A new job posting via Apple suggests Maps isn’t dead just yet. In fact, Apple may be gearing up to take a run at Google Maps, and in more ways than just offering a topical view or your surroundings or suggesting routes to take. Apple might just be looking to you for help this time, as the job posting asks the new hire to work on ways to get users involved with improving the service.
Apple Pay may cover 90% of credit volume here in the United States , but overseas the mobile payment service is still missing. That could change, though, as two Apple job listings point to their intent to make electronic point-of-sale transactions a big thing the world over.
Apple has been fighting to trademark the App Store name in Australia for a while now. The electronics firm lost the original case to trademark App Store last March and Apple filed an appeal with the court. Apple has now lost that appeal in Australia as the Register of Trade Marks in that country has denied Apple again.
If you head into the App Store for either iOS or OS X (Mac App Store, obviously), you might notice a slight change. If you go to download an app, there is no longer a “Free” option. Now, you’ll either be presented with a price, or “Get”. The change is causing a bit of confusion with some, but it shouldn’t. Apps are still free, unless they cost something. Or will cost something later.
Virtual Reality is a big deal, at least for early adopters willing to strap a piece of cardboard or plastic to their face and split the screen on a smartphone or tablet. That’s not for everyone, but Apple might make it a bit more approachable for the masses. A new job posting suggests Apple is looking for someone adept in 3D graphics and virtual reality experiences.
Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, has had a rough start. Aside from just plain rendering devices useless, there is also a group of new features that are all very new to iOS. Growing pains persist, and they aren’t done just yet.
A jury has unanimously decided that Apple was not guilty in the iPod case raised against them a decade ago. The trial for this case only lasted a week and was marred by accusations that the plaintiffs didn't actually have the iPods covered in the case at hand.
It must be Apple’s day to roll stuff out and update their services, because there’s a lot going on. After seeing Apple TV would get some needed love from YouTube, as well as some new channels, there is a lot more to discuss. Apple’s iCloud seems to have replaced Google Maps for their own when using Find my iPhone, and Bose is coming back to the Apple Store.
As the release of the Apple Watch draws near, Apple continues to update the product page on its website with additional details and information on its first smartwatch. Just over a week ago Apple offered new information to developers in the form of WatchKit, focusing on tidbits like the device's system font and screen resolution.
This week Apple released a video aiming at televisions and the web TV crowd with the title "The Song". This spot shows off the abilities of the MacBook Air , the iPad, and a few 3rd-party devices in-between.
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