Apple is a little late to the music-streaming revolution with its acquisition of Beats Music; that much is clear. According to a new Buzzfeed report, however, that tardiness has as much to do with willful ignorance on the part of Apple's executives as it does with maintaining sales on iTunes.
We've talked about all kinds of other changes coming to iOS 8, so why not talk about the weather? Specially, the Weather app. After so many years of relying on Yahoo for its weather forecasts, Apple is apparently cutting out of the middleman and relying exclusively on information from The Weather Channel.
Quietly, and almost without notice, a chapter in Apple's history may have started to close today. As reported by MacRumors from a Twitter user, Apple removed the link for the iPod classic from the sidebar for its online store for refurbished units in the U.S. and Canada. The disappearance may mean that Apple is preparing to phase out the device altogether soon.
We reported this morning that it looked as though Apple was going ahead with its hotly discussed acquisition of Beats Electronics, and now it's official. As of today, Apple is buying Beats Electronics and its associated Beats Music steaming service for $3 billion (a bit down from the $3.2 billion originally suggested).
This year's WWDC might be one to remember, and Apple wants to make sure you witness the festivities firsthand. The iPhone maker announced today that it plans to host a live video stream of the event's keynote address on the company's home page on June 2, and this time you can even watch it on Windows.
It's almost time for the bulk of the latest batch of Apple rumors to end (and if the past few years have proved anything, it's almost time for a whole new set to begin). Apple today released its schedule for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference and announced that it plans to hold its keynote on Monday, June 2 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
Looking for a great free app to download for the weekend? Google has you covered. The Apple rival just bought the beloved Word Lens app that lets you use your camera to translate text on real-life objects in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian immediately, and for now, it's completely free.
If you missed out on the Flappy Bird craze when it was at its height last winter, you might be happy to know that creator Dong Nguyen claims that the popular game will return to iOS in August. In a interview with CNBC (via MacRumors), the Vietnamese developer claimed that the app would somehow be "less addictive" and feature a multiplayer component.
Today we focus on the little guys. The smaller end of the market of Apple products. The entry level. If you've been trying to convince a friend or relative to make the switch, these lower priced options might just be the ticket to helping convince them what you've known all along.
Back in March we reported that Neil Young was trying to push his "PonoPlayer" to deliver "master quality digital music at the highest audio fidelity possible." Young targeted Apple's iPod in some of his marketing of the device, but now it appears Apple might be stepping up its game with a "dramatic overhaul" of iTunes by offering higher quality music downloads on iTunes than we've seen in the past.