iOS

Gruber: iOS 7.1 Coming Any Day Now

9:05 AM, Mar. 5th, 2014 · · iOS

Get ready for iOS 7.1, because if the sources talking with Daring Fireball's John Gruber are right, it's coming before next week. Word on the street is SXSW iTunes Festival show streaming requires the new version of iOS, and since the event starts on March 10, Apple has only days to get the update on user's iPhones and iPads.

Analyst: CarPlay Shows Apple Push for Artificial Intelligence

10:34 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

Apple's announcement that CarPlay, formerly known as iOS in the Car, is coming to several car makers later this year is big news, but Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks there's a bigger play for the iPhone and iPad maker: Artificial intelligence.

iOS in the Car now CarPlay, Coming to Volvo, Ferrari this Year

9:14 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

Apple rebranded its iOS in the Car program as CarPlay on Monday and announced that several car makers will include the feature in their new models later this year. Volvo, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and Hyundai have all committed to ship CarPlay-compatible cars before the end of 2014.

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Using our smartphones as in-dash navigation and communication systems makes sense because that's how so many people already use them. Plus, every time you upgrade your smartphone you essentially get a computer upgrade for your car. Tying that directly to the iPhone is a slick move on Apple's part to lock people into its smartphone lineup, too.

iOS 7: Hiding Stocks and Customizing Today View in Notification Center

8:20 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2014 · · iOS

The "Today" view in iOS 7's Notification Center can be pretty useful. It tells you the current date, weather conditions, upcoming appointments, and even how your stocks are doing. But what if you don't want one or more of these things in your "Today" list? Fortunately there's a way to customize it and it's pretty easy.

Disney Partners with Apple for Disney Movies Anywhere, Offers Free Copy of ‘The Incredibles’

4:16 PM, Feb. 25th, 2014 · & · iOS

Disney Movies Anywhere

Disney announced a proprietary digital movie access platform on Tuesday called Disney Movies anywhere, and the company partnered with Apple and iTunes to make it happen. With Disney Movies Anywhere, customers can access their Disney movies on any iOS device, or through a browser on Mac and PC. As an incentive to attach your iTunes account to your Disney account, the company is offering a free copy of the awesome Pixar movie The Incredibles.

Apple Buys Burstly, Maker of iOS App Testing Platform TestFlight

5:24 PM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · iOS

Grounded

Apple has purchased Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS app testing platform called TestFlight. Terms of the deal haven't been leaked, but the acquisition apparently took place in the last two weeks, and TechCrunch reported that the company's engineers are already working at Apple.

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Hopefully this deal will lead to better developer testing tools from Apple.