Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Music Gets Remixes and Mash-Ups With Dubset Partnership

Apple is bringing remixes, mash-ups, and DJ mixes to its Apple Music streaming service, thanks to its new partnership with Dubset Media Holdings. Such collections were largely missing from the platform due to copyright issues. As The Verge points out, mixes and mash-ups have largely been uninvited to music streaming services because of a tedious amount of work that is ... Read More »

Apple News Is Now Open to Publishers of All Sizes

Apple is getting really serious about the publishing business. The company announced Tuesday that it’s rolling out some big new tools for Apple News that can lure more writers and editors to the service – and improve it for current partners, as well. The company has previously partnered with more than 100 major publishers and publishing groups (including The Washington ... Read More »

Apple Encryption Fight Could Escalate With Demand for ‘Source Code’

The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-stakes confrontation could escalate even further. In what observers of the case called a carefully calibrated threat, the US Justice Department last week suggested that it would be willing to demand that Apple turn over the ... Read More »

Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case

Apple Says FBI Out to ‘Rewrite History’ in iPhone Case Apple fired anew Tuesday at the US government’s legal fight to force it to break into an attacker’s iPhone, saying the tactic would “appall” the country’s founders. Apple dug into its legal position in a written filing ahead of a hearing set for March 22 before a federal judge in ... Read More »

Sony Sees Average Selling Price of Smartphones Rise, Second Only to Apple: Report

According to a blog post by freelance journalist Charles Arthur that estimates global smartphone sales figures in Q4 last year, Sony has the highest average selling price (ASP) for its smartphones – only behind Apple. Average selling price for a smartphone manufacturer represents the average price at which it sells its current smartphone lineup. In Q4 2014, Sony’s ASP was ... Read More »

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Released by Pangu, New Apple TV Hack Coming This Week

For those who like diving deep into their iOS device, tinkering with settings that Apple wished you wouldn’t touch, there’s some exciting news for you. Chinese hacker team Pangu has released an update for its jailbreak tool, making it capable of working with iPhone and iPad running iOS 9.0 through to iOS 9.1. Furthermore, the hacking group says that it ... Read More »

Apple Resubmits India Retail Store Application; Xiaomi Follows

iPhone and iPad maker Apple has resubmitted its application for opening single-brand retail stores in the country as there were certain gaps in its earlier proposal. “The proposal is being processed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi too has submitted an application,” an official said. In January, Apple had filed proposal seeking permission ... Read More »

French Interior Minister Backs FBI in Apple Battle

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s administration in its efforts to get Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers. “I completely understand the US administration’s concerns, which I share,” Cazeneuve said during a talk on counterterrorism at George Washington University. The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system ... Read More »

Sidestepping Apple Dispute, Obama Makes Case for Access to Device Data

US President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in such a way as to allow government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, Obama said he could not comment on the legal case ... Read More »

US Government Strikes Back at Silicon Valley Support for Apple

The Justice Department struck back at Silicon Valley’s outpouring of support for Apple Inc., reasserting its claim that forcing the company to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone is legal. Last week, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft were among the dozens of technology companies that decried what they called an unprecedented expansion of government power that endangers the privacy of hundreds of ... Read More »