Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke

Apple and Chinese app Tik Tok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there’s simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.  This week’s EduTech is a guest post from […]

Apple Music is ‘Distractingly Good’ for Taylor Swift in New Ad

Apple today debuted a new ad for its music streaming service Apple Music, this time centering around a workout session by artist Taylor Swift. The singer posted the 1-minute video on Twitter earlier this morning, captioning it as “based on true events.” In the commercial, she begins preparing for a treadmill workout by browsing Apple […]

Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source

As promised earlier in the year, Apple’s Swift team has now posted source code for the Swift compiler and standard library functions and objects. Open-sourcing Swift is a big win for the developer community as it means Swift can now be setup to run on a server and many other use cases, bringing Apple programming talent and expertise beyond ‘just’ making apps iOS […]

Taylor Swift to Stream Top-Selling Album ‘1989’ on Apple Music

Taylor Swift has decided to stream her most recent best-selling album “1989” on Apple Music when the music service launches on June 30 next week. After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so. — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 25, 2015 Updating… Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories […]

Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music’s Free Trial in Open Letter

A couple days ago BuzzFeed reported that Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989”, would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision. I’m sure you are aware that Apple […]

AppleInsider podcast talks WWDC, privacy, Metal, Swift and more

This week’s all-new AppleInsider podcast features Daniel Eran Dilger as we discuss Apple’s WWDC keynote, Apple Music, Apple News, Wallet, privacy and Apple’s apps for Android phones. Daniel gives us a view into what’s important to Apple, how it changes the industry, and what matters for consumers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News