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New Philips Hue Bridge brings support for Apple HomeKit, Siri voice control

Philips on Monday officially debuted its second-generation Hue Bridge which, through compatibility with Apple's HomeKit protocol and Siri, acts as a central control hub for connected devices like lights, door locks and more.

Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy

8 minutes agoTechnology / Apple :

Porsche has announced that its forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will support Apple's CarPlay platform. According to Moto Trend (via AppleInsider), Porsche selected CarPlay over Android Auto because under the agreement...Show More Summary

In wake of unflattering movies, Tim Cook emails Apple staff asking to honor Steve Jobs on the 4th anniversary of his passing

23 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Tim Cook has emailed Apple staff on the 4th anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs, thanking them for “remembering both who he was and what he stood for,” reports the Telegraph. Cook said that Jobs was “a brilliant person” who left an incredible legacy. What is his legacy? I see it all around us: An […]

Laurene Powell Jobs tried to block the Steve Jobs movie, saying it painted him as inhumane

The WSJ reports that Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs repeatedly tried to block production of the Sorkins/Boyle movie Steve Jobs. Ms. Jobs repeatedly tried to kill the film, according to people familiar with the conversations. She...Show More Summary

Apple's Tim Cook accepts Visibility Award at Human Rights Campaign dinner

In accepting his Visibility Award at a Human Rights Campaign dinner on Saturday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his coming out as gay and argued that there are still obstacles to LGBT acceptance even if much progress has been made.

Human Rights Campaign honors Tim Cook with National Visibility Award at Washington D.C. dinner

Speaking before an audience in Washington D.C. tonight, Tim Cook was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s National Visibility Award at a dinner where he discussed the fight against discrimination and inequality. The Apple CEO famously wrote earlier this year about being gay, making Cook the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to openly come out. In […]

Apple to open Apple TV universal search API to third-party developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that developers will indeed be granted access to a universal search API set to debut with the fourth-generation Apple TV, meaning third-party apps have the opportunity to get screen time alongside big name services like HBO and Hulu.

‘The Martian’ gets official iOS/Apple Watch game as movie hits theaters

‘The Martian’, Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi film starring Matt Damon, gets an official iOS and Apple Watch game tie-in just as the movie hits theaters in the US this weekend. The game was developed by Little Labs on license from Fox Digital Entertainment and with a little help from the author of the original book […]

This week on AppleInsider: 13 million iPhones, OS X El Capitan, Bell on board & more

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus continued to play an important part in this week's news -- and AppleInsider had a chance to review the devices -- but the Mac had a brief moment to shine with the launch of OS X El Capitan, and Apple made a rare addition to its board of directors.

Tim Cook: Apple will offer an Apple TV API to open up universal search beyond initial launch partners

The Apple TV is launching later in October but many of the details about the device remain under wraps. At the announcement, Apple announced that the Apple TV Siri universal search feature will include data from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and HBO. Many had hoped that Apple would be more open with this feature, allowing Siri to incorporate data from […]

Review: Belkin’s Charge Dock, the first w/ an integrated Apple Watch charger

6 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

After Apple announced plans back in July to let accessory manufacturers produce Apple Watch docks that integrate its magnetic charging connector, today the first product to take advantage arrives with Belkin’s new Charge Dock Apple Watch – which also includes an integrated lightning connector for simultaneously docking an iPhone. We’ve been testing the product ahead […]

Belkin Debuts 'Charge Dock' With First Integrated Chargers for Apple Watch and iPhone

8 minutes agoTechnology / Apple :

Earlier this year, Apple expanded its Made for Apple Watch program to include Apple Watch stands with integrated chargers. Popular accessory maker Belkin has now worked with Apple to develop the an Apple Watch stand with an integrated...Show More Summary

Future iMac could project its own virtual keyboard

34 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Future Apple devices could boast a smart projector accessory, according to a patent published today. As one of 46 newly-published patents, the technology described would allow Apple to incorporate features such as a virtual projected keyboard into future iMacs. Show More Summary

'App Slicing' feature finally switched on in iOS 9.0.2

37 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : ZDNet Apple

A promised iOS 9 feature called "App Slicing" (aka "App Thinning) finally goes live, but you must be using iOS 9.0.2 or higher.

Porsche approves CarPlay for new 911, rejects Android Auto as Google demands too much data

Sportscar manufacturer Porsche has approved CarPlay for the 2017 version of its famous 911, but rejected Android Auto because Google demands access to too much data, reports Motor Trend. As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and [sent] back to Mountain View, California. Stuff […]

Apple fixes 'app slicing' iCloud bug for latest iOS 9 update

The iOS platform's "App Thinning" feature is now available, and you'll be able to download leaner, smaller apps if you've already installed iOS 9.0.2. App Thinning or "app slicing" allows you to download only the parts of an app needed for your device, effectively saving you storage space. Show More Summary

Porsche picks CarPlay thanks to Apple’s privacy policies

Apple’s “We don’t want to know” non-snooping data protection policy may not be making it too many friends in government, but it’s certainly won over Porsche. According to a new report, Porsche opted to go with Apple’s CarPlay platform over Google’s Android Auto for its new 911 Carrera and Carrera S models. Show More Summary

Beddit launches Apple Watch sleep tracking app as Smart Sleep Tracker comes to Apple Stores

2 hours agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Sleep tracking accessory maker Beddit is out with a new watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch today. Because Beddit offers a dedicated sensor for tracking your sleep duration and quality each night, Apple Watch is able to charge overnight as needed and still present sleep data in the morning. Thanks to hardware access granted to native software, […]

YouTube gives its iOS app a new look and in-app editing tools

YouTube has given its iOS app a full facelift, making it look a bit more like its Android counterpart. Now, the main page has three tabs on top: Home, which houses the usual recommended videos/channels, Subscriptions, which lists all the new uploads from the accounts you subscribe to, and Account, which shows a summary of your... Show More Summary

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