Hudson’s Bay Company has announced today that it is deploying iBeacons to some of its 130 The Bay and Lord & Taylor department store locations across the US and Canada. iBeacons are Bluetooth LE beacons that send shoppers location-aware, targeted notifications.
Apple has reportedly made a move to improve its streaming media services by buying personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million.
Apple confirmed on Friday that it had acquired book analytics firm BookLamp – a “Pandora for Books” – back in April to bring improved discovery and analytics to its iBookstore digital book store.
Late August should see the kickoff of a new program at Apple’s retail stores, which will allow customers to purchase a new iPhone via the latest carrier upgrade programs. Currently, any iPhones purchased at an Apple retail location must either be bought via a two-year contract, or at full-price for unlocked models.
If standing in line at a hotel to check-in isn’t your idea of a good time, (and if it is, what the hell is wrong with you?), the latest news from the Hilton hotel chain will be welcome news. Starting next year, you’ll be able to avoid the front desk completely, by checking in electronically, and using your iPhone as your room key.
Apple released a beta version of OS X Yosemite to the public on Thursday, and since then the share of web traffic generated by the beta OS has doubled.
The European Commission has approved Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The commission felt comfortable that the merger “did not raise concerns because the combined (headphone) market share of Apple and Beats Electronics is low.”
Although sales of Apple’s iPad tablet continue to slow, with the company shipping 13.3 million iPads in Q3 2014, versus 14.6 million one year ago, Apple continues to be the world’s leading tablet maker with 26.9% of the market.
Business Insider reports that just as it looked as if the long-running Apple e-books suit might finally be settled, the judge that was expected to OK the deal has expressed concerns that the terms of the settlement may be unfair to consumers.
Apple has announced via its website that it will be opening a new retail outlet in Wuxi, China in the Center 66 mall on August 2nd. It will be the company’s 12th retail location in the country.
Apple has seeded new versions of Safari 7.1 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X Mountain Lion to developers. In the new beta’s release notes, Apple is asking developers to test AutoFill for passwords and credit cards, along with general website and extensions compatibility.
As mentioned by The Loop, the public beta of OS X Yosemite will be released on Thursday, July 24th. The release will be the same build released to developers on Monday.
Apple’s most recent EFI update for the mid-2011 MacBook Air apparently includes a bug that will in some cases cause a failure to install, or in more serious instances, cause the system to crash.
While iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will include many new integration features that are mutually beneficial to users of both operating systems, a report today says the releases of the two new operating systems my be staggered by as much as a month.
Earlier this week saw forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski disclose what he termed “backdoors” in iOS that could allow for nefarious data collection of information from users’ devices. In addition to an earlier statement denying any underhanded intentions, Apple has also posted a new support document offering a description of the three services highlighted by Zdziarski.
Apple announced its Q3 2014 earnings results on Tuesday. The company brought in $37.4 billion in revenue and made a $7.7 billion in profit for the quarter.