Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

Crunch Report June 22 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More

Apple goes after clones and spam on the App Store

 Every time Apple’s developer conference rolls around we get a smattering of changes to the App Store Review guidelines. This corpus of rules can be, in turns, opaque and explicit, and has caused a decent amount of consternation over the years for developers as they try to read into how Apple might interpret one rule or another. Read More

Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1

 In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile today announced a deal with Apple which will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier. To kick off this change, the company also introduced a limited time promotion that will see it giving away a year’s worth of unlimited talk, text and data for only a dollar. There are a few caveats to this deal, of course.… Read More

Watch former Apple engineers and Scott Forstall discuss the creation of the iPhone

 Last night at the Computer History Museum, former New York Times reporter John Markoff interviewed some of the original engineers who work on the first iPhone that was unveiled in January 2007. Hugo Fiennes, Nitin Ganatra, and Scott Herz all talked about their own experience working on this incredible project. Then, Scott Forstall looked back at his time at the company when he was leading… Read More

Apple releases new iPhone ad focused on the ‘Memories’ feature

 I don’t have children so I don’t think the “Memories” feature is as powerful as it could be for me. Apple knows this well, that’s why its newest ad features memories of a real Spanish family with their two children growing up. Like previous Apple ads, the company has taken a cinematic approach with a lot of ambiance shots. In the video, you can see a meticulous… Read More

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

 If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription. This setting is quite buried as Apple doesn’t want you to know that you can pay less than what you’re actually paying. We… Read More