Apple Moving Closer To Adding Public Transit Routing To Maps

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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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April 23rd 2015 apple

Facebook Testing Caller Id App “Hello” | Crunch Report

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CR4.22THUMB 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.
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April 23rd 2015 apple, Google, video

To Promote Diversity, Apple Increases The Number Of WWDC Scholarships

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wwdc-2015 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

April 16th 2015 apple

What It’s Like To Try Out The Apple Watch In-Store

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Apple Watch fitting demo 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

TC AppleCast 12: Apple Watch, MacBook And Beards

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TC-applecast16-9 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

15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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TC-weekly-roundup1 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

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, And Apple Watch

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Screenshot 2015-04-10 12.17.18 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

April 11th 2015 apple

PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work Like You Thought

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apple-watch-event0367 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

April 11th 2015 apple

Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 6: HBO Goes Over-The-Top)

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cord-cutter1 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

April 11th 2015 apple

15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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TC-weekly-roundup 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

April 4th 2015 Android, apple, microsoft