Flipboard: We Shipped Apple’s News App Five Years Ago

6:12 PM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · News

Mike McCue

Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, said Friday that Apple's News app "is something that we actually shipped five years ago." Apple's News app pulls in content from publishers and presents it richly formatted, and it was immediately compared to Flipboard as Apple presented it during Monday's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote.

iOS 9 Gets a Taste of the Finder with iCloud Drive App

2:39 PM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · News

You can view your iCloud Drive in iOS 9

Apple has always kept file storage hidden away on the iPhone and iPad, but that's changing with iOS 9. Thanks to a hidden app you'll be able to see the folders on your iCloud Drive— much like you can in the Mac's Finder—on your iPhone and iPad.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Stepping Down

11:45 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · News

Twitter is on the hunt for a new CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will step down on July 1 and company co-founder Jack Dorsey will take over temporarily while the hunt for a permanent replacement gets underway. Mr. Costolo apparently got tired of Wall Street second guessing his leadership and decided it was time to move on.

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Working at Twitter is like a temp job for executives.

Which Macs Support OS X El Capitan’s Metal?

10:00 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · News

Metal is coming to the Mac, but not all models

When OS X El Capitan ships this fall we should see some big improvements in performance on our Macs thans to Metal, which is Apple's system for vastly improving how our computers handle graphics. There isn't any official word yet on which Macs will support Metal, but we do have some idea of what to expect thanks to the efforts of developers who have been digging through the El Capitan beta.

Apple’s Lack of Nostalgia Is Its Super Power

7:46 PM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · News

Apple Music

There is no company less inclined towards nostalgia than Apple. We got another example of that this week when the company pulled "iPod" from its main menu bar. In its place is "Music," a link to the company's newly announced Apple Music service. This may be Apple's most important super power.

OWC Announces a USB-C Dock with Eleven Ports

5:15 PM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · News

On June 8, Other World Computing announced a full-featured 11 port USB-C Dock for use with the new Apple MacBook and other computers that use the USB-C port. Available in silver, space gray or gold, the new dock is available for pre-order and will ship in October.

Apple Under Antitrust Investigation for Streaming Music Deals

10:56 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · News

Apple facing antitrust investigation over streaming music deals

Apple Music was announced on Monday and is already the focus on an antitrust investigation. State Attorneys General from Connecticut and New York have teamed up to look into whether or not Apple violated antitrust laws with the deals it struck with record labels for its new streaming music service.

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Apple just can't catch a break when it comes to antitrust accusations. This current investigation doesn't mean a trial is guaranteed, but considering how the book price fixing case went it's a safe bet Apple is gearing up for a hard fight.

Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · News

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.

Former RIM CEO Admits iPhone and (Im)Perfect Storm Killed BlackBerry

4:54 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · News

Later

A combination of Apple's disruptive iPhone and Research In Motion's (RIM) inability to release its own touchscreen device is what did in the once-iconic BlackBerry. Jim Balsillie, the former co-chief executive of RIM (now called BlackBerry Inc.), acknowledged that RIM was simply unable to compete with Apple's smartphone.

Your iPhone is about to Become Your Sex Tracker

2:44 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · News

Apple's Reproductive Health tracking in iOS 9 on the iPhone

Want to keep track of your ovulation cycle, or maybe how often you have sex? You'll be able to do that and more thanks to changes we'll see in iOS 9's Health app. Apple said Health would track "reproductive data" during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote earlier this week, and now some of the details about exactly what that includes are coming out.

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Women menstruate. People have sex. It's good to see Apple finally embracing these facts.