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  • GM To Offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto API In Most 2016 Vehicles

    Wed 7:00pm By samzenpus
    Lucas123 writes: GM today announced it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring APIs on 14 of its 2016 vehicles. GM's announcement follows one earlier this week by Hyundai, which said it would offer Android Auto in its Sonata Sedan this year. Some…
  • A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To Reboot

    Wed 8:55am By Soulskill
    DavidGilbert99 writes with news that a bug in iOS has made it so anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a text message containing certain characters. "When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system…
  • Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Named Chief Design Officer

    Tue 5:39am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Jony Ive, Apple's senior VP of design has been promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer. Ive became Apple's chief of industrial design in 1997. Under Ive's direction, Apple's put out an impressive list of products including the…
  • In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days

    May 21, 2015, 11:11 am By timothy
    harrymcc writes: In 1984, Apple launched the Apple IIc computer. As part of its promotion, it produced a video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and other employees talking about company's founding and the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers. Over at…
  • Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

    May 19, 2015, 2:25 pm By Soulskill
    Apple has been rumored to be developing their own line of HDTVs for years, but a new report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled) says while those plans did exist, they've been abandoned. Apple began pondering the idea of jumping into the television market…
  • Court of Appeals Says Samsung's Legal Payments To Apple Should Be Reduced

    May 18, 2015, 4:04 pm By samzenpus
    Mark Wilson writes: Patent lawsuits in the world of technology are nothing new, and the case between Apple and Samsung resulted in one of the largest fines ever being handed down. Samsung was order to pay $930 million in damages after a court found that the…
  • Apple Acquires GPS Start-Up

    May 18, 2015, 9:38 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple is still sprinting to catch up with Google with its navigation software — the company just acquired Coherent Navigation, a startup focused on GPS tech. Its navigation services are reportedly more precise than most…
  • How Windows 10 Performs On a 12-inch MacBook

    May 17, 2015, 2:17 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: As Microsoft prepares for the launch of Windows 10, review sites have been performing all sorts of benchmarks on the tech preview to evaluate how well the operating system will run. But now a computer science student named Alex King…
  • Insights Into the Apple Watch

    May 15, 2015, 6:00 am By Slashdot Staff
    Computerworld’s Michael DeAgonia was among the first wave of Apple Watch buyers to actually get his Watch in late April. Here’s his take on what’s important about the wearable and whether it’s a must-have device.…
  • Apple, A123 To Settle Lawsuit Over Poached Battery Engineers

    May 13, 2015, 5:02 pm By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes: Slashdot readers will remember that back in February, electric car battery maker A123 Systems sued Apple for allegedly "raiding" the Waltham, Massachusetts, company and hiring five employees, including two top-level engineers. The loss of…
  • Swift Vs. Objective-C: Why the Future Favors Swift

    May 11, 2015, 10:06 pm By samzenpus
    snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Paul Solt argues that It's high time to make the switch to the more approachable, full-featured Swift for iOS and OS X app dev. He writes in Infoworld: "Programming languages don't die easily, but development shops that cling to…
  • Apple Watch Hack Adds a Browser For Your Wrist

    May 10, 2015, 11:02 pm By timothy
    TechCrunch reports that the Apple Watch now evidently has an tantalizing, but unofficial, feature: a browser, created by the jailbreak developer known as Comex. "Not great" is their headline-level assessment of what it looks like to use, which can't be too…
  • MacKeeper May Have To Pay Millions In Class-Action Suit

    May 6, 2015, 6:18 pm By samzenpus
    jfruh writes: If you use a Mac, you probably recognize MacKeeper from the omnipresent popup ads designed to look vaguely like system warnings urging you to download the product and use it to keep your computer safe. Now the Ukranian company behind the software…
  • Apple's Plans For Your DNA

    May 6, 2015, 1:09 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: MIT's Technology Review breaks news that Apple is working with scientists to create apps that collect and evaluate users' DNA. "The apps are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or…
  • Apple Gets Antitrust Scrutiny Over Music Deals

    May 6, 2015, 10:22 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is probing Apple after its acquisition of Beats Electronics, and its various deals with record labels to sell music through the iTunes store. As part of the acquisition, Apple…
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