Linear OTT streaming service Sling TV unveiled 12 new Viacom channels on Monday, bringing its total available channels (for those willing to pay for every programming bundle) to more than 365. But perhaps more importantly, the Dish Network-owned service took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2016 to announce that the app is available on the fourth-generation Apple TV-- along with Siri voice integration and an updated user interface debuting on the streaming device.
As expected, Apple announced at WWDC today that it is opening access to Siri to third-party application developers, enabling them to integrate their wares with the ubiquitous personal assistant. And the move will almost surely be a big step forward for iOS.
Apple wants to empower developers to deliver a "world-changing" experience through its platforms, a mission the company promoted in its keynote address at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Android Pay is the most popular proximity mobile payments system in the U.S., according to fresh data from Walker Sands Communications. But the high-tech space remains a very small sliver of the overall payments market.
Shipments of the iPhone will fall as much as 8.6 percent this year from 2015, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review and picked up by 9to5Mac.
Some models of the next iPhone will include modems from Intel, according to Bloomberg, marking a long-overdue win in mobile for the chip maker.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) often focuses on hardware as the company uses its spotlight to showcase its latest new gadgets. But this year's event, which kicks off Monday, will almost surely center on software and services.
The Wirecard Group and MyOrder (a Rabobank company) sought to hammer another nail in the coffin of operator-led mobile payment services with the launch of the wireless equivalent of a shared kitty in the Netherlands.
Apple and Google are each revising their revenue-sharing models for mobile apps. And the shift is all about recurring revenues.
Huawei aims to be the top-selling smartphone vendor in the world in the next few years, passing No. 1 Samsung and second-place Apple. But the Chinese company will likely have to make big strides in the U.S. to do so.