We've heard in the past that Taco Bell is developing an app that'll let you order tacos in advance on your iPhone, and now Bloomberg reports that Burger King is paving the way for similar smartphone-dependent technologies in its own stores. Starting next month, you'll be able to pay for your burgers at the counter with your iPhone app at select locations; within a "few months," all of Burger King's roughly 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. will support the service.
Do you use a passcode on your iPhone? Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller thinks you should, and even has a new feature on the iPhone 5S that will let you make iTunes purchases with the touch of a finger.
Earlier we reported that Netflix was bringing some surprises of its own to Apple TV in the form of personalized profiles, but yesterday Apple itself rolled out another update for the beta that gives us even more to look forward to when the new software for the device goes live later this year. As reported by AppleInsider, beta users can now buy songs and videos (again) on the device and connect to it with other Apple devices.
Happy April Fool's Day, readers! Google has already been hard at work over the weekend with pranks such as Gmail Blue and news that YouTube will be shutting down, but if you're sick of all the practical jokes, you've come to the right place. There are no pranks here, unless you count the one being pulled on a handful of iOS developers getting bombed via iMessage. So sit back, relax and bask in the glow of some non-foolish news...
Anyone remember Psystar, the Mac clone maker who dared to defy Apple and was ultimately snuffed out as a result? This business with Proview over the Chinese trademark for the iPad name is beginning to feel a little bit like more of the same, with the recently bankrupt display maker squaring off with Apple in court this week.
Judging from the company’s recent moves, Apple’s cloud plans may be even bigger than originally thought. What’s better than one new data center in North Carolina? How about a second one in Prineville, Oregon, just a stone’s throw from a similar Facebook facility?
Apple kicked off the month of August with a new update for the company’s eternal living room “hobby,” the Apple TV, with a 4.3 update that finally allows the streaming of purchased television shows -- both those purchased from the tiny box as well as those bought in the past. Here’s a look at this and other new features.
Americans have yet to be able to enjoy the spoils of Spotify, a European music streaming service that’s wildly popular across the pond. If the company wasn’t gunning for Apple before, they certainly are now -- with a new music download store, iPod syncing and mobile apps for free users.
It’s not much of a secret that Apple is up to something involving cloud-based services beyond MobileMe, and another piece of the puzzle may have just fallen into place with the rumored purchase of a domain name, iCloud.com.