Apple Reportedly Meets with California to Discuss Autonomous Vehicles

7:36 PM, Sep. 18th, 2015 · · Analysis

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Apple has had its hand tipped by government disclosures yet again. Citing unspecified documents, The Guardian reported that Apple met with officials from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in August to discuss the company's plans for an autonomous vehicle. Bryan Chaffin looks at what this might mean for Apple.

Apple and Google Shaping the Car Industry Neither Competes In

7:33 PM, Sep. 17th, 2015 · · Analysis

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There's this funny thing about Apple—the Cupertino company tends to dominate the conversation even when it's not in the room. This has been true at CES in Las Vegas for many years, though Apple doesn't directly participate in that event. According to Reuters, Apple and Google both are driving the conversation at an event far removed from consumer electronics, the Frankfurt Motor Show.

What We Did Not See During Apple’s Hey Siri Event

8:40 PM, Sep. 9th, 2015 · · Analysis

Apple's "Hey Siri" event had quite a few announcements on Wednesday. Kelly happened to notice a few things that actually didn't show up during the event and compiled them all into a convenient list for you. Check out what we did NOT see in between all the updated products.

Adobe Says Apple Dominates ‘TV Everywhere’ Viewing

5:25 PM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · · Analysis

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Apple devices dominate consumption of "TV Everywhere" viewing, according to a new study by Adobe Digital Index, a research arm of the software maker. Led by the iPad, Apple devices accounted for some 61 percent of such viewing, and Apple claimed three of the top four devices used to watch TV content other than your TV.

Apple Committed to ‘Cleaning Up’ Apple Music

5:20 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2015 · · Analysis

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Apple is working on "cleaning up certain things" about Apple Music, according to Oliver Schusser, vice president, iTunes International, for Apple. In an interview with The Guardian, Mr. Schusser said that Apple has been getting feedback from 110 markets around the world, and was focused on improving the Apple Music experience.

Maybe it’s Time for Apple’s Own TV Studio

10:14 AM, Sep. 1st, 2015 · · Analysis

Apple's own TV and movie studio? Maybe this time.

Netflix wants to be the next HBO, and it looks like Apple may want to be the next Netflix. Apple may be planning on offering its own original content through Apple TV, much like the streaming video service Netflix does today. The idea that Apple may be planning on launching its own exclusive content isn't new, but this is the first time it's come up recently—and it's finally something the iPhone and iPad maker might be able to pull off.

Tidal Accuses Apple of Blocking Drake Benefit Stream, but Not According to Drake

7:38 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · · Analysis

Screenshot from Tidal Stream of Drake Performance

Dueling narratives have taken shape around Drake's appearance at a benefit for victims of the Katrina hurricane disaster of 2005. Tidal claimed Apple prevented it from streaming Drake's performance, but Drake's management said that's not the case. As with most things, the truth most likely lies in the vast middle ground, and Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on what really happened.

Back from the Dead: Using Apple’s Abandoned Safari for Windows Today

7:45 PM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · · Analysis

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With Chrome a resource hog and privacy nightmare, Firefox relatively slow and boring, and Microsoft Edge not ready for prime time, there's not a lot to be excited about in the world of Windows browsers, especially for a multi-platform Mac fan. If only Safari for Windows was still around. Hey, let's see how Apple's abandoned browser works today!