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Mystery van fuels 'Apple Street View' rumors

A minivan driving around San Francisco has fueled speculation that Apple may be creating its own "street view" for Apple Maps, the <i>Guardian</i> reports. Spotted by the Claycord News & Talk blog, the van had 12 cameras mounted along with a lidar sensor, which uses a spinning laser to survey the …

Bye Bye, iPhoto: Apple Reboots With Photos for Mac

New OSX App Makes a Case to Pony Up for iCloud Storage<p>Apple is taking another shot at helping us manage all of the heaps of selfies and vacation snaps scattered across many iDevices.<p>This spring, Apple plans to replace its 13-year-old iPhoto with a new application for Mac desktops and laptops …

OS X

Apple's Beats-based music service is reportedly headed to Android

There have been a few hints that Apple wants to integrate Beats Music into its existing software, but there are now signs that the tie-in will go especially deep -- and that Android users won't be left behind. Sources for <i>9to5Mac</i> claim that Apple not only plans to weave Beats-based streaming into …

Is Apple planning its own search engine?

What is Apple Search? That's a question a lot of people will be asking over the coming months, after <i>Cult of Mac</i> spotted a job ad that references the as-yet-unknown service. The job summary calls for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "play …

Apple wants to blow up cable TV

The talks, which seem to be in early stages, would let people with an Apple TV access certain channels buy purchasing access directly through Apple rather than a cable company or other provider.<p>Apple had been trying to work with cable providers, but its progress hit a wall when cable companies …

How Apple beat Android the Tim Cook way

Rather than tumultuously and publicly raging against Android device makers and committing major resources to a thermonuclear war against Google and …

Apple Stores to act more like jewelry stores for upcoming gold Apple Watch

Apple is preparing to take some pages out of the traditional jewelry store playbook. For the upcoming 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple is planning several new features for its retail stores to support the device. As we reported several months ago, Apple is planning on allowing customers to …

Smartwatches

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Apple Watch goes on sale in April “on schedule,” says Tim Cook

Image copyright Tom Krazit/Gigaom.There isn’t much more time to wait for the Apple Watch, which up until today was expected in “early 2015.” Apple …

Apple Watch

Android won the download race last year, but iOS made the money, app analytics show

The difference between Android and iOS hardware–Android having the market share, Apple making most of the profits–was mirrored in last year’s app downloads, reports mobile analytics firm App Annie. Its 2014 retrospective revealed that the Google Play Store saw 60% more downloads than the iOS App …

Apps

AAPL up 8% to near record highs, bringing the rest of the market with it

Apple broke many records with its latest quarter reporting $74.6 billion in revenue and $18 billion in profit with 74.4 million iPhones sold, numbers which greatly surpassed both Apple’s guidance and the even higher consensus analysts predicted, and Wall Street is taking notice.<p>Following a dismal …

Stock Markets

Apple ties for title of world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2014

Following on the heels of a record-breaking quarter for Apple, Strategy Analytics has crunched the numbers and crowned Apple the king of the smartphone vendors for Q4 2014—or rather, one of the kings. It seems the Cupertino company managed to tie rival Samsung for the title.<p>Both companies shipped …

Mobile