News tagged ‘Car’
Siri Now Can Make Calls Using Speakerphone
With the release of iOS 8.3 beta, the guys from Cupertino have slightly improved the functionality of the build-in voice assistant. According to what reliable sources write, Siri now can make calls via speakerphone every time user asks for that using the “Hey Siri” command. Strangely enough, such a simple feature was missing in iOS 8 - 8.2. It’s good Apple discovered this and found a solution to the problem.
Apple to Launch Trade-in Program for Android and BlackBerry Users
According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently planning a new campaign to lure Android switchers. The guys from Cupertino will soon launch a new trade-in program that will allow Android and BlackBerry users to change their old devices for a gift card, which will let them get a discount when purchasing an iPhone. The trade-in value of old handsets will be determined by Apple Store employees. Everything is simple here: the better your smartphone works and feels, the more you get.
Numerous MacBook Pro Users Complain About Problems with Anti-Reflective Display Coating
A wide number of MacBook Pro users have begun contacting Apple via company’s support forums in order to complain about the anti-reflective display coating, which is wearing off. The issue affects several MacBook Pro models sold between 2012 and 2014. As to the possible reasons for such awful problem, they include the contact between keyboard, trackpad and the screen as well as the usage of third-party cleaning solutions.
Reporters Reportedly Found Apple's Secret Car Facility
Last month, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that Apple decided to start working on its own self-driving electric car codenamed “Titan”. Today, reliable insiders claim that they have found something like a secret research lab, where the work on the project is carried out. This secret research and development center is situated not far from Apple’s main headquarters, in Sunnyvale, California.
Apple Launches iOS 8.3 Public Beta Testing Program
Just as we expected, Apple has recently launched iOS 8.3 public beta testing program. This means that the pre-release version of iOS 8.3 is now available for all those users, who have registered as members of the public testing program. While the guys from Cupertino have released several public OS X betas in the past, they have never offered public access to the pre-release iOS builds.
Apple Releases Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers for Testing
The guys from Cupertino on Thursday seeded the third iOS 8.3 beta to developers for testing. The release came about two weeks after the release of the second iOS 8.3 beta, which could boast of new emoji picker, better CarPlay connectivity, the support of Google’s two step verification, new Siri languages and a number of other performance and stability improvements. New beta became available for Apple’s developers just several days after the public release of iOS 8.2, which could bo the official release of iOS 8.2 that featured the support of the Apple Watch.
Apple to Release iOS 8.2 Next Week - BGR
As you probably know, last week, a research firm BGR released a report suggesting that Apple’s iOS 8.2 will be released to users worldwide this week. Now the analysts claim that the release will take place next week as the guys from Cupertino decided to release final beta to their retail employees and carrier partners to make sure the new version of mobile operating systems works fine.
Next-Generation iPhones to Feature 2GB of RAM and Apple SIM
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may both get Apple SIM and 2GB of RAM. Both features come from the iPad Air 2, which was released last year. Apple SIM will allow users to select, which carrier they want to use on their own and 2GB of RAM will surely make the device more efficient. However, these changes may influence the battery life of the smartphone, which means Apple has either to improve the battery capacity, or make other components and the operating system consume less energy.
Apple Adds Vehicles to List of Its Corporate Interests in Switzerland
According to what reliable insiders write, Apple has recently added a new sphere of market to its corporate description. This time only in Switzerland, but I don’t think it will take much time to add the same lines to the description in the USA and other countries in the world. The number of activities added includes those fully or partially related to automotive industry. This little change in the corporate description has been first spotted by Swiss reporters from ApfelBlog.ch.
Google to Create Apple Pay Rival Soon?
Following Samsung, who announced a new payments system dubbed Samsung Pay on Sunday, another Apple rival, Google, told about its plans to launch its own payments service called presumably “Android Pay” and create an API, which will let developers integrate the new service into their apps. What can I say? We all live in a very competitive world, that is why so many tech giants create products and services with similar functionality.
Apple to Release iOS 8.2 on Monday, Two More iOS 8.3 Betas to Come Soon
According to the latest report released by a reliable research firm BGR, the public release of iOS 8.2, which can boast of the support of the long-anticipated Apple Watch, is scheduled to take place as soon as this Monday. This report once again proves the rumors, which suggest that at the March 9th "Spring Forward" event Apple may finally release its smartwatch.
Apple Releases Second iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers
Apart from releasing the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the second beta of iOS 8.3 with Xcode 6.3 beta 2 to developers. The release of this version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes about two weeks after the release of the very first iOS 8.3 beta, which contained several new features, namely, a brand new emoji picker, the support of wireless CarPlay connectivity, Google’s two-step verification as well as Apple Pay support of UnionPay in China.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. In order not to waste your and my time, let’s start immediately.
Google to Announce Apple Pay Competitor in May?
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Google is currently planning to revamp its Google Wallet service in order to compete with the recently-released NFC-based payments system called Apple Pay. The new Wallet will be officially announced this May, at the annual Google I/O developer conference, reporters claim. While this rumor hasn’t yet been confirmed, such a step is quite possible as the only way to compete with Apple’s payments service is to make Google’s own service better.
Apple Plans to Release Its Car in 2020 - Rumor
According to what reliable insiders write, Apple is currently planning to release its first-ever car in 2020. This may be a fully-electric vehicle with self-driving option. The guys from Cupertino have set a very ambitious aim as normally car manufacturers work for about 5 to 7 years on each new model. However, for Apple this would be the first car ever, that is why 5 years is definitely a short period of time.