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iOS 9 picture in picture mode hacked to run apps

Developer Adam Bell has continued his hacking progress with iOS 9′s picture in picture feature for iPad. After running fully native apps on Apple Watch last week, Bell found a way to use the public picture in picture API to run any app on top of other apps and the home screen in iOS 9. In his video, Bell demonstrates running the game Doom on top of…

Indie labels unhappy with Apple Music free trial

Apple Music will land on our iOS devices, Macs and Windows PCs later this month, but the service could be missing some big artists due to issues with indie record labels. Label execs have spoken out against Apple Music’s three-month free trial — during which time labels will not receive revenue from streamed tracks. Andy Heath, chairman of UK Music,…

You can now reserve and pick up your Apple Watch in store

Apple Watch is now available in Apple Stores via the company’s online Reserve & Pickup system. Select models of the device can be reserved via the Apple Online Store in a retail store location of your choosing, provided the item is in stock. Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams previously stated that the Apple Watch supply was catching up with…

Apple to utilize editors for Apple News article selection

In a recent job listing, Apple is searching for “passionate, knowledgeable editors to help identify and deliver the best in breaking national, global, and local news.” The position was listed just 4 days after the announcement of Apple News, at the WWDC 2015 keynote. Editors will be expected to add a human element to the Apple News selection. They…

WWDC 2015 keynote now available to watch on YouTube

The keynote from last week’s WWDC is now available to watch on YouTube. The presentation in which Apple took wraps off iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 and Apple Music was previously made available for streaming via the company’s website and available for download via iTunes and the iOS Podcasts app, but was not so easy to watch on non-Apple…

The TiP Weekly: A special WWDC audio cast

Happy WWDC everyone! At least, that was the sentiment on Monday. Now that WWDC is behind us, we have a treasure trove of news and information about Apple’s upcoming operating system updates. Developers also have plenty to keep themselves busy as they prepare their apps for the new updates. And we have some hints at what might be coming in terms of…

Apple Watch hacked to run fully native apps

  After a night of work, developers Steve Troughton-Smith, Adam Bell, and Saurik were able to hack Apple Watch, to run any UIKit framework from iOS. In a tweet, Troughton-Smith shared a SceneKit demonstration, with some rotating three-dimensional words. So… spent a night hacking with @b3ll (& @saurik!) – we got UIKit (& SceneKit) apps running…