And down the road, Apple surely has greater ambitions for Shazam than simply helping people identify songs, but it seems we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what those plans entail. Hopefully, they won’t involve helping Apple pick more tracks to be used in Carpool Karaoke. … [Read more...] about EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition
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And then comes the good stuff. After nearly two days of sleuthing, Troughton-Smith found some code that appears to reveal a new feature that would let you unlock an iPhone with your face. Rumors suggest that this feature will show up on the next iPhone and perhaps even replace the Touch ID button. Presumably, this would allow Apple to expand the iPhone screen and introduce a bezel-free design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Guess what? That rumor seems to be confirmed by the HomePod firmware, too: … [Read more...] about Looks Like Apple Leaked Details of the New iPhone in the HomePod Firmware [Updated]
Considering how similar Apple Music is to other streaming options out there, repackaging the same functionality with a familiar Apple-branded interface has the potential to be a selling point for users who are alienated by the foreign UI language of other apps—think people who don’t have a ton of experience with these services. Music might not convince adroit streaming music users to switch, but it’ll surely convince a ton of Apple customers who’ve never paid for a streaming service to try. And historically, that’s been Apple’s sweet spot. … [Read more...] about Using Apple Music: Wait, Do I Like Alternative?!
There’s also a big difference between Apple maybe thinking about producing a product, and that thing actually being available to consumers. There’s certainly something car-related going on in Cupertino, but whether that ends up with Beyoncé driving an iCar is a different question; equally, I’d bet money that there’s a Cupertino dumpster filled with Apple TV prototypes. … [Read more...] about Once Again, Anonymous Sources Claim Apple Will Produce Its Own Movies
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and will enter the mobile phone market this year with its revolutionary iPhone. … [Read more...] about YouTube on Apple TV – It’s Official
Fingerprint Scanner Just as we expected, the iPhone 5S' home button pulls double duty as a fingerprint scanner. Apple dubs the feature "Touch ID." The scanner adds another layer of security to your iPhone by allowing you to use the fingerprint scanner in lieu of a passcode. Place your thumb down on the new sapphire crystal home button and the iPhone 5S will unlock. The silver ring around the home button will detect when your finger is on it so you don't have to actually press down on the button. … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 5S: Everything You Need to Know