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Apple Maps ‘Transit’ Feature Adds Support for Paris Métro

Apple Maps ‘Transit’ Feature Adds Support for Paris Métro

In a major addition to its Apple Maps app, the Cupertino-based tech company added Transit support for Paris.
The move will provide iPhone users with detailed directions to destinations via public transportation in the city and the surrounding Île-de-France region. This includes the Métro, commuter trains, and buses.
Apple introduced public transportation into its Maps app with iOS 6, which was released in September 2012. At launch, in addition to 300 cities …

Bose Headphones May Spy on Users According to Lawsuit

Bose Headphones May Spy on Users According to Lawsuit

Bose’s high-tech wireless noise-cancelling headphones spy on their users via an app that tracks the music and content they listen to. Bose sells the information, thereby violating the users’ privacy rights according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago in federal court .
The Massachusetts-based company designed its app “to continuously record the contents of the electronic communications that users send to their Bose Wireless Products from their smartphones, including the names …

Apple CarPlay Gains New Functionality and an Improved Interface with iOS 10.3

The recently released version of iOS, 10.3, included a few updates and tweaks to Apple CarPlay as well. The new features, while minor, greatly improve CarPlay’s usability and functionality and we used a 2017 Ford Superduty F250 Platinum pick-up truck as a test bed.
As regular readers know, we are unabashed fans of CarPlay because of its intelligent design and that it somewhat cuts back on smartphone distractions while driving. One …

How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifier

Today’s iPhone is the Swiss Knife of yesteryear, minus the sharp blade. It has every possible tool in it from a calculator, to a camera, to a Web browser, to a video recorder, to a music player, and much more.
From time to time, having a magnifying lens comes in handy and the kludge has been to use the camera and zoom in. There’s a much easier way since the iPhone …

United Airlines to Partner with IBM and Apple to Overhaul Mobile Technology to Help Improve Customer Service

United Airlines to Partner with IBM and Apple to Overhaul Mobile Technology to Help Improve Customer Service

United Airlines said Thursday it plans to work with IBM and Apple to develop new apps that will streamline customer service and upgrade the 50,000 iPhones and iPads its customer-facing employees use.
The Chicago-based airline will work with the two tech companies on designing new apps and integrating them with existing back-office technology it uses to run the airline.
United plans to create technology that will give front-line flight attendants, gate agents, …

Happy 10th Birthday Apple iPhone

Ten years ago today, January 9, Steve Jobs stood on a stage at MacWorld 2007 and changed how people think about their phones.
Back then, a mobile phone was a device that (gasp!) was used to place calls. It didn’t have a touchscreen, the App Store didn’t exist nor did apps for that matter, music on a phone was a ringtone of questionable quality, and Internet access required a phone the …

Grinch at Large: The Worst Apple Store Experience Ever

Apple’s senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, who previously ran Burberry, has said that the company wants its in-store experience to be more about enriching the lives of its customers than simply selling them things.
If indeed that is the case, the company may still have a long way to go as a recent visit to one of its most notable Apple stores, the Fifth Avenue location, revealed.
Expecting crowds the night …