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Google's Street View cars are well known, but you may also soon see vehicles from its biggest rival: Apple. The company today confirmed that in order to improve Apple Maps, it's embarking on a mission to drive cars all over the world, starting in the US, UK and Ireland. It's created a dedicated we...

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It's no secret that both Apple and music labels are less than fond of free music streaming from Spotify and other services, but are they conspiring together to hurt these services in favor of pay-only options like Apple Music? Not if you ask the attorneys general of Connecticut and New York state....

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Apple's pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad isn't tremendously useful in typical Mac software, but it might just get a new lease on life in OS X El Capitan. The new operating system's development tools let websites define what happens when you make that extra-strong click. You could favorite t...

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Following in the footsteps of sibling Chevrolet, Cadillac has also revealed its plans to support both CarPlay and Android Auto. This is yet another move by the automaker's parent company, General Motors, to not miss out on the new wave of in-car features from Apple and Google. Cadillac says it's a...

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Apple Pay is on its way to the UK next month, and from launch, all the big banks except Barclays, and a quarter of a million retail outlets will support it. And yet, despite so many day-one partners, it seems we're not quite ready for it. You see, Apple Pay isn't like any other contactless payment...

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Is that cross fit regimen working? Perhaps that batting cage practice is paying off or you're lofting those dunks better than ever. Capturing the action on video will tell part of the story, but adding stats or instant slow-mo edits can add a whole new dimension. Blast Motion is a 3D motion captur...

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One thing Apple failed to mention last night at its WWDC 2015 shindig is that its WatchOS 2 update will have much improved security. Early Watch adopters noticed that all a thief would need to do to pair the wearable with a new iPhone would be to reset it. Although that's documented as a "feature"...

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Apple Music: As simple as the name is, what it offers is surprisingly complex. It bundles in a streaming service, a 24/7 radio network and a whole new social outreach tool for artists. Oh, and you'll use the same Apple Music app to access all your regular iTunes purchased music too. As soon as Jun...

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Apple's upcoming mobile platform apparently comes with a new app called "Move to iOS" that wirelessly transfers data from Android devices to iPhones and iPads. It was curiously skipped over during the company's WWDC keynote earlier, but Daring Fireball points it out buried underneath all the new f...

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It's Monday. The work week just started and the last thing you need is to spend two hours of it watching Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote address. But fear not, even if you missed it, you can still get all the juicy rumors, teasers and event highlights right here. Think of it as a tl;dr but, you know, fo...

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Nearly a year after it launched, Apple Pay is coming to the UK. Most major financial institutions were included in Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote, but there was one notable exception: Barclays. It's a weird omission, particularly as Barclaycard, the bank's credit card arm, is already supported in the U...

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When Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced he was leaving the BBC to join Apple, it was clear that he'd been lured away from the bright lights of London to help launch a new music platform. The logical assumption was that he'd help create curated playlists for a service formed from the acquisition of Bea...

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Even though iOS 9 will include a new version of Siri, Maps and other features, Apple said that it'll be a much lighter update than iOS 8 was. Software VP Craig Federighi revealed that the incoming OS will take up just 1.3GB of extra space on your iPhone or iPad, compared to nearly 4.6GB for the pr...

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The past few years have seen a shift from owning music to accessing as much as you want on various streaming services. Why pay $9.99 for a new album each month when you can get a firehose of content for the same price? Now Apple looks to get in on the action with its newest offering, Apple Music. ...

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You won't have to wait very long to give Apple Music a spin... even if you don't use any Apple gear. The Cupertino crew has announced that the $10-per-month streaming service will be available on iOS, Macs and Windows PCs on June 30th in 100 countries, and it'll arrive on both Android and Apple TV...

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Big changes are on the horizon for Apple's music-streaming services. After acquiring Beats Electronics last summer and luring famed DJ Zane Lowe away from BBC Radio 1, Apple announced that it is launching an internet radio station, dubbed Beats 1, as part of its new Apple Music service....

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It's finally here. Well, it will be soon, but at least the announcement is official. At WWDC today, Jimmy Iovine revealed Apple Music: the long-rumored music service that follows the purchase of Beats last year and it provides all of your music content in a single app. That's a streaming service, ...

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Last year, Apple introduced Swift, its very own programming language, which was focused on making it easier to build apps. Now, in a bid to make it more palatable to developers, Apple is making another big move: It's making Swift open source. That'll give developers full access to all of Swift's i...

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It's been just over a year since Apple announced HomeKit, its plan to allow you to control your smart home with an iOS device. Compatible products have only just started trickling onto shelves, and there's been some confusion about how exactly the company is going to turn this idea into a coherent...

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On stage at WWDC today, Apple announced that a public beta of iOS 9 would be available in July. The beta will include an enhanced Siri; a more proactive experience based on your location, time and recent apps; updated Apple Pay with support for loyalty cards; and transit directions in Maps. The be...

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