Apple announces WatchKit iOS developer tools for Watch

by Kenny Hemphill on 18 November 2014 in News
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Apple has released WatchKit, a set of tools which it said gave developers ‘a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch.’ Among the features that developers can use for their apps is notifications, which allow wearers to respond directly from Watch. Apple cited examples such as turning off the lights [...]

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Apple releases updates of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to fix bugs

by Kenny Hemphill on 17 November 2014 in News

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 with bug fixes and improvements in performance. Most significantly, 10.10.1 promise to fix the wifi issues which have plagued some users of Apple’s latest Mac OS. Additionally, Apple said that the latest update fixes problems with Mail and Microsoft Exchange. Other problems fixed in the update include difficulties [...]

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Jony Ive talks Apple Watch at London Design Museum

by Kenny Hemphill on 13 November 2014 in News

Jony Ive was at the London Design Museum last night and gave a wide-ranging talk covering everything from the state of education in design schools to the Apple Watch. Talking to Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic in front of an audience which included Ive’s sometime collaborator Marc Newson and Terence Conran, Ive said: ‘So many [...]

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Google launches YouTube Music Key for ad-free streaming

by Kenny Hemphill on 12 November 2014 in News

Google has officially announced its YouTube music subscription service, YouTube Music Key. The streaming music platform allows subscribers to listen to music on YouTube without adverts, with the app in the background on mobile devices, and offline. Currently in beta and available only to specially selected invitees, YouTube Music Key will cost $9.99/month when it [...]

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City council posts update on Apple Cupertino spaceship campus

by Kenny Hemphill on 11 November 2014 in News

Cupertino City Council has published an update on the expected disruption to traffic in the vicinity of the construction of Apple’s spaceship campus and with it, the photograph above. The image shows the current state of construction on the site. Work is due to be completed, and the building opened at the end of 2016, [...]

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Obama issues statement backing net neutrality

by Kenny Hemphill on 10 November 2014 in News

President Obama has urged the US Federal Communications Commission to apply the ‘strongest possible rules’ to protect net neutrality. In a statement and video released by the Whitehouse today, Obama set out his proposals for enshrining the principle of net neutrality in law. While the FCC is an independent body, Obama’s proposals have been interpreted [...]

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