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For regular consumers, wearable tech can prove to be a boon for a multitude of reasons - it could improve our fitness and in some cases, increase our productivity. That being the case, it's no secret that the same could really prove useful when put into action in military situations. This is something the Pentagon has been mulling for some time. As Reuters reports, wearable tech is progressing so rapidly, that it just doesn't make sense for the government to go on its own and develop its own tech. Says Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, "I've been pushing the Pentagon to think outside our five-sided... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Apple had paid a visit to BMW's Leipzig factory to hold discussions and get a feel for things in the automotive space. That apparently happened last year, so there's been quite a bit of time that's passed since then. According to The Guardian, that time has been well-spent, as Apple is said to be gearing up for in-depth vehicle testing soon. According to the website, Apple's Special Project group met with officials at GoMentum Station, a mammoth 2,100 acre former navel base in San Francisco that is said to be one of the most secure testing grounds in the... Read more...
A constant in our universe is that no matter the time of year, there's always a number of Apple-related rumors floating about. Over the past couple of months, those rumors have hovered around the company's next iPhone, called iPhone 6S. The latest tip comes from Buzzfeed, which says its sources peg the unveiling date as September 9th. This time aligns quite well with previous fall launches, so even if this was a mere guess by these pundits, it seems reliable even still. It's important to note, though, that just because the phone might be revealed that day, it might not actually appear in stores... Read more...
Ever notice that sometimes, the more expensive the product, the more bizarre or "stupid" it is? Nico Gerard's latest watch, called Pinnacle, is an awesome example of this, and it takes just one quick glance at it to understand what it's all about: Yes, that's a full-fledged Apple Watch built into the watch. Yo, dawg, this is some serious watchception. The watch itself looks great, with its stainless steel casing, brushed three-piece link bracelet, and stark black face. As a proud Swiss watchmaker, Nico Gerard's timepieces go through 15 days of testing at Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres,... Read more...
Apple might be the richest company on the planet, but it's not about to slow down on its quest for total market domination. It's constantly looking at new avenues to get into, and as we've been hearing about for a while, autos is one of them. It's hard at this point to picture a vehicle sharing the same badging as an iPhone, but as time passes, it begins to look more and more likely. In a recent report, it was revealed that Apple, including CEO Tim Cook, paid a visit to BMW at its Leipzig factory. The intent was to have modest discussions about what could be possible, but nothing was agreed-upon... Read more...
With as fast as new smartphones come out, it's a scary proposition to consider purchasing the latest and greatest months after its launch. After all, it's not as though prices immediately begin to go into a decline; they stay locked in right up to the launch of the next model. T-Mobile understands what this frustration can feel like, so it's offering iPhone fans one sweet deal. Via a humorous and straight-forward YouTube video, T-Mobile CEO John Legere tells us why his company's latest deal is worth paying attention to, and he's got a good point. It's no secret that a new iPhone is en route, so... Read more...
The verdict is still out on whether or not Apple's Music service is a hit, and until that's found out, Apple might have other things to fuss over. According to a trio of sources close to Reuters, US government antitrust regulators are perusing claims that the company could be guilty of breaking antitrust laws. Before Music came along, Apple was safe, as it wasn't competing with streaming music services such as Spotify, Rhapsody, and so forth. But here's where the problem lays: because Apple now does compete with such services, the fact that it takes a cut of its competitor's profits is concerning.... Read more...
A couple of new supply chain rumors are floating around that revolve around the next Apple Watch, and also the iteration to the iPhone 6. On the watch front, it seems Apple is most concerned this go around with improving battery-life more than it is about increasing performance or the screen resolution. Given the sub-24-hour battery life on the Apple Watch, this is probably the right route to take. In order to fit a bigger battery in, the internals of the watch must be thinned out even more. If we do end up seeing better battery life on the next Apple Watch, even if it means we're seeing the same... Read more...
Given how much Apple Music has been in the news this month, it's almost hard to believe that the service has yet to launch. Tomorrow, that will change, as Apple will be rolling the service out for iOS, OS X, and Windows (Android support is coming this fall). In order to make sure you're ready for the service, you'll want to be running the latest version of iOS (8.4), or the latest version of iTunes on a computer. To reiterate the basics of the service, Apple Music will cost $9.99/mo for one individual, or $14.99 for a family of up to six members.... Read more...
How much pull does Taylor Swift have? As it turns out, a lot. Yesterday, we reported on Swift's open letter to Apple, in which she criticized the Cupertino company for not wanting to pay artists during the free trial period of its Apple Music service -- in effect, asking them to work for free. It didn't take long for the company to respond, with Apple SVP Eddy Cue confirming that artists will get paid during the free trial period. Credit: Eric Cable While the company hasn't made an official announcement, Apple's SVP Eddy Cue took to Twitter to spread the... Read more...
Taylor Swift has become pretty vocal with her thoughts on the music industry's business practices this past year, most notably slamming Spotify for offering its users a free subscription option. Now, and perhaps not surprisingly, Swift has the upcoming Apple Music service and its free trial in her sights. In a Tumblr post, Swift reaffirms her admiration for Apple, but is disgusted at the idea that no artist will be paid during its three-month trial period. "I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company," Swift notes. Apple's move... Read more...
"Xara" might sound like a cool name for an exploit, but according to researchers at three different US universities, it's one that should cause some alarm. At its root, if Xara is properly exploited, attackers would be able to procure passwords stored in OS X's Keychain, which could be used for most or all of someone's applications. Specific details are not covered, but it seems that if an app is installed on OS X that takes advantage of this exploit, it can take control of the stored passwords, and other information that might be present (eg: the login username itself). Examples given are hijacking... Read more...
It's been rumored for what feels like forever that Apple is planning to can its iPod lineup, and it's not hard to understand why. With the iPhone, and now, Apple Watch, Apple's lineup is becoming a bit vast, and fewer and fewer are picking up a device that's essentially an iPhone without phone capabilities. The same could be said about the iPod nano - it's hard to want to buy a dedicated device when our phones fill that void quite easily. It's interesting, then, that as soon as Apple Music was announced, earlier this week, Apple changed the iPod option on its site's menubar to "Apple Music". Clicking... Read more...
Look out, Google Maps? Apple has just confirmed that it's begun sending out vehicles to capture street-view imagery, in effect tackling head-on one of the best features of Google's Map software. While Google Maps is available for iOS, there's little doubt that Apple would prefer its users use its own solution, regardless of its checkered past. Interestingly, Apple takes things a step further here by letting us know when (roughly) it's going to be hitting up some cities. The list for June 15 - 30 is rather stark, with many cities being visited in Ireland, England, and the US. You can hit up the... Read more...
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