Techmeme
June 8, 2015, 7:00 PM

Top News

Apple:
iOS 9: Proactive Assistant, Pay in UK, News app, multitasking on iPad, more; public beta in July, final release this fall  —  Apple Previews iOS 9  —  Apple® today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® software that will be available this fall.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces Proactive Assistant, Its Google Now Competitor  —  Apple today announced ‘Proactive,’ its rumored Google Now competitor and update to Siri, which will launch with iOS 9.  The proactive assistant is a mix of Google Now and similar tools that aim to make the user's life easier …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
iOS 9 for iPad: split screen, picture-in-picture video, ability to use keyboard as trackpad  —  Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9  —  Apple is looking to make iPads more functional devices for business productivity with a new split-screen app mode which allows iPad users to run two different apps side-by-side.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple:
Apple Music launching June 30 on iOS, Mac, and PC with 3 months free, then $9.99 per month, coming to Apple TV and Android phones this fall  —  Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music.  All in One Place.  —  Apple® today unveiled Apple Music™, a single …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Apple announces Apple Music: music streaming, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 24/7 radio, Connect to allow artists to interact with fans  —  Apple announces its streaming music service, Apple Music  —  Apple has finally jumped into the music streaming race, unveiling Apple Music at WWDC this afternoon.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
How Apple's new music service compares to what's out there right now  —  Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes the stage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam  The newly announced Apple Music …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Apple announces version 2 of its Swift programming language, plans to open-source it  —  Apple will open-source its Swift programming language  —  Apple is taking a big step to make its Swift programming language more and more pervasive.  The language's compiler and libraries for iOS …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
watchOS 2 coming this fall; SDK allows developers to create native apps and complications, access microphone, speaker, and crown  —  Apple Unveils The Apple Watch Native App SDK  —  The Apple Watch just became a much more interesting development platform with the announcement of watchOS 2 …
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple is building its own content delivery network, considers designing own servers and networking equipment for its data centers  —  Apple Said to Build High-Speed Network for Fast Content Delivery  —  Apple Inc. is assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers …
Apple:
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan with Refined Experience & Improved Performance  —  Apple® today announced OS X® El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac® experience and improves system performance.  Building on last year's landmark release of OS X Yosemite …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Apple announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan coming for free this fall with revamped Spotlight search, better window management, improved performance, Metal API  —  Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan  —  At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple just announced …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Google's Neal Mohan Expected to Move to Dropbox to Head Product  —  Google vet Neal Mohan is expected to leave the search giant to join Dropbox as its head of product.  —  Re/code had pinged Dropbox and Mohan about rumors of such a move weeks ago.  Sources close to the situation said it was now happening …
Yasmin Khan / Skype Blogs:
Skype Translator Preview coming to Skype for Windows desktop app by end of summer  —  Skype Translator Preview Is Coming to the Skype for Windows Desktop App  —  To bring Skype Translator into more people's lives, today we are happy to announce that the Skype Translator preview technology …

Sponsor Posts

Specops Software:
NIST has spoken: death to compromised passwords  —  Block a billion leaked passwords today.  Start a free trial.
eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Smartsheet:
How does the critical path method help teams?  —  Here's what you need to know about the critical path work management technique — and why you should use it in your next project.
Zoho:
Update on Zoho Services Disruption  —  Let me first acknowledge the obvious.  The last several hours have been a nightmare for some of you since you have not been able to access the Zoho services you trust and rely on, to run your business.
Freshworks:
Your sales force needs a better CRM  —  With Freshsales CRM, your team can now use AI-based lead scoring, built-in phone, email, activity capture and more.  Sign up for free!
Google Chrome:
Chrome's turning 10, here's what's new  —  Every time you open your browser, you have a mission to accomplish.  We built Chrome to help you do that as quickly and safely as possible.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Tue. 09/25 - The Instagram Founders Ghost Facebook Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 7:00 PM ET, June 8, 2015.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks