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Apple's Maps Connect may soon expand to French and German-speaking countries

Apple may soon expand Maps Connect, a tool which allows small business owners to create listings on Apple Maps, to a couple of more countries. After the service experienced some downtime earlier today, users were presented with new language options for French and German when it came back up, which could signal an expansion to countries that speak the two languages.

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Apple rumored to be targeting 2020 for rumored Apple Car

Apple is rumored to be targeting 2020 to start production of the rumored Apple Car. That timeline, if at all accurate, could place the company in direct competition with aggressive electric car offerings from industry leaders GM and Tesla.

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Apple reportedly prepping Apple Watch display in high-end Paris shopping center

Apple is reportedly setting up a small display for its upcoming Apple Watch at Galeries Lafayette, a high-end Paris shopping center. This is according to a couple of different reports from French outlets that also say Apple's retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, is heading up the project.

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Watch this magician perform some amazing tricks with an iPad

Ellen DeGeneres recently featured Simon Pierro, a German magician, on her talk show performing some amazing magic tricks using just an iPad, some pictures, and a glass of coconut milk.

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Yahoo launches tools to help developers monitor and monetize their apps

Yahoo has announced new tools for mobile app developers at their first mobile developer conference. The Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite includes tools built using technology from Flurry, which Yahoo acquired in July 2014, including an updated version of Flurry Analytics Explorer. The suite also has tools to help monetize their apps, as well as an easy way to integrate Yahoo search directly into apps.

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The NSA and GCHQ gave themselves a direct line into your phone

According to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its UK counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the computers of Gemalto, a company that manufactures SIM cards for a large number of carriers around the world. In doing so, the intelligence agencies acquired encryption keys that would allow them to intercept communications from customers of all four major U.S. carriers, along with 450 others around the world.

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Next-generation Pebble rumored to feature color screen, new OS

It appears that Pebble is preparing to launch the next version of their popular smartwatch. As reported eariler, Pebble is counting down to something on their website, and while it's not clear exactly what that is, the company is reportedly readying a new edition of their watch that features a color e-paper display and a thinner case.

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Apple's auto team said to include hardware experts from Tesla, Ford, and more

New details have apparently emerged about Apple's rumored car project, specifically, the team that's been assembled to design and build the vehicle. The team, headed by Vice President of Product Design and former Ford executive Steve Zadesky, is composed of several people hired directly from the auto industry, including hardware experts from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford. These hires seem to indicate that Apple is reaching beyond CarPlay and in-car software, and is indeed building a vehicle

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T-Mobile claims the #3 US carrier spot, passing over Sprint

T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated today that the wireless carrier has overtaken Sprint, in terms of the number of its customers, to become the third biggest wireless carrier in the US. Legere made those claims as part of T-Mobile's quarterly conference call to analysts following the release of its latest financial results.

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AOL Mail not working for you? You're not alone!

According to AOL itself and folks taking a look around the AC forums, AOL's mail service is experiencing a bit of an outage this morning. If you can't get to your AOL Mail (a-mail?) on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you're not alone.

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