Ultimate Ears is rolling out a firmware update to the UE Boom 2 and Megaboom that brings Siri and Google Now integration to the Bluetooth speakers. With the update, you can press the Bluetooth button and ask Google Now to play music, check the weather, search for nearby restaurants, and much more.
The Indian government has introduced much-needed reforms to its foreign direct investment policy, paving the way for international vendors like Apple to set up retail stores in the country. The new regulations allow foreign brands to take 100% ownership in defence, aviation, and e-commerce sectors.
Apple has updated its TestFlight testing platform with support for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS. The company also rolled out new App Store optimizations and app analytics tools for developers through iTunes Connect.
During a security session at WWDC 2016, Apple highlighted steps to strengthen the security of iOS and macOS. By the end of 2016, all apps submitted to the App Store must enforce the App Transport Security (ATS) protocol, which transmits all communications between an app and a web server over HTTPS.
At WWDC 2016, Apple showcased the iOS and Mac apps that “set a benchmark for excellence" when it comes to "usability, excellence in design, excellence in innovation, and excellence in technology adoption." Here are the winners of the 2016 Apple Design Awards.
It looks like Apple may ditch the Space Gray color variant of the iPhone 7, instead offering a deep blue color option. That's according to Japanese blog Macotakara, which posted an alleged render of the upcoming iPhone in blue.
If you're an avid Facebook user, you'll be glad to know that the social network has enabled video replies to posts and status updates. The camera icon — which lets you add photos in replies — now allows you to record and share videos as comments.
Back in December, Apple's patent litigation with Samsung culminated in a $548 million settlement, but the South Korean vendor immediately filed a motion to the Supreme Court. Today, the Justice Department filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn its ruling, and to send the case back to the trial court.
Who likes emoji? The Unicode Consortium sure does, which is why it added 72 new candidates that will be available in Unicode 9.0. The latest batch includes a variety of new faces and objects, with the most notable being the selfie, facepalm, bacon, and shrug emojis.
According to a report out of Fast Company, Apple has hired the doctor that created a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for tracking blood sugar levels in children. Rajiv Kumar created the system while working at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.
At the Code Conference, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to the stage to talk about the autonomous car industry. Musk said that Google won't be a competitor with its self-driving car efforts, but the executive mentioned that Apple will be in direct competition with Tesla.
If you've been holding out on a deal for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, today's your lucky day. The variant with 128GB storage and LTE connectivity is available for just $799 on eBay, a discount of $280 from its usual retail price of $1,079.
It looks like Apple is planning a huge upgrade for Siri, one that will see the voice assistant surge ahead of rivals Google Now, Microsoft's Cortana, and Alexa, the AI behind Amazon Echo. Apple acquired U.K.-based speech startup VocalIQ last year, and will be integrating its technology into Siri.
Indian carriers are making 4G widely available in the country, and it looks like they're starting to trial next-generation 5G services. Nokia Networks is in discussion with telecom vendors over 5G feasibility trials.
Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service to offer Disney movies — including Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar films — on the U.S. pay TV circuit. Netflix signed the agreement with Disney in 2012, and the deal will go into effect from September.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Hindu, Tim Cook discussed Apple's strategy for the Indian market. The CEO is currently on a tour of the country, where he launched an iOS accelerator in Bengaluru and a development center in Hyderabad.
Netflix has launched Fast.com, a web page that lets you quickly run a speed test to determine the download speeds you're getting from your internet service provider. The page automatically starts running a download test as soon as it loads.
Apple has opened a development office in Hyderabad that will focus on Maps. The company's in-house mapping solution has steadily picked up new features, including public transit maps, expansion of Flyover, and more.
Apple has announced that it is opening an iOS app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru, India. The facility will include members of Apple’s team working with thousands of developers in India to "hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps" on iOS.