Apple’s update to iTunes U is designed to improve tool that allow teachers to interact with students, better incorporate educational apps in their course materials, and easily manage homework assignments.
Apple’s Calendar and Reminders web apps on the iCloud.com website are both currently down. Other iCloud web apps appear to be working properly.
Apple’s Beats 1 radio station, set to debut June 30 as a part of the new Apple Music streaming service, will feature shows hosted by a number of music celebrities.
Apple will be paying record labels 0.2 cents for each song streamed by Apple Music customers during the initial three-month free trial period.
Apple has been in talks with a number of artists to set up exclusive content deals for their new Apple Music streaming service which launches on June 30. Now comes word that at least one of those sets of talks has bore fruit. Pharrell Williams is apparently one of the first artists to make a deal with Apple.
Apple has renewed the agreement giving it exclusive rights to use Liquidmetal Technologies’ unique metal alloys in its line of products. The extension, listed in a document filed on Monday with the SEC, extends the agreement until February 5, 2016.
Apple’s decision to pay royalties during the three month free trial of Apple Music is paying off for the company, as Beggars Group and Merlin, which represents over 20,000 indie labels and distributors, are coming on board.
For those that want a more elegant way to charge or display their Apple Watch, there are various stands on the market. The Stand for Apple Watch by Nomad is one of the nicest available.
Apple has released the second beta of watchOS 2 to developers. The new Apple Watch operating system, which debuted during Apple’s WWDC 2015 Keynote event just over two weeks ago, saw its first beta release the day of the Keynote.
Coming just over two weeks following the release of the first beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan following its debut on stage at WWDC 2015, Apple has seeded the second beta of the Mac operating system to developers.
General Motors continues to rollout Apple’s CarPlay across its vehicle lineups, as today it has announced that select 2016 models of Buick and GMC vehicles will support both CarPlay and Android Auto via GM’s IntelliLink System.
Apple has been named a promoter member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The Cupertino firm joins existing members Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia, and Toshiba.
Apple may have caved to Taylor Swift over paying royalties to artists for music streamed during Apple Music’s free three month trial period. However, in a statement provided to The Wall Street Journal, Apple indicates it will pay out less to artists during that period.
Apple will likely seed the golden master of iOS 8.4 to registered developers today. The updated mobile operating system is scheduled for a June 30 public release alongside the debut of the Apple Music streaming service.
Apple said on Friday that it has rolled out a server-side security update designed to address the concerns of cross-app resource access (XARA) exploits, and is currently working with researchers on additional fixes.
Apple, in response to concerns that they would not be paying artists during the three-month free trial period the company will offer to Apple Music subscribers, has relented and says it will pay the artist’s during the trial period.