Universal Search now searches across iTunes, HBO GO, HBO NOW, Hulu, Netflix, PBS, PBS Kids, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, FOX NOW, FXNOW, and NAT GEO. However, the feature is currently limited to Apple TV users in the United States.
Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, will launch sometime in March for iOS and Android devices, and pre-registration for the game starts in February 17.
On Wednesday, pebble bumped their Pebble Time smartphone app for the iPhone to version 3.6, and also updated the device’s firmware to version 3.9.
Users of iTunes, the App Store, and a number of other iCloud-related services are reporting issues being able to purchase, update, or access apps on the App Store on iOS devices and Macs. Services with issues include the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iCloud Drive, and iWork for iCloud.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Sharp is about to enter “exclusive talks” with Foxconn over a takeover bid said to be worth approximately $5.5 billion.
Apple has updated the Apple Music app for Android devices, adding the ability to save downloaded songs to an SD card. The new feature greatly increases the capacity for offline listening for devices running the Android OS.
Apple continues to improve the data available via its Apple Maps app, as the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, Traffic, and points of interest data for a number of new cities.
Apple announced on Wednesday that its contactless payments system, Apple Pay is now available at over 2 million retail locations, with more on the way. The payments service will soon rollout to Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A and Au Bon Pain.
Apple on Wednesday was ordered by an East Texas jury to pay $625 million in damages to patent holding firm VirnetX, after being found guilty of willfully infringing on four patents held by VirnetX.
It’s back to school time in Australia and New Zealand, and Apple has launched its annual promotion offering higher education students, faculty members, parents of students, and select other staff a free pair of Beats Solo2 on-ear headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac.
Square’s Apple Pay-compatible NFC reader, introduced back in November, is now available for purchase at Apple retail stores and the Apple retail website.
Fitbit has announced the latest addition to its lineup of connected wearable devices with the $130 Alta, a slim device sporting a touchscreen OLED, able to run five days on a single charge.
Zagg, they of the InvisibleShield screen protectors and other Apple-related accessories, has acquired battery case maker mophie, in a $100 million deal.
Users of the popular ‘iBank’ personal finance apps for Mac and iOS devices will want to note the app’s developer, IGG Software, has renamed its flagship software package to “Banktivity.”
November 2015 saw Apple quietly hired the founders of LegbaCore, the company who, along with researcher Trammell Hudson, discovered the first firmware worm to affect Macs in Thunderstrike 2.
Microsoft has reportedly acquired SwiftKey, maker of the popular third-party SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS and Android devices, in a $250 million deal.