Techmeme
June 8, 2015, 10:20 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.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple announces Flipboard-like app News, new rich media format for news items; publishers keep revenues from ads they sell, 70% from iAd ads; kills Newsstand  —  For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years  —  There wasn't a lot of buildup beforehand …
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 …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Apple to require 6-digit passcodes on newer iPhones, iPads under iOS 9  —  Stronger passcode ups the ante: there will be one million possible permutations.  —  As part of its iOS 9 announcement on Monday, Apple revealed that all newer iDevices equipped with TouchID and running the newer version …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Apple shows off new ‘Move to iOS’ app to make it easier to switch from Android  —  As part of iOS 9, Apple today has announced a new app called Move to iOS that makes the transition from Android to iPhone more seamless for the user.  While the app went unannounced during the WWDC keynote …
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 …
The Verge:
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple consolidates developer program, bundles access to iOS, OS X, and watchOS tools for $99/year  —  Apple's New Developer Program Offers iOS, OS X And watchOS Tools For $99  —  Apple has consolidated its developer program, bundling together access to developer tools and pre-release software builds …
Apple:
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software  —  watchOS 2 Introduces Native Third-Party Apps, New Watch Faces & Enhanced Communications Features  —  Apple® today previewed watchOS™ 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch™, giving developers the tools to build faster …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
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 …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Numbers from WWDC: Siri 40% faster, 100B apps downloaded, $30B paid to developers, 2,500 Apple Pay banks  —  Numbers from WWDC: Siri gets 40% faster, more accurate, 2500 Apple Pay banks, iOS/OS X growth, more  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's WWDC keynote presentation today …
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 …
Molly McHugh / Wired:
Apple Finally Adds Reproductive Health to HealthKit  —  Today, onstage at WWDC, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a handful of updates for HealthKit: The platform will now track how much water you drink, how often you're sitting, and your UV exposure.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
Move Beyond Email  —  It's the ultimate productivity killer for teams.  Find out how to move your business away from reliance on email to cloud-based collaboration.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:20 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