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Bloomberg: iOS 8 Will Have Shazam's Song Identification Baked In

Can’t name that tune? No worries: Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is partnering with Shazam to embed song identification software right into its forthcoming iOS 8.


Apple Mac Pro: Australian Review

There hasn’t been a properly new Mac Pro for a very long time. The original Mac OS X workstation for creative professionals — video editors, commercial photographers, 3D animators — was released in 2006, and the giant cheese grater suffered a ploddingly slow upgrade cycle that meant that plenty of its former fanboys jumped ship to iMacs, MacBooks Pro or Windows boxes. But the Mac Pro is back, it’s better, and now there’s actually no reason not to buy one.


The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen.


Samsung Exec: Steve Jobs's Death 'Best Opportunity To Attack iPhone'

The long-running legal battle between Apple and Samsung has certainly had its low points, but an internal email unearthed by CNET sent by a Samsung executive just five days after Steve Jobs’s death sheds new light on just how callous the competition got. In this case, the subject was how to leverage the death of Steve Jobs to Samsung’s benefit.


Apple CarPlay Comes To Pioneer's Aftermarket Infotainment Systems

Apple iOS car integration is coming to loads more vehicles now, thanks to a firmware update that will make CarPlay available through Pioneer’s popular aftermarket in-dash infotainment systems. The firmware update will bring CarPlay to five of Pioneer’s NEX in-dash systems in the third quarter of 2014.


Before The iPhone Launched, Android Didn't Support Touchscreens

It’s virtually impossible to imagine now, but back when the iPhone was launched in 2007, Google wasn’t planning to make Android for touchscreen devices. Revealed in court documents that form part of the current Apple-Samsung legal argument, a Google report explains that Android “was designed with the presence of discrete physical buttons as an assumption.


You'll Never Leave A Charging Cable With A Built-In Alarm Behind

It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple made as much money selling replacement charging cables as it did phones and tablets. Those white Lightning cables are easier to lose than socks on laundry day, but now there’s an alternative that will actually remind you to pack yours up when you’ve unplugged your phone.


How Apple Decided It Wanted To Sue Samsung For $2.19 Billion

If you’ve ever wondered how companies like Apple settle on a figure for which to sue their competitors in the many and varied legal trials you hear about, you’re in luck. Court filings have revealed how Apple came to the $US2.19 billion sum it’s currently pursuing Samsung for.


Apple's Latest Purchase Could Bring Siri Offline

It’s all well and good being able to call upon your own pocketable Siri butler, but I don’t remember Bruce Wayne’s buddy Alfred relying on a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection before he could stitch up his crime-fighting boss. Apple’s aware of the limitations that a mandatory web connection brings to Siri functionality, and it seems to be looking to rectify it with a new purchase.


Apple's WWDC 2014 Will Kick Off June 2

There are still plenty of questions about what Apple will unveil at WWDC this year, but at least we know when: The company announced today that its Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 2 to June 6 this year at San Francisco’s Moscone West.