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Apple TV gets new apps for Vevo, Disney, and The Weather Channel

Apple today released a handful of new apps for its Apple TV set-top box. As has been rumored for some time, Vevo is among the new additions; a just-launched app lets viewers stream from a library of 75,000 music videos in high definition and on demand. Vevo says the "intuitive and efficient" app …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

New Update For Find My iPhone Locks Out Non-Developers Without iOS 7 Beta [Update: Working Again]

<b>Update:</b> Reports say that the update is now working again, so go ahead and find those iPhones.<p>A new update for Apple’s Find My iPhone app seems to have been pushed out a little early: It changes the icon to a flatter design, which is more in keeping with iOS 7’s aesthetics. Unfortunately, it also …

‘iPhone 5S’ box photos making the rounds are certainly fake (updated)

<b>Update:</b> The creator of these images has spoken out on Twitter, confirming that he made them in Adobe Illustrator:<p>https://twitter.com/nate_0102/status/370632905304702976<p>Chinese site Tencent Digital [translated link] has posted photos of what they claim to be the iPhone 5S’s official packaging, as …

iWork for iCloud beta now open to anyone with an Apple ID

First it was available to developers, then a select few who received invitations, and now the beta of iWork for iCloud is available for all. Apple's made no official announcement, but point your browser to icloud.com, punch in your Apple ID details, and there you have it: Pages, Numbers and …

Approvals process will delay iPhone 5C launch in China until end of November – rumor

An earlier prediction by KGI’s Mingchi Kuo that the iPhone 5C would go on sale in China by the first week in October has been contradicted by a report in <i>First Financial Daily</i> claiming that the approvals process needed would push the launch date back by almost two months, to 28th November …<p>All …

iMac Discounts and Stock Shortages at Third-Party Retailers Hint at Approaching Haswell Update

Major third-party Mac retailers such as B&H and Amazon have begun offering discounts on various iMac configurations in recent days as Apple may be beginning to slow shipments of the computer in advance of a refresh featuring Intel’s Haswell processors, reports <i>AppleInsider</i>. The company seems to be …

Citing Steve Jobs email, DOJ claims Apple changed in-app purchase to retaliate against Amazon

Advertisement<p>47 Comments<p>In the Apple ebooks case, the federal government wants to change the way that Apple does business — not just for ebooks, but …

Big-name brands signing up for iTunes Radio ads & new details

iTunes Radio, Apple’s upcoming streaming music service that will compete with services like Pandora and Spotify, will be partnering with large brands for audio and video advertisements, according to a new report by Ad Age.<p>The service, which will be available on all iOS devices – including the Apple …

Survey says: 85% of iPhone owners likely or very likely to upgrade

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Apple’s(s aapl) core audience of iPhone owners may be the most loyal customers when it comes to upgrading to new models. …

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Stock Is Making A Comeback

It's been a disappointing several months for Apple investors.<p>For the most part, the stock has been way down year over year. But things started looking peachy again last week when investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he took a large position in Apple. The stock skyrocketed that day and has been steadily …

Apple Could Still Be Planning Television-Related Announcement for Late This Year

Back in February, former <i>TechCrunch</i> writer and Google Ventures partner MG Siegler reported that he was hearing "chatter" about Apple making a significant push into television in the fall of this year. While Siegler was unable to say whether the push would include an actual television set from the …

New next-gen iOS device rumors: Photos of silver iPad 5 back, more claims of gold 5S

More rumors of Apple’s next-generation iPad and iPhones have hit the web today. TechCrunch added further credence to rumors of a gold iPhone 5S shipping along with the usual black and white models after photos what appears to be the back shell of that device leaked earlier this week. Earlier this …

Apple buys Matcha.tv video app

Apple has bought the recently closed video listings app Matcha.tv as it tries to boost its TV recommendation service, according to reports.<p>Matcha.tv ran on iOS, <b>Apple</b>’s operating system, and offered comprehensive listings of all films and programmes available on television, streaming video services …

Apple’s September 10 iPhone Reveal Set to Disrupt a Bunch of Other Tech Events

While many in the tech world were happy to have a specific date for the big iPhone reveal, the day in question is a challenging one for several other …

iCloud.com beta updated with iOS 7 design

The beta.icloud.com website has been redesigned to match the design of iOS 7. Removing the linen and other Forstall-era design elements, this is the first display of Apple bringing iOS 7 design elements to the web.<p>Before the introduction of iOS 7, the Bug Reporter tool was redesigned to look like …

Study: Apple TV Owners Twice as Likely to Cancel Pay-TV Services

- Aug 14, 2013<p>This probably won’t come as a big surprise to most of our readers, but now it’s official, because there was a study done about it… …

iPhone Photography Awards Showcase Best iOS Photos of 2013

Photos from the winners of the sixth annual iPhone Photography Awards have been posted on the IPPA website, displaying some of the best pictures taken with an iPhone over the course of the past year.<p>The photo subjects range from portraits of animals and people to landscapes, with the first place …

Apple store now an Apple bore?

I'd heard Apple stores were in serious trouble.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, they glow less brightly. The Atlantic adds: "It may be the end of the Apple store as we know it."<p>How had I missed this? Apple stores had always seemed the same to me -- so full of people that I don't really want to …

Apple Store

iPhone 5S gets glitzy? Sapphire home button, gold option

Gold and sapphire. No, we're not talking about Rolex wristwatches but the iPhone 5S. All rumors of course.<p>The iPhone 5 already has a sapphire lens cover. But the 5S will get a convex sapphire home button too, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac).<p>The reason? Sapphire prevents the …

Mobile Technology

Apple restores developer site after weeks-long outage

After a three-week absence, Apple's developer site has been restored to working order.<p>Apple had said last Monday that it was just days away from restoring the remaining down services at the site, which was taken down on July 18, following what Apple described as a security intrusion. While it …

OS X

Apple will reportedly unveil the next iPhone on Sept. 10

According to a report by AllThingsD, Apple will debut its latest iPhone lineup during a special event on September 10th, just a month from today. The report doesn’t specify as to which models will be announced at the event, but if rumors are to be believed, we may see the highly anticipated iPhone …

Streak’s New iPhone App Is A CRM Service With Gmail Baked In

Streak has embedded Gmail into its new iOS app in a novel way to create a service that is turning the 600-million-user platform into a powerful CRM environment.<p>Gmail is a native app on iOS and has its own “sandbox,” the term to describe how apps are managed individually, essentially in secure, …

Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 with iBooks App

Apple has seeded the fifth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers, approximately two weeks after the release of the fourth developer preview. The release comes as Apple continues to work on restoring full functionality to its Developer Center after bringing software downloads back online …

Latest OS X Mavericks Preview showcases iBooks for Mac [Gallery]

Apple’s latest OS X Mavericks Developer Preview includes iBooks for Mac, according to tips from developers who have installed the new beta. The new iBooks app looks in line with what Apple showcased at WWDC earlier this year.<p>When you launch the app, your iBooks content from iTunes will be migrated …

The iOS 7 Masterstroke? Developers Are Updating The Third Party Apps

The changing of the UI in iOS continues to intrigue me, not least because this change, and the underlying changes in the SDK, is already having an interesting effect in the development of apps for Apple‘s mobile devices. With so much focus on apps in the current climate, it’s not enough for the UI …

Meet the 20 fastest-growing mobile startups

Venture capitalists and angel investors are always looking for startups that can show evidence of traction. For investors focused on mobile, one strong sign is the number of app downloads on Google Play and/or the App Store.<p>That said, a spike in downloads for the first week after launch doesn’t say …

Apple Says Most Developer Services Should Be Back Up This Week

Apple on Monday told developers that it had reinstated a number of developer services that had been taken down after a hacking incident last month. …

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iOS 7 will ask users to 'help improve Maps' by sharing frequently visited locations

Apple has spent much of the last year working hard to improve its iOS Maps product, an app that was severely flawed when it launched with iOS 6 last September. The company picked up a few new mapping companies earlier this year and has been hiring "ground truth" mapping experts around the globe, …

Apple to make year-end push for slice of dashboard

While Steve Jobs regretted not making an iCar, Apple for years was ambivalent about the auto industry. Now it's vying for dashboard space held by …

Car Tech