Apple is planning to bundle the Beats Music app as a part of iOS early next year, reports the Financial Times. The company acquired the Beats Music service earlier this year as a part of its acquisition of Beats Electronics.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced via his Twitter account (@tim_cook) that the company has once more scored 100% in the HRC Corporate Equality Index. This marks the 13th year in a row the company has scored 100%.
Just ahead of the huge Black Friday shopping day, Apple has revamped the front page of its online store. The redesign gives the recently updated iPads top billing, however the Apple TV and Beats by Dre also also get some prime page real estate.
Apple has made the long-awaited WatchKit software tools available to developers who wish to begin developing apps for their upcoming Apple Watch. With the release of the toolkit, developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available.
Apple Pay continues to expand the number of banks and retail establishments that have adopted the mobile payments service, as SunTrust Bank and Bi-Lo Holdings, (operator of BI-LO, Winn-Dixie, and Harveys grocery stores), have announced support for Apple’s new payments solution.
Apple executive Eddy Cue took Los Angeles news station KTLA out for a little holiday shopping using Apple Pay. Cue, who was in charge of the team that developed Apple’s new mobile payments solution, took KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro on a shopping trip that included Panera Bread, Bloomingdale’s and the Disney Store.
Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update on Monday, which listed as a fix, “Improves Wi-Fi reliability.” However, Computerworld reports a number of users on Apple’s support forums are claiming they still have issues following the update, with some reporting an inability to connect at all, and others saying their Wi-Fi speeds are achingly slow.
Chinese authorities arrested three individuals on Friday that are suspected of being behind the “WireLurker” malware, which infected thousands of iOS devices via malicious Mac software users downloaded from a third-party app store.
Apple is planning to make some holiday related changes in its retail stores, changing the colors of their store gift cards, and rolling out red holiday t-shirts for the employees.
Alongside an iOS 8.1.1 update for iOS users, Apple also showed Mac users some update love today, releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. The update is designed to improve Wi-Fi performance, and also includes fixes for Mail and Microsoft Exchange users.
Apple has released an update to iOS 8, version 8.1.1. The release is said to include “bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
Apple’s alliance with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba may help them avoid regulatory delays in China while they work to bring their Apple Pay mobile payment solution to the Chinese market.
A new report says Apple frenemy Samsung will be producing the lion’s share of Apple’s A-Series custom processors used in the company’s popular iOS devices, beginning in 2015.
Microsoft has put a holiday spin on its most recent MacBook Air-bashing Surface Pro 3 television ad. The ad’s jingle, set to the tune of “Winter Wonderland,” points out the Surface Pro 3’s “superior” features, and winds up with the MacBook Air user asking, “Seriously, where can I get one?”
Tech companies Apple, Facebook, Google and other high profile firms are lobbying Congress to pass a new bill that attempts to limit NSA spying on email and other electronic communications of their users. A Bloomberg report says the groups are “pushing the Senate to pass legislation limiting National Security Agency spying before the Republican majority takes control of the chamber.”
Apple has announced that it will finally be allowing its Chinese customers to use their China UnionPay debit and credit cards in the company’s App Store.