Apple and IBM partner to make iOS king of the office

Apple and IBM have just announced what the companies describe as a "landmark partnership" designed to "redefine the way work will get done, address key industry mobility challenges and spark true mobile-led business change." Put more simply, they're aiming to combine their respective strengths...


IBM is Apple's simplest solution to selling more iPads

Apple and IBM are now partners. Having once defined the opposing sides of the personal computer coin, the two American giants are now uniting in a wide-ranging partnership to transform the business world. Playing to their strengths, one will provide iPhones, iPads, and excellent customer support, while the other will help craft "made-for-business" apps and add device management, security, and analytics for enterprise clients. It’s an overt assault on BlackBerry’s last bastion of strength, the phone in every suit pocket, and should strike fear into the hearts of other mobile contenders like Samsung, Google, and Microsoft. The scariest thing about this deal, though, is how simple and obvious it is. Enterprise is notoriously complicated, whereas this move rectifies one of Apple's most enduring weaknesses in a straightforward way.

"There's no overlap, there's no competition, they're totally complementary." Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

Apple's iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that's just changed. Previously, only desktop users of iTunes could view extras that came with movies purchased from Apple, things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 — which went out today — along with a push to Apple TV users running the 6.2 version of the software (which was released last week), iTunes Extras will show up alongside any purchased HD films. Apple is also opening it up for...

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Apple reportedly poaches Tag Heuer VP of sales for iWatch

The luxury conglomerate LVMH, which own brands as diverse as Louis Vuitton and Hennessey, has reportedly lost an executive from its Tag Heuer watch division to Apple. The news comes from the head of watch brands for LVMH, Jean-Claude Biver, who t...

Taxi app will use Apple's iBeacon and your iPhone to broadcast coupons to nearby users

How would you feel being a walking advertisement? If you're wearing a T-shirt with a company's logo on it, that's one thing. But your phone — in your pocket? That's quite another, and it's just what taxi hailing company Taxi Magic is doing with its iOS app. A new version being released this Thursday will let you beam out your referral code for the service to others, all using Apple's iBeacon technology.

Apple celebrates diversity and equality in San Francisco Pride Parade video

Apple has released a video showing its employees, including CEO Tim Cook, participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 29th. The company says thousands of employees from around the world marched in the parade "to celebrate Apple's unwavering commitment to equality and diversity." According to Reuters, Apple handed out free iTunes gift cards throughout the Pride Parade and set up an LGBT station on iTunes Radio.

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