Beats 1 to feature celebrity shows hosted by Elton John, Drake, Pharrell, Dr Dre & more — Apple will indeed have a number of mainstream musicians host shows on Beats 1 including Drake, Disclosure, St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, and Elton John, a report said on Thursday. [They need the money. We’re supposed to be thrilled.]
Apple playing a key role in ‘consumerisation’ of healthcare with iPhone & Apple Watch — With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers’ lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the “consumerisation” of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.
Microsoft’s Sway gains legitimacy with Windows 10 plans, iPad app — Joining the ranks of other Windows 10 universal apps this summer will be Microsoft’s lightweight content-creation tool, Sway. Before that, however, it’s making the leap to the iPad.
With IBM partnership, Box thinks beyond cloud collaboration for iOS — After announcing its landmark partnership with IBM on Tuesday, cloud-based content management firm Box elaborated on what iOS users — and developers building on Box’s platform — can expect when the first jointly developed products hit market later this year, and intra-office file sharing is just the tip of the iceberg.
Facebook Messenger apps to allow chatting without a Facebook account — Facebook on Thursday announced that new Messenger users will soon be able to sign up without Facebook accounts, potentially expanding the reach of the chat service.
Seven ways to curb your iPhone’s cellular data use — Read on for 7 ways to put a lid on your iPhone’s cellular data use.
Apple inventions hint at next-level iOS geofencing features — A pair of Apple patent applications point to ongoing research in mobile device location sharing, one being an augmentation of existing iOS geofencing technology, and another detailing an entirely new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation.
Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags — Apple appears to have removed most or all content from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, even games which only feature the flag in a historical war context, it was discovered on Thursday. [That’s ridiculous.]