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

4:54 PM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · News

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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.

Apple Confirms Mystery Camera Cars are for Maps

10:14 AM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · News

Apple Maps vans: Coming to a city near you

The camera-laden vans linked to Apple seen driving around cities aren't a mystery any longer. Apple confirmed they're collecting data for Maps, not a self-driving car project, and is even listing when the vans will be in specific areas.

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It shouldn't come as any surprise at all that Apple's mystery vans are collecting information to improve Maps. Hopefully we'll get to see the results of those efforts in Maps soon.

Apple Music Lands Taylor Switft, But Beatles Are a No-Show

9:14 PM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · News

Apple Music Lands Taylor Switft, But Beatles Are a No-Show

Apple has managed to get Taylor Swift on board for Apple Music, but the company has yet to ink a deal with The Beatles, according to Bloomberg. Ms. Swift is a score for Apple, as she loudly pulled her catalog from Spotify, but the absence of The Beatles shows that not even Apple has been able to get everyone under one streaming roof. Yet.

iOS 9 Includes Android Migration Assistant

11:53 AM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · News

iOS 9 makes it easier to move from Android smartphones to iPhone

Apple wants to make it easier for Android smartphone users to switch to iPhone, so when iOS 9 ships this fall it's going to include a new app designed to help move your data over for you. The app transers everthing from contacts and email accounts, to music and photos, and then lets you know you can take your old Android phone to an Apple Store for free recycling.

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Android Migration is a really smart move for Apple. This will remove one of the big barriers keeping some users from moving to an iPhone.

Apple’s 2015 WWDC Keynote Video Available Online

9:15 AM, Jun. 9th, 2015 · · News

Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote video now online

Just in case you missed seeing Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, or want to watch it again, the video is now available on the company's website. Apple used the event to show off OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music.

Apple gets Women Have Health Tracking Needs in iOS 9

7:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · News

iOS 9 HealthKit adds reproductive health tracking

When Apple ships iOS 9 this fall, HealthKit is finally going to address a glaring omission that's been there since the feature was introduced in iOS 8: menstruation. HealthKit currently tracks your daily step count, weight, sleep patterns, and more, but didn't address what Apple described as reproductive health during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation—until now.

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Apple essentially left women out in the cold last year with its limited health and fitness tracking support. It would've been great to see menstruation tracking supported last year with iOS 8, but it's still good to see it showing up this year in iOS 9.

Apple Pay is On a Roll, Adds UK Support in July

6:38 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · News

Apple is pouring on the coals with Apple Pay. The company is working with Square to allow small businesses to accept Apple Pay, and the service will launch in the UK in July with even more locations than the U.S. rollout in October 2014.