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Apple is acquiring the Netflix of magazines

The service had “hundreds of thousands” of subscribers as of 2016.

There’s a currency miner in the Mac App Store, and Apple seems OK with it

Popular Calendar 2 app mines Monero by default, but at least it discloses it.

Gear Sport review: The only fitness watch for Samsung die-hards

This $250 Tizen watch could change the minds of some Android Wear fans.

Netflix may sign the Obamas in exclusive content deal

Apple and Amazon are reportedly also interested in working with the former president.

In an audit of supply chain partners, Apple found increased labor violations in 2017

Apple otherwise paints a picture of progress, but watchdogs don’t always agree.

Qualcomm’s war may be over, but the casualties are just starting to be calculated

The epic battle between Qualcomm and Broadcom seems to have reached its armistice, with President Trump using the power of CFIUS to block the transaction this past week, ending what would have been the largest tech M&A transaction of all time. It may be all quiet on the semiconductor front, but Qualcomm and Broadcom will […]

Apple is holding an education event March 27

Apple has a long legacy of providing services to schools and teachers, but the industry has shifted in recent years as the Chromebook has completely changed the way classrooms work. The company is no doubt looking to take back some of that mindshare. This morning, it sent out invites for an event, asking attendees to, […]

With great tech success, comes even greater responsibility

As we watch major tech platforms evolve over time, it’s clear that companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon (among others) have created businesses that are having a huge impact on humanity — sometimes positive and other times not so much. That suggests that these platforms have to understand how people are using them and […]

France takes legal action against Apple and Google for their app stores

France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire criticized Apple and Google for the way they run the App Store and Play Store. According to him, Google and Apple have too much power against app developers. Le Maire will ask a court to look at it and fine tech giants if necessary. “When developers want to develop […]

Apple’s WWDC returns to San Jose, June 4-8

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 is now officially official. The company posted the dates on its site, noting that its big annual developer’s conference will be returning to San Jose on June 4. This marks the second year in a row WWDC has been held in the South Bay, after a long run at San […]

Apple orders first animated show from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ creator

Apple has more original content news: It picked up two seasons of a new musical animated comedy from Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers. The series is called Central Park, and is co-written by Josh Gad and Nora Smith in addition to Bouchard, and it follows a group of caretakers who live and work […]

Eddy Cue explains Apple’s original video content strategy

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue appeared onstage at SXSW on Monday, and discussed a range of topics, including their just-announced acquisition of magazine app Texture. Cue also made some comments regarding Apple’s recent moves in original video content, where it’s been acquiring a number of TV series from high-profile creators. Cue […]

Apple Maps shows you the nearest bike-sharing stations

Apple has signed a partnership with Ito World to add bike-sharing data in Apple Maps in over 175 cities across 36 countries. The feature is now live and helps you find the nearest station by typing “bike sharing” in the search bar or the name of the service. Once again, Apple chose to integrate an […]

Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture as it doubles down on content ‘from trusted sources’

As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of trusted information. The iPhone maker is buying Texture, a magazine virtual newsstand that’s known as the “Netflix of magazine […]

The PGA Tour is bringing live golf courses to your coffee table via Apple’s AR platform

If you thought that televised gold was just about as technologically advanced as it was ever going to be, it’d be understandable, but you’d be oh so wrong. The PGA Tour is showcasing a new augmented reality app that will utilize Apple’s ARKit platform to let users visualize courses and holes in their living rooms […]

Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung's implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that's not going to matter much to Samsung device owners -- not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall, but because Android users just aren't switching to iPhone anymore.

The day that changed your phone forever

Craig Hockenberry Contributor Share on Twitter Craig Hockenberry has been creating software since 1976 and is a principal at the Iconfactory It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. I know it changed mine and had a fundamental […]

New cars from Fiat Chrysler and VW will come with up to 6 months of free Apple Music

Two major car manufacturers, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Volkswagen, announced today they will begin to offer free Apple Music subscriptions of up to six months to customers purchasing new vehicles with CarPlay starting on May 1, 2018. The offers are meant to help boost Apple Music subscribers, and arrive shortly after rival Spotify filed to […]

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