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Apple acquires Coherent Navigation to improve mapping service

Apple acquires Coherent Navigation to improve mapping service

In a bid to further improve its Maps offering, Apple seems to have acquired Coherent Navigation —  a high-accuracy GPS firm from San Francisco.

Spotify confirms free music streaming service is here to stay

Spotify confirms free music streaming service is here to stay

Spotify has finally shot down months of rumors about the company discontinuing its ad-based free streaming tier due to pressure from music industry giants.

Thieves use Starbucks app to steal hundreds of dollars from customers’ bank accounts

Thieves use Starbucks app to steal hundreds of dollars from customers’ bank accounts

Thanks to a combination of weak passwords and the lack of any other secondary verification from Starbucks, thieves have been able to siphon off money from Starbucks customers who use the company’s app on their smartphone. 

Apple confirms first HomeKit devices will launch in June

Apple confirms first HomeKit devices will launch in June

Early on Thursday, May 14, a report surfaced that suggested some issues had come up with Apple’s HomeKit, and that software problems had resulted in a delay from the Cupertino-based company.

An Apple Watch exploit lets thieves use Apple Pay without needing to enter PIN

An Apple Watch exploit lets thieves use Apple Pay without needing to enter PIN

The Apple Watch is a means to use Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payments solution, without having to pull a phone out of a pocket.

Apple moves to prevent RadioShack from selling its customer data

Apple moves to prevent RadioShack from selling its customer data

Earlier this year, RadioShack announced that it is shutting down its retail shops, and in the process the company will be selling its brand name and all the data it has collected of its customers to the highest bidders.

Apple and A123 Systems reportedly close to finalizing settlement over poaching battery experts

Apple and A123 Systems reportedly close to finalizing settlement over poaching battery experts

In the middle of February of this year, it was reported that Apple was being sued by A123 Systems due to poaching battery tech experts.

Greenpeace puts Apple at the top of its Clean Energy Index

Greenpeace puts Apple at the top of its Clean Energy Index

Apple has a conscious focus on the impact it has on the planet, and as a result has turned to renewable energies to power the majority of its footprint around the world.

Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon today announced that it will be acquiring AOL for $4.4 billion. The company is buying AOL in hopes to boost its “wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy.”

How to use Siri hands-free on your Apple Watch

How to use Siri hands-free on your Apple Watch

When Apple introduced the “Hey Siri” feature in iOS 8, we all wanted to use it hands-free without tethering our iPhone to a power source. But Apple was worried about battery life so it had to put in that restriction.

The implementation of the “Hey Siri” feature on the Apple Watch is just perfect thanks to the wrist detection feature.