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Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment option for iOS users may launch with the iPhone 6 in the first half of 2014. Apple will use a technology other than or in addition to …

Apple hangs onto your Siri data for two years

All those curse words and other commands you yell at Siri hang around a bit longer than you may think.<p>In response to a Wired story expressing concern about Siri's privacy policy, Apple has revealed exactly what happens to your Siri chats. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Wired on Thursday that …

Apple's iOS 7 said to be visually different, flat

It's no secret Apple plans to show off the next major version of iOS at its annual developers conference in June, though what exactly will be different about the new software has been fuzzy.<p>Citing multiple people who have actually seen Apple's next iOS endeavor, 9to5Mac says Apple's making big …

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In iOS 7, Apple wants to own your car’s console with Maps and Siri integration

Apple plans to move aggressively into the in-car integration space later this year, according to multiple people familiar with the initiative. Apple is working with car makers to deeply embed iOS’s Maps and Siri services into cars, according to these people. While companies sell accessories to …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

PayPal’s Security Officer: The iPhone 5S Will Save Us From Hackers, Once And For All

We’re living in a particularly insecure digital age right now. It seems like every other day, a major internet company is getting hacked, or having its database of user passwords liberated by groups of hackers.<p>It’s pretty obvious at this point that we need something better than passwords to secure …

Apple sells 50 billionth app

Nobody knows which was the first app to be downloaded from Apple's iPhone App Store on 11 July 2008, but the total number of downloads passed 50bn on Wednesday, signifying the rapid growth of a business created by the explosive spread of smartphones over the past five years.<p>The person who …

Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting

Smartphone camera flashes are notoriously weak compared to dedicated models, but what if you could fire them from several handsets at once? Since none of us have the millisecond timing needed to do it manually, Apple has filed a patent application to let any number of iOS (or other devices with a …

iRadio Won’t Launch Until Fall, Be Supported By iAds

At this point, the magic 8-ball is turning up “Yes” to the question whether or not Apple will announce their new streaming music service, iRadio, at next week’s WWDC keynote at a rate of almost 100%. A new report not only confirms the magic 8-ball’s whisperings, it says Apple is restructuring the …

Report claims Apple’s iRadio will include both audio ads and traditional iAds

Following several reports from earlier this week claiming Apple’s much rumored free, ad-supported radio service would be tightly integrated with its iAd business, AdAge claims to have more details on how ads will work in the service.<p>In case you were wondering whether or not the ads would be audio …

Apple shows off major design overhaul for iOS 7

Apple(s appl) has announced a major overhaul of iOS 7 on Monday at the company’s WWDC event, totally refreshing the design and feel of the interface. …

iOS 7 Eliminates MAC Address As Tracking Option, Signaling Final Push Towards Apple’s Own Ad Identifier Technology

Apple has now taken another step to push app publishers to use its preferred ad tracking option, the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), with the debut of the iOS 7 beta. Confirming what many have suspected, Apple is eliminating an alternative option involving tracking by MAC addresses. This method …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

Why iTunes Radio could be worth a small fortune for Apple

It's easy to forget that the largest music retailer in the world isn't Amazon, it's Apple: the iTunes Music Store is now 10 years old and has more than 300m outlets – in the form of installations on people's computers, iPhones and iPads. Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, pointed out that Apple …

Apple targets big business with new iOS 7 features

Apple has moved to reinforce its new iOS 7 as a competitive enterprise mobile operating system by launching a new business-focused page on its website. According to Apple, iOS 7 will deliver features that offer "more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience." The company …

Is Apple about to get serious about motion control tech?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist is saying that Apple(s AAPL) is in discussions to acquire PrimeSense, a company that makes motion-control chips …

Apple Confirms HopStop Acquisition

Looks like Apple’s recent purchase of crowdsourced location data company Locationary was part of a twofer mapping acquisition. The company also …

Digital Music Streaming up 24% as Apple Prepares to Launch iTunes Radio

- Jul 19, 2013<p>Nielsen has published its findings on U.S. music sales for the first half of 2013. The survey shows the total of both audio and video …

Apple TV's future growing less ambitious with new Time Warner app, say reports

As we’ve heard for the past month, Apple and Time Warner Cable are close to inking a deal that would bring a TWC app to the Apple TV’s homescreen — for the first time bringing live TV broadcasts to the device. But some recent reports are bringing things into sharper focus, giving us some more …

Apple Working On Location-Aware Battery Management For iPhone

Apple has been tinkering with ways to make the iPhone better at managing battery life intelligently based on usage pattern, a new patent filing published by the USPTO today (spotted by AppleInsider) reveals. The application describes a system that learns your habits, evaluates how much power is …

11 Changes Apple Made In iOS 7 Beta 4

Apple released the fourth beta for iOS 7 to developers today, and there are quite a few UI tweaks and additions that have been made under the hood. We’ll probably see a couple more beta releases before Apple ships the final version of iOS 7 in September, so the OS is starting to mature quite a bit …

Apple Patents Triple Sensor, Triple Lens iPhone Camera For Better Resolution And Color Accuracy

Apple has been granted a new patent related to camera tech by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which uses three different sensors and three different lenses to improve color-capture accuracy and image resolution for photos shot with an iPhone or other mobile device. The system is similar to the …

Apple Reported to Announce Next iPhone on September 10

Speculation about the next iPhone -- presumably called the iPhone 5S -- have been mounting over the last few months, and now, a launch date may be at …