Steve Jobs introduced the iPod 14 years ago today — Fourteen years ago, Apple was beginning to come back from the brink, led by the late CEO and co-founder of the company Steve Jobs. On October 23, 2001, Jobs introduced the device that is credited with jumpstarting the company’s fortunes, making CDs and other MP3 players obsolete, and pointing the direction towards consuming music and other media off of thin, lightweight and pocketable devices – the iPod.
iPhone 6s stops listening for ‘Hey Siri’ when it’s in your pocket or face down on a table — Apple’s new iPhone 6s utilises its M9 coprocessor for “Hey Siri” input, allowing it to always listen for voice commands. Well, almost always. [Hey, good idea.]
Apple Music costs Pandora — Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews on Friday said he expects listenership to rebound after seeing Apple Music contribute to a decline of 1.3 million active users for the third quarter of 2015, noting the launch of Apple’s streaming service is having roughly the same impact as that of iTunes Radio in 2013.
Apple sued for failing to properly warn owners of the price of iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist feature — Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan, reports AppleInsider. [‘I buy your device but I’m unhappy with some of the features …’]
Let the iPhone 7 speculation begin … The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus went on sale less than a month ago, so, of course, it’s time for the rumours and speculation about the iPhone 7 to begin.
Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes — Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.
Chrome for iOS picks up iOS 9’s iPad multitasking features, Facebook Search expands to public posts — Google on Thursday updated the iOS edition of Chrome with support for iOS 9’s multitasking features, while Facebook updated its Web and app interfaces with wider search functions, including the ability to see any public post.
Facebook issues a partial fix to battery-draining iOS app — The Facebook app for iOS has been the target of a lot of abuse from users lately thanks to its propensity to use more power than it should. Yesterday, Facebook pushed out a partial fix to the app and explained what was causing the battery-killing issue.
Using Weather Apps on your iPhone? Here are some insider tips — Weather apps, especially on the iPhone or iPad, are usually great looking and informative when it comes to the conditions and forecast. However, for some kinds of data, it requires just a little extra bit of extra knowledge to understand what the app is trying to tell you. This applies in the cases of atmospheric pressure and sunrise/sunset times.