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Apr 18 2014

Is Wall Street Wrong About The iPad Stalling? + MORE

Apple Tries To Patent Android’s Gestural Unlocking System

- cultofmac.com

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One of Apple’s most famous patents is slide-to-unlock, a method of waking up a touchscreen smartphone that has proven to be one of the most valuable in Apple’s arsenal. Now, Apple is trying to patent a similar system that would use gestures to unlock an iPhone. And if that sounds familiar, it should, because Android already does it.

Apr 17 2014

Chase Mobile updated with new design for iOS 7, adds secure messaging and more + MORE

Chase Mobile updated with new design for iOS 7, adds secure messaging and more

- 9to5mac.com

Chase updated its iPhone app today with a new design for iOS 7—nearly a year after the operating system was first shown to the public—and a few new features. The update also includes the ability to see and reply to secure messages from the bank, as well as the ability to view limits on your mobile desposits.
Other updates to the app include Spanish localization, improved accessibility features, and a revised frequently asked questions page about the app’s security.
You can grab the updated Chase app for free on the iOS App Store.

Apr 17 2014

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Apr 17 2014

Wall Street predicts just two percent year-on-year growth in iPhone sales + MORE

Bloomberg: iOS 8 Will Have Shazam's Song Identification Baked In

- gizmodo.com

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Can't name that tune? No worry: Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is partnering with Shazam to embed song identification software right into its forthcoming iOS 8.
The news agency reports that two of its sources believe Apple is "planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad." Obviously Shazam has been doing that forever, but it seems that Apple is teaming up with the guys behind the app so that it's "integrated into the mobile software in the same way that Twitter's service is currently incorporated, meaning consumers don't need to separately download it."
The report explains that it'll integrate with Siri, too—so you'll be able to ask "what song is playing" to find out what you're listening to. Bloomberg believes that Apple will show off the addition to iOS at its annual developer conference that starts June 2 in San Francisco.
Elsewhere, the same sources suggest that Apple is planning to roll out iTunes Radio outside the U.S. later this year, and that Apple is mulling whether to release a subscription-music service, too. Indeed, it claims "Apple has built the service internally, yet has held off on releasing it to avoid slowing download sales."
Of course, these rumors might not bear fruit: they might have long been mulled and discarded, or simply struggle to ever make it to the wild. But if there is a grain of truth in them, it looks like iOS 8 could have music as a focus. Let's wait see. [Bloomberg]

Wall Street predicts just two percent year-on-year growth in iPhone sales

- 9to5mac.com

Fortune has its usual roundup of what the analysts are expecting Apple to report in iPhone sales next week, and the forecasts make worrying reading. The overall average is for quarterly sales of 38.2 million, which would represent year-on-year growth of just two percent.

Apr 16 2014

Bloomberg: Apple wants to plug Shazam directly into iOS + MORE

Bloomberg: Apple wants to plug Shazam directly into iOS

- engadget.com

iphone online 1397711283 1089517139 Bloomberg: Apple wants to plug Shazam directly into iOS + MORE It's easy to track down iPhone apps that name catchy tunes, but it now looks like Apple wants to spare you from having to search in the first place. Bloomberg sources claim that a future version of iOS will incorporate Shazam's song recognition in...

Apple and Shazam planning to team up for music identification feature built into iOS

- 9to5mac.com

Apple and Shazam are teaming up to build a music identification feature natively into iOS, according to a Bloomberg report. The feature will allow users to find the name and artist of a song that’s playing, likely with the option to download the song from the iTunes Store or create an new iTunes Radio station.
Unlike some of Apple’s other music-releated features (such as Podcasts and iTunes U), the system will be built into the OS directly rather than require a separate download. So far there isn’t any confirmation of whether this feature will appear in iOS 8 or a later version, but with WWDC right around the corner, Apple will need to work quickly to secure the deal if the feature is to be announced with the next-gen software update.

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