Tagged with: Apple

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

‘Siri for Mac’ is Previewed in Apple’s Patent Application

While Apple's Siri has been an iOS staple since 2011, the tech has yet to make the jump to OS X. An exhaustive new patent filing, however, details a very similar desktop version of the virtual assistant that can perform dictation, high-level system commands and even act as a "third hand" for Mac users. As published by the ...

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Samsung and Apple Drop All Legal Disputes Outside the U.S.

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country. "Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the two companies said in a ...

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

Report: The NFL’s Personalized ‘NFL Now’ App is Coming to Apple TV

The NFL will be launching a new NFL Now service later this month, and it will be coming to the Apple TV with a dedicated application, according to an image of the app in testing taken by an NFL employee. NFL Now was introduced in January, and it is a personalized NFL content application with on-demand highlights, extensive ...

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Report: Apple is Also Paying ISPs to Ensure Speedy Data Delivery

Apple has apparently turned on its new content-delivery network, and is reportedly paying Comcast and other big ISPs to move hardware into their data center and build direct interconnects to their networks. This is the exact same evolution that Netflix has been going through, building out its own CDN and agreeing to pay ...

Shazam Launches a Desktop Version of its App on Mac

Shazam Launches a Desktop Version of its App on Mac

It's not uncommon for companies to arrive to the mobile market late. Sound identification service Shazam wasn't late to mobile; it was late to the desktop. The company’s audio tagging technology has operated solely from Shazam mobile apps since 2008 (before that, it was a dial-up service). Only now, with the launch of ...

Report: Apple to Buy Podcast-Streaming App ‘Swell’ for $30 Million

Report: Apple to Buy Podcast-Streaming App ‘Swell’ for $30 Million

Apple is reported to be buying Google-backed podcast app Swell. The iPhone and iPad manufacturer is said to be spending $30 million (around £17.6 million or AU$32 million) to buy the app, shutting it down in the process. Swell is an iOS app that plays you a continuous stream of podcasts, saving you the hassle of finding ...

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

Apple’s iWatch: 7 Things It Must Do to Win the Market

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to announce what Apple hopes is its ...

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

Apple Acquires BookLamp to Battle Amazon on the E-Book Battlefield

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. (Apple has since confirmed the initial report of the ...

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm but as the woman in-charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: the panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on ...

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in October

Report: Apple is Prepping a 4K iMac for Launch Alongside OS X Yosemite in October

While iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is set for a September launch, Apple is planning to bring its next-generation Mac software, OS X Yosemite, into the wild a month later, in October, according to several sources. Apple plans to continue releasing OS X Yosemite Developer Previews every two to three weeks until ...