Apple Music starts charging for its three-month trial in select markets

Apple has made a change to Apple Music’s pricing in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland. Those trying to sign up for the three-month trial on iOS or Android in those countries will be charged .99 cents in Australia, .99 € in Spain and .99 Fr. in Switzerland. While that isn’t free, like the trial period used to be in those markets, it still is a minimal amount to pay for three-months of the service. The three-month trial remains free in the U.S. and in other regions. After the free period ends in the U.S., Apple charges $9.99 a month for an individual, $4.99 a month for students, and $14.99 a month …


Apple to Android users: "Life is easier on iPhone"

Apple recently updated some parts of its official website, which now includes a section dedicated to Android users who may want to switch to iOS. 

On its new Switch web page – accessible via the source link below – Apple is trying to attract Android users by mentioning that “Life is easier on iPhone. And that starts as soon as you turn it on.”

By scrolling down the page, you’ll discover several reasons why Apple thinks that switching to an iPhone is a good idea – starting with the fact that transferring your data (after downloading the dedicated Move to iOS app from Google …

Nike's new Apple Watch bands are made to go along their new running shoes


In case you felt a shortage of Apple Watch bands, there’s no need to worry now. Nike just announced four brand-new straps that will go on sale June 1.

Costing $50 each (not too unreasonable of a tag considering general Apple Watch band pricing), they are made to go along with the brand’s new Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” shoe collection. Apparently, their iridescent colors have been “inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk.” And if you ever lost sleep over being unable to match your wrist strap to your sneakers, now you can gleefully do so. According to Nike, you will …

Today at Apple is a new program designed to inspire, educate and entertain you

Last week, Apple posted a new ad that introduced the Today at Apple program. The latter changes the whole concept of the Apple Store from a place where you wait in long lines to purchase the latest iPhone, to the place where you go to see all of the amazing things that you can do with your Apple products once you’ve bought them. It is a gutsy change, but one that is absolutely brilliant. The more cool things you see someone doing with the iPad Pro, for example, the more you are going to want one. And when you see a feature that blows your mind presented to you on an Apple product, you’re …

Apple iOS 11 wish-list: system wide drag-and-drop, finder and more in this detailed concept

Apple’s iOS 9 truly redefined the tablet experience: it was a ground-breaking change that introduced split-screen multitasking and a ton of other functionality that paved the way towards the iPad as a computer that can do everything.
Unfortunately, since then, Apple has not really done much in terms of radical improvements in iOS, at least when it comes to the tablet side of things.
And now, just a few weeks before WWDC 2017, where Apple is expected to lift the cover off its new iOS 11, we are seeing MacStories’ Federico …

Tim Cook has started testing a new Apple Watch

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has been seen at the Apple campus wearing a brand new test model of the Apple Watch that monitors blood sugar levels and might transform the lives of diabetics, according to CNBC.
It’s not clear how that glucose meter would look like, but so far it seems that Apple is testing a glucose tracker that could provide non-invasive and continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels. Apple is said to have a whole team in Palo Alto working on the new tracker. Currently, glucose meters use small sensors that penetrate the …

Apple is lobbying to kill bill that would make it easier for normal people to repair iPhones

A new “Fair Repair Act” bill could make phones and iPhones in particular much easier to repair for normal people, but interestingly, rather than being met with support from Apple, the bill has seen the company oppose it and now evidence has showed up that Apple is investing money to lobby against the bill. The evidence was uncovered by Motherboard and uses public records from New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Proposed by the Digital Right to Repair Coalition, a group of small independent repair shops, the “Fair Repair Act” …

Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Ford is bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support to its 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and adding that support will be as simple as downloading a piece of software from owner.ford.com and installing it with a USB drive (you can also get the update over the air if your vehicle supports Wi-Fi, or take the car to a dealership). The massive update will be available for some 800,000 vehicles.
Needless to say, having access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay makes the infotainment system on Ford cars much more modern, streamlined …

Apple is trying out flexible display ideas for next-generation Apple Watch and wearables

It’s called the Apple Watch, but it’s going to be more of an Apple Bracelet if these newly unearthed patent drawings are anything to go by! They imply Team Cupertino is fooling around with “wearable, rollable, and foldable displays,” exploring the possibilities of OLED technology while searching for the next big thing.

Apple’s vision allows for unconventional approaches, including bezel-free designs and units with embedded communication modules for wireless connectivity. For now, though, the company is focused on interchangeable smart bands, such as one with a built-in …

Apple reminds us that it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day this Thursday through a series of inspiring videos

Apple is a company with a long history of always working towards making its products accessible by everyone. It is always trying to improve support for disabled people that can’t use the most commonly developed interfaces for one reason or another.

Mark A. Riccobono, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said that “Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company to date.” Even Stevie Wonder praised Apple for its huge advancement in making its hardware and software designs with accessibility in mind. “There’s nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can’t …