcoming device will likely jump past the 2.0 GHz threshold. That's the kind of power that'll make the already scrappy A7 chip look puny, which is surprising since most developers have yet to push the new technology to its full potential.
The iOS App Store, which celebrates its sixth birthday today, is such a massive cultural presence these days that it's hard to believe that Steve Jobs initially didn't want third-party developers to have access to the iPhone. When he finally gave in, the App Store quickly became a juggernaut that only continues to grow.
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.