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  • News: More details emerge on Apple Music overhaul

    2:08pm By Jesse Hollington
    Following news earlier today that Apple is planning “sweeping changes” to Apple Music, more specific details have emerged from 9to5Mac. Citing multiple sources familiar with the changes, Gurman notes that Apple has been working on a redesign since the end…
  • News: iPhone tops Time’s list of most influential gadgets

    12:50pm By Dan Pye
    The iPhone topped inventions like the TV, VCR and personal computer to take the number one spot on Time’s most influential gadgets list. The writeup gives the device credit for putting “a truly powerful computer in the pockets of millions” and ushering…
  • News: Kohl’s integrates rewards system with Apple Pay

    12:12pm By Dan Pye
    Kohl’s has become the first company to integrate its in-store rewards points system with its charge card in Apple Pay, according to a release from the company. By the end of the month, all customers using their Kohl’s charge account through Apple Pay will…
  • News: Apple hires ex-Nest exec to aid in health initiatives

    11:35am By Dan Pye
    Apple has hired former Nest executive Yoky Matsuoka to work on the company’s health intiatives, Fortune reports. Matsuoka is a famed robotics expert who co-founded Google’s X lab, helped develop a revolutionary robotic arm at MIT and won a MacArthur…
  • News: Apple loses exclusive ‘iPhone’ trademark in China

    11:01am By Dan Pye
    Photo: Xintong Tiandi/BBC Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the “iPhone” trademark in China, Legal Daily reports. The Beijing Municipal High People’s Court ruled in favor of Xintong Tiandi Technology, which was granted a trademark on “iPhone” in…
  • News: Apple to reveal ‘sweeping changes’ to Apple Music interface at WWDC

    10:20am By Dan Pye
    Apple will reveal sweeping changes to Apple Music at this year’s WWDC in an effort to draw new interest in the streaming music service, Bloomberg reports. Sources familiar with the plans said the company is trying to make Apple Music’s user interface much…
  • News: Daily Deal: AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus

    9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    In today’s iLounge Deal you can pick up Just Mobile’s AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus for only $34.95. Providing a smooth digital equivalent to using a pen on paper, the AluPen Digital Stylus allows you to write and sketch on any touchscreen with…
  • News: Apple releases fourth developer betas for iOS 9.3.2, tvOS 9.2.1

    Tue 1:38pm By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has released the fourth developer betas for iOS 9.3.2 and tvOS 9.2.1. As with prior betas, the sparse release notes and minor version numbers suggest that the betas are primarily focused on bug fixes and performance improvements and do not likely include…
  • News: Bowers & Wilkins acquired by EVA Automation

    Tue 12:58pm By Dan Pye
    Bowers & Wilkins, a U.K. maker of high-end audio equipment, has been acquired by Silicon Valley-based EVA Automation. The companies said the merger will pair Bowers & Wilkins’ acoustic engineering talents with EVA Automation’s A/V technologies to enable…
  • News: India rejects Apple’s plan to sell used iPhones

    Tue 10:54am By Dan Pye
    India has rejected Apple’s request to sell used iPhones in the country, an unnamed telecommunications ministry source told Bloomberg. Apple wanted permission to sell used devices to draw in cost conscious buyers left in the cold when the company discontinued…
  • News: Rumor: Purported iPhone 7 component photo shows headphone jack intact

    Tue 10:18am By Dan Pye
    Photo: NowhereElse A photo posted on Chinese site Weibo purports to show an internal component from the upcoming iPhone 7 that would prove the phone will still have a 3.5mm headphone jack. If true, the news would fly in the face of months of speculation that…
  • News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to get Scrivener 2 for 50% off

    Tue 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today is your last chance to pick up Scrivener 2 for $22.50 — 50% off the regular price. This award-winning writing app, used by New York Times best-selling authors, takes the pain out of writing a novel in your typical word processor. Combining a wordsmith…
  • News: Families fight in court over missing teen’s iPhone data

    Mon 10:51am By Dan Pye
    Apple is reportedly upholding its pledge to make every effort to access the iPhone 6 of a teen who was lost at sea, but whatever data they find is now going to the courts rather than the family, ABC News reports. Blu Stephanos contacted Apple for help…
  • News: Court allows police to force woman to unlock iPhone with Touch ID fingerprint

    Mon 10:25am By Dan Pye
    In a new front in the ongoing fight over iPhone encryption, federal officials in Los Angeles obtained a warrant allowing them to force a woman to unlock an iPhone by holding her fingerprint to the Touch ID scanner, the Los Angeles Times reports. The U.S.…
  • News: Coach reportedly releasing bands for Apple Watch

    Mon 9:50am By Dan Pye
    Fashion website Haute Écriture claims a Coach store employee said the company will be releasing bands for the Apple Watch as early as June. The writer claims to have seen photos of eight bands in white, black, red and brown, some with charms attached and…
  • News: Daily Deal: EightOnes Virtual Reality 2.0 Kit

    Mon 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals we’re offering the EightOnes Virtual Reality 2.0 Kit for only $21.99. See the world in a new light with this best-selling virtual reality set, which allows you to link up your iPhone and use any number of compatible VR apps to visit…
  • News: Invoxia adds Amazon Alexa to Triby

    Fri 4:53pm By Jesse Hollington
    Invoxia has added support for Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service to its acclaimed Triby connect kitchen speaker, making it the first non-Amazon device to add support for the voice assistant. Following the launch of its Echo voice controlled speaker last year,…
  • Review: August Doorbell Cam

    Fri 4:30pm By Jesse Hollington
    Although August made its name with its flagship product, the August Smart Lock, the company hasn’t been sitting still with its goal to increase its family of home access products. The Smart Keypad accessory we looked at yesterday works to expand the…
  • News: Apple provides more details on new Apple Music API

    Fri 9:52am By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has provided more detailed information for developers on how to take advantage of the new Apple Music API introduced in iOS 9.3. In a document titled Apple Music Best Practices for App Developers, Apple summarizes how third-party iOS apps can integrate…
  • News: Apple Music for Android adds music videos, Family Plan support

    Fri 9:42am By Jesse Hollington
    Apple has released an update to its Apple Music app for Android devices, adding support for watching music videos on Apple Music and signing up or upgrading to a Family Membership. Users who had already signed up to a Family Membership via an iOS device or…