Apple has been talking about adding public transit data to its mapping product for a very long time. My understanding is that the company has had access to the transit data itself for some time, but for reasons that remain obscure has not has not been able to get transit directions into Maps yet….
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On today’s Crunch Report, Google announces Project Fi cell service, what your favorite apps will look like on Apple Watch, Makerbot’s uncertain future, and Facebook’s user base is flocking to mobile. Crunch Report airs Monday through Friday at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT.
April 23rd 2015 apple, Google, video
To encourage greater diversity amongst its developer community, Apple announced it’s increasing the number of WWDC scholarships this year which provide students and developers the opportunity to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference taking place this June in San Francisco. Last year, Apple offered 200 scholarships by working with the National Center for Women &… Read More
Apple began offering previews of the Apple Watch at its stores this morning, and we had a chance to show up early and get a run-through of the demo process before doors opened to customers looking to make an appointment. Read More
April 11th 2015 apple, iphone
It’s Apple Watch pre-order day! The new device went on sale this morning at just after midnight Pacific time, and now shipping times are extending to at least June across the product lineup. Our guest today, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple (@jdalrymple), not only successfully ordered three but also went to the Apple Store in Palo Alto to check out the in-store experience. I also managed… Read More
April 11th 2015 apple, Mobile
This week’s tech news saw Apple Watch pre-orders go live, LinkedIn’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Lynda.com and an in-depth review of the new 2015 MacBook. These were our best stories from this week (4/4-4/10). Read More
April 11th 2015 apple, Twitter
I’m just going to be honest with you. We record the Gadgets Podcast on Thursday and publish it on Friday. We can usually get away with it, but on the eve of Apple Watch pre-orders, we had a hard time faking it. In the time between recording, the Apple Watch went from being available only through the words of early reviewers to being up for pre-order to being delayed to June shipping.… Read More
Sorry to disappoint you, recent Apple Watch buyers, but you’re not going to be able to use one of those brand new Apple Watch strap trading sites to get a whole new, extra watchband when your Apple Watch arrives. In case you missed it, a couple of Apple Watch band trading sites recently popped up, reportedly offering owners the ability to swap out the included extra watchband with… Read More
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the world’s most pirated show, according to new data from anti-piracy solutions provider Irdeto out today. So it’s not surprising that the network has now moved to make watching its content more easily accessible to those who don’t want to pay for cable or satellite television. Instead, thanks to deals with Apple, Cablevision,… Read More
This week’s tech headlines saw a mega-roundup of April Fool’s Day tech pranks, Jay-Z’s new music streaming service and much more. These were our best stories of the week (3/28-4/3). Read More