Apparently, Apple’s rules apply to every company and individual but itself. The tech giant has used the push notification of one of its native iOS apps to push one of the company’s ads to at least some users, though not everyone received it.Read More
Now, who says that Amazon and Apple can't play together nicely? Amazon announced today that its Alexa intelligent assistant -- used in the Amazon Echo ecosystem and a growing number of third party devices -- now supports iCloud Calendar and Reminders.Read More
In a note to clients -- as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there's a 50/50 chance Apple will announce its Siri-based competitor to Amazon Echo at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, June 5-9.Read More
Last May it was reported that Apple was working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri, its personal digital assistant. However, now TIME says Apple isn’t building an Amazon Echo rival.Read More
Yesterday it was reported that Apple is working on "an Amazon Echo-like device with a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer” that will be powered by Siri. Now VentureBeat says that such a gadget may come in the form of a refreshed Apple TV, rather than a new hardware product.Read More
A trio of fun and/or interesting stories for the day:
- Apple Music isn't deleting your music... but iTunes 12.3.3 might be!
- Amazon has Echo, Apple has Siri devices, and Google's now working on a hardware device codenamed "Chirp"
- Have old Apple devices that work? You can make a bundle selling them on eBay