NPR posted an audio interview with singer Barbra Streisand over the weekend, focusing on Streisand's North American tour of her new album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. In the middle of the 8-minute interview Apple gets mentioned briefly, specifically regarding the way that voice assistant Siri has mispronounced Streisand's name over the last five years. ...continue reading Barbra Streisand Called Tim Cook to Fix Siri's Mispronunciation of Her Name

Apple has acquired personal health and wellness startup Gliimpse, continuing its push into the health and fitness landscape that it began focusing on with the launch of the Apple Watch. The company made the acquisition earlier in the year, according to Fast Company, but Apple has now confirmed the purchase with its usual response: "Apple ...continue reading Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Recording Platform 'Gliimpse'

Enlarge Image Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke during a roundtable Wednesday in Singapore. In this 2012 shot he's talking at a forum in Sydney. Torsten Blackwood/AFP/GettyImages When Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the concern was that no one would be able to succeed him. Apple's stocks dipped following his resignation, and his ...continue reading Woz on Tim Cook's first 5 years as Apple CEO – CNET

The iPhone 7 isn't announced yet, but we can't wait! This week we tear into the latest rumors about its camera system and lack of headphone jack, along with a rumor about another size of iPad Pro. Elsewhere, Facebook is blocking ad-blockers, so the ad-blockers are blocking the ad-blocker-blocker. Makes sense! CVS Pay could get ...continue reading Podcast 521: iPhone 7 rumor-palooza

We hear from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s quarterly earnings calls, but lately the leader of Apple has been opening up in ways that non-analysts can understand. First he sat down with Fast Company, and on Monday an in-depth Washington Post interview on Cook’s 5-year anniversary as CEO offered more insight into the ...continue reading Tim Cook's first 5 years: Apple's CEO on failure and why he still believes in surprises

Cook also reiterated that the $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics was really to get at the company's streaming platform. In his eyes, Apple doesn't "acquire for revenue," but for "talent and/or intellectual property," although the profit that Beats generates is a handy bonus. Buying Beats enabled Apple to get its own music service "out ...continue reading Tim Cook: 'Apple could unlock iPhones, but won't' – Engadget

Now that WWDC is over, the iPhone 7 rumors are getting even louder, since its expected unveiling in September is probably the next time we’ll see Tim Cook on stage. Yes, that’s still a good while from now. To help keep track of all the scuttlebutt, we’re collecting every rumor we’ve heard so far—and every ...continue reading iPhone 7 rumors: The next iPhone will take the stage at a Sept. 7 event

Continuing from an interview with Tim Cook and Eddy Cue earlier in the week, Fast Company today posted a lengthy new interview session with Cue and Craig Federighi, in which the two discussed Apple Maps, the legacy of Apple devices, and "learning from Apple's failures." Both Cue and Federighi admitted that everyone who works at ...continue reading Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Discuss Maps and 'Learning From Apple's Failures' In New Interview

Rick Tetzeli 08.08.16 6:00 AM Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of blue leather racing shoes from Germany, Apple’s SVP of Internet software and services pulls up a chair at ...continue reading Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple – Fast Company

Now that WWDC is over, the iPhone 7 rumors are getting even louder, since its expected unveiling in September is probably the next time we’ll see Tim Cook on stage. Yes, that’s still a good while from now. To help keep track of all the scuttlebutt, we’re collecting every rumor we’ve heard so far—and every ...continue reading iPhone 7 rumors: Wireless EarPods will sport a custom 'low-power' Bluetooth chip