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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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Microsoft reveals Visual Studio Code with native support for Windows and OS X

During today's Build 2015 keynote address, Microsoft revealed a new developer app called Visual Studio Code.

This is a free and lightweight version of the company's Visual Studio tools but can run natively on OS X and Ubuntu as well as Windows.

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Apple updates Spotlight with Twitter name, hashtag search

Twitter says that they are partnering with Apple to bring tweets to Apple's Spotlight search on iOS and OS X.

Update: The feature is live! You can now search Twitter @names and #hashtags right from Spotlight on iOS and OS X. Not all searches are returning results yet, but that will hopefully improve as it rolls out.

During Twitter's earnings call yesterday, CEO Dick Costello noted that the company would be partnering with Apple, bringing Tweets to Spotlight. Spotlight is Apple's built-in searching mechanism found on both iOS and OS X.

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Apple now requires ethics board approvals for medical research apps

Apple has updated their App Store review guidelines to ensure that medical testing apps meet ethical standards.

Apple's latest rule in the iOS App Review Guidelines comes on the heels of the public introduction of ResearchKit, an open source framework for building medical research applications.

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Several American Airlines flights grounded by iPad app glitch

Several American Airlines flights have been delayed indefinitely as an app used by pilots on their iPads during takeoff encountered a glitch. {intro}

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Apple employee safe after kidnapping, missing iPad not newsworthy

Late last week a 20-year old Apple employee was kidnapped after being robbed of approximately $7,500 in personal items at knife point.

Though the victim was pepper-sprayed and the stolen items included cash, prescription drugs, and other electronics, most of the coverage has focused on an item identified as an "iPad test model", which they say may or may not have been an "upcoming product release".

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