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Fearing large crowds, some residents are opposing Apple's Madison Avenue store

Apple is attempting to raise the appeal of its upcoming Madison Avenue store, promising respect for the neighborhood with an earlier closing time, private shopping, and more, as the store faces opposition from area residents.

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Ford CTO details plans for close integration between CarPlay and SYNC

In an interview today, Ford CTO Raj Nair gave us a peek at how the company plans to integrate CarPlay into its upcoming cars.

Speaking with Re/Code, Nair emphasized that Ford is approaching CarPlay integration in a way that gives consumers choice, looking for ways to make its own SYNC infotainment system work closely with third-party offerings.

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion.

AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today.

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wi-Fi access to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S..

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Apple opens developer sign-ups for new App Analytics beta

Apple is now allowing developers to sign up for the beta for a new App Analytics service.

The new App Analytics service was first announced at WWDC 2014. Requests are made through iTunes Connect, where you can add your name to the list with just the push of a button.

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Time Warner CEO confident that an Apple TV service is on its way

Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes says he won't be surprised if and when Apple announces a streaming TV service.

Bewkes expressed his confidence in a potential Apple streaming services during Time Warner's earning's call. Such a service has been widely-reported, and is reportedly aiming for a fall launch.

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Apple and IBM will help Japan Post check in on elderly customers with iPads

Mail and package delivery service Japan Post will electronically expand a program to check in on the elderly with the help of iPads.

Japan Post will utilize iPads and with specialized software with their check-in service as part of the Japanese expansion of Apple and IBM's MobileFirst partnership.

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Apple Watch supplier allegedly experiencing Taptic trouble

The Taptic Engine is what Apple uses to power the the tap-like haptics in the Apple Watch and MacBook.

According to a report, one of the two suppliers of the part for Apple Watch is facing quality control issues resulting in manufacturing defects — Taptic Engines that rapidly stop producing haptic feedback. Time was I'd link to reports like these from major business publications without a second thought, but after years of erroneous device delay rumors, misleading Apple Pay headlines, and other questionable coverage from what should be trusted papers of record, I've learned to take some time and look into things first.

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American Airline delays caused by app, not iPad

American Airlines flights that couldn't take off due to problems with flight plans have since had the issue identified and fixed.

Jeppesen, who provides the custom app American Airlines uses to store and view the flight plans, pushed some bad bits that caused a temporary problem for pilots and crews. It affected less than 1% of flights, which is reportedly less than the average thunderstorm, but safety absolutely comes first.

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Microsoft introduces tools to let developers compile Mac and iPhone apps for Windows 10

Microsoft has announced at Build 2015 that their new tools will allow developers to compile the Objective-C code for their iOS apps to work on Windows 10.

The new toolkit in Visual Studio will allow devs to build Windows Store-ready apps from Objective-C code used for iOS and OS X, and will support touch controls as well as keyboard and mouse.

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