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Apple says native watch SDK preview coming at WWDC, calls...

Today, 06:04 PM

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<p>Big improvements will be coming to Apple Watch apps later this year, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...de-conference/"target="_blank">revealed during an interview at the Code Conference</a>. In the current version of the Watch OS software, apps need to run on the iPhone rather than the watch itself, which puts a serious damper on performance.</p>
<p>However, that will change this fall, Williams said, when native watch apps are finally made possible…</p>
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<p>Unlike current watch apps, native apps will run directly on the watch, increasing performance and allowing them to run even while the iPhone paired with the watch is dead or out of range. Developers will be able to start work on their native apps as soon as next month.</p>
<p>Williams revealed that Apple will be releasing a software development kit to enable creation of native watch apps during its Worldwide Developer Conference <a title="WWDC 2015 announced for June 8-12 to unveil “the future of iOS and OS X”" href="http://9to5mac.com/2...san-francisco/"target="_blank">which starts on June 8th</a>. The company is also expected to unveil the next-generations of its OS X and iOS operating systems, which will likely debut in the fall, so it’s safe to say that these updates will be part of iOS 9.</p>
<p>The native watch SDK will be able to tap directly into the hardware’s sensors and Digital Crown. He provided an example of the <a href="https://itunes.apple...&#38;at=10l3N7"target="_blank">Strava running and cycling application</a> being able to use the watch’s sensors rather than relying on the iPhone’s.</p>
<p>Games will also be able to run right on the watch, providing a big increase in performance and enabling new types of games to be created.</p>
<p>The executive also called cars “the ultimate mobile device,” giving a not-so-subtle wink at hints that Apple is currently <a title="Bloomberg: Apple planning to launch its own car by the year 2020" href="http://9to5mac.com/2...the-year-2020/"target="_blank">working on a car of its own for release in 2020</a> under the name “Project Titan.” Of course, Williams simply played this off as a reference to the existing CarPlay software in iOS 8.</p>
<p>Several other key features are currently being planned for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, including a new <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...maps-siri-api/"target="_blank">“personal assistant” feature</a> with a limited Siri API, a Beats Music-based <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/05/apple-wwdc-ios-9-music/" target="_blank">streaming service</a>, a refreshed UI <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/20/apple-plans-to-refresh-ios-9-os-x-10-11-using-new-apple-watch-font/" target="_blank">featuring a new font</a>, improved <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/22/ios-9-os-x-10-11-to-bring-quality-focus-smaller-apps-rootless-security-legacy-iphoneipad-support/" target="_blank">security features</a>, a new <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/26/ios-9-supports-iphone-6s-force-touch-may-enhance-imessage-keyboard-apple-pay/" target="_blank">iOS keyboard along with improvements to its messaging system</a>, split-screen <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/21/future-of-ipad-dual-app-viewing-mode-then-j99-ipad-pro-multi-user-support/">multitasking on the iPad</a>, and a <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/20/apples-planned-ios-9-home-app-uses-virtual-rooms-to-manage-homekit-accessories/" target="_blank">new app for managing HomeKit devices</a>.</p><br />Filed under: <a href='http://9to5mac.com/category/apple-watch-2/'>Apple Watch</a> Tagged: <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/apple-watch/'>Apple watch</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/ios-9/'>iOS 9</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/native-apps/'>native apps</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/os-x-10-11/'>OS X 10.11</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/watchkit/'>WatchKit</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/wwdc/'>WWDC</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/godelicious/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/delicious/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gofacebook/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/facebook/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gotwitter/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/twitter/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gostumble/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/stumble/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/godigg/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/digg/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/goreddit/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/reddit/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381788/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=9to5mac.com&blog=22754319&post=381788&subd=9to5mac&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1" /><p>Continue reading more about <a href="http://9to5mac.com/tag/apple-watch/">Apple watch</a>, <a href="http://9to5mac.com/category/apple-watch-2/">Apple Watch</a>, and <a href="http://9to5mac.com/tag/wwdc/">WWDC</a> at <a href="http://9to5mac.com">9to5Mac</a>.</p><p>What do you think? <strong><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/27/native-apple-watch-apps/#comments">Discuss "Apple says native watch SDK preview coming at WWDC, calls car the ‘ultimate mobile&nbsp;device’" with our community.</a></strong></p>

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Happy Hour Podcast 016 | Fresh details on iOS 9, OS X 10....

Today, 06:00 PM

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<p>WWDC is right around the corner, and you can definitely expect some interesting changes with iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. This week we discuss some of those changes, along with some new features for the next iPhone. Also, it looks like Jony Ive has moved on from his position as Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. What is he up to now? The Happy Hour podcast is available for <a href="https://itunes.apple...st/id641836403"target="_blank">download on iTunes</a> and through our <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank">dedicated RSS</a> feed…</p>
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<p>New episodes of Happy Hour are available every Wednesday. As mentioned, you can <a href="https://itunes.apple...st/id641836403"target="_blank">download this podcast via iTunes</a> or plug in <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/9to5cast/iUSC?format=xml" target="_blank">our RSS feed link</a> into your favorite podcasting app. <strong>Send an email to <a href="mailto:listenermail@9to5mac.com" target="_blank">listenermail@9to5mac.com</a></strong> (or <a href="mailto:listenermail@9to5mac.com" target="_blank">click here</a>) and your question/comment may be featured in an upcoming episode of Happy Hour.</p>
<p><em><strong>Note</strong>: iTunes (web interface and app) may still be propagating the new episode which could take up to 24 hours. Subscribing to the podcast feed will guarantee the latest episode is downloaded.</em></p>
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<h3><strong>Here’s what we discussed in this episode:</strong></h3>
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<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...ories/">Apple’splanned iOS 9 ‘Home’ app uses virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...ch-font/">Appleplans to refresh iOS 9, OS X 10.11 using new Apple Watch font</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...upport/">Futureof iPad: Dual-app viewing mode, then J98/J99 ‘iPad Pros,’ multi-user support</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...-gallery/">GoldApple Watch Editions arrive for regular customers with new box, booklet, gold pairing screen</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...-officer/">JonyIve promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer,’ handing off managerial duties July 1st [Tim Cook Memo]</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...ng-apple/">WhatJony Ive’s ‘promotion’ to Chief Design Officer really means</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...pple/">Opinion:Should AAPL stockholders be worried about Jony Ive’s more backseat role?</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...apple-pay/">iOS9 supports ‘iPhone 6S’ Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard &amp; Apple Pay</a></li>
<li><a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...d-support/">iOS9 &amp; OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support</a></li>
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iOS 9 to Gain New 'Proactive' Lifestyle Managemen...

Today, 05:57 PM

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spotlight_nearby-250x505.jpgApple's Siri and search features may expand significantly in iOS 9, letting Apple better compete with Google's feature rich voice-based search component, Google Now. As detailed in a lengthy report from 9to5Mac, Apple is said to be working on an iOS initiative called "Proactive," integrating features like Siri, Maps, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps into an expanded Spotlight search.

Proactive will reportedly function as a search feature that's built deeply into iOS, replacing the existing Spotlight search menu (shown to the right). It may be accessed either from the top of the screen home screen as Spotlight is, or from the left of the home screen. Taking advantage of several Apple acquisitions like Spotsetter and Cue, Proactive is positioned as a lifestyle management tool.

Proactive is said to include a dedicated search bar much like Spotlight, so the design will be instantly familiar to iOS users, and it will continue to allow searches for email content, apps, music, and more. Below the search bar, a new user interface will display unique content from apps, Contacts, and Maps, providing easily accessible information to help iOS users navigate through their daily activities.

For example, if a user has a flight listed in her Calendar application and a boarding pass stored in Passbook, a bubble within the new Proactive screen will appear around flight time to provide quick access to the boarding pass. If a user has a calendar appointment coming up, a map view could appear with an estimated arrival time, directions, and a time to leave indicator based on traffic. Proactive will also be able to trigger push notifications to help the user avoid missing calendar events. Even with these new notifications, however, the existing Notification Center apparently isn't likely to see major changes.

Proactive is able to integrate with third-party apps as well, and it will learn which apps to display based on usage habits. Someone who checks their email right after waking up might have the email app displayed on the screen for quick access, while someone who makes a phone call at a regular time might see the Phone app pop up. Around dinner time, the feature may display restaurant suggestions and ratings for nearby eateries.

Maps will be an important part of Proactive, helping people navigate through their days with quick access to routes and information on the places they need to be. Maps is said to be gaining transit routing features in iOS 9, and it may also be updated with a revamped in-house Points of Interest system that includes an augmented reality view for local listings and a feature called "Browse Around Me."

With the augmented reality feature, which may or may not be ready for iOS 9, a user will potentially be able to hold up an iPhone, point it at a location on the street, and see information about the location. Pointed at a restaurant, Maps might display a menu. Pointed at a street, Maps would show the businesses located there with a virtual outline of each store. "Browse Around Me," meanwhile, is a simpler feature that may show all local points of interest on an overhead map.

Apple's upcoming Proactive feature will integrate with third-party apps, and in iOS 9, developers may be able to access a limited Siri API called "Breadcrumbs." This feature will let Proactive and Siri index apps, but full Siri access will not be permitted due to privacy concerns.

Today's report warns that the above mentioned features might not make it into iOS 9, or that the features listed above could be introduced as scaled-down enhancements that will improve over time.mf.gif


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Native Apple Watch apps are coming this fall

Today, 05:55 PM

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Apple Watch is one the most incredible watch I’ve ever owned, there’s just one problem – the apps are all soooo slow. That could change pretty soon according to Apple’s VP of Operations, Jeff Williams, who revealed at today’s Code<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...his-fall/">Readmore ›</a></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/46b22340/sc/23/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/228858195840/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/46b22340/sc/23/a2t.img" border="0"/>

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CBS boss Les Moonves again acknowledges Apple’s ‘new skin...

Today, 05:45 PM

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At a Re/Code event today where Apple’s Jeff Williams is currently speaking, CBS’s Les Moonves told the audience that he’s also speaking to Apple…about a TV deal.

CBS CEO Les Moonves says his network will “probably” sign a deal with Apple to carry his network. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Kara Swisher at the Code Conference Wednesday morning. Moonves said that he met with Apple media boss Eddy Cue last week to discuss Apple’s plans, as part of an “ongoing conversation.”

Typically the #1 rule about negotiating deals with Apple is that you don’t talk about negotiating deals with Apple, but at this point the Apple TV needs network support more than the networks need Apple TV.
Moonves compared the service to other “skinny bundles” and said he’s not sure “how long it would take to hammer out a deal or when Apple would launch its service.” The main negotiating point? “Money.””
The funny thing is, Apple and Moonves have been at this for YEARS. It was the same story in 2012, except Mooneves was negotiating with Steve Jobs at the time and spilling the beans over an earnings call. From today:

“Apple TV is trying to change the universe,” Moonves said, by offering a smaller bundle of TV networks, delivered over the Web, than pay TV providers traditionally sell. Moonves said Apple’s effort was similar to ones that have already launched from Dish Network’s Sling and Sony’s Vue.


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Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 with June 8 keynote

Today, 05:38 PM

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CBS Likely to Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple, Met Wit...

Today, 05:31 PM

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Apple's much-rumored plans to launch a streaming TV service in the fall were confirmed today at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code's Kara Swisher that CBS will "probably" sign a deal with Apple for the network to be included as a launch partner. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Swisher during his live interview on Wednesday morning.

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Moonves confirmed that he met with Apple senior executive Eddy Cue last week to discuss the plans, as part of an "ongoing conversation" about the upcoming streaming TV service, but said he does not know when the service will launch. The service has been rumored to be unveiled at WWDC next month, but Apple's efforts to include local programming could delay the announcement until later this year.

“Apple TV is trying to change the universe,” Moonves said, by offering a smaller bundle of TV networks, delivered over the Web, than pay TV providers traditionally sell. Moonves said Apple’s effort was similar to ones that have already launched from Dish Network’s Sling and Sony’s Vue.

“I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying,” Moonves said. “The good news for us, is any one of those groups will need CBS,” adding that his network will get a bigger proportion of whatever revenues those “skinny bundles” generate than it does in traditional packages.

Apple's web-based TV service for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and other devices is expected to deliver a lightweight package of about 25 channels for between $30 to $40 per month, anchored by popular networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and FX. The service is expected to be available in the United States this September if Apple can secure content agreements in time.mf.gif


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Beware of the text message that crashes iPhones

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<p>There's yet another iOS bug that causes Apple devices to crash when they receive text messages containing a string of special characters. With further finessing, the same exploit may be able to attack Macs, since OS X is also unable to process the same combination of characters, which are technically known as glyphs.</p>
<p>The menacing combination of ASCII and <a href="http://en.wikipedia....">unicode-basedcharacters</a> looks like this:</p>
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<p>According to people <a href="https://www.reddit.c...">investigatingthe bug on reddit</a>, the text causes iPhones running multiple versions of iOS to promptly crash. A flurry of Twitter users, angry that their devices fell victim to text messages, indicates that the bug is causing problems. Apple will almost certainly issue a fix. In the meantime, users can protect themselves against the nuisance text by going to system settings, navigating to Notifications&gt;Messages&gt;Show Previews, and turning it to off.</p>
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Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9...

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<p>After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for <a href="http://www.amazon.co...%3Aoff">Androiddevices</a>. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically provide timely information based on the user’s data and device usage patterns, but will respect the user’s privacy preferences, according to sources familiar with Apple’s plans.</p>
<p>As an evolution of iOS’s Spotlight search feature, Proactive is the fruit of a long-term initiative that involved the acquisition of small app developers, and integration of core iOS apps. It will also work with Apple’s Maps application to display personally relevant points of interest using an augmented reality interface, and integrate with a third-party Siri API codenamed “Breadcrumbs”…</p>
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<p><strong>How Spotlight Will Become A Google Now Rival</strong></p>
<p>Apple began to lay the groundwork for Proactive with its <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...r/">acquisitionof a personal assistant app called Cue</a> in 2013, seeking to relevantly broaden iOS’s Spotlight and Safari search results. iOS 8’s ability to display Wikipedia Search results within Spotlight was the first taste of the Proactive initiative, and was partially designed to reduce iOS’s search reliance on Google. Sources say that Apple’s internal iOS usage metrics indicate that Google clicks have indeed fallen since iOS 8’s release last fall.</p>
<p>Now Apple wants to take Proactive to the next level, and it may do so with iOS 9’s introduction at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 8. While Apple has positioned Siri as an “intelligent personal assistant” since the fall 2011 launch of the iPhone 4S, Proactive will go much further to integrate with your data. To begin with, Proactive will become a new layer within the iOS operating system, replacing the pulldown Spotlight menu currently found on the iOS Home screen.</p>
<p>Interestingly, Proactive will be found to the left of the first Home screen, just as Spotlight was prior to iOS 7’s major redesign. According to sources, Apple’s usage metrics for iOS suggest that Spotlight is not used as frequently as it could be because it is hidden above the Home screen without any indication of its location. Adding the feature back to the left of the Home screen will presumably boost usage, and consequently, take searches away from Google’s window within Safari. Sources note that some builds of iOS 9 allow Proactive to be accessed both with pulldown and left-of-Home screen gestures, so it’s possible that pulldown Spotlight-style access will be retained.</p>
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<p>Within the new Proactive screen, users will have a dedicated Search Bar at the top to access the established features of Spotlight: users will still be able to search for names, launch apps, and find audio tracks. Sources indicate that Proactive will include a greater emphasis on displaying news stories as search results, and will more reliably display news results when you search for information, including news on current topics and famous people.</p>
<p>Below the search bar will sit a new user interface that automatically populates with content based around three key parts of iOS: Apps, Contacts, and Maps, effectively a considerably upgraded version of Siri’s existing “digital assistant” functionality. For example, if a user has a flight listed in her Calendar application and a boarding pass stored in Passbook, a bubble within the new Proactive screen will appear around flight time to provide quick access to the boarding pass. If a user has a calendar appointment coming up, a map view could appear with an estimated arrival time, directions, and a time to leave indicator based on traffic. Proactive will also be able to trigger push notifications to help the user avoid missing calendar events. Even with these new notifications, however, the existing Notification Center apparently isn’t likely to see major changes.</p>
<p>Beyond Calendar integration, the feature will be able to integrate with commonly used apps. For example, if an iPhone user typically opens the Facebook app when he wakes up around 9AM, a button to access Facebook will start to appear for the user around 9AM. If the user calls his mother every Tuesday at 5PM, a bubble to “Call Mom” could appear around that time every Tuesday. As this feature integrates deeply with a user’s contact list, it is likely that the Recent Contacts menu introduced to the top of the Multitasking pane in iOS 8 will be relocated to Proactive’s interface. Lastly, Proactive will be able to display restaurant suggestions and ratings around breakfast, lunch, and dinner times in Proactive, changing based on the user’s location. Some of these features come from <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...etter/">Apple’sacquisition of Spotsetter</a>, a social-based search engine company founded by ex-Google Maps engineer Stephen Tse and Jonny Lee.</p>
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<p><strong>Augmented Reality Maps, Browse Around Me</strong></p>
<p>Beyond the new Spotlight interface, improvements to Maps will be a focal point for the Proactive initiative. In addition to a <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...s9-cities/">newpublic transportation service for bus, train, and subway routes</a>, Apple is overhauling its Points of Interest (POI) system for the iOS Apple Maps application. While sources say Apple has explored new or expanded deals with Foursquare, Yelp, and Nokia’s HERE, the company ultimately decided to build its own new POI system for Proactive. Apple has developed a pair of new features around the POI system: an augmented reality view for local listings, as well as a feature dubbed “Browse Around Me.”</p>
<p>The augmented reality feature allows a user to hold up her iPhone in the Maps application, and point her camera toward a particular business or an area. Pointed towards a cafe, for example, the screen could show a virtual view of menu items or daily specials. If the user points her phone toward a street, a virtual outline of local businesses, restaurants, shopping stores, or coffee shops could appear. As a separate feature, the Browse Around Me button could simply show points of interest on an overhead map that are more tailored to previous searches and user preferences, a less flashy version of the augmented reality feature that’s <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...etter/">similarto what Spotsetter was offering prior to its acquisition</a>. Apple may choose to solely ship the Browse Around Me feature in iOS 9 and hold back the more extravagant augmented reality feature until later, the sources warned.</p>
<p>In order to develop this enhanced version of Maps into a small revenue source, Apple considered specifically highlighting points-of-interest that support Apple Pay transactions. However, this feature was cancelled amid development, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. Reports published during the initial launch of Apple Pay <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...tch/">indicatedthat Apple takes 0.15%</a> of every Apple Pay transaction conducted via an <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_0?rnid=2528832011&amp;qid=1432744890&amp;keywords=iphone&amp;rh=n%25253A172282%25252Ck%25253Aiphone%25252Cp_89%25253AApple&amp;tag=trust925-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;fst=as%25253Aoff">iPhone</a> or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_0?rnid=2528832011&amp;qid=1432745086&amp;keywords=apple%2Bwatch&amp;rh=n%253A172282%252Ck%253Aapple%2Bwatch%252Cp_89%253AApple&amp;tag=trust925-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;fst=as%253Aoff">Apple Watch</a>.</p>
<p><strong>“Breadcrumbs:” A Limited Siri API To Address User Privacy Concerns</strong></p>
<p>Apple does not want to launch Proactive solely with support for its own apps and data. According to sources, Apple is preparing to allow developers to integrate their applications into both iOS’s search results and Siri, which has been <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...ic/">redesignedto be more colorful in iOS 9, akin to its Apple Watch interface</a>. While Apple has worked on a full Siri API that lets Siri access third-party app content, sources say the company is more likely to introduce a scaled-down service for developers codenamed “Breadcrumbs.” The decision is apparently based on a concern that a deeply integrated Siri will misinterpret words or contexts, sending personal data to the wrong third-party apps, and creating privacy issues, according to the sources.</p>
<p>Breadcrumbs allows Proactive and Siri to index parts of apps that have recently been accessed, and is apparently similar to the <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...ps-search/">AppIndexing feature Google announced previously for Android, and today for iOS</a>. For instance, if a user typically watches certain genres of movies in the Netflix app, the ability to launch that particular section in the Netflix app could be opened by Siri. Eventually, Apple hopes to release a full Siri API for developers, but the company will not do so until all potential privacy concerns are sorted out. As one source said, “Apple’s talk about user-privacy is not marketing, it is core to [Apple’s] product development process.”</p>
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<p><strong>Executives Mixed on Rollout</strong></p>
<p>While all of the aforementioned features are far into development, none of them as described are a lock for iOS 9.0 due to Apple’s <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...additions/">newfocus on maintaining (and improving) quality</a> in iOS and OS X. According to sources, Vice President of Product Management for iOS and OS X Kim Vorrath has been reluctant to launch the new Proactive initiative with such an ambitious set of features.</p>
<p>Apple would rather launch scaled down incarnations of the aforementioned enhancements and then improve the feature over time, according to the sources. Nonetheless, these features are currently in development within Apple’s Software Engineering department, and the scale at which they launch will become clear at Apple’s June 8th Worldwide Developers Conference kickoff keynote. Sources indicate that Apple’s marketing department will determine whether the features are launched under the Proactive umbrella name, or described as upgrades to existing features such as Spotlight, Maps, Contacts, Calendars, and Siri.</p>
<p>In addition to developing its new Proactive features, Apple is working on a series of other updates for iOS 9. As we have reported, Apple is developing a <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...s-9-music/">newstreaming music service</a> based on its acquisition of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_0?rnid=2528832011&amp;qid=1432744784&amp;keywords=beats%2Bheadphones&amp;rh=n%253A172282%252Ck%253Abeats%2Bheadphones%252Cp_89%253ABeats&amp;tag=trust925-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;fst=as%253Aoff">Beats Electronics</a>, a new <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/20/apples-planned-ios-9-home-app-uses-virtual-rooms-to-manage-homekit-accessories/">Home app</a> for managing <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?rh=n%253A172282%252Ck%253Ahome%2Bautomation%2Baccessories%2Bios&amp;url=search-alias%253Delectronics&amp;field-keywords=home%2Bautomation%2Baccessories%2Bios&amp;tag=trust925-20">home automation accessories</a>, a refreshed look for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_0?rnid=2528832011&amp;qid=1432744890&amp;keywords=iphone&amp;rh=n%253A172282%252Ck%253Aiphone%252Cp_89%253AApple&amp;tag=trust925-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;fst=as%253Aoff">iPhones</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_89_1?rnid=2528832011&amp;qid=1432744911&amp;keywords=ipads&amp;rh=n%253A172282%252Ck%253Aipads%252Cp_89%253AApple&amp;tag=trust925-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;fst=as%253Aoff">iPads</a> with <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/20/apple-plans-to-refresh-ios-9-os-x-10-11-using-new-apple-watch-font/">the new San Francisco typeface</a>, new <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/22/ios-9-os-x-10-11-to-bring-quality-focus-smaller-apps-rootless-security-legacy-iphoneipad-support/">security and optimization</a> features, <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/21/future-of-ipad-dual-app-viewing-mode-then-j99-ipad-pro-multi-user-support/">iPad split-screen apps</a>, a <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/26/ios-9-supports-iphone-6s-force-touch-may-enhance-imessage-keyboard-apple-pay/">new keyboard, and iMessage improvements</a>.</p><br />Filed under: <a href='http://9to5mac.com/category/aapl-company/'>AAPL Company</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/category/ios/'>iOS</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/category/ios-devices/'>iOS Devices</a> Tagged: <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/apple/'>Apple</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/apps/'>Apps</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/calendar/'>calendar</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/contacts/'>contacts</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/craig-federighi/'>craig federighi</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/cue/'>Cue</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/facebook/'>Facebook</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/google/'>Google</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/ios-10/'>iOS 10</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/ios-8/'>iOS 8</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/ios-9/'>iOS 9</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/kim-vorrath/'>Kim Vorrath</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/maps/'>maps</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/passbook/'>Passbook</a>, <a href='http://9to5mac.com/tag/siri/'>Siri</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/godelicious/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/delicious/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gofacebook/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/facebook/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gotwitter/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/twitter/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gostumble/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/stumble/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/godigg/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/digg/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/goreddit/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/reddit/9to5mac.wordpress.com/381561/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=9to5mac.com&blog=22754319&post=381561&subd=9to5mac&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1" /><p>Continue reading more about <a href="http://9to5mac.com/category/aapl-company/">AAPL Company</a>, <a href="http://9to5mac.com/category/ios-devices/">iOS Devices</a>, and <a href="http://9to5mac.com/tag/apple/">Apple</a> at <a href="http://9to5mac.com">9to5Mac</a>.</p><p>What do you think? 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Pixelmator for the iPhone launching tomorrow, we go hands on

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<p>Pixelmator is releasing an update to its iOS app tomorrow, making the app available on the <a href="http://go.benjaminma...4695435">iPhonefor the first time</a> ($4.99). The universal app means you can buy once and download Pixelmator on both iPad and iPhone. Existing iOS users of the app naturally get the iPhone version for free as an update. The new version also brings the Distort tools, like warp brushes, to the iOS app for the first time.</p>
<p>Pixelmator for iPhone works very similarly to the iPad version but scaled down for the smaller canvas. <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2...le-device/">Youcan read our full review of the iPad app</a> from last year. Rather than popover panels, selecting an action opens full-width menus encapsulating options. This is a necessary concession for the size of the display.</p>
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<p>Even on an iPhone 6, there just isn’t the room to have the same freedom as with an iPad or Mac. Although the Pixelmator team has done a good job of porting the app, I still find it painful to get anything done due to the lack of screen real estate. There are too many taps and too many contextual menus required to get anything done. Although every feature of the iPad app is present here, it’s generally a lot more frustrating to use.</p>
<p>Cropping is fast, but you don’t need Pixelmator to make nice crops and filters. The built-in Photos app already offers good, basic, editing tools for such purposes.</p>
<p><a href="https://9to5mac.file...ments.png"><imgtitle="Pixelmator for the iPhone launching tomorrow, we go hands on" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-381654" src="https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/01-color-adjustments.png?w=704&h=346" alt="01. Color Adjustments" width="704" height="346" /></a></p>
<p>In landscape, the experience is a bit better due to the improved aspect ratio. You can drag out a view of the current layers in the image by swiping from the left edge. In landscape, Pixelmator for iPhone feels very similar to Keynote, but obviously its a layer stack and image preview rather than a slide deck. In landscape, tools windows use the elongated width to reflow controls into a long toolbar which helps with usability.</p>
<p>However, you still suffer the same modality problems brought about by the lack of screen space. It takes too many taps to do anything and it’s prone to misclicks on toolbar buttons. During my testing, I had to use the Undo feature on several occasions to remedy these inadvertent scribbles.</p>
<p>If you are downloading Pixelmator for iPhone as a standalone image-editor, then you should reconsider. Although it is possible to do some more serious editing (such as using the Retouch tool to eliminate small objects from a scene), you’ll get annoyed with the experience.</p>
<p>The best way to use Pixelmator for iPhone is as an accessory to the iPad and Mac apps, using iCloud to sync documents and apply final/quick adjustments to projects on-the-go with the phone. It is akin to the utility of Apple’s iWork apps on the iPhone. They serve as nice conveniences to continue working on documents created on the Mac or iPad.</p>
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<p>The distort tools work as you would expect — and to be clear — appear on both the iPhone and iPad versions. The Mac app has had these features for some time. Pick a warp, bump or twirl and then just trace over the image with your finger to apply the effects. Pixelmator uses a Metal rendering stack for optimum performance.</p>
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