Apple hires Oculus researcher, Magic Leap engineer

Apple continues to stockpile talent in augmented reality, an area that CEO Tim Cook has said is “incredibly interesting”, as it looks like the company is working on some kind of display or technology that shows computer images superimposed on top of the real world.This month, Apple hired Zeyu Li, who had worked at Magic Leap, the[…]

Apple To Pay Out Up To $200,000 For Flaws In iOS, iCloud Code

Apple is following in the footsteps of other tech and automotive companies by offering hackers $200,000 to find iOS and iCloud product flaws and holes in its code.The bug bounty program is part of an industrywide sweep to find bugs in source code in an effort to prevent or to deter hackers from finding the[…]

Apple (AAPL) filed a patent application for a new kind of heart-monitoring wearable 

Apple may be diving deeper into the health-care industry.The company filed a patent application for a wearable device that can measure electrocardiographic (ECG) signals through a series of sensors, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today (Aug.11). The application leaves the form of the device open ended—it could[…]

Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

More than 12,000 people have signed an online petition asking Apple not to deploy technology that would allow third parties like the police to use it to disable cameras on user phones under certain circumstances.Apple received a patent for the infrared technology in June but bagging a patent does not necessarily mean the company is[…]

Apple’s iPhone 7 gets even closer to the desktop

People aren’t stupid, but even smart people can be misled, and misleading is what the recent deluge of “iPhone 7 will be boring” nonsense will turn out to be, once Apple takes the wraps of its new, hyper-connected device. Here’s what we know:4 big talking pointsclouds 616122 1920Master Class: 3 ways to fast-track your journey[…]

The one big reason the app store is broken and can’t be fixed 

You can’t save the app store, and neither can Google or Apple.Some would point out that more apps are being downloaded than ever before, which is true. And more still would argue that Apple and Google are paying their developers more than ever before, which is also true.But the people who focus on these metrics[…]

Taking a closer look at bots from Apple, Facebook and Google

Bots” have been around for decades. Recently, however, it’s become the norm for large technology companies to build, support and develop bots for a wide variety of uses. Because bots can be so many different things, it’s often difficult to parse the bona fides from the wannabes — or even determine what bots do.CIO June/July[…]

Apple Pay fuels massive sales for vending machines 

Enough with the nickel-and-diming — Apple Pay is a hit at vending machines.Apple’s mobile payments platform goosed sales dramatically when advertised at snack food machines — as well as at Laundromats, mall kiosks and parking lots — even in a limited rollout this spring.Vending machines advertising Apple Pay increased overall revenue by 22 percent, according[…]